College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Committees

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs works with the following committees:

Academic Planning and Advisory Committee (APAC)

Established by the dean of the college in September 2009 to assist in reviewing all departments, centers, and institutes.

APAC Members

  • Douglas Biow (French and Italian)
  • Sandra Black (Economics)
  • Ann Cvetkovich (English)
  • Nestor Rodriguez (Sociology)
  • Daron Shaw (Government)
  • Samuel Wilson (Anthropology)
  • Jacqui Woolley (Psychology)

To provide suggestions, comments or to send queries to the committee, please send an email to

Policy and Curriculum Committee (PCC)

Reviews policy and curricular changes, assesses college academic objectives, and makes recommendations on academic policies.

PCC Members

  • Daniel Bonevac (Philosophy)
  • Jason Borge (Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Barbara Bullock (French and Italian)
  • Randy Lewis (American Studies)
  • Elizabeth Keating (Anthropology)
  • Raul Madrid (Government)

College of Liberal Arts International Study Advisory Committee (CLAISAC)

Makes recommendations on the College’s study abroad programs.


  • Kamran Ali (South Asia Institute)
  • Michael Anderson (International Relations and Global Studies)
  • Douglas Biow (European Studies)
  • Charlie Hale (Latin American Studies)
  • Mary Neuburger (Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • Cherise Smith (African and African American Studies)
  • Karin Wilkins (Middle Eastern Studies)

Language Policy Advisory Committee (LPAC)

Advises the college on issues related to language policy and pedagogy.

LPAC Members

  • Deborah Beck (Classics)
  • Kristen Brustad (Middle Eastern Studies)
  • Cori Crane (Germanic Studies)
  • Thomas Garza (Texas Language Center)
  • Nancy Guilloteau (French and Italian)
  • Melissa Murphy (Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Michael Pesenson (Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • David Quinto-Pozos (Linguistics)
  • David Sena (Asian Studies)

Teaching Awards Committee

Advises the college on college-level and university-level teaching award nominations.

Teaching Awards Committee Members

  • Douglas Bruster (Distinguished Teaching Professor, English)
  • Theresa Jones (Professor, Psychology)
  • Sean Theriault (Distinguished Teaching Professor, Government)

College Promotion and Tenure Committee

Charged with making recommendations to the dean of the college on promotion and tenure cases.


  • Representatives are selected by department chairs

College Academic Affairs Committee

Consultative and informational committee that meets monthly to discuss isues and concerns related to curricular policies, enrollments, course scheduling, and other matters related to academic and curricular affairs.


  • Members are department chairs or their representatives