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ALL-COLLEGE COMMITTEES

ALL-COLLEGE COUNCIL (ACC)-elected

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.

  Philip Glotzbach, President, Chair
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
2005 Betsy Sheridan '05, SGA President
  Molly Appel '05, SGA V.P. for Academic Affairs
  TBA-SGA V.P. for Residential Affairs
2005 Ben Tronnier '05
2006 TBA-student
2005 Mary Cogan, University Without Walls
2005 Kim Coons, Student Aid & Family Finance
2005 Philip Boshoff, English, tenured
  Debra Fernandez, Dance, tenured
  Mark Huibregtse, Mathematics & Computer Science, tenured (on leave S'05)
2006 Hedi Jaouad, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured
  Lenora de la Luna, Education, untenured
  Guest: Jack Ling, Director, Office of Institutional Diversity (non-voting)

BOARD OF APPEALS-appointed

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 three-year terms, the Dean of Student Affairs as Chair; and two students appointed by SGA.

2005 Elzbieta Lepkowska-White, Management & Business                                   
2006 Lenora de la Luna, Education
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs, Chair
2005 Caitlin Bannon '05
  TBA-student

COLLEGE BENEFITS COMMITTEE-elected

Function: To monitor and recommend changes in non-unionized employee benefits to the Institutional 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.

2005 Margo Mensing, Art & Art History, Chair
2006 Margaret Pearson, History (on leave 04-05)
  Lynda Vargha, Economics (1-yr replacement for Pearson)
2007 Deb Hall, Art & Art History
2005 Roberta Chramoff, support staff rep
2005 Rebecca Burnham, support staff rep
2006 TBA-support staff
2005 TBA-admin/prof rep
  John Brueggemann, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  Barbara Beck, Director of Human Resources (ex-officio-voting), Chair   
  Ismat Alam, Director & Assist Treasurer (non-voting)
  Kathy Carter, Assistant Director of Human Resources (non-voting)

CONVOCATIONS & COLLEGE EVENTS COMMITTEE-appointed(subcom-ACC)

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; four students, to include the Chair of Student Speakers Bureau, the Vice President for Residential Affairs, President of the Senior Class and Chair of the Traditions Committee; one representative from Development/Alumni Affairs; and the Associate Dean of Students Affairs as Chair.

2005 TBA-faculty ACC Rep
  TBA-faculty
2005 TBA-Chair of Speakers Bureau
  TBA-Chair of Traditions Committee
  TBA-SGA V.P. for Residential Affairs
  TBA-President of Senior Class
  TBA-College Events & Stewardship
  Anita Steigerwald, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Chair
  Barbara Schallehn, Leadership Activities rep (non-voting) member                       

DIVERSITY & AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE-appointed

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.

2006 TBA-faculty
2007 TBA-faculty
  TBA-admin/prof rep (2)
2005 Barbara Ryan, support staff rep
  (Ex-Officio with vote:)
  Jack Ling, Director, Office of Institutional Diversity
  Barbara Beck, Director, Human Resources
  Monica Minor, Associate Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program
  Guest: Liz Bourque, Office of the President, ex-officio without vote (Guest)   
2005 TBA, Student Diversity Liaison
  Allison Feigen '07
  Craig Hyland '05
2006 TBA-Support Staff rep

HONORS CODE COMMISSION-appointed

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).

2005 Beth Gershuny, Psychology
  TBA-Student Honor Code Educator, Chair
  Molly Appel '05, V.P. for Academic Affairs, SGA
  David Heyman '07
  TBA-student
  Reps from Integrity Board & Board of Appeals                                      

INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE & USE COMMITTEE-appointed

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
  Kim Lucas - unaffiliated rep
  Elmer Robinson, DVM
  Jack Ling, Director, Office of Institutional Diversity (voting)

INSTITUTIONAL POLICY & PLANNING COMMITTEE (IPPC)

Function: The IPPC advises the President with regard to strategic planning, taking a comprehensive view of significant issues affecting the College. In so doing, it serves as the central deliberative body for all-college governance. More specifically, IPPC advises the President on all policy areas, with primary responsibility for those areas beyond the purview of faculty governance (such as budget and financial planning, benefits, environmental issues, admissions and financial aid, student affairs, and advancement).

The President chairs the IPPC; an elected member of the faculty serves as vice-chair. The agenda of the Committee is set by these two individuals in consultation with the President's Staff, FEC (CFG), and SGA.

The IPPC may appoint subcommittees to serve as resources for the Committee with regard to any area of policy or planning as needed. The composition of such subcommittees is determined by IPPC in consultation with FEC and with other groups or individuals as appropriate.

Membership: The President (Chair), the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, the Vice President for Business Affairs, the Vice President for Advancement, the Dean of Admissions and Student Aid, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Special Programs, the Director of Institutional Research, three faculty members elected for three year terms, one of whom serves as Vice-Chair and all of whom sit on the FEC, the chair of CEPP, one representative from the administrative/professional staff, one representative from the support staff, the President of SGA, and one additional student selected by SGA.

For the first two years, the faculty membership on the IPPC (besides the chair of CEPP) will be as follows:

2005-06: The continuing elected representative from IPC, the continuing elected representative from FPPC, and one newly elected member.

2006-07: The continuing elected representative from IPC, the continuing elected member, and one newly elected member.

  Philip Glotzbach, President, Chair
 2005 Susan Kress, faculty member, CFG, Vice Chair                                               
  Charles Joseph, V. P. for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty
  Michael West, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  Michael Casey, Vice President for Advancement
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
  Donald McCormack, Dean of Special Programs
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  Michael Arnush, Chair of CEPP, F'04
  Gordon Thompson, Chair of CEPP, S'05
2007 Denise Smith, Exercise Science, & Athletics, faculty member (from 03-04 FPPC)
2007 William Lewis, Philosophy & Religion
2006 Barbara McDonough, Government, support staff rep (from 03-04 FPPC)
2007 John Chaplin, Leadership Gifts, admin/prof rep (from 03-04 FPPC)
2005 Betsy Sheridan '05, President, SGA
  Kristen Coates '05
  Stephanie Van Allen, Special Projects Manager, President's Office

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.

        Stephen Butler Murray, College Chaplain
  Pat Fehling, Exercise Science & Athletics
  Holley Hodgins, Psychology
  Daniel Nathan, American Studies
  Crystal Moore, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, Chair
  Kurt Freeman, Professional Development, State University at Albany, External Member

INFORMATION RESOURCES COUNCIL (IRC)-appointed

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.

2005  Mary Beth O'Brien, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured (elected 04-05 replacement)
2006 Bob Jones, Economics, tenured (appointed)
2007 Judy Halstead, Chemistry, tenured (appointed) on leave F'04 (resigned effective S'05)
  Tom O'Connell, Mathematics & Computer Science (F'04 & S'05 replacement for Halstead) (appointed)
2008 Joanne Devine, English, tenured (elected)
  Michael West, V.P. for Finance & Administration
  Beth DuPont, Director, Academic Technologies, CITS
  Justin David Sipher, Director, CITS (beginning 2/05)
  Sarah Goodwin, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Chair
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director, Institutional Research
  Ruth Copans, College Librarian
  TBA-student
  TBA-student

SAFETY-IN-THE WORKPLACE COMMITTEE-appointed

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, Dean of Faculty designee
2006 Tracy DeRocher, Biology, faculty rep
2007 Janis Ritorto, Chemistry, faculty rep
  Ashley Morrison '06, student rep
2006 Rosanne Sammler, support staff rep
  Christine Kaczmarek, Director of Business Services, Chair (member & chair by title)
  Pam Houle, Health Services, interim (member by title)
  Kathy Carter, Assistant Director for Benefits Administration (member by title)
  Richard Bussert, Facilities Services
  Dennis Conway, Department of Campus Safety
2005 Pete Sickler, Union Rep, Local 200D
  Jamie Cherry, Dining Services


 

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