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Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee

Structure: The Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee shall be composed of two faculty members elected from each of the COPH Departments. The committee will meet at least once per academic term. A representative of the Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Public Health representative to the University Graduate Council assigned to the curriculum subcommittee, and two student representatives selected by the Public Health Student Association, and Associate (Assistant) Dean for Academic Affairs shall serve as ex-officio non-voting members of the committee.


  • Oversee degree programs offered by the COPH and review and approve new degrees, programs, concentration areas, and course proposals which originate with the departments;
  • Monitor the curricula and degree programs of the COPH and periodically review the policies;
  • Oversee periodic reviews of academic programs as a means of providing ongoing evaluation to assist in program improvement and meeting the standards set by the Council Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS);
  • Approve and monitor academic certificate programs; and
  • Monitor and coordinate interdepartmental academic programs.

(From Governance Manual pages 9-10)


Members: Department: Phone: E-Mail
Wendy Nembhard* EPB 4-6861 wnembha@health.usf.edu
Rita DeBate CFH 4-6683 rdebate@hsc.usf.edu
Stephanie Marhefka CFH 4-5810 smarhefk@health.usf.edu
Eric Buhi CFH 4-5290 ebuhi@health.usf.edu
Getachew Dagne EPB 4-6680 gdagne@health.usf.edu
Foday Jaward EOH 396-9431 fjaward@health.usf.edu
Steve Mlynarek EOH 4-6628 smlynare@health.usf.edu
Azliyati Azizan GH 4-2079 aazizan@health.usf.edu
Kate Wolfe-Quintero GH 4-2165 kwolfequ@hsc.usf.edu
Alan Sear HPM 4-6647 asear@health.usf.edu
Sheri Eisert HPM 4-5131 seisert@health.usf.edu
Saboria Thomas student rep (CFH)   sthoma12@health.usf.edu
Alison Abritis student rep (EOH)   aabriti1@health.usf.edu
Sandhya Srinivasan ETA 4-8911 ssriniva@health.usf.edu
Deanna Wathington Admin 396-9935 dwathing@health.usf.edu

* Chair

COPH Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council Meeting Dates 2013-2014:

The Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee meets at least once per scholastic term.

COPH Submission Deadline COPH APCC Meeting Date Graduate Council Submission Deadline Graduate Council
Meeting Date
10/23 11/7 11/18 12/2
11/21 12/5 12/9 1/13
12/19 1/9 1/20 2/3
1/23 2/6 2/17 3/3
2/20 3/6 3/17 4/7
3/20 4/3 4/21 5/5
4/24 5/8* 5/19 6/2*

*tentative meeting date, pending business needs and quorum

  • All COPH APCC meetings are held on Thursdays from 10:00 – 12 noon in COPH 2024.
  • All Graduate Council meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in ALN 296.
  • Submissions received by 11:59 PM on the deadline will be reviewed and those that have all required signatures and documentation will be placed on the next available agenda of the COPH APCC for review. Those submissions that are missing documents, signatures or require revision will be held until the missing items are provided or the revisions are completed.


Information and Forms:

These are provided for convenience but please remember that all APCC agenda items must be received by the Chair from a designated Department representative.

Helpful Websites:

Graduate Studies: Graduate Course and Program Processing

Go to this site to find the online submission form for proposing new courses and an explanation of the process.