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Office of Undergraduate Studies
Edwards 214
(239) 745-4210
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Patty Krupp
Colloquium Office Manager
Phone: (239) 590-7488



University Colloquium Advisory Council (UCAC)


The University Colloquium Advisory Council (UCAC) advises the Provost of Florida Gulf Coast University. It is appointed and charged by the Provost of the university. The purposes of the University Colloquium Advisory Council are: (a) to review, advise and approve IDS 3920 The University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future curriculum; (b) to oversee assessment as necessary, and (c) to advise the Provost who charges and appoints the Council.

In an effort to provide continuous improvement, the University Colloquium Advisory Council shall review, advise, and approve The University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future curriculum related to: the standard syllabus with learning goals and outcomes, required readings, required field trips, required writing assignments, and required Service-Learning. In addition, the University Colloquium Advisory Council shall address the logistics for transportation to field trips, faculty resources and training, student concerns related to University Colloquium including student grade appeals, petitions for late withdrawals and other course related issues as necessary, and additional Colloquium-related issues as needs arise.

Download a full copy of the bylaws.

Members 2015-2016 Academic Year

Brenda Thomas, Chair and Colloquium Coordinator

Brenda Brooks, Colloquium Community Partner

Dr. Diane Bondehagen (WCOE),

(Student Rep), SG Director of Sustainability

Dr. Nairruti Jani, (CHPSW rep)

Ms. Patty Krupp, University Colloquium Office Manager

Ms. Jessica Phillips, University Colloquium

Dr. Susan Cooper, (COE rep)

Ms. Lori Cornelius (CAS rep)

Ms. Jessica Rhea, Director of Community Engagement & Service-Learning

Dr. George Alexakis, (LCOB rep)

Mr. Andrew Wilkinson (CAS rep)

Dr. Kris De Welde Associate Dean, UGS (ex-officio - non-voting)


 2016-2017 meetings

Meetings for the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on the following dates.

  • September 9, 2016 (Edwards Hall 210, 10:00am-11:30am) - agenda  minutes
  • October 10, 2016 (Edwards Hall 210, 1:00pm-2:30pm) - agenda  minutes   
  • November 4, 2016, (Edwards Hall 210, 11:00am-12:30pm) - agenda  minutes
  • December 5, 2016 (Edwards Hall, 1:00pm-2:30pm) - agenda
  • February 24, 2017 (Library 224, 11:00am-12:30pm)
  • March 24, 2017 (Library 224, 11:00am-12:30pm)
  • April 24, 2017 (Library 224, 11:00am-12:30pm)


2015-2016 meetings

Meetings for the 2015-2016 academic year will be held on the following dates.