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COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS & STUDENT AID (CASA)-elected

Function: To recommend and review admissions policies and goals; to plan with the administration the student aid policies of the College; to consult with the Dean of Admissions and Student Aid and the Directors of Admissions and Student Aid on problems relative to the implementation of those policies; to serve as a resource for CEPP, FPPC and other committees on admissions and student aid matters; and to act as an appeal board for applicants requesting a review of their aid applications as administered by the Director of Student Aid and Family Finance.

Membership: Three faculty elected to three year terms, no one of whom has athletic coaching responsibilities; the Dean of Admissions and Student Aid; the Senior Associate Director of Admissions; the Director of Student Aid and Family Finance; two representatives from the Dean of Student Affairs division, at least one representing HEOP, both of whom are ex officio; and three students selected by the SGA each to serve a two-year term.

2004 Sandy Baum, Economic (on leave 03-04)
  Tim Burns, Government (1-yr replacement for Baum 03-04)
2005 Alice Dean, Mathematics & Computer Science
2006 Mark Hofmann, Mathematics & Computer Science, Chair
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
  John Young, Director of Admissions
  Robert Shorb, Director of Student Aid & Family Finance
  Susan Layden, Director of Higher Education Opportunity Program (ex-officio)                
  Christina Levith, Associate Director, Dean of Studies (ex-officio)
2004 Erika Entinger '06
  Cheryl Jacobs '06

ATHLETIC COUNCIL-elected

Function: To recommend to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty policies regarding the Skidmore athletic program, including the determination of the scope and level of competition in intercollegiate, club, and intramural sports; eligibility rules; establishment of priorities for the athletic program; and such other matters as may be brought to the Council's attention by the Athletic Director or by any of the constituent groups of the college community. All meetings will be open and advertised in advance.

Membership: Three faculty members, each from a different department, elected to serve three-year terms; two students selected by SGA; the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty or his/her designee, the Dean of Student Affairs or his/her designee, and the Athletic Director ex-officio (non-voting).

2004 Phyllis Roth, English, Chair
2005 Elzbieta Lepkowska-White, Management & Business
2006 Catherine Berheide, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work                                  
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Jeff Segrave, Athletic Director (ex-officio)
2004 Margaret Schade '04
  Keith Ganzenmuller '04

COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM & RIGHTS (CAFR)-elected

Function: To serve as guardian of the academic freedom and rights of all members of the academic community; to receive inquiries and complaints concerning academic freedom and rights and to consider formal charges of violations of academic freedom and rights from any faculty member, student, administrator, trustee or from the CAPT; to advise and make appropriate recommendations to the President. The Operating Procedures of the CAFR are available from any member of the Committee. The CAFR meets annually, and whenever necessary in the pursuit of its functions, with the appropriate committee of the Board of Trustees. Revisions to Part One of the Faculty Handbook Articles I - XIX are reviewed by the CAFR for its recommendations prior to a faculty vote.

Membership: Six members of the faculty, none of whom is on the CAPT, the Tenure Review Board, the CAS, or the Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee, at least two of whom are untenured at the time of their election and two tenured, each to serve a three-year term and each from a different department; and no more than six students, selected by SGA.

A member who has served a full three-year term is eligible for re-election after being out of office for two years; members who complete an unexpired term or serve an interim term in place of a regularly elected member on leave are immediately eligible for re-election provided their service did not exceed one calendar year.

2004 Holley Hodgins, Psychology, tenured
  Dan Nathan, American Studies, untenured, (F'03 replacement for Hodgins)     
  Christine Page, Management & Business, tenured, Chair
2005 Mao Chen, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured
  Mason Stokes, English, untenured
2006 Mary Crone-Odekon, Physics, tenured
  Kate Graney, Government, untenured
2004 Meghan Fair'05
  David Grover '05
  Rachel Neuman'05
  Kate Pokorny '06

COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC STANDING (CAS)-appointed

Function: To formulate and administer policy relating to the academic status of students including matters concerning probation, honors, requirements for graduation, acceleration, and leave of absence; to determine the academic status of each student on the basis of the record, reports of instructors, the opinion of the faculty in the major and any other relevant data; and to give any instructions and advice which seem necessary or advisable.

Membership: Three faculty members, at least one tenured and none of whom may be a member of the CAFR, appointed to serve three-year terms; the Dean of Studies or Associate Director of Student Academic Affairs, the Registrar, and two students selected by SGA, one junior to be appointed each year to serve a two-year term. One faculty member shall also serve as a member of the UWW Committee.

2004 David Vella, Mathematics & Computer Science, tenured
2005 Jennifer Delton, History, tenured, Chair
2006 Robert Turner, Government, untenured (on leave S'04)
  David Peterson, Art, tenured (S'04 replacement for Turner)                  
  Jon Ramsey, Dean of Studies
  Tina Levith, Associate Director, Dean of Studies
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  David DeConno, Assistant Registrar
2004 Rebecca Bilbro '04
  Ben Tronnier '05

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & TENURE (CAPT)-elected

Function: To represent the faculty on administrative appointments and reviews and on faculty appointments, promotions, tenure, and termination of service, and to make recommendations on these matters to the appropriate administrative officer. The administration shall consult CAPT to determine which administrative personnel decisions the committee judges to require faculty representation. Special meetings with the President and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty may be called at the request of any of these administrative officers or the committee. At least one meeting of the joint trustee-faculty committee is held during each academic year. Revisions to some parts of Part One Faculty Rights and Responsibilities of the Faculty Handbook are reviewed by the CAPT for its recommendations prior to a faculty vote.

Membership: Six faculty members with tenure, each from a different department chosen from the ranks of professor and associate professor, none of whom is on the Tenure Review Board, CAFR or the Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee, elected to serve three-year terms. Members of CAPT may not participate in the tenure or promotion cases of candidates in their own departments; replacements for such cases will be selected from recent members of CAPT and the Tenure Review Board (or its predecessor, the CAPT Review Committee). The first eligible faculty member will be chosen from a list beginning with the most recent past members of the named groups (eligible replacements must have reviewed at least one case).

A member who has served a full three-year term is eligible for re-election after being out of office for two years; members who complete an unexpired term or serve an interim term in place of a regularly elected member on leave are immediately eligible for re-election provided the service does not exceed one calendar year.

2004 Roy Ginsberg, Government, Chair
  Mary Lynn, American Studies (on leave 03-04)
  Hedi Jaouad, Foreign Languages & Literatures (1-yr replacement for Lynn 03-04)
2005 Gerald Erchak, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work (on leave S'04)
  Susan Bender, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work (S'04 replacement for Erchak)       
  William Standish, Physics (on leave S'04)
  Ray Giguere, Chemistry (S'04 replacement for Standish)
2006 Barbara Black, English
  Lary Opitz, Theater

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL POLICIES & PLANNING (CEPP)-elected

Function: To recommend to the faculty and administration short and long-range educational plans for the College and thus be instrumental in clarifying, improving and changing major policies and educational procedures; to evaluate Skidmore's present practices and goals. The CEPP shall exchange minutes of meetings with the Admissions and Student Aid Committee, Curriculum Committee, and the UWW Committee; and the Chairs of any of these committees may be invited to sit with CEPP when consultation is desirable. The Chair of CEPP also shall sit on the Institutional Planning Committee. The CEPP meets annually, and whenever necessary in the pursuit of its functions, with the appropriate committee of the Board of Trustees.

Membership: Six faculty members, two of whom must be tenured, each from a different department, elected to serve three-year terms, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Student Affairs, and two students selected by SGA. CEPP may appoint such subcommittees from among its members or from the College community at large as it deems helpful to facilitate its work.

2004 Francisco Gonzalez, Philosophy & Religion, tenured
  Linda Simon, English, tenured (London F'03)
  David Peterson, Art & Art History, tenured, (F'03 replacement for Simon)
2005 Hugh Foley, Psychology, tenured
  Patricia Rubio, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured
2006 Michael Arnush, Classics, tenured
  Gordon Thompson, Music, tenured, Chair
  Chuck Joseph, V.P. for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
2003 Meghan Fair '05
  Nick Merrill '05, V.P. of SGA Academic Affairs

COMMITTEE ON FACULTY GOVERNANCE (CFG)-elected

Function: To represent the faculty in matters of faculty governance and to foster the effective functioning of the faculty governance system.

CFG convenes the Committee of Committees (comprising faculty members of All-college Council, CAFR, CAPT, CEPP, College Benefits Committee, Curriculum Committee, CFG, FPPC, and IPC) at least twice a year to assess the interactions among member committees and between them and the administration, and to discuss ongoing issues and any problems in committee operations. CFG is then required to inform the faculty at large of the issues raised by the Committee of Committees.

CFG is responsible for coordinating faculty committee work and for furthering democratic representation and committee efficiency. In accordance with this purpose, it promotes cooperation among members of the college community, brings governance issues of faculty concern to the faculty and makes recommendations to the faculty, other committees, and the administration. In addition, CFG reviews operating codes of all faculty committees and maintains files of annual committee reports.

CFG is responsible for ensuring the proper constitution of faculty committees and for the equitable distribution of committee assignments. It conducts nominations and elections for and makes appointments to faculty committees; it provides advice and oversight of procedures regarding faculty appointments to search committees for senior administrative positions and to administrative, trustee, and SGA committees; and it maintains a list of all faculty members on all committees.

Finally, CFG is responsible for ensuring that the text of the Faculty Handbook appears and remains precisely as approved by the faculty.

Membership: Six faculty members elected to serve three-year terms, at least two of whom are tenured and all of whom have had experience on one of the elected Faculty Committees listed in the Faculty Governance Section of the Faculty Handbook, or who will be concurrently serving on one of those elected Faculty Committees at the time of the beginning of their term of service on the CFG.

2004 Gove Effinger, Mathematics & Computer Science, tenured
  Kate Leavitt, Art & Art History, tenured
2005 Katie Hauser, Art & Art History, tenured, Chair
  Susan Kress, English, tenured (on leave 03-04)
  Mary Stange, Philosophy & Religion, tenured (1-yr replacement for Kress 03-04)
2006 John Anzalone, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured
  Joanna Zangrando, American Studies, tenured (London F'03)
  Timothy Burns, Government (F'03 replacement for Zangrando)

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (CC)-elected

Function: To act for the faculty in reviewing curricular matters including those which implement educational policy concerning all-college requirements; to generate recommendations concerning immediate and long-range curricular matters; to administer the self-determined majors program; to make recommendations to the faculty concerning other curricular matters brought before it by faculty, students, and the administration.

Membership: Six faculty members, each from a different department, at least two of whom are tenured, elected to serve three-year terms; the Associate Dean of the Faculty; the Director of Liberal Studies; and two students selected by SGA. Non-voting members of the committee are the Registrar, and the Dean of Studies. A faculty member of the Committee shall serve on the self-determined majors subcommittee composed of other members appointed by the Curriculum Committee to represent a reasonable range of academic disciplines.

2004 Vasantha Narasimhan, Chemistry tenured
  Paul Sattler, Art & Art History, untenured
2005 Mary Correa, Management & Business, tenured, Chair
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, untenured
2006 Erica Bastress-Dukehart, History, untenured
  Ngina Chiteji, Economics, untenured (on leave 03-04)
  Mary-Beth O'Brien, FLL, tenured, (1-yr replacement for Chiteji 03-04)
  Joanna Zangrando, Director, Liberal Studies (London F'03)
  Kate Leavitt, Acting Director, Liberal Studies (F'03 replacement for Zangrando)        
  Sarah Goodwin, Associate Dean of the Faculty
  Jon Ramsey, Dean of Studies (non-voting)
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research (non-voting)
2004 Rachel Neuman '05
  Elisa Travisono '04

EXTERNAL MASTER OF ARTS FOR LIBERAL STUDIES COMMITTEE (EMAC)-elected

Function: To participate in all aspects of the External Master's Program (EMP) by determining academic policies and procedures, admitting and dismissing students, approving core seminars, approving degree plans and final project proposals, making recommendations for degrees, and recommending faculty selection; to advise on all matters of administrative policy and to assist in the further direction of the program.

Membership: Six faculty members elected to serve two-year terms; the Dean of Special Programs, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty or his/her designee and the Director and Academic Advisor of the EMP.

2004 Susan Belden, Management & Business (on leave 03-04)
  Isabel Brown, Exercise Science, Dance & Athletics (1-yr replacement for Belden 03-04)
  John Cosgrove, Library (1-yr replacement for Mensing 03-04)
  Adrienne Zuerner, Foreign Languages & Literatures
2005 Susannah Mintz, English
  Michael Mudrovic, Foreign Languages & Literatures
  Pushkala Prasad, Management & Business
  Dan Coleman, Director of External Master of Arts Program
  Sandy Welter, Academic Advisor, MALS
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  Donald McCormack, Dean of Special Programs

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (FDC)-elected

Function: To advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty on faculty development policies; to initiate ideas for faculty growth and improvement, including programs to support both scholarly and professional activity and the improvement of teaching; to allocate such research funds as the Dean shall designate for committee decision; to represent the faculty on the award of pre-tenure paid research and sabbatical leaves and to make recommendations on such leaves to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; to select the annual Edwin Moseley Faculty Research Lecturer and the recipient of The Ralph A. Ciancio Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Membership: Four faculty members with tenure, one each from the areas of the humanities, the natural sciences, the pre-professional programs, and the social sciences, each member to be elected for a three-year term (see Rotation Schedule); a representative of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, non-voting. [Rotation Schedule beginning Feb 2004 election: Humanities 3-yr term, Pre-professional 2-yr term; 2005 election: Natural Science & Social Science 3-yr terms;2006 election: Pre-professional 3-yr term; 2007 election: Humanities 3-yr term; 2008 election: repeat of 2005, etc.]

2004 Viviana Rangil (Foreign Languages & Literatures) Humanities                       
  Peter Stake (Art & Art History) Pre-professional, Chair
2005 Steven Frey, Chemistry (Natural Sciences)
  Margaret Pearson, History (Social Sciences)
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development

FINANCIAL POLICY & PLANNING COMMITTEE (FPPC)-elected

Function: To engage in financial planning and recommend financial policies for the

College as a whole; to work closely with and serve as a resource for the Institutional Planning Committee, on which the FPPC Chair sits, and for other committees; to receive and review reports from the College Benefits Committee; to ensure that there is a timely flow of information on financial matters available to all College constituencies.

Membership: Four faculty members, at least two of whom are tenured, elected to serve four-year terms; one member of the administrative/professional staff; one member of the support staff; two students selected by SGA; the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; and the Vice-President for Business Affairs. The support staff and the administrative/professional staff will determine their own methods for selecting their representatives, who will serve four-year terms.

2004 James Kennelly, Management & Business, tenured
2005 Mark Youndt, Management & Business, untenured
2006 Mehmet Odekon, Economics, tenured, Chair
2007 Denise Smith, Exercise Science, Athletics & Dance, tenured
2007 Barbara McDonough, Campus Life, support staff rep
2007 John Chaplin, Leadership Gifts/Development, admin/prof staff rep                  
  Michael Hall, Manager of Budget Planning & Analysis (ex-officio)
  Karl Broekhuizen, Vice President for Business Affairs
  Chuck Joseph, V.P. for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty
2004 TBA, SGA V.P. for Financial Affairs
  Justin Matijcio '05

HONORS COUNCIL-elected

Function: The ongoing responsibilities of the Honors Council include reviewing applications for membership and inducting new members, monitoring the eligibility standards for current members, planning and sponsoring academic and co-curricular events, developing a sufficient number of courses and co-curricular events for inclusion among the "honors" resources, communicating with the wider community of students and faculty regarding Forum opportunities and the achievements of honors (and other) students, and assessing the effectiveness of the Honors Forum in achieving its goals.

Membership: Four faculty, three elected for three-year terms and one who chairs the Council and serves as director of the Honors Forum for a four-year term; the Dean for First-Year Students; the Dean of Studies; the Associate Dean of the Faculty; the President or a designated representative of the Periclean Honor Society; two other students appointed from members of the Forum.

  Phil Boshoff, English (ex-officio), Director
2004 Kate Greenspan, English
2005 Dan Curley, Classics
2006 Dan Nathan, American Studies
  Jon Ramsey, Dean of Studies
  Sarah Goodwin, Associate Dean of the Faculty
  Anita Steigerwald, Dean of FirstYear Students
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid (ex-officio)            
2004 TBA-student, Vice President Periclean Honor Society
  TBA-student
  TBA-student, SGA Representative

INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (IPC)-elected

Function: Chaired by the President, shall engage in strategic, tactical, and environmental planning for educational, financial, and co-curricular affairs.

Membership: The President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, the Vice President for Business Affairs, the Vice President for Advancement, Chairs of CEPP, Financial Policy and Planning Committee, and a faculty representative from All-College Council, two additional faculty elected for staggered four-year terms, one of whom is tenured, the other not, two students selected by SGA, the President of SGA, and the Director of Institutional Research.

  Philip Glotzbach, President, Chair
  Karl Broekhuizen, Vice President for Business Affairs
  Michael Casey, Vice President for Advancement
  Charles Joseph, V. P. for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  Mark Huibregtse, Faculty Rep, ACC
  Gordon Thompson, Chair of CEPP
  Mehmet Odekon, Chair of FPPC
2005 Grace Burton, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured, Vice-Chair
2007 William Lewis, Philosophy & Religion, untenured
  Scott Minkoff '04, SGA President
  Dave Thayer '04
  Robin Wiles-Skeels '04
  Guests: William Dake, Trustee, Chair of Trustee Long Range Planning
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
  Donald McCormack, Dean of Special Programs
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Michael Hall, Director of Financial Planning & Budgeting

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)-appointed

Function: To investigate and to remain informed as to current governmental regulations affecting all research involving human subjects, to assess the implications of such regulations for the conduct of research with human subjects at Skidmore, to serve as a resource by providing information and guidelines for such research to the College community; to review federally funded research projects on human subjects and to provide to the United States Department of Health and Human Services continuing assurance that, in accord with its regulations, the rights of human subjects are being protected; to provide means by which proposals from outside individuals and agencies seeking to utilize records or members of the Skidmore community as the subjects of research can be reviewed.

Membership: Four faculty members assembled by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty in accordance with State regulations and one person from outside the College.

  Paul Arciero, Exercise Science, Dance & Athletics
      Mary Ann Foley, Psychology
  Corey Freeman-Gallant, Biology
  Crystal Moore, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, Chair
  Denise Smith, Exercise Science, Dance & Athletics
        Kurt Freeman, Professional Development, State University at Albany, External Member

TENURE APPEAL COMMITTEE

Function: To review a negative tenure recommendation at the request of the Tenure Review Board.

Membership: The six members of CAPT plus the three members of the Tenure Review Board. No member of the Tenure Appeal Committee may sit for the review of a candidate in his/her department. The CFG will provide replacements for such reviews as needed.

  Membership 6- members of CAPT                                                           
       3-members of Tenure Review Board

TENURE REVIEW BOARD-elected

Function: To review a negative tenure recommendation at the request of the candidate. In the event that the Tenure Review Board determines that a tenure case requires reconsideration, the three members of the TRB will sit together with the six members of the CAPT, as the Tenure Appeal Committee, to reconsider the case.

Membership: Three tenured faculty members, each elected to serve a three-year term. All members of the Board must have been tenured for at least two years. No two members may be from the same department. Faculty currently serving on the CAPT, CAFR or the Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee are not eligible. No member of the Tenure Review Board may sit for the review of a candidate in his/her department. The CFG will provide replacements for such reviews as needed.

2004  William Fox, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
2005 Aldo Vacs, Government (on leave, S'04)
  Phyllis Roth, English (S'04 replacement for Vacs)
2006 Gove Effinger, Mathematics & Computer Science, Chair                                

UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS COMMITTEE (UWWC)-elected

Function: To participate in all aspects of the UWW by determining academic policies and procedures, admitting and dismissing students, approving degree plans and final project proposals, and making recommendations for degrees; to advise on all matters of administrative policy and to assist in the further direction of the program.

Membership: Six faculty members elected to serve two-year terms; the Dean of Special Programs; and the Director and Academic Advisors of UWW.

2004 Ruth Copans, Library
  Michael Mudrovic, Foreign Languages & Literatures (1-yr replacement 03-04)
  Pierre von Kaenel, Mathematics & Computer Science
2005 Beau Breslin, Government
  Susannah Mintz, English
  Barbara Norelli, Library
  Cornel Reinhart, Director, University Without Walls
  Donald McCormack, Dean of Special Programs
  Kenneth Klotz, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Deborah Meyers, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Sarah Stebbins, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Kirsten Mishkin, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Christopher Whann, Academic Advisor, UWW

FACULTY OBSERVERS-elected

Two faculty members elected to serve two-year terms as observers, attending Board of Trustees meetings at the invitation of the Board.

In addition, CAPT and CAFR meet annually with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees; and the Chairs of the Financial Policy and Planning Committee, and CEPP meet annually with the Trustee Committees on Finance and Budget, Academic Affairs and Long Range Planning, respectively.

2004 Michael Arnush, Classics                                                                    
2005 Murray Levith, English

 
 

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