Educational Policy Committee


Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, policies and recommendations related to the following:

  • Honor Code;
  • Curricular and instructional goals;
  • Proposal, review, and approval of new programs and elimination of existing programs;
  • Development of interdisciplinary programs;
  • Standards for admission, retention, graduation, and grading;
  • Teaching awards.


  • Review teaching awards currently available in each College and recommend establishing additional College and University-wide awards if appropriate.
  • Establish a procedure for regular communication with Academic Affairs about new program development or proposals and changes to or elimination of existing programs.
  • Review proposals for new programs and provide feedback and make recommendations about those programs.
  • Establish guidelines for and monitor the use of SafeAssign plagiarism checking software by faculty and students.
  • Review and provide recommendations for changes to proposed policies and procedures for teaching metrics; provide a committee member for a UTHSC committee reviewing these policies if requested.
  • Provide a stable link between the faculty and the faculty resource center.

Members of Committee

Margaret Hartig, Chair College of Nursing
John Boughter College of Medicine - Basic
Lauren Mutrie College of Medicine - Clinical
Eric Nelson   College of Medicine - Clinical
Beth Choby College of Medicine - Clinical
Vijay Joshi College of Medicine - Clinical
Brent Haberman College of Medicine - Clinical
Jeff Phebus College of Dentistry
Anastasios Karydis College of Dentistry
Tim Self College of Pharmacy
Jackie Sharp College of Nursing
Wes Williamson College of Health Professions

Contact Us

Faculty Senate President
Terrance G. Cooper, Ph.D.
Harriet S. Van Vleet Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry
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Memphis, TN 3863
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