Undergraduate Council


  1. To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new undergraduate curricula and programs proposed by the various departments and colleges;
  2. to review existing undergraduate offerings and make appropriate recommendations to the Council of Deans; and
  3. to initiate and recommend policies and procedures relevant to baccalaureate and associate degree requirements, grading and credit policies, academic standards, and related matters.

Annual Report:

The Faculty Senate requests that this council provide a written report to the Faculty Senate by October 1 of each year. This report should summarize the body´s activities during the prior year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline long-range planning for the following year. This report should be approved by the membership of the committee.


  1. Department chairs are selected by the Faculty Senate, one from each of the colleges. No other department chair may serve on the council.
  2. One faculty member from each college holding the rank of assistant professor or above will be appointed by the faculty senate.
  3. Each college, according to the procedure for appointing college committees, appoints one faculty member.
  4. Two students are invited to serve as members, representing the Student Government Association and Alpha Chi.

The associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies serves as chair of the Undergraduate Council. The council selects its secretary. The provost and the registrar are ex officio, non voting members. Each council member serves four years on a rotating basis for each of the three categories. Students serve one-year terms.


Member Term Title
Kurt A. Boniecki, Chair Permanent Associate Provost
Tammy Benson (COE) 2016 Faculty Senate Chair Appt
Clay Arnold (CLA) 2017 Faculty Senate Chair Appt
Renee Ryburn (CHBS) 2019 Faculty Senate Chair Appt
Joe Cangelosi (COB) 2016 Faculty Senate Chair Appt
John Gale (CFAC) 2016 Faculty Senate Chair Appt
Carl Frederickson (CNSM) 2018 Faculty Senate Chair Appt
Alex Fayman (COB) 2016 Faculty Senate
Jennifer Brinegar (CHBS) 2018 Faculty Senate
Bhavanand Rathinasamy (CNSM) 2019 Faculty Senate
Alana Reid (CLA)  2019 Faculty Senate
Jeff Whittingham (COE) 2017 Faculty Senate
Mike Gunther (CFAC)  2018 Faculty Senate
Brent Shires (CFAC)  2018 College Appointment
Beula Magimairaj (CHBS)  2019 College Appointment
Rene Crow (COE)  2018 College Appointment
Kaye McKinzie (COB) 2017 College Appointment
Bernard Chen (CNSM) 2016 College Appointment
Travis Sorenson (CLA) 2016 College Appointment
Laurie Nick (COE) 2016 SGA Appointment
Taylor Garrett 2015 Alpha Chi
Steve Runge Permanent Provost
Becky Rasnick Permanent Registrar



x-period the third Tuesday of each month. On call other times as needed

See more at: http://uca.edu/academicaffairs/undergraduate-council/

Reports to


UGC Annual Report 2014-15

Send minutes to: Chair of the Committee on Committees

Page last updated: December 17, 2015