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COVID Update:

EFSC has returned to normal pre-COVID operations, with full capacity on-campus classes and events. Click for the COVID Reporting Requirements and the Return to Campus Approval Process which remain in place. See the Student Services Guide for on-campus services available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, plus virtual options. Read the latest updates.

How We Operate

Academic Council processes are documentd in the AC Handbook. A new January 2022 version of the Handbook is under review and expected to be posted soon.

The Role of the Academic Council

The Academic Council (AC), formerly known as the Academic Affairs Council, represents the full-time faculty and serves as liaison to the curriculum clusters and to the College administration.

It develops, interprets and makes recommendations to executive administration related to the welfare of the faculty and student body. The AC considers matters referred to it by faculty, staff, administration and students.

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All faculty are represented by the AC, which is the voice of the faculty in academic matters. Concerns can be communicated through elected representatives or may be directly addressed to the AC.

The Council meets monthly during the major semesters. Meetings are open to all members of the College community. Those wishing to be part of the meeting agenda should contact the chair or the vice-chair.

AC Committees and Cluster Discipline Committees play a key role in the Council and are covered in separate web sections.


Anthony Akers, Chair

Dr. Laura Dunn, Vice Chair

Michelle Stanifer, Secretary

Academic Council: Representatives and Committee Chairs [April 11, 2022 Version]
Academic Discipline Chairs

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