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Committee on Undergraduate Studies and Advising (CUSA)

Committee Liaison

Dean's Liaison: Associate Dean Holly Storkel, (785) 864-3661,

College Advising & Student Services Liaison:  Director Karen Ledom (785) 864-3500

Admin. Support: Rachel Schwien, (785) 864-1784,


According to the Bylaws of the College Assembly » (Article VII.B.4), the Committee on Undergraduate Studies & Advising) shall:

a. Review and recommend to the CAC and/or the Assembly for action all proposals with reference primarily to undergraduate course and curricular change and educational policy and procedures.

b. Review and accept for file statements of major requirements and departmental honors requirements.

c. Periodically review undergraduate degree requirements and the manner in which they may be satisfied, and, where appropriate, suggest to departments and programs that courses be modified so as to accomplish more effectively the goals for which the requirements were established.

d. Review and make recommendations on undergraduate petitions requesting special relief from College or University rules when referred to them by College Student Academic Services, the Dean and/or his or her designee, or by special request of the student.

e. Undertake inquiries into matters of undergraduate educational policy and procedures, and related matters of advising, and make recommendations to the Dean, as well as CAC and/or the Assembly.


Name Department Term Ends
Anthony-Twarog, Barbara Physics 2018

Bolden, Tony

African & African-American Studies 2019
Daley, Dorothy Public Affairs and Administration 2019
Fourny, Diane French & Italian 2020
Grund, Peter English 2019
Olcott Marshall, Alison alternate for Hileman, Lena Spring 18 Geology 2018
Johnson, Mat Mathematics 2020
LaPierre, Tracey Sociology 2020
Elles, Chris alternate for Li, Xingong Chemistry 2018
Maley, Corey Philosophy 2019
Maude, Marshall Visual Art 2019
Slusky, David Economics 2020
Watson-Thompson, Jomella Applied Behavioral Science 2020

Zazzali, Peter

Theatre 2019


Meeting dates
The full committee of CUSA meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month during the academic year from 11:15-12:30 in room 210 Strong Hall when classes are in session.  Subcommittee meet the first and third Tuesday of the month when classes are in session.

Policies & Procedures

Curriculum Changes

Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM)

Undergraduate Certificate Information

A new certificate proposal should be submitted as a new program in the link above.

Certificate Proposal Guidelines/Policy

Example of fields needed for new program


In order to obtain final governance approval of undergraduate-level course and program proposals in time for inclusion in the 2018-2019 catalog (which will go live in early April 2018), please submit your request via the CIM system no later than Tuesday, October 17th (see links above).

While we will make every effort to include all approved submissions in the next catalog, we cannot guarantee that proposals will make it through all steps of the approval process in time if received after October 17th.

Submission Deadlines


  • Policy and Awards Subcommittee
  • Curricular Changes and Degree Requirements Subcommittee