Committees

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNTD) values shared governance and seeks to involve faculty, staff, administrators, and students as part of this process, when appropriate and applicable. This list is intended to help assure effective rotation of representation for various groups, avoid vacancies and redundancies, and provide information to committee members and others about committee responsibilities and representation. For more information on University committees, please see Policy 4.001 Policy on Committees found on the UNTD Policy Manual webpage. Also on that webpage are templates and forms applicable to committees such as an agenda template, minutes template, request for new committee form, and the annual committee report template. All minutes should be emailed to minutes@untdallas.edu.

Committees

Prior Learning Assessment Committee

Purpose: 

This committee, in consultation with appropriate faculty, review requests from Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) students for assessment of prior learning for course credits. Such prior learning may include military training based on recommendations from American Council on Education (ACE) transcripts or professional certifications from technical, vocational, private sector, or other organizations. Students not having such transcripts or credentials, but who have extensive work experience, may also petition the committee for credit by portfolio. Students who choose this option work with faculty members and university staff to prepare a portfolio that aims to establish that their work experience corresponds to learning objectives of specific classes such that they should receive credit for the course. The committee reviews student portfolios and renders recommendations for course credit to the Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This is an ad-hoc committee meeting as needed.