Faculty       Chairs/Directors    
Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs



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, 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 Finance and Administration & Treasurer, 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.

  Philip Glotzbach, President, Chair
2006 Denise Smith, Exercise Science, Vice Chair
  Charles Joseph, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  Michael West, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  Michael Casey, Vice President for Advancement
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid
  Muriel Poston, Dean of Faculty
  Paula Newberg, Dean of Special Programs
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  Matt Hockenos, Chair of CEPP
2007 William Lewis, Philosophy & Religion (on leave F'05)
  Roy Rotheim, Economics (replacement for Lewis F'05)
2008 Mark Huibregtse, Mathematics & Computer Science
2006 Barbara McDonough, Government, support staff rep (from 03-04 FPPC)
2007  John Chaplin, Leadership Gifts, admin/prof rep (from 03-04 FPPC)
2006 Petria Fleming '06, President, SGA
  Cheryl Jacobs '06


Function: To adjudicate cases of academic and social violations.

Membership: The Integrity Board is composed of one or two faculty drawn from a pool of six faculty members appointed by FEC to serve overlapping two year terms, four students including the chair (drawn from a pool appointed by SGA), and one other member of the college staff.
(Note: Members of the Integrity Board also serve on the Board of Appeals.)

Students chair all Integrity Board hearings. In academic integrity cases, a hearing requires two faculty members, four students, including the chair, and one staff member, and the Dean of Studies serves as Judicial Counsel. In social integrity cases, a hearing requires one faculty member, four students, including the chair, and one staff member, and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs serves as Judicial Counsel.

2006   Katie Hauser, Art & Art History
2007 Michael Rohlf, Philosophy & Religion
2008 Richard Hihn, Music
2008 David Karp, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
  Donald Hastings, Judicial Counsel (for social integrity), Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  Grace Burton, Judicial Counsel (for academic integrity), Interim Dean of Studies
  Tina Levith, Judicial Counsel (for academic integrity), Associate Director, Dean of Studies
  To be determined (per case review) -student, Chair
  Caitlin Bannon '06
  Christopher Bendann '07
  Stephanie Block '08
  Carly Chase '08
  Andrew Clinard
  Stephanie Cruz '06
  Alex Friedman '07
  Valerie Gullota
  Katherine Rankin '06
  Katherine Redman '07
  Dan Rheault '07, Student Parking Court Judge


Function: To serve as the Appeal Board for cases heard by the Integrity Board.

The Dean of the Faculty and the Integrity Board Chair not party to the initial hearing review Integrity Board recommendations of suspension or dismissal in academic integrity cases. The Dean of Student Affairs and the Integrity Board Chair not party to the initial hearing review Integrity Board recommendations of suspension or dismissal in social integrity cases. Appeals will be considered only when there is new information directly related to the case, evidence regarding the fairness of the board's procedures, or a sanction that appears disproportionate to the violation.

Membership: For academic integrity cases, two faculty members appointed by FEC on a case-by-case basis, drawn from the pool of faculty who serve on the Integrity Board but who have not heard the case in question, the Dean of the Faculty as Chair, and two students serving on the Integrity Board who were not party to the initial hearing. For social integrity cases, one faculty member appointed by FEC, drawn from the pool of faculty serving on the Integrity Board but who have not heard the case in question, the Dean of Student Affairs as Chair, and two students serving on the Integrity Board who were not party to the initial hearing.

2006 Lenora de la Luna, Education (on leave S'06)
2008 Mary Stange, Philosophy & Religion
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs, Chair                                        
2006 Emily Turner '07


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).

2006 Linda Hall, English
  Heather Moore '08, Student Honor Code Educator, Chair               
  Dan Moran '07, V.P. for Academic Affairs, SGA
  David Heyman '07
  Lizzie Edwards '08
  Chris Bendann '07
  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 FEC 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: Three faculty members, appointed by the FEC in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, to serve three-year terms; two students selected by SGA; Dean of the Faculty, or a designee from that office chosen in consultation with FEC, who will serve as Chair; the Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer; the College Librarian; the Director of Information Technology (IT); the Director of Institutional Research; and a representative from the Office of Special Programs.

2006 Bob Jones, Economics, tenured (appointed)
2007 Tom O'Connell, Math& Comp Science (appointed) (leave 05-06)
  Laury Silvers, Philosophy & Religion, 1-yr replacement (appointed) for O'Connell
2008 Joanne Devine, English, tenured (elected)
2009 Margo Mensing, Art, tenured (elected)
  Michael West, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  Beth DuPont, Director Academic Computing
  Justin David Sipher, Director, Information Technology
  Sarah Goodwin, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Chair
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director, Institutional Research
  Joe Stankovich, Associate Director, Registrar & Institutional Research
  Ruth Copans, College Librarian (London Program F'05; on leave S'06)
  Susan Zappen, Acting Librarian (05-06)
  Stanley McGaughey, Academic Advisor, University Without Walls, Special Program rep
  Jonathan Brestoff '08
  Cameron Dunn '07


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 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
     Holley Hodgins, Psychology (on leave S'06)
  Crystal Moore, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, Chair
  Daniel Nathan, American Studies (on leave 05-06)
        Kurt Freeman, Professional Development, Stratton V.A. Medical Center, External Member


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

Membership: No fewer than five members appointed by the 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.

   Hassan Lopez, Psychology
  Bernard Possidente, Biology, Chair
  T. H. Reynolds, Exercise Science
  Mary Stange, Philosophy & Religion
  Kim Lucas - unaffiliated rep
  Elmer Robinson, D.V.M.


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 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 Christine Kopec, Management Business, faculty rep
  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
2006 TBA-Union Rep, Local 200D
  John Batch, Dining Services


Function: To advise the President on Diversity and Affirmative Action policy, to consult with the Diversity and Affirmative Action Officer, 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 and to review discrimination and sexual harassment complaints 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.

200? TBA-faculty
2007 TBA-faculty
  TBA-admin/prof rep (2)
200? TBA- support staff rep
  (Ex-Officio with vote:)
  TBA-Director, Office of Institutional Diversity
  Barbara Beck, Director, Human Resources
  Monica Minor, Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program
  Guest: Liz Bourque, Office of the President, ex-officio without vote (Guest)        
200? TBA, Student Diversity Liaison
  Rehman Kurji '07
200? TBA-Support Staff rep