Educational Affairs Committee

Educational Affairs Committee

Chair: Jessica O'Hara (
Coordinator: Melanie Anderson (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Educational Affairs Committee reviews and crafts policies and procedures to strengthen the educational system of the campus. The committee achieves its goal by carefully considering the ideas, recommendations, and plans for educational innovations from members of the campus community. The Educational Affairs Committee closely examines the conditions in the different colleges, schools, and other academic units in order to propose measures to increase the effectiveness of available resources for the campus in all of its academic endeavors.

The Educational Affairs Committee is also charged with broad oversight of the General Education Program at the University. The committee reviews issues concerning the General Education program requirements, vision, learning outcomes, and balance of courses, and makes recommendations to the Senate and the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The committee receives an annual report on the status of the program from the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; ten faculty members, of whom at least two must be tenured/tenure-track faculty and at least two must be professional track faculty; two staff members; two undergraduate students and one graduate student; the President or a representative of the Student Government Association; the President or a representative of the Graduate Student Government; the Associate Dean for General Education; a representative of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies; and the following persons or a representative of each: the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, and the Vice President of Information Technology and CIO.

^ Meetings & Agendas

2023 Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Monday, October 9, 2023 2:00PM-3:30PM Zoom Agenda
Monday, November 6, 2023 2:00PM-3:30PM Zoom Agenda
Thursday, December 7, 2023 11:00AM-12:30PM Zoom **Agenda**
2024 Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:00PM-2:30PM Zoom **Agenda**
Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:30PM-4:00PM Zoom Agenda
Monday, April 1, 2024


Zoom Agenda
Thursday, May 2, 2024 9:00AM-10:30AM Zoom Agenda

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

**Meeting canceled**

Committee Work

No bills currently under review by this committee.

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Boules, CarolineFacultyAGNRcboules@umd.edu2024
Brandolini, AlaynaUndergraduate StudentBSOSabrandol@terpmail.umd.edu2024
DeOrnellas, JohnStaffEXSTjdeornel@umd.edu2025
DiCiesare, LeahFacultyLIBRleahd@umd.edu2025
DiLutis, RobertFacultyARHUrdilutis@umd.edu2024
Donlan, AliceEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTadonlan@umd.edu2024
Draganescu, MarilenaFacultyEDUCmari4@umd.edu2025
Farmer, WilliamFacultyINELbfarmer@umd.edu2024
Fortier, MaryStaffLIBRmfortier@umd.edu2024
Klossner, JoanneFacultySPHLjklossne@umd.edu2024
Macri, LindaEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADlmacri@umd.edu2024
McGurrin, PatrickFacultySVPAAPpatmcg@umd.edu2024
Mehari, LuliaEx-Officio - SGA RepBSOSlmehari@umd.edu2024
O'Hara, JessicaChairSVPAAPjohara@umd.edu2024
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio - Division of Information Technology RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2024
Perkey, AutumnEx-Officio - GSG RepBSOSperkey@umd.edu2024
Riley, RivaFacultyUGSTrjriley@umd.edu2025
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Associate Dean for General EducationUGSTroberts@umd.edu2024
Smith, TamiEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPtksmith@umd.edu2024
Straney, DavidFacultyCMNSstraney@umd.edu2024
Villamayor, JoseUndergraduate StudentBMGTjvillam@terpmail.umd.edu2024
Vyas, TvishaGraduate StudentEDUCtvyas@umd.edu2024
Willis, DerekFacultyJOURdpwillis@umd.edu2025