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)

2024-2025 Membership

Name Position/Department
Paul Barr Chair, Provost's Office
Mateja Savoie Roskos College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Susie Tibbitts 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
Chad Simon Curriculum Subcommittee Chair
Jared Colton College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Peter Howe S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Dan Coster College of Science
Heloisa Rutigliano College of Veterinary Medicine
Renee Galliher Academic Standards Subcommittee Chair
Matt Sanders General Education Subcommittee Chair
Shana Geffeney Statewide Campuses
 Britt Fagerheim University Libraries
Jason Marshall USU Eastern
Richard Cutler Graduate Council
Brooklyn Ward USUSA Executive Vice President
Jamie Parry Graduate Studies Senator
Toni Gibbons Ex Officio, Registrar's Office
Fran Hopkin Ex Officio, Registrar's Office
Michele Hillard Ex Officio, Secretary



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.

Agenda Items Due
  • August 26, 2024
  • September 23, 2024
  • October 28, 2024
  • November 25, 2024
  • December 23, 2024
  • January 27, 2025
  • February 24, 2025
  • March 24, 2025
Meeting Dates
  • September 5, 2024
  • October 3, 2024
  • November 7, 2024
  • December 5, 2024
  • January 2, 2025
  • February 6, 2025
  • March 6, 2025
  • April 3, 2025