Educational Affairs Committee

Educational Affairs Committee

Chair: Rohan Tikekar (
Coordinator: Danielle Bretz (
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
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am Zoom Agenda
Friday, October 21, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am Zoom Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
TBD TBD Zoom Agenda

*Please contact the committee coordinator if you would like the link to attend the meeting.

Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
22-23-03Review of the Interim University of Maryland Policy and Procedures on the Naming of Facilities and ProgramsUnder ReviewEducational Affairs Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Beriashvili, SopikoGraduate StudentEDUCsopikob@umd.edu2023
Boules, CarolineFacultyAGNRcboules@umd.edu2024
Clark, LawrenceEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTlmclark@umd.edu2023
DiLutis, RobertFacultyARHUrdilutis@umd.edu2024
Donlan, AliceEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPadonlan@umd.edu2023
Fortier, MaryStaffSVPAAPmfortier@umd.edu2024
Goger, JoannaFacultyAGNRjgoger@umd.edu2023
Halbfinger, AyeletteEx-Officio - SGA RepBMGTahalb@umd.edu2023
He, KevinUndergraduate StudentCMNSkhe123@umd.edu2023
Heidenblad, DonalFacultyINFOdheidenb@umd.edu2023
Klossner, JoanneFacultySPHLjklossne@umd.edu2024
Macri, LindaEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADlmacri@umd.edu2023
McDonald, CelinaFacultyLIBRcnichol5@umd.edu2023
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio - Division of Information Technology RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2023
Ranade, SiddheshEx-Officio - GSG RepENGRssranade@umd.edu2023
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Associate Dean for General EducationUGSTroberts@umd.edu2023
Sinclair, MatthewStaffENGRmjsinc13@umd.edu2023
Stickle, WendyFacultyBSOSwstickle@umd.edu2024
Straney, DavidFacultyCMNSstraney@umd.edu2024
Tikekar, RohanChairAGNRrtikekar@umd.edu2023
Warner, ElizabethFacultyCMNSewarner@umd.edu2023
White, KelleeFacultySPHLkwhite20@umd.edu2023
Yang, MarilynUndergraduate StudentBSOSmarilyn1@umd.edu2023