Academic Council

Reports to:



Take action on curricular proposals emerging from Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Council, and GEAC;  

Take action on University-wide admission and retention policies;

  Consider (and take action when warranted) on proposals to create new entities or pursue new or revised major academic initiatives/agendas/policies (e.g., Summer School, Continuing Studies, Research, etc.);

  Process information, advise, and take action (when warranted) re proposals involving distance education, online education, cohort students, extended campus initiatives, student   retention and persistence to graduation;

  Advise, consider, and take action (when warranted) re academic issues brought forth for consideration by the Provost or by any member of the Council; and

Advise, consider, and take action (when warranted) re matters impacting academic standards, academic honors, and assessment of academic effectiveness.



Membership  Structure


Voting and all terms are Indefinite

  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Dr. Bert Bach

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and SACS Liaison

Dr. Marsh Grube

Vice Provost for Enrollment Services

Dr. Ramona Williams

Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs

Dr. Bill Duncan

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director, Planning and Analysis

Dr. William Kirkwood

Vice Provost for Academic Technology Support

Dr. Karen King

Associate Vice President for Health Affairs

Dr. Jane Jones

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Sally Lee

Dean, Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gordon Anderson

Dean,  Business and Technology

Dr. Linda Garceau

Dean, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Dr. Don Samples

Dean, Continuing Studies

Dr. Rick Osborn

Dean, Education

Dr. Hal Knight

Dean, Graduate Studies

Dr. Cecilia McIntosh

Dean, Honors College

Dr. Rebecca Pyles

Dean, Libraries

Ms. Patricia Van Zandt

Dean, Medicine

Dr. Ken Olive (Interim)

Dean, Nursing

Dr. Wendy Nehring

Dean, Pharmacy

Dr. Larry Calhoun

Dean, Public Health

Dr. Randy Wykoff

President, Faculty Senate

Dr. Randy Byington

Vice President, Faculty Senate

Dr. Virginia Foley

Past President, Faculty Senate

Dr. Thomas Schacht

Chair, Council of Chairs

Dr. David Roane

Chair, Graduate Council

Dr. Lori Marks

Chair, Research Development Committee

Dr. David Hurley

Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Dr. Shawna Lichtenwalner

Representative, General Education Advisory Council

Ms. Kellie Price

President, Graduate and Professional Student Association

Mr. Parker Dabbs (designate)

President, Student Government Association

Ms. Caroline Baird (designee)

Special Assistant to the President for Equity & Diversity (ex-officio, non-voting) Ms. Mary Jordan

Updated 4 December 2013