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)

2021-2022 Membership

Name Position/Department
Paul Barr Chair, Provost's Office
Mateja Savoie Roskos College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Richard Walker Caine College to the Arts 
Sterling Bone Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
David Feldon Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
Scott Budge College of Engineering
Matt Sanders College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Curriculum Subcommittee Chair
Karen Beard 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
Porter Casdorph USUSA Executive Vice President
Niyonta Chowdhury-Magana Graduate Studies Senator
Lucas Stevens  USUSA President
Fran Hopkin Ex Officio, Registrar's Office
Toni Gibbons Ex Officio, Registrar's Office
Michele Hillard Ex Officio, Secretary
Jessica Hansen Ex Officio, AIS



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 2, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 2, 2021
  • January 6, 2022
  • February 3, 2022
  • March 3, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
Agenda Items Due
  • August 23, 2021
  • September 20, 2021
  • October 25, 2021
  • November 22, 2021
  • December 27, 2021
  • January 24, 2022
  • February 21, 2022
  • March 21, 2022