Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee

Purpose and Functions

To serve in a policy-forming and advising capacity in matters concerning:

  • Proposed establishment or disestablishments of academic units, such as colleges, schools, and divisions
  • Academic programs, including degrees, certificates, minors, and concentrations
  • Academic policies affecting more than one college or school, including changes in existing programs.

To review and make recommendations concerning:

  • Honorary degree policies and criteria
  • Proposed curriculum changes ranging from specific to programs
  • General Studies program
  • Graduate programs
  • Research proposals affecting curriculum
  • Extended education
  • Graduation requirements

Membership Guidelines

  • Elected: each college shall have one member. Elected members must be a tenured/tenure-track faculty member, contract faculty member with a MY or RMY status, or an academic professional with continuing status, and may not hold an administrative position of director or higher
  • Ex officio nonvoting members: the university president, the provost of the university, vice provost for Graduate Education, university librarian, and the chair of the UAC, or their designees
  • The term of the elected members shall be two years. One-half of the elected members shall be replaced each year

Roster 2023-2024



  • Wendy Williams, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Polytechnic campus 2024
  • Elizabeth Buck, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe campus 2024
  • Frances Matera, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Downtown Phoenix campus 2024
  • Andrew Carter, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Downtown Phoenix campus 2024
  • James Moore,  W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe campus 2024
  • Emil Volek, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanities, Tempe campus 2024
  • Mohamed Moustaoui, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tempe campus 2024
  • Michelle McGibbney,  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tempe campus 2024     
  • Mary Jane Parmentier, College of Global Futures, Tempe campus 2024
  • Jeffery Kennedy, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, West campus 2024
  • Joshua Ault, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Downtown Phoenix campus 2024
  • Lauren Harris, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Tempe campus 2025
  • Chris Kyselka, The Polytechnic School, Polytechnic campus, 2025
  • Kathy Dixon, College of Health Solutions, Downtown Phoenix campus, 2025

 Ex officio non-voting