Curriculum Committee

Appointed by: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports to: Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 21

Administrative 9

Faculty 10

Ex officio 2

Correct as of: August 2020

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.

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
Marcus Gillespie, Associate Dean, Sciences
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

Terms expire August 31, 2021:

Doug Berg, Business Administration
Brian Blackburne, Humanities & Social Sciences
Travis Franklin,
Criminal Justice
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

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:
Heather Adams
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394