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Campus Groups

Faculty and staff can get involved in sustainability at Skidmore in many ways, one of which is by serving as a subcommittee member. Below are a list of Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC) subcommittees that are closely connected to sustainability. This list is intended to introduce our community to some of the opportunities that are available, and is in no way an exhaustive list.


Campus Sustainability Subcommittee

Function:

To research, review, recommend, and help support the implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in such areas as waste and recycling, academics, transportation, green building, food systems, climate and energy, landscape and ecosystem management, community, diversity and equity, and communication and assessment. This includes assisting in the coordination of sustainability strategic planning and its assessment and updates. The subcommittee may create working groups to assist with this process. Secondarily, to coordinate strategic event planning and collaborative efforts between departments around these topics.

Membership:

  • Three members of the faculty, at least one of them from the natural sciences. The three faculty members will be chosen from the faculty at large and elected through a Willingness to Serve process administered by the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC). The three faculty members, in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will designate a Co-chair from amongst themselves.The Sustainability Coordinator, who serves as Co-Chair and sits on IPPC.The Associate Dean for Infrastructure, Sustainability and Civic Engagement.
  • Nine members of the administrative/professional and support staffs including:Director of Facilities Services (or designee)
    • Director of Purchasing Services (or designee)
    • Representative from Information Technology, appointed by the Chief Technology Officer
    • Representative from Student Affairs, appointed by the Dean of Student Affairs o Representative from Admissions and Financial Aid, appointed by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
    • Representative from Advancement, appointed by the Vice President for Advancement
    • Representative from Financial Planning and Budgeting, appointed by the Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting.
    • An at-large representative from Academic Affairs, appointed by the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs following a Willingness to Serve process administered by that office.
    • An at-large representative from Finance and Administration, appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration following a Willingness to Serve process administered by that office.
  • Three student members, including the Sustainability Senator from the Student Government Association (or his or her designee), a representative of the Environmental Action Club, and one open student position appointed through the Student Government Association Willingness to Serve process in consultation with the Sustainability Coordinator.

Campus Sustainability Subcommittee

The Campus Sustainability Subcommittee (CSS) is one of the Subcommittees of the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee (IPPC) of the college. You can review the operating code of IPPC and its various subcommittees here. The CSS was recently restructured and new members were added; it was previously known as the Campus Environment Committee (CEC).

The function of the Campus Sustainability Subcommittee is to research, review, recommend, and help support the implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in such areas as waste and recycling, academics, transportation, green building, food systems, climate and energy, landscape and ecosystem management, community, diversity and equity, and communication and assessment. This includes assisting in the coordination of sustainability strategic planning and its assessment and updates. The subcommittee may create working groups to assist with this process. Secondarily, to coordinate strategic event planning and collaborative efforts between departments around these topics.

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Campus Sustainability Subcommittee

The Campus Sustainability Subcommittee (CSS) is one of the Subcommittees of the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee (IPPC) of the college. You can review the operating code of IPPC and its various subcommittees here. The CSS was recently restructured and new members were added; it was previously known as the Campus Environment Committee (CEC).

The function of the Campus Sustainability Subcommittee is to research, review, recommend, and help support the implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in such areas as waste and recycling, academics, transportation, green building, food systems, climate and energy, landscape and ecosystem management, community, diversity and equity, and communication and assessment. This includes assisting in the coordination of sustainability strategic planning and its assessment and updates. The subcommittee may create working groups to assist with this process. Secondarily, to coordinate strategic event planning and collaborative efforts between departments around these topics.

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Subcommittee on Responsible Citizenship (SRC)

Function:

To advise the President and other College offices and bodies as appropriate to refine objectives and develop initiatives that will teach and exemplify the values of informed, responsible citizenship. In undertaking this work, the SRC will take into account a comprehensive institutional view and, in particular, will be guided by Goal III of the College’s Strategic Plan. Among other things, SRC will serve as a resource to promote civic engagement collaborations between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs; and as a resource for faculty and departments to develop civic learning opportunities in the curriculum.

Membership:

Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Dean of the Faculty, two faculty (at least one of whom shall be tenured or in a tenure-track appointment) elected for three-year terms through a willingness-to-serve process administered by the Faculty Executive Committee, two student members appointed through the SGA willingness-to-serve process, the Director of Community Service Programs, the Student Academic Development Coordinator, the Sustainability Coordinator, and the Arthur Vining Davis Program Director (during the period of the AVD grant).

The Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Associate Dean of the Faculty shall serve as Co- Chairs. The SRC shall elect one of the two Co-Chairs to sit as a member of IPPC for each academic year.

Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU)

Function:

The Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU) is a subcommittee of the IPPC that provides recommendations and advice to the President and the IPPC on policies, practices, and protocols regarding diversity and inclusion, intercultural and global understanding, intercultural literacy, issues of campus climate, and other related matters. In addition, CIGU actively collaborates with various constituents and departments on campus to inform and educate the community and to encourage and support activities that further the College’s diversity and inclusion goals.

In undertaking this work, CIGU is guided by a variety of College documents, such as Goal II of the College’s Strategic Plan, recommendations from the College’s Middle States Review of 2006, and President Glotzbach’s 2007 essay titled Intercultural Literacy.

CIGU takes an institution-wide approach to its work, bridging the various divisions that are charged with or interested in the work of diversity and inclusion on a global and/or domestic level. CIGU also serves as a resource for the College officials charged with coordinating and implementing the College’s strategic efforts in these areas – namely, the Director of Intercultural Studies, the Director of the Office of Student Diversity Programs, and the Assistant Director for EEO and Workforce Diversity.

CIGU ensures that any College-wide policy matters related to its charge are referred to the IPPC for consideration. However, CIGU may create working groups or introduce campus initiatives and programs on its own accord or in cooperation with other areas of the College as appropriate. CIGU reports to the IPPC regularly and may invite members of the IPPC or other relevant guests to attend meetings as appropriate.

Because of the significant overlap in membership of CIGU and the College’s Bias Response Group, the BRG will function as a subcommittee of CIGU. The membership of the Bias Response Group and methods of appointment are set forth in the Bias Response Protocol (http://cms.skidmore.edu/bias/biasprotocol.cfm). The President, in consultation with the Chair of CIGU, will appoint the Bias Response Group chair. CIGU will then be responsible for overseeing the work of the Bias Response Group and recommending changes as appropriate to the IPPC.

Membership:

  • Director of Intercultural Studies
  • Director of the Office of Student Diversity Programs
  • Assistant Director for EEO and Workforce Diversity
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty for Personnel, Development and Diversity
  • Two faculty members (at least one a teaching faculty member) elected for three-year terms through a willingness-to-serve process administered by the Faculty Executive Committee
  • Student Government Association Vice President for Diversity
  • One student member appointed through the Student Government Association willingness-to-serve process
  • Director of the Office of Opportunity Programs or her/his designee
  • Director of Off-Campus Study and Exchanges or her/his designee
  • One representative from the Office of Admissions appointed by the Dean of Admissionsand Financial Aid
  • One support staff member elected for a three-year term by a willingness-to serve process administered by the Office of the President
  • Chair of the Bias Response Group
 
The Chair of the CIGU will be elected by its members from among the faculty representatives and shall sit as a member of the IPPC. The Chair may designate a Co-Chair from among the CIGU membership; in that case, the agenda for the subcommittee will be set by both.
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