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College of Education

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee monitors policies and procedures related to the qualitative aspects of student performance and initiates items related to course and curriculum changes, and degree and program offerings.

Committee Members

  • Brad Burenheide, Chair (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Susan Yelich Biniecki (Educational Leadership)
  • Warren White (Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs)
  • Jim Teagarden (Special Education, Counseling, Student Affairs)
  • Diane Murphy (Student and Professional Services)

Meeting Dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Fall 2019Spring 2020
September 5, 2019February 6, 2020
October 3, 2019March 5, 2020
November 7, 2019April 2, 2020
December 5, 2019 (if needed)May 7, 2020


  • Program Coordinating Committee
  • Academic Review Committee
    Reviews all appeals from students requesting reinstatement after dismissal from teacher education for academic reasons and hears appeals from students regarding special considerations for exceptions to stated standards and rules.
  • Unit Assessment Subcommittee

Course and Curriculum Proposals

College of Education Course and Curriculum proposals are submitted to the Academic Affairs Committee Chair one week in advance of the monthly meeting. Forms can be downloaded from the Registrar's Office Course and Curriculum Approval webpage. Note: For all new undergraduate and graduate courses, a completed syllabus checklist with department chair signature is to be included with the course proposal materials.