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

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

3rd Friday (generally)

September 22
October 20
November 17
January 19
February 16
March 22
April 19
June 21
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 Todd Johnson, [email protected].


Co-chair: VC, Instruction, Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott
Co-chair: Dr. Gretchen Riehl, AVC, Workforce Education, 512-223-7746 or [email protected]

PositionNameAppointed byCampusPhoneEmail
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic TransferTBAPositionTBATBATBA
Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce EducationGretchen RiehlPositionHLC3-7746[email protected]
Associate Vice Chancellor, Distance EducationErasmus AddaePositionHLC3-1370[email protected]
Associate Dean, Assessment & EvaluationRon Johns PositionHLC3-7491 [email protected]
Representatives of Job Functions or College Offices 
(1-year terms)
Dean, WorkforceVenancio Ybarra JrVC, InstructionHLC3-7454[email protected]
Dean, WorkforceLorlie BraxtonVC, InstructionNRG3-4114[email protected]
Dean, AcademicDeshaunta StewartVC, InstructionSGC3-2631[email protected]
Dean, AcademicMatthew DaudeVC, InstructionRGCN/A[email protected]
Coordinator, Student Affairs TrainingHilda GartzkeVC, Student AffairsOffsiteN/A[email protected]
Professor (Librarian)Jonathan BucksteadDean, Library ServicesCYP3-2132[email protected]
Representatives of ACC Constituencies
(1-year terms)
Full-Time Faculty SenateJorge LynchAssociation Pres.RGC3-3130[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateRebecca CzuchryAssociation Pres.SAC3-9213[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateKristy McDermotAssociation Pres.RRC3-0182[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateCathy AngellAssociation Pres.NRG3-4034[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateDaniel WaktolaAssociation Pres.NRG3-4875[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateSherri LynnAssociation Pres.EVC3-5944[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateSilke MorinAssociation Pres.RGC3-3324[email protected]
Full-Time Faculty SenateVictoria TaylorAssociation Pres.HLC3-7906[email protected]
Adjunct Faculty AssociationJames ChristiansonAssociation Pres.NRG3-1790
[email protected]
Adjunct Faculty AssociationDavid AlbertAssociation Pres.RVSN/A[email protected]
Adjunct Faculty AssociationMarissa BurillAssociation Pres.SGC3-2536[email protected]
Adjunct Faculty AssociationLisa Marie CoppolettaAssociation Pres.DILN/A[email protected]
Professional/Technical AssociationRichard GriffithsAssociation Pres.HLC3-7606[email protected]
Classified AssociationJeremy GarzaAssociation Pres.EVC3-5913[email protected]
Student Government AssociationMyles Lopez-CeperoAssociation Pres.N/AN/A
[email protected]
Non-Voting Members
(serve by virtue of the position held)
Vice Chancellor of InstructionGaye Lynn ScottPositionHLC3-7841[email protected]
Executive Dean, Admissions, Enrollment & CompletionLinda Kluck TerryPositionHBC3-7503[email protected]
Executive Dean, Financial Assistance & Veterans AffairsJason BriseñoPositionHLC3-7950[email protected]
Director, Risk and Campus OperationsVacantPositionTBATBATBA
Associate Dean, Planning & AccreditationMisty RasmussenPositionHLC3-7584[email protected]
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, College & High School RelationsMison ZunigaPositionHLC3-7679[email protected]