2011-12 Committees of the University

Committee on the Undergraduate Academic Environment (CUAE)
(Bylaws, Article 14.6.7)

Membership of  CUAE

A.     The Committee on the Undergraduate Academic Environment shall consist of the following members:

One faculty representative from the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) chosen by the faculty of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council;

One faculty representative shall be appointed by the Curriculum Committee of each undergraduate degree-granting college and one faculty representative shall be appointed from the University Libraries;

Four undergraduate  student members, at least one to be a nontraditional student, shall be selected by CUAE from nominees submitted by the Student Advisory Committees of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges; one student to be nominated for membership on the UCC;

A student representative of the Student Association appointed by the president of the Student Association;

A student representative from the Campus Activities Board appointed by the chair of that board.

The following shall be ex officio, nonvoting members of the committee: vice provost responsible for undergraduate education; vice president for student affairs and enrollment management or designee; a representative from Housing and Dining appointed by the executive director; a representative from Student Involvement and Leadership Develoment appointed by the director.

The chair shall be elected by the voting members of the Committee on the Undergraduate Academic Environment and shall serve a one-year renewable term beginning in the fall semester.

Faculty members shall serve three-year staggered terms, renewable, beginning in fall semester.

Student members shall serve one-year, renewable, terms beginning in fall semester.

B.     Duties

The Committee on the Undergraduate Academic Environment shall have the responsibility to:

  1. Promote a campus atmosphere which will be maximally conducive to learning and to stimulation of an appreciation for learning and for the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the professions;

  2. Monitor and evaluate the campus environment from the perspective of its compatibility with and support for the learning process and the development of an appreciation for learning and to recommend policies and programs to strengthen that environment;

  3. Evaluate the interface between the curricular and extra-curricular aspects of campus life, and to recommend policies and programs to strengthen that interface;

  4. Evaluate the impact of campus housing policies and facilities upon the learning environment, and, when necessary, to recommend policies and programs designed to make that impact more constructive to the learning environment;

  5. Analyze the adequacy of the campus support facilities for the learning environment, and to make recommendations for their improvement;

  6. Undertake such specific studies and analyses of the campus learning environment as may be prescribed for it by the UCC.

Committee on the Undergraduate Academic Environment (CUAE)

The CUAE meets on the second Tuesday of most months during the academic year, 2-4 p.m.

UCC Faculty
Gretchen Schlabach
Gretchen Schlabach
Charles Downing
David Sinason (for Downing Spring 2011)
*Charles Downing
Chair - Fall 2011
David Sinason (for Downing Spring 2012)
Melanie Koss
Michael Manderino (for Koss)
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Gary Chen
Gary Chen
Gary Chen
Health and Human Sciences
Mary Koren 
King Chung King Chung
King Chung
Liberal Arts & Sciences
David Lotshaw
*Mark Meher 
(for Lotshaw)
Chair - Spring 2012
Mark Meher
(for Lotshaw)
Visual and Performing Arts
*Tom Bough
Tom Bough
Brandon Wardell (for Bough Spring 2012)
University Libraries
Wendall Johnson 
Wendell Johnson
Wendell Johnson
Wendell Johnson
SA Representative 
Alandis Phillips
Kyle Bak
CAB, Student Representative 
Rickey Layfield
+ Vice Provost responsible for undergraduate education 
Earl Seaver
Anne Birberick
+Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management or designee
James Brunson
John Jones
+ Representative of Housing and Dining
Michael Stang 
Michael Stang
+ Representative of Student Involvement and Leadership Development
Angela Dreessen 
Jill Zambito
Students (4) 
Eric Hoffmann - EET
Paula Hastings - LAS
Jennifer Camery, EDU

               * chair 
               + ex officio nonvoting