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Curriculum Committee

The function of the Curriculum Committee is to study the instructional programs of the college, to consider proposals for the development of new programs and their assignments to campuses, to consider proposals for course changes, and to make recommendations for improvement of curricula. Appropriate recommendations are made to the president.


The committee is appointed by the president annually and consists of the following members:

  • Executive Vice President, Chair
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Services, Executive Secretary
  • 3 Provosts (one from the Distance Learning Committee)
  • 1 Division Dean
  • 1 Director of Continuing Education
  • 9 Teaching Faculty Members including at least 1 from each campus. At least 3 Teaching Faculty Members should represent career/technical programs (nominated by the Senate)
  • 1 Professional Faculty Member from Student Services
  • 1 Professional Faculty Member from Learning Resource Services
Name and Teaching FieldCampusPositionTerm Ends Spring of
Dr. Mel Schiavelli, Chair CS Executive VP Ex-Officio
Dr. David Epstein WO Division Dean  15
Dr. Ellen Fancher-Ruiz, SDV AN SDV Rep 14
Ms. Vaden Fitton, CSC and MTH  AL  AL TF  14
Mr. Brian Foley MEC Provost 1 of 3 14
Ms. Barbara Gershman, ACC WO WO TF 15
Ms. Barbara Hopkins, ACC MA  MA TF  15
Ms. Ann-Marie John, NUR MEC MEC TF  15
Dr. Julie Leidig LO Provost 2 of 3  14
Mr. Edward Perry, CHM LO  LO TF 15
Ms. Lisa Riggleman-Gross, SOC WO At-Large TF 14
Dr. Sharon Robertson, Exec. Sec., HRT  CS  Associate VP  Ex-Officio
Dr. Barbara Saperstone AN Provost 3 of 3 14
Mr. Kevin Simons, LBR  AN LTR rep  15
Ms. Judy Snyder, ESL AL At-Large TF 14
Ms. Kristine Winner, IDS  LO  At-Large TF  15
Mr. Scott Wood  CS Workforce 15


  • January 30, 2014
  • March 20, 2014
  • May 1, 2014

Agenda Items Due

  • January 17, 2014
  • March 6, 2014
  • April 17, 2014

Curriculum Procedures Manual