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Committee on Curriculum (COC)


Academic Year 2018-19

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 2018-19 academic year meeting schedule, the deadline for submission of proposals is as follows:

New Major/Program Proposals deadline: October 1, 2018

Curriculum Proposals deadline: February 1, 2019

Course Proposals deadline: March 1, 2019

Dates Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  September 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  October 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  November 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  November 29, 2018- cancelled Agenda Minutes
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Thursday, April 18, 2019- location TBD Agenda Minutes


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:

All matters that pertain to the development, modification and removal of courses and curricula at the College including:

Support and administration

Content and interrelationship of courses and curricula

Instructional methods

Degree requirements

Outcomes and compliance with College and SUNY policies that pertain to curriculum


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 2018-19

Name Representing Email/Ext
Robert Meyer Paper & Bioprocess Engineering rwmeyer@esf.edu
Robin Hoffman Landscape Architecture rehoffma@esf.edu x6546
Kimberly Schulz Environmental Forest Biology kschulz@esf.edu x4753
Melissa Fierke Faculty Chair mkfierke@esf.edu x6809
Mark Teece (Chair) Chemistry mteece@esf.edu x6855
David Amberg Faculty President dcamberg@esf.edu x6681
Wendong Tao Environmental Resources Engineering wtao@esf.edu x4928
Ruth Owens Library rmowens@esf.edu x6723
Eddie Bevilacqua Forest & Natural Resources Management ebevilacqua@esf.edu x6697
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
Daniel Collins GSA Representative dbcollin@syr.edu
Casey Duffy AG Staff Representative cduffy01@esf.edu  x4754
Carson Rowe USA Representative cfrowe@syr.edu
Leslie Rutkowski Registrar larutkow@esf.edu x6663
Susan Sanford Director of Admissions shsanfor@esf.edu x6604
Chuck Spuches Dean, ESF Open Academy cspuches@esf.edu x6817
Erin Tochelli CoC Secretary ertochel@esf.edu x6943

*represents and votes for President in his absence