About

The Academic Matters Council at UMass Amherst develops policy recommendations relating to academic and curricular life of the campus (except for aspects of the graduate curriculum that fall under the jurisdiction of the Graduate Council) and examines proposals of major and minor programs from the several schools and colleges to ensure adherence to University policies. 

For a complete description of the council’s charge and membership parameters, please view the Academic Matters Council section in Chapter 5 of the Bylaws of the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate.

Chair
Members

Faculty Members

Public Health   
DiFluvio
DiFluvio
Student Development  
Dimmitt
Dimmitt
Senator
Library  
Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald
Senator
Biology   
Francis
Francis
Senator
Computer Science  
Liberatore
Liberatore
Italian and Film Studies  
malaguti
malaguti

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

 

muriel
muriel

Film Studies

 

spence
spence
College of Information & Computer Sciences
wilenden
wilenden

Ex-officio Members

Army ROTC | Military Science
Alexander
Alexander

Deputy Registrar

Trisha Amaral
Trisha Amaral
Assoc Prov Student Success or designee
Carolyn Bassett
Carolyn Bassett

Assoc Chanc/Chief Planning Officer or designee

Bryan Beck
Bryan Beck
VC for Student Aff/Campus Life or designee
Marcy Clark
Marcy Clark
Provost or designee
Hajir
Hajir
Secretary of the Faculty Senate
paik
paik
Five Colleges Ex Dir or designee
Raymond Rennard
Raymond Rennard
Univ Registrar or Designee
Patrick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan
CHC designee / CHC Council Rep.
Usher
Usher

Ex-officio Students Members

Undergraduate Student
Pranav Joshi
Pranav Joshi
Undergraduate Student
Emmanuelle Sussman
Emmanuelle Sussman
Undergraduate Student
Juliette Tao
Juliette Tao

Vacancies

Vacant Faculty Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Faculty Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Faculty Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Student Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Student Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Student Position
VACANT 2

(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)

VACANT 2
Subcommittees

AMC Subcommittees

Meetings

The Academic Matters Council will meet on the following dates during the academic year. All meetings will begin at 12:15 p.m. and take place in the Campus Center, Room 904-08, unless otherwise noted. To attend meetings being held via Zoom, please contact the Council chair for a link to the meeting.

Fall Meetings 2023

25
May
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET
AMC meeting 5/25/24

AY 2024-2025 Meetings

The Academic Matters Council will meet on the following dates during the next academic year, 24-25.

  • Sept 4, 18

  • Oct 2, 16, 30

  • Nov 13

  • Dec 4

  • Feb 5, 19

  • March 5, 26

  • April 9, 23

  • May 7

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