Academic Affairs Committee
Southern Methodist University
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development
Academic Affairs Committee (AAC)
The purpose of the Academic Affairs Committee in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development is to review curriculum, new program proposals, and academic policies and procedures in order to ensure that they are consistent with SMU’s strategic academic priorities.
The committee is composed of faculty that have been appointed by the chairs of their departments. The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of Simmons serves as the chair of the committee. 2018-19 Committee members include
The AAC requires that all course and program proposals be submitted one month prior to the meeting date on which the proposal is to be reviewed. For example, to be added to the November agenda, all proposals are due on October 12th; to be added to the December agenda, all proposals are due November 10th.
Meeting dates are as follow – we meet from 10-11:30 AM in the Dean’s Conference Room
Concepts for new courses or programs: Please complete the survey at the following link to let the Dean's Office and AAC know about ideas for new Simmons Digital or Continuing Education courses or programs prior to submitting proposals to the AAC or SMU GO.
- Concept Form for New Digital or Continuing Education Programs or Courses
Program and Course Proposals:
The following course proposal form should be used for all new course proposals:
- Simmons School New Course Proposal Form (download document)
The most up-to-date program proposal can be found using the link below. Please note that the new program proposal is updated regularly, so please be sure that you’re using the most updated form.
If you are proposing an online or hybrid course, please note that additional approval is needed by Simmons’ Technology Advisory Council (TAC). The TAC supports the development and implementation of high-quality online and hybrid programming in Simmons.
Useful tips when submitting course and program proposals: