College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Committees

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs works with the following committees:

Curriculum Design and Assessment (CDA)

Reviews policy and curricular changes as it relates to undergraduate curriculum design and innovation, student learning, assessment, and curriculum approval.

CDA Members

  • Michael Anderson (Government, International Relations and Global Studies)
  • Thomas Garrison (Geography and the Environment)
  • Laura Gutierrez (Mexican American and Latina/o Studies)
  • Madeline Hsu (History)
  • Chris Kirk (Anthropology)
  • Chiu-Mi Lai (Asian Studies)
  • Mark Longaker (Rhetoric and Writing)
  • Hervé Picherit (French and Italian)

College of Liberal Arts International Study Advisory Committee (CLAISAC)

Advises the college on issues related to international policy and intitiatives, including reviewing the college’s study abroad programs.


  • Michael Anderson (International Relations and Global Studies)
  • Javier Auyero (Latin American Studies)
  • Douglas Biow (European Studies)
  • Carl Blyth (COERLL)
  • Linda Gerber (Center for Global Business)
  • Karen Grumberg (Middle Eastern Studies)
  • Mary Neuberger (Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies)
  • Mary Rader (UT Libraries)
  • Sharmila Rudrappa (South Asia Institute)

Language Policy Advisory Committee (LPAC)

Advises the college on issues related to language policy and pedagogy.

LPAC Members

  • Thomas Garza (Texas Language Center)
  • Nancy Guilloteau (French and Italian)
  • Joann Gulizio (Classics)
  • Nicholas Henry (Germanic Studies)
  • Patricia Kyle (Liberal Arts ITS)
  • Jeannette Okur (Middle Eastern Studies)
  • Melissa Murphy (Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Heather Rice (Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • Wen-Hua Teng (Asian Studies)
  • Deborah White (Linguistics)
  • Michael Wynne (Linguistics)

Teaching Awards Committee

Advises the college on college-level and university-level teaching award nominations.

Teaching Awards Committee Members

  • Jacqueline Evans (Associate Professor of Instruction, Psychology)
  • Julie Hardwick (Distinguished Teaching Professor, History)
  • Eric Tang (Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies)