The following university councils are under the purview of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Undergraduate Education Council

The Undergraduate Education Council (UEC) facilitates and enhances communication among colleges, departments, and administrative units that will lead to meaningful improvements in the services, programs, and products associated with OSU's undergraduate students. The UEC collaborates with the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education on a strategic approach to undergraduate academic program development, a key tactic in the university's strategic plan SP4.0. The UEC makes recommendations that can lead to creative and consequential solutions to concerns facing undergraduate students and undergraduate programs.

The UEC is chaired by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

AY2021 UEC Membership:

  • Randy Bell, College of Education
  • JoAnne Bunnage, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Anne-Marie Deitering, Valley Library
  • Gary DeLander, College of Pharmacy
  • Vicki Ebbeck, College of Public Health & Human Sciences
  • John Edwards, College of Liberal Arts
  • Alix Gitelman, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Brenna Gomez, University Innovation Alliance Fellow
  • Michael Harte, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Henri Jansen, College of Science
  • ASOSU President
  • Andrew Ketsdever, Academic Affairs, OSU-Cascades
  • Kerry Kincanon, University Exploratory Studies
  • Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Wade Marcum, College of Engineering
  • Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez, College of Agricultural Science
  • Rebecca Mathern, Office of the Registrar
  • Prem Mathews, College of Business
  • Erin Mulvey, Office of Undergraduate Education-Transfer Coordinator
  • Dwaine Plaza, Faculty Senate President
  • Sue Rodgers, Honors College
  • Randy Rosenberger, College of Forestry
  • Elena Sapp, INTO OSU
  • Kelly Smith, Student Success, OSU-Cascades
  • Lisa Templeton, Ecampus

University Student-Learning Assessment Council

The University Student-Learning Assessment Council (USLAC) provides leadership for the development of rigorous assessment of student-learning practices across Oregon State University, and acts in a consultative and advisory role for the university community. The USLAC fosters a robust culture of continuous improvement through the assessment of student learning for all academic program and instructional delivery modalities. The USLAC shares information, advice, and best practices regarding learning-based assessment, as well as data that can be used for planning, decision-making, and allocations of resources to support excellence in education. Specifically, the USLAC will:

  • Be a learning community where the exchange of ideas and information is used to inform student learning assessment and stimulate assessment projects;
  • Keep the university community apprised of expectations for assessment related to our regional accreditation standards and best practices for institutions of higher education;
  • Investigate potential reward structures for excellence in the area of assessment; and,
  • Promote collaboration, optimizing the use of shared tools and resources among units.

The USLAC is composed of representatives from key areas of the university: academic, administrative, and student support. The USLAC is chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Accreditation.

AY2020 USLAC Membership:

Randy Bell, College of Education
Tamara Belknap, Academic Programs and Assessment
Stephanie Bernell, Graduate School
JoAnne Bunnage, Office of Undergraduate Education
Salvador Castillo, Institutional Research
Maureen Cochran, Student Affairs
Penny Diebel, College of Agricultural Sciences
Anne-Marie Deitering, Valley Library
Brandi Fuhrman, Career Development
Heath Henry, Academic Programs and Assessment
Henri Jansen, College of Science
Bret Jeter, College of Engineering
Eric Kirby, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Byron Marshall, College of Business
Tanya Ostrogorsky, College of Pharmacy
Shannon Riggs, Ecampus
Sue Rodgers, Honors College
Randy Rosenberger, College of Forestry
Marion Rossi, College of Liberal Arts
Kate Scollan, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine
Dorthe Wildenschild, College of Engineering
Vicki Wise, College of Public Health & Human Sciences
Kara Witzke, OSU-Cascades

Council for Head Advisors

The Council of Head Advisors (CHA) plays a consultative and advisory role for the University community on issues impacting undergraduate academic advising both at the institution level and, as appropriate, in the colleges. The essential focus of CHA’s engagement with campus partners is to advance the efficacy of academic advising to promote student success at OSU. CHA will collaborate with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) to advance Strategic Plan 4.0 goals and actions that are connected to the practice of high quality, inclusive, and equitable academic advising for undergraduates.

AY2020 CHA Membership:
Heather Arbuckle, College of Science
Mary Chuinard, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Alix Gitelman, Office of Undergraduate Education
Erin Heim, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Brett Jeter, College of Engineering
Nicole Kent, College of Forestry
Kerry Kincanon, University Exploratory Studies
Rebekah Lancelin, Honors College
Carol Leder, College of Business
Jeff Malone, Cross Campus Strategic Initiatives, USSI
Michelle McAllaster, College of Agricultural Sciences
Tristen Shay, College of Liberal Arts
Jason Tena-Encarnacion, College of Education