Committee on Curriculum (COC)


Academic Year 2016-2017

Time and Location: 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, Bray 324, unless otherwise noted

Please note that, in order for a proposal to be considered by the Committee on Curriculum during the 2016-2017 academic year meeting schedule, the deadline for submission of proposals is as follows:

Curriculum Proposals deadline: TBA

Course Proposals deadline: TBA

Dates Agenda Minutes
Thursday, November 3, 2016    
Thursday, December 1, 2016, Location: Bray 217    
Thursday, January 12, 2017    
Tuesday, February 14, 2017    
Thursday, March 9, 2017    
Tuesday, April 11, 2017    
Thursday, May 4, 2017    


This committee, composed of faculty members only, in order to exercise its responsibility for the conduct of the College’s instructional program, shall be concerned with:

  1. the policies regarding instructional development, support and administration including the library and instructional technology;
  2. the structure, content, and interrelationship of courses, curricula and degree requirements;
  3. the compliance with the General Education policies as set for by the Board of Trustees;
  4. the review and approval of petitions for course replacements by students.


The committee is composed of eight (8) voting faculty members representing the academic departments (Chemistry, Environmental and Forest Biology, Environmental Resource Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forest and Natural Resources Management, Landscape Architecture, and Paper and Bioprocess Engineering) and the Library. The Faculty Chair (College President) and the Executive Chair of Faculty Governance or their designees are also voting members. Non-voting members are the Associate Provost for Instruction and Dean of the Graduate School, Registrar, an undergraduate student representative and a graduate student representative. The committee chair may invite visitors and recognize them in discussion.  Committee meetings are open to all members of the Faculty.

Committee decisions shall be made by no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the voting membership.

Please direct any correspondence to

Members 2016-2017

Name Representing Email/Ext
Shijie Liu (Chair) Paper & Bioprocess Engineering x6885
Dayton Reuter Landscape Architecture x6545
Jonathan Cohen Environmental Forest Biology x6737
Thomas Amidon Faculty Chair x6524
Mark Teece Chemistry x6855
Quentin Wheeler Faculty President x6681
Wendong Tao Environmental Resources Engineering x4928
Jane M. Verostek Library x6716
John Wagner Forest & Natural Resources Management x6971
Kurt Stavenhagen Environmental Studies x6636

Nonvoting Members and Observers

Name Representing Email/Ext
Scott Shannon* Associate Provost for Instruction x6598
Blake Neumann GSA Representative
Jordan C'Dealva-Lenik USA Representative

Leslie Rutkowski Registrar x6663
Susan Sanford Director of Admissions x6604
Chuck Spuches Assistant to the President for Outreach x6817

*represents and votes for President in his absence


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