Programs Committee

The School of Education faculty as a whole has delegated the responsibility for the review of all proposed new courses, new programs, and revisions of existing courses and programs to the School’s Programs Committee. The Committee may initiate proposals for change that are then referred to another appropriate department or committee for further action, or the Committee itself may elect to pursue a particular course of action. In fulfilling these functions, Committee members serve as liaisons with departments and provide feedback between departments and the Committee. Other review bodies, including the faculty, the Chancellor's Office, and System Administration, assume that the actions of the Programs Committee represent informed professional judgment in accordance with School and University policy. Actions taken by the Programs Committee are subject to faculty and administrative review at all levels.

If you wish to submit a course proposal to the School of Education Programs Committee, please initiate the course proposal in Lumen, UW-Madison's system for course proposals. This system is accessible through the MyUW portal. Courses are approved at the department level, school/college level, and at University Curriculum Committee, the campus body responsible for course review.

For any questions about the course proposal system, program changes, or Programs Committee representation, please contact Maren Harris at or 608-262-1763. 

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes


Programs Committee Roster 2018-19

Carolyn Kelley, Committee Chair, Senior Associate Dean)
Bill Schrage​, Kinesiology
​Dawnene Hassett, Curriculum & Instruction
Karen McShane-Hellenbrand, Dance
Amy Claessens, Educational Policy Studies
Meg Mitchell, Art
Malachy Bishop, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
​Shuxing Fan, Theatre and Drama
Lynet Uttal, Counseling Psychology
​Peter Steiner, Educational Psychology
Nick Hillman, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis 

Ex Officio
Barbara Gerloff, Academic Services
Elizabeth Jach, Dean's Office
Maren Harris, Admin Support