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 list 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 Committee 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.
|2008||Dan Curley, Classics, Chair|
|Mark Huibregtse, Mathematics & Computer Science (IPPC rep)|
|Paty Rubio, Foreign Languages & Literatures|
|2009||Lisa Aronson, Art & Art History (LV F'07)|
|Una Bray, Mathematics & Computer Science (F'07 replacement for Aronson)|
|Jennifer Delton, History (Mellon Exchange-Union, F'07; Sabb LV, S'08)|
|Viviana Rangil, Foreign Languages & Literatures (1-yr replacement for Delton)|
|Mehmet Odekon, Economics (IPPC rep)|
|2010||Susan Bender, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work (IPPC rep)|
|John Brueggemann, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work|
|Mason Stokes, English|
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.
|2008||Jim Kennelly, Management Business (Interim Director, UWW 07-08)|
|Rob Linrothe, Art & Art History (1-yr replacement for Kennelly)|
|Mary Lynn, American Studies, Chair|
|2009||Regina Janes, English|
|Mary Crone Odekon, Physics (LV 07-08)|
|Shirley Smith, Foreign Languages & Literatures (1-yr replacement for Odekon)|
|2010||Gove Effinger, Mathematics & Computer Science|
|Ron Seyb, Government|
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.
|2008||(Beau Breslin, Government, tenured, Director of FYE effective 07-08)|
|Terry Diggory, English, tenured (1-yr replacement for Breslin)|
|Deb Hall, Art & Art History, tenured, Chair|
|2009||Dan Nathan, American Studies, untenured|
|Kyle Nichols, Geosciences, untenured|
|2010||Erica Bastress-Dukehart, History, untenured|
|Rik Scarce, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, untenured|
|Muriel Poston, Dean of the Faculty|
|Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs|
|2008||TBA - SGA VP for Academic Affairs|
|Sadie Kitchen '10, student rep|
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.
|2008||Susannah Mintz, English, untenured|
|Dick Lindemann, Geosciences, tenured (LV Fall '07)|
|Monica Raveret Richter, Biology (F'07 replacement for Lindemann)|
|2009||Richard Hihn, Music, untenured, Chair, Fall '07|
|Roy Ginsberg, Government, tenured (2-yr replacement for Vargha)|
|Lynda Vargha, Economics, tenured (LV AY 07-08; 08-09)|
|2010||Alice Dean, Mathematics & Computer Science, tenured|
|Lenora de la Luna, Education Studies, untenured|
|2008||TBA - (5) students to be appointed F'07|
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.
|2008||Michelle Frey, Chemistry, untenured|
|Michael Marx, English, tenured, Chair|
|2009||Ben Givan, Music, untenured (LV 07-08)|
|Evangelos Courpas, Art & Art History, untenured (1-yr replacement for Givan)|
|Mimi Hellman, Art & Art History, untenured (LV Spring '08)|
|2008||Flagg Taylor, Government, untenured (Spring '08 replacement for Hellman)|
|2010||Michael Mudrovic, Foreign Languages & Literatures, tenured|
|Timothy Harper, Management & Business, untenured|
|Mark Hofmann, Associate Dean of the Faculty|
|Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies (non-voting)|
|Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research (non-voting)|
|Anita Harris, Registrar's Office rep|
|2008||Sadie Kitchen '10, student rep|
|TBA - SGA Senator-at-Large to be appointed F'07|
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.
|2008||Mary Ann Foley, Psychology (Natural Science), Chair|
|2008||Aldo Vacs, Government (Social Science)|
|2009||Kate Leavitt, Art (Pre-professional)(LV Spring '08)|
|2008||Betty Balevic, Management & Business (Pre-professional) (Spring '08 replacement for Leavitt)|
|Barbara Black, English (Humanities)|
|2010||Mark Hofmann, Associate Dean of Faculty|
|William Tomlinson, Sponsored Research Officer, invited guest|
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.
|2008||Carolyn Anderson, Theater|
|2009||Denise Evert, Psychology (LV 07-08)|
|2008||William Fox, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work (1-yr replacement for Evert)|
|2010||Penny Jolly, Art & Art History|
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|
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.
|2011||David Vella, Mathematics & Computer Science, Chair & Director|
|2008||Catherine Golden, English (LV F'07)|
|Kate Greenspan, English (F'07 replacement for Golden)|
|2009||Marc-Andre Wiesmann, Foreign Languages & Literatures (LV F'07)|
|Marla Segol, Philosophy & Religion (F'07 replacement for Wiesmann)|
|2010||Rajesh Nagarajan, Chemistry|
|Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies|
|TBA - Associate Dean of Studies|
|David Karp, Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs|
|Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Student Aid (ex-officio)|
|2008||Eric Jenks '08, President, Periclean Honor Society|
|Jennifer Jaw '08, Honors Forum President|
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.
|2008||Bob Turner, Government|
|2009||Mary DiSanto-Rose, Dance|
|Sheldon Solomon, Psychology|
|2009||Linda Hofmann, Library representative|
|2010||Tim Harper, Management & Business|
|Jeffrey Segrave, Interim Dean of Special Programs|
|James Kennelly, Interim 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.
|2008||Phyllis Roth, English (LV Fall '07)|
|Martha Wiseman, English (1-yr replacement for Roth)|
|2009||Susan Belden, Management & Business|
|Mary Correa, Management & Business|
|2009||Dung-Lan Chen, Library representative|
|2010||Pola Baytelman, Music|
|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|
Function: To provide oversight and support for the athletic, fitness, physical activity, and recreation programs on campus. to advise the Dean of Student Affairs in articulating and espousing the vision for athletics, fitness and recreation at Skidmore, and to recommend policies regarding these progrrams. To work in conjunction with the President, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of the Faculty, the Athletic Director, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and the Advancement to assure productive links between athletic and academic programs. To evaluate the teaching of physical activity instructors and to review the physical activity program. To assists in other matters relating to athletics, fitness, physical activity, and recreation, as may be brought to the Council's attention by the Athletic Director or by any other member or group of the college community.
Membership: Three faculty members, each from a different department, elected to serve three-year terms; two students; one selected by SGA and one representative from SAAC; 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); the Senior Woman Administrator (non-voting); and the Athletic Director (non-voting).
|2008||Steve Frey, Chemistry|
|2009||Dan Nathan, American Studies, Chair|
|2010||Adrienne Zuerner, Foreign Languages & Literatures (LV Spring '08)|
|David Peterson, Art & Art History (S'08 replacement for Zuerner)|
|Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies, Dean of Faculty designee|
|Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs|
|Kate Berheide, SASW, NCAA Faculty Athletics Rep - ex-officio (voting)|
|Gail Cummings-Danson, Athletic Director - ex-officio (non-voting)|
|Megan Buchanan, Senior Woman Administrator, Athletics (non-voting)|
|2008||Lauren Mosenthal, student rep|
|Shaila DeLea '08, SAAC 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 his/her designated representative, the Registrar and Director of Institutional Research or his/her designated representative, and two students selected by SGA, one junior to be appointed each year to serve a two-year term.
|2008||William Standish, Physics, tenured|
|2009||Tillman Nechtman, History, untenured, Chair|
|2010||Rachel Roe-Dale, Mathematics & Computer Science, untenured|
|Michael Ennis-McMillan, Dean of Studies|
|Laurie Baker, Academic Advisor, Dean of Studies (non-voting)|
|Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research|
|David DeConno, Assistant Registrar (non-voting)|
|2008||Beth DeBold '09|
|Alison Schultz '09|