Welcome new appointments

Dear UNT faculty and staff members,

I am very pleased to welcome seasoned administrators into new roles, both interim and temporary.

Ms. Cathy Hartman, formerly Associate Dean of the UNT Libraries, will serve as Interim Dean of the UNT Libraries beginning July 5. Dr. Linda Holloway, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Health and Public Service beginning Sept. 1. Ms. Hartman and Dr. Holloway will serve in interim capacities until new deans are appointed.

Wrapping up 2017-18

Dear faculty and academic department staff,

Today, as our spring semester comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to reflect on this academic year and to thank each of you for all of your support.

This time of year is always my favorite. While many of us have an achy hand from grading or are rushing to squeeze in a last-minute meeting with a student, it also is a time of celebration. I am delighted to watch our graduates taking pictures in front of the Hurley building and other iconic places across campus.

Helping students to succeed is our top priority

Dear faculty and staff,

As the midterm of the semester approaches, I want to reiterate President Smatresk’s message that student success is our top priority here at the University of North Texas. Students bring us their dreams and our role is to give students the tools and resources they need to succeed at UNT and beyond. Each of you plays a critical role in helping our students succeed.

Mission Priorities and Successes

We must work to solidify our standing as a comprehensive research university by enhancing our research productivity. To that aim, the offices of Academic Affairs and Research and Innovation are collaborating to provide a more supportive environment for our research community.

This year, we have several priorities and successes to report:

Space Planning and Management Committee (SPMC)

The Space Planning and Management Committee (SPMC) is responsible for broadening the scope, review, and discussion of space issues, moves, renovations, new construction, master planning and land acquisitions to ensure alignment with the institution's Strategic & Research Plans.

FY19 Committee Members:

Neal Smatresk, President
Bob Brown, Sr. Vice President for Finance and Administration (Committee Chair)
Jennifer Cowley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Narendra Dahotre, Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation
Elizabeth With, Vice President for Student Affairs
Shannon Goodman, Vice President for Enrollment
Wren Baker, Vice President for Athletics
Adam Fein, Vice President for Digital Strategy and Innovation
David Reynolds, Associate Vice President for Facilities
Darlene Callahan, Director of Space Management and Planning
Su Gao, Dean Representative
Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Chairs' Council
Sheri Broyles, Faculty Senate
Katie McCoy, Staff Senate

Research Space Adjudication Subcommittee (RSAS)

The Research Space Adjudication Subcommittee (RSAS), a subcommittee of the Space Planning and Management Committee (SPMC) is responsible for the annual review, assessment, and recommendation for all research space assignments to the SPMC.  The VPAA and VPRI has final approval per UNT Policy 11.011, Research Space Assignment.

FY19 Committee Members:

Su Gao, Dean, College of Science (Committee Chair)
Pam Padilla, Interim Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
Hanchen Huang, Dean, College of Engineering
Kent Chapman, Professor, Biological Science
Seifollah Nasrazadani, Professor, Engineering Technology
Darlene Callahan, Director, Space Management and Planning
Robert Watling, VP Academic Resources

The content on this page is being sourced from another UNT website.
Content Source:
Need more information? Visit

UUCC Meeting Minutes

Faculty Chair: Julie Leventhal

Administrative Chair: Jaymee Haefner

Mid-year Report

Annual Report


The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UUCC) is comprised of:

  • 18 faculty members approved by the Faculty Senate: two faculty members representing each Faculty Senate voting group plus two at-large faculty members;
  • three students selected by the Student Government Association;
  • the deans of those colleges and schools that offer an undergraduate curriculum or their designees;
  • the dean of the library or his/her designee;
  • a member of the Oversight Committee on the Core Curriculum (OCCC)
  • the registrar; and
  • designee of the Office of the Provost (also serving as co-chair).

All faculty members must have experience dealing with curricular issues at the department or college/school level within the previous three years of their election to the UUCC.

The following restrictions shall apply to the selection of committee members: (1) no more than one faculty member may be elected from any sub-unit within a Faculty Senate voting group; and (2) the three student members shall represent different areas of study.

Terms: The term of a faculty member of the committee shall be three years with a second three year term available. The term of student members shall be one year.

 * Indicates second term

  • Group I: Yayoi Takeuchi (WLLC) - Term Ends 2020*
  • Group I: Tatiana Filosofova (WLLC) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group II: Erin Miller (LIBR) - Term Ends 2020*
  • Group II: Donna Arnold (LIBR) - Term Ends 2021*
  • Group III: Haifeng Zhang (MEE) - Term Ends 2020
  • Group III: Mary Ann Barber (MATH) - Term Ends 2020*
  • Group IV: Jessica Craig (CJUS) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group IV: Glen Biglaiser (PSCI) - Term Ends 2021*  
  • Group V: Ann Afflerbach (HTM) - Term Ends 2020
  • Group V: Steve Joiner (MKTG) - Term Ends 2019*
  • Group VI: Julie Leventhal (EPSY) - Term Ends 2021*
  • Group VI: Judith Bradetich (EPSY) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group VII: Katsura Aoyama (ASLP) - Term Ends 2020*
  • Group VII: Brandi Levingston (RHS) - Term Ends 2021*
  • Group VIII: James Martin (MRTS) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group VIII: April Prince (MUHT) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group At-L 1: Sheri Broyles (JOUR) - Term Ends 2019*
  • Group At-L 2: Julie Leuzinger (LIBR) - Term Ends 2019
  • OCCC Representative: VACANT (Harker)
  • Student 1:       Muhammad Kara
  • Student 2:       Dominique Thomas
  • Student 3:       Stephon Bradberry

Administrative Representatives:

  • VPAA Designee:                   Jaymee Haefner
  • CLASS Designee:                 Eddie Meaders
  • COB Designee:                     Desiree Robison
  • COE Designee:                     Carol Wickstrom
  • COI Designee:                       Laura Pasquini
  • COS Designee:                     John Quintanilla 
  • CMHT Designee:                  VACANT  
  • CVAD Designee:                   Denise Baxter
  • ENG Designee:                     Nandika D'Souza
  • JOUR Designee:                   Jim Mueller
  • MUSIC Designee:                 Kirsten Broberg
  • HPS Designee:                     Peggy Shadduck
  • HONORS Designee:             Eric Gruver
  • LIBR Designee:                    Sian Brannon
  • REGISTRAR Designee:        Lynn McCreary

Voting rules:

  • All 18 faculty members approved by the Faculty Senate are voting members.
  • Student members will be non-voting members.
  • The registrar and the OCCC representative will be a non-voting ex-officio member.
  • Deans and their designees that have full or part-time administrative appointments will be non-voting ex-officio.
  • Designees who are full time faculty members or librarians will be ex-officio voting.
  • The administrative co-chair will be non-voting.


There shall be a faculty Chair who shall be elected by the voting members of the UUCC at the September meeting of the committee. The Office of the Provost will designate an administrative co-chair who will facilitate the work of the committee by gathering and presenting documents for meetings and other preparatory functions and serve as the convener of the committee.  


I.  Undergraduate Curriculum Review

The UUCC is the primary institutional faculty body that oversees and reviews curriculum from an institutional perspective.  The UUCC helps ensure that the University’s curriculum and the processes and procedures by which it is reviewed and approved are consistent and appropriate.  In its work, the Committee is concerned with the academic integrity of the institution and the quality of course and programmatic offerings.  The oversight and review roles recognize that the university’s academic programs are diverse and that this diversity will be reflected in their curriculum. 

The UUCC helps ensure that the University “places the primary responsibility for content, quality, and effectiveness of its curriculum with its faculty” as required by SACS-COC.

The UUCC will:

  • Develop and implement specific procedures for the evaluation of courses and programs from an institutional perspective for inclusion in UNT's curriculum. 
  • Make recommendations in a timely manner to the Faculty Senate’s Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate so that decisions regarding the curriculum follow appropriate processes and meet relevant deadlines.  This ensures predictability and consistency for academic programs planning for implementation.

II.  Administration

The UUCC will:

  • Work with all appropriate Faculty Senate committees and other leadership bodies across campus on changes and improvements to UNT's curriculum.
  • Review and renew the committee charges in keeping with changes to reporting, compliance, or internal calls for improvement or other modifications.
  • Report to the Faculty Senate on decisions made and issues arising in the oversight and review of the curriculum.

Charges 2015-2016:

  • Establish official definitions for university curricular terms.
  • Create more flowcharts/documentation for curriculum and program approval processes.
  • Work with Oversight Committee on the Core Curriculum to develop curriculum website
  • Work with Registrar’s Office to promote calendar for catalog submissions.
  • Have annual retreat with OCCC and Registrar’s Office to review procedures, deadlines, and other business.

UNT Curriculum Home:

Curricular Proposals:

The content on this page is being sourced from another UNT website.
Content Source:
Need more information? Visit

Administrative Committees are those established and administered by other university departments/entities. The Faculty Senate maintains record of the faculty it appoints to each of these committees, but is not responsible for determining any policies, logistics, meeting times, or the structures of these committees. Typically, the Committee on Committees, Executive Committee or Faculty Senate officers are invited by the Administration to appoint members to these committees. Terms, meeting times, and workloads for these committees will vary based upon the functions and rules of the particular committee.  For questions about these matters, please contact the committee chair (if one is indicated) or the university entity which established the particular committee.

For a list of department chairs in each college or school, click on the specific college or school.

College of Business

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Health and Public Service

College of Information

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Communication, Media, and Performance


Social Sciences


College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism

College of Music

College of Science

College of Visual Arts and Design

School of Journalism