Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee

Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee

Chair: Valérie Orlando (
Senate Coordinator: Michele Reed (
Senior Coordinator for Academic Programs: Mike Colson (

The Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee evaluates and reviews policies and proposals concerning modifications to academic programs, curricula, and courses. These reviews may involve the renaming of an academic unit or program, the consolidation or merger of departments, as well as the adding or subtracting of courses, in addition to other changes as appropriate.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; ten faculty members; one staff member; two undergraduate students and one graduate student; and the following persons or a representative of each: the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, and the Dean of Libraries.

The schedule of meetings for the PCC Committee is typically set with consideration for when faculty and administrators would have the most flexibility to attend meetings to present proposals to the committee. The final schedule for the upcoming year can be found below.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location
Friday, September 3, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Zoom
Friday, October 1, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Zoom
Friday, November 5, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Zoom
Friday, December 3, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Zoom
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location

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

Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
20-21-41PCC Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science in Data ScienceUnder ReviewPrograms, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Afewerki, AbrahamUndergraduate StudentSPHLaafewerk@umd.edu2022
Barkley Brown, ElsaFacultyARHUbarkleyb@umd.edu2022
Beise, ElizabethEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPbeise@umd.edu2022
Godley, GenniferGraduate StudentINFOggodley@umd.edu2022
Honig, ElizabethFacultyARHUeahonig@umd.edu2022
Kiely, LisaEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTlkiely@umd.edu2022
Liu, BrookeEx-Officio - Graduate School RepARHUbfliu@umd.edu2022
Loboda, TatianaFacultyBSOSloboda@umd.edu2022
Loshin, DavidFacultyINFOdloshin@umd.edu2022
Mack, DanielEx-Officio - Dean of Libraries RepLIBRdmack@umd.edu2022
Madjaroff, GalinaFacultyINFOgmreitz@umd.edu2023
Orlando, ValerieChairARHUvorlando@umd.edu2022
Pease, MUndergraduate StudentBSOSmpease1@terpmail.umd.edu2022
Piety, PhilipFacultyINFOppiety@umd.edu2022
Thamire, ChandrasekharFacultyENGRcthamire@umd.edu2023
Warneka, MaryStaffSVPAAPmwarneka@umd.edu2023
Wilson, GranFacultyARHUgnwilson@umd.edu2023
Winkler, WadeFacultyCMNSwwinkler@umd.edu2022
Zhou, LeiFacultyBMGTlzhou@umd.edu2023