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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 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.

Fall 2019 Meetings

  • Thursday, September 19th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 17th at 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 21st at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 12th at 1:30 - 3:30pm

Spring 2020 Meetings

  • Thursday, January 23rd at 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 20th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 19th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 16th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Council Roster

Ann Darling Chair Undergraduate Studies/Communication
Cheryl Armstrong
Member Nursing
Sean Lawley
Member Math
Alla Borisyuk
Member Math
Erin Carraher
Member Architecture + Planning
Jason Castillo
Member Social Work
Erin Castro
Member Education, Leadership & Policy
Ilse Dekoeyer-Laros
Member Psychology
Julia Franklin
Member Health, Kinesiology & Recreation
Christopher German
Member Dentistry
Claudia Geist
Member Sociology
Edward J. Bateman
Member Art & Art History
Dale Larsen
Member Library
Danielle Olden
Member History
Erin Parker Member Computer Science
Laurence Parker
Member Honors
Wanda Pillow
Member Cultural & Social Transformation
Vandana Ramachandran
Member Operations and Information Systems
Jeffrey Bates
Member Mines & Earth Sciences
Christie Toth

Writing & Rhetoric

Merilee Anderson
Ex officio Continuing Education & Community Engagement
Martha Bradley Ex officio UGS/Academic Affairs/Architecture + Planning
Marissa Diener
Ex officio LEAP/Family & Consumer Studies
Tim Ebner
Ex officio Registrar's/Student Affairs
Beth Howard
Ex officio Academic Advising Center
Sabine Klahr
Ex officio Global Engagement
Dean McGovern
Ex officio Bennion Center
Fernando Rubio
Ex officio UOnline
Patrick Tripeny
Ex officio CTLE/Architecture + Planning
Katie Ullman
Ex officio Graduate School
Ann Blanchard Staff Undergraduate Studies
Mark St. Andre Staff Undergraduate Studies



Courses Under Council Review

Last Updated: 2/19/20