The Academic Programs Committee (APC) has schoolwide responsibility for academic standards and policies; acts as a liaison between the Gillings School and the UNC Graduate School and the Office of Undergraduate Curricula. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs is the chair of the committee, and representatives from each department are selected by the chair of that department in consultation with the Associate Dean. Two student representatives are selected from the student organizations in the School. View the detailed Charge and Responsibilities of the Academic Programs Committee here (updated 7/16).
2019-20 academic year representatives:
|Allison Aiello, PhD||Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader||EPID
|Greg Bocchino, EdD||Director of Student Services||Office of Student Affairs|
|Kyle Burger, PhD||Assistant Professor||NUTR|
|Lori Evarts, MPH||Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor||PHLP|
|Aleta Gaertner, MPH||Coordinator for Curriculum Assessment, Accreditation and Pedagogy||Academic Affairs|
|Avram Gold, PhD||Associate Chair for Academics and Professor||ESE|
|Jon Hussey, PhD||Director of Graduate Studies, Doctoral Program Director and Assistant Professor||MCH|
|Laura Linnan, ScD (Chair)||Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor, HB||Academic Affairs|
|Suzanne Maman, PhD||Professor||HB|
|Jane Monaco, DrPH||Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor||BIOS|
|Paula Song, PhD||Director, Residential Master’s Program and Associate Professor||HPM|
|Melanie Studer, MHSA||Doctoral Student, HPM and Teaching Fellow, Academic Affairs||HPM|
Current efforts to innovate teaching:
As part of the Gillings School’s Strategic Plan, SPH2020 (adopted in 2011), leaders across the School identified “twenty-first century teaching and classrooms” as one of four top priorities for investment. Activities under this action plan include (a) enhancing teaching and learning applications: (b) identifying, encouraging and rewarding high-quality teaching; and (c) redesigning the spaces where we teach and learn. This focus has resulted in many redesigned courses; new professional development opportunities and teaching awards; and two (soon to be three) new classrooms, plus multiple collaboratories.
School events held to highlight teaching innovations include several Celebrate Teaching events.