Standing, elected and ad-hoc committees

Standing Committees for 2020-2021

Committee on Academic Standards

The committee reviews student appeals of academic suspension. The committee also serves as the official college review body to hear student appeals on charges of academic dishonesty. The committee also serves as the official faculty body advisory to the Dean and to the faculty in matters related to student academic progress policies and regulations within the college.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Executive Assistant Dean Robert Steltman, 2002 Lincoln Hall, MC-446.

  • Robert Morrissey, History
  • Fiona Ngo, Asian American Studies & Gender and Women's Studies
  • Richard Tempest, Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Brian Quick, Communication
  • Florin Dolcos, Psychology
  • Thomas Kehl-Fie, Microbiology
  • Jessica Conroy, Geology
  • Zoi Raptii, Mathematics
  • Aaron Gephart, Undergraduate student
  • Marlene Santos, undergraduate student
  • Leah Becker, graduate student
  • Tina Huang, senior lecturer, Chemistry

Awards Committee

The committee reviews all nominations and selections for the LAS College Awards, which include: Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Instructional Staff, LAS Staff Awards, and LAS Academic Professional Awards.

The committee also reviews nominations for the following campus only awards: Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research, Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, Excellence in Online & Distance Teaching.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Amy Lawrence Elli, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448.

  • Claudia Brosseder, History
  • Janice Harrington, English
  • Randy Sadler, Linguistics
  • Xinhuan Dai, Political Science
  • Daniel Hyde, Psychology
  • Wendy Yang, Plant Biology
  • TBD electoral group VII
  • Vera Hur, Mathematics
  • Jingyi Yang, undergraduate student
  • Wallace Golding, graduate student
  • Jenny Cox, Associate Director for Administration, Chemistry
  • Karle Flanagan, Instructor, Statistics

Courses and Curricula Committee

The committee reviews all proposals for new or revised courses and curricula in the college.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Associate Dean Kelly Ritter or Amy Lawrence Elli, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448.

  • Angeliki Tzanetou, Classics
  • Ramon Soto-Crespo, English
  • Ryan Shosted, Linguistics
  • Ned O'Gorman, Communication
  • Mark Aber, Psychology
  • Ray Ming, Plant Biology
  • Zhuo Wang, Atmospheric Sciences
  • TBD, electoral group VIII, 1 year
  • Lydia Alvarez, undergraduate student
  • Julien Berthelon, graduate student
  • Melissa Michael, Associate Director for Undergraduate Instruction, Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Kelly Findley, Teaching Assistant Professor, Statistics

General Education Committee

The committee oversees the implementation of the college general education program, under the umbrella of campus-wide general education. The committee determines which courses are appropriate for general education in each of the respective distributional areas, periodically reviews approved courses and establishes guidelines regarding the interpretation and administration of general education policies.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Associate Dean Kelly Ritter or Amy Lawrence Elli, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448.

  • Ikuko Asaka, History
  • Dustin Tahmahkera, American Indian Studies
  • Emanuel Rota, French & Italian
  • Gisela Sin, Political Science
  • Dov Cohen, Psychology
  • Rachel Smith-Bolton, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Patricia Gregg, Geology
  • Partha Dey, Mathematics
  • Muskaan Sawhney, undergraduate student Spring 2021;  Neil Kelekar, undergraduate student Fall 2020
  • Alexa Flores, undergraduate student
  • Cory Pettihohn, teaching assistant professor, Geology
  • Tasha Robles, senior academic advisor, Spanish & Portuguese

Honors Council

The Honors Council oversees the LAS honors programs, policies, and practices.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Director Kate Krueger, 2002 Lincoln Hall, MC-446.

  • Shelly Weinberg, Philosophy
  • Toby Beauchamp, Gender & Women's Studies
  • Lilya Kaganovsky, Comparative & World Literature
  • Jane Desmond, Anthropology
  • Richard Akresh, Economics
  • Brenda Wilson, Microbiology
  • TBD electoral group VII
  • Tony Wong, Astronomy
  • Megi Mecolli, undergraduate student
  • Harpreet Auby, undergraduate student
  • Jeffrey Frame, Teaching Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Dawn McNulty, academic advisor, Sociology

Policy and Development Committee

The committee is charged with advising the dean and the faculty on current policy and long-range planning issues.  In AY 19-20 they will be reviewing college policies.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Associate Dean Kelly Ritter, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448.

  • Kirk Sanders, Philosophy
  • Jonathan Inda, Latina/Latino Studies
  • Melissa Bowles, Spanish & Portuguese
  • John Lammers, Communication
  • Aron Barbey, Psychology
  • Jie Chen, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Sara McLafferty, Geography & GIS
  • Pierre Albin, Mathematics
     

LAS Elected Committees

Voting for LAS Elected Committees6

Executive Committee 2020-2021

The committee assists and advises the dean in the conduct of college business and appointments of tenured faculty, and promotions of the faculty.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Rayme Ackerman, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448

  • Adrian Burgos, History
  • Jonathan Inda, Latina/Latino Studies
  • Robert Rushing, French & Italian
  • Samantha Frost, Political Science
  • Kara Federmeier, Psychology
  • Jie Chen, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Donald Wuebbles, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Jeff Douglas, Statistics

Faculty Appeals Committee 2019

The committee will consider appeals of personnel decisions, especially in the following areas: rollbacks, promotion and/or tenure, sabbatical leaves, leaves of absence without pay, and terminations.

Address all correspondence concerning this committee to Amy Elli, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448 or to any member listed below:

  • Eugene Avrutin, History
  • Gilberto Rosas, Anthropology and Latina/o Studies
  • Laurence Mall, French & Italian
  • Leanne Knobloch, Communication
  • Stefan Krasa, Economics
  • Supriya Prasanth, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Christina White, Chemistry
  • Jared Bronski, Mathematics

 

LAS Ad Hoc Committees

 

STAR (Strategic Advisory Review) Team 2019-2020

  • Antony Augoustakis, Classics
  • Carla Caceres, School of Integrative Biology
  • John Caughlin, Communication
  • Brenda Farnell, Anthropology
  • Martin Gruebele, Chemistry
  • Wendy Heller, Psychology
  • Soo Ah Kwon, Asian American Studies
  • Leslie Looney, Astronomy
  • Mariselle Melendez, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Dana Rabin, History
  • Robert Rauber, School of Earth, Society, and Environment
  • James Slauch, Microbiology
  • Jeremy Tyson, Mathematics