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College of Communication and the Arts - About CoCA
A Message from the Council Chair
On behalf of the College Council I welcome you to the 2015-16 academic year! The College Council serves as the legislative branch of the College and oversees its academic policies, curricula, academic programs, academic standards, and its degree requirements. The Council is composed of two representatives from each department.
Should any faculty member wish the Council to discuss an item, please feel free to contact me or any Council representative. We meet this year one Thursday of each month in CPA 1004, see dates below. Meetings are open to all CoCA faculty members.
Last year the interim upper administration adopted the position that there would be a return to an academy in which shared governance and collegiality would be realized through a demonstrable respect for faculty input, not one in which faculty opinion sometimes seemed tolerated at best. We worked with the administration in reestablishing an institution in which many of us felt was finally moving in the right direction. This year we welcome a new President, Dr. Sharon Gaber, who will introduce an administrative practice which she finds best suited for the advancement of The University of Toledo. We would expect that the President, as an academician, will be guided in large part by academic concerns. Above all, however, CoCA needs a President who will promote the College demonstrably in building a bridge to the citizens of Toledo and the greater Northwest Ohio area.
Lastly, we hope CoCA faculty members can find time from their busy schedules to attend as many presentations and performances as practically possible from among the array of activities presented by the College. CoCA faculty and students are as creative as any to be found in most any university today.
We hope you have an excellent and productive year.
Raymond Marchionni, chair
CoCA College Council 2015-16
Council meetings for 2015/16 will be held one Thursday of each month from 11:45 - 1:15 in CPA 1004. Spring 2016 meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month: Feb 11, March17 (March 10 is spring break), April14. Meetings may also be held on the 4th Thursdays as needed: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 31 and April 28.
CoCA College Constitution, Adopted April, 2014
CoCA Elaborations, Adopted May, 2014
CoCA Graduate Student Grievance Procedure, Adopted September 2014
CoCA Student Learning Outcomes, Adopted March 26, 2015