Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR)

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Marsha Miller

CUDPR, an ad hoc committee of the General Faculty, consists of representatives from each college, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Admissions, Official Publications (OP), the Office of the General Faculty (OGF), and the Educational Policy Committee (EPC). 

CUDPR considers issues of the educational quality of degrees and also looks at possible implications of degree changes on course demand and graduation rates, impacts on other programs (e.g.., service courses), and other such issues. CUDPR also considers whether the proposal adequately describes the proposed change. If it doesn't, CUDPR clarifies the proposal or returns it to the dean for clarification.

When CUDPR meets to consider substantive changes to the Undergraduate Catalog, a representative from the college submitting the change(s) explains the college's proposal and answers questions; additional college representatives may attend for this purpose. Non-substantive changes are considered by electronic vote. For more information, see the criteria for routing of proposals.

CUDPR may take any of the following actions:

  • Recommend approval of the proposal as submitted.
  • Recommend approval of the proposal with minor changes (that is, changes that the college's representative can approve without consulting the college).
  • Suggest non-minor changes to the college. In this case, CUDPR returns the proposal to the college for reconsideration. The college may accept the changes, request further changes, or withdraw the proposal. If any further changes that result are substantive, the chair or the college representative presents the updated proposal for reconsideration at the next CUDPR meeting; if they are not substantive, the college representative or the CUDPR chair reports them to OGF.
  • Recommend disapproval of the proposal.

OGF records CUDPR's action, including any changes to the proposal.


    Voting Members

    Academic Representative Title
    Architecture Charlton N. Lewis Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Business David Platt Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
    Communication Mark Bernstein Associate Dean, and CUDPR Chair
    Education Richard Hogeda Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Engineering Gerald Speitel Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Fine Arts D. Rachel Martin Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    GeoSciences Chris Bell  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Information Carla Criner Assistant Dean
    Law Elizabeth Bangs Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Liberal Arts Richard Flores Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Natural Sciences David Vanden Bout Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
    Nursing Carol D. Gaskamp Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
    Pharmacy Renee Acosta Associate Dean
    Social Work Allan Cole Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Undergraduate Studies Larry Abraham Associate Dean
    Office Administrative Representatives Title
    Office of Admissions Keith Baird Assistant to the Director
    Educational Policy Committee Representative Ruth E. Buskirk Professor of Instruction, Biology Instructional Office
    Faculty Innovation Center Hillary Hart Director
    Office of the General Faculty Cynthia A. Labrake Professor of Instruction, Biology Instructional Office & Department of Molecular Biosciences; representing Alan Friedman, Secretary of the General Faculty and Faculty Council
    Office of the Registrar (OP) Brenda Schumann Deputy University Registrar
    Academic Counselors' Association Jesus Guevara President

    Non-Voting Members (unless designated)

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator
    Arthur T. Allert (designee)
    Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs 
     Michael Schuetz (designee) Senior Program Administrator
    Program Manager for Undergraduate Education 
    Associate Dean for Teacher Education
    Administrative Associate
    Executive Assistant
    Fine Arts
    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
    Senior Degree Auditor
    General Faculty Office
    Executive Assistant
    Senior Administrative Associate
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Administration
    Director of Academic Services
    Liberal Arts
    Senior Administrative Associate
    Natural Sciences
    Senior Administrative Associate
    Michael W. Raney (designee)
    Assistant Dean
    Senior Administrative Associate
    Administrative Associate
    Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost
    Administrative Manager
    Social Work
    Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    Catherine Hough (designee)
    Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
    Undergraduate Studies
    Assistant Dean
    Jen Morgan (disignee)
    Program Manager

    Legislative Review Committee (LRC) - CUDPR Subcommittee
    The LRC previews proposals for consistency and determines whether proposals can be put forward on a no-protest basis or must be considered at a meeting.