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Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs



Function: The All-College Council has been designed to serve as a college forum to analyze, discuss and make recommendations to the President on community issues that do not clearly fall under the jurisdiction of the President's staff and of student and faculty committees and governance structures. As such, the All-College Council has jurisdiction over all-College community matters that due to their nature do not fall under the purview of any one of the existing committees and governance structures. Any member of the All-College Council may bring an issue to the Council for discussion. The All-College Council will then discuss the issue and make a determination as to whether or not the issue falls under its purview. To formally consider an issue, a simple majority of the All-College Council must vote either to consider it under its jurisdiction or to remand the issue to the constituency under it to whose jurisdiction it has been determined to belong. Additionally the All-College Council shall have the ability to form ad-hoc subcommittees to further investigate issues and report back to the Council. Amendments to the function or membership of this committee must be agreed to by all parties and made by the appropriate methods within each of the three constituencies.

Membership: President of the College (Chair), S.G.A. President, S.G.A. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, S.G.A. Vice-President for Residential Affairs, two students-at-large appointed by S.G.A., one appointed for a one year term and one for a two year term; five (5) tenure track faculty, at least two of them tenured, elected to two year terms; the Dean of Admissions and Student Aid, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty or his/her designee, the Dean of Student Affairs, one(1) at-large administrative representative and one (1) representative of the Support Staff appointed by the President to two-year terms. In order to ensure continuity from academic year to academic year, the Council membership (faculty, staff, student) should be appointed on a staggered basis so that there are always experienced members on the Council.

  President Jamienne Studley, Chair
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
2003 Andy Kirshenbaum, SGA President
  Nick Merrill '05, SGA V.P. for Academic Affairs
  Scott Minkoff, SGA V.P. for Residential Life
  Rebecca Thorpe '04
2003 Marissa Aquila '03
2003 Mary Cogan, UWW, admin. rep
  Michele Koskinen, Music, Support Staff rep
2003 Susan Belden, Management & Business, untenured
  Joanne Devine, English, tenured (on leave F'02)
  David Weis, Chemistry & Physics, untenured (replacement for Devine F'02)                 
  Jordana Dym, History, untenured
2004 Greg Goodwin, Psychology, untenured
  Ruth Andrea Levinson, Education, tenured
  Guests: TBA, Director, President's Office
  Jack Ling, Director, Diversity & Affirmative Action


Function: To serve as the Appeal Board for cases heard by the Integrity Board. To review automatically any recommendation for suspension or dismissal from the Integrity Board.

Membership: Two faculty members appointed by CFG to serve overlapping two-year terms, the Dean of Student Affairs as Chair; and two students appointed by SGA.

2003 Ngina Chiteji, Economics
2004 David Karp, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work                              
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs, Chair
2003 Ben Tronnier '05


Function: To monitor and recommend changes in non-unionized employee benefits to the Financial Policy and Planning Committee and other College constituencies.

Membership: The Committee will consist of three members of the faculty, three members of the support staff, and three members of the administrative/professional staff, to include the Associate Dean of the Faculty and Director of Human Resources. The faculty members will be elected to three-year terms. The support staff and administrative/professional staff will determine their own methods for selecting their representatives. Undesignated members will serve three-year terms. The Committee will include the Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting (or an appropriate alternate chosen by the Office of Business Affairs) and the Assistant Director for Benefits Administration as non-voting members. The Committee will annually elect a chair from among voting members of the Committee.

2003 James Kennelly, Management & Business
2004 Reg Lilly, Philosophy & Religion
2005 Margo Mensing, Art & Art History
2003 Anne Petruzzelli, Admissions, Support Staff rep
2004 Lori Parks, Campus Safety, Support Staff rep, Chair
2004 Glenn Egelman, Director, Health Services, admin. rep
2005   Rebecca Burnham, Philosophy & Religion, Support Staff rep
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  Barbara Beck, Director of Human Resources (ex-officio-voting)
  Bret Ingerman, Director & Chief Technology Officer, Center for Information Technology (non-voting)
  Kathy Carter, Assistant Director of Human Resources (non-voting)


Function: To develop a yearly calendar of convocations and public events to stimulate and support the cultural and intellectual energies of the Skidmore community; to review proposed events for possible designation as all-College convocations; to determine the most appropriate means for promoting the annual convocation series; and to oversee the college events calendar.

Membership: Two faculty members, one of whom sits on the All-College Council; two students, to include the Chair of Student Speakers Bureau and the Vice President for Residential Affairs; one representative from Development/Alumni Affairs; and the Associate Dean of Students Affairs for Leadership Activities as Chair.

2003 TBA-faculty ACC Rep
2003 TBA- Chair of Student Speakers Bureau
  TBA-Chair, Traditions Committee
  Scott Minkoff, SGA V.P. for Residential Life
  TBA- President of Senior Class
  Janis Petroski, College Events & Stewardship
  Anita Steigerwald, Associate Dean of Student Affairs                                    
  Calendar Office rep ?(non-voting) member


Function: To advise the President on Diversity and Affirmative Action policy, to consult with the Diversity and Affirmative Action and the Associate Diversity and Affirmative Action Officers, to review annually the College’s Diversity and Affirmative Action program including the sexual harassment policy and submit specific recommendations for improvement, to hear concerns from any member of the College community relating to alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, age national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or concerns relating to sexual harassment, to implement ongoing educational programs as directed by the Director of Diversity and Affirmative Action in order to provide the College community with information about diversity and affirmative action policies and issues, including sexual harassment.

Membership: Two full-time faculty members, two support staff, two administrators, all appointed by the President and who serve a three-year term for no more than two consecutive terms; two students appointed by the President for a two year term renewable for a third year; the Assistant to the Dean of Students for Multicultural Students (ex officio with vote) who shall maintain a liaison with the Dean of Students; the Director of Diversity and Affirmative Action (ex officio with vote), and the Director of Human Resources (ex officio with vote). Other members of the College community, for example the Assistant to the President, may be invited to attend without a vote.

2003 Paty Rubio, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Chair
2004 Denise Smith, Exercise Science, Dance & Athletics
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
2005 Barbara Ryan, Advancement, Support Staff rep
  (Ex-Officio with vote:)
  Jack Ling, Director of Diversity & Affirmative Action
  Barbara Beck, Director, Human Resources
  Monica Minor, Associate Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program
  Guest: TBA, Director, Office of the President, ex-officio without vote (Guest)
2003 TBA, Student Diversity Liaison
  Rachelle Louis '04
  Jon Schatz '03
  Phylise Banner, U.W.W., Admin/Prof rep
2003  Connie Racht, College Relations, Support Staff rep


Function: To coordinate and conduct Honor Code workshops for first-year students and transfers; and in its capacity as a commission, to help educate all students as to what constitutes an honor violation, to implement the Honor Code by requiring students to write on their tests and exams that they have not witnessed or in any way aided another person cheating, and to recommend changes in the Honor Code System.

Membership: The Student Honor Code Educator as Chair, the SGA Vice President for Academic Affairs, one student representative at-large, one faculty representative at-large, and one representative from each of the judicial boards (Integrity Board, and Board of Appeals).

2003 Daniel Curley, Classics
  TBA-Student Honor Code Educator, Chair
  Nick Merrill '05, SGA V.P. for Academic Affairs                               
  Jenn Marquis '05
  Reps from Integrity Board & Board of Appeals


Function: To recommend to the College policies and plans regarding information resources, including their ongoing assessment and renewal, and thereby to serve as the College's chief policy-recommending and planning body for information resources; to provide a forum in which the senior administration of the College, the directors of the various information resource centers, and the users of information resources may engage in substantive deliberations to ensure that the College reaps fully the benefits of modern integrated information resources and external networks; to review and revise the College's long-range plan for information resources on a regular basis. The IRC may appoint task forces to address particular aspects of its mission as it deems appropriate. In instances where faculty will be appointed to such task forces, the IRC will inform the CFG of the appointments. In the case of educational policy and planning issues, including issues concerning the library, the IRC will coordinate its consideration of such issues with that of CEPP and will submit proposals for CEPP's approval. Ordinarily, meetings of the IRC will be open and advertised in advance.

Membership: Four faculty members, two elected and two appointed by the CFG in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, to serve staggered four-year terms; two students selected by SGA; the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, who will serve as Chair; the Vice President for Business Affairs; the College Librarian; the Director of the Center for Information Technology Services (CITS); the Director of Institutional Research.

2003 Debbie Hall, Art & Art History, untenured (appointed)               
2004 Michael Marx, English, tenured (elected)
2005 Flip Phillips, Psychology, untenured (elected)
2006 Bob Jones, Economics, tenured (appointed)
  Karl Broekhuizen, V.P. for Business Affairs
  Bret Ingerman, Director, CITS
  Sarah Goodwin, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Chair
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director, Institutional Research          
  Ruth Copans, College Librarian
  Marlon Paisley '04
  Dave Cadwallader '04


Function: To monitor the use of laboratory animals in teaching and research.

Membership: No less than five members appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; a veterinarian, a scientist experienced in laboratory animal research, and an individual who has no other affiliation with the institution besides membership on the committee.

     Bernard Possidente, Biology, Chair
  Mary Stange, Philosophy & Religion
  Greg Goodwin, Psychology
  Fran Mazierski, unaffiliated rep
  Elmer Robinson, DVM
  Jack Ling, Diversity & Affirmative Action (voting)


Function: To publish and maintain the Safety in the Workplace Program, a program that complies both with applicable external laws and regulations and with Skidmore’s specific needs, to review regularly existing safety policies and consider new policies designed to minimize unsafe acts, eliminate or control hazards, and stimulate efforts to create and maintain interest in safety.

Membership: Two faculty members, one student member, one support staff member, one member of Local 200D, all appointed by the President and serving staggered three-year terms; the College physician, the Manager of Employment and Training, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty or her/his designee, and the Business Manager (chair).

  Paul Davis, Art & Art History, faculty rep
2004 Janis Ritorto, Chemistry & Physics, faculty rep
  TBA-student rep
2005 Anita Bikowitz, Annual Fund, Support Staff rep
  Christine Kaczmarek, Director of Business Services, Chair (member & chair by title)
  Glenn Egelman, Director of Health Services (member by title)
  Kathy Carter, Assistant Director for Benefits Administration (member by title)
  Richard Bussert, Facilities Services
2003 Loretta Parson, Biology
  Dennis Conway, Department of Campus Safety
2004 Pete Sickler, Union Rep, Local 200D
  Jamie Cherry, Food Services