C-4 Educational Policy Committee

Chair Alan W. Friedman
Vice Chair: TBD
Chair Elect: TBD in spring 2010.

Minutes (PDF): October 14

Member E-mail Address Book (comma delimited)
Member E-mail Address Book (semi-colon delimited)

2008-09 Annual Report

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, the dean of Undergraduate Studies, and the director of the Measurement and Evaluation Center, representing the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, and the registrar1 shall serve as administrative advisors 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.
1D 7342 was approved by the president on January 11, 2010.

Members, 2009-10:
Beckner, William 2009-2011 professor, mathematics
Coleman, Renita B. 2009-2011 assistant professor, journalism
Fowler, Wallace T. 2008-2010 professor, aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics
Friedman, Alan W. 2009-2011 professor, English
Grady, Mack 2009-2011 professor, electrical and computer engineering
Koons, Robert C. 2008-2010 professor, philosophy
Perlman, Paula J. 2008-2010 professor, classics
Tanaka, Hirofumi 2008-2010 associate professor, kinesiology and health education
Woolley, Jacqueline D. 2008-2010 professor, psychology

Faculty Council Appointees:
  Anderson, Urton L. 2009-2010 professor, accounting
  Buckley, Cynthia J. 2009-2010 associate professor, sociology

Four Students:

Liu, David G. 2009-2010 Senate of College Councils representative

Long, Samuel Reid 2009-2010 Graduate Student Assembly representative


Nietsche, Carisa 2009-2010 Senate of College Councils representative


Ratliff, Lauren Alyssa 2009-2010 Senate of College Councils representative

Administrative Advisors:
  Abraham, Lawrence D. ex officio associate dean, undergraduate studies
  Bruce, Robert G. ex officio associate dean, instructional innovation and assessment
  Ritter, Gretchen ex officio vice provost
  Stanfield, Shelby ex officio associate vice president and registrar

  Micks, Patricia ex officio

president, Academic Counselors’ Association, academic advisor III

  Musick, Marc A. ex officio chair, Student Deans' Committee, associate dean, liberal arts