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Undergraduate Council

Responsibilities & Composition

Undergraduate education is a major mission of the University. The Undergraduate Council, working closely with colleges, departments, and programs, is responsible for many of the policies that shape our the education of students at the University of Utah. Members of the Council are elected from a broad range of colleges and departments that offer undergraduate degrees along with representatives from ASUU, the Library, and other areas that work closely with undergraduate education. The Council works best when it promotes a lively exchange of views on policies vital to the education of students.

The Council is responsible for coordinating and encouraging the development of undergraduate studies across the University and overseeing all university-wide undergraduate requirements. It is charged with maintaining a program of general education and other graduation requirements in cooperation with the academic departments and colleges. The Council reviews and evaluates proposals for new certificates, degrees, and undergraduate programs not located in or associated with graduate programs. Additionally, the Undergraduate Council collaborates with the Graduate Council in reviewing undergraduate programs based in departments that award graduate degrees. The Undergraduate Council also serves as the selection committee for University Professor and for the McMurrin Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Meeting Schedule

Undergraduate Council meetings are usually held on the third Thursdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:30pm during the academic year. The Council meets in the Large Conference Room (Room 120) of the Sill Center. The January 26 meeting will be held in the Jewel Box, Tanner Humanities Building.

Fall 2016 Meetings

  • Thursday, September 15th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 20th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 17th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 8th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Spring 2017 Meetings

  • Thursday, January 26th at 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 16th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 20th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Council Roster

Ann Darling Chair Undergraduate Studies/Communication
Matthew Burbank Member Political Science
Krista Carlson
Member Metallurgical Engineering
Ann Engar Member Honors
James Gardner
Member Music
Mark Glick Member Economics
Stephen Goldsmith
Member Architecture + Planning
Sara Hart
Member Nursing
Christine Jones
Member World Languages & Culture
Debra Mascaro Member Mechanical Engineering
Jason Castillo Member Social Work
Tom Richmond Member Chemistry
Lorelei Rutledge Member Marriott Library
Jessica Straley
Member English
Elizabeth Tashjian Member Business/Finance
Armando Solorzano
Member Cultural & Social Transformation
Claire Son
Member Educational Psychology
Fernando Guevara Vasquez
Member Math
Mary Wells Member Health
Merilee Anderson Ex officio Continuing Education & Community Engagement
Ed Barbanell
Ex officio UGS/Philosophy
Martha Bradley Ex officio UGS/Academic Affairs/Architecture + Planning
Tim Ebner Ex officio Registrar's Office/Student Affairs
Beth Howard Ex officio University College
Sabine Klahr
Ex officio Global Engagement
Dean McGovern
Ex officio Bennion Center
Patrick Tripeny
Ex officio CTLE/Archicteture + Planning
Katie Ullman Ex officio Graduate School
Seetha Veeraghanta Ex officio LEAP
Ann Blanchard Staff Undergraduate Studies
Mark St. Andre Staff Undergraduate Studies
Sabrina Hancock
Student Social Science
Skyler Walker
Student Health
Deanne Yugawa
Student Chemistry/Economics

Courses Under Council Review

Last Updated: 11/28/16