Texas Tech University

Academic Council


The Academic Council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Provost regarding academic policies and related matters. The Council provides leadership in determining academic policies, procedures and priorities. The Council considers proposals for needed degree and other programs and recommends course additions, changes and deletions. The Associate Deans Council, which is a subcommittee of the Academic Council, is composed of the Associate Deans. It also considers academic matters and has a special responsibility to consider programs which do not come through the traditional channels of the colleges.


The deans of each college/school will appoint their representatives; the President of the Student Government Association will appoint the student representative; the Faculty Senate will appoint the Vice President of that body; the Staff Senate will appoint a representative; and the Provost will appoint Provost Office representatives. All appointed members serve at the pleasure of their supervisors.

Operating Procedures

The Council shall develop its own operating procedures subject to the approval of the Provost. Copies of all minutes and reports are provided to all members of the Council and sent to the Provost and to those appointing representatives.


Each area represented has one vote except Arts and Sciences which will have two. The Provost Office representatives shall not vote, except that the chair of the Academic Council should vote to break any tie. Members' substitutes are considered to carry a full voting proxy.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Meeting agendas and minutes archive. 


The Council is chaired by the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness.


Name College/Department Membership Code
Akers, Cindy Vice Provost for Academic Affairs 2
Austin, Katherine Information Technology 9
Bac, Nurcan Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering 1
Belnap, Jeffrey Texas Tech University at Costa Rica 9
Bilkey, Andrea J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts 1
Bonner, Carol Registrar's Office 9
Borst, Stefanie College of Arts and Sciences 1
Bowman, Shelly Registrar's Office 5
Brown, Ashlee College of Human Sciences 1
Brown, Bobbie Registrar 5
Brown-Campbell, Dee Athletics 9
Cain, Chad Honors College 1
Chambers, Todd Academic & Career Advising 2
Christofides, Christiana TTU Online 9
Cox, Robert Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 1
Dascanio, John School of Veterinary Medicine 1
Dass, Mayukh Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Davis, Debbie College of Media and Communication 1
Durband, Dottie College of Human Sciences 1
Durham DeCesaro, Genevieve Vice Provost for Faculty Success 9
Ekwaro-Osire, Stephen Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering 1
Gaines, Kristi Graduate School 1
Greeenhalgh-Spencer, Heather Graduate School 9
Green, Birgit Engaged Research & Partnerships 9
Gregory, Matt Dean of Students & Vice Provost for Student Life 9
Hale, Jason Undergraduate Admissions 9
Hallowell, Lindsay Official Publications 6
Hansard, Jamie Enrollment Management 9
Hughes, Jennifer Office of Planning and Assessment 9
Humphrey, Wendy-Adele School of Law 1
Iber, Jorge Access and Engagement 1
Koerber, Amy College of Media and Communication 1
Lackey, Rodney Athletics 9
Lauderdale, Mitzi Academic Innovation & Student Success 2
Litsey, Ryan University Libraries 9
Lux, Erica School of Law 9
Martinez, Brenda Registrar 5
McConnel, Pat Academic Testing Center 9
Munoz, Lissa Planning & Administration 9
Park, Kuhn College of Architecture 1
Punyanunt, N College of Media and Communication 9
Ribordy, Reagan International Affairs 9
Rivero, Joel Student Government Association 8
Sahu, Pradip Institutional Research 9
Saldana, Kymberli College of Arts & Sciences 9
Schwintz, Sarah University Studies 1
Shannon, Brian Faculty Athletics Representative 9
Siwatu, Kamau College of Education 1
Still, Brian eLearning and Academic Partnerships 9
Talley, Amelia College of Arts and Sciences 1
Trejos-Castillo, Elizabeth Vice Provost for International Affairs 9
Villegas, Dino Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Walls, Janessa Law School Registrar 5
Walz, Ivy J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts 1
West, Stephanie Staff Senate 7

Membership Code

  1. Associate deans of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate School, Honors, Human Sciences, Media & Communication, School of Veterinarian Medicine, Visual & Performing Arts, University Studies, Law School and Library. The College of Arts and Sciences having four members.
  2. Members of the Provost's staff, ex-officio
  3. Vice President of the Faculty Senate
  4. Dean of Students
  5. Registrar
  6. One representative from Institutional Research and Official Publications
  7. Representative from the Staff Senate - President Elect
  8. Representative from the Student Government Association.
  9. Invited Representatives by Office of the Provost, Ex-officio

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