The following committees are appointed by and report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Advisory to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Budget and Resource Planning

        • Budgeting Reform Steering Committee

          This committee is charged with guiding the initiative to reform our approach to budgeting to serve our fundamental goal of excellence in all we do.

          Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

          Committee Members

          John Wilkin, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Chair
          Matthew Ando, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
          Jeff Brown, Dean, College of Business
          Clare Crowston, Professor and Chair, Department of History
          Barb Geissler, Executive Assistant Dean, College of Education
          Michael LeRoy, Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, Chair, Senate Budget Committee
          Klara Nahrstedt, Professor of Computer Science, Director, Coordinated Science Laboratory
          Paul Ellinger, Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, ex-officio
          Jamelle Sharpe, Professor of Law, Provost’s Fellow, ex-officio

        • Campus Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC)
          The Campus Budget Oversight Committee will take part in discussions about budget, resource allocation, and strategic planning for the academic units of the campus.
        • Data Management Committee

          This committee is charged with assessing university data resources and developing and implementing a plan to enhance university resources for data management.

          Charge Letter 2016-17 (revised) (PDF)

          Committee Members

          Amy Edwards, Division of Management Information, Chair
          Kelly Bridgewater, Office of Chief Information Officer
          Jana Diesner, Information Sciences
          Meghan Hazen, Office of the Registrar
          Heidi Imker, Library Research and Publication
          Joanne Kaczmarek, Library Archives
          Melanie Loots, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research
          Suzanne Rinehart, Provost’s Budget Office
          Beth Scheid, Office of Chief Information Officer

Capital Planning

              • Facilities and Services Advisory Committee
                This committee functions in an advisory capacity for the purpose of ensuring that the assigned missions, functions and tasks of the F&S organization and the delivery of respective products and services are consistent with the priorities of the university.
              • Instructional Space Advisory Committee
                This committee provides advice on instructional space utilization at the Urbana campus.


              • CCAA (Committee on Access and Accommodations)

                The CCAA is charged with leading the campus effort to develop a comprehensive and actionable diversity strategy that includes attention to recruitment, training, education, research, communication, policy, and governance at campus and unit levels.

                Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                Committee Members

                Julie Hengst, Chair
                Mylinda Grander, Vice Chair
                Keith Hays
                M.T. Hudson
                Kathleen Hug
                JoAnn Jacoby
                Katherine Johnson
                Carl Lewis
                Patricia Malik
                Joe Minarik
                Maureen Mosley Banks
                Timothy Offenstein
                Steve Parksons
                Kathie Pound
                Todd Short
                Jimmy Sellas
                James Shriner
                Heather Wright
                Medra Roberts-Southerland, ex-officio

              • CORE (Committee on Race and Ethnicity)

                Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)Committee Members:

                Ronald Bailey, Chair
                Vacant, Vide Chair
                Amira Al Mutairi
                Ave Alvarado
                David Chih
                Janice Collins
                Ivanhoe Favila
                Gioconda Guerra Perez
                Laura E. Hamilton
                Jonathan Inda
                Herbert Jones
                M. Lydia Khuri
                Tanisha King-Taylor
                Soo Ah Kwon
                Joycelyn Landrum-Brown
                Leslie Morrow
                Kevin Mumford
                Kimberly Otchere
                Gigi Secuban
                Jamie Singson
                Wallace Southerland, III
                Medra Roberts-Southerland, ex-officio

              • DRIVE (Diversity Realized at Illinois by Visioning Excellence)

                The DRIVE Committee is focused on supporting and accelerating department-, school- and college-level efforts to recruit faculty members and postdocs from traditionally underrepresented populations.

                Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                Committee Members

                Wendy Heller, Chair
                Matthew Ando
                Tami Bond
                Ollie Watts Davis
                Nicki Jene Engeseth
                B. Chris Green
                Matthias Perdekamp
                Lois Hoyer
                Aric Rindfleisch
                Jamelle Sharpe
                Linda Smith
                David Tewksbury

              • EDGE (Enhancing Diversity, Guiding Excellence) Council
                Coming soon.
              • GEC (Gender Equity Council)

                The GEC advocates policies, sponsors programs, and monitors progress toward creating a gender-equitable and inclusive climate for faculty at Illinois.

                Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                Committee Members:

                Rosa Milagros Gilbertz Santos, Chair
                Jennifer Bernhard
                Robert Hughes
                Cindy Ingold
                Harley Johnson
                Nadya Mason
                Erik McDuffie
                Colleen Murphy
                Maria Ochoa Woods
                Sandra Rodriguez-Zas
                Peter Sauer
                Kelly Tappenden
                Marci Uihlein
                Jaya Yodh
                Medra Roberts-Southerland, ex-officio

              • LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns)

                The LGBTQ Committee is charged with building community among the LGBTQ communities, increasing the visibility of the achievements of LGBTQ faculty and academic professionals, assisting in shaping LGBTQ friendly policies to improve the working and learning climate at Illinois and working collaboratively with other diversity committees and stakeholders.

                Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                Committee Members:

                Ramona Oswald, Chair
                Alejandro Gomez, Jr., Vice Chair
                Toby Beauchamp
                Johnell Bentz
                Zachary Berent
                Ga Young Chung
                Peter Darch
                Julie Dowling
                Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler
                Monica McDermott
                Linda Owens
                Charles Schroeder
                Murillo Soranso
                Eboni Zamani-Gallaher
                Medra Roberts-Southerland, ex-officio

Faculty Affairs and Academic Policies

              • Academic Program Review Council

                This council assists with the implementation of the program review process, ensures a high quality ongoing process, and monitors follow-up on the recommended actions resulting from the reviews.

                Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                Committee Members

                Scott Althaus, Chair
                Sarita Adve
                Jim Dalling
                Rochelle Gutierrez
                Alan Mette
                Hong Li
                Silvina Montrul
                Shelly Nickols
                George Pennacchi
                Kim Shinew
                Pamela Wilkins
                William Bernhard, ex-officio
                Staci Provezis, ex-officio

              • Campus Awards and Honors Committee
                This committee serves in an advisory role to assist with campus efforts to identify and nominate faculty scholars for prestigious awards and honors.
              • Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure
                The committee’s charge is to act in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and provost in matters of promotion and tenure for members of the faculty.
              • Named Faculty Appointment Committee
                This committee is responsible for all nominations to campus-wide chairs, for providing advice on policies governing such appointments, and or reviewing proposed appointments to chairs and professorships held by the colleges and departments.
              • Off-Cycle Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure
                Coming soon.


Undergraduate Education and Innovation

                  • Campus ePortfolio Committee

                    This committee is responsible for identifying ways to better communicate about ePortfolios, providing guidance for the creation of resources for this work, outlining the criteria to award top ePortfolios and determining how they will be assessed.

                    Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                    Committee Members

                    Lisa Hinchliffe, Library – co-chair
                    Staci Provezis, Provost’s Office – co-chair
                    Robert Baird, CITL
                    Phyllis Baker, LAS & Student Affairs
                    Johnell Bentz, EDU & GCL faculty member
                    Taylor Judd, Media
                    Kate LaBore, CITL
                    Nicole Lamers, LAS
                    Michele Plante, iSchool
                    Joe Post, Grand Challenge Initiative
                    Gayle Spencer, Student Affairs, Tracy Tolliver, Technology Services

                  • Chancellor’s Senior Survey Committee
                    Coming soon.
                  • Committee on the Admission of Student-Athletes (CASA)
                    The committee is charged to review student-athlete applications requiring special admissions consideration.
                  • Committee on the Use of Facilities
                    Coming soon.
                  • Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment (C-LOA)

                    To promote and guide assessment activities on our campus, the inaugural Provost’s Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment (C-LOA) was created in spring 2016. The role of the Council is to foster a practice of assessment that is ongoing and meaningful to campus units.


                    Wynne Korr, School of Social Work, Chair
                    Anna Dilger, ACES
                    Kim Graber, AHS
                    Xiaoling (Clare) Chen, BUS*
                    Jessica Li, EDU
                    Erhan Kudeki, ENGR
                    Louis Bergonzi, FAA
                    Daniel Newman, LER
                    Stephen Altaner, LAS
                    Colleen Murphy, LAW
                    Linda C. Smith, LIS
                    Ann Reisner, Media*
                    Dawn Morin, VetMed
                    Phyllis Baker, Student Affairs
                    Isabel Molina, Media*
                    Eric Meyer, Senate
                    George Gollin, General Education Board
                    Spencer Haydary, Undergraduate Student
                    Kirstin Phelps, Graduate Student
                    Michel Bellini, CITL
                    Staci Provezis, Office of Provost, ex officio

                    Working Group

                    Jenny Amos, ENGR
                    Michel Bellini, CITL
                    Rajat Chadha, CITL
                    Hannah Choi, CITL
                    Denice Hood, EDU
                    Faye Lesht, CITL
                    Julia Makela, Student Affairs
                    Staci Provezis, Office of the Provost
                    Collin Ruud, BUS
                    Linda C. Smith, LIS
                    Min Zhan, Social Work

                  • Council of Undergraduate Deans
                    Coming soon.
                  • General Education Board

                    The General Education Board ensures, as much as possible, that general education courses will be valuable intellectual experiences. Responsibilities include defining the categories of general education requirements for the campus, reviewing course proposals, and review and recertifies all courses approved for general education credit.

                    Charge Letter 2016-17 (PDF)

                    Committee Members

                    Craig Zilles, Chair
                    Antony Augoustakis
                    Karen Carney
                    Kate Clancy
                    Susan Curtis
                    Lee DeVille
                    George Gollin
                    David Hays
                    Chris Higgins
                    Harrison Kim
                    Soo Lee
                    Jonathan Keeble
                    Julian Parrott
                    Stephen Peters
                    Rebecca Sandefur
                    Meagan Schaffer, undergraduate student
                    James Swigart, graduate student
                    Casey Waler, undergraduate student
                    Jon Welty-Peachey
                    Kathy Martensen, ex-officio

                  • Study Abroad Administrators Committee (SAAC)
                    This committee has a vital role in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures relating to international student mobility on our campus.
                  • Teaching Advancement Board
                    The Teaching Advancement Board (TAB) encourages excellence and innovation in teaching.
                  • University High School Strategic Vision Task Force

                    “Uni High” is widely recognized as an excellent school and an asset to the campus. In February 2016 this task force was charged with proposing a vision for the role and purpose of Uni High, including a new financial/operating model.

                    Charge Letter 2016-17
                    Uni High Strategic Vision Task Force – Final Report 12-2016

                    Committee Members

                    Richard Wheeler, Chair
                    Jeffrey Walkington, Director, University Laboratory High School
                    Elizabeth Majerus, Uni Faculty Representative
                    Sharlene Denos, Uni Faculty Representative
                    Steve Michael, Uni Parent-Faculty Organization Representative
                    Brent McBride, Child Development Lab
                    Amy Ando, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
                    Michaelene Ostrosky, Special Education
                    Timothy Stelzer, Physics
                    Matthew Tomaszewski, Associate Provost for Capital Planning, ex officio
                    Keith Marshall, Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, ex officio


To view archived materials from past committees on Box, click here.