Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC)

Membership 2018-2019

JoAnne Malatesta, Ex Officio; Lisa Baranik; Gang Chen; Ashley Cummins; Rachel Dressler; Jaime Galusha; Jennifer Goodall; Patricia Keyes; Karen Kiorpes, Co-Chair; Alex Kumi-Yeboah, Maritza Martinez, Mary McCarthy, Helene Scheck, Christy Smith, Co-Chair, Yang Tse-Chuan

Kathie Winchester, Staff Liaison

About

UAC has responsibility for implementing the conduct of the University’s undergraduate educational program. We review all new undergraduate academic program proposals and all proposals that would affect the continuation of undergraduate programs. In addition, we review all assessments of undergraduate academic programs. UAC establishes such undergraduate academic regulations as it deems necessary; formulates policies for independent study and internship programs; insures and reviews procedures for individual student academic grievance; and establishes criteria for determining undergraduate academic standing, probation, and dismissal, undergraduate academic honors, undergraduate admissions policy, and undergraduate graduation requirements and standards. For further information: Please refer to the Charter of the University Senate, Section X.3.3

Subcommittees

For further information: Please refer to the Charter of the University Senate, Section X.3.8

  • Committee on Admissions & Academic Standing
    This Committee will establish criteria for the admission of undergraduate students and serve as the appellate body for reviewing such decisions. In addition, the Committee will develop and review academic standards and regulations including matters such as classification and status, grading, retention, program registration and course loadAppellate Subcommittee on Academic Standing
    Anna Karlsson, Staff Support
  • Committee on Curriculum & Honors
    This Committee will evaluate existing undergraduate programs and review proposed additions to the undergraduate educational composition. It will develop and review academic standards and regulations pertaining to the dean’s list and graduation with honors requirements. The Committee will also be responsible for adjudicating all appeals by students for denial of honors. For further information: Please refer to the Charter of the University Senate, Section X.3.9 |
    Members: Lisa Baranik; Kathleen Gersowitz; Patricia Keyes; Rachel Moody, Co-Chair; Jeanine Pawlik; Melissa Powers; Helene Scheck; Kristen Swaney, Co-Chair; Kathie Winchester, Staff Support
  • Committee on General Education
    This Committee is tasked with reviewing existing and proposed courses included in the General Education Program. They will also serve as an appellate body with regard to decisions made by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on waivers and/or substitutions. For further information: Please refer to the Charter of the University Senate, Section X.3.10
    Members: Richard Fogarty, Ex Officio; Galusha, Jaime, Chair;
  • Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies
    The Committee shall liaison with all University schools and colleges and other appropriate campus offices for the purposes of encouraging, promoting, and coordinating interdisciplinary studies on a campus-wide basis. In addition, the Committee will develop and recommend changes in existing practices or regulations for the purpose of facilitating undergraduate interdisciplinary studies. For further information: Please refer to the Charter of the University Senate, Section X.3.11
    Members: Debra Gelinas; Jennifer Goodall; Karen McNeill, Staff Support.UAC

Meeting Dates

Fall 2018

  • September 27
  • October 19
  • November 6
  • November 30

Other meetings TBD based on volume of program proposals

Spring 2019

  • January 16, 3:00-4:30, Standish Room
  • February 8, 10:00-11:30, Standish Room
  • March 8, 1:30-3:00, Standish Room
  • April 1, 10:00-11:30, Standish Room
  • April 25, 1:30-3:00, Standish Room

Other meetings TBD based on volume of program proposals

UAC Agendas

UAC Minutes