The Curriculum & Programs Committee provides guidance and support for matters relating to curriculum at Austin Community College, including the creation, implementation, and revision of courses, programs, and awards. The committee serves as the approving body for matters relating to curriculum. The committee serves as the recommending body for collegewide issues relating to curriculum such as new program development, new course development, compliance with accrediting bodies and state rules and mandates, master syllabus content, general education and core curriculum updates, and other matters relating to curricular offerings.

To support this work, the Curriculum & Programs Committee will:

1. Review and monitor all courses, awards, and programs offered by Austin Community College to ensure they reflect the college’s mission and strategic plan and support student success through guided pathways

2. Review and monitor all courses, awards, and programs offered by Austin Community College to ensure compliance with rules, policies, procedures, accreditation standards, and requirements of all regulatory bodies. This includes, but is not limited to the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Texas Legislature and state statute, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and accompanying regulatory documents such as the Guide to Instructional Programs in Workforce Education (GIPWE), the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM), and the Lower- Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM).

3. Review requests and make appropriate recommendations within credit (UG) instruction and Continuing Education (CE), including such areas as Honors program courses, Study Abroad program courses, Service learning courses, instructional modalities, or other specialized course offerings. These requests will include proposals for:

a. New courses, awards, or programs
b. Modifications to existing courses, awards, or programs
c. Updates to or deletions of courses, awards, or programs
d. Faculty credentials changes related to new courses, awards, or programs
e. Updates to the Core Curriculum

References: Curriculum & Programs Committee Forms; Schedule Development – Home; Core Curriculum Change Request 

4. Review supporting documentation for new courses, awards, and programs that provide information about facilities needs, equipment needs, and library resources that are impacted by the proposed new courses, awards, or programs

5. Develop and publish a style guide. This includes:

a. Approving standard language and format for program maps to ensure consistency and clarity for students (e.g., advising notes). Reference: C&P Style Guide
b. Approving updates to the program map templates

6. Maintain and regularly update a procedures manual for curricular changes, to include:

a. Approving updates to the process, timelines, and forms related to curriculum and programs

Committee recommendations are forwarded to the Academic & Student Affairs Council.

Meeting Schedule and Frequency

Meets virtually, 10 a.m. – noon
3rd Friday (generally)

September 23
October 21
November 18
January 20
February 17
March 24
April 21
June 16
Meeting Schedule and Frequency

Proposal packets are due to the Office of Curriculum Development via email attachment at least two weeks (10 working days) prior to the actual meeting date

Agendas and minutes
Questions? Contact Matthew Campbell, 512-223-7841 or


Co-chair: Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, AVC, Transfer Programs, 512-223-7841 or
Co-chair: Dr. Gretchen Riehl, AVC, Workforce Education, 512-223-7746 or

PositionNameAppointed byCampusPhoneEmail
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic TransferGaye Lynn
Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce EducationGretchen
Associate Vice Chancellor, Distance EducationErasmus
Associate Dean, Assessment & EvaluationRon Johns PositionHLC3-7491
Representatives of Job Functions or College Offices 
(1-year terms)
Dean, WorkforceBrandon WhatleyVC,
Dean, WorkforceLorlie EllisVC,
Dean, AcademicDeshaunta StewartVC,
Dean, AcademicMatthew DaudeVC,
Professor (Librarian)Jonathan BucksteadDean, Library
Professor (Counselor)Dawn AllisonVC, Student
Representatives of ACC Constituencies
(1-year terms)
Full-Time Faculty SenateJorge LynchAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateTroy DefratesAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateAthena Lemus-WilsonAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateRebecca CzuchryAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateKristy McDermotAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateCathy AngellAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateRay SandovalAssociation
Full-Time Faculty SenateVictoria TaylorAssociation
Adjunct Faculty AssociationJames ChristiansonAssociation Pres.NRG3-1790
Adjunct Faculty AssociationCorinne Coons-GallagherAssociation
Adjunct Faculty AssociationMarissa BurillAssociation
Adjunct Faculty AssociationLisa Marie CoppolettaAssociation
Professional/Technical AssociationIdolina MaldonadoAssociation Pres.HLC3-7922
Classified AssociationJeremy GarzaAssociation
Student Government AssociationTBAAssociation Pres.TBATBATBA
Non-Voting Members
(serve by virtue of the position held)
Vice Chancellor, InstructionMike
Executive Dean, Admissions, Enrollment & CompletionLinda Kluck
Executive Director, Student Assistance & Veterans AffairsJason Briseñ
Director, Risk and Campus OperationsVacantPositionTBATBATBA
Associate Dean, Planning & AccreditationMisty
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, College & High School RelationsMison