Curriculum Committee


Appointed by: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports to: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 21

Administrative 9

Faculty 11

Ex officio 2

Correct as of: August 2020


Purpose. The committee is charged with reviewing for academic integrity the curriculum requests to resolve conflicts to the extent possible.  This includes responsibility of carefully reviewing the curriculum submissions to determine if information provided for all request for new programs and/or courses are complete, to analyze proposed additions and changes in courses in the interest of identifying areas of possible overlap or duplication, and to work toward a resolution of potential problems before the matters come up for discussion by the Academic Affairs Council.  It is expected that committee member(s) will be knowledgeable of the details of the curriculum submissions from their respective colleges in the interest of responding to most questions, which may arise in committee meetings.

Member Appointments. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs makes all appointments from nominations submitted by the academic deans and the 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 and one staff member from the Registrar's Office. The associate deans, library representative, and ex-officio members serve indefinite terms; the remaining faculty members serve two-year terms ending August 31 with half of the appointments expiring each year. 
Chair Appointment. 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 ending August 31. 

Committee Members

Terms expire August 31, 2021:

David Thompson, Chair
Michael Demson, Chair-elect

Indefinite Terms:

Michael Hanson, Representative, Newton Gresham Library
Kurt Jesswein, Associate Dean, Business Administration
Melinda Holt, Associate Dean, Science & Engineering Technology
Brian Miller, Associate Dean, Arts and Media
Janet Mullings, Associate Dean, Criminal Justice
Carroll Nardone, Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences
Jannah Nerren, Associate Dean, Education
Ryan Zapalac, Associate Dean, Health Sciences
Stephen McKernan, Associate Dean, Osteopathic Medicine
Mary Catherine Breen, Executive Director, Academic Success Center

Terms expire August 31, 2021:

Doug Berg, Business Administration
TBD, Humanities & Social Sciences
Mary Petron, Education
Hyuk Cho,
Science & Engineering Technology

Terms expire August 31, 2022:

Deborah Popham, Arts and Media
Yue Xie, 
Health Sciences

Terms expire August 31, 2022:

Sharon Gustowski, Osteopathic Medicine

Terms expire August 31, 2023:

Russell Lundberg, Criminal Justice

Ex officio members:

Dawn Caplinger, Office of Academic Affairs
Edgard Sanchez, Registrar's Office


To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Tama Hamrick
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394
Email: thamrick@shsu.edu