Faculty Committees

Academic Year 2018-19

Dean’s Committees

Administrative Committee

Vijay Kumar (Chair), Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen, Robert Carpick, Russell Composto, Zachary Ives, Boon Thau Loo, David F. Meaney, George J. Pappas, Kathleen Stebe, Thomas Stump, John Vohs, Karen Winey (John Crocker, Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee, ex officio).

Scope: Advises the Dean in matters of planning, budgets, and personnel. Serves as the primary communications link between the departments and the administration of the School.

Standing Committees

Faculty Council

John Bassani, Scott Diamond, Chris Fang Yen, Rahul Mangharam, Ani Nenkova, Talid Sinno

Scope: Serves as the elected Executive Committee of the Faculty and acts on all matters that require decisions between Faculty meetings; communicates the sentiments, wishes, and grievances of the Faculty to the administrative officers of the School; continuously examines the state of the School and makes recommendations to the Dean and Department Chairs on any matter involving the School or the University; advises the Dean in matters of long-range planning.

Faculty Personnel Committee

John Crocker, Chair (CBE), Andre DeHon (ESE), Dan Hammer (BE), Jennifer Lukes (MEAM), Dan Roth (CIS), Rakesh Vohra, Alt. (ESE), Eric Stach, Alt (MSE), Kevin Turner, Alt (MEAM)
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Scope: Considers Faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure cases to determine the academic qualifications of the candidate for membership on the Faculty at the rank proposed. Makes recommendations to the Dean in accordance with established University procedures.

Undergraduate Affairs Committee

Russ Composto (chair), Andrew Tsourkas (BE), Wen Shieh (CBE), Andreas Haeberlen (CIS), André DeHon (ESE), Dave Pope (MSE), Paulo Arratia (MEAM), Nick Stiansen  (EDAB Representative, non-voting),   Sonya Gwak (ex-officio)

Scope: Recommends to the Faculty all matters concerning undergraduate students and their education. This shall include courses and curricula, new educational programs, and undergraduate student recruiting and admissions. This committee is also responsible for supervising the selection of student award recipients by the Faculty.

Graduate Affairs Committee

Kate Stebe (Chair), Ravi Radhakrishnan (BE),  John Crocker (CBE),  Lyle Ungar (CIS), Alejandro Ribeiro (ESE), Kevin Turner (MEAM), David Srolovitz (MSE), Zack Ives (RAS), Alyse Edwrds (RAS), Gavin Tse (EMAB Representative, non-voting), Hari Ramachandran (GSEG Representative, non-voting), S. Gwak (ex officio), Betty Gentner (ex-officio).

Scope: Recommends to the Faculty all matters concerning graduate students and their education. This shall include recommendation of courses and curricula, recruiting and admissions, and matters concerning student academic progress.

Academic Performance Committee

Russ Composto, Chair; Brian Chow (BE), Wen Shieh (CBE), Stephanie Weirich (CIS), Lee Bassett (ESE), Dave Pope (MSE), Paulo Arratia (MEAM), Sonya Gwak (ex-officio), Ellen Eckert (ex-officio).

Scope:
Acts for the Faculty on all matters concerning the education, status, and records of undergraduate students, including the interpretation of and exceptions to the B.S.E./B.A.S. curricula requirements. Actions of this Committee may be appealed to the Faculty Council acting for the Faculty. Actions of the Committee are reported to the Faculty by the Associate Dean and are considered to be approved by the Faculty unless specific action is taken at the next meeting of the Faculty or unless an appeal to the Council is pending. Copies of the Minutes of the Academic Performance Committee shall be available to all members of the Faculty.

Standing Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Peter Davies, Chair, David Pope, Max Mintz, Warren Seider, Alt., Haim Bau, Alt.

Scope: Recommends to the Faculty action in any case involving an alleged violation of academic freedom or responsibility; normally acts only when a formal complaint is made.

SEAS ABET Committee

Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen,Chair (CBE Representative), LeAnn Dourte (BE), Arjun Raj (BE),       CJ Taylor (CIS), Andre DeHon (ESE), David Pope (MSE), Howard Hu (MEAM)

Scope:  Assesses and evaluates core academic programs in compliance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

University Committees

(where School Faculty/Dean appointment is required)

Graduate Council of the Faculties

R. J. Gorte  (SEAS Faculty-elected Representative).

Scope: Advises the Provost through the Deputy Provost on policy matters regarding graduate education and determines, as Faculty representatives, the University-wide basic standards for admission and degree requirements.

SEAS Diversity Search Advisors/President's Affirmative Action Council

Andrew Tsourkas, BE, Talid Sinno, CBE, Camillo Jose Taylor, CIS, Saswati Sarkar, ESE, Jennifer Lukes, MEAM, Vivek Shenoy, MSE

Scope: Monitors affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled Veteran.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

(To be selected)

Faculty-elected Representative of Constituency #18 – BE, CBE, MSE, MEAM and
Faculty-elected Representative of Constituency #19 – CIS, ESE.