The University Council for Academic Affairs and Assessment (UCAAA) is primarily composed of the academic associate deans who are responsible for academic affairs and related policies in each school and college. Other members include major unit directors or academic affairs liaisons representing cross-campus organizations or programs. The council:

  • Supports, enhances and coordinates academic and co-curricular programs and educational achievement across campus
  • Focuses on student learning, effective teaching and improving the educational experience of all students
  • Discusses and makes recommendations related to academic policies, planning and assessment


The UCAAA is currently co-chaired by Steve Cramer, vice provost for teaching and learning, and Mo Bischof, associate vice provost, Office of the Provost.

  • School and College Representatives
    • College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
      Karen Wassarman, Associate Dean
    • Wisconsin School of Business
      Suzanne Dove, Assistant Dean
    • Division of Continuing Studies
      Katy Duren, Associate Dean
      Marty Gustafson, Assistant Dean
    • School of Education
      Carolyn Kelley, Senior Associate Dean
    • College of Engineering
      Jake Blanchard, Associate Dean
      Manuela Romero, Associate Dean
    • Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
      Paul Zedler, Associate Program Director
    • Research and Graduate Education
      Parmesh Ramanathan, Associate Dean
    • School of Human Ecology
      Annette K. McDaniel, Assistant Dean
    • International Division
      Richard Keller, Associate Dean
    • Law School
      Kevin Kelly, Associate Dean
    • College of Letters & Science
      Cal Bergman, Associate Dean
    • School of Medicine and Public Health
      Elizabeth Petty, Associate Dean
    • School of Nursing
      Danny Willis, Associate Dean
    • School of Pharmacy
      Melgardt De Villiers, Associate Dean
      Beth Martin, Assistant Dean
    • School of Veterinary Medicine
      Lynn Maki, Associate Dean
  • Academic Support Unit Representatives
    • Academic Planning and Institutional Research
      Jocelyn Milner, Director and Associate Vice Chancellor
    • Assessment, Office of the Provost
      Regina Lowery, Assessment Coordinator
    • DoIT Academic Technology
      Linda Jorn, Director, and Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies
    • Enrollment Management
      Steve Hahn, Associate Vice Chancellor
      Scott Owczarek, Registrar
    • General Education
      Elaine Klein, Associate Dean, College of Letters & Science
    • University Libraries
      Leslie Moyo, Associate Director
    • Morgridge Center for Public Service
      Earlise Ward, Director
    • Division of Student Life
      Mick Miyamoto, Interim Associate Dean
    • Office of Testing and Evaluation Services
      Jim Wollack, Program Director, School of Education
    • Office of Undergraduate Advising
      Wren Singer, Director

Meeting Schedule

Every 3rd Friday
Bascom Hall