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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: February 14, 2017

Course Proposals deadline: March 13, 2017

Dates Agenda Minutes
Thursday, November 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes
Thursday, December 1, 2016, Location: Bray 217 Agenda  
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 curriculum@esf.edu.

Members 2016-2017

Name Representing Email/Ext
Shijie Liu (Chair) Paper & Bioprocess Engineering sliu@esf.edu x6885
Dayton Reuter Landscape Architecture ddreuter@esf.edu x6545
Jonathan Cohen Environmental Forest Biology jcohen14@esf.edu x6737
Thomas Amidon Faculty Chair teamidon@esf.edu x6524
Mark Teece Chemistry mteece@esf.edu x6855
Quentin Wheeler Faculty President qwheeler@esf.edu x6681
Wendong Tao Environmental Resources Engineering wtao@esf.edu x4928
Jane M. Verostek Library jmveros@esf.edu x6716
John Wagner Forest & Natural Resources Management jewagner@esf.edu x6971
Kurt Stavenhagen Environmental Studies

wkstaven@esf.edu x6636

Nonvoting Members and Observers

Name Representing Email/Ext
Scott Shannon* Associate Provost for Instruction sshannon@esf.edu x6598
Blake Neumann GSA Representative blake.neumann11@gmail.com
Jordan C'Dealva-Lenik USA Representative


Leslie Rutkowski Registrar larutkow@esf.edu x6663
Susan Sanford Director of Admissions shsanfor@esf.edu x6604
Chuck Spuches Assistant to the President for Outreach cspuches@esf.edu x6817

*represents and votes for President in his absence