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Committee Members

The current Faculty Handbook (as of March 2022) refers to The Wescoe School; what is stated here aligns with the structure of Wescoe APCC described in the handbook, but is updated to reflect the changes that have occurred since the last time the Handbook was updated.

Membership includes four faculty elected by the faculty, up to three department chairs appointed by the Provost, and two students enrolled in one of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (one of whom must be from an undergraduate degree completion program and the other from a graduate program). The Provost, Vice President and Executive Director, Registrar, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Dean of Continuing Studies are ex officio members of the committee. Department chairs must be chosen from departments that contribute to degrees offered through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education and elected faculty must have taught a course through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education within the last two years. Elected faculty will serve staggered three-year terms. The chair of the committee will be chosen by the committee from among the elected faculty members of the committee at its first meeting of the academic year.

Current faculty committee members include:

Joseph Keane (s) (away Spring 2023)
Roger Slane (ss)
Allison Davidson (s)
Sally Richwine (ss)
Jessica Cooperman (Spring 2023 only)


The current Faculty Handbook (as of March 2022) refers to The Wescoe School and simply states that the function of the Wescoe APCC is “To recommend to the full faculty policy and curricula for the Wescoe School as the Academic Policy Committee and the Curriculum Committee attend to the traditional day programs.” Functions listed below are more detailed information about the specific functions of GCE APCC with regards to academic policy that align with APC functions, Section, and to curriculum that align with CC functions, Section of the current Handbook.


Functions relevant to GCE Academic Policy

  1. To make recommendations to the faculty about all GCE academic requirements and to exercise primary responsibility for long-range planning in GCE academic areas.
  2. To establish guidelines for and consult with the Provost upon the construction of the GCE academic calendar.
  3. To make recommendations to the faculty for the structure, formation, and organization of GCE faculty, GCE academic programs, and majors and minors available to GCE students
  4. To recommend faculty action on such matters as pertain to teaching and study in the GCE programs, including matters related to GCE curriculum
  5. To act in an advisory capacity to the President and Provost in all matters related directly to the responsibilities of this committee.

Functions relevant to GCE Curriculum

  1. To exercise jurisdiction over the GCE curriculum, including review of the entire GCE curriculum, as well as the addition or elimination of GCE courses.
  2. To receive suggestions for GCE course changes and significant changes in the requirements or structure of any GCE major, GCE minor, or GCE certificate program, and make appropriate recommendations for faculty action.
  3. To receive proposals for new GCE courses (or significant revisions) as well as proposed changes to or additions of GCE major, GCE minor, and GCE certificate programs. With the general recommendation by GCE APCC, the proposals go to the faculty for a vote.
  4. To act in an advisory capacity and make recommendations to the President and Provost, especially on student appeals for waivers of academic regulations pertaining to GCE curriculum requirements.

Meeting Dates

  • September 29, 2021
  • October 18, 2021
  • November 15, 2021
  • December 6, 2021
  • January 28, 2022
  • March 11, 2022
  • April 1, 2022
  • April 8, 2022
  • April 22, 2022
  • April 29, 2022
  • May 13, 2022

Guidelines for Proposing New Programs

Interested faculty should notify the GCE APCC of their interest at earliest convenience providing some idea for timeline and goals. Faculty should use the following outline to create a new program proposal: New Program Proposal Guidelines