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Committee on Undergraduate Studies and Advising (CUSA)

Committee Liaison

Dean's Liaison: Associate Dean Holly Storkel, (785) 864-3661,

College Advising & Student Services Liaison:  Director Karen Ledom (785) 864-3500

Admin. Support: Rachel Schwien, (785) 864-1784,


According to the Bylaws of the College Assembly » (Article VII.B.2), the Committee on Undergraduate Studies & Advising) shall:

  1. Review and recommend to the CAC and/or the CA for action on all proposals with reference primarily to undergraduate course and curricular change, program requirements (which include degrees, majors, minors, certificates) and educational policy and procedures.  New majors, minors, degrees, or certificates, or deletions of the same, should be acted on individually.  All other proposals should be considered as a whole.
  2. Review and forward to the University Core Curriculum Committee all proposals to include courses in the KU Core Curriculum for courses offered by departments/programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  3. Review and accept for file statements of departmental honors requirements.
  4. Periodically review undergraduate degree requirements and the manner in which they may be satisfied, and, where appropriate, suggest to departments and programs that courses be modified so as to accomplish more effectively the goals for which the requirements were established.       
  5. Review and make recommendations on undergraduate petitions requesting special relief from College or University rules when referred to them by College Student Academic Services, the dean and/or the dean’s designee, or by special request of the student.
  6. Respond to charges from the dean on matters including but not limited to undergraduate academic policy and procedure as well as advising.
  7. Make recommendations regarding undergraduate education including but not limited to policy and procedures as well as advising, to the dean, the CAC, and/or the CA.


Name Department Term Ends

Brody, Samuel

Religious Studies 2022
Canady, Darren English 2023
Glor, Richard 2020-2021 alternate for Buechner, Matthew Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 2021
Goodyear, Marilu School of Public Affairs & Administration 2022
Hurst, Bob Film & Media Studies 2022
Isenberg, Andrew History 2022
Johnson, Michael Chemistry 2021
Malinakova, Helena Chemistry 2023
Masterson-Algar, Araceli Spanish & Portuguese 2022
Mckenzie, Andrew Linguistics 2023
Muddiman, Ashley (Chair) Communication Studies 2021
Rahn, David 2020-2021 Alternate for Elles, Chris Geography 2021

Raibley, Jason

Philosophy 2022
Velasquez, Alcides Communication Studies 2023


Meeting dates
The full committee of CUSA meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month during the academic year from 11:15-12:30 when classes are in session.  Subcommittee meet the first and third Tuesday of the month when classes are in session.

Policies & Procedures

Curriculum Changes

Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM)

Undergraduate Certificate Information

A new certificate proposal should be submitted as a new program in the link above.

Certificate Proposal Guidelines/Policy

Example of fields needed for new program


In order to obtain final governance approval of undergraduate-level course and program proposals in time for inclusion in the 2021-2022 catalog (which will go live in early April 2021), please submit your request via the CIM system no later than Tuesday, October 20th (see links above).

While we will make every effort to include all approved submissions in the next catalog, we cannot guarantee that proposals will make it through all steps of the approval process in time if received after October 20th.

Submission Deadlines


  • Policy and Awards Subcommittee
  • Curricular Changes and Degree Requirements Subcommittee