Faculty Handbook Listing of Committees
and 2018-2019 Committee Members
Current-year listing: go.wlu.edu/committee-assignments
History of Committee Assignments:
go.wlu.edu/committee-history
Permanent Committee pages: www.wlu.edu/provost/resources-for-faculty/committees

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 VPSA and Dean of Students. This list also does not include committees dealing solely with the School of Law. A summary of the faculty's elected committees, including the schedule of the elections, is available here.

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

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 about this page to the Secretary of the Faculty, Scott Dittman at sdittman@wlu.edu.

This page was last modified on
May 18, 2019.

Permanent Committees Established by the Board of Trustees or the Faculty

. Advisory (board)
. Automatic Rule & Reinstatement (faculty)
. Courses & Degrees (faculty)
. Faculty Administrators Evaluation (faculty)
. Faculty Affairs (faculty)
. Faculty Executive (faculty)
. Faculty Representatives to Board of Trustees (board)
. Faculty Review  (faculty)
. Honorary Degrees (board)
. Student Affairs (faculty)
. University Board of Appeals (faculty)

 

Administrative Committees

. Budget Advisory (admin)
. Chemical Hygiene (admin)
. Community Engagement and Service Learning Advisory
. Digital Humanities (admin)
. Employee Benefits and Investment Committee (admin)
. Glasgow Endowment (admin)
. Graduate Fellowships (admin)
. Historic Preservation & Archaeological Conservation Advisory (admin)
. Information Security (admin)
. Institute for Honor Advisory Board (admin)
. Institutional Animal Care & Use (admin)
. Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (IRB) (admin)
. Intellectual Property Review (admin)
. International Education (admin)
. Learning Spaces Advisory
. Omicron Delta Kappa voting faculty (admin)
. President's Council (admin)
. Public Functions (admin)
. Registration & Class Schedules (admin)
. Student Financial Aid (admin)
. Student Health (admin)
. University Athletics (admin)
. University Collections of Art and History Advisory (admin)
. University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (admin)
. University Library (admin)
. University Safety (admin)
. University Sustainability (admin)
 

Program and Other Advisory Committees

. Africana Studies (program)
. East Asian Studies (program)
. Environmental Studies (program)
. Film and Visual Culture (advisory)
. Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers (advisory)
. Global Learning Advisory (advisory)
. Health Professions Advisory (advisory)
. Latin American & Caribbean Studies (program)
. Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
. Mudd Center for Ethics (advisory)
. Neuroscience (program)
. Russian Area Studies (program)
. Shenandoah Advisers Board (advisory)
. Shepherd Poverty Advisory (program)
. Teacher Education Advisory (advisory)
. Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (program)
. Writing Program Advisory (advisory)

Temporary or ad hoc Committees

. Center for Academic Research and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE) Task Force (ad hoc)
. General Education Review
. Legal Studies Interdisciplinary Program Task Force (ad hoc)
. Science, Society, and the Arts (ad hoc)
. Search Committee: Director for Institutional History (ad hoc)

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COMMITTEES CREATED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Advisory:

The By-Laws of the University describe the Advisory Committee as follows: "So that the knowledge and views of the Faculty may be appropriately represented in important decisions facing the University, there shall be an Advisory Committee consisting of the Provost, the academic Deans, and eight tenured Faculty members selected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one Faculty member selected from and by the law faculty. The Committee shall make recommendations to the President concerning cases of undergraduate tenure and promotion, summer grant applications; sabbatical applications; honorary degree nominations; other matters of University-wide importance; and the processes by which these decisions should be reached. 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 Provost, and the Provost shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of an academic Dean."

When the Advisory Committee is considering undergraduate promotion and tenure cases, undergraduate sabbatical applications, and undergraduate Lenfest and Summer Research Scholar proposals, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include eight tenured undergraduate faculty members, who will be elected by the undergraduate faculty 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. Advisory Committee members from the same department as a candidate for tenure and/or promotion, or who serve as an external member of the candidate's departmental committee, will participate in consideration of the case at the departmental level, and will not consider the case with the Advisory Committee. Only faculty members in the rank of Full Professor will participate in the consideration of candidates for promotion from Associate to Full Professor; all members will participate in consideration of tenure cases.

When the committee is recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for honorary degrees and consulting with the president on matters of University-wide importance, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same eight 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.

The election of undergraduate members and alternates will be regulated by the Secretary to the Faculty to insure that A) there will always be at least four active members in the rank of Full Professor with the remainder in the rank of either Associate or Full Professor; and B) there will be no more than one member of any department in the rank of Full Professor. Election is to proceed according to the faculty handbook, with additional stipulations as follows: Staggered three-year terms will be maintained on a cycle of electing two or three members every year. Rank and department must be listed on the election eligibility roster and on all ballot iterations. A lapse of one year is required between elected terms on the committee. Those ineligible because of department and rank overlap with current members, or recent membership on the committee will not be on the ballot. If more than one person from any department at the same rank is among the number of top vote-getters needed for election that year, only the one with the most votes will be declared elected.

The Advisory Committee shall be provided with three (3) alternates, elected as runners-up in the election of active members, for three-year terms. Two (2) tenured alternates shall be elected from and by the Undergraduate Faculty and one (1) tenured Law alternate shall be elected from and by the Law Faculty. Alternates will be determined as runners-up in the election who are at the rank of Professor and whose department is not the same as any of the elected or current members. Alternates may not join the committee mid-year as occasional replacements or as substitutes for members who recuse themselves from certain tenure and promotion cases; they can serve only as replacements in full-year increments, e.g. when active members are on sabbatical or resign. 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 for a given year, a special election shall be held to elect additional alternate(s).

Marc Conner, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Marc Conner, Provost
Brant Hellwig, Dean of the School of Law
Lena Hill, Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School

Nine Faculty Members, Eight Undergraduate, One Law - Two or Three Undergraduate Faculty elected annually for three-year term; One Law Faculty for three-year term:
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - 2016-2019
Sandy Reiter, Associate Professor, Business Administration - 2016-2019
Jonathan Eastwood, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology - 2017-2020
Genelle Gertz, Professor, English - 2017-2020
Irina Mazilu, Professor, Physics and Engineering - 2017-2020
Mary (Molly) Michelmore, Associate Professor, History - 2018-2021
Holly Pickett, Associate Professor, English - 2018-2021
Lisa Greer, Professor, Geology - 2018-2021 (replacing Paul Youngman, 2018-2021)
Russell Miller, Professor of Law (LS) - 2018-2021 (replacing John (J.D.) King, Professor of Law (LS) - 2018-2021)

Alternates: Two Undergraduate, One Law:
Christa Bowden, Professor, Art and Art History - 2018-2021
Lisa Greer, Professor, Geology - 2018-2021 (serving as replacement, 2018-2019)
Russell Miller, Professor of Law (LS) - 2018-2021 (serving as replacement, 2018-2019)

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."

Marc Conner, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Donald Childress, Rector of the Board of Trustees
Marc Conner, Provost
Brant Hellwig, Dean of the School of Law
Lena Hill, Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School

Advisory Committee Members:
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - 2016-2019
Sandy Reiter, Associate Professor, Business Administration - 2016-2019
Jonathan Eastwood, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology - 2017-2020
Genelle Gertz, Professor, English - 2017-2020
Irina Mazilu, Professor, Physics and Engineering - 2017-2020
Mary (Molly) Michelmore, Associate Professor, History - 2018-2021
Holly Pickett, Associate Professor, English - 2018-2021
Lisa Greer, Professor, Geology - 2018-2021
John (J.D.) King, Professor of Law (LS) - 2018-2021

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.

Mohamed Kamara, The College, 2017-2019
 (trustee committee assignments: Campus Life, Law School)
Holly Pickett, The College, 2017-2019
 (trustee committee assignments: Campus Life, Undergraduate Academics & Admission)
Michael Anderson, Williams School, 2017-2019
 (trustee committee assignments: Development, Finance)
Michelle Drumbl, Law School, 2017-2019
 (trustee committee assignments: Development, Investment)

Robert Humston, The College, 2018-2020
 (trustee committee assignments: Capital Projects, Development)
Yanhong Zhu, The College, 2018-2020
 (trustee committee assignments: Campus Life, Undergraduate Academics & Admission)
Robert Strong, Williams School, 2018-2020
 (trustee committee assignments: Capital Projects, Undergraduate Academics & Admission)
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy, Law School, 2018-2020
 (trustee committee assignments: Finance, Law School)




FACULTY COMMITTEES

These are committees which administer faculty responsibilities and whose actions are subject to University Faculty revision and faculty. 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."

Automatic Rule and Reinstatement Committee is composed of two undergraduate faculty members, the Dean of The College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, the VPSA/Dean of Students, the Associate Provost, the Associate Dean of The College, Associate Dean of the Williams School, the Dean of Student Life, and the University Registrar as a non-voting consultant. 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.

David Leonard, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Lena Hill, Dean of The College
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School
Paul Youngman, Associate Provost

Two Appointed Faculty Members - One triennially for six-year term:
Wythe Whiting - 2013-2019
Linda Hooks - 2016-2022

Courses and Degrees Committee (C&D) 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.

 

A Vice Chair serves as the "reasonable person" who receives copies of all committee correspondence, and advises the committee chair on practices and customs of the committee. The Vice Chair is selected by lot from among faculty serving a third or fourth year on the committee, that is, from among the most experienced faculty on C&D. The Vice Chair remains a voting member of the committee.

C&D Curriculum Change Form: MSWord format

Lena Hill, Chair

Gregory Parker, Vice Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Scott Dittman, University Registrar and Secretary (non-voting)
Lena Hill, Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School

Six Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for four-year term:
Mary (Molly) Michelmore - 2015-2019

Gregory Parker - 2015-2019
Nathaniel Goldberg - 2016-2020
David Sukow - 2016-2020
James Casey - 2017-2021
Michael Laughy - 2018-2022

Two Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President:
Andrew (Drew) Weinstock '20U - 2018-2019
Kana White '20U - 2018-2019

Faculty Administrators Evaluation Committee (FAEC) creates the instruments used for including faculty in the evaluation process for the provost and academic deans, to oversee the administration of the faculty involvement in the evaluation process, and to report the results to the supervisor (President in the case of the Provost and Provost in the case of the Deans). Members of this committee are all tenured faculty -- four undergraduate (at least one each from the Williams School and the College) and two law, serving three-year terms -- and the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (ex officio, non-voting). In the case of sabbaticals or other one-year replacement needs, the President may, with the agreement of the FAEC chair, appoint one-year replacements to the committee. During their term on the Faculty Review Committee, members or alternates would be ineligible to serve on the FAEC.

The following is the existing schedule of next evaluations, in the fourth year after appointment or last evaluation:

Dean of the Williams School, Robert Straughan: 2018-2019
Dean of the School of Law Brant Hellwig: 2018-2019
Provost Mark Conner: 2019-2020
Dean of The College Lena Hill: 2021-2022

Julie Woodzicka, Chair


Sandra (Sandy) Reiter - 2018-2019 (replacing Peter Grajzl - 2017-2019)
Julie Woodzicka - 2016-2019
Elizabeth Belmont (LS) - 2016-2020
Angela (Angie) Smith - 2017-2020
Linda Hooks - 2018-2021
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy (LS) - 2018-2021


Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) is a facultyonly committee that serves as a forum for matters of interest to the faculty. It identifies concerns of the faculty and conveys these concerns to the faculty and to other appropriate parts of the university. Individual members of the faculty may propose topics for consideration by the committee and may also address the committee directly.

The FAC meets at least once per month during the academic year and may convene itself, call special
assemblies of the faculty for consideration of university
related issues, communicate directly with the faculty as a whole, and place items on the agenda of faculty meetings. A portion of time shall be set aside during each FAC meeting for comments from any member of the faculty. The FAC may also help bring to the floor of any faculty meeting any facultyinitiated policy change proposal relevant to faculty interests.

In consultation with the faculty, the FAC will review its charge and composition at least every three years and bring any recommendations for changes to the faculty for a vote. The next review should happen during the 2020-2021 academic year.)

Members of the FAC serve for three
year staggered terms. FAC members will elect a FAC chair annually; the FAC Chair may serve for no more than two consecutive years. Membership to the committee will be determined as follows:

·         Two members elected by and from the Law School Faculty

·         Two members elected by and from the Williams School Faculty

·         Three members elected by and from the College Faculty

·         Two members elected atlarge by and from the entire University Faculty

·         Four alternates (one each from the College, Williams School, and Law School faculties and one at large by and from the entire University Faculty)

The election of members of the FAC will be regulated by the Secretary of the Faculty to ensure that

(1)   at no time will there be more than one member of any undergraduate department at any rank on the committee; and

(2)   at no time will any one division (Law School, Williams School, or College) hold more than one at large seat.

Election is to proceed according to the Faculty Handbook, with additional stipulations as follows:

 

·         Anyone with a faculty appointment is eligible to stand for election, except the President and direct reports to the President; the Provost and the Associate or Assistant Provosts; and the Academic Deans and their Associate or Assistant Deans. The Secretary will publish a list of those eligible for each election.

·         Election of atlarge members will take place at least two weeks after the election of divisional members.

·         The Secretary shall seek nominations and/or selfnominations to the FAC at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the Divisional elections. Those interested in standing for election in their division will provide the Secretary with a digital photo of themselves and are also encouraged to provide a paragraph (no more than 250 words) stating why they are interested in serving on the FAC. The Secretary shall notify all divisional faculty of a link to the website with the full slate of divisional candidates and their statements and digital photos at least three working days prior to the beginning of the election.

·         Candidates not elected on their Divisional ballots have the option of standing on the at-large ballot, and may revise their statements of interest prior to this election. The Secretary shall seek nominations and/or selfnominations to the FAC at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the at-large election. Those interested in standing for the atlarge election will provide the Secretary with a digital photo of themselves and are also encouraged to provide a paragraph (no more than 250 words) stating why they are interested in serving on the FAC. The Secretary shall notify all faculty of a link to the website with the full slate of candidates and their statements and digital photos at least three working days prior to the beginning of the at-large election.

·         Staggered threeyear terms will be maintained on a cycle of electing three members every year. The process for the initial election of members to the FAC should commence no later than 30 days after this motion is approved by the faculty. After the first FAC election, the nine elected members will choose by lot three members to serve in oneyear appointments, three members to serve in twoyear appointments, and three members to serve in threeyear appointments. After that, FAC elections will take place beginning in February 2020, and every February thereafter for three new members. No further lot allocation process shall be needed after the first FAC election.

·         After the three Divisional elections, plus the AtLarge election, are complete, the first runnerup in each of the elections shall be designated as an alternate. Alternates shall serve for threeyear terms, and the Secretary shall ensure that each division maintains an alternate at all times. An alternate will serve if a member is on leave, or cannot complete a term for some other reason. In the event that an alternate who is needed to serve is in the same department as an FAC member, the Secretary of the Faculty will hold a special election of eligible faculty in the respective division to fill that position. In the event that an alternate for the AtLarge position who is needed to serve is in the same division as the other seated AtLarge member, the Secretary of the Faculty will hold a special election of eligible University Faculty to fill that position.

·         Rank and department must be listed on the election eligibility roster and on all ballot iterations.

·         Current membership of the FAC (along with each member's rank, department, and term) must be listed explicitly (not by electronic link) at the top of all ballot iterations.

·         A lapse of one year is required between elected terms on the FAC.

·         Members and alternates of the Advisory Committee, the Faculty Administrators Evaluation Committee, and the Faculty Review Committee are eligible to stand for election to FAC but may not serve concurrently on the FAC.


Alison Bell, Chair, 2018-2020

Nine Faculty Members - Three College Faculty, Two Williams School Faculty, Two Law Faculty, and Two At-Large Faculty, elected (beginning in February) annually for three-year terms:
Michelle (Mikki) Brock (C), Assoc. Prof. of British History, December 2018-June 2020
Doug Rendleman (AL), Prof. of Law , December 2018-June 2020
Kishanthi Vinayagamoorthy (Kish Parella) (LS), Assoc. Prof. of Law, December 2018-June 2020

Arthur Goldsmith (WS), Prof. of Economics, December 2018-June 2021
Toni Locy (AL), Prof. of Journalism, December 2018-June 2021
Ricardo Wilson (C), Asst. Prof. of English, December 2018-June 2021

Alison Bell (C), Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology, December 2018-June 2022
John (J.D.) King (LS), Clinical Prof. of Law, December 2018-June 2022
Colin Reid (WS), Asst. Prof. of Accounting, December 2018-June 2022

Four alternates (College, Williams School, Law, and At-Large) determined from runners-up in the respective elections:
Andrea Lepage (C), Assoc. Prof. of Art, December 2018-June 2022
Stuart Gray, Asst. Prof. of Politics, December 2018-June 2022
Jill Fraley (LS), Assoc. Prof. of Law, December 2018-June 2022
Eugene McCabe (AL), Assoc. Prof. of Physical Education, December 2018-June 2022

Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) 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 Wednesday 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; 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 Student Affairs, and the Associate University Registrar as the non-voting Secretary.

Staggered two-year terms will be maintained on a cycle of electing three Undergraduate Faculty representatives every year. Four members of the committee will be elected directly from and by the faculty of The College. Two members of the committee will be elected directly from and by the faculty of the Williams School. Election is to proceed according to the faculty handbook, and the entire University Faculty shall be informed about election results in all divisions.

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 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.

Robert Straughan, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Brant Hellwig, Dean of the School of Law
Lena Hill, Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Seven Faculty Members Elected - Two College Faculty and One Williams School Faculty annually for two-year terms and one Law Faculty for a two-year term:
Adedayo (Dayo) Abah - 2017-2019
Kevin Beanland - 2017-2019
Afshad Irani (WS) - 2017-2019
Andrea Lepage - 2018-2020
Dan Mazilu - 2018-2020
Julie Youngman (WS) - 2018-2020
James Moliterno (LS) - 2018-2020

Two students nominated by the Student EC (preferably one junior and one senior), appointed by the President:
Katlin Cooper '21U - 2018-2019
Layne Smith '20U - 2018-2019

The Faculty Executive Committee has also created a standing subcommittee to consider physical education petitions. The members of the committee are:
Neil Cunningham, Director of Physical Education, chair (ex officio)
Dana Freeman - 2018-2020, Member of the Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Faculty (appointed by FEC Chair)

Faculty Review Committee (FRC) 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 and alternates of the Advisory Committee and the Faculty Administrators Evaluation Committee are not eligible to serve concurrently on the FRC and for one year subsequent to the completion of their respective terms. Members and alternates shall serve staggered three-year terms with one-third of each to be elected each year. Each spring after new members have been elected, the FRC shall meet to elect its chair. Term of membership on the committee is from June to May. The committee's internal procedures are available online.

Robert Humston, Chair

Elected members: 5 Undergraduate, 1 Law, for 3-year terms:
Sarah Horowitz - 2016-2019
Robert Humston - 2016-2019
Helen I'Anson - 2017-2020
Samuel Calhoun (LS) - 2017-2020
Mohamed Kamara - 2018-2021
Matthew Tuchler - 2018-2021

Alternates: Three Undergraduate, Two Law
Lucas Morel - 2016-2019
Joshua Fairfield (LS) - 2016-2019
Afshad Irani - 2017-2020
Sarah Haan (LS) - 2017-2020 (replacing Margaret Howard - 2015-2017)
to be elected - (LS) - 2018-2021

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (chair), the Dean of Student Life, the School of Law's primary student-affairs administrator, six members elected by and from the University Faculty (undergraduate and law) from among those not already on the University Board of Appeals and including at least one from the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation and one elected by and from the Law Faculty. Student members are the President of the Student Body, the Chair of the Student Judicial Council (SJC), the Head Resident Assistant, the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the second-year representative to SBA, an elected representative of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Advisory Board, the President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the President of the Panhellenic Council (PC), and an at-large student representative. SAC is responsible for reviewing issues affecting student life, for recommending to the University Faculty changes in University policy on non-curricular student 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, HSMB, and the resident advisers in university housing.

Each year, the then-current members of SAC shall elect, by majority vote, a student to fill the student representative at-large position on SAC. The student selected for this position should represent perspectives and/or constituencies otherwise underrepresented on SAC. The nominations process for the student representative at-large position will be coordinated by the Office of Student Affairs in consultation with SAC.

The three areas of primary responsibility for SAC are:

·         serving as a University forum for the discussion, debate and dissemination of issues and information affecting student life;

·         recommending changes in University policy on non-curricular student issues directly to the University Faculty; and

·         overseeing student judicial procedures.

 

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 assumes jurisdiction over all student affairs not covered by other committees. It is also an advisory board to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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.

Sidney Evans, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Trenya Mason, Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs

Six Elected Faculty Members, three-year terms - Four University Faculty; One Law Faculty; One Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Faculty:
Adedayo Abah - 2016-2019
Elizabeth Teaff - 2016-2019
Haley Sigler - Jan.-Jun. 2019 (replacing Florentien Verhage - 2017-2020)
Jill Fraley (LS) - 2018-2020 (replacing Caroline Osborne - 2017-2020)
Brooke O'Brien (PE) - 2018-2021
Julia Youngman - 2018-2021

Nine Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held:
Andrew Agrippina '19, Student Judicial Council Chair
Quentin Becker '19L, Student Bar Association President
Landon Courville '19 (Head RA)/Thomas Agostini '19 (Head CA), Head Resident Adviser
Hannah Dewing '19, Panhellenic President
Sasha Edwards '20, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board representative
Eduardo Corona Gonzalez '19, Interfraternity Council President
Elizabeth Mugo '19, Student Executive Committee President
Stephen (Jared) Sammons '20L, Second-year Student Bar Association Representative
? to be named, At-Large Student representative

University Board of Appeals (UBA) is chaired by the Dean of Students and hears all appeals from the student conduct process filed by individuals, groups, or the University Official, with the exception of appeals from the Executive Committee of the Student Body. Two Undergraduate Faculty and two Law Faculty are elected for two-year terms, from among those not on the Student Affairs Committee, with initial faculty appointments staggered to assure that no more than one of each will rotate off in a particular year. Alternate members for University Board of Appeals shall be elected at the same time as members are elected. There shall be two alternates, decided as the first runners-up in the election of members, one from the undergraduate faculty and one from the law faculty. Alternates will serve in the event a board member needs to resign or recuse, or cannot participate in a hearing due to unforeseen circumstances. Six student representatives (one undergraduate junior, two undergraduate seniors, one second-year law, two third-year law) are appointed by the Executive Committee of the Student Body each year for a one-year term. The Student Affairs site for the board is at www.wlu.edu/student-life/policies-and-guidelines/student-conduct/university-board-of-appeals.

Sidney Evans, Chair

Ex Officio Member:
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Four Faculty representatives - Elected annually for two-year terms:
Mónica Botta - 2017-2019
Elizabeth Belmont (LS) - 2017-2019
Dan Johnson - 2018-2020
David Bruck (LS) - 2018-2020

Two Faculty alternates - Elected for two-year terms:
Christine Clancy - 2018-2020
Timothy MacDonnell (LS) - 2018-2020

Student representatives - Appointed annually for a one-year term:
Law 3rd-year representative: Lauren Bond '19L - 2018-2019
Law 3rd-year representative: Garner Stapp '19L - 2018-2019
Law 2nd-year representative: Whitney Lamberth '20L - 2018-2019
Undergraduate senior representative: Lorena Hernandez Barcena '19U - 2018-2019
Undergraduate senior representative: Caroline Nowlin '19U - 2018-2019
Undergraduate junior representative: James McAlevey '20U - 2018-2019




ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

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

Chemical Hygiene Committee reports to the Provost and is chaired by the Chemical Hygiene Officer. The charge to this committee is as follows:

 

·         Members will serve as liaisons to their respective departments on safety matters;

·         See that appropriate controls are available to protect laboratory workers;

·         Assist the Chemical Hygiene Officer, in his or her individual capacity, with annual safety audits of all laboratories and follow-up visits to laboratories not meeting initial compliance by attending such safety audits and/or providing other support to the Chemical Hygiene Officer as necessary;

·         Review and approve the purchase and/or use of select agents and toxins and Class II Biohazards upon request;

·         Elevate unresolved chemical hygiene and safety issues to the Dean of The College, with final review by the Provost;

·         Oversee and support all training required under the terms of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, including, but not limited to providing the Chemical Hygiene Officer with a list of all employees who work with hazardous materials and who are in need of training and determining the frequency of refresher training;

·         Assist the Chemical Hygiene Officer, in his or her individual capacity, in annually reviewing and updating the Chemical Hygiene Plan;

·         Review and approve all site-specific standard operating procedures upon request;

·         Review and approve all plans to renovate or construct buildings in which the use or storage of hazardous chemicals is contemplated; and

·         Review accident reports and other safety incidents or issues, make recommendations regarding any necessary changes in laboratory procedures, and periodically communicate with the Safety Committee with respect to identified safety issues on campus that relate to the use of hazardous chemicals in University laboratories.


Philip Trimmer, Chair

Ex officio members
Paul Burns, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Steve Desjardins, Department Head, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Emily Falls, Laboratory Technician, Geology
Ethan Kipnes, Director, Public Safety
Kathleen Olson-Janjic, Department Head, Art and Art History
David Sukow, Department Head, Physics and Engineering
Philip Trimmer, Chemical Hygiene Officer, Laboratory Technician, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fiona Watson, Neuroscience Head

Community Engagement and Service Learning Advisory Committee (CESL Advisory) advises the university on community-based learning, coordinates the university's multiple programs and organizations involved in community-based learning, and reports to the Provost on these issues. It is chaired by the Director of Community-Based Learning and includes the following members: the Associate Provost, the Director of the Shepherd Program in Poverty and Human Capability Studies and the Shepherd staff responsible for co-curricular service, community-based learning, community-based research, student service leadership and research, and service learning; a representative from the Office of Student Affairs; six faculty, including one representative each from the Teacher's Education Program, the ESOL group, and the law school; three students; and up to four community partners. Duties of the CESL Advisory Committee include:

 

·         discussion and coordination of community-based learning initiatives, projects, and programs

·         outreach, expansion, and education about community-based learning

·         data collection and reporting

·         development and grant-writing efforts, and

·         advocacy on behalf of community-based learning as an academic resource within the university community.


Tammi Hellwig, Chair

Ex Officio Members:

Marisa Charley, Assistant Director, Shepherd Program, and Director of the Bonner Scholars Program
Jennifer Davidson, Assistant Director, Shepherd Program
Alessandra Dickovick, Assistant Director of Community-Based Learning
Francile Elrod, Associate Director, Shepherd Program
Leah Green, Campus Kitchen Coordinator
Tammi Hellwig, Director of Community-Based Learning
Kimberly Hodge, Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education (representative from the Office of Student Affairs)
Emily Kohl, Coordinator of Community-Based Learning
Howard Pickett, Director, Shepherd Program
Paul Youngman, Associate Provost


Six Faculty Members, alternating three-year appointments:

David Baluarte (LS) - 2017-2020
Michael Hill - 2018-19 (replacing Katharine (Katie) Shester - 2017-2020)
Haley Sigler (Teacher Education) - 2017-2020
Rebecca Harris - 2018-2021
Seth Michelson (ESOL) - 2018-2021
Christopher Gavaler - 2018-2021

Three Students, alternating two-year appointments:
Laura Calhoun '20 - 2017-2019
Kathryn McEvoy '19 - 2017-2019
Jennifer (Jenny) Sobkowiak '21 - 2018-2020

Two-Four Community Partners, alternating two-year appointments:
Jennifer Handy - 2016-2019
BreAnne Rogers - 2017-2019
Leyna Hansley - 2018-2020

Digital Humanities Committee will support and assist in the development of scholarly and pedagogical digital humanities projects, promoting experimentation and collaboration, and publicizing results of faculty and student work. They will help oversee and administer funds from granting agencies for DH projects, and discuss and propose curricular initiatives, including collaboration with other institutions. The committee will prepare an annual report on DH initiatives and achievements for the Provost. The committee is comprised of six members of the teaching faculty (three-year terms with the possibility of renewal); two representatives from the University Library (four-year terms); two representatives from Information Technology Services (four-year terms); the director of the Global Discovery Laboratories; and two students.

Paul Youngman, Chair

Ex Officio Member:
Richard Kuettner, Director, Global Discovery Laboratories

Six members of the teaching Faculty, three-year terms:
Sarah Horowitz - 2016-2019
Toni Locy - 2016-2019
Sara Sprenkle - 2016-2020 (initial appointment)
Paul Youngman - 2016-2020 (initial appointment)
Caleb Dance - 2018-2021
Stephen McCormick - 2018-2021

Two representatives of the University Library, four-year terms:
Jeffrey Barry - 2016-2020
Mackenzie Brooks - 2016-2020

Two representatives of Information Technology Services, four-year terms:
Brandon Bucy - 2016-2020
Julie Knudson - 2016-2020

Two students, nominated by the EC and appointed by the provost:
Ryan Compoli '20U- 2018-2019
Aidan Valente '19U- 2018-2019

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

Elizabeth Oliver, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Marc Conner, Provost
Mary Main, Executive Director of Human Resources
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Treasurer

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:
Andrew Hess - 2016-2020
Robert Danforth (LS) - 2017-2021
Wayne Dymàček - 2017-2021
Elizabeth Oliver - 2018-2022
David Novack (retiree)- 2018-2022

Staff members - four-year term:
Rissie Murphy - 2016-2020
Timothy Slagle - 2016-2020
Kenneth (K.C.) Schaefer - 2017-2021

Glasgow Endowment Committee
is composed of five undergraduate faculty members from the humanities, appointed by the President, chiefly from the language arts departments, and the Associate Dean of The College, along with two student appointees. 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 Members:
Marc Conner, Provost
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Dean of The College

Five Appointed Faculty Members:
Jemma Levy - 2016-2021
Lesley Wheeler - 2016-2021
Timothy Gaylard - 2017-2022
Stephanie Sandberg - 2017-2022
Julie Kane - 2018-2023

Two Students:
Jennifer Bagger '19U - 2018-2019
Catherine (Cate) O'Kelley '22 - 2018-2019

Graduate Fellowships Committee is composed of ten undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and the Associate Dean of The College with faculty rank. It helps disseminate information on fellowship opportunities, recruits students, on an on-going basis, to apply for fellowships, assists with mock interviews for finalists, and selects nominees for Fulbright, Luce, and other scholarship programs.

Gwyn Campbell, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Gwyn Campbell, Associate Dean of The College

Ten Appointed Faculty Members - Four-year terms:
Richard Bidlack - 2016-2020
Elliott King - 2016-2020
Jeffrey Rahl - 2016-2020
Jonathan Eastwood - 2017-2021
Antoine Edwards - 2017-2021
Dan Mazilu - 2017-2021
Brian Alexander - 2018-2022
Mónica Botta - 2018-2022
Mackenzie Brooks - 2018-2022
Carl Kaiser - 2018-2022

Historic Preservation and Archaeological Conservation Advisory Board

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 it will work closely with the Architect and University Planner and the Vice President for Finance and Administration on these issues.

The board is comprised of up to ten appointed members with the Executive Director of University Facilities, the Director of Capital Projects, the University's architect, and the appropriate Associate Dean of The College serving as ex officio members. The ten members will include five 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.

Donald Gaylord, Chair

Ex Officio members:
Randolph Hare, Executive Director of University Facilities
Thomas Kalasky, Director of Capital Projects
Hugh Latimer, Architect and University Planner
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College

Six appointed members - two-year terms:
Donald Hasfurther (Historic Lexington Foundation) - 2015-2019
Donald Gaylord - 2017-2019
Harvey Markowitz - 2017-2019
Anna Brodsky - 2018-2020
Matthew Gildner - 2018-2020
Elizabeth Knapp - 2018-2020


Information Security Program Committee is charged with overseeing the security of the University's non-public information (including information that is designated as confidential and/or sensitive either by applicable law, by University policy, or by the Committee) through development and implementation of an overall Information Security Program ("Program"). This Program includes, but is not limited in scope to, the Financial Information Security Program previously adopted in response to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 2003 ("GLBA"). In accordance with the GLBA, the Program will be subject to periodic review and adjustment by the Committee to assure ongoing compliance with the GLBA and the Federal Trade Commission Safeguards Rule, and other existing and future laws and regulations, as well as to evaluate consistency with other University policies and practices.

The Committee reports to the Provost and includes an individual from each of the following offices and departments whose operations are likely to be most significantly affected by the Program: Business, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Law School Records, Law School Technology, Student Affairs, University Advancement, University Registrar, and VP for Finance and Treasurer. The Information Security Officer is also a member of the committee. The Provost may add representatives from other offices and departments as s/he deems appropriate.

The Provost designates the Information Security Program Coordinator, who serves as the chair of the Committee. The Office of General Counsel works closely with the Coordinator and the Committee and serves as a resource on all elements of the Information Security Program.

Scott Dittman, Information Security Program Coordinator and Chair

Kimberly Austin, Assistant Director of for Operations, Human Resources
Deborah Caylor, Associate Treasurer/University Controller
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Joshua Fairfield, Professor of Law
Carin (Cassie) Hunt, Director of Advancement Operations
Linda Johnson, Director of Law Records
James Kaster, Director of Financial Aid
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life

Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Treasurer
David Saacke, Chief Technology Officer
Dean Tallman, Information Security Officer and Enterprise Systems Administrator, Information Technology Services

Consulting from the General Counsel's Office:
Jennifer Kirkland, General Counsel
Jana Shearer, Associate General Counsel

Institute for Honor Advisory Board: The Class of 1960, with generous gifts to the university, established the Institute for Honor and endowed a Professorship in Ethics to be held by a distinguished university faculty member. The Institute for Honor Advisory Board has representation from alumni (including members of the Class of 1960 whenever possible), faculty, administrators and EC officers, past and present. The board helps the Provost and the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics gain campus, interdisciplinary, and external perspectives on the cogency and promise of projects under consideration and appropriate and needed assistance in completing the project(s) or event(s) proposed by the Professor and funded by the Institute for Honor Endowment. The Advisory Board provides perspectives and guidance with respect to projects that are related to the understanding and practice of honor as an indispensable element of society and the importance of ethics, honor, integrity, and applications of ethical reasoning in addressing contemporary issues.

The initial composition of the board is defined by the memorandum of understanding of May 2012 and by action of the Provost.

Marc Conner, Chair

Ex Officio members:
Samuel Calhoun, Class of 1960 Professor of Law
Marc Conner, Provost
Dennis Cross, Vice President for University Advancement
Robert Fure, Director of Special Programs

Members of the Class of 1960:
Richard Cohen '60
Richard White '60
Ray Wooldridge '60

Alumni representative with an interest in honor:
Bennett Ross '83

Faculty representatives appointed by the Provost:
Rebecca Harris, Professor of Politics
Pamela Luecke, Reynolds Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications

Current President of the Executive Committee of the Student Body:
Elizabeth Mugo '19 - 2018-2019

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is composed of seven members, including the following: four members of the University faculty; one non-faculty member of the University community; one veterinarian; and one person who is not affiliated with the University in any way other than as a member of the IACUC and is not a member of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the University.

Of these individuals, at least one must be a practicing scientist experienced in research involving animals and one must be a person whose primary concerns are in a nonscientific area (e.g., ethicist, lawyer, a member of the clergy).

All members of the IACUC are appointed by the President or his or her designee, as specified in writing.

The IACUC is charged to review, approve, revise, and monitor protocols for all research and instructional use of vertebrate animal species. These protocols must comply with relevant federal and state laws and regulations and should also reflect 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.

Robert Stewart, Chair

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 4-year term:
Florentien Verhage - 2015-2019
Paul Cabe - 2016-2020
Natalia Toporikova - 2017-2021
Robert Stewart - 2017-2022

One Non-Faculty Member of the University Community - 3-year term:
Beverly Bowring - 2017-2020

One Member from Community - 3-year term:
Fred Fevrier, M.D. - 2017-2020

One Veterinarian - 3-year term:
Philip Bailey, DVM - 2017-2020

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
on the Provost's website.

Bryan Price, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services
Bryan Price,
Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Director of Institutional Research

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year term
Lynn Chin - 2014-2019
Kyle Friend - 2015-2020
Alecia Swasy - 2018-2021 (replacing Claudette Artwick - 2016-2021)
Erin Taylor - 2018-2023

Non-faculty, non-alumna/alumnus community member:
Dr. Laura Lanier - 2018-2023

Student:
Deepthi Thumuluri '20U - 2018-2019

Intellectual Property Review Committee advises the Provost and various offices on issues related to intellectual property and serves as an oversight and education/resource committee to the university on intellectual-property issues. The committee reviews intellectual-property matters relative to W&L's intellectual-property policy and serves as a decision-making body in the case of any dispute relating to intellectual-property policy. The committee consists of seven members, including the General Counsel, the University Librarian, and representatives of the law school, the arts, and the sciences, for five-year terms.


John Tombarge, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Jennifer Kirkland, General Counsel
John Tombarge, University Librarian

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 5-year terms:
Simon Levy, Computer Science - 2015-2019
Caroline Osborne, Law - 2015-2019
Joel Kuehner, Physics and Engineering - 2015-2020
Andrea Lepage, Art and Art History - 2015-2020
Elizabeth Teaffe, University Library - Winter 2017-2020

International Education Committee reports to the Provost and comprises 15 individuals, with eight members appointed by the Provost and seven ex officio members. The Provost appoints six undergraduate faculty members (four from The College, including one from the departments teaching modern foreign languages, and two from the Williams School) and two undergraduate students recommended by the Student EC (including one international student recommended by SAIL). The ex officio members are: Associate Dean of The College with faculty rank, Associate Dean of the Williams School, University Registrar, and, from the Center for International Education, the Director, Associate Director, Study Abroad Adviser, and Program Coordinator.

The committee's responsibilities include:

 

·         providing a faculty voice and general oversight on matters pertaining to study abroad and other international education issues as brought up by the Director of International Education, the Deans, and the Provost;

·         monitoring and reviewing general policy issues including

·         curricular and extra-curricular issues intrinsic to international education

·         financial considerations,

·         safety and liability issues, credit transfer, etc.;

·         advising the Center for International Education (CIE), with regard to ensuring the academic quality and integrity of term, year, and Summer study abroad initiatives;

·         reviewing Spring Term Abroad course proposals and logistics; and

·         reviewing applications to study abroad at non-approved locations/institutions.


Mohamed Kamara, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Dean of The College
Latha Dawson, Program Coordinator, International Education
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Cynthia (Cindy) Irby, Study Abroad Adviser, as committee secretary
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Mark Rush, Director of International Education
Hunter Swanson, Associate Director of International Education

Six Appointed Faculty Members for staggered 4-year terms:
Niels-Hugo Blunch (WS) - 2015-2019
Megan Hess (WS) - 2015-2019
Seth Cantey - 2017-2020
Mohamed Kamara - 2016-2020
Yanhong Zhu - 2016-2020
Christa Bowden - 2018-2022

Two Students (one an international student recommended by SAIL) nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President:
EC Nominee: Kelsey Williams '19U - 2018-2019
SAIL Nominee: Anukriti Shrestha '19U - 2018-2019

Investment Committee is a subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee, with responsibility for reviewing and recommending employee options for individual investment of retirement fund contributions. The committee is chaired by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Its membership also includes the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Provost, the Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee, and the Associate Director for Human Resources Operations (all ex officio), as well as one appointed faculty member, agreed upon by the committee chair and the Provost, for a four-year term. The committee relies on an Investment Policy Statement to guide the selection, monitoring, and performance evaluation of investment options offered under the university retirement plans.

Steven McAllister, Chair

Marc Conner, Provost
George Kester, Mamie Fox Twyman Martel Professor of Business Administration - 2016-2020
Mary Main, Executive Director of Human Resources
Steven McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Elizabeth Oliver, Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee

Omicron Delta Kappa voting faculty. The voting faculty of the Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa represent all faculty
members of ODK during official functions of the circle. This role arises from the unique structure of ODK, which encourages interaction among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community. The president appoints five faculty members for staggered terms of three years each. The president designates one of the voting faculty to serve as faculty coordinator (formerly called faculty secretary) and one to serve as faculty advisor. Voting faculty help to select student members, alumni, faculty/staff, and community members. They attend and provide input to the monthly leadership events of the circle, Founders Day events, and Alumni Weekend events.

Elizabeth Knapp, Faculty Adviser (chair) (Linda Hooks continuing for Fall 2018)

Kevin Finch, Assistant Professor of Journalism - 2016-2019 - Faculty Coordinator
Elizabeth Knapp, Professor of Geology and Director of the Johnson Scholars Program - 2016-2019
Lucas Morel - 2018-2021
Mark Rush - 2018-2021
Julie Woodzicka - 2018-2021

Learning Spaces Advisory Committee advises the Provost on matters related to university learning spaces and their uses on campus. The Committee will meet monthly to confer and communicate about teaching and learning, and how their programmatic needs impact and are affected by space issues. The committee will

 

               develop strategies about space management;

               discuss periodic upgrades to spaces and the development of new spaces;

               consider the interactions of technology and pedagogy and their impact on space needs; and

               coordinate the principles and policies by which space is managed and the space needs generated by W&L's academic mission.


Marc Conner, Chair

Ex Officio members:
Johanna Bond, Associate Dean of the Law School
Marc Conner, Provost
Tom Kalasky, Director, Capital Projects
Julie Knudson, Director of Academic Technologies
Hugh Latimer, Architect and University Planner
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar
David Saacke, Chief Technology Officer
John Tombarge, University Librarian

Public Functions Committee is composed of the University Marshal, who chairs the committee, and thirteen university faculty members, appointed by the Provost for five-year terms. It supervises appearances of the Faculty and students at Fall Convocation, Founders' Day, Law Commencement, Undergraduate Baccalaureate and Commencement, and other official occasions such as presidential inaugurations.

Maryanne Simurda, Chair and University Marshal, 2009-2019

Ex Officio Members:
Randolph Hare, Director of Management and Operations, University Facilities

University Marshal and Eleven Appointed Faculty Members - At least two annually for a five-year term:
Haley Sigler - 2014-2019
Maryanne Simurda - 2014-2019
Sarah Blythe - 2015-2020
Michael Bush - 2015-2020
Steven Desjardins - 2015-2020
Kateri (Kami) Gardner - 2015-2020
Gregory Parker - 2015-2020
Nathan Shearer - 2015-2020
Gavin Fox - 2016-2021
Kary Smout - 2016-2021
Shikha Silwal - 2017-2022
Martin Davies - 2018-2023
Dan Mazilu - 2018-2023

Registration and Class Schedules Committee (RCSC) is chaired by the Associate University Registrar and consists of the University Registrar, the Associate Deans of The College and the Williams School, the Athletics Director 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:
Neil Cunningham, Director of Physical Education
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Janine Hathorn, Professor of Physical Education and Athletics Director
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year term:
Mónica Botta - 2014-2019
Stephan Fafatas - 2015-2020
Lisa Alty - 2018-2019 (replacing Shane Lynch - 2016-2021)
Jonathan Erickson - 2017-2022
Nathaniel Goldberg - 2018-2023

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President:
Iman Messado '19U - 2018-2019
Laney Smith '20U- 2018-2019

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Student Affairs staff, three 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 who participate in policy discussions only. The Committee considers applications and establishes policy for awarding financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need.

James Kaster, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Dean of The College
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Seniors
James Kaster, Director of Financial Aid
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Treasurer
Sally Richmond, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year term:
Kevin Beanland - 2014-2019
Lisa Alty - 2015-2020
Colin Reid - 2016-2021
Paul Gregory - 2017-2022
? - 2018-2023

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President, for policy discussions only:
George Barker '20 - 2018-2019
Catherine (Cate) O'Kelley '22- 2018-2019


Student Health Committee is chaired by the Director of Student Health and Counseling, and includes a representative of the Student Affairs staff, 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
Janis Kaufman, Director of Health Promotion
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life

Three Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for three-year term:
Christopher Handy - 2016-2019
Fiona Watson - 2017-2020
Dana Freeman - 2018-2021

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President:
Jake Gigliotti '20U - 2018-2019
Jackson Roberts '19U - 2018-2019
Deepthi Thumuluri '20U - 2018-2019

University Athletics Committee (UAC) is composed of six university faculty members appointed by the President, the VP for Student Affairs/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 Chair is named by the Provost, in consultation with the Athletics Director, for a five-year, renewable term. The Chair of the UAC will serve for one additional year beyond the end of her or his term as Chair as a regular faculty member of the committee. The Athletics Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Athletics Director, the administration, and the university faculty with regard to all aspects of the athletic program -- intercollegiate, intramural, curricular, and recreational.

Megan Fulcher, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Janine Hathorn, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation and Athletics Director
Brian Laubscher, Sports Information Director (non-voting)
Elizabeth LeRose, Associate Athletics Director
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
John Wolf, Board of Trustees Liaison

Six Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for Six-year term:
Ellen Mayock - 2013-2019
Martin Davies - 2015-2020
Logan LaBerge - 2015-2021
Mark Coddington - 2016-2022
Christopher Dobbins - 2017-2023
Andrew Hess - 2018-2024

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association - Three-Year terms:
James Zunka '04 - 2017-2020
Katharine Farrar '11 - 2018-2021

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President:
Rexx Hallyburton '20U - 2018-2019
Maxwell Hanamirian '19U - 2018-2019
Rebecca Wellford '19U - 2018-2019

University Collections of Art and History (UCAH) Advisory Committee is typically composed of the Director of UCAH, the Curators of Ceramics and UCAH, a faculty representative from the Department of Art and Art History, and other appropriate members designated by the Provost, which may include the Dean of The College (or designee), the Vice President for University Advancement (or designee), representatives from both Law and the Undergraduate Libraries, and other faculty representatives as required from relevant disciplines. Duties include:

 

·         Assist with oversight of the mission and scope of collections

·         Recommend policy and practice for collections development and collection management.

·         Review objects proposed for acquisition and make recommendations regarding acceptance and disposition.

·         Review all objects recommended for deaccession and formally recommend deaccessions to the Provost or President for final approval, as directed in the Collections Policy.

·         Review proposed incoming and outgoing loans

·         Advise on educational programming

·         Advocate on behalf of UCAH as an academic resource within the university community.


Erich Uffelman, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Thomas Camden, Head of Special Collections, University Library
Ronald Fuchs, Curator, Reeves Collection
Patricia Hobbs, Associate Director, University Collections of Art and History
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Dean of The College
Nancy McIntyre, Senior Director of Development (for The College)
vacant, Director of the Law Library
Lucy Wilkins, Director, University Collections and Lee Chapel and Museum

Members, alternating three-year appointments:
Rebecca Benefiel - 2017-2020
Christa Bowden - 2017-2020
Michael Laughy - 2017-2020
Kameliya Atanasova - 2018-2021
Kevin Finch - 2018-2021
Elliott King - 2018-2022

University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC) reports to the President and is charged to provide guidance to the President and other members of the university as we build a supportive, inclusive and diverse community and create a climate open and welcoming to persons from diverse backgrounds. The committee represents the views of students, staff, administration, and faculty. It will help the University fulfill its institutional values that stress the importance of the individual and respect for others.

Reporting directly to the President, the committee's specific charge is to:

 

·         Produce an annual report on our campus climate, especially with respect to inclusiveness and diversity, which charts the University's progress on key longitudinal measures.

·         Advise the president on matters related to inclusiveness and campus climate.

·         Address from time to time particular issues of concern, such as gender or racial relations across campus, through focused study and analysis, and make recommendations to the President for further action by appropriate University officials, committees or administrative bodies.

·         Provide an institutional platform to address issues of inclusiveness and diversity, in response to concerns within the campus community.


The committee membership consists of the following: Executive Director of Human Resources; Associate Provost; four faculty members, appointed by the Provost and to include representation from each of the three academic units; a representative of the Center for International Education or a representative from the Committee on International Education; Head of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation; Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs in the School of Law; an Associate Dean of Student Affairs; head of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program or a representative from that program's core faculty selected by the Provost; three non-exempt staff members, appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of Human Resources, chosen from the operations and support staff to attain broad representation; one supervisor / administrator, appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of Human Resources; and four students, to include at least one law student, nominated by the Student Body Executive Committee and appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Student appointments will take place in the spring term preceding the academic year in which appointed students begin service.

Members serve three-year terms, with the exception of the students who will serve one-year terms but also be eligible for additional terms through re-nomination by the Executive Committee and subsequent re-appointment by the VPSA/Dean of Students. The terms of the initial members of the committee will be staggered to ensure continuity of membership in the committee's formative years.

The committee is co-chaired by the Associate Provost and the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Paul Youngman and Mary Main, Co-Chairs

Ex officio members:
Melina Bell, Core Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2018-2021
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Seniors
Janine Hathorn, Head of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation
Mary Main, Executive Director, Human Resources
Trenya Mason, Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs
Leonard Satterwhite, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
Hunter Swanson, Associate Director, International Education
Paul Youngman
, Associate Provost

Four faculty members, appointed by the Provost (three-year terms):
Elicia Cowins - 2017-2020
Helen I'Anson - 2017-2020
Lynn Chin - 2018-2021
Elizabeth Denne - 2018-2021

Three non-exempt staff members and one supervisor/administrator, recommended by the Executive Director of Human Resources and appointed by the VP for Finance and Administration (three-year terms):
Katherine Brinkley (non-exempt) - July 2016-June 2019
Ethan Kipnes (supervisor/administrator) - July 2016-June 2019
? (non-exempt) - July 2018-June 2021
Jessica Wager (non-exempt) - July 2018-June 2021

Four students, nominated by the EC and appointed by the VPSA/Dean of Students (one-year terms):
Roy Abernathy '20L - 2018-2019
Matthew Dodson '20U- 2018-2019
Andrea Levan '22 - 2018-2019
Joelle Simeu '20U- 2018-2019

University Library Committee consists of nine university faculty members (appointed by the Provost), the University Librarian, and three student representatives (one each from sophomore, junior, and senior classes with multi-year appointments encouraged), appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts as an advisory board to the librarians and the Provost 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.

Françoise Frégnac-Clave, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
John Tombarge, University Librarian

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - Three annually for 3-year terms:
Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2016-2019
Carl Kaiser - 2016-2019
Alecia Swasy - 2017-2019
Stuart Gray - 2017-2020
Sara Sprenkle - 2017-2020
Taylor Walle - 2017-2020
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2018-2021
Antonio Reyes - 2018-2021
Ricardo Wilson - 2018-2021

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President:
Reid Gaede '19U - 2018-2019
Mary North Jones '21 - 2018-2019
William Schirmer '20 - 2018-2019

University Safety Committee
is charged with providing 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. It is responsible to review, analyze, and plan for the implementation of safety and health 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. 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 recommendations 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.


The committee shall meet quarterly.

Paul Burns, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Paul Burns, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Randolph Hare, Executive Director of Facilities Management
Ethan Kipnes, Director
of Public Safety
John Lindberg, Assistant Director for Production, Lenfest Center for the Arts
Mary Main, Executive Director of Human Resources
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College
Amy Perkins, Associate Dean for Residential Life and Conduct
Daniel Roland, Director of Facilities in Athletics
Paul Rollins,
Associate Dean for Law Administration and Student Affairs
Jana Shearer, Associate General Counsel

Appointed Members (Two-year terms):
Brendan O'Brien - 2017-2019
David Harbor - 2017-2020

Student representative:
Julia Rosenstein '22 - 2018-2020

University Sustainability Committee will advise the president on matters related to sustainability efforts of Washington and Lee. The committee will report to the President of the University and will periodically report to the President's Council. The committee may establish task forces or subcommittees on specific topics or issues to report directly to the committee. Financial support for programs developed by the committee or for the committee's operations will be determined on an annual basis and within the University's regular budgeting process. Specifically, the committee will:

 

·         create a strategic plan that will guide the University in achieving the goals of the Talloires Declaration and President's Climate Commitment;

·         annually, identify and recommend to the President key programs and priorities for the year including a budget request to support committee programming;

·         in conjunction with the Environmental Management Coordinator, assure the submission of necessary reports to the governing bodies of these initiatives;

·         serve as a clearing house for campus sustainability efforts through the provision of support for curricular and co-curricular efforts, including prioritizing needs and funding for programs that support the goals of the strategic plan

·         ensure that campus sustainability efforts are appropriately publicized;

·         coordinate campus efforts with the efforts of municipal organizations and the surrounding community; and

·         provide the President with an annual report that outlines the work of the committee and progress toward meeting the goals of the Talloires Declaration and President's Climate Commitment.


Elizabeth Knapp, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Timothy Diette, Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Analysis
Randolph Hare, Executive Director of Facilities and Capital Planning
Kimberly Hodge, Director of Sustainability Initiatives & Education
Elizabeth Knapp,
Director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College
Nicole Poulin, Campus Garden Manager
Jane Stewart, Energy Specialist
Morris Trimmer, Energy Specialist

Three-year faculty appointments:
Irina Mazilu - 2017-2020
Jeffrey Rahl - 2017-2020
Jill Fraley (LS) - 2017-2020
Mary Abdoney - 2018-2021
Andrew Hess - 2018-2021
Robert Humston - 2018-2021

Three-year staff appointments:
Jennifer Hickey - 2018-2021
Anne Remington - 2016-2019

Student members nominated by the EC and approved by the president:
Kaitlyn Fitzsimmons '20U - 2018-2019
Thomas Kellogg '20U- 2018-2019
Ariyel Yavalar '19U- 2018-2019



ACADEMIC MAJOR / PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Africana Studies Program Advisory Committee

Mohamed Kamara, Chair

Faculty:
Marc Conner, English
Theodore DeLaney, history
Mohamed Kamara, Romance languages
Lucas Morel, politics
David Novack, sociology and anthropology

Student:
? - 2018-2019

East Asian Studies Program Advisory Committee

Michael Smitka, Chair

David Bello, history
Hongchu Fu, East Asian languages and literatures
Janet Ikeda, East Asian languages and literatures
Timothy Lubin, religion
Michael Smitka, economics
Yanhong Zhu, East Asian languages and literatures

Environmental Studies Advisory Committee

James Kahn, Chair

James Casey, economics
Gregory Cooper, philosophy
Mark Drumbl, law
William Hamilton, biology
James Kahn, environmental studies
Elizabeth Knapp, geology
James Warren, English

Film and Visual Culture Advisory Committee

Stephanie Sandberg, Chair

Edward Adams
Howard N. (Hank) Dobin
John A. Lambeth
Andrea Lepage
Stephanie Lynn Sandberg

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee selects the Fishback Visiting Writer. The Fishback Program for Visiting Writers was begun in 1996 thanks to a generous gift from Sara and William H. Fishback Jr. '56 in memory of Margaret Haggin Haupt Fishback and William Hunter Fishback. The program brings an outstanding writer to the Washington and Lee campus annually. In selecting the visiting writer, the committee's first consideration is to men and women who have written with distinction about public affairs, nature and the environment, history and the theatre -- all special interests of the Fishbacks, who believe deeply in W&L's liberal arts mission. The Fishback Visiting Writer meets with students in the classroom and delivers a public lecture to the Washington and Lee, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington and Rockbridge County communities. The Fishback Fund is administered by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. The committee, of up to seven members and chaired by a faculty member in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, is appointed by the head of the Department. At least two members should be from departments in The College outside of Journalism and Mass Communications. Each member's term will be for three years and may be renewed once.

Global Learning Advisory Committee reports to the Provost and is chaired by the Director of the Center for International Education. Nine faculty (6 from The College, 2 from the Williams School, 1 from the Law School) are recommended by the Deans and appointed by the Provost. The chair of the International Education Committee and the Study Abroad Adviser are ex officio, non-voting members.

The committee will:

 

·         serve as a faculty advisory board to the Director of the Center for International Education (CIE);

·         assist with the oversight of CIE programming under the auspices of grants and endowment. This includes, but is not limited to reviewing student applications for CIE funding, coordinating and developing colloquium themes, drafting and revising guidelines for the use of funds;

·         assist with study abroad program reviews and site visits;

·         review assessment essays from students returning from abroad; and

·         make recommendations for new programming and assist with the search and application for funding.


Mark Rush, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Cynthia (Cindy) Irby, Study Abroad Adviser
Mohamed Kamara, Chair, In
ternational Education Committee
Mark Rush, Director, Center for International Education

Nine Appointed Faculty Members for 4-year terms (6 College, 2 Williams School, 1 Law):
Natalia Toporikova - 2015-2019
Yanhong Zhu - 2015-2019
Shikha Silwal (WS)- 2015-2019
Jonathan Eastwood - 2016-2020
? (WS) - 2018-2019 (replacing Peter Grajzl (WS) - 2016-2020)
Mark Drumbl (LS) - 2016-2020
Kacie D'Alessandro - 2016-2021
Julie Kane - 2016-2021
Michael Singleton - 2016-2021

Health Professions Advisory Committee

Lisa Alty, Chair

Lisa Alty, chemistry and biochemistry
Paul Cabe, biology
?, chemistry and biochemistry
Helen I'Anson, biology
Erich Uffelman, chemistry and biochemistry

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program Advisory Committee

Jeffrey Barnett, Chair

Jeffrey Barnett, Romance languages
Mónica Botta, Romance languages
Tyler Dickovick, politics
John Eastwood, sociology and anthropology
Andrea Lepage, art
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages
? - 2018-2022
? - 2018-2022

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

Holly Pickett, Chair


Alexandra Brown, religion
Holly Pickett, English
Debra Prager, German
Domnica Radulescu, Romance languages
Stephen McCormick, Romance languages - 2016-2020
? - 2017-2021
? - 2018-2022
? - 2018-2022

Mudd Center for Ethics Advisory Board

Brian Murchison, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics
Howard Pickett, Director, Shepherd Program
Brian Murchison, Director, Mudd Center for Ethics

Appointed Members:
? - 2016-2019
? - 2016-2019
? - 2018-2021
? - 2016-2021

Neuroscience Advisory Committee

Fiona Watson, Chair

Lisa Alty, chemistry and biochemistry
Helen I'Anson, biology
Tyler Lorig, psychology
Fiona Watson, biology
Wythe Whiting, psychology

Russian Area Studies Advisory Committee

Anna Brodsky, Chair

? - 2016-2020
? - 2017-2021
? - 2018-2022

Shenandoah Advisers Board

?, Editor


Alexandra Brown, religion
Frederic Kirgis (law, emeritus)
Heather Ross Miller (English, emeritus)
James Warren, English
Lesley Wheeler, English
Thomas Ziegler (theater, emeritus)

Shepherd Program Faculty-Student Advisory Committee

Howard Pickett, Chair

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - some permanent appointments, some for three-year terms
Core Faculty
Tyler Dickovick, politics
? - (replacing Timothy Diette, economics)
Jonathan Eastwood, sociology and anthropology
Arthur Goldsmith, economics
John (J.D.) King, law
Deborah Miranda, English
Karla Murdock, psychology
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy, law

Students
Emma Derr '20U- 2018-2019
Dannick Kenon 19U - 2018-2019
Briyana (Bri) Mondesir '22 - 2018-2019
James Ricks '21
- 2018-2019
Foifon Teawdatwan '19U- 2018-2019


Staff
Jennifer Davidson,
Assistant Director, Shepherd Program
Francile Elrod, Associate Director
, Shepherd Program
Marisa Frey, Coordinator Student Service Leadership and Research
Wendy Lovell, Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning and Communications

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.

Haley Sigler, Chair

Ex Officio Members
Meredith McCoy, Associate Dean of The College
Richard Kuettner, Director, Global Discovery Laboratories
Haley Sigler, Director, Teacher Education

Four Appointed Faculty Members -- three year terms
? - 2017-2020
? - 2017-2020
? - 2018-2021
? - 2018-2021

One representative of a primary/secondary school system
? - 2018-2021

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Advisory Committee


Sarah Horowitz, Chair


Faculty:
Melina Bell, philosophy - 2014-2019
Sarah Blythe, biology - 2014-2019
Sascha Goluboff, sociology and anthropology - 2014-2019
Sarah Horowitz, history - 2014-2019
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages - 2014-2019
Florentien Verhage, philosophy - 2014-2019
Julie Woodzicka - 2018-2020 (replacing T.J. Tallie, history - 2015-2020)
Domnica Radulescu, Romance languages - 2017-2022
Taylor Walle, English - 2017-2022
Mohamed Kamara, Romance languages - 2018-2023
Robin Le Blanc, politics - 2018-2023
Katharine (Katie) Shester, economics - 2018-2023

Student
Marie Baldwin '19U- 2018-2019

Writing Program Advisory Committee (WPAC) consists of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the coordinator of the writing center, an English Department representative, and the Associate Dean of The College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics with faculty rank. 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.

Florinda Ruiz, Chair and Director of the Writing Program

Ex Officio Voting Members
Fred LaRiviere, Associate Dean of The College
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Florinda Ruiz, Director of the Writing Program
Kary Smout, Writing Center Coordinator
Wan-Chuan Kao, English Department Representative, 2018-2021

Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3 years
Aly Colón - 2016-2019
? - 2016-2019
Jemma Levy - 2018-2020
Antonio Reyes - 2018-2020
Michael Anderson - 2018-21
David Bello - 2018-2021

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Center for Academic Research and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE) Task Force (ad hoc, 2018-2019).
With the approval in the new Strategic Plan of the concept of CARPE, this group will:

·   discuss this concept;

·   research various similar projects at other institutions;

·   examine best practices in this field;

·   study how this concept would best enhance teaching and learning at W&L; and

·   produce a plan for designing and implementing the CARPE concept at W&L.

 

Marc Conner and Sidney Evans, Co-Chairs

David Baluarte, Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Rebecca Benefiel, Professor of Classics

Marc Conner, Provost

Sidney Evans, VPSA and Dean of Students
Lena Hill, Dean of The College
Kimberly Hodge,
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Julie Knudson, Director of Academic Technologies
Lauren Kozak,
Title IX Coordinator and Director of Disability Resources
Stephen Lind,
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Jeff Rahl,
Professor of Geology
Jason Rodocker,
Associate Dean of Students and Dean for First-Year Experience
Florinda Ruiz,
Visiting Associate Professor of Writing
Haley Sigler, Associate Professor and
Director of Teacher Education
John Tombarge, University Librarian

General Education Review Committee (2018-2019)
will develop a process for reviewing W&L's current General Education (FDR) curriculum. The committee will pursue such questions as the following:

·         What are the goals and aspirations of a general education curriculum at W&L?

·         How does our current FDR curriculum function in achieving those goals and aspirations?

·         How does our FDR curriculum compare to the general education programs at other national liberal arts colleges?

·         What models for general education exist and how appealing might they be for the W&L experience?

·         What possibilities does our academic structure provide for a general education model?

·         What other strategic priorities—e.g., interdisciplinarity, diversity and inclusion, experiential learning—should inform a W&L general education program?


The committee will spend the 2018-19 academic year meeting and pursuing these and other related questions through
focus groups, open forums, surveys, speakers, and other outreach and idea gathering meetings. They will draft recommendations and receive feedback and input, generating discussion, debate, and suggestions, and will meet monthly with the Provost who will provide a consultative and support role.

In the spring of 2019, this committee will present to the faculty their recommendations on any subsequent steps regarding our curriculum and how the faculty might proceed. Their charge will not be to propose a new general education curriculum; rather, by year's end they will deliver to the faculty a series of recommendations on how we might proceed with any possible revisions. This will include the process by which such revisions might be proposed, studied, discussed, and evaluated; how such a process will best proceed; who will lead the actions of such a process; how the process can ensure maximum faculty participation and autonomy; and how any eventual revisions to the general education curriculum will be enacted. They will also recommend a general time-line for this work. In addition, the GERC will share with the faculty as a whole their recommendations for the sorts of revisions, if any, they think the faculty should consider.

All the work of this committee and subsequent general education committees will be wholly inclusive of and transparent to the full faculty; and that the approach to general education will be primarily guided by the desired outcomes in a manner that seeks to consider general education broadly, not from within narrow disciplines.

The committee will be comprise 12 faculty, chosen from among those not on leave during 2018-19. Six will be elected by the faculty who are nominated (self-nomination allowed), in an at-large election, with no categories or divisions, though no more than one member per department can be elected. Six will be appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee, which will consider the appropriate diversities of the committee (see below). One ex officio, non-voting member (Tim Diette as Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Analysis) will provide data and analysis support.

When filling out the committee, the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) will consider, in no particular order:

·         diversity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, rank

·         representation of College and Williams School (as a comparison, FEC's distribution is 4 College, 2 Williams, 1 Law; Advisory Committee has no academic divisions)

·         representation from other areas, e.g., minors and interdisciplinary programs

·         results from the at-large election

·         preferably, not more than one person per department


?,
Chair

Ex Officio Member

Timothy Diette, Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Analysis (non-voting, data and analysis support)

Twelve faculty members, six elected by the Undergraduate Faculty, six appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee
Aaron Abrams, Associate Professor of Math
Mark Coddington, Assistant Professor of Journalism
Owen Collins, Professor of Theater
Sarah Horowitz, Associate Professor of History
Dan Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychology
Mohamed Kamara, Associate Professor of Romance Languages
Joel Kuehner, Professor of Physics and Engineering
Andrea Lepage, Associate Professor of Art
Holly Pickett, Associate Professor of English
Haley Sigler, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Shikha Silwal, Assistant Professor of Economics
Lloyd Tanlu, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Legal Studies Interdisciplinary Program Task Force (ad hoc, 2018-2019),
consisting of faculty from the Law School, the Williams School, and the College, will

·         research and study legal-studies programs at other institutions;

·         examine how and why W&L might approach a legal-studies program and curriculum;

·         draft learning outcomes and a mission statement for such a program at W&L; and

·         draft a proposal or proposals for how W&L could create a unique and flourishing undergraduate legal-studies program.

 

Enhancing cooperation and common enterprise between our law school and our undergraduate units, and constructing a program that takes maximum advantage of our unique academic and intellectual structure will be priorities for this task force. A report and set of recommendations will be delivered to the provost by January 15, 2019.

Mark Drumbl, Chair

Melina Bell, Professor of Philosophy
Johanna Bond, Professor of Law
Mark Drumbl, Professor of Law
Rebecca Harris, Professor of Politics
Michael Hill, Professor of Africana Studies
Timothy Lubin, Professor of Religion
Joan (
Shaun) Shaughnessy, Professor of Law
Kishanthi Vinayagamoorthy (
Parella), Associate Professor of Law
Julie Youngman, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Science, Society, and the Arts Planning Committee (SSA) (ad hoc, 2018-2019)
plans the March 2019 SSA8 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.

Stephan Fafatas, Chair

Nadia Ayoub, biology
Elizabeth (Beth) Belmont, law
Brandon Bucy, ITS
Lynn Chin, sociology and anthropology
Caleb Dance, classics (Winter/Spring 2018 leave)
Elizabeth Denne, mathematics
Chris Dobbins, music
Stephan Fafatas, accounting (Winter 2018 leave)
Stuart Gray, politics (Winter 2018 leave)
Yoo-Jean Han '22
Elliot King, art and art history
Allen Litvak '21
Nick Mauer '20U- 2018-2019
Antonio Reyes, Romance languages
Alankrit Shatadal '21
Blake Shester, ITS
Alicia Shires, ITS
Davis Straske '19
Gabrielle (Gabi) Tremo, public affairs and communications

Search Committee: Director for Institutional History (ad hoc, 2018-2019)

Brant Hellwig, chair

 

George Bent

Brant Hellwig, Dean of the School of Law and Professor of Law
Lena Hill, Dean of The College and Professor of English

Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics

Barton Myers, Associate Professor of History

Sally Richmond, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

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