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Academic Affairs

Academic Council

Linfield’s Academic Council is a strategic administrative body under the direction of the Provost (or designee) that considers educational issues that concern the institution holistically, may cut across a variety of units, and address current and prospective students’ needs. The Academic Council promotes transparency through shared stakeholder input, improved intra-campus communication, and effective information dissemination.

  • The Council identifies internal barriers to successful delivery of the educational mission of Linfield, and works to reduce them or find effective alternatives.
  • The Council reviews innovative educational proposals that have substantial curricular, financial, and/or organizational impact beyond the unit making the proposal, and provides feedback as to mission relevance, feasibility, and budget implications. 
  • The Council provides oversight of student learning outcomes assessment for continual program improvement and as required for external review and accreditation.
  • The work of the Council is informed by diverse perspectives, external and internal data, information, and research. The Council is a recommending body and refers items and issues as appropriate to other bodies at the college. The Council does not develop curriculum or have curricular oversight.

Proposal Submission

The Council reviews innovative educational proposals that have substantial curricular, financial, and/or organizational impact beyond the unit making the proposal, and provides feedback as to mission relevance, feasibility, and budget implications. 

All Linfield employees are invited to submit a proposal for consideration.

Proposal Process

Letter of Interest Form

For questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Academic Council Chair Susan Agre-Kippenhan.