Curricular Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Curricular Affairs! 

We collaborate with administrators, faculty, academic professionals, staff, and students to improve programs, practices, and processes that advance the academic mission of the University in some of the following ways:

  • Assisting faculty with the Academic Program Review – Self Study Reports that evaluate a unit’s strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities for future development.
  • Providing reports to the Arizona Board of Regents regarding Academic Organizations, Academic Program Review, Articulation, Curriculum, General Education, and Strategic Planning.
  • Partnering with Academic Initiatives & Student Success  and the Office of Global Initiatives to extend the UA’s reach through new domestic and global locations.
  • New courses, course modifications and inactivations
  • Launching new academic programs and modifying existing academic programs

Who is in the Office of Curricular Affairs?

Liz Sandoval
Oversees all processes having to do with academic programs and units on campus; federal and state reporting on academic programs, as well as course development and management. 

Frederick Lewis
Administrative Assistant

Cindy Williams
Program Coordinator
Lead for UAccess academic foundation tables and training for new academic program workflow submissions. Course-related issues and questions.

Melanie Madden
Program Manager
Lead on most undergraduate program proposals, new and modifications; will also assist in course form review and approval. 

Rebecca Drake
Program Coordinator
Lead on course-related issues and questions.


General Email:
Questions related to courses:
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