Educational Affairs Committee

Educational Affairs Committee

Chair: Madlen Simon (
Coordinator: Michele Reed (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Educational Affairs Committee reviews and crafts policies and procedures to strengthen the educational system of the campus. The committee achieves its goal by carefully considering the ideas, recommendations, and plans for educational innovations from members of the campus community. The Educational Affairs Committee closely examines the conditions in the different colleges, schools, and other academic units in order to propose measures to increase the effectiveness of available resources for the campus in all of its academic endeavors.

The Educational Affairs Committee is also charged with broad oversight of the General Education Program at the University. The committee reviews issues concerning the General Education program requirements, vision, learning outcomes, and balance of courses, and makes recommendations to the Senate and the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The committee receives an annual report on the status of the program from the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; ten faculty members, of whom at least two must be tenured/tenure-track faculty and at least two must be professional track faculty; two staff members; two undergraduate students and one graduate student; the President or a representative of the Student Government Association; the President or a representative of the Graduate Student Government; the Associate Dean for General Education; a representative of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies; and the following persons or a representative of each: the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, and the Vice President of Information Technology and CIO.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Monday, October 5, 2020 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Monday, October 26, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom Canceled
Monday, November 16, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom TBD
Monday, December 7, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Zoom TBD
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
20-21-10Revisions to the Diversity General Education RequirementUnder ReviewEducational Affairs Committee
19-20-07Consideration of a Policy on the Naming of Academic ProgramsUnder ReviewEducational Affairs Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Cantor, EugeneFacultyBMGTecantor@umd.edu2021
Conrad, ChristinaGraduate StudentENGRcconrad8@terpmail.umd.edu2021
Conway, AlysaEx-Officio - SGA RepBSOSaconway2@umd.edu2021
Driver, ElizabethStaffEDUCedriver@umd.edu2022
Hall, ValerieEx-Officio - GSG RepBSOSvhall@umd.edu2021
Khan, MariamUndergraduate StudentCMNSmar1am@umd.edu2021
Kjellerup, BirtheFacultyENGRbvk@umd.edu2021
Klossner, JoanneFacultySPHLjklossne@umd.edu2022
Lalwani, SheilaFacultyARHUslalwani@umd.edu2022
Lloyd, AdamFacultyARHUlloyda@umd.edu2022
Macri, LindaEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADlmacri@umd.edu2021
Miller, GeraldFacultyCMNSgrmiller@umd.edu2022
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio - Division of Information Technology RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2021
Oudin, JosephFacultyBSOSjoudin@umd.edu2021
Pinello, JenniferFacultyCMNSjpinello@umd.edu2021
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Associate Dean for General EducationUGSTroberts@umd.edu2021
Salman, MarkUndergraduate StudentBSOSmsalman3@umd.edu2021
Simon, MadlenChairARCHmgsimon@umd.edu2021
Smith, AnnEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTasmith@umd.edu2021
Smith, TamiEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPtsmith46@umd.edu2021
Straney, DavidFacultyCMNSstraney@umd.edu2022
White, KelleeFacultySPHLkwhite20@umd.edu2021
Wilson, AaronStaffLIBRawilso26@umd.edu2021