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Committee on Curriculum (COC)


Academic Year 2019-20

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

Please note that, in order for a proposal to be considered by the Committee on Curriculum during the 2019-20 academic year meeting schedule, the deadline for submission of proposals is as follows:

Curriculum Proposal deadline: October 31, 2019

Course Proposal deadline: March 1, 2020

Dates Agenda Minutes
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  September 26, 2019- 12 Illick Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  October 24, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Thursday,  November 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday,  November 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Thursday, December 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 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 2019-20

Name Representing
Shijie Liu Paper & Bioprocess Engineering
Robin Hoffman Landscape Architecture
Kimberly Schulz Environmental Forest Biology
Douglas Daley Faculty Chair
Theodore Dibble Chemistry
David Amberg Faculty President
Wendong Tao Environmental Resources Engineering
Ruth Owens Library
Eddie Bevilacqua (chair) Forest & Natural 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
Andrew Meashaw USA Representative
Leslie Rutkowski Registrar
Susan Sanford Director of Admissions
Douglas Johnston Interim Dean, ESF Open Academy
Erin Tochelli CoC Secretary

*represents and votes for President in his absence