Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee

Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee

Chair: Piotr Swistak (
Senate Coordinator: Justin Balog (
Senior Coordinator for Academic Programs: Mike Colson (

The Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee evaluates and reviews policies and proposals concerning modifications to academic programs, curricula, and courses. These reviews may involve the renaming of an academic unit or program, the consolidation or merger of departments, as well as the adding or subtracting of courses, in addition to other changes as appropriate.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; ten faculty members; one staff member; two undergraduate students and one graduate student; and the following persons or a representative of each: the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, and the Dean of Libraries.

The schedule of meetings for the PCC Committee is typically set with consideration for when faculty and administrators would have the most flexibility to attend meetings to present proposals to the committee. The final schedule for the upcoming year can be found below.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location
September 2, 2022 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
October 7, 2022 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
November 4, 2022 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
December 2, 2022 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location
February 3, 2023 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
March 3, 2023 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
April 7, 2023 8:30am-10:00am Zoom
May 5, 2023 8:30am-10:00am Zoom

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

Committee Work

No bills currently under review by this committee.

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Beise, ElizabethEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPbeise@umd.edu2023
Cossard, PatriciaFacultyLIBRpcossard@umd.edu2024
Farman, JasonEx-Officio - Graduate School RepARHUjfarman@umd.edu2023
Kiely, LisaEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTlkiely@umd.edu2023
Loshin, HowardFacultyINFOdloshin@umd.edu2024
Mack, DanielEx-Officio - Dean of Libraries RepLIBRdmack@umd.edu2023
Madjaroff, GalinaFacultyINFOgmreitz@umd.edu2023
McDermott, MargaretUndergraduate StudentBSOSmtmcdermo@icloud.com2023
McHale, HeatherFacultyAGNRmchalehm@umd.edu2024
Meads, MeredithGraduate StudentPUAFmmeads@umd.edu2023
Newby, AshleyFacultyBSOSanewby1@umd.edu2024
Obanda, DianaFacultyAGNRdobanda@umd.edu2024
St Jean, BethFacultyINFObstjean@umd.edu2024
Swistak, PiotrChairBSOSpswistak@umd.edu2023
Thamire, ChandrasekharFacultyENGRcthamire@umd.edu2023
Walton, DillonUndergraduate StudentCMNSdwalton2@umd.edu2023
Warneka, MaryStaffSVPAAPmwarneka@umd.edu2023
Wilson, GranFacultyARHUgnwilson@umd.edu2023
Zhou, LeiFacultyBMGTlzhou@umd.edu2023