Academic Planning Committee established

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On April 20, 2020

Dr. Stephen Roberts, interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced on April 14 the formation of an Academic Planning Committee. The committee, which held its first meeting on April 16, will create a strategic plan that analyzes the current status of S&T’s academic programs, academic calendar and instructional modalities.

Dr. Richard Brow, interim deputy provost for academic excellence and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering, leads the committee. Sarah Johnson, senior office support assistant in academic affairs, will provide administrative support.

Committee members include:

  • Lucretia Eaton, director of business managers
  • Dr. Shannon Fogg, interim dean for academic affairs for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, and professor of history and political science
  • Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche, chair and professor of teacher education and certification
  • Dr. Katherine Grote, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering
  • Dr. Kelly Homan, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Dr. Wayne Jones, senior director of institutional research and data management
  • Dr. Suzanna Long, chair and professor of engineering management and systems engineering
  • Dr. Bruce McMillin, interim chair and professor of computer science
  • Dr. Caprice Moore, interim vice provost for global learning
  • Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, interim dean for academic affairs for the College of Engineering and Computing and professor of geology
  • Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Keng Siau, chair and professor of business and information technology
  • Dr. John Singler, associate professor of mathematics and statistics
  • Dr. Shobi Sivadasan, vice provost of enrollment management
  • Dr. Kris Swenson, chair and professor of English and technical communication
  • Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, vice chancellor of research and dean of graduate studies.

The committee will propose changes to S&T’s academic programs, academic calendar and instructional modalities to increases enrollment in degree and certification programs, with special attention to access and timeliness of degree and certificate completion.

The committee will provide Roberts a report with recommendations for actions and timelines by Friday, May 22.

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