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Committee on Curriculum (COC)


Academic Year 2020-21

Time and Location: 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, Online Zoom, unless otherwise noted

Please note that, in order for a proposal to be considered by the Committee on Curriculum during the 2020-21 academic year meeting schedule, the deadline for submission of proposals is as follows:

Curriculum Proposal deadline: January 15, 2021

Course Proposal deadline: March 1, 2021

Dates Agenda Minutes
Tuesday,  September 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday,  October 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday,  November 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 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 (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental and Forest Biology, Environmental Resource Engineering, Environmental Studies, Landscape Architecture, and Sustainable Resources Management) 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 2020-21

Name Representing
Shijie Liu Chemical Engineering
Robin Hoffman Landscape Architecture
Greg McGee Environmental Biology
Gary Scott Executive Chair
Fran Webster Chemistry
Joanie Mahoney President of SUNY ESF
Wendong Tao Environmental Resources Engineering
Ruth Owens Library
Eddie Bevilacqua (chair) Sustainable Resources Management
Silje Kristiansen Environmental Studies

Nonvoting Members and Observers

Name Representing
Scott Shannon* Associate Provost for Instruction
Casey Duffy AG Staff Representative
Mary Triano AG Staff Representative
Daniel Collins GSA Representative
Lawrence Zicari USA Representative
Leslie Rutkowski / Elizabeth Minard Registrar
Susan Sanford Director of Admissions
Tondelaya George Director ESF Open Academy
Thomas Carter Office of International Education
Erin Tochelli CoC Secretary

*represents and votes for President in their absence