Corcoran Academic Committee

What is the Corcoran Academic Committee?

The Corcoran Academic Committee is a standing committee charged with considering all curricular affairs within the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, including but not limited to fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations, working with program heads to adjust existing curricula, overseeing matters of accreditation or program review, and advising the Director on launching new programs, new majors or courses of study, or discontinuing programs or courses of study.

Below is some basic information about the committee. Corcoran faculty and staff members can have access to more detailed information, including the committee’s monthly agendas, resource folders, and other information. To get involved or to get information about the Committee, please reach out to current co-chairs, Heather Stebbins and Andrea Dietz, at [email protected].

How often does the committee meet?

We generally meet once a month, though at particularly busy times may meet more frequently. Our fall 2023 meeting dates are:

Friday Sept. 15 9am
Friday, Oct 20, 9am
Friday Nov 10, 9am
Friday Dec 1, 9am

How far in advance do I need to send my materials?

Proposals for new programs and courses, as well as significant curricular revisions, must be initiated by the Program Head, who should send content simultaneously to the Corcoran Assistant Director for Academic Affairs and the current Academic Committee Chairs. For a more detailed outline of the required documentation and submission process, Corcoran Faculty and Staff should consult the Academic Committee's resource pages.

Please send any proposal documents to Co-Chairs, Heather Stebbins and Andrea Dietz, at [email protected], and cc Deputy Director Mary Coughlin at [email protected], prior to one of the above meeting dates. A representative from your program should be present at the meeting to present, discuss or receive feedback.

CORX Proposals

The Academic Committee is now accepting proposals for CORX Interdisciplinary courses at both the foundational level (CORX 1900 Topics in Art, Design, Performance, and Culture) or more advanced level for both undergraduate and graduate students (CORX 3900/6900 Special Topics in Art, Design, Performance, and Culture). Please submit via the Google Form prior to an Academic Committee meeting date so the Committee may review. 

Who is on the academic committee?

Academic committee 2022–2023

Catherine Anderson (Interior Architecture)
Mary Coughlin (Deputy Director, Corcoran, Museum Studies)
Andrea Dietz (Exhibition Design) - Co-Chair
Bibiana Obler (AH)
Heather Stebbins (Music) - Co-Chair
Susan Sterner (Studio Arts)
Max van Balgooy (Museum Studies)
Anna Kimmel (Theater & Dance)