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 Maddie Sychta at or 608-262-4507. 

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes


Programs Committee Roster 2019-20

Carolyn Kelley, Committee Chair, Senior Associate Dean

​​Craig Albers, Educational Psychology
​Lauryn Christianson, Student Representative, Education Studies
Adam Nelson, Educational Policy Studies
​Dawnene Hassett, Curriculum & Instruction
Dana Maltby, Student Representative, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Karen McShane-Hellenbrand, Dance
Meg Mitchell, Art
Bill Schrage​, Kinesiology
​​Jim Stauffer, Theatre and Drama
Beverly Trezek, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
​Xueli Wang, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Travis Wright, Counseling Psychology

Ex Officio
Christina Klawitter, Associate Dean​, Academic Services
Barbara Gerloff, Academic Services
Elizabeth Jach, Dean's Office
Maddie Sychta, Admin Support