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Washington State University Catalog Subcommittee

Catalog Subcommittee

Composition & Tenure

  • Nine faculty who are actively involved in teaching courses and chosen to represent different academic areas, with at least three geographical regions represented. No fewer than two of these faculty should be members of the Graduate Faculty. (F)
  • One member of the Academic Affairs Committee chosen by that committee; one member of the Graduate Studies Committee chosen by that committee; one member of the Professional Health Sciences Committee chosen by that committee. (A)
  • One member of the UCORE Committee chosen by the committee; one member of the All-University Writing Committee chosen by that committee. (A)
  • Editor of the Catalog (registrar), serving as secretary; provost and executive vice president or designee; all chancellors or their designees. (#) (X)

Function

  • Studies and evaluates catalog material referred to it by the Editor of the Catalog (Registrar) for conformity to the educational standards, policies, and regulations of the institution.
  • Checks for, and makes recommendations to eliminate, unnecessary duplication and overlapping in course and curricular offerings.
  • Makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Committee, the Professional Health Sciences Committee, and the Graduate Studies Committee concerning all major changes in catalog material.
  • Makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Committee regarding policies affecting the publication of the catalog.
  • Advises the Editor on editorial policies pertaining to the catalog.
  • Presents time schedules for the revision of the catalog to the Academic Affairs Committee for its recommendation to the Faculty Senate.
  • Reviews and recommends approval of temporary course petitions.
  • Makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Committee concerning the academic calendar.
  • Reports to the Academic Affairs Committee, the Professional Health Sciences Committee, or Graduate Studies Committee on each matter referred to it.

Additional notes

  • Chair elected by the Subcommittee.
  • Responsible to: Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and Professional Health Sciences Committee
  • Reports to: Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and Professional Health Sciences Committee.

Time Commitment

The Catalogue Subcommittee meets every Thursday.

The workload for individual members varies depending on how many requests come in from specific departments. Committee members are assigned different departments for a given semester.  For each item, a primary and secondary member are assigned for preliminary review. The primary member addresses initial concerns with the faculty/department. Once those concerns are addressed, the committee member advances the item to be discussed at the weekly meeting.

Total time commitment is typically 80 minutes for the weekly meeting and a possible 0-2 hours of additional work each week depending.

Name Rank Constituency Location Term Start Term End
Committee Chair, Jacob Murray (F) Assistant Professor EECS, VCEAPullman 20202023
Tami Goetz (F)Assistant Professor Kinesiology, CoE Pullman 2020 2023
Angela Hamel (F)Assistant Professor Nursing, CoNTri-Cities 20202023
Stergios Fotopoulos (F)Professor Finance & Management Sci, CCBPullman 2018 2024
Christy Jacobs (F)Assistant Professor Mathematics & Statistics, CAS Pullman 2021 2024
Troy Bennefield (F)Associate Professor School of Music, CAS Pullman 2022 2025
Allan Felsot (F)Professor Viticulture & Enology, CAHNRS Tri-Cities 20192025
George Newman (F)Instructor Physics, CASVancouver 20192025
Tammy Crawford (F)Assistant Professor Sports Management, CoEPullman 20192025
Administrative Members
Blaine Golden Registrar Designee & Acting CSC SecretaryOffice of the Registrar Pullman Office of the Registrar Representative Office of the Registrar Representative
Bill Davis Vice Provost for Academic Engagement & Student Achievement Provost / Exec VP Designee Pullman Office of the Provost Representative Office of the Provost Representative
Pending --Chancellor / Designee Tri-Cities Tri-Cities Representative Tri-Cities Representative
Pending -- Chancellor / Designee Vancouver Vancouver Representative Vancouver Representative
Jason Trosine Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid Services Chancellor / Designee Spokane Spokane Representative Spokane Representative
Mark Beattie Associate Vice Chancellor Chancellor / Designee Everett Everett Representative Everett Representative
Laura Welch Student Services Transfer Center for Policy & Resources Representative Pullman Transfer Center for Policy & Resources Representative Transfer Center for Policy & Resources Representative
Praveen Sekhar Associate Professor Engineering & Computer Sci., VCEAVancouver AAC Representative AAC Representative
Erica Nicol Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian Libraries Pullman GSC Representative
GSC Representative
Becky Bitter
Registrar Designee Office of the Registrar Pullman PHSC Representative PHSC Representative
Clif StrattonAssociate Professor History, CAS Pullman UCORE Representative UCORE Representative