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C-4 Educational Policy Committee

Chair: William Beckner
Vice Chair: Shelley Payne
Chair Elect: Janet Staiger

Minutes (PDF): To be posted following first meeting.

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

2009-10 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,1 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 Center for Teaching and Learning2, and the registrar3 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 7788-7789 was approved by the Faculty Council on Juauary 26, 2010, and final approval received from the president on March 10, 2010.
2 Name changed from Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment on August 16, 2010.
3 D 7342 was approved by the president on January 11, 2010.

Members, 2010-11:
Beckner, William 2009-2011 professor, mathematics
Coleman, Renita B. 2009-2011 associate professor, journalism
Cummings, Molly E. 2010-2012 associate professor, integrative biology
Delgado, Cesar 2010-2012 assistant professor, curriculum and instruction
Friedman, Alan W. 2009-2011 professor, English
Grady, Mack 2009-2011 professor, electrical and computer engineering
Payne, Shelley M. 2010-2012 professor, molecular genetics and microbiology
Staiger, Janet1 2010-2012 professor radio-television-film
Valvano, Jonathan W. 2010-2012 professor, electrical and computer engineering

1 Replaced Randall M. Parker, professor, special education, resigned from the committee in early September 2010.

Faculty Council Appointees:
  Heinzelman, Susan S. 2010-2011 professor, English
  Rose, Mary 2010-2011 associate professor, sociology

Four Students:

Adler, Chelsea Brooke 2010-2011 Senate of College Councils representative
  Liu, David G. 2010-2011 Senate of College Councils representative

Long, Samuel Reid 2010-2011 Graduate Student Assembly representative

Siddiqui, Shabab Ehsan 2010-2011 Senate of College Councils representative

Administrative Advisors:
  Abraham, Lawrence D. ex officio associate dean, undergraduate studies
  Keller, Harrison ex officio vice provost and executive director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  Ritter, Gretchen ex officio vice provost
  Stanfield, Shelby ex officio associate vice president and registrar

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

president, Academic Counselors’ Association, academic advising coordinator



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