The Academic Priorities Committee, chaired by the provost, provides oversight of academic programs and is responsible for making recommendations to the president concerning the growth and allocation of resources in support of education and research. The committee is composed of six faculty members and six senior academic administrators.

Committee Charge

Proposals for New Academic Programs

Members 2020-2021

Richard Locke (Chair), Provost 

Kate O'Connor-Giles (Vice Chair), Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Andrew G. Campbell, Dean of the Graduate School

Jack Elias, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences 

Lawrence Larson, Dean of Engineering

Reid Cooper, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Ashish Jha, Dean of Public Health 

Kevin McLaughlin, Dean of the Faculty

Jill Pipher, Vice President for Research

Shouheng Sun, Professor of Chemistry

James Egan, Professor of English

Rashid Zia, Dean of the College

David Weil, Professor of Economics

Jane Sokolosky, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in German

Staffed by : 

Elizabeth Doherty, Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Margot A. Saurette, Executive Assistant