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Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee approves substantive change to curriculum, reviews and advises on academic policies, and oversees academic advising. The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University Registrar, and the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance are ex-officio members of this committee. The Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance is a non-voting member of the committee. The committee shall:

  • Approve all substantive changes to the curriculum, including addition, revision and deletion of courses, and addition, revision, and deletion of academic programs.
  • Periodically review the institution's academic policies, and make recommendations for changes to the administration, as well as making recommendations to the faculty on the addition, revision, and the deletion of academic policies.
  • Assess and make recommendations for improving the institution's academic advisement.

This committee has two standing subcommittees: academic policies and academic advisement. The Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance is a standing member of the academic advisement subcommittee. The Committee on Academic Affairs was established in Article IV, Section 4 of the GSW University Statutes.

Department Contact

Division of Academic Affairs

800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709


Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

2023-2024 Members

  • Chu Chu Wu, Chair (COE)
  • Brian Parkinson, Secretary (A&S)
  • David Berggren (A&S)
  • Carol Bishop (COBAC)
  • Anne Jacobs (A&S)
  • Susan Bragg (A&S)
  • Sai Mukkavilli (COBAC)
  • Brandy Pfeiffer (CONAHS)
  • Benjamin Meador (CONAS)
  • Leigh Swords (CONAHS)
  • Allison Tarrer (COE)
  • Charles Wells (A&S)
  • Jill Drake (Provost & VPAA) Ex-Officio
  • Bryan P. Davis (Asso. VPAA) Ex-Officio
  • Krista Smith (Registrar) Ex-Officio
  • Signe Coombs (Athletics) Ex-Officio

Proposal Submission Procedure

In order to complete a proposal submission, please complete the following:

  • One completed proposal form for each proposal with the necessary attachments should be submitted through Dynamic Forms by the submission deadline for a meeting of the Committee on Academic Affairs.
  • Necessary attachments for course proposals are course outlines, and for program proposals or curriculum change proposals curriculum sheets.
  • Allow time for all approvers to sign off on forms before the submission deadline.

Proposal Forms

Request to Revise a Course

Course Outline Template - requests for new courses must be accompanied by a course outline

Request for a New Course

Request for a Curriculum Change

Request to Deactivate a Course/Program

Request for a New Degree, Minor, or Certificate Program - Requests for new degree programs also require University System of Georgia approval, while requests for new minor or certificate programs only require USG notification

Proposal Deadlines

If you have a course or program change for us to review, please make sure we receive it two weeks in advance of the next meeting.  

The deadlines for proposals are:

  • January 25 (1 week before meeting)
  • February 22 (2 weeks before meeting)
  • March 28  (2 weeks before meeting)

COAA Upcoming Meetings

  • Feb. 8, 2024 (Thursday) 11-12 AM
  • March 7, 2024 (Thursday) 11-12 AM
  • April 11, 2024 (Thursday) 11-12 AM