University Curriculum Council

Charge and Membership

The University Curriculum Council is the final organization in a system of committees composed of departmental curriculum committees, college curriculum committees, and the University Curriculum Council itself. The function of the University Curriculum Council is to make recommendations concerning:

  • addition and deletion of academic programs;
  • after formal review, the quality and priority of existing academic programs;
  • addition, deletion, and changes in courses; and
  • academic requirements.

The Curriculum Council is the final recommending voice in curricular matters. Its recommendations go through the Provost to the President for final approval.

The University Curriculum Council is organized into four standing committees: Program, Review, Individual Course, and General Education. The Program Committee is concerned with addition, deletion, and first follow-up of new programs. The Review Committee is concerned with cyclic review and evaluation of existing programs. The Individual Course Committee is concerned with coordination at the university level of addition, deletion, and changes in all course offerings. The General Education Committee is concerned with addition, deletion, and changes in all general education course offerings and with review and revision of general education structure and policies. If they cannot be assigned to a standing committee, issues concerning educational and program requirements will be reviewed by a special committee appointed by the chairperson. When dealing with graduate programs, the Curriculum Council and its committees work with the Graduate Council.

Committee Roster


Sherleena Buchman
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Shea Burden
Assistant Professor, Accounting

Jim Casebolt

Michele Clouse

Debra Cox

Susan D. Dowell, DNP, MSN, MBA, RNC
Associate Director of Nursing;
Associate Professor of Nursing

Todd Eisworth
Associate Professor, Math

Kristine Ensign
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Ed.D.
Director, Professor

Ellen Gordon
Assistant Professor, Analytics & Information Systems Department

Allyson Hallman-Thrasher
Teacher Education

Sara Hartman

Mike Hess
Educational Studies

Molly Johnson

Dr. Pramod Kanwar
Professor of Mathematics

Jennie Klein
Professor, Art History

Zaki Kuruppalil

Macario LLamas
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Services

Brenda Miller
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Talinn Phillips
Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Writing & Research Center

Beth Quitslund

Jennifer Smith
Fine Arts

Jatin Srivastava

Barbel Such
Modern Languages

Lijing Yang
Counseling and Higher Education

Yuquiu You


Kelly Broughton
Assistant Dean, University Libraries

Catherine Cutcher
Associate Director, Center for International Studies

Karla Hackenmiller

Katherine Hartman
Vice Provost of Faculty Development

Joshua Hill
Interim Director of Global Studies Undergraduate Programs

Jessica Holliday

Mary Kate Hurley

Jason Jolley

David Juedes
Associate Dean for Academics, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Avionics

Sally Marinellie
Health Sciences and Professions

Greg Newton

Dr. Hannah Nissen
Dean of Campus and Community Relations

Connie Patterson
Associate Dean, Education

Nukhet Sandal
War and Peace Studies, Political Science

Jim Strode
Associate Professor Sports Administration

Loralyn Taylor
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics

Chris Vinyard
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Allison White
Associate Professor

Graduate Students

Courtney Silver-Peavey

Amrit Thapa

Undergraduate Students

Luke Beccasio

Virginia Dickens

Emily McCarty

Alexis Thomas

William Zanotelli

All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.

All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.