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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.  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 Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs; the Vice President for Finance and Administration; the Vice President for Advancement; the Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs; the Dean of Special Programs; the Director of Institutional Research; the Chief Technology Officer, the Chair of the Campus Sustainability Committee; the Chair of the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding; one of the two Vice-Chairs of the Subcommittee on Responsible Citizenship (one to be designated to sit on IPPC each year); three faculty members elected for three-year terms, one of whom serves as Vice-Chair, the chair of the Faculty Executive Committee (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 the SGA Vice President for Financial Affairs.

  Philip Glotzbach, President, Chair
2015 Natalie Taylor, Government, faculty rep, Vice Chair (LV S'15)
  Barbara Black, English (faculty rep, replacement for Taylor S'15)
  Michael West, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  Michael Casey, Vice President for Advancement
  Mary Lou Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
  Beau Breslin, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  Paul Calhoun, Dean of Special Programs
  W. Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs
  Joseph Stankovich, Director of Institutional Research
  Bill Duffy, Chief Technology Officer
  Mehmet Odekon, Chair, Faculty Executive Committee (FEC rep S'15)
  Ting Li, Economics, Faculty Executive Committee (FEC rep and replacement for Odekon F'14)
  William Lewis, Philosophy and Religion, Chair, Committee on Educational Policies & Planning (CEPP)
  Viviana Rangil, Co-Chair, Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU)
  David Karp, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Chair, Subcommittee on Responsible Citizenship (SRC)
  Karen Kellogg, Co-Chair of SRC and Space Planning Work Group, and Chair of Campus Sustainability
2016 Kathy Kinnin, Director, User Services, IT, administrative/professional rep
2016 Timothy Harper, Management and Business, faculty rep (LV S'15)
  Daniel Nathan, American Studies (faculty rep, replacement for Harper S'15) 
2017 Joerg  Bibow, Economics, faculty rep
2015 Wendy Kercull, Special Programs, support staff rep
2015 Addison Bennett '16, SGA President
2015 Sam Harris '15, SGA Vice President for Financial Affairs


Function: The Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs establishes the Integrity Board (IB) and Administrative Hearing Board (AHB).  The IB/AHB meets with the respondent and determines if the student is in violation of the Code of Conduct and, if so, assigns sanctions.

Membership: An IB hearing includes three students, including the chair, one faculty and one member of the College administration or staff.  The IB operates during the academic year and may hear cases of social and academic violations with the exception of sexual misconduct.  The IB is composed of students, faculty, and staff/administrators.  The Student Government Association selects at least 9 students to serve a one-year term through a willingness to serve process.  The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) appoints six faculty to over-lapping two-year terms, and the Conduct Administrator schedules eligible faculty for hearings as needed.  The DoS/VPSA appoints six administrators and staff to the IB.  The DoS/VPSA may impanel the AHB to hear cases deemed unsuitable for the IB, such as cases of sexual misconduct, or when the IB is unable to meet, such as during vacation periods or study days.  The membership of the AHB includes three board members from the administration, staff, and/or faculty appointed by the DoS/VPSA.  In academic cases, the AHB will include at least one faculty member.

2015 Kara Cetto Bales, Chemistry
2015 Catherine Hill, Management and Business
2015 Patti Murray Steinberger, Biology
2015 Matthew Wilt, Art
2016 Dung-Lan Chen, Library
2016 Catherine Domozych, Biology
  David Karp, Student Conduct Administrator (for social integrity), Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  Corey Freeman-Gallant, Student Conduct Administrator (for academic integrity), Associate Dean for Academic Advising  
  Ryan Ballantine, Residential Life
  Mark Bauer, Network & Technical Services
  Megan Buchanan, Athletics
  Jen McDonald, Counseling Center
  Beth DuPont, Academic Technologies
  Ann Marie Przywara, Residential Life
  Nate Richardson, Residential Life
  Sharon Clemmey, Registrar's Office
  TBD Special Programs
2015 Elaina Aquila '16 student rep
  Eric Beriguete '15, student rep
  Hector Biaggi '15, student rep
  Emily Damon '15, student rep
  Grace Fairchild '16, student rep
  Meaghan Ford '15, student rep
  Sanjana Gothi '17, student rep
  Heather Lipkin '15, student rep
  Gerolly Lorenzo '15, student rep
  Robert Maduro '15, student rep 
  Jacqueline Phelps '16, student rep
  Lauren Reilly '15, student rep
  Jasmyn Story '15, student rep
  Matthew Weale '16, student rep
  Heather Zhang '15, student rep


Function: At the discretion of the DoS/VPSA or DoF/VPAA, the BOA may review cases heard by the IB and AHB.  Appeals will be considered on the following grounds: (a) a procedural error occurred that significantly impacted the outcome of the hearing (e.g. substantiated bias, material deviation from established procedures, etc.); (b) to consider new evidence, unavailable during the original hearing or investigation, that could substantially impact the original finding or sanction; or (c) the sanctions imposed are substantially outside the guidelines set by the College for this type of violation or the cumulative conduct record of the respondent.

Membership: For academic integrity cases, BOA membership includes: two faculty members appointed by the FEC on a case-by-case basis drawn from the pool of faculty who serve on the IB who may or may not have heard the case in question, the DoF/VPAA as chair, the two students drawn from the IB pool who may or may not have participated in the IB hearing.  For social integrity cases, BOA membership includes: one faculty member appointed by the FEC drawn from the pool of faculty serving on the IB who may or may not have heard the case in question, the DoS/VPSA as chair, and two students serving on the IB who may or may not have participated in the initial hearing.  The decision whether or not to involve members of the board present at the initial hearing is made at the discretion of the DoF/VPAA in academic integrity cases or the DoS/VPSA in social integrity cases.

Academic Beau Breslin, Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic for Academic Affairs, Chair
2015 (2) TBD - Faculty representatives appointed by FEC, from faculty serving on Integrity Board, on case-by-case basis
2015 (2) TBD - Student representatives selected from pool of students on Integrity Board, on case-by-case basis
Social W. Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs, Chair
2015 (2) TBD - Student representatives selected from pool of students on Integrity Board, on case-by-case basis
2015 (1) TBD - Faculty representative appointed by FEC, from faculty serving on Integrity Board, on case-by-case basis


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.

2016 Marc-Andre Weismann, faculty, rep at large
  TBD - 2-yr replacement for Weismann
2015 TBD - Student Honor Code Commissioner, Chair
2015 TBD - student rep
2015 Charles Tetelman '16, V.P. for Academic Affairs, SGA
  Rep from Integrity Board (to be appointed F '15)
  Rep from Board of Appeals (to be appointed F '15)


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.

2015 Mark Rye, Psychology (5/31/15), Chair
2015 Lisa Christenson, Assessment Facilitator, Institutional Research
2015 Casey Schofield, Psychology (12/31/15)
2016 Stephen Ives, Health and Exercise Sciences (12/31/16)
2016 Andrew Demaree, Counseling Center (8/31/16)
2015 Kurt Freeman, Professional Development, External Community Member (5/31/15)
  Bill Tomlinson, Human Subjects Protection Officer (Ex-Officio)
  Anita Miczek, IRB Coordinator
  TBD - student guest


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.

2014 Bernie Possidente, Biology (5/31/14)
  T. H. Reynolds, Health and Exercise Sciences, Chair 
2015 Jennifer Bonner, Biology  (6/1/15)
  Loretta Greenholtz, Environmental Health & Safety Officer for Academic Affairs
2014 Frank J. Akawi, Ph.D., D.V.M., C.V.A.  (5/31/14)
  Bill Tomlinson, Sponsored Research
2014 Dave Nicholson, Facilities Services (1/21/14)
2015 Andrew Roginski, Non-Affiliated member  (3/26/15)


 Function:  Review all College research and teaching activities that are conducted by faculty, staff, students, and/or visiting scientists that involve the use of recombinant or synthetically derived nucleic acid molecules (r/sNA) or other biohazardous materials (regulated human, animal and plant pathogens and biological toxins).  The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that all activities involving r/sNA or other biohazardous materials and the facilities used to conduct such work are in compliance with all applicable external regulations and College policies.  Foremost, the IBC's objective shall be to ensure that such activities meet standards of good biological safety practice emphasizing protection of personnel, the general public, and the environment.

Membership:  No fewer than five members appointed by the Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs and selected so that they collectively have experience and expertise in recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid technology and in the identification of any potential risk to public health or the environment resulting from the use of biological materials in research or teaching activities.  At least two members shall be from the local community who are not otherwise associated with the College, and who represent the interest of the surrounding community.  The IBC shall include at least one member with expertise in plant, plant pathogen, or plant pest control containment principles. 

  David Domozych, Biology, Chair
  Sara Lagalwar, Neuroscience
  Sylvia McDevitt, Biology
  Loretta Greenholtz, Environmental Health & Safety Officer for Academic Affairs
  Bill Tomlinson, Sponsored Research
        Frank J. Akawi, Ph.D., D.V.M., C.V.A.
  Amy Durland, Community Representative


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 UPSEU Local 1222, 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, Dean of Faculty/VP for Academic Affairs designee
2015 Kara Cetto Bales, Chemistry, faculty
2016 Robert Jones, Economics, replacement for Kopec (2014-16)
  Chris Kopec, Management and Business (2013-14)
2015 TBD - student
2017 Kim Coons, support staff rep
  Christine Kaczmarek, Director of Business Services, Chair (member & chair by title)
  Mark Dugas, Environmental Health & Safety Officer for Administration
  Loretta Greenholtz, Environmental Health & Safety Officer for Academic Affairs
  Michelle Lapo, Health Services designee 
  Alena Llorens-Myers, Human Resources designee
  Sytra Green, Human Resources representative
  Dan Rodecker/ Gary LaChance, Facilities Services designee
  Dennis Conway, Director, Campus Safety
2015 TBD - Union Rep, UPSEU Local 1222 
  Bonnie Bertrand, Dining Services designee
  Kim Bombard, Committee Recording Secretary