University Academic Affairs Committee


  • At- Large
    • 2022 Paul Fallon (Associate, ENLI, CAS)
    • 2023 Michael Benson (Assistant Professor, THEA, CAS)
  • College Representatives
    • 2022 Shumona Dasgupta (Associate, ENLI, CAS) (Spring 2022 replacement:  Jennifer Magee)
    • 2023 Kim Gower (Assistant, COB), Chair
    • 2024 John Broome (Associate, COE)

(The Secretary role will be revolving amongst committee members in Spring 2022.)


  • Provost (or their designees): (Associate Provost Debra Schleef)
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management (temporarily filled by Melissa Yakabouski)
  • Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Registrar (Rita Dunston)
  • Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Success (Wes Hilliard)
  • Student non-voting representatives (2) appointed by the President


  • Sept. 9, 4 pm-5 pm
  • Oct. 7, 4:15-5:05
  • Nov 18, 4:15 to 5:15
  • Feb 23
  • March 23
  • April TBA (if necessary)


2.6.1 The committee consists of five faculty members: one representative from each college and two appointed from the faculty at-large. The committee also includes the following nonvoting ex officio members or their designees: the Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Registrar, and the Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Success. In addition, two students appointed by the President serve as nonvoting members.

.1 Evaluate academic policies, procedures, and standards on an ongoing basis, formulating recommendations as necessary to maintain policy consistency among colleges, fair and equitable treatment of all students, and the overall academic integrity of the University;

.2 Study and recommend actions concerning all matters of academic policy including, but not limited to, the policies governing academic standards, grading, course registration, transfer credit, course evaluations, the length and scheduling of classes, the academic calendar, and international academic affairs;

.3 Recommend changes in the academic policies to the University Faculty Council;

.4 Evaluate and recommend actions concerning all university academic services including, but not limited to, academic advising and retention programs, readmissions, internships, disabilities resources, and international student services;

.5 Review admissions practices of the University; and

.6 Perform other duties consistent with its charge as assigned by the University Faculty Council.