About

The Academic Programs and Budget Council reviews all proposals for new academic programs and provides advice to the Administration on matters of academic planning and priority, as well as relating to the growth, stabilization, reduction, merger or closure of academic programs.

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

Chair
College of Information & Computer Sciences
wilenden
wilenden
Membership

Faculty Members

Senator
Accounting
Bentley
Bentley
Psychological and Brain Sciences
cowell
cowell
Senator
Biology   
Francis
Francis
History of Art and Architecture
ho
ho
Music & Dance
hooper
hooper
Business Communication
lawrence
lawrence
Professor of Social Psychology / CHC Rep.
lickel
lickel
Senator
University Without Walls  
Lisa Modenos
Lisa Modenos
Senator
Management  
Sharma
Sharma
Senator
Hospitality & Tourism Management  
Sheel
Sheel
Senator
Music & Dance  
spiridopoulos
spiridopoulos
College of Information & Computer Sciences
wilenden
wilenden
Center for Educational Assessment
woodland
woodland

Ex-officio Members

Provost/Designee
Michelle Budig
Michelle Budig

VC Student Affairs/Campus Life or Designee

Margaret Curtiss
Margaret Curtiss
VC Admin & Finance/Designee
mangels
mangels

Campus Budget Officer/Designee

Lynn McKenna
Lynn McKenna
Secretary of the Faculty Senate
paik
paik

VC Research & Engagement/Designee

Lisa Wegiel
Lisa Wegiel
Senator
MSP Rep.
hudson
hudson
AMC Chair/Designee
butler
butler
Graduate Council Chair
Poissant
Poissant

Ex-officio Students

Undergraduate Student
Ryan Darbhanga
Ryan Darbhanga

Undergraduate Student

Ian Harvey
Ian Harvey
President - Graduate Student Senate
fareed
fareed
Graduate Student GSS Treasurer 
Sumanth Pullannolla
Sumanth Pullannolla
Undergraduate Student
Anu Sinha
Anu Sinha

Vacanies

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 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
Meetings

The Academic Programs and Budget Council will meet on the following dates during the 2023-2024 academic year:

Documents

AQAD Procedures and Schedule (2015, please contact the Faculty Senate Office for access)

AQAD Summaries (1998-2016, please contact the Faculty Senate Office for access)

apbc-minutes-240227.pdf

APBC_march26_minutes.docx

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