College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee


The College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee facilitates the college's academic mission by providing a forum for dialogue about curriculum transformation and by maintaining curriculum integrity through reviewing and approving proposals for changes in the curriculum.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month.

African American StudiesKelly Harris
HistorySuzuko Morikawa
SociologyLouis Pancho McFarland
GeographyTekleab Gala
Art and DesignShaila Christofferson
Communications, Media Arts, and TheatreKamesha Khan
PsychologyJames Davis
Liberal StudiesJanet Halpin
ChemistryKristy Mardis
PhilosophyDas Janssen  
Physics and EngineeringAustin Harton
MathematicsAsmamaw Yimer
Computer ScienceJan-Jo Chen (undergrad)
Johng-Chren Chren (grad)
EnglishBrenda Aghahowa
Foreign LanguagesEvelyn Delgado Norris
MusicPharez Whitted
Criminal JusticeDouglas Thomson
Biological SciencesKevin Swier
Political ScienceCarol Leach
Social WorkChedgzsey Smith-McKeever



Frequently Asked Questions

When are the forms due?

The Thursday before the meeting by 5:00 p.m.

What forms are necessary?

Adding/Deleting/Changing a Course: Forms 3 and 4
Making Program Modifications: Forms 1 and 2

How do I get the forms to the chair?

Email forms 2 and 4 to the chair (
Bring forms 1 and 3 to the meeting WITH SIGNATURES!

What does TOTAL Contact Hours Mean?

This is the number of hours the class will meet (in all formats) PER WEEK.

Do I have to complete all sections of the form?

No, if you are not changing something (for example the catalog description or the pre-reqs), do not enter the information. Only include what is changing.

Do I need the syllabus or other materials?

The Committee appreciates a syllabus for a new course along with other educational materials (book title, learning objectives, etc) but they are not strictly required. The committee reserves the right to ask for additional material and table the motion for a month.

Where are my forms??!!

After approval by the committee, the chair signs the forms and takes them to the Dean's office. She tries to do this by the following Tuesday afternoon. The Dean's office then moves the forms on to the next office; generally within a week.