Academic Continuity Committee

Purpose or FunctionThe Academic Continuity Committee is focused on ensuring that the university is able to carry out its academic mission should any academic facilities (e.g., classrooms, lab space, library) become unavailable.  The committee will engage appropriate stakeholders from across the university, including students, to ensure faculty and academic administrators are prepared to remotely serve the student body.

The committee’s primary functions will be to: develop and share best practices related to academic continuity, review the academic units’ academic continuity plans (drafted in accordance with university procedure 34.07.02.C0.01, Academic Continuity Planning), aid in communicating them to the appropriate faculty members, and work to ensure faculty are fully prepared to educate their students in the event of a campus closure.

Membership:  The committee will be co-chaired by the Academic and Administrative Compliance Manager and the Director for Digital Learning and Academic Innovations.  The committee will be comprised of one (1) administrator and one (1) faculty member from each academic college/school appointed by the respective dean/director.  Additionally one (1) representative from each of the following units will be appointed by their respective supervisors: Mary and Jeff Bell Library, University Registrar, Information Technology, and Center for Academic Student Achievement.  Additional members may be added by the Responsible University Official for limited terms as appropriate.  Faculty and staff members will serve 3-year renewable, staggered terms, and students will serve annual terms.  All terms begin on 8/1.

Co-Chairs: Director, Digital Learning and Academic Innovations and Academic and Administrative Compliance Manager

Responsible University OfficialProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Continuity Committee Members
Name Unit Represented Term End

Denise Robledo

Digital Learning and Academic Innovations (Co-Chair)

N/A

Kevin Houlihan

Academic and Administrative Compliance Manager (Co-Chair)

N/A

Karen Loveland

College of Business 7/31/2026

Katherine Roberto

College of Business 7/31/2024

Tracy Harper

College of Education and Human Development 7/31/2024

Ric Ricard

College of Education and Human Development 7/31/2025

Isaac Hinojosa

College of Liberal Arts 7/31/2025

Frances Johnson

College of Liberal Arts 7/31/2026

Christina Murphey

College of Nursing and Health Sciences 7/31/2024

Cynthia DeLanie

College of Nursing and Health Sciences 7/31/2026

Barbara Szczerbinska

College of Science 7/31/2026

Darek Bogucki

College of Science 7/31/2025

Scott King

College of Engineering and Computer Science 7/31/2024

LD Chen

College of Engineering and Computer Science 7/31/2025

Meredith Melville

School of Arts, Media, & Communication 7/31/2024

David Gurney

School of Arts, Media, & Communication 7/31/2026

Lisa Louis

Mary and Jeff Bell Library 7/31/2024

Christie Roberts

University Registrar 7/31/2025

Ben Soto

Information Technology 7/31/2025

Rita Sperry

Center for Academic Student Achievement 7/31/2026

Last Updated: 01/08/2024