This council affirms and values the nature of diversity and promotes the establishment and further support of university educational policies, practices, and programs related to the understanding and appreciation of diversity from a biblical viewpoint. It represents the academic arena and extended community of the university in matters pertaining to diversity and community demographic balance.
Chair: Alan Oda
Doctoral Studies Council
Oversees the quality and effectiveness of doctoral programs through ongoing review and development of academic policies and programs associated with doctoral studies at APU.
Chair: David Harmeyer
Faculty Evaluation Council
This council oversees the Faculty Evaluation System (FES), evaluating the quality and effectiveness of all components of the FES and recommending changes to the FES, including the review of appropriate issues in need of clarification or resolution.
Chair: Kevin Huang
Faculty Research Council
Promotes and supports a culture of scholarship at the university through the following activities: awarding internal research funds for faculty research, advocating for greater institutional support for faculty and graduate and undergraduate student research, promoting safe and ethical conduct and dissemination of research, and affirming and encouraging scholarly activities of the highest quality.
Chair: Stacy Kula
Faith Integration Council
This council governs faith integration and assists the Office of Faith Integration through the following activities: advancing and implementing faith integration policies, advising the Office of Faith Integration in relation to faculty development in the area of academic faith integration, and serving as knowledgeable and available resource mentors for departments/schools and the faculty colleagues they serve and represent.
Chair: William Whitney
General Education Council
This council evaluates and approves General Education credit and monitors the direction and effectiveness of the General Education program.
Chair: Matthew Heller
Master’s Studies Council
Oversees the quality and effectiveness of graduate-level programs through ongoing review and development of academic policies and programs associated with master’s education, graduate continuing education, and master’s-level accelerated degree programs at APU.
Chair: Kenton Walkemeyer
Professional Studies Council
This council oversees the quality and effectiveness of professional programs through ongoing review and development of academic policies and programs associated with professional education at APU. Professional education in this context is defined as nontraditional undergraduate degree programs that are administered through the Graduate and Professional Center.
Chair: Elsa Murdoch
Undergraduate Studies Council
Oversees the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate programs through ongoing review and development of academic policies and programs associated with undergraduate education and undergraduate-level accelerated degree programs at APU.
Chair: Mark Cawman
Workload and Compensation Council
This council provides a mechanism for dialogue and policy development on issues related to faculty workload and compensation.
Chair: William Ingersoll