Educational Policies Committee (EPC)

Charge

The Educational Policies Committee shall have primary responsibility over the curriculum and academic standards of the University. Functions shall include but not be limited to: (1) review and recommendation concerning all program initiation, modification and termination; long range goals of the University, establishment of priorities for resources allocations and evaluation of current programs; (2) review and act upon all student petitions pertaining to academic standards, and (3) review and recommendation of policies regarding University academic standards including grading policy, discipline, student academic dishonesty, student diversity and educational opportunity.

The Educational Policies Committee shall establish such subcommittees as necessary to carry out its charge. Standing Subcommittees of this Standing Committee should include:

  1. a University Standards Subcommittee;
  2. a General Education Subcommittee;
  3. a Graduate Studies Subcommittee;
  4. a Program Review Subcommittee
EPC Membership 2014-2015
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Melinda Milligan Soc 2014 2015 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Tim Wanding Eng 2013 2016 elected School
Member Arts & Humanities Patricia Kim-Rajal AMCS 2014 2017 elected School
Member Business & Econ Armand Gilinsky Bus 2012 2015 elected School
Member Education Vacant Edu 2013 2016 elected School
Member Science & Technology Nathan Rank Bio 2013 2016 elected School
Member Science & Technology Jack Ou Engineering 2014 2017 elected School
Member Social Sciences Melinda Milligan Soc 2012 2015 elected School
Member Social Sciences Laura Watt ENSP 2013 2016 elected School
Member Library Felicia Palsson Lib 2013 2016 elected Library
Member SSP Alvin Nguyen SYE   appt S 2014 elected SSPs
Member Student   AS 2014 2015 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Academic Affairs Elaine Sundberg Academic Programs Office
Ex-Officio Administration Articulation Officer Office

 

University Standards Subcomittee

Charge

The University Standards subcommittee shall consider all matters pertaining to academic standards in the University. It will review and act upon student petitions of academic regulations and recommend policy regarding academic standards to the Academic Senate.

Standards Membership 2014-2015
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Michelle Jolly History 2014 2015 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities     2011 2014 elected School
Member Business & Econ Liz Thach Bus 2013 2016 elected School
Member Education Paula Lane Edu 2013 2016 elected School
Member Science & Technology Jeremy Qualls Physics & Astro 2012 2015 elected School
Member Social Sciences Michelle Jolly History 2014 2017 elected School
Member SSP Janet Swing ACE 2012 2015 elected SSPs
Ex-Officio Academic Affairs Elaine Sundberg Academic Programs Office
Ex-Officio Registrar or designee Lisa Noto A&R Office
EPC Liaison TBA appointed EPC

 

General Education Subcommittee (GE)

Charge

  1. Develop and modify the General Education curriculum of the University in accordance with Title V and applicable Executive Orders after consultation with the School G. E. committees;
  2. Coordinate the curriculum of G.E. courses through consultation with faculty engaged in teaching G.E. courses;
  3. Develop and analyze procedures for evaluation of G.E. program in consultation with School G.E. committees;
  4. Design policies in consultation with Admissions office staff concerning the evaluation of G.E. equivalencies and substitutions in the transcripts of transfer students;
  5. Update and simplify G.E. catalog copy;
  6. Report in writing all decisions pertaining to the G.E. program to the Educational Policies Committee. The Chair of the G.E. Subcommittee shall make periodic oral reports to the EPC and send minutes of subcommittee meetings to the Chair of EPC and;
  7. Submit recommendations for proposals for significant changes in the G.E. curriculum, i.e., changes in the total number of units, the distribution of units among the Schools and Departments, or involving unresolved disputes between departments, to the EPC for consideration and action. Other changes agreed upon by the G.E. subcommittee and the G.E. committees of the School (s) involved may be decided by subcommittee, subject to challenge by the EPC or the Academic Senate.

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GE Membership 2014-2015
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Susan Campbell Edu 2014 2015 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Andy Collinsworth Music 2012 2015 elected School
Member Hutchins Francisco Vazquez Hutchins 2012 2015 elected School
Member Business & Econ Michael Santos Bus 2013 2016 elected School
Member Education Susan Campbell Edu 2014 2017 elected School
Member Science & Technology TBD   2013 2016 elected School
Member Social Sciences Rheyna Laney Geography 2011 2014 elected School
Member Library Caitlin Plovnick Lib 2014 2015 elected Library
Member SSP Vanessa Bascherini ACE 2014 2017 elected SSPs
Ex-Officio Student   AS 2014 2015 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Designee of Academic Affairs

John Kornfeld & Elaine Sundberg

Academic Programs Office
Ex-Officio Writing Center Scott Miller Writing Cener Office  
Ex-Officio Admissions & Records designee Lillian Lee   appointed A&R
Ex-Officio Registrar Lisa Noto Office  
EPC Liaison     appointed EPC

 

Graduate Studies Subcommittee (GSS)

Charge

The Graduate Studies Subcommittee shall develop policy recommendations on all aspects of graduate studies at the University, make recommendations to the Educational Policies Committee on proposed new graduate degree programs, consider and prepare written comments on the periodic academic reviews of graduate programs that are required by Trustee policy, monitor the quality of graduate programs, and serve as a consultative body to the Dean of Academic Programs/Graduate Studies. The Chair of the Graduate Studies subcommittee will make periodic reports to the EPC and send minutes of the subcommittee meetings to the Chair of EPC.

GSS Membership 2014-2015
Position Dept Incumbent
Chair Counseling Adam Zagelbaum
Grad Coordinator Biology Derek Girman
Grad Coordinator CRM Alexis Boutin
Grad Coordinator Counseling Adam Zagelbaum
Grad Coordinator Education Paula Lane
Grad Coordinator English

Anne Goldman

Grad Coordinator History Kathleen Noonan
Grad Coordinator ITDS John Kornfeld
Grad Coordinator Kinesiology Bulent Sokmen
Grad Coordinator MBA Terry Lease
Grad Coordinator MS-CES Jack Ou
Grad Coordinator Nursing Mary Ellen Wilkosz
Grad Coordinator Organizational Development Debora Hammond
Grad Coordinator Psychology Laurel McCabe
Grad Coordinator Public Administration Diane Brown
Grad Coordinator Spanish Jeffrey Reeder
Library Rep Library Paula Hammett
Student Rep Associated Students  
EPC Liaison    
Ex-Officio Academic Affairs Elaine Sundberg
Support Academic Programs David Hartranft

 

University Program Review Subcommittee (UPRS)

Charge

The University Program Review Subcommittee shall review all Program Reviews. It shall examine the Departmental Self Study document, the External Reviewer’s report, the School Curriculum Committee’s report and the Dean’s report, if separate. The Program Review Subcommittee shall meet with the Department faculty and, if necessary, the School Curriculum Committee or Dean for any clarification. The Program Review Subcommittee shall identify issues and prepare a list of actionable items for the Department, School Curriculum Committee, and Dean. The Provost shall review all reports and feedback and, in consultation with the Program Review Subcommittee and the Department and Dean, prepare a Memorandum of Understanding to address identified issues and develop action plans in accordance with any applicable accreditation standards and requirements. The Program Review Subcommittee shall provide an annual report to EPC that extrapolates general themes from its examination of all Program Reviews. EPC shall forward the report to the Academic Planning Committee. (Committee convening Fall 2011.)

UPRS Membership 2014-2015
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Jeremy Qualls Physics & Astro 2014 2015 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities TBD   2012 2015 elected School
Member Business & Econ Kyuho Lee Business 2012 2015 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala Edu 2014 2017 elected School
Member Science & Technology Jeremy Qualls Physics & Astro 2012 2015 elected School
Member Social Sciences Diana Grant CCJ 2012 2015 elected School
Member Library Felicia Palsson Lib 2012 2015 elected Library
EPC Liaison       appointed EPC
GSS Liaison       appointed GSS
Ex-Officio AVP of Academic Programs Elaine Sundberg Academic Programs Office