SMFA Curricula Committee

Standing Committee of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts

MEMBERSHIP: 2023-2024

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Rank, DepartmentTerm
(on leave)
Gephart, Emily*Senior Lecturer, Visual and Material Studies2023-2024
Ralske, Kurt*Professor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
Barsanti, MichaelProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
Deesse, SouléProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
Gualdoni, AngelinaProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
Mobley, TritonProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
O'Connor Korb, LaurenProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
Smoot, MichaelProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2024
Gateno, Diana (Dan)Undergraduate Representative2023-2024
Fauller, PaulUndergraduate Representative2023-2024
Fultineer, Scheri +Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine ArtsUnspecified term
Harrison, Nate +Dean of Academic Affairs, SMFAUnspecified term
King, Matt +Director of Fine Art Studies, SMFaUnspecified term

* Chair/co-chairs
+ ex-officio/non-voting

The SMFA Curriculum Committee continuously evaluates the SMFA curriculum as a whole, focusing on the BFA program. The committee's business includes vetting new courses and reviewing linked courses, team teaching, foundational skills, & directed studies. The committee is also responsible for the SMFA block schedule and may make adjustments as needed.

Course Proposal Deadlines 2023-2024

  • Friday, September 15 for consideration for Spring 2024
  • Friday, January 19 for consideration for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

Forms and Documentation

The following forms may be filled in online and submitted electronically. Once filled in and submitted, the form will be automatically routed to the appropriate department chair/program director, and once the department chair/program director approves, the form will be sent to the Curriculum Committee.

If you encounter any difficulties with this new submission system, please contact the Assistant Director of Academic & Curriculum Administration at

New courses must run as Special Topics three times before they will be considered for a permanent course number in the catalog.

A permanent course number must be proposed for Special Topics courses if it is to continue running after the initial three offerings.

If a course is cancelled due to under-enrollment three times within a four-year period, it will be removed from the catalog.

Please review Guidelines and Procedures for Submitting Requests to the Curricula Committee.

View this committee's most recent annual report