Educational Policies Committee (EPC)

The major function of this committee shall be to serve as the Senate committee on educational policy, including program discontinuance for academic reasons (Policy 406.2). In addition to conducting studies and making recommendations as specifically instructed by the Senate, the Committee itself may initiate such activities.

Routine actions taken under established policy, such as approval for specific course changes, additions, or deletions, shall be submitted to the Senate as information items. All policy recommendations and major actions shall be referred to the Senate for approval or disapproval.

Specific duties of the EPC shall include consideration of standards and requirements for University designated honors such as cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. (Policy 402.12.6)

2020-2021 Membership

Name Position/Department
Paul Barr Chair, Provost's Office
Mateja Savoie Roskos College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Nicholas Morrison Caine College to the Arts, Curriculum Subcommittee Chair
Sterling Bone Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Kat Oertle Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
Timothy Taylor College of Engineering
Matt Sanders College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mike Conover S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Dan Coster College of Science
Renee Galliher Academic Standards Subcommittee Chair
Lee Rickords General Education Subcommittee Chair
Shana Geffeney Statewide Campuses
Robert Heaton University Libraries
Jason Marshall USU Eastern
Richard Cutler Graduate Council
 Lucas Stevens USUSA Executive Vice President
 Alex Braeger Graduate Studies Senator
Sami Ahmed  USUSA President
Fran Hopkin Ex Officio, Registrar's Office
Michele Hillard Ex Officio, Secretary
Toni Gibbons Ex Officio, Registrar's Office



The EPC meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in Champ Hall Conference Room #136, Old Main, according to the schedule below.

Meeting Dates
  • September 3, 2020
  • October 1, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
  • January 7, 2021
  • February 4, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
Agenda Items Due
  • August 24, 2020
  • September 21, 2020
  • October 26, 2020
  • November 23, 2020
  • December 28, 2020
  • January 25, 2021
  • February 22, 2021
  • March 22, 2021