The Admissions Committee serves as an advisory body to the Faculty of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS). The duties of the Admissions committee are to review student applications (Freshmen and transfer students) to LAS whose qualifications do not meet the criteria for guaranteed admission, to decide on admission on a weekly basis in cooperation with the Office of Admissions and Records, and to determine conditional admission requirements for individual students or groups of students.
Budget & Planning Committee
Curt Holder (SS) 2022
Kevin Tvrdy (NS) 2022
Steven Carter (H/A) 2023
Michelle Brown (H/A) 2023
Christine Biermann (NS) 2023
Tara Robins (SS) 2023
Allen Schoffstall (NS) 2024
Dale Deboer (SS) 2024
Sean Williams (H/A) 2024
Sherry McDonnell (LAS Recording Secretary and Financial Manager)
Andrea William (Classified)
Rose Johnson (Classified)
The Budget and Planning Committee will advise the Dean on matters concerning budgeting priorities, and also on matters relating to long term planning (growth projections, FTE distribution, etc.). The committee will review and discuss the annual budget proposal before submission to the VCAA. The committee would act as the principal advisory board to the Dean in any situations of fiscal crisis, including potential financial exigency.
Sherry Morreale Communications Spring 2023 (first term)
* Andrea Baker COMM– Sabbatical replacement Spring 2022
David Weiss Chemistry Spring 2024 (final term)
Carole Woodall History Spring 2023 (first term)
Curt Holder Geography Spring 2022 (first term)
Helen Davies English Spring 2024 (first term)
Ethan Heckman Military Science Spring 2023 (first term)
(CAP) AY 2021-2022 Schedule
Currently via Microsoft Teams; 8:15-9:30 am
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
No meeting in January
The Committee on Academic Progress is a review board that handles student petitions for exceptions to the academic policies and requirements of the College. The committee is made up of faculty of the College, and makes recommendations to the Dean.
Meeting Schedule, AY-2021-2022, 8-9:30 am. Via Microsoft Teams:
The Curriculum and Requirements committee (C&R) serves as an advisory and deciding body to the Faculty of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS). The duties of the C&R committee are to review all new LAS courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and to provide advice and guidelines with respect to new academic programs and LAS college degree requirements. The recommendations of the C&R committee are submitted to the Faculty of LAS for final approval as specified below.
** Chair of the Dean’s Instructor Review Committee
The Dean’s Instructors Review Committee (DIRC) is a standing committee of the College of LAS which assists and advises the Dean of LAS in:
the review of dossiers submitted for consideration in the promotion of Instructors to Senior Instructor, including the recommendation for or against promotion, and
the numerical scoring of Instructors/Senior Instructors’ performance as part of the annual merit/salary review process.
The DIRC may have other responsibilities as requested by the Dean of LAS and is expected to act as a resource to the Dean in Non Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) issues.
Dean's Review Committee
Farida Khan (SS) 2022
Mary Coussons-Martin (SS) 2022
Eugenia Olesnicky Killian (NS) 2022
Glen Whitehead (H/A) 2023
Lesley Ginsberg (at-large) 2023
Ron Ruminski (NS) 2024
Fernando Feliu-Moggi (H/A) 2024
Deann Barrett (ex-officio)
The Dean’s Review Committee is composed of tenured associate and full professors from the college, department chair and primary unit evaluation committee chair, its job is to assist and advise the Dean in personnel matters. Every candidate must have a primary unit evaluation committee consisting of at least five members of the candidate’s department or related departments if the department is too small. Units may specify a smaller number of members of the Primary Unit Committee in their approved unit criteria, but in no case can this committee have fewer than three members. The chair of the primary department is responsible for providing candidates with a copy of the primary unit’s “statement of criteria, standards, and evidence” during the first semester of appointment.
Jeremy Click (LAS Recording Secretary and Fin. Rep)
(LAS Student Senator)
LAS Student rep: College
The Fee Advisory Committee reviews department proposals to request new mandatory student fees or to increase, decrease, discontinue or change the original intent of an existing fee. The committee will make recommendations to the UCCS Board of Regents for its final review and approval.
Online Fee Committee
**David Anderson (NS) Fa20-Sp23
Edgar Cota (AH) Fa19-Sp22
Janice Thorpe (at large) Fa19-Sp22
Maja Krakowiak (SS) Fa20-Sp23
Carmen Stavrositu (SS) Fa20-Sp23
Roger Martinez (AH) Fa21-Sp24
Suman Lakkakula (NS) Fa21-Sp24
Lily Cosgrave (LAS recording secretary)
Kimbra Smith (ex-officio)
**Chair of the Committee
The Online Fee Committee is advisory to the Dean on matters concerning disbursement of both the College’s and the Departments’ portions of online fee funds. The Committee will create guidelines for the distribution of these fee monies, and establish an LAS Online Incentives Program with defined categories of requests for expenditures of these funds. Some requests require only approval of the LAS Faculty Program Planning Specialist and the Department Chair, others may require additional approval of the Dean, and some may require approval of the Committee. The Committee will act as the principal advisory board to the Dean on these matters.
Policies and Procedures Committee
** Sonja Tanner
Steve Bistricky (SS)
Amanda Morgenstern (NS)
** Paul Harvey (H/A) 2023
Radu Cascaval (NS) 2023
Robert von Dassanowsky (H/A) 2024
Tara Cepon Robins (SS) 2024
Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)
Margie Oldham (LAS representative)
**Chair of the Committee
The Research Committee’s primary purpose is to maintain, and where possible, improve the quality of research and creative works within the college. It is charged with developing measures for improving faculty and student research and establishing a program of faculty development. Also responsible for awarding the annual LAS research award.
Salary Merit Grievance Committee
Teresa Meadows (H/A) 2023
Colin Wren (SS) 2024
Peter Braza (NS) 2024
Raphael Sassower (at-large) 2024
The Salary Merit Grievance Committee is composed of tenured faculty from the college, its job is to consider information provided by the grievant and the Dean’s Review Committee and to make recommendations to the Dean. (None of the members of the Salary Merit Grievance Committee can be members of the Dean’s Review Committee.)
Staff Advisory Committee
Kimbra Smith (ex-officio)
Rhonda Goodman-Gaghan (at-large) Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities
Michaela Steen (at-large) Visual Resource Center
Ian Smith – (at-large) History, Humanities
Deann Barrett – (LAS Human Resources Director)
AJ Vafiades – (at-large) VAPA
The LAS Staff Advisory Committee’s primary purpose is to maintain, and where possible, improve the quality of communication between staff and faculty within the college. The committee is also responsible for awarding the Annual LAS Staff Outstanding Service Award.
The Teaching Committee’s primary purpose is to maintain, and where possible, improve the quality of undergraduate instruction within the college. Also responsible for awarding the annual LAS teaching award