C-4 Educational Policy Committee

Chair: Archie L. Holmes

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FUNCTION: To study proposals on educational policy and assess their possibilities and alternatives; to present recommendations on such matters to the Faculty Council. The committee shall actively seek advice from students.

COMPOSITION: Nine members of the General Faculty and four students. The four student members shall be selected by the Senate of College Councils and the Graduate Student Assembly. The Senate of College Councils will select three undergraduate students. All undergraduate members must be from different Colleges and include at least one lower-division undergraduate and one upper-division undergraduate. The Graduate Student Assembly will select one graduate student, who is or has served as an Assistant Instructor or Teaching Assistant in an undergraduate course at UT Austin. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council, one of whom shall be elected by the voting members of the Faculty Council, for one-year terms as members of the committee. All other members from the General Faculty shall be appointed by the president and serve two-year staggered terms. The committee shall elect its own chair, who shall be a member of the General Faculty. The provost and the director of the Measurement and Evaluation Center, representing the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, shall serve as administrative advisers without votes. The chair of the Student Deans' Committee and a representative of the Academic Counselors' Association, elected by the Academic Counselors' Association Officers, shall serve as consultants without votes.1

1Changes in function and composition were approved by the Faculty Council on April 11, 2005, and transmitted to the president on April 12, 2005. The president approved the changes on June 14, 2005. See D 3765-3773 for additional information.

Members, 2004-2005:
  Anderson, Urton L. 2003-2005 professor, accounting
  Blockley, Mary E. 2004-2006 professor, English
  Dolan, Jill S. 2004-2005 professor, theatre and dance
  Drumwright, Minette E. 2004-2006 associate professor, advertising
  Laffrey, Shirley C. 2004-2006 associate professor, nursing
  Langlois, Judith H. 2004-2006 professor, psychology
  Smith, Martha K. 2004-2006 professor, mathematics
  Strong, Pauline T. 2003-2005 associate professor, anthropology
  Svinicki, Marilla D. 2004-2006 associate professor, educational psychology
Faculty Council Appointees:
  Holmes, Archie L. 2004-2005 associate professor, electrical and computer engineering
  Woodruff, Paul B. 2004-2005 professor, philosophy

Three Students:
  Nanney, Kate 2004-2005 Senate of College Councils, Plan II (lower-division undergraduate)
  McDowell, Charles Cale 2004-2005 Senate of College Councils, finance
(upper-division undergraduate)
  Tavassoli, Abtine 2004-2005 Senate of College Councils, psychology(graduate)

Administrative Advisors:
  Ekland-Olson, Sheldon ex officio executive vice president and provost
  Gaede, Charles S. ex officio interim director, Measurement and Evaluation Center

  Hastings, Elizabeth ex officio president, Academic Counselors’ Association, academic adviser, Spanish and Portuguese
  Meyer, Alvin H. ex officio chair, Student Deans' Association, associate dean, engineering