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FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (FEC)-elected

Function: To act as the primary conduit of information and ideas into and out of the faculty concerning all-college issues and policies; to oversee faculty governance and faculty participation in all-college governance; and to act as Faculty Observers of the Board of Trustees.

FEC fosters communication within the faculty, via both reports to the Faculty Meeting and organization of other faculty discussion meetings and forums, about all-college issues and policies. FEC, together with IPPC and SGA, is responsible for the proper constitution of all-college committees and subcommittees.

FEC is responsible for coordinating faculty committee work and for furthering democratic representation and committee efficiency. FEC is responsible for ensuring the proper constitution of faculty committees; it solicits nominations for, conducts elections for, and makes appointments to faculty and all-college committees; it provides advice and oversight of procedures regarding faculty appointments to search committees for senior administrative positions; and it maintains a lists of all faculty members on all committees. In addition, FEC reviews operating codes of all faculty committees and maintains files of annual committee reports, and FEC is responsible for ensuring that the text of the Faculty Handbook appears and remains precisely as approved by the faculty.

FEC convenes the Committee of Committees (comprising faculty members of FEC, IPPC, CAPT, CAFR, CEPP, Curriculum Committee, FDC , and any current ad hoc committees whose presence FEC believes would be helpful to the Committee) 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. FEC is then required to inform the faculty at large of the issues raised by the Committees of Committees.

Finally, FEC observes the on-campus meetings of the Board of Trustees, at the invitation of the Board, and reports its observations in writing to the faculty. (In addition, CAPT, CAFR, and the chair of CEPP meet annually with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.)

Membership: Six members of the faculty elected to serve three year terms, together with the three elected faculty members of the IPPC.

2007 Tim Burns, Government
  Dan Hurwitz, Mathematics & Computer Science
  Bill Lewis, Philosophy & Religion (IPPC rep)
2008 Dan Curley, Classics, Chair
  Mark Huibregtse, Mathematics & Computer Science (IPPC rep)
  Paty Rubio, Foreign Languages & Literatures
2009 Lisa Aronson, Art & Art History
  Jennifer Delton, History
  Mehmet Odekon, Economics (IPPC rep)

 
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 the 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.

2007 John Berman, Psychology, Chair
  Peter Stake, Art & Art History (leave S'07)
  Rob Linrothe, Art & Art History (S'07 replacement for Stake)
2007 Giuseppe Faustini, Foreign Languages & Literatures (1-yr replacement for Kennelly 06-07)
2008 Jim Kennelly, Management Business (leave 06-07)
  Mary Lynn, American Studies
2009 Regina Janes, English
  Mary Crone Odekon, Physics

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 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 Policy and 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 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.

2007 Matthew Hockenos, History, tenured
  Patricia Hilleren, untenured, Biology
2008 Beau Breslin, Government, tenured, Chair                                          
  Deb Hall, Art & Art History, tenured
2009 Dan Nathan, American Studies, untenured
  Kyle Nichols, Geosciences, untenured
  Muriel Poston, Dean of the Faculty
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
2007 Jon Brestoff '08, SGA VP for Academic Affairs
  Molly Appel '07

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 - XI, XIV-XVI, and XVIII 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.

2007 Ruth Copans, Library, untenured
  Mary Stange, Philosophy & Religion, tenured, Chair                                          
2008 Susannah Mintz, English, untenured
  Dick Lindemann, Geosciences, tenured
2009 Richard Hihn, Music, untenured
  Lynda Vargha, Economics, tenured
2007 Sarah Palomba '07
  Brittany Souza '08

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; 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.

2007 Kate Graney, Government, tenured, Chair
  Monica Raveret-Richter, Biology, tenured
2008 Michelle Frey, Chemistry, untenured (leave S'07)
  Shannon Stitzel, Chemistry, untenured (S'07 replacement for Frey)                         
  Michael Marx, English, tenured (leave S'07)
  Barbara Norelli, Library, untenured (S'07 replacement for Marx)
2009 Ben Givan, Music, untenured
  Mimi Hellman, Art & Art History, untenured
  Mark Hofmann, Associate Dean of the Faculty
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies (non-voting)
  Judy Stephens, Associate Registrar (F'06 only)
  Anita Harris, Registrar's Office rep
2007 Jennifer Rosenbush '07
  Natasha Fahey '07, Senator, SGA

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (FDC)-elected

Function: To advise the 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 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; a representative of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, non-voting.

2007 Katie Hauser, Art History (Humanities)
2008 Mary Ann Foley, Psychology (Natural Science)                                        
2008 Aldo Vacs, Government (Social Science)
2009 Kate Leavitt, Art (Pre-professional), Chair
  Mark Hofmann, Associate Dean of Faculty

 
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 FEC will provide replacements for such reviews as needed.

2007 Rob Linrothe, Art & Art History (leave F'06 - India Program)
2008 Carolyn Anderson, Theater
2009 Denise Evert, Psychology

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 FEC will provide replacements for such reviews as needed.

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

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 Associate Dean of Student Affairs; the Dean of Studies; the Associate Dean of the Faculty; the President or a designated representative of the Periclean Honor Society; two students appointed from members of the Forum, one student selected by SGA.

2007 Phil Boshoff, English, Chair & Director
2007 Tim Burns, Government
2007 Kate Greenspan, English (06-07 replacement for Golden)
2008 Catherine Golden, English (leave 06-07)
2009 Marc-Andre Wiesmann, Foreign Languages & Literatures                        
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies
  Tina Levith, Associate Dean of Studies
  Anita Steigerwald, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid (ex-officio)
2007 Dyani Johns '07, President, Periclean Honor Society
  Sebastian Fica '07, Honors Forum President
  Richard An '10, SGA Representative

 
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: Four faculty members elected to serve three-year terms; and one library faculty member appointed in consultation with the Director of UWW and the College Librarian, to serve a three-year term; the Dean of Special Programs; and the Director and Academic Advisors of UWW.

2007 Marc-Andre Wiesmann, Foreign Languages & Literatures               
2008 Bob Turner, Government
2009 Mary DiSanto-Rose, Dance
  Sheldon Solomon, Psychology
2009 Linda Hofmann, Library representative
  Jeffrey Segrave, Interim Dean of Special Programs
  Ken Klotz, Acting Director, University Without Walls
  Philip Hardy, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Stanley McGaughey, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Deborah Meyers, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Sarah Stebbins, Academic Advisor, UWW                                                          
  Kirsten Mishkin, Academic Advisor, UWW
  Christopher Whann, Academic Advisor, UWW

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: Four faculty members elected to serve three-year terms; and one library faculty member, appointed in consultation with the Director of EMP and the College Librarian to serve a three-year term; 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.

2007 Debra Fernandez, Dance (leave S'07), Chair F'06
2007 Pola Baytelman, Music (1-yr replacement 06-07 for Fernandez, Roth)               
2008 Phyllis Roth, English (exchange F'06 Union)
2009 Susan Belden, Management & Business
  Mary Correa, Management & Business
2009 Dung-Lan Chen, Library representative
  John Anzalone, Acting Director of External Master of Arts Program
  Sandy Welter, Academic Advisor, MALS
  Mark Hofmann , Associate Dean of the Faculty
  Jeffrey Segrave, Interim Dean of Special Programs

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 Dean of the Faculty or his/her designee, the Dean of Student Affairs or his/her designee, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Faculty Athletics Representative ex-officio (voting), and the Athletic Director ex-officio (non-voting), and the Senior Womens Administrator (non-voting).

2007 Pat Fehling, Exercise Science
2008 Steve Frey, Chemistry, Chair
2009 Dan Nathan, American Studies
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies, Dean of Faculty designee                              
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Adrienne Zuerner, (interim) NCAA Faculty Athletics Rep - ex-officio (voting)
  Gail Cummings-Danson, Athletic Director - ex-officio (non-voting)
  Megan Buchanan, Senior Womens Administrator (non-voting)
2007 TBA-Senator
  TBA-Willingness Rep

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.

2007 Rik Scarce, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, untenured (leave 06-07)
  Rachel Roe-Dale, Mathematics & Computer Science (1-yr replacement for Scarce 06-07)
2008 William Standish, Physics, tenured, Chair
2009 Tillman Nechtman, History, untenured
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies
  Tina Levith, Associate Director, Dean of Studies (non-voting)
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  David DeConno, Assistant Registrar (non-voting)
2007 Dewey Klurfield '08
  Beth DeBold '09

 


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