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Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee

Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2017-2018

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Rice, Anne-Christine Romance Studies Senior Lecturer 2013-2019 Chair  
Foster, Elizabeth History Associate Professor 2015-2020   Leave Fall 2017
Ioannides, Yannis Economics Professor 2014-2019    
McVey, Mitch Biology Professor 2015-2021    
Saigal, Anil Mechanical Engineering Professor 2014-2019    
Scott, Peter SMFA Professor of the Practice 2017-2018    
Sobieraj, Sarah Sociology Associate Professor 2017-2018    
Taliaferro, Jeff Political Science Associate Professor 2015-2020   Leave AY 17-18
Bhargava, Atrey TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2017-2018    
Chen, Stacy TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2017-2018    
Del Castillo, Anna TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2017-2018    
Barker, John Division of Undergraduate and Graduate Students Dean   Ex officio, voting  
Lowe, Carmen Undergraduate Studies Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Advising   Ex officio, voting  
Reilly, Patricia Financial Aid Director   Ex officio, voting  
Richardson, Karen Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management Dean   Ex officio, voting  
Sharkness, Jessica Institutional Research Director   Ex officio, voting  



The Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (UAFAC) reviews university policy on all issues related to undergraduate admissions (including standards, recruitment, and enrollment management) and financial aid; and offers advice and counsel to the administrators responsible for carrying out those policies.

The committee consists of six full-time members of the faculty, at least one of whom shall be from the School of Engineering; not more than three undergraduate students; and the following administrators or their designees as ex officio members without voting privileges: the dean of undergraduate admissions and enrollment management, the director of financial aid, the associate provost for institutional research and evaluation, the dean of the Division of Undergraduate and Graduate students, and the dean of academic advising and undergraduate studies. This committee is open to all full-time voting-eligible faculty members, including professors of the practice, lecturers, and senior lecturers. Committee members are appointed to a five-year term.

UAFAC has three to four fall meetings and two to three spring meetings for ninety minutes each. The spring meetings are scheduled to avoid the February to March peak of the application reading cycle. Subcommittees are sometimes used to examine and report on specialized questions. This committee is appropriate for tenure-track faculty members, and the committee benefits from having a broad mix of academic experience and interests.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.


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