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Committee on Undergraduate Studies and Advising (CUSA)

Committee Liaison

Dean's Liaison: Associate Dean Paul Atchley, (785) 864-3661, patchley@ku.edu

Student Academic Services Liaison:  Director Karen Ledom (785) 864-3500 kjh@ku.edu

Admin. Support: Rachel Schwien, (785) 864-1784, rschwien@ku.edu


According to the Bylaws of the College Assembly » (Article VII.B.4), the Committee on Undergraduate Studies & Advising) shall:

a. Review and recommend to the CAC and/or the Assembly for action all proposals with reference primarily to undergraduate course and curricular change and educational policy and procedures.

b. Review and accept for file statements of major requirements and departmental honors requirements.

c. 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.

d. 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 his or her designee, or by special request of the student.

e. Undertake inquiries into matters of undergraduate educational policy and procedures, and related matters of advising, and make recommendations to the Dean, as well as CAC and/or the Assembly.


Membership » comprises elected faculty and students.​

Minutes & Meetings

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 in room 210 Strong Hall 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 2018-2019 catalog (which will go live in early April 2018), please submit your request via the CIM system no later than Tuesday, October 17th (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 17th.


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

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