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Faculty Members on Elected Committees

Academic Year 2014-2015

Faculty Executive Committee

The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) consists of 13 members, one representative from each of the nine departments and the chair of each of three subcommittees. The chairs of the Subcommittees are selected in the Fall. Representatives for the FEC and all FEC subcommittees are elected by the faculty for two-year terms. The FEC is broken down into 4 subcommittees, one of which, the Subcommittee on the Academic Program, is composed of the 9 department representatives to the FEC. An elected member of the FEC chairs the other subcommittees; subcommittee membership is supplemented by other faculty as interest, expertise, and willingness to serve permit. The FEC acts between meetings of the Faculty to exercise those powers delegated to the Faculty by the Statutes and other documents of the College. In addition to those written in the Statutes, the FEC makes recommendations with the Department Chairs to the Provost and Dean of the College for new faculty positions.

Members:
A&H Department Representative - Ernest Morrell (2013-2015)
BBS Department Representative - Erika Levy (2014-2016)
CCP Department Representative - Helena Verdeli (2013-2015)
C&T Department Representative - Jim Borland (2013-2015) - FEC Chair
EPSA Department Representative - Douglas Ready (2013-2015)
HBS Department Representative - Laudan Jahromi (2014-2016)
HUD Department Representative - Lawrence DeCarlo (2014-2016)
ITS Department Representative - Herve Varenne (2014-2016)
MST Department Representative - Chuck Kinzer (2013-2015)
ORL Department Representative - Elaine Rigolosi (2013-2015)
Subcommittee on Academic Personnel Elected Representative - TBA
Subcommittee on Finance, Facilities, and Support Services Elected Representative - TBA
Subcommittee on Race, Culture, and Diversity Elected Representative - TBA


Faculty Executive Committee - Subcommittee on the Academic Program

The Subcommittee on the Academic Program is composed of the 10 department representatives to the FEC.  The Chair of the FEC is elected from the nine department representatives to the FEC and thus serves on the Subcommittee on the Academic Program.  The focus of the Subcommittee on the Academic Program centers around policies and practices designed to develop the academic program of Teachers College, including attention both to the instructional program and to academic activities related to research, demonstration, and service.  The Subcommittee reviews and assesses the development and implementation of program priorities, and makes recommendations to the Faculty Executive Committee and to the Provost regarding program changes as they may be developed within the various units of the College.  The Subcommittee also evaluates and approves new course proposals in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost.

Members:
A&H Department Representative - Ernest Morrell (2013-2015)
BBS Department Representative - Erika Levy (2014-2016)
CCP Department Representative - Helena Verdeli (2013-2015)
C&T Department Representative - Jim Borland (2013-2015)
EPSA Department Representative - Douglas Ready (2013-2015)
HBS Department Representative - Laudan Jahromi (2014-2016)
HUD Department Representative - Lawrence DeCarlo (2014-2016)
ITS Department Representative - Herve Varenne (2014-2016) 
MST Department Representative - Chuck Kinzer (2013-2015) - Chair
ORL Department Representative - Elaine Rigolosi (2013-2015)

Faculty Executive Committee - Subcommittee on Academic Personnel

The Subcommittee on Academic Personnel represents the Faculty in matters pertaining to the formulation and implementation of personnel policies and practices.  Among its concerns are policies regarding the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and tenure of professional, adjunct, and instructional staff, as well as working conditions and support services.

Members:
Lori Custodero (2013-2015)
Janet Miller (2013-2015)
Felicia Mensah (2014-2016)


Faculty Executive Committee - Subcommittee on Finance, Facilities, and Support Services

The Subcommittee on Finance, Facilities, and Support Services functions in connection with the budget, library, computer center, and aspects of non-instructional staff.  The Subcommittee works with the Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration and prepares an annual report which, after Faculty approval, is forwarded to the Trustees with the proposed budget.

Members:
Carol Garber (2013-2015) - Chair
Lucy Calkins (2014-2016)
Carolyn Riehl (2014-2016)

Faculty Executive Committee - Subcommittee on Race, Culture, and Diversity

The Subcommittee on Race, Culture, and Diversity seeks to identify and implement mechanisms for furthering discussions and recommending policy related to race, culture, and diversity at Teachers College and in the broader society.

Members:
Jay Heubert (2013-2015)
Regina Cortina (2014-2016)
Luciana De Oliveira (2014-2016)

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) is structured to be representative of Faculty by rank and is composed of six Full Professors, three Associate Professors, and three Assistant Professors elected for terms of three years by colleagues of the same rank.  The FAC is charged with the responsibility of assisting the President and the Provost in locating, discussing, and adjusting problems of relationships of organizational functioning affecting academic appointees which, for any reason, cannot be satisfactorily disposed of within their regular administrative channels.  The Committee also provides a hearing on request of any member of the academic staff.  The Committee elects its own chairperson.

Members:
Full Professors: Six Representatives
Chuck Basch (2012-2015)
Gary Natriello (2013-2016)
Kathleen O'Connell (2013-2016)
Warner Burke (2014 - 2017)
Peter Coleman (2014 - 2017)
Elissa Perry (2014 -2017)

Associate Professors: Three Representatives
Lalitha Vasudevan (2012-2015)
Laura Azzarito (2012-2015)
Hansun Waring (2014-2017)

Assistant Professors: Three Representatives
Daniel Friedrich (2012-2015)
Michael Wilson (2012-2015)
Sandra Schmidt (2014-2017)

Faculty Salary Committee

The Faculty Salary Committee is structured to be representative of Faculty by rank and is composed of three Full Professors, two Associate Professors, and one Assistant Professor elected for terms of three years by colleagues of the same rank.  The Faculty Salary Committee is responsible for initiating meetings with the President, the Provost, and other officers of the College to represent the views of the Faculty and to express a direct Faculty voice with respect to salary policy and related matters, and to report the results of its work to the Faculty.  The Committee elects its own chairperson.

Members:
Full Professors: Three Representatives
Deanna Kuhn (2012-2015)
Andrew Gordon (2013-2016) - Chair
Steve Dubin (2013-2016)
 
Associate Professors: Two Representatives
Madhabi Chatterji (2012-2015)
Ryan Baker (2014-2017)

Assistant Professors: One Representative
Nick Wasserman (2014-2017)

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, Columbia University

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, Columbia University concerns itself with all matters of policy and procedures affecting the faculty, staff, and students of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, approving proposed changes in the requirements, regulations and procedures of the Graduate School; nominating membership to faculty and officers to committees; and the reviewing of school admission requirements, approving those students deemed eligible, and granting financial aid, teaching and research awards, and degrees as applicable.  Faculty members from Teachers College are elected for a two-year term.

Members:
Chuck Basch (2013-2015)

Standing Committee on Appointment to Tenure

The Standing Committee on Appointment to Tenure is composed of 6 tenured faculty members; 4 elected members serving three-year terms and 2 appointed members serving one-year terms.  In addition, there will be at least 1 tenured professor selected by the Provost to serve on an ad hoc basis from a list of four tenured professors in the College nominated by the candidate as persons who know the candidate's work and whom the candidate considers particularly competent to judge that work.  The committee works with the President, Provost, and Vice Provost in reviewing, discussing, and determining tenured appointments of eligible Faculty.

Members:
Cally Waite (2012-2015)
Michelle Knight (2013-2016)
Thomas Hatch (2014-2017)
Aaron Pallas (2014-2017)
TBD- Appointed
TBD - Appointed

Standing Committee on Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor

The Standing Committee on Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor is composed of 4 tenured, full faculty members; 3 elected members serving three-year terms and 1 appointed member serving a one-year term.  In addition, there will be at least 1 tenured, full professor selected by the Provost to serve on an ad hoc basis from a list of 4 tenured, full professors in the College nominated by the candidate as persons who know the candidate's work and whom the candidate considers particularly competent to judge that work.  The Committee works with the President, Provost, and Vice Provost in reviewing, discussing, and determining full appointments of eligible faculty.

Members:
Hal Abeles (2012-2015)
Victoria Marsick (2012-2015)
David Hansen (2013-2016)
TBD - Appointed

University Senate

The University Senate meets at Columbia University and is composed of members from all constituencies of the University, including 2 representatives from Teachers College elected to serve two-year terms.  The Senate considers matters that are of University-wide concern, affect more than one faculty member or school, or pertain to affiliation agreements with other institutions.  The duties of the Senate include but are not limited to, reviewing the educational policies, physical development, budget, and external relations of the University; as well as overseeing the academic freedom of the Faculty and the welfare of the students.  For more information on the composition and duties of the University Senate, please visit the website http://www.columbia.edu/cu/senate.

Members:
Aaron Pallas (2013-2015)
Chuck Basch (2014-2016)

Committee on Community & Diversity

The Committee for Community and Diversity (CCD) is a College-wide constituency work group including 1) four Faculty representatives elected from the Faculty Executive Committee, Departmental Chairs, untenured and at-large respectively; 2) three Professional Staff representatives from the Professional Staff Association, Management Network and at-large respectively; 3) three Union representatives; 4) five student representatives from the Student Senate; 5) three administration representatives including the President and the Provost; 6) one representative from the Office of Disabilities; and, 7) two at-large representatives appointed by the Chair of the Committee for Community and Diversity as deemed necessary with notice to the Committee.  All members have a one year term.  Each of the above constituents shall develop their own mechanism to select their members for appointment to the Committee for Community and Diversity.  Reappointment shall be determined by the constituent group.  The purpose of the Committee for Community and Diversity shall be generally to advise the President on and promote and engage all constituents in College-wide diversity, community-building and civility projects and concerns.  The Committee shall not act as ombudsperson for individual concerns.  The Committee shall consult widely, inviting and receiving comments and suggestions from all sectors of the College on diversity, community and civility concerns and initiatives.

Members:
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (2014-2015)
Erica Walker (2014-2015)