FAQs for Educational Policy Committee (EPC)

Section 1. Role and logistics

What is the role of EPC?

According to the Statute of Instruction:

EPC shares the responsibility for the development and the implementation of the educational policies of the College, including the curriculum, with the President, the Provost, and the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement.

The committee has the right to delegate parts of its work to ongoing and/or ad hoc faculty committees which it may appoint, or to the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, so that it has time to deal with policy matters. One of these ongoing sub-committees shall have as its task the surveying of national educational trends.

How often does EPC meet?

The Committee typically meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters, historically on Wednesdays.

Who are the members of EPC?

Six faculty members, elected for three-year terms. At the first meeting of this committee in the fall of each year, one of its members is elected to serve as co-chairperson with the Dean for Curriculum & Academic Engagement for the year. The Provost, Registrar, and Director of Educational Assessment also join EPC meetings.

Section 2: EPC Major Dates and Submission Deadlines (updated April 2021)

Approximate DateEvent
Mid-AugustFirst EPC meeting of the year
August 31Deadline to submit new course proposals and course designations for upcoming spring semester
Mid-September through early OctoberReview Visiting Position Requests
October 15Deadline to submit curricular revisions for consideration for upcoming academic year
Early NovemberRegistration for spring courses begins
 Spring Semester
January 31Deadline to submit new course proposals and course designations for upcoming fall semester
Mid-March through Mid-AprilReview Tenure-Track Position Requests
Late MarchRegistration for fall courses begins