The Educational Policy Committee's responsibilities are outlined in the 2021-2026 AAUP Master Agreement as follows:

Article 3.4.2

The EPC shall advise and make written recommendations to the PVPAA on short- and long-term academic program planning for the University, including financial and staffing considerations attendant to the implementation of new academic programs, including on-line programs, transformation of existing programs or the suspension/cancellation of existing academic programs. During each academic year, the EPC shall 1) review curriculum proposals with financial implications; 2) review dean’s reports from each College, which should include data on program enrollment, staffing, and benchmarks for all new programs reviewed and recommended by EPC in the past 3 years; 3) recommend staffing requirements as specified in section; and 4) review Academic Program Review (APR) reports according to a timeline set by Academic Affairs. The EPC shall have access to all required information reasonably needed to accomplish its tasks, including all financial and staffing data as provided in section 1.4. The EPC may also invite the appropriate personnel for consultation and additional information.

Article 3.4.3

The PVPAA will provide written feedback on the implementation or non-implementation of all EPC recommendations. The PVPAA shall report the rationale for recommendations regarding the curriculum to the chair of the Academic Senate.