Standing Committees

There are several bodies recently formed to guide and support the implementation of recommendations from the Second Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE2).

WSE CUE2 Implementation Advisory Committee

The WSE CUE2 Implementation Advisory Committee is comprised of a Faculty Senate liaison, two additional faculty, at least one undergraduate Engineering student, one departmental academic program administrator, and one representative from undergraduate academic advising. This body will deliberate plans as they are finalized and review the results of early assessments. This body will be dissolved no sooner than two years after initial implementation of all CUE2 recommendations.

WSE ePortfolio Board

The WSE ePortfolio Board is comprised of five faculty with two-year terms that rotate among the WSE academic departments and one faculty member from the Center for Leadership Education. This board will articulate and oversee the academic aspects of ePortfolio implementation going forward in perpetuity.

WSE CUE2 Customized Academic Learning Board

This Board is a representative faculty body charged with overseeing the changes to how we manage research for credit and independent study and, ultimately, the Hopkins Semester. The Board will consider the implementation of policies and practices that ensure that such engagements are substantive and well-assessed. The implementation proposals by the Board will be reviewed by the Directors of Undergraduate Study and the WSE Curriculum Committee. Once this initial work is complete, this body will also convene at least once annually to verify that these policies and practices are being properly implemented, and to provide guidance to the WSE Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education regarding the broadening of opportunities for students to engage in research and independent study on and off campus.

There are also two long-standing committees whose responsibility it is to ensure that we provide innovative academic offerings and articulate clear and robust administrative policies and practices.

Curriculum Committee

The WSE Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the Homewood Academic Council. It is charged with fostering the enhancement of the undergraduate curriculum, giving special consideration to interdepartmental programs and general distribution requirements. They review existing and proposed undergraduate programs and bring recommendations of policy to the Homewood Academic Council subcommittee on Academic Affairs.

Joint Administrative Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures

Joint Administrative Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (JACAPP) is an administrative committee of the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences with responsibilities for harmonizing administrative policies and procedures that support the undergraduate academic endeavors of the full-time programs and students in both KSAS and WSE.

The role of the Committee is to:

  • Review proposals for revisions to existing academic policies and procedures and proposals for new academic policies and procedures.
  • Draft proposals regarding academic requirements, to be advanced to the schools’ respective governance bodies, as appropriate.

The group’s purview is limited to policies and procedures that apply to undergraduate students in both KSAS and WSE, i.e. Homewood-wide undergraduate academic policies. Policies and procedures that only pertain to the students in one school are handled by each school separately and are not remanded to this committee, nor are academic requirements pertaining to majors and minors. When deemed necessary, this committee may concern itself with policies that pertain to both graduate and undergraduate students from both schools. For such matters the membership of the committee will expand to include the appropriate graduate education deans.


The membership of the group consists of the Vice Deans for Undergraduate Education of WSE and KSAS and others that they deem appropriate. The Vice Deans may have a designee serve in their stead if they are unable to attend. At meetings where issues pertaining to graduate education are considered, the Vice Deans for Graduate Education of WSE and KSAS or their designees will also be in attendance. Other members and guests are determined by the Vice Deans for Undergraduate Education of WSE and KSAS.

The current standing membership consists of:


School Representatives

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

KSAS VDUE (or designee) required

KSAS Assistant Dean for Academic Advising

KSAS – another appointee designated by KSAS VDUE

KSAS VDGE (or designee) required if graduate matters are considered

Whiting School of Engineering

WSE VDUE (or designee) required

WSE VDGE (or designee) required if graduate matters are considered

WSE Associate Dean for UG Academic Affairs

WSE Assistant Dean for UG Academic Advising


The role for the campus partners is to help consider the downstream implications of policies and support implementation, as necessary.


Dean of Undergraduate Admissions or designee

Financial Aid

Assistant Vice Provost for Financial Aid

Executive Director, Student Financial Services or designee

Registrar’s Office

Homewood Director of Records and Registration or designee

Student Affairs

Director of Center for Student Success or designee

Recording Secretary

To be named by the presiding Vice Dean of Education of WSE or KSAS