University Listing of Committees
and 2006-2007 Committee Members
(current year listing here)

Please Note: This list is subject to change and does not include committees created by the student body; nevertheless, the student body plays an important role in the governance of Washington and Lee, as indicated by student membership on some of the committees listed here and by the authority which the Trustees have delegated to the student body to "determine the circumstances under which and the cause for which a student is to be dropped from the rolls of the University for matters involving violation of honor. In the fulfillment of this responsibility, the student body may create such student organizations and adopt such procedures as may be appropriate." (Taken from the By-laws of Washington and Lee University.) For further information on student body committees, see the Student Handbook, which is available from the Office of the Dean of Students. This list also does not include committees dealing solely with the School of Law.

For the purposes of this list, Washington and Lee committees have been divided into six categories: those committees created by the Board of Trustees; those committees which administer University or Undergraduate faculty responsibilities; those committees in which the administration asks members of the faculty to join with administrative personnel in making certain decisions; ad hoc committees created for a limited time for a particular purpose; academic-program advisory committees; and administrative committees.

The first person named under each committee serves as the chair; all inquiries relating to committee business should be addressed to the chair.

The information on this page originates from the Provost's Office and the Faculty Handbook.
Send questions and comments to Secretary of the Faculty, Scott Dittman at sdittman@wlu.edu .

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. Advanced Placement
. Advising Task Force (ad hoc)
. Advisory
. African-American Studies (program)
. Alumni 
. Automatic Rule & Reinstatement
. Budget Advisory Committee (admin)
. Cincinnati Awards  
. College Council
. Courses & Degrees
. Dean's Council (admin)
. East Asian Studies (program)
. Employee Benefits
. Environmental Planning & Management
. Environmental Studies (program)
. Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness
. Faculty Executive
. Faculty Handbook Review (ad hoc)
. Faculty Representatives to Board of Trustees
. Faculty Review
. Faculty Role in University Governance (ad hoc)
. Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers
. Gender Equity Study (ad hoc)
. Glasgow Endowment
. Graduate Fellowships
 
. Health Professions Advisory
. Historic Preservation &  Archaeological Conservation Advisory (ad hoc)
. Honorary Degrees
. Information Security
. Information Technology Advisory
. Institute for Honor
. Institutional Animal Care & Use
. Institutional Research Group
. Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (IRB)
. Intellectual Property
. Interfraternity Council Review (ad hoc)
. International Education
. Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
. Neuroscience (program)
. Oxford Exchange
. President's Consultative (ad hoc)
. President's Council (admin)
. Presidential Task Force:Childcare (ad hoc)
. Presidential Task Force:Women at W&L (ad hoc)
. Public Functions
. Radiation Safety
. Registration & Class Schedules
 
. Review of Standards for Fraternities/ Sororities (ad hoc)
. Review of Student Judicial Policies & Procedures (ad hoc)
. Russian Area Studies (program)
. Science, Society & the Arts (ad hoc)
. Search: Associate Provost (ad hoc)
. Search: Athletic Director (ad hoc)
. Search: Chief Technology Officer (ad hoc)
. Search: Law Dean (ad hoc)
. Search: Provost (ad hoc)
. Shenandoah Advisory Board
. Shepherd Poverty Advisory (program)
. Special Collections 
. Student Affairs
. Student-Faculty Hearing Board
. Student Financial Aid 
. Student Health

. Teacher Education Advisory
. University Athletic
. University Lectures
. University Library

. University Safety
. University Scholars Advisory
. Women's Studies (program)
. Writing Program Advisory
 

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COMMITTEES CREATED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Advisory: 

The By-Laws of the University describe the Advisory Committee as follows: "To the end that the knowledge and views of the Faculty may be appropriately represented and understood in connection with certain important appointments, there shall be an Advisory Committee consisting of the Provost, the academic Deans and of six Faculty members selected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one Faculty member selected from and by the law faculty. The Board shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of a President of the University. The President shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of a Department Head or Dean and may consult with the Committee and with the appropriate Department Head or Dean in considering appointments to the Faculty.

When the Advisory Committee is dealing with undergraduate promotion and tenure review recommendations; reviewing undergraduate Glenn and R. E. Lee Grant proposals; and reviewing department head recommendations, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include six undergraduate faculty members, who will be elected by the undergraduate faculty (two annually to serve three-year terms) and, ex officio, the Provost, the Dean of the College and the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. A lapse of one year is required between elected terms on the committee.

When the committee is dealing with undergraduate and law faculty leave proposals; consulting with the president re decanal appointments; recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for honorary degrees; and consulting with the president on matters of University-wide importance where Faculty and decanal advice is needed, or other University matters, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same six undergraduate faculty; one law faculty member, elected by the law faculty to serve a three-year term; and, ex officio, the Provost, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law." Members of the committee also serve on Honorary Degrees Committee and the president's ad hoc consultative group.

The Advisory Committee shall be provided with three (3) alternates, elected for three-year terms. Two (2) tenured faculty alternates shall be elected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one (1) tenured Law faculty alternate shall be elected from and by the Law faculty. When the Advisory Committee requires a replacement of an undergraduate faculty member, one of the elected alternates shall be chosen by coin toss. If two are needed, both shall be selected. When the Advisory Committee requires a replacement of the Law faculty member, the elected Law alternate shall be chosen. If the supply of alternates in either category should be exhausted in a given year, a special election shall be held to elect alternate(s) for the year.

Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Brian Murchison, Acting Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Thomas Williams, Provost

Six Faculty Members Elected each October - Two annually for 3-year term
One Law Faculty for three-year term

Eduardo Velásquez - 2004-2007
Ted DeLaney - 2006-2007 (replacing Helen I'Anson - 2004-2007)
Marc Conner - 2005-2008
Elizabeth Oliver - 2005-2008
Linda Hooks - 2006-2009
Jeanine Silveira Stewart - 2006-2009
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2006-2009

Alternate: Two Undergraduate, 1 Law, three-year terms each.
Ted DeLaney - 2006-2009 - serving in 2006
Ann Massie (L) - 2006-2009
Ellen Mayock - 2006-2009

Honorary Degrees: The By-laws define the duties and composition of the committee as follows: "The President's Advisory Committee and the Rector of the Board shall constitute a Committee on Honorary Degrees which shall be chaired by the Provost. The Board, on its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Committee, may from time to time grant such honorary degrees as it deems proper, and must approve honorary degree recipients." 

Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Brian Murchison, Acting Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Philip Norwood, Rector of the Board of Trustees
Thomas Williams, Provost

Advisory Committee Members
Eduardo Velásquez - 2004-2007
Helen I'Anson - 2004-2007
Marc Conner - 2005-2008
Elizabeth Oliver - 2005-2008
Linda Hooks - 2006-2009
Jeanine Silveira Stewart - 2006-2009
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2006-2009

Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees: The Rector of the Board of Trustees has invited the Faculty to participate in the board sessions and to serve as non-voting participants in all the activities of six standing committees, namely Campus Life, Capital Projects, Development and External Relations, Finance, Law and Undergraduate Academics and Admissions. The faculty will elect eight representatives, with each serving on two committees for a two-year term. A lapse of one year is required between elected terms. To assure representation by the three divisions, two representatives are elected from the Law School, two are elected from the Williams School, and four are elected from the College. Each of the three units should elect their representatives in the manner they deem appropriate. A "year" is defined as an academic year. Terms will normally begin with the October board meeting. The assignment of who serves on which committee, with the exception of the Law Committee, will be determined by discussions between the Rector and the elected members as to where their interests and expertise can best be used. The representatives will make written reports to the faculty after each board meeting, and a spokesperson selected by the group, will make an oral report at the undergraduate and law faculty meetings.

Chris Connors, College, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Campus Life, Development and External Relations)
Lad Sessions, College, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Capital Projects, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Robert Strong, Williams School, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Capital Projects, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Mark Grunewald, Law School, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Finance, Law School)

Suzanne Keen, College, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Campus Life, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Jeanine Silveira Stewart, College, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Development and External Relations, Finance)
Scott Hoover, Williams School, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Development and External Relations, Finance)
Joan Shaughnessy, Law School, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Capital Projects, Law School
)
 


UNIVERSITY FACULTY COMMITTEES

These are committees which administer faculty responsibilities and whose actions are subject to University Faculty revision and review. The By-Laws define the duties of the faculty as follows: "The Faculty shall be responsible for the academic regulation of students, for entrance and graduation requirements, for the approval and supervision of courses of study, for the recommendation of students for degrees, and for the discipline and government of the students and all student organizations."

Advanced Placement Committee consists of five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President to formulate policies concerning undergraduate advanced placement credit (Advanced Placement Program, International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, etc.) and to assist the University Registrar in processing applications for such credit.

Miriam Carlisle (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College

Five Appointed Faculty - One annually for a 5-year term

Miriam Carlisle - 2003-2008
Paul Bourdon - 2006-2007 (replacing Ellen Mayock - 2004-2009)
A G Fralin - 2005-2010
Halford Ryan - 2005-2010
Daniel Kramer - 2006-2011

Automatic Rule and Reinstatement Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of the College, Associate Dean of the Williams School, the Dean of Freshmen, two undergraduate faculty members, and such other administrative personnel as the President may appoint. It administers regulations concerning undergraduate academic probation and the Automatic Rule which govern an undergraduate student's academic eligibility to continue enrollment at Washington and Lee. The Committee also determines whether an undergraduate student who has withdrawn from the University may be reinstated and whether a student who applies to the Committee may receive a leave of absence.

Janet Ikeda (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Dave Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research (non-voting)
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar (non-voting)

Two Appointed Faculty Members - One triennially for six-year term
Marcia France - 2001-2007
Greg Dresden - 2004-2010

Courses and Degrees Committee composed of the Dean of the College and the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, and two student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee; the University Registrar serves as the non-voting secretary. The committee is charged with the general supervision and development of policies concerning undergraduate entrance requirements, courses of study, curricular standards, and degrees. More specifically, its functions, subject to review and final action by the undergraduate faculty, are: (a) to make suggestions concerning entrance requirements as they relate to the curriculum of the University; (b) to study and consider the change and improvement of undergraduate curricula and requirements for degrees, and to recommend such changes; (c) to determine questions concerning the introduction, substitution, and evaluation of individual courses of study, and also the policy governing credit for work offered by transfer students from other institutions; (d) to consider methods and standards of instruction including the matter of duplication of courses.  The committee meets at 3:30 pm every Tuesday during the academic term.

C&D Curriculum Change Form:  MSWord format

Hank Dobin (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research - Secretary (non-voting)
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Six Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for Six-year term

Rance Necaise - 2001-2007
Edward Adams - 2002-2008
Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2003-2009
Maryanne Simurda  - 2006-2010 (replacing Lisa Alty, 2004-2006)
Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 2005-2011
Lucas Morel - 2006-2012

Two Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Jason Fitzsimmons '07U
Quiana McKenzie '08U

Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness represents faculty concern for making Washington and Lee a community open to persons from diverse backgrounds, one that respects and recognizes benefits of administrators, faculty, staff, and students from these different backgrounds. The committee receives reports from administrators as recommended by the faculty, advises University administrators where appropriate, and proposes new initiatives to the faculty when and if they are needed. The committee reports to the faculty annually. The committee consists of seven undergraduate and two law faculty appointed for three-year, staggered terms. Undergraduate members are appointed by the Provost in consultation with the current committee, subject to approval of the undergraduate faculty. Law members are appointed by the Dean of the School of Law in consultation with the current committee and subject to approval of the law faculty. Committee members should include senior and junior faculty members representing all segments of the diverse community for which we are striving.

Kevin Crotty (Chair) 

Ex officio members

Tamara Futrell, Assistant Dean of Students

Seven Undergraduate and Two Law Faculty appointed by the respective dean and approved by the faculty for three-year terms.

Paul Cabe - 2004-2007
Kevin Crotty - 2004-2007
Robin LeBlanc - 2004-2007
David Novack - 2005-2007 (replacing Ken White - 2004-2007)
Ron Krotoszynski (L) - 2004-2007
Deborah Miranda - 2005-2007
Maryanne Simurda - 2005-2007
Hongchu Fu - 2006-2009
Montré Carodine (L) - 2006-2009

Faculty Executive Committee acts ad interim for the university and undergraduate faculties when they faculty cannot meet; it receives student, faculty, and departmental petitions requesting exceptions to University regulations on matters not delegated to other University Committees; it originates recommendations to the university and undergraduate faculties relating to matters not delegated to other University committees; it receives a suggested one- and five-year undergraduate calendar from the Registration and Class Schedules Committee and recommends a calendar to the undergraduate faculty; it acts as the faculty's "committee on committees;" and it advises the President and Deans on matters not delegated to the Advisory Committee. The committee will be the point of contact between the undergraduate faculty and the Dean of Admissions about policy regarding undergraduate admissions and practices. The committee meets at 3:30 pm every Monday during the academic term.

When the Faculty Executive Committee is dealing with strictly undergraduate matters, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include six undergraduate faculty members, elected by the undergraduate faculty (three annually to serve two-year terms); two student representatives, appointed annually by the President upon recommendation of the Student Executive Committee; and, ex officio, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, the Dean of the College, the Dean of Students, and the Associate University Registrar as the non-voting Secretary.

When the committee is dealing with matters of interest to both the undergraduate and law faculties, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same six faculty members, the student representatives, and ex officio members, the Dean of the School of Law, and one law faculty member elected by the law faculty to serve a two-year term."

Those Faculty rotating off the committee each year will be regarded as alternates for the following year. When the Executive Committee requires a replacement, one of the two members rotating off will be chosen by lot to serve as the replacement. If two are needed, then both will be asked. If either or both cannot serve, then the committee would turn to those who rotated off the previous year, etc. until a replacement is found.

Larry Peppers (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Brian Murchison, Acting Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Six Faculty Members Elected - Three annually for 2-year terms
One Law Faculty for two-year term

Scott Boylan - 2005-2007
Dennis Garvis (F), Erich Uffelman (W) - 2006-07 (replacing Theresa Braunschneider - 2005-2007)
Kimberly Jew - 2005-2007
Roger Crockett - 2006-2008
Mohamed Kamara - 2006-2008
Joel Shinofield - 2006-2008 (replacing Elizabeth Knapp 2006-2008)
Margaret Howard (L) - 2006-2008

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Jordan Wesley '07U
William Larson '08U

The Faculty Executive Committee has also created a standing subcommittee to consider physical education petitions. The members of the committee are:

Janine Hathorn, Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Physical Education, chair
George O'Connell, Interim Director of Athletics
Katherine Long '07U, Student EC appointment

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the Dean of Students (chair), an Associate Dean of Students, the Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law, four members elected by and from the University Faculty (undergraduate and law), one member elected by and from the Law Faculty, the President of the Student Body, the Chair of the Student Judicial Council (SJC), the Vice-Chair of the Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB), the President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the President of the Panhellenic Council (PC), the Head Dormitory Counselor, the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), and the first-year representative to SBA. SAC is responsible for reviewing issues affecting student life, for recommending to the University Faculty changes in University policy on non-curricular students matters, and for overseeing Greek life including the maintenance and review of the Standards for Fraternities/Sororities. With authority delegated by the University Faculty, SAC oversees the judicial procedures of SJC, IFC, PC, SFHB and the dormitory counselors and resident assistants in the residence halls.

The four areas of primary responsibility for SAC are:

SAC also serves as a University forum for issues affecting student life, and it may recommend changes in University policy on non-curricular student issues directly to the faculty.

SAC takes action on individual discipline and fraternity cases at times when the Student Judicial Council cannot meet, aids in the planning of freshman orientation, and assumes jurisdiction over all student affairs not covered by other committees. It is also an advisory board to the Office of the Dean of Students.

When SAC requires a replacement, the one person rotating off every two years will be regarded as the alternate, and the two Faculty rotating off every third year will be regarded as the alternates. The one person rotating off will be chosen to be the substitute in each of those two years with the replacement in the year that two rotate off being chosen by lot. When the person or persons rotating off cannot serve as a replacement, the committee will turn to those who rotated off in the previous year, etc.

Dawn Watkins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Dave Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law

Five Elected Faculty Members - Four University Faculty, One Law Faculty - One annually for three-year term, two every third year

William Hamilton - 2004-2007
Michael Anderson - 2006-2007 (replacing Janet Ikeda - 2004-2007)
Eduardo Velásquez - 2005-2008
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2005-2008
Julie Woodzicka - 2006-2009

Eight Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Robert Rain '07U, Student Executive Committee President
Matthew Krieg '07U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Kaylee Hartung '07U
, Student Vice-Chair of Student-Faculty Hearing Board
Samuel A. Wilmoth '07U, Head Dorm Counselor
Adam Hull '07L, Student Bar Association President
Harper Lindsey '09L, First-year Student Bar Association Representative
Andrew Flanigan '07U, Interfraternity Council President
Mary Harris '07U, Panhellenic President

Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB) is authorized to hear and adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct involving Washington and Lee students. It is composed of eight student members appointed by the Executive Committee of the student body and eight university faculty members appointed by the Dean of the College; one faculty member is designated as Chair.

David Bruck (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Four annually for 2 years

Scott Boylan - 2005-2007
Timothy Lubin - 2005-2007
Greg Dresden - 2006-2007 (replacing David Marsh - 2005-2007)
Mary Natkin (L) - 2006-2007 (succeeding Jim Phemister, 2005-2006)
David Bruck (L) - 2006-2008
Teresa Braunschneider - 2006-2008
Mohamed Kamara - 2006-2008
Pamela Luecke - 2006-2008

Four Students Members and Four Alternates appointed by the Student EC - no term length specified:

Student Vice Chair - Kaylee Hartung '07U

Student Members/Alternates:

Rory Gray '07L
Jacob Barker '08L
Dargan McMaster '08U
Sanjay Palakshappa '08U
Jennifer Janes '09U
Leggett Kitchin '07U
George Carter '07U

University Lectures Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law, the Dean of Students, university faculty members appointed by the President, and one student member appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. The Committee assists the various departments of the University in their plans to bring suitable speakers to the campus and approves all expenditures for the same. Proposals for speakers to be invited to the campus made by student and faculty groups (with the exception of ODK, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Tucker Lecture Committee, which proposals shall go directly to the President) may be referred to the committee for approval, or for recommendation to the President.

Elizabeth Knapp (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
David Partlett,  Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for four-year terms

Mark Rush - 2003-2007
Jack Wielgus - 2003-2007
vacant - 2006-2007 (replacing Ellen Mayock - 2004-2008)
Kenneth Nan Ness - 2004-2008
Robert de Maria - 2005-2009
Timothy Lubin - 2005-2009
Pamela Simpson - 2005-2009
David Bello - 2006-2010

One student nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Peter Choi '09U

Writing Program Advisory Committee consists of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the coordinator of the writing program, an English Department representative, and the Associate Deans of the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. The committee reviews undergraduate needs for writing instruction; advises the writing program coordinator; collaborates with departments regarding writing components in their curricula; and helps evaluate the writing program.

Suzanne Keen (Chair)

Ex Officio Voting Members
Theresa Braunschneider, English Department Representative
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Kary Smout, Writing Program Coordinator

Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3 years

Lad Sessions - 2004-2007
Doug Cumming - 2005-2007
Irina Mazilu - 2005-2008
Asali Solomon - 2005-2008
Tyler Dickovick - 2006-2009
Suzanne Keen - 2006-2009
 


ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

These are committees which function at the behest of the administration to assist it in discharging certain of its responsibilities.

Alumni Committee is composed of alumni appointed by the President, the Alumni Secretary, and the Assistant Alumni Secretary. Its members assist the Alumni Secretary in entertaining returning alumni and in collecting items of interest about alumni; they also counsel the Alumni Secretary about alumni activities. [ dormant; waiting on Faculty EC consideration ]

Cincinnati Awards Committee is composed of undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. It annually confers the Virginia Cincinnati Society award upon the author of the best essay in American military history or some other subject in colonial, revolutionary, or Civil War history of the United States.

Taylor Sanders (Chair)

Four Faculty Members - No Rotation

Holt Merchant
William Patch
David Peterson
Taylor Sanders

College Council

Hank Dobin (Chair)

Dayo Abah, Assistant Professor of Journalism (appointed) 2005-2007
Chris Connors, Associate Professor of Geology (elected) 2005-2007
Suzanne Keen, Professor of English (elected) 2005-2007
Kathleen Olson-Janjic, Associate Professor of Art (appointed) 2005-2007
Lad Sessions, Professor of Philosophy (elected) 2005-2007
Wythe Whiting, Assistant Professor of Psychology (appointed) 2005-2007

Employee Benefits Committee is composed of four university faculty members, one retired faculty member, and one or more staff members (all appointed by the President), the University Treasurer, and the Provost. It periodically reviews programs relating to employee benefits and acts in an advisory capacity to the President. 

Timothy Jost (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Steve McAllister, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Steve McClure, Director of Human Resources
Thomas Williams, Provost

Staff members - four-year term
Loretta Persinger - 2003-2007
Susan Cunningham - 2004-2008
Jerry Clark - 2004-2008

Four Appointed Faculty Members, including one from the Law School and one from the Williams School, and One Appointed Retiree Faculty Member - 2 biennially for 4-year terms

Timothy Jost (L) - 2004-2008
Christopher Connors - 2005-2009
John Gunn - 2006-2010 (retiree member)
Joel Shinofield - 2006-2010
Scott Hoover (W) - 2006-2010

Environmental Planning and Management Committee is charged with the coordination, planning, management, and implementation of issues related to environmental concerns in the operation of the University.  It is meant to be both a practical and an educational committee, particularly important as the University moved forward with its strategic plan and with its efforts to address a variety of related concerns both inside and outside the classroom.  Working with all University constituencies, the committee helps frame policy and action plans for issues such as energy usage, indoor air quality, recycling, transportation, landscaping, etc. The Web site is at http://recycling.wlu.edu .

Morris Trimmer (Chair)

Standing Members

Paul Burns, University Safety Officer
James Dick, Director, Outing Club
Laurence Eaton, Project Coordinator, Environmental Studies
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Bill Hamilton, Associated Colleges of the South Fellow

James Kahn, Head, Environmental Studies Program


Faculty and Staff - 3-year term

Morris Trimmer - 2004-2007
Adam Scales (L) - 2004-2007
David Harbor - 2005-2008

Bill Hamilton - 2006-2009
Wendy Richards - 2006-2009
Tamara Futrell - 2006-2009

Students - one appointed by the Student EC, one from Nabors Service League, one from the School of Law, others from the Environmental Citizenship Initiative

Joshua Bryan '07U, ACS Intern
Kelly Hishta '07U, Nabors Service League
Michael Thompson '09U, EC Appointee
Megan Williams '09L, At-large law

Faculty Review Committee is advisory to the President and shall hear appeals for non-reappointment or failure to promote based on detailed and substantiated allegations of inadequate consideration or improper consideration. The FRC is composed of six members and five alternates, all of whom shall be tenured members of the Faculty. Five members and three alternates shall be elected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one member and two alternates shall be elected from and by the law faculty. Members of the Advisory Committee are not eligible to serve on the FRC.  Members and alternates shall serve staggered three-year terms with one-third of each to be elected each year. Each fall, after new members have been elected, the FRC shall meet to elect its chair. Term of membership on the committee is from July to June. The committee's internal procedures are available at http://provost.wlu.edu/handbook/FRCprocedures.pdf.

Suzanne Keen (Chair)

Elected each December, as needed, for 3-year terms

Paul Bourdon - 2005-2007
Suzanne Keen - 2004-2007
Kevin Crotty - 2005-2008
Robert Danforth (L) - 2005-2008
Alexandra Brown - 2006-2009
Matthew Tuchler - 2006-2009

Alternates

Robin Le Blanc - 2004-2007
John Knox - 2005-2008
Harlan Beckley - 2006-2009
Ann Massie (L) - 2006-2009
Mark Drumbl (L) - 2006-2009

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee

Claudette Artwick (Chair)

Claudette Artwick - 2004-2009
Marc Conner - 2004-2009
Bob de Maria - 2004-2009
Taylor Sanders - 2004-2009
Ed Wasserman - 2004-2009

Glasgow Endowment Committee is composed of eight undergraduate faculty members from the humanities, appointed by the President, chiefly from the language arts departments, and the Associate Deans of the College. It controls the funds of the Glasgow Endowment, a bequest by Arthur Graham Glasgow "to promote the art of expression by pen and tongue, including voice production and delivery." It plans and produces public programs involving language artists/poets, dramatists, and fiction writers, as well as others whose work can be characterized as "artful expression."

Lesley Wheeler (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - One or two annually for five-year term

Roberta Senechal - 2002-2007
Brendan Weickert - 2002-2007
Pamela Luecke - 2005-2008
Cecile West-Settle - 2005-2008
Ted DeLaney - 2004-2009
Marc Conner - 2005-2010
Deborah Miranda - 2006-2011
Lesley Wheeler - 2006-2011

Graduate Fellowships Committee is composed of nine undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Students, and the Associate Dean of the College. It disseminates information on fellowship opportunities and selects nominees for Fulbright, Luce and other scholarship programs.

Janet Ikeda (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for four-year terms

Sascha Goluboff - 2003-2007
Roberta Senechal - 2003-2007
Roger Crockett - 2004-2008
Jeff Kosky - 2004-2008
David Marsh - 2005-2009
Michael Smitka - 2005-2009
Cecile West-Settle - 2005-2009
Rebecca Benefiel - 2006-2010
Marcia France - 2006-2010

Historic Preservation and Archaeological Conservation Advisory Board (ad hoc, 2006-2007)

The purpose of the HPACA Board is to provide advice to the President on matters related to historic preservation and archaeological conservation. The board's primary responsibility will be to review the University's plans to alter or demolish the interiors or exteriors of historic buildings (over 50 years old) on campus; to preserve and protect archaeological resources on campus; and to provide advice on matters related to historic preservation and archeological conservations.  The board will meet at least three times per year and will work closely with the University Architect and the Vice President for Administration on these issues.

The board is comprised of up to seven appointed members with the University Architect and Vice President for Administration providing staff support. The seven members will include four faculty members, a non-faculty member from the W&L community, and up to two "outside" members who are interested and knowledgeable. The latter members may include alumni and/or respected members of the historic-preservation, archaeological, and professional architectural communities. Members serve staggered, two-year terms and the chair is appointed by the Provost.

Pamela Simpson (Chair)

Ex Officio members

Tom Contos, University Architect
Joe Grasso, Vice President for Administration

Appointed members - two-year terms
Raymond (Billy) Bryant, Facilities Management
Leslie Cintron, Sociology and Anthropology
Laura Galke, Sociology and Anthropology/Staff Archaeologist
Taylor Sanders, History
Pamela Simpson, Art

Information Security Program Committee, advised by the Office of the General Counsel, works closely with the Coordinator of the Information Security Program (ISP) to carry out the elements of the ISP including an annual review of the Program to ensure the University's ongoing compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 2003 and the Federal Trade Commission Safeguards Rule, as well other laws and regulations. The Committee includes representatives appoin-ted by the Provost from each of the following administrative units. Representatives of additional offices or departments may be added as needed.

Scott Dittman (Chair)

Deborah Caylor, Associate Treasurer/University Controller
Tres Mullis, Director of University Development
Scott Dittman, University Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
James Kaster, Associate Director of Financial Aid
John Keyser, Associate Dean of the Law School for Administration and Technology
Steve McAllister, Vice President for Finance/University Treasurer
Dean Tallman, Central System Software Administrator, University Computing
Bill Todd, Assistant Director, University Computing
Paul Gardner, Director of Law School Relations

Information Technology Advisory Committee is composed of faculty, administrative, and student members appointed by the Provost. The Director of University Computing is an ex-officio member. The Committee advises the Provost on matters regarding information technology for the academic program of the University and its administration.

John Tombarge  (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Ruth Floyd, Acting Director of University Computing
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology, School of Law

Seven Appointed Faculty - One annually for 7-year term

Scott Boylan - 2001-2008
Robert Ballenger - 2002-2009
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2002-2009
John Tombarge - 2002-2009
David Sukow - 2003-2010
Robert Danforth (L) - 2005-2012
Paul Gregory - 2006-2013

Two Administrative Representatives
Deborah Caylor - 2002-2009
Barbara Rowe - 2002-2009

Two Student representatives

Phillip Golladay '09U
Yan Yan '09U

Committee on the Institute for Honor administers the program of the Institute for Honor, funded by a gift from the W&L Class of 1960. This is an evolving program which has included an annual symposium on campus for students, faculty, and alumni, and which has undertaken an Initiative for Academic Integrity in Secondary Schools, the latter in cooperation with the Alumni Association. The Committee also explores other ways in which this Class gift can be used to support the culture of honor at Washington and Lee. 

John Gunn , Lew John (Co-Chairs)

Members 

Jessica Carter - 2005-2008
Greg Cooper (ex officio)
Sidney Coulling
Robert Fure (ex officio)
Lewis John
Thomas Lovell (ex officio)
Sarah Wiant - 2005-2008
Thomas Williams (ex officio)

Two student representatives, appointed annually
Robert Rain '07U
(vacant)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is composed of four undergraduate faculty members, one student, two non-institutional members, including a veterinarian, and one W&L community representative. All members are appointed by the Provost. The committee is charged to create and monitor protocols for all research and instructional use of vertebrate animal species. These protocols should comply with relevant federal and state regulations; public concerns about the humane treatment of animals; veterinary expertise in laboratory animal care; accepted standards of appropriate facilities; and protection against unsubstantiated allegations against investigators.

Jack Wielgus (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Philip E. Bailey, DVM

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 4-year term

Gregory Cooper - 2003-2007
Robert Stewart - 2004-2008
Jack Wielgus - 2005-2009
Tyler Lorig - 2006-2010

One student

Grayson Wallace '08U

One Member from Community - 3-year renewable term

Beverly Bowring -  2005-2008

One Member from University Community - 3-year renewable term

Thomas Baur, VMI - 2005-2008 

The Institutional Research Group, comprised of representatives of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and the offices of the University Registrar,  Institutional Research, and Vice President for Finance/Treasurer, the group directs efforts to compile and disseminate institutional statistical and assessment data for use in administrative and programmatic analysis and planning.  The committee reports to the Provost. It succeeded the Institutional Effectiveness Committee which was charged to assist the faculty and the administration in developing means of assessing the effectiveness of programs that fall under the supervision of standing faculty committees. (The reports published by the committee in the past are listed on the Institutional Research page or directly at http://ie.wlu.edu/resources/iecrpts.htm .) 

Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex officio members:
Thomas Williams, Provost
Steven Desjardins, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Steven McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Katherine McGuire, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (the University's IRB) is composed of four members of the Washington and Lee community and one non-institutional member. The primary purpose of the committee is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects according to federal and state regulations and guidelines. The committee will review institutional or university faculty research proposals which would involve the use of human subjects and assure their compliance with appropriate protocols. Current policy statement and forms are available at http://provost.wlu.edu/policies/humanresearch.htm.

Nancy Margand (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year terms

Nancy Margand - 2002-2007
Adedayo Abah - 2003-2008
Leslie Cintron - 2005-2010
Wythe Whiting - 2006-2011

Non-faculty, non-alumna/alumnus community member
Beth Jewell, nurse

Student
Darla Dixon '07U

Intellectual Property Committee (charge and terms of service to come)

Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex Officio  Members

Thomas Williams, Provost
Robert Culpepper
Frank Settle
Kenneth Van Ness
Sally Wiant

International Education Committee reports to the Provost and is composed of five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, two from the College and two from the Williams School, and two undergraduate students recommended by the Student EC (one of whom is an international student recommended by SAIL) and appointed by the President. Its responsibilities include working with the Director of International Education; coordinating and consulting on matters of mutual interest; and providing a faculty voice and general oversight on matters pertaining to study abroad and other international education issues as brought to it by the Director, the Deans, and the Provost. Academic recommendations will be sent to the faculty via C&D. The committee will consider and make recommendations to the faculty, as necessary, on:

William Klingelhofer (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education
Amy Richwine, Associate Director of International Education
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Lisa Marks, Study Abroad Adviser

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 4-year terms
James Kahn - 2003-2007
George Kester - 2005-2007
Lisa Greer - 2004-2008
Mohamed Kamara - 2005-2009
Sonia Mereles Olivera - 2006-2010
Tyler Dickovick - 2006-2010

Two Students (one of whom is an international student recommended by SAIL) nominated by the Student E.C., appointed by the President

??? '08, SAIL
??? '07U, EC appointment

Oxford Exchange Committee is composed of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. It establishes the criteria and procedures for selecting one student each year to spend a full year at University College and selects the student.

Miriam Carlisle (Chair)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3-year terms, one-half must be Oxford Fellows

Charles Boggs - 2004-2007
Miriam Carlisle - 2004-2007
Carl Kaiser - 2005-2008
Mark Rush - 2005-2008
Darryl Brown - 2006-2009
Edwin Craun - 2006-2009
 

Public Functions Committee is composed of the Marshal of the University, ten university faculty members appointed by the President, and one member of the Buildings and Grounds staff. It supervises arrangements for University assemblies and for official appearances of the faculty and students on Opening Day, Founders' Day, Baccalaureate Day, Commencement Day, and other official occasions.

Brian Richardson (Chair and Marshal)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant
Brian Richardson, University Marshal

Ten Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for nine-year term

Erich Uffelman - 1998-2007
Paul Cabe - 1999-2008
Michael Smitka - 2000-2009
Gwyn Campbell - 2001-2010
Sascha Goluboff - 2002-2011
Larry Stene - 2002-2011
Claudette Artwick - 2003-2012
Brian Richardson - 2004-2013 
Kimberly Jew - 2005-2014
Brian Snyder - 2006-2015
Terry Vosbein - 2006-2015

Radiation Safety Committee is composed of three undergraduate faculty members, one student, and the University Safety Officer, ex officio. All committee members are appointed by the President. The committee's responsibilities include establishing regulations for the safe operation of any radiation producing equipment, the safe procurement, use, transfer, and disposal of radioactive material, and the protection of personnel working with ionizing radiation. The committee also reviews all charges of non-compliance and makes appropriate reports to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

John Hufnagel (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Paul Burns, University Safety Officer

3 Appointed Faculty Members - 5-year term

Fred LaRiviere - 2006-2007 (replacing James Eason - 2004-2009)
Kenneth Van Ness - 2005-2010
Joel Kuehner - 2006-2011

One student appointed by the President

Registration and Class Schedules Committee is chaired by the Associate University Registrar and consists of the University Registrar, the Associate Deans of the College and the Williams School, the Director of Athletics and Director of Physical Education, and five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President and two student representatives appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee. It deals with the undergraduate program. It annually recommends a five-year undergraduate academic calendar to the Executive Committee of the Faculty, considers and recommends changes related to the scheduling of courses and registration of undergraduate students, and serves as an advisory committee to the University Registrar's Office.

Barbara Rowe (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research
Janine Hathorn, Director of Physical Education/Assistant Director of Athletics
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Chuck O'Connell, Interim Director of Athletics

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year term

David Harbor - 2002-2007
Kary Smout - 2005-2008 (replacing Robin LeBlanc - 2003-2008)
Simon Levy - 2004-2009
Joel Kuehner - 2005-2010
Roger Crockett - 2006-2011

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Joshua Bryan '07U
Joseph Longosz '09U 

Special Collections Committee

Peter Grover (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Holly Bailey, Associate Director, Reeves Center
Peter Grover, Director of Collections
Patricia Hobbs, Director, Lee Chapel

Faculty Appointed: Five appointed for three-year terms

Pam Simpson - 2003-2007
Ann Massie (L) - 2003-2007
Taylor Sanders - 2005-2008
Vaughan Stanley - 2005-2008
Joan O'Mara - 2006-2009

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Dean of Students Office, two representatives from the Admissions Office, five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, and two students appointed by the President upon nomination of the Student Body Executive Committee. The Committee considers applications and establishes policy for awarding financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need.

John DeCourcy (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
John DeCourcy, Director of Financial Aid
Tamara Futrell, Assistant Dean of Students
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of Students
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Steve McAllister, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year term

Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2002-2007
Owen Collins - 2003-2008
George Kester - 2005-2009
James Eason - 2005-2010
Melina Bell - 2006-2011

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

??? '07U
???
'09U

Student Health Committee is chaired by the Director of Student Health and Counseling, and includes a representative of the Office of the Dean of Students, the Director of Health Promotion, and another member of the health and counseling staff, three university faculty members appointed by the President, and three students appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to the scope and effectiveness of W&L's health and counseling services.

Jane Horton (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and Counseling
Jan Kaufman, Director of Health Promotion
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Jennifer Sayre, University Counselor

Three Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for three-year term

Neil Cunningham - 2004-2007
Alan McRae - 2005-2008
Lisa Alty - 2006-2009

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

??? '08U
??? '07U
??? '07U

University Athletic Committee is composed of six university faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Students, the Sports Information Director, two alumni members chosen by the Alumni Association, and three student members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee. The Athletic Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Athletic Director, the administration, and the university faculty with regard to all aspects of the athletic program -- intercollegiate, intramural, curricular, and recreational.

David Millon (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Chuck O'Connell, Interim Director of Athletics
John Wolf, Board of Trustees Liaison

Six Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for Six-year term (Chair selected by members for 3-year term)

David Millon (L) - 2001-2007
James Casey - 2002-2008
Elizabeth Knapp - 2004-2009 (replacing Ellen Mayock - 2003-2009)
Robert Stewart - 2004-2010
Paul Gregory - 2005-2011
Melina Bell - 2006-2012

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association

Don Eavanson '73 - 2004-2007

Charlie Brown '78 - 2006-2009

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

??? '07U
??? '07U
??? '08U

University Library Committee consists of nine university faculty members (appointed by the President), the University Librarian, and three student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts as an advisory board to the Librarian, the President, and the Board of Trustees on matters pertaining to the maintenance and development of the library. The problems the Committee usually considers concern public and technical services but may include other areas in which the Librarian seeks advice.

Wythe Whiting (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Merrily Taylor, University Librarian

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - Three annually for 3-year terms

Hongchu Fu - 2004-2007
Genelle Gertz-Robinson - 2004-2007
Wythe Whiting - 2004-2007
Adedayo Abah - 2005-2008
John Knox - 2005-2008
Asali Solomon - 2005-2008
Eduardo Velásquez - 2005-2008
Claudette Artwick - 2006-2009
Christopher Connors - 2006-2009

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

??? '09U
??? '09U
??? '08U

University Safety/Environmental Committee is to provide a safe and secure living and working environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Washington and Lee University. The committee is chaired by the university's Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and acts in an advisory capacity to the University President and Board of Trustees. It is responsible to review, analyze, and plan for the implementation of safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures to be recommended for adoption. Membership includes certain ex officio appointments, along with representatives of the faculty, clerical-support staff, and students. On a rotating basis, members of the committee accompany the Director of Environmental Health and Safety on the semi-annual inspection set forth in the Environmental Management System (EMS) program. Other committee responsibilities include: 

·          discussing and analyzing hazards identified by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety  or submitted by members of the campus community and suggesting appropriate action to eliminate or minimize the hazards.

·          reviewing inspections of work areas and buildings, prioritizing safety discrepancies discovered, and recommending corrective measures.

·          reviewing all accident reports and selected accident investigations, analyzing the reports for trends, and formulating recommendation to eliminate or control specific problems.

·          encouraging feedback from all employees regarding safety, including soliciting possible solutions to identified hazards, ideas for better safety awareness and safer practices, and identification of possible safety hazards.

·          communicating safety policies, training programs, and other safety-related matters to employees.

·          overseeing of the EMS program, insuring conformity to the environmental policy of the university. 

Paul Burns (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Stephanie Arbanas, Director of Budgets
Scott Beebe, Director of Facilities Management
Paul Burns, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Alexandre da Silva, Director of Auxiliary Services
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Law Administration and Technology
Chuck O'Connell, Interim Director of Athletics
Jennifer Kirkland, Associate General Counsel
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Steve McClure, Director of Human Resources
Robert Mish, Director of the Lenfest Center
Dan Roland, Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
Philip Trimmer, Lab Technician, Chemistry
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs
Christopher Wise, Environmental Management Coordinator
Michael Young, Director of Public Safety

Appointed Members

Nellie Rice, Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
Larry Stene, Professor of Art
Vacant, student representative


AD HOC COMMITTEES

Advising Task Force (ad hoc for 2006-2007)

This task force will seek consensus on what advising at Washington and Lee should encompass. Its initial tasks will involve:
• Exploring the distinction between general education advising and major advising
• Exploring the distinction between registration and mentoring (that is, password-dispensing versus sustained advising as a form of teaching)
• Finding out what students want from the system
• Asking what faculty think students need from the system
• Researching best practices at other schools, reading articles on advising
• Investigating how the results of the advising system might be measured
• Discussing possible incentives and rewards for good advising

In the second phase of its work, this committee will determine how best to articulate the goals and successes of the advising system to all members of the university community. It will also make recommendations about policies that might improve the advising system and/or make it more equitable. Committee members will deliver a report on the advising system, including any recommendations for its improvement, to the provost, faculty, administration, and interested staff. It may also produce documents such as the following, depending on the conclusions drawn by the group:
• A web page and/or a concise handout coordinating resources and assistance for advisers
• A mission statement for the advising program

Lesley Wheeler (Chair)

Doug Cumming, Journalism and Mass Communications
Scott Dittman, University Registrar/Director of Institutional Research
Denny Garvis, Business Administration
Janine Hathorn, Physical Education
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
John Knox, Biology
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Beverly Lorig, Director of Career Services
Karla Murdock, Psychology
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School

Committee on Faculty Role in University Governance (ad hoc for 2005-2007)

The committee will make a thorough reassessment of the effectiveness of our present governance arrangement.. The question to be addressed, in short, is: what changes might be made to ensure the most productive role possible for faculty in university governance?

The Committee should examine the current role of the faculty in the governance of the university, evaluate its clarity and suitability to W&L’s current context and challenges, and make recommendations for any change it believes will improve governance. The overarching aim of the Committee should be to identify those measures for changing the faculty's role in university governance as will best advance overall institutional well-being. In so doing, it will likely need to consult with other parties, including the president, provost and academic deans, the dean of students, the Rector of the Board of Trustees, and Senior University Counsel.

Without limiting the range of issues pertaining to faculty governance that the committee might examine, at least the following issues should be specifically addressed:
• how should faculty representatives to meetings of the Board of Trustees be chosen, and what is their appropriate role in these meetings and in contributing to the work of the Trustees between meetings?
• should a University faculty senate be established to take on some of the responsibilities currently borne by the University faculty sitting as a committee of the whole?
• should a formal structure or process be established to enable regular evaluation of department heads, deans, and the provost by members of the faculty
• within each academic unit of the University - the College, the Williams School, and the Law School - how is responsibility for governing the unit best apportioned between the respective dean and faculty?
• what steps would insure that elections to faculty committees are conducted efficiently and effectively
• what other issues may need to be addressed in the future?

In addition to suggesting what changes should be made, the Committee should also recommend how and when the University should implement the proposed changes.

A significant amount of responsibility for student behavior has been delegated by the Board to the faculty, and this is regulated by the Student Affairs Committee. It is not anticipated that the Committee on Faculty Role in University Governance will wish to look at the student behavior aspect of the faculty’s role, but if it chooses to do so, it should take care not to act redundantly with or in opposition to the anticipated work of the judicial structure review.

It is not likely that the committee will reach closure on the issues above, and other items the group may examine, by the end of the present academic year. The committee should present a progress report to the President and Rector by May 1, 2006, and a final report no later than May 1, 2007. Action items coming from the committee could be presented to the President and Rector at any time prior to the final report.

The most pressing of the major items is the issue of faculty representation at Board Meetings. This should be addressed immediately, with a target of having a procedure in place for use at the February or May 2006 Board Meeting (until then, an ad hoc procedure will be used, as was done for the May, 2005 meeting.) Should a decision subsequently be made to establish a faculty senate, it may become necessary to revisit this issue. Discussions regarding the role faculty would play in meetings of the Board should be held in open communication with the Rector of the Board.

Data gathering on peer models of faculty senates could begin immediately, so this material is available when the Committee is ready to take on this issue. Other items could be taken up in an order and at a time determined by the Committee. Note that the issue of faculty evaluation of administrators could serve two distinct purposes:
• information provided to the administrators as advice to the end of self-improvement;
• information provided to the person who evaluates the administrator for salary and reappointment purposes, to supplement other information used for those purposes.

The Committee shall consist entirely of faculty, with representatives from all three academic divisions. The President will appoint the members of the committee, as well as the faculty chairperson.

Pamela Simpson (Chair)
Dorothy Brown
Krzysztof Jasiewicz
Jeffrey Kosky
Pamela Luecke
Robert Straughan
Elizabeth Knapp

Faculty Handbook Review Committee (ad hoc for 2005-2007)

This working group will suggest changes to the Faculty Handbook and present its edits to the Faculty Executive Committee.

Leanne Shank (Chair)

Jennifer Kirkland
Scott Dittman
Mark Grunewald
Elizabeth Knapp
Rob Straughan

Gender Equity Study Committee (ad hoc for 2005-2007)

The task of the committee is to come to an understanding with an outside consultant regarding an appropriate methodology for a gender equity study of faculty salaries; to work with the administration in deciding appropriate university responses to inequities that might be found; and to make comparisons with colleague institutions in order to incorporate the report in the strategic planning process.

Elizabeth Oliver (Chair)
Miriam Carlisle
Nancy Margand
Mary Natkin
Ken White

President's Consultative Committee (ad hoc) To provide additional faculty consultation to the president on various issues. 

Faculty members of the Advisory Committee 

Marc Conner 
Lyman Johnson (L)
Helen I'Anson
Elizabeth Oliver 
Robert Strong 
Eduardo Velásquez

and 

Mark Drumbl (L)
Jan Hathorn
Pam Luecke
Lucas Morel
David Sukow

 Presidential Task Force on Childcare (ad hoc, 2007-2008) should 1) summarize the university's current approach and extent of its commitment; 2) summarize the current supply and demand relationship (especially as it relates to university employees); 3) characterize different possible approaches and strategies the university might consider (e.g. subsidies based on income; direct support to parents; direct support to provider(s); other forms of partnerships with providers); 4) identify a set of guiding principles that will shape our strategy and choice of options for the future; 5) recommend an approach (using the current level of resource support as a guideline, identifying and justifying any reallocation or addition of resources); and 6) recommend an assessment strategy that will guide us in future analysis of achievement of our goals.

Elizabeth Knapp (Chair)

Kim Austin, Human Resource Specialist
Kelly Brown, Assistant Manager, Board and Cash Operations
Elizabeth Branner, Assistant Director of Law School Relations
Leslie Cintron, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Lisa Greer, Assistant Professor, Geology
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Professor, Geology; Associate Dean of the College
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Jerry Myers, Associate Director of Choral Activities; Instructor, Music
Margaret Swisher, Administrative Assistant, Geology and Psychology

Presidential Task Force on Women (ad hoc, 2007-2008) will assess the working environment for women and recommend ways to foster a working environment that fully supports all women-their status, their professional growth, and their ability to advance according to their experience, talents, and achievements. The goal is not only to promote a fair and equitable environment for individuals in various stages of their working lives, but for the University to become a model for best practices. The committee has established a BlackBoard discussion group at

Elizabeth Oliver (Chair)

Chris Connors, Associate Professor of Geology
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, Law School
Lisa Greer, Assistant Professor of Geology
Randolph Hare, Associate Director of Facilities Management
Jan Hathorn, Assistant Director of Athletics & PE and Women's Lacrosse Coach
Julie Knudson, Project Manager, Technology Integration Group
Marguerite "Margo" McClinton, Director of the University Commons and Campus Activities
Elizabeth Oliver, Professor of Accounting
Nellie Rice, Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Student Affairs
Shaun Shaughnessy, Professor of Law
Lesley Wheeler, Professor of English

Review of Standards for Fraternities/Sororities (ad hoc, 2006-2007)

[from the Student Handbook] Convened by the Dean of Students, this ad hoc committee will consist of the Dean of Students (or designee), Director of Student Activities and Greek Life, the President of the Alumni Greek Council, the President of the Interfraternity Council, the President of the Panhellenic Council, and a fraternity/sorority University adviser. The committee will gather input from Facilities Management and the Treasurer's Office for any proposals which might affect those offices. Following the review of the Standards for Fraternities/Sororities, the Dean of Students will submit recommendations for any changes in the Standards for Fraternities/Sororities to the President of the University or designee for consideration and approval. The President or designee will then promulgate approved revisions to all appropriate parties, the national fraternity/national sorority offices, house corporations, Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council, and local chapter presidents.

Jason Rodocker (Chair)

Buddy Atkins, Chapter Adviser, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Brandon Dotson, Associate Dean of Students
Drew Flanigan, President, Interfraternity Council
Mary Harris, President, Panhellenic Council
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College and Adviser, Chi Omega
Sara Nichols, Chapter Adviser, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Scott Rhodes, Greek Housing Supervisor, Facilities Management
Jason Rodocker, Director of Student Activities and Greek Life
Dana Smith, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Greek Life
Brad Watkins, President, Alumni Greek Council
Margo McClinton (non-voting secretary), Director of Elrod University Commons and Campus Activities

SUB COMMITTEES
Sara Nichols (subcommittee chair), Chapter Adviser, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Bob Ballenger, Chapter Adviser, Sigma Chi
Paul Cobuzzi '08, Treasurer, Phi Gamma Delta
Dixie Covey, House Director, Lambda Chi Alpha
Cameron Howell, Chapter Adviser, Kappa Sigma
Jack Jeong '08, Secretary, Sigma Nu
Larry Stuart, Public Safety Officer

Brandon Dotson (subcommittee chair), Associate Dean of Students
Sara Adams, House Director, Kappa Delta
Samantha Hishmeh '08, Kappa Alpha Theta
Tom Lovell, Chapter Adviser, Phi Kappa Psi
Ann Pleasants, House Director, Phi Kappa Sigma
Ned Rider '08, Phi Delta Theta
Steve Tomlinson, Public Safety Officer

Review of Student Judicial Policies and Procedures (ad hoc, 2006-2007)

This committee will review the composition and charge of the Student Affairs Committee, and examine the effectiveness and fairness of student judicial practices (exclusive of the Honor System). This examination of judicial practices should include scrutiny of policies and procedures, jurisdictional clarity and appropriateness, and the appeal process. The committee will report to the Faculty Executive Committee and appropriate student body groups as necessary.

Bill Hamilton (Chair)

Michael Anderson, Professor of Economics
Brandon Dotson, Associate Dean of Students
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law
Bill Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Biology
Matthew Krieg '07U (2006-07)
Kyle Luby '08U (2007-08) (non-voting for 2006-07)
Leanne Shank, General Counsel
Matthew Tuchler, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Science, Society, and the Arts Planning Committee (ad hoc 2005-2007) plans the Winter 2007 multi-disciplinary conference involving Washington and Lee students in the presentation of their academic achievements before an audience of their peers and the faculty. Conference participants may make oral presentations of research papers on traditional academic-conference-style panels, deliver research results in poster sessions, or present creative work. Students may also choose to participate in colloquia organized around common readings proposed by interested students and faculty.

Robin Le Blanc, Politics, (Chair)
Michael Anderson, Economics
Beth Belmont, Law
Leslie Cintron, Sociology
Owen Collins, Theater
Chris Connors, Geology
Rory Gray, '07L
Scott Hoover, Business Administration
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Peter Jetton, Law School, Technology
Mohamed Kamara, Romance Languages
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Sonia Mereles-Olivera, Romance Languages
David Millon, Associate Dean of the Law School
Kathleen Olson-Janjic, Art
Matt Tuchler, Chemistry
Shane Wilson, '08U

Search Committee for Associate Provost (ad hoc for 2006-07)

Robert Straughan and Scott Dittman (Co-Chairs)

Miriam Carlisle, Assistant Professor of Classics
Scott Dittman, University Registrar/Director of Institutional Research
John Keyser, Associate Dean, Administration and Technology, School of Law
Maryanne Simurda, Associate Professor of Biology
Robert Stewart, Associate Professor of Psychology
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean, Williams School

Search Committee for Athletic Director (ad hoc for 2006-07)

H. Thomas Williams (Chair)

Roger Crockett, Professor of German
James Dick, Director, Campus Recreation
William P. (Sam) Englehart '73U
Isaiah Goodman '09U
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Margaret Megear '07U
David Millon, Professor of Law
Frank Miriello, Associate Professor of Physical Education/Football Coach
Wendy Orrison, Assistant Professor of Physical Education/Field Hockey Coach
H. Thomas Williams, Provost
John Wolf '69U, Trustee

Search Committee for Chief Technology Officer (ad hoc for 2006-07)

H. Thomas Williams (Chair)

Bob Ballenger, Associate Professor, Business Administration
John Keyser, School of Law
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Jeffrey Knudson, Systems Administrator
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar
Dean Tallman, Central System Software Administrator
Merrily Taylor, University Librarian
John Watkins, Technology Integration Specialist
H. Thomas Williams, Provost

Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Law (ad hoc for 2006-07)

Kenneth P. Ruscio '76, President and Chair of the Committee

Law Faculty
Robert T. Danforth, Associate Professor of Law
Mark A. Drumbl, Associate Professor of Law
Margaret Howard, Law Alumni Association Professor of Law
Lyman P. Johnson, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law
Mary Z. Natkin '85L, Clinical Professor of Law
Scott E. Sundby, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law

Undergraduate Faculty
Lucas E. Morel, Associate Professor of Politics

Staff
John G. Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology and Vice Chair of the Committee

Trustees
Robert J. Grey Jr. '76L
Ray V. Hartwell III '69, '75L

Law Council
Jessine A. Monaghan '79L

Law Student Body
Juliette A. Syn '08L

Search Committee for the Provost (ad hoc for 2006-07)

Robert Danforth (Chair)

David Badertscher, Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services, Leyburn Library
Alexandra Brown, Professor of Religion
Chris Connors, Associate Professor of Geology
Robert Danforth, Professor of Law
Dennis Garvis, Associate Professor of Business Administration
Linda Hooks, Professor of Economics
Suzanne Keen, Professor of English
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
Alston Parker Watt '89U, trustee
Virginia Wortham '07U


ACADEMIC PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

African-American Studies Program Advisory Committee

Ted DeLaney (Chair)

Faculty
Dorothy Brown, law
Marc Conner, English
Ted DeLaney, history
Mohamed Kamara, Romance languages
Lucas Morel, politics
David Novack, sociology and anthropology
Pam Simpson, art
Asali Solomon, English

Student
E'Lon Cohen '07U

East Asian Studies Program Committee

Timothy Lubin (Chair)

David Bello, history
George Bent, art
Hugh Blackmer, library
Hongchu Fu, Chinese
Janet Ikeda, Japanese
Tim Lubin, religion
Joan O'Mara, art
Lad Sessions, philosophy
Michael Smitka, economics
Ken'ichi Ujie, Japanese

Environmental Studies Committee

James Kahn (Chair)

James Casey, economics
Gregory Cooper, Society and Professions/Ethics
Mark Drumbl, law
William Hamilton, biology
James Kahn, environmental studies
Elizabeth Knapp, geology
James Warren, English

Health Professions Advisory Committee
Lisa Alty (Chair)

Lisa Alty
Mike Pleva
Helen I'Anson
Erich Uffelman
Jack Wielgus

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

David Peterson (Chair)

Alexandra Brown, religion
Gwyn Campbell, Romance languages
Edwin Craun, English
Roger Crockett, German
Thomas Gallanis, law and history
David Peterson, history
Domnica Radulescu, Romance languages

Neuroscience Committee

Tyler Lorig (Chair)

Lisa Alty, chemistry
Helen I'Anson, biology
Tyler Lorig, psychology
Jeanine Silveira Stewart, psychology
Robert Stewart, psychology
Whythe Whiting, psychology
Jack Wielgus, biology

Russian Area Studies Committee

Anna Brodsky (Chair)

Anna Brodsky, Russian - 2006-2010
Sascha Goluboff, anthropology - 2003-2007

 Shenandoah Advisers Board

R. T. Smith, Editor

Alexandra Brown

Frederic Kirgis

Heather Ross Miller (emeritus)

James Warren

Lesley Wheeler

Thomas Ziegler

Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability Program Faculty/Student Advisory Committee

Harlan Beckley (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Three-year terms

Gregory Cooper - 2004-2007
Michael Pleva - 2006-2007
Arthur Goldsmith - 2005-2008
Nancy Margand - 2005-2008
Harvey Markowitz - 2005-2008
David Millon (L) - 2005-2008
Leslie Cintron - 2006-2009
Pamela Luecke - 2006-2009

Students

Cynthia Cheatham '07U
Sam Wilmoth '07
Dane Boston '08
Quiana McKenzie '08
Erin Willoughby '08L 

Staff

Linda Davis
Fran Elrod
Sandra Hayslette
Caitlin Schopp
Aubrey Shinofield

Teacher Education Advisory Committee is chaired by the Director of Teacher Education, and is composed of four university faculty members and one representative of a local primary/secondary school system, appointed by the Provost; and the Associate Dean of the College. The committee defines and regularly reviews the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Teacher Education at Washington and Lee, examines the relevant coursework in teacher preparation offered to W&L students, advises the Director about the efficacy of the existing program, and recommends improvements to the current program, including both curricular and co-curricular components.

 

Lenna Ojure, Nannette Partlett (Co-Chairs)

 

Ex Officio Members

Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Nannette Partlett, Co-Director of Teacher Education
Lenna Ojure, Co-Director of Teacher Education

 

Four Appointed Faculty Members – three year terms
Richard Bidlack - 2004-2007

Owen Collins - 2004-2007
Irina Mazilu - 2005-2008
Thomas Whaley - 2005-2008


One representative of a primary/secondary school system

Paul Leonhard, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Rockbridge County Schools - 2005-2008

University Scholars Advisory Committee

Gregory Cooper (Chair)

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for four-year term

Robert Strong - 2003-2007
Kathleen Olson-Janjic- 2004-2008
Gregory Cooper - 2005-2009
vacant - 2006-2010

Women's Studies Advisory Committee

Domnica Radulescu (chair)

Julie Woodzicka - 2002-2007
Theresa Braunschneider - 2002-2007
Leslie Cintron - 2005-2008
Deborah Miranda - 2005-2008
Melina Bell - 2006-2011
vacant - 2006-2011
vacant - 2006-2011

Students
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