The Arts & Sciences Council, a major part of the shared governance structure of the College of Arts & Sciences, is the primary representative body for the faculty of the College. The ASC meets regularly as a group, usually with the Dean, to consider matters of College policy and to provide counsel and advice to the Dean and other administrators. The ASC also has six standing committees that provide input on a wide range of topics. These committees report to the full ASC through an elected executive committee.