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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Annual Report

2022-2023 Membership

Committee Chair
Lorenzo Sadun, Professor, Mathematics

Vice Chair/ Chair Elect
David Taylor, Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences


Carma R. Gorman, Associate Professor, Design and Creative Technologies
Angela Valenzuela, Professor, Education Leadership and Policy
Levi Thompson, Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies


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


Vertica Bhardwaj, Associate Professor of Instruction, Division of Textiles and Apparel
Patricia Somers, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy
Stephen Walls, Associate Professor of Instruction, Marketing (EPC liaison to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee)

2022-2023 Faculty Council Representatives

Stephanie Holmsten, Associate Professor of Instruction, Government
Lorenzo Sadun, Professor, Mathematics

Student Members


Anvi Bora , Senate of College Councils Representative
Amanda Garcia, Senate of College Councils Representative
Ishaa Natekar, Senate of College Councils Representative
Genevieve Ferrier-Rainey, Graduate Student Assembly Representative

Academic Counselors Association Member

Sawyer Tedder, Senior Academic Advisor, School of Engineering

Administrative Advisers without Vote


Thereisa Coleman, Director, Testing and Evaluation Services
Mark Simpson, Assistant Vice Provost and University Registrar
Art Markman, Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional Education and New Education Ventures, Provost's Representative
Richard Reddick, Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
Danielle Alsandor, Deputy Director for Curriculum & Enrollment and Undergraduate Studies, Delegate for the Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies

Consultants without Vote


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