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 collaboratoryinvestment. 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.

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