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Skidmore College
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 Cabinet, the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), and the Student Government Association (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, the Dean of the Faculty, the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice President for Advancement, the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Special Programs, the Director of Institutional Research, the Chief Technology Officer, the Chair of the Campus Environment Committee, 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 the Committee on Educational Policies and Planning (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
2008 Mark Huibregtse, Mathematics & Computer Science, FEC rep, Vice Chair                
  Susan Kress, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  Michael West, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  Michael Casey, Vice President for Advancement
  Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
  Muriel Poston, Dean of the Faculty
  Jeffrey Segrave, Interim Dean of Special Programs
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  Deb Hall, Chair, Committee on Educational Policies & Planning (CEPP)
  Justin Sipher, Chief Technology Officer 
  Sue Van Hook, Chair, Campus Environment Committee
2009 Mehmet Odekon, Economics, FEC rep
2009 Barbara McDonough, Support Staff rep
2010 Susan Bender, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, FEC rep
2010 TBA - Administrative/Professional rep
2008 Jonathan Brestoff '08, President, SGA
2008 Adam Cupples '08

[SGA Committee with Faculty representation]

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), one other member of the College staff (appointed by the Dean of Student Affairs or the Dean of Studies, in consultation with SGA Executive Committee), and the Dean of Studies or Associate Dean of Student Affairs, serving as Judicial Counsel (non-voting). The student Co-Chair not party to an anticipated hearing works with Judicial Counsel. (Note: Members of the Integrity Board also serve on the Board of Appeals.)

2008   Timothy Burns, Government
2008 Richard Hihn, Music
2008 Iona Park, Art & Art History (LV-Spring '08)
2008 Rebecca Johnson, Psychology (S'08 replacement for Park)
2009 Janet Casey, English
2009  Maria Fernanda Lander, Foreign Languages & Literatures (replacement for Gershuny) S'08, F'08, S'09
2009 Michael Eckmann, Mathematics & Computer Science  S'08, F'08, S'09
  Donald Hastings, Judicial Counsel (for social integrity), Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Judicial Counsel (for academic integrity), Dean of Studies
  TBA - Judicial Counsel (for academic integrity), Associate Director, Dean of Studies
2008 Charlotte Underwood '08, SGA VP for Academic Affairs,(IB Co-Chair)
2008 Adam Cupples '08, (IB Co-Chair)
2008 Alex Sunkin '09
  Chris Jacobsen '10
  Laurie Graham '09
  Michael Reining '08
  Skyler Parkhurst '09
  Aliya Shain '10
  Silas Doyle-Burr '09
  James Welsh '10
  Kyle Murray '08
2008 TBA - Judge to be appointed F'07


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.

       TBA - Faculty representative selected from Integrity Board on case-by-case basis
  TBA- Faculty representative selected from Integrity Board on case-by-case basis
  Pat Oles, Dean of Student Affairs, Chair
2008 TBA-student


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 support efforts to implement the Honor Code through the Honor Code Statement, 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).  The faculty member will be appointed to a three-year term.

2010 K. Maeve Powlick, Economics
2008 TBA - (student) Student Honor Code Educator, Chair
2008 TBA - Skyler Parkhurst '09
2008 Charlotte Underwood '08, V.P. for Academic Affairs, SGA                       
  Rep from Integrity Board (to be appointed F'07)
  Rep from Board of Appeals (to be appointed F'07)


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; the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will serve as Chair; the Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer; the College Librarian; the Chief Technology Officer (IT); the Director of Institutional Research; and a representative from the Office of Special Programs.

2008 Joanne Devine, English
2009 Margo Mensing, Art
2010 Roy Meyers, Biology (WTS Feb 08)
  Jennifer Bonner, Biology (S'08 replacement for Meyers)
  Susan Kress, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chair
  Michael West, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  Beth DuPont, Director Academic Computing
  Justin David Sipher, Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director, Institutional Research
  Leanne Casale, Associate Director, Institutional Research
  Ruth Copans, College Librarian
2008 Phylise Banner Klein, Instructional Technologist, UWW, Special Program rep
2008 Jeremy Wilmot '08, student rep
  Mike Thomas '09, SGA Senator-at-Large to be appointed F'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.

2008 Pat Fehling, Exercise Science
2008 Holley Hodgins, Psychology, Chair
2008 Bob Jones, Economics
2008 Susan Walzer, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
2009 Caroline D'Abate, Management & Business (LV Spring '08)
  Laura Paul, Management & Business (S'08 replacement for D'Abate)
2008 Andy Demaree, rep, Counseling Center
2008 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
  T. H. Reynolds, Exercise Science, Chair
  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
2009 Elizabeth Putnam, Library, faculty rep
2010 TBA - faculty
  Loretta Greenholtz, Academic Safety Officer/Chemistry Inventory Manager
2008 TBA - student
2008 TBA - support staff rep
  Christine Kaczmarek, Director of Business Services,Chair (member & chair by title)
  Pam Houle, Health Services (member by title)
  Kathy Carter, Assistant Director for Benefits Administration (member by title)
  Alena Llorens-Myers, Human Resources designee
  Matt Baker, Facilities Services
  Daniel Rodecker, Facilities Services, (interim) Hazardous Disposal Coordinator   
  Brian Wimble, Facilities Services, Hazardous Disposal Coordinator
  Dennis Conway, Department of Campus Safety
2008 Marlene Williams, Union Rep, Local 200D
  John Batch, Dining Services
  Kim Bombard, Recording Secretary