PAC Classrooms and Scheduling

Provost Advisory Committee for Classrooms and Scheduling


The Provost Advisory Committee for Classrooms and Scheduling is charged with providing input on the OU-NC centrally scheduled classrooms and course scheduling to the Senior Vice President & Provost.  The Provost’s Advisory Committee for Classrooms, formed in response to a recommendation from the Classroom Renovation Task Force (2003-2004), is charged reviewing all aspects of the OU-NC classrooms, prioritizing recommendations for improvements, and setting basic standards for classroom configuration and technology.  The committee will address concerns about centrally scheduled classrooms and requests for renovations and technology updates.  In addition, the committee will evaluate innovations in learning space design and instructional technology and provide advice on the implementation to enhance the student classroom experience.  In 2015, the role of the committee expanded to include providing input on the course scheduling processes and practices with a focus on increasing student retention and graduation rates and increasing classroom usage efficiency. The Provost Advisory Committee for Classrooms and Scheduling is appointed by the Norman campus Senior Vice President and Provost and is composed of faculty and staff from the Norman campus.

Committee Structure

The Provost Advisory Committee for Classrooms and Scheduling is composed of the main PACCS committee and a production sub-committee.
The main committee’s mission is to provide input on standards, priorities, and requests related to centrally scheduled classrooms and to provide input on processes and practices in course scheduling.  The committee includes nine faculty members in three-year rotating terms selected by the Provost based on a rotation cycle to provide input from a broad range of disciplines across the NC-campus.  The committee also includes representatives from the Provost’s Office, Classroom Management, Disability Resource Center, Information Technology, and Facilities Management.  The committee usually meets four times a year as needed.
The production sub-committee’s mission is to develop a timeline for implementation of classroom renovation and upgrades with the stakeholders on campus including the Provost’s Office, Registrar, Facilities Management, and Informational Technology.  Due to the nature of construction and scheduling, the committee may need to suggest minor modifications in renovation priorities to PACCS Committee.  The committee usually meet four times a year and as needed including written or virtual meetings.


Chair – Mark Morvant, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology

Ex Officio and voting:

Breck Tarkington, Associate Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services and Academic Records

Kelly Stout, Office of Classroom Management

George Bogaski, University College Assessment Center

Kathleen Shea Smith, Associate Provost, Academic Advising

Chelle’ Guttery, Director of Disability Resources Center

Rotating Faculty membership and voting:  Nine faculty with 3-year rotating terms appointed by the Provost

Faculty Representative 2015-18:  Jenel Cavazos, Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Representative 2015-18: Andrew Madden, Department of Geology and Geophysics, College of Earth and Energy

Faculty Representative 2015-18: Susan Postawko, Department of Meteorology, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences

Faculty Representative 2014-17:  Amy Bradshaw, Department of Educational Psychology, Jeannie Rainbolt College of Education

Faculty Representative 2014-17:  Kathleen Crowther, Department of History of Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Representative 2014-17:  Deborah Trytten, School of Computer Science, College of Engineering

Faculty Representative 2013-16: Joel Burcham, School of Music, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts

Faculty Representative 2013-16: Krishnan Shankar, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Representative 2013-16:  Vacant, College of Engineering

Additional membership and voting:

Facilities Maintenance Representative appointed by the Provost in consultation with VP for Administrative Affairs: Stan Berry

Representative from IT appointed by the Provost in consultation with the CIO: JEB Sheriff


PACCS Production Committee*


Mark Morvant, Chair

Grey Alman, Director of Operations, Office of Sr. Vice President and Provost

Break Turkington, Associate Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services and Academic Records

Kelly Stout, Office of Classsroom Mangement

Tony Gardner, Manager, Engineering and Design Services, Facilities Management

Chris Kobza, Learning Spaces Manager, Informatio Technology

JEB Sheriff, Representative from IT appointed by the Provost in consultation with the CIO

Kyle McGehee, Project Manager, Facilities Management

Joshua Young, Project Manager, Facilities Management

* Units may invite additional members to meetings depending on the projects to be discussed and the unit’s enternal organizational process.

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