C4 Educational Policy Committee

FUNCTION: To study and evaluate proposals on educational policy and possible alternatives and to present recommendations on such matters to the Faculty Council. The committee shall actively seek advice from students.

COMPOSITION: Nine (9) voting members of the General Faculty, appointed for three (3) year staggered terms. Three (3) students shall be appointed by the Senate of College Councils, and one (1) by the Graduate Student Assembly. The student members must be from different colleges and should attempt to achieve gender diversity. The student members should include at least one (1) professional student. The Graduate Student Assembly’s appointee shall be a graduate student who is or has served as an assistant instructor or teaching assistant at the University. One (1) staff member who is a member of the Academic Counselors’ Association. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee; if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The provost, the dean of Undergraduate Studies, the director of Testing and Evaluation Services, and the registrar shall serve as administrative advisors without votes. The Campus Academic Deans (consisting of the academic deans in each college or school) shall nominate a consultant without a vote.

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2021-2022 Membership

Committee Chair
Kristin E. Harvey, Associate Professor of Instruction, Statistics and Data Science
Email: kharvey@utexas.edu

Vice Chair
Stephanie Holmsten, Associate Professor of Instruction, Government

Chair Elect
Lorenzo Sadun, Professor, Mathematics


Brittany P. Christiansen, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing (replaced former member fall 2021)
Lorenzo A. Sadun, Professor, Mathematics
Patricia Somers, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies


Carma R. Gorman, Associate Professor, Design and Creative Technologies
Pedro Reyes, Professor, Education Leadership and Policy
Angela Valenzuela, Professor, Education Leadership and Policy


Jennifer Austin, Associate Professor of Instruction, Mathematics
Matthew S. Giani, Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership and Policy
David W. Taylor Jr, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences

2021-2022 Faculty Council Representatives

Stephanie Holmsten, Associate Professor of Instruction, Government
Stephen Walls, Associate Professor of Instruction, Marketing

Student Members


Anna Alvis, Senate of College Councils Representative
Raymundo Rodriguez, Senate of College Councils Representative
Arvind Subramanian, Senate of College Councils Representative
Genevieve Ferrier-Rainey, Graduate Student Assembly Representative

Academic Counselors Association Member

Joshua Barham, Senior Academic Advisor, School of Business

Administrative Advisers without Vote


Thereisa Coleman, Director, Testing and Evaluation Services
Brent L. Iverson, Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
Mark Simpson, Assistant Vice Provost and University Registrar
Art Markman, Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional Education and New Education Ventures, Provost's Representative

Consultants without Vote


W. Reneé Acosta, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Pharmacy, Campus Academic Deans Representative