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College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Committees are listed below.

Additional information regarding the committees is found in the College Constitution.

Faculty Council

The College of Arts and Sciences shall have a Faculty Council to represent the faculty and to assist the Dean in the orderly management of the College. The Faculty Council shall serve as the Screening and Steering Committee of the Faculty for the consideration of all matters of academic policy. It shall have the responsibility to advise the Dean on all academic and budgetary matters. The Council shall maintain communication with all standing committees and ad hoc committees appointed by the Council.

Members of the Faculty Council for the 2016-2017 academic year are Roy Andrade (Appalachian Studies), Susan Waters (Mass Communication), Robert Funk (Communication and Performance), Colin Glennon (Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration), Darryl Haley (Literature and Language), Wesley Buerkle (Communication and Performance), Nate Olson (Appalachian Studies), Ismail Kady (Chemistry), Jan Jost-Fritz (Literature and Language), Lindsay Rogers (Art and Design), Vanessa Mayoraz (Art and Design), and Ingrid Luffman (Geosciences).

Council of Chairs

The Council of Chairs shall consist of the chair of every department and directors of Centers of Excellence of the College of Arts & Sciences or their designated representative. It shall also include a member from the Faculty Council.

Educational Affairs Committee

The Educational Affairs Committee shall maintain oversight of all policies concerning new courses, academic programs, curricular changes, or other educational affairs within the College and make recommendations to the Dean. The committee makes recommendations to the Dean regarding the candidate for the annual Jewell Friend Lecture.

Members of the Educational Affairs Committee for the 2016-2017 academic year are Dinah Mayo-Bobee (History), Stanton McManus (Literature & Language), John Rankin (History), Anna Hiatt (Biological Sciences), Alan Stevens (Music), Scott Koterbay (Art & Design), Rebecca Keeler (Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration), Jason Steadman (Psychology), and Matthew Potterton (Music).

Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Promotion and Tenure Committee reviews applications and serves to provide college recommendations in matters pertaining to faculty promotion and tenure. The committee makes recommendations directly to the Dean.

Members of the Promotion and Tenure Committee for the 2016-2017 academic year are Lev Yampolsky (Biological Sciences), Michael Cody (Literature & Language), Catherine Murray (Art & Design), Mark Giroux (Physics & Astronomy), Karen Brewster (Communication & Performance), Henry Antkiewicz (History), and Sun-Joo Oh (Music), Andrew Dunn (Mass Communication), Chris Dula (Psychology), Robert Davidson (Mathematics and Statistics).

Evaluation Committee for Non-instructional Assignments

The Evaluation Committee for NIAs reviews applications and makes recommendations for Non-instructional Assignments directly to the Dean.

Members of this committee for the 2016-2017 academic year are Travis Graves (Art & Design), Daniel Newcomer (History), and Darrell Moore (Biology).

Advisory Committee on Faculty Awards

The Faculty Awards Advisory Committee reviews nominations and makes recommendations for the annual Faculty Awards.

Members of this committee for the 2016-2017 academic year are Dhirendra Kumar (Biological Sciences), Kevin O'Donnell (Literature & Language), Heather Killmeyer (Music), Phyllis Thompson (Literature and Language), Daryl Carter (History), and Marina Roginskaya (Chemistry).

Basler Chair Selection Committee 

The committee reviews nominations and makes recommendation for the annual Basler Chair.

Members of the Basler Chair Selection Committee for the 2016-2017 academic year are Matt McBee (Psychology), Martha Michieka (Literature & Language), and Vanessa Mayoraz (Art & Design), Esther Park (Music), Aruna Kilaru (Biology), Robert Beeler (Mathematics & Statistics), and Eileen Ernenwein (Geosciences).

Academic Dishonesty and Grade Appeal Committee

This committee reviews charges of Academic Dishonesty and Student Grade Appeals as described in university policy. The committee is formed on an as-needed basis.



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