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Curriculum Committee is a Standing Committee of the MSCA governance structure, whose mission and composition is set by the MSCA contract. After receiving recommendations regarding the general coordination and improvement of academic programs from the All University Committee (AUC), the Curriculum Committee performs an in depth review, consults with appropriate departments, and then responds to AUC with its own recommendation.

In carrying out this charge, the committee evaluates and make recommendations concerning the following:

(A) all deletions from, additions to, or changes in the inventory of courses and identification of the department to which the courses are to be assigned; 

(B) major and general educational requirements and proposed changes therein; and 

(C) proposals for new major programs of study. 

In addition, the committee occasionally conducts a college-wide study of the overall academic program in order to consider and propose major changes in the curriculum design. Before deciding to establish or disestablish any academic department, academic program, or library program, the President will inform the Curriculum Committee so that they may make a recommendation.

Curriculum Committee is composed of 10 faculty, 2 students, and 2 administrators, and meets on Wednesdays reserved for governance at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

All charges to be reviewed through governance should be sent to the Academic Affairs Office, care of Katie Duvernay, All University Committee Recording Secretary ( AUC will dispense the charge to the appropriate committee.

2020-2021 Agendas

2020-2021 Meeting Minutes

Committee Members 2020 - 2021


  1. Janna Longacre, FA3D (Chair)
  2. Jesse Straus, Animation (Vice Chair)
  3. Renee Harding (Recording Secretary)
  4. Wesley Bedrosian, Illustration (2nd term)
  5. Shou-Chih Yen, Art History (2nd term)
  6. James Stanley, FA2D
  7. Patti Seitz, Arch Design
  8. Lis Rosowsky, Comm Design
  9. Bob Gerst, Liberal Arts
  10. Amani Willett, Photo


  1. Eric Dusseault, ARC (2nd term)
  2. James Mason, Acad Affairs


  1. Anne Essex, '22
  2. TBD

Governance Calendar 2020 - 2021

Fall Semester
September 9, 2020 (AUC, Tenure, and Promotions only)
September 23, 2020
October 7, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 4, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 2, 2020

Spring Semester
January 27, 2021
February 10, 2021
February 24, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 7, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 5, 2021

Click here to learn more about MassArt's governance committees: Governance Committees


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