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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 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 the Faculty, 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
2010 Sue Bender, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, faculty 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, Dean of Special Programs
  Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of Student Affairs
  Ann Henderson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
  Dan Nathan, Chair, Committee on Educational Policies & Planning (CEPP)
  Justin Sipher, Chief Technology Officer 
  Kim Marsella, Campus Environment Committee rep (F'08)
  Erica Fuller, Campus Environment Committee rep (S'09)
2009 Mark Huibregtse, Mathematics & Computer Science, FEC rep (1-yr replacement)
2009 Barbara McDonough, support staff rep
2009 Phyllis Roth, English, FEC rep (1-yr replacement for 2011 term)
2010 Mary Cogan, UWW, administrative/professional rep
2009 Jacqueline Shydlowski '09 President, SGA
2009 TBD - student rep

INTEGRITY BOARD  Appointed           
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.)

2009 Janet Casey, English (LV 08-09)
2009 TBD - faculty (1-yr replacement for Casey)
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
2010 Rebecca Johnson, Psychology (LV F'08)
  TBD - faculty (F'08 replacement for Johnson)
2010 Maeve Powlick, Economics
  TBD - faculty (S'09 replacement for Powlick)
  TBD - faculty
  TBD - faculty
  Donald Hastings, Judicial Counsel (for social integrity), Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  Michael Ennis-McMillan, Judicial Counsel (for academic integrity), Dean of Studies
2009 Jon Schlossberg '09, IB Co-Chair
2009 Laurie Graham '09, IB Co-Chair
2009 Silas Doyle-Burr '09, student rep
2009 (9) TBD - students to be appt F'08


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.

Academic Muriel Poston, Dean of Faculty, Chair
  (2) TBD - Faculty representatives selected from Integrity Board on case-by-case basis
  (2) TBD - Student representatives selected from Integrity Board on case-by-case basis                            
Social Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of Student Affairs, Chair
2009 (2) TBD - Student representatives from Integrity Board on case-by-case basis
  Faculty representative selected from Integrity Board


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, faculty rep
  Ngina Chiteji, Economics (S'09 replacement for Powlick)
2009 Skyler Parkhurst '09, Student Honor Code Commissioner, Chair              
2009 TBD - student rep
2009 Claire Solomon '10, V.P. for Academic Affairs, SGA
  Rep from Integrity Board (to be appointed F'08)
  Rep from Board of Appeals (to be appointed F'08)


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.

2009 John Cosgrove, Library (F'08)
  Deb Hall, Art, (S'09)
2010 Jennifer Bonner, Biology
2011 Joerg Bibow, Economics
  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
2009 Michelle Paquette, Coordinator, Admissions & Graphic Designer, MALS, Special Program rep
2009 Ryan Ong '09, student rep
  TBD - student rep


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 John Berman, Psychology (replacement F'08)
2009 Crystal Moore, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work,Chair
2009 Pat Fehling, Exercise Science
2009 Laura Paul, Management & Business
2009 Caroline D'Abate, Management & Business
2010 Katrina Smith, rep, Counseling Center
2010 Kurt Freeman, Professional Development, Stratton V.A. Medical Center, External Member
2011 Rebecca Johnson, Psychology (S'09 - F'11)


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 (LV F'08)
  Bernard Possidente, Biology
  T. H. Reynolds, Exercise Science, Chair   ( LV F'08)             
  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 (LV 08-09)
2009 TBD - 1-yr replacement for Putnam
2010 Sylvia Franke, Biology, faculty rep
  Loretta Greenholtz, Academic Safety Officer/Chemistry Inventory Manager
2009 TBD - student
2009 Terri Mariani, 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
2009 Marlene Williams, Union Rep, Local 200D
  Bill Canney, Director Dining Services
  Kim Bombard, Recording Secretary