The following university councils are under the purview of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Undergraduate Education Council

The Undergraduate Education Council (UEC) facilitates and enhances communication among colleges, departments, and administrative units that will lead to meaningful improvements in the services, programs, and products associated with OSU's undergraduate students. The UEC collaborates with the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs on a strategic approach to undergraduate academic program development, a key tactic in the university's strategic plan SP4.0. The UEC makes recommendations that can lead to creative and consequential solutions to concerns facing undergraduate students and undergraduate programs.

The UEC is chaired by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

AY2021 UEC Membership:

  • Randy Bell, College of Education
  • Erin Bird, Office of Undergraduate Education - Transfer Coordinator
  • JoAnne Bunnage, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Anne-Marie Deitering, Valley Library
  • Vicki Ebbeck, College of Public Health & Human Sciences
  • John Edwards, College of Liberal Arts
  • Theresa Filtz, College of Pharmacy
  • Alix Gitelman, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Brenna Gomez, University Innovation Alliance Fellow
  • Michael Harte, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Selina Heppell, Faculty Senate President
  • Henri Jensen, College of Science
  • Andrew Ketsdever, Academic Affairs, OSU-Cascades
  • Kerry Kincanon, University Exploratory Studies
  • Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Wade Marcum, College of Engineering
  • Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez, College of Agricultural Science
  • Rebecca Mathern, Office of the Registrar
  • Prem Mathew, College of Business
  • Isabel Nunez-Perez, ASOSU President
  • Sue Rodgers, Honors College
  • Randy Rosenberger, College of Forestry
  • Elena Sapp, INTO OSU
  • Ellen Smit, College of Public Health and Health Sciences
  • Kelly Smith, Student Success, OSU-Cascades
  • Lisa Templeton, Ecampus-Extended Campus

University Student-Learning Assessment Council

The University Student-Learning Assessment Council (USLAC) provides leadership for the development of rigorous assessment of student-learning practices across Oregon State University, and acts in a consultative and advisory role for the university community. The USLAC fosters a robust culture of continuous improvement through the assessment of student learning for all academic program and instructional delivery modalities. The USLAC shares information, advice, and best practices regarding learning-based assessment, as well as data that can be used for planning, decision-making, and allocations of resources to support excellence in education. Specifically, the USLAC will:

  • Be a learning community where the exchange of ideas and information is used to inform student learning assessment and stimulate assessment projects;
  • Keep the university community apprised of expectations for assessment related to our regional accreditation standards and best practices for institutions of higher education;
  • Investigate potential reward structures for excellence in the area of assessment; and,
  • Promote collaboration, optimizing the use of shared tools and resources among units.

The USLAC is composed of representatives from key areas of the university: academic, administrative, and student support. The USLAC is chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Accreditation.

AY2021 USLAC Membership:

  • Randy Bell, College of Education
  • Tamara Belknap, Academic Programs and Assessment
  • Stephanie Bernell, Graduate School
  • JoAnne Bunnage, Chair, Undergraduate Education
  • Salvador Castillo, Institutional Research
  • Maureen Cochran, Student Affairs 
  • Anne-Marie Deitering, Library
  • Brandi Fuhrman, Career Development
  • Michael Harte, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences 
  • Heath Henry, Academic Programs and Assessment
  • Henri Jansen, College of Science
  • Adam Kent, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Wade Marcum, College of Engineering
  • Byron Marshall, College of Business
  • Ricardo Mata Gonzalez, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Tanya Ostrogorsky, College of Pharmacy
  • Shannon Riggs, Ecampus
  • Sue Rodgers, Honors College
  • Randy Rosenberger, College of Forestry
  • Marion Rossi, College of Liberal Arts
  • Kate Scollan, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dorthe  Wildenschild, College of Engineering
  • Vicki Wise, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Kara Witzke, OSU-Cascades

Council for Head Advisors

The Council of Head Advisors (CHA) plays a consultative and advisory role for the University community on issues impacting undergraduate academic advising both at the institution level and, as appropriate, in the colleges. The essential focus of CHA’s engagement with campus partners is to advance the efficacy of academic advising to promote student success at OSU. CHA will collaborate with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to advance Strategic Plan 4.0 goals and actions that are connected to the practice of high quality, inclusive, and equitable academic advising for undergraduates.

AY2020 CHA Membership:

  • Heather Arbuckle, College of Science
  • Mary Chuinard, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Alix Gitelman, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Erin Heim, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Brett Jeter, College of Engineering
  • Nicole Kent, College of Forestry
  • Kerry Kincanon, University Exploratory Studies
  • Rebekah Lancelin, Honors College
  • Carol Leder, College of Business
  • Jeff Malone, Cross Campus Strategic Initiatives, USSI
  • Michelle McAllaster, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Tristen Shay, College of Liberal Arts
  • Jason Tena-Encarnacion, College of Education

 

Racism and Anti-racism Curriculum Task Force

The Racism and Anti-racism Curriculum Task Force (RAC) reviews and recommends changes to current OSU curricular and co-curricular offerings to ensure, as part of their OSU experience, ALL students learn critical thinking on race/ethnicity, multiple racisms - their historical origins and present-day manifestations - and anti-racism. The RAC will identify existing curricular offerings which already engage issues of race critically, and develop ways to amplify and enhance their reach. The RAC will identify spaces across campus where opportunities to engage issues of race and racism in the curriculum need to be developed or strengthened.

Among other responsibilities, the RAC will consider and advise on the following proposals:

  • Including an anti-racism requirement in the Baccalaureate Core;
  • Incorporating anti-racism education in graduate education;
  • Requiring DPD courses be satisfied within a student's academic home;
  • Establishing standards and shared responsibilities for anti-racism education;
  • Mandated participation of instructors in Black Minds Matter training.

AY2020 RAC Tack Force Membership:

  • Teresita Alvarez-Cortez, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Programs, University Housing and Dining
  • Bradley Boovy, Acting Director, Difference, Power, and Discrimination Programs, Associate Professor:College of Liberal Arts, Department of WGSS
  • Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Associate Professor: College of Engineering,Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of Office of Diversity and Cultural Engagement
  • Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, Professor: College of Science, Department of Statistics, Co-Chair of RAC Task Force
  • Sienna Kaske, Undergraduate Student:College of Liberal Arts, Department of Ethnic Studies and Writing
  • Brittany Kink, Graduate Ph.D. Student:College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Marta Maldonado, Associate Professor: College of Liberal Arts, Department of Ethnic Studies, Co-Chair of RAC Task Force
  • Erika McCalpine, Instructor: Cascades, College of Business
  • Patti Sakurai, Associate Professor: College of Liberal Arts, Department of Ethnic Studies
  • Dana Sanchez, Associate Professor: College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Dorian Smith, Assistant Director of Black Student Access and Success, Education Opportunities program
  • Luhui Whitebear, Native America Longhouse Eena Haws Assistant Director, Diversity and Cultural Engagement