The Faculty Council and the Council of Chairs together make up a two-council structure of governance. The Faculty Council is an elective body that makes recommendations to the Dean concerning College and University matters. The following information about the Council is derived from Article II of the College Bylaws. View the University Senate page.
One voting member of the Faculty Council is elected from among the teaching faculty of each Department of the College, and two voting members are elected from the Professional Staff of the College. The Officers of the Council are a Chairperson, a Vice-Chair, and a Recorder. The Vice-Chair and Recorder are elected for the following year by the combined outgoing and incoming Council at the final spring semester meeting, and they serve one-year terms, beginning May 15. At the end of his or her one-year term, the Vice-Chair becomes Chairperson for the following academic year. In the event that the Vice-Chair completes his or her first or second successive two-year term on the Council at the end of his or her term as Vice-Chair, he or she continues on the Council for an additional year in order to preserve continuity among elected officers.
The Chairperson prepares the calendar of Council and CAS faculty meetings, chairs the Executive Committee, meets periodically with the Dean on behalf of the Council, represents the Faculty Council as a non-voting member of the Council of Chairs, and performs any other duties designated in the By-Laws. The Vice-Chair presides over Council meetings and represents the Council in any other way in the absence of the Chair, chairs the Nominating Committee, and may represent the Council at Council of Chairs meetings. The Vice-Chair also communicates regularly with University Senators elected from the College, attends University Senate meetings as a non-voting representative of the Faculty Council, and may advise University Senators, on behalf of the Faculty Council, concerning matters of interest to College Faculty. The Vice-Chair serves as a member of the Executive Committee and prepares to serve as Chair upon expiration of his/her term as Vice-Chair. The Recorder takes and prepares minutes of Council meetings and serves as the Council's point of historical reference and research when necessary.
The Faculty Council makes recommendations to the Dean concerning
Policies related to faculty development
Policies related to academic programs
Curriculum design and revision
Policies related to academic support and support services
Nominations for College- and University-wide ad hoc task forces and other administratively-formed committees
The Council establishes policies and procedures for adjudicating student academic grievances that are within the authority of the College. The Council reports periodically to the Faculty of the College, including an Annual Report of the activities of its Committees. The Council has authority to constitute standing and ad hoc committees and appoints all members of its Committees, providing that:
Each standing committee shall include no fewer than one Councilor.
No two members of any Committee shall represent the same department.
Membership on the Faculty Council is corequisite to serving as Chair of any of the Council's standing Committees.
All actions of the Council's Committees, with the exception of personnel recommendations by the Tenure and Promotion Committee, are reported to the Faculty Council and are subject to confirmation by the Council.
2019 - 2020
One voting member of the Faculty Council is elected from among the teaching faculty of each department of the College. Two voting members are elected from the professional staff of the College. In addition, At-Large Councilors are elected from the full body of faculty and staff in the College. Non-Councilors are selected from the departments to serve only on the standing committees of the Council.
|Africana Studies||Oscar Williams||Nominating||S21|
|Art & Art History||Michael Werner||Faculty Development||S20|
|Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences||Jiping Liu||Faculty Development||S21|
|Biological Sciences||Pan Li||Faculty Development||S21|
|Chemistry||Mehmet Yigit||Faculty Development||S21|
|Communication||Chang S. Park||Academic Programs||S21|
|East Asian Studies||John Person||Academic Programs||S20|
|Economics||Yue Li||Faculty Development||S21|
|English||Erica Fretwell||Academic Support||S21|
|Geography & Planning||Shiguo Jiang||Academic Programs||S20|
|History||Michael Taylor||Academic Support||S21|
|LACS||Alejandra Bronfman||Academic Programs||S20|
|LLC||Olimpia Pelosi||Executive, Nominating||S21|
|LLC||Frédéric Meni||Academic Support||S21|
|Mathematics & Statistics||Yunlong Feng||Faculty Development||S21|
|Music & Theatre||Kathryn Walat||Faculty Development||S20|
|Philosophy||Ron McClamrock||Tenure and Promotion||S21|
|Physics||William Lanford||Academic Support||S21|
|Psychology||Brendan Gaesser||Faculty Development||S21|
|Sociology||Francisco Vieyra||Faculty Development||S21|
|Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies||Wen Liu||Academic Support||S20|
|Biological Sciences||Haijun Chen||Executive||S20|
|At Large||Ulrich Hounyo||Academic Programs||S20|
|At Large||Joanna Dreby||Academic Support||S21|
|Professional||Christine Puleo||Academic Programs||S21|
|Appointed||Ron Friedman||Academic Support||S20|
2019 - 2020
The standing committees of the Faculty Council consult with and advise the Faculty and the Dean on College policies, academic programs, courses, and personnel decisions. All actions of the Council's Committees, with the exception of personnel recommendations by the Tenure and Promotion Committee, are reported to the Faculty Council and are subject to confirmation by the Council.
|Chair||Haijun Chen||Biological Sciences|
|Vice-Chair/Chair Elect||Olimpia Pelosi||LLC|
|Dean||Jeanette Altarriba, ex officio||College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Office|
|Executive Committee includes the above officers and Chairs of the standing committees|
|Olimpia Pelosi, Chair||Associate Professor||LLC||S21|
|Oscar Williams||Associate Professor||Africana Studies||S21|
|Aaron Major||Associate Professor||Sociology||S21|
|Ing-Nang Wang||Associate Professor||Biological Sciences||S21|
|Jeanette Altarriba, ex officio||Dean|
Tenure & Promotion
|Ron McClamrock, Chair||Associate Professor||Philosophy||S21|
|Aiguo Dai||Professor||Atmospheric & Environmental||S20|
|Ben Szaro||Professor||Biological Sciences||S20|
|Ivana Alexandrova||Associate Professor||Mathematics & Statistics||S20|
|Adam Gordon||Associate Professor||Anthropology||S20|
|Ineke Murakami||Associate Professor||English||S20|
|Oleg Lunin||Associate Professor||Physics||S20|
|David Lewis||Associate Professor||Geography & Planning||S20|
|Marie Rabideau, ex officio||Assistant Dean||Office of the Dean|
|Staff Support: Ross Smith||Senior Staff Assistant||Office of the Dean|
|Pan Li, Chair||Associate Professor||Biological Sciences||S21|
|Kathryn Walat||Assistant Professor||Music & Theatre||S20|
|Yunlong Feng||Assistant Professor||Mathematics & Statistics||S21|
|Yue Li||Assistant Professor||Economics||S21|
|Jiping Liu||Associate Professor||Atmospheric & Environmental||S21|
|Michael Werner||Associate Professor||Art & Art History||S20|
|Francisco Vieyra||Assistant Professor||Sociology||S21|
|Mehmet Ygit||Assistant Professor||Chemistry||S21|
|Brendan Gaesser||Assistant Professor||Psychology||S21|
|Susanna Fessler, ex officio||Associate Dean||Office of the Dean|
|Staff Support: Rick Ruotolo||Staff Assistant||Office of the Dean|
|Alejandra Bronfman, Chair||Associate Professor||LACS||S20|
|John Person||Assistant Professor||East Asian Studies||S20|
|Shiguo Jiang||Assistant Professor||Geography & Planning||S20|
|Ulrich Hounyo||Assistant Professor||Economics||S20|
|Chang S. Park||Assistant Professor||Communication||S21|
|Christine Puleo||Advisement Assistant||Sociology||S21|
|Laura Wilder||Associate Professor||English||S21|
|Caren Stark, ex officio||Assistant Dean||Office of the Dean|
|Staff Support: Cindy Endres||Secretary to the Dean||Office of the Dean|
|Ron Friedman, Chair||Director||Psychology||S20|
|Wen Liu||Assistant Professor||Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies||S20|
|Joanna Dreby||Associate Professor||Sociology||S21|
|Erica Fretwell||Assistant Professor||English||S21|
|Frédéric Meni||Instructional Support Technician||Languages, Literatures and Cultures||S21|
|Michael Taylor||Assistant Professor||History||S21|
|Daiqiang Zhang||Assistant Professor||Economics||S21|
|Elizabeth Gaffney, ex officio||Assistant Dean||Office of the Dean|
|Staff Support: Cindy Endres||Secretary to the Dean||Office of the Dean|
Please check this webpage for updates to the schedule of Council meetings. Contact the appropriate committee chair or the Office of the Dean for the schedule of committee meetings.
Minutes are posted once they are approved by vote of the Council at the next meeting.
Wednesdays, 2:45-4:15 PM, AS-122 (or remotely)
Current Year Minutes
Minutes for all meetings are compiled into downloadable PDFs for each year.