College Curriculum Committee

The College Curriculum Committee (CCC) is tasked with approving proposals for new academic programs, changes to existing academic programs, and Cultural Diversity (CD) course designations.

Note: The Service Learning (SL) graduation requirement and designation will be phased on beginning in Fall 2019 as USF adopts instead the Community Engaged Learning (CEL) designation. Faculty developing proposals for CEL-designated courses should build the course and syllabus around the new CEL learning outcomes and dimensions, posted here. Please contact the Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Committee co-chairs for further details and resources for developing CEL courses.


Meeting Schedule and Submissions

The CCC reviews program and course proposals only after they have been approved by the Area Associate Dean. Many proposals require revision prior to Area AD approval. Faculty are therefore strongly encouraged to submit program and course proposals on Curriculog at least 4 weeks prior to the CCC date on which they wish their proposal to be reviewed by the CCC.

Past agendas can be viewed on Curriculog (in the agenda archive) and current agendas can be viewed in Curriculog (in agendas).

FALL 2019 meeting dates

  • August 26
  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2


Elected Members

Ryan West, Professor, Chemistry (through Spring 2020)

Michelle LaVigne (Co-Chair) Professor, Rhetoric & Language (through Spring 2020)

Zifei Fay Chen, Professor, Communication Studies (through Fall 2021)

Nicole Thometz, Professor, Biology (through Spring 2021)

Stephanie Vandrick, Professor, Rhetoric & Language (through Spring 2021)

Appointed Members

Joshua Gamson (Co-Chair), Academic Assistant Dean

Jeffrey Paris, Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities

Catherine Lusheck, Professor, Art + Architecture (through Fall 2019)

Pamela Balls Organista, Associate Dean of Social Sciences

Christina Tzagarakis-Foster, Associate Dean of Sciences

Committee Staff

Ashley Villarama, Assistant University Registrar for Curriculum and Degree Audit

Marvella Luey, Assistant Dean, Academic & Faculty Services

Andrea Hendrickson, Committee Administrative Support


Please contact Joshua Gamson