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Academic Advisory Committee

 

Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) 

The AAC advises the Executive Director on aspects of academic policy (including curriculum design, faculty selection, and other academic matters) and serve as advocates on campus for the systemwide academic program. Its membership includes one faculty representative from each of the undergraduate campuses, faculty-at-large members, and a representative from UCOP Academic Affairs. Members of the committee are appointed by the campus Executive Vice Chancellors or University Provost. The Provost also appoints one of the faculty members as committee chair to lead the meetings and develop meeting agendas in conjunction with the Executive Director.

 

The AAC consists of:

  • Matthew N. Beckmann (Chair), Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine

  • Susan Carlson, Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Programs at the University of California, Office of the President

  • Helen Shapiro - Executive Director at the University of California Washington Program (UCDC)

  • Jennifer Diascro - Associate Academic Director of UCDC

  • Marc Sandalow - Associate Academic Director of UCDC

  • David Biggs - Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside

  • Bob Jacobsen, Dean of Undergraduate Studies of the College of Letters & Science; Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley

  • Thad Kousser - Chair of the Department of Political Science; Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diergo

  • Nathan W. Monroe - Associate Professor and Tony Coelho Endowed Chair in Public Policy at the University of California, Merced

  • Mark Peterson* - Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law at the University of California, Los Angeles

  • Katheryn Russ** - Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis

  • Matt Taxler - Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning; Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis

  • Patricia Turner - Senior Dean & Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Los Angeles

  • Daniel Wirls - Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Xiaojian Zhao - Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education; Professor of Asian.American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

* Faculty-at-large

**UCEP Liaison