Curriculum Committee

Appointed by: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports to: Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 20

Administrative 7

Faculty 10

Ex officio 3

Correct as of: November 2016

Purpose. Reviews for academic integrity the curriculum reports to resolve conflicts to the extent possible; forwards to the Council of Academic Dean for certification of adequacy of funding the costs of program/administrative change to the institution and projected sources of funding; presents recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council regarding action on proposed curriculum changes, i.e., administrative, core curriculum, courses, degree programs; and makes necessary changes in forms to be used in making curriculum reports.

Appointments. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs makes all appointments from nominations submitted by the academic deans and Director of the Newton Gresham Library. The committee consists of one Associate Dean from each academic college, who serves on the college-level curriculum committee; one faculty member, from each academic college, who serves on the respective departmental curriculum committee (if relevant) and college curriculum committee; one faculty member from the Newton Gresham Library; and ex-officio members to include one staff member for Academic Affairs, one staff member from the Registrar's Office who builds the courses in the operating system, and a Sam Center representative.  The Associate Deans, library representative, and ex-officio members serve indefinite terms; the remaining faculty members serve two-year terms with half of the appointments expiring each year.  One faculty member is nominated each year by the University Faculty Senate to serve as chair-elect for the committee, serving the following year as Chair.  The Chair serves a one-year term.  The Chair must have previously on a college or university-level curriculum committee. 

Committee Members

Terms expire August 31, 2018:

Debbi Hatton, Chair
Melinda Miller, Chair-elect

Indefinite Terms:

Michael Hanson, Representative, Newton Gresham Library
Kurt Jesswein, Associate Dean, Business Administration
Marcus Gillespie, Associate Dean, Sciences
Brian Miller, Associate Dean, Fine Arts and Mass Communication
Holly Miller, Associate Dean, Criminal Justice
Jerry Bruce, Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences
Debra Price, Associate Dean, Education
Emily Roper, Associate Dean, Health Sciences

Terms expire August 31, 2017:

Roger Abshire, Business Administration
Douglas Constance,
Humanities & Social Sciences
Mitchel Roth,
Criminal Justice
Cynthia Martinez-Garcia,
Todd Primm,

Terms expire August 31, 2018:

Marcus Funk, Fine Arts and Mass Communication
Marianne Moore, 
Health Sciences


Ex officio members:

Dawn Caplinger, Office of Academic Affairs
Wesley Boyd, SAM Center
Susy Zavala, Banner, Registrar's Office

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
JoLynne Wharton
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2478

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