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CHASS Executive Committee


CHASS Executive Committee Compass

Charting the Course for the College

The CHASS Executive Committee helps guide the College in the development of curriculum and policy as well as the review and approval of new courses. The executive committee is also involed the selection of CHASS faculty award recipients. It is comprised of nine members of the CHASS Faculty, as well as the dean of the college and the associate dean of student academic affairs in ex officio positions.


Committee Membership

The Acting Chair of the Faculty is Katherine Sweeny, in the Department of History of Art. His term runs from 2015 through 2017. The committee consists of:

  • Three members from among the Departments of  Art History, English, History, Comparative Literature, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Gender & Sexuality Studies.
    • Erica Edwards (English) 2015-2017
    • Matthew King (Religious Studies) 2016-2018
    • Alessandro Fornazzari (Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages) 2015-2017
  • Three members from among the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
    • Victor Ortego-Marti (Economics) 2016-2018
  • One member from the Departments of Fine Arts [Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Media & Cultural Studies, and Theatre, Film & Digital Production]
    • Derek Burrill (Media & Cultural Studies) 2016-2018
  • Two members from degree-granting non- department programs: CHASS Interdisciplinary Programs, HASS, Law & Society, and Neuroscience.
    • Aleca Le Blanc (Latin-American Studies) 2015-2017
  • Dean of College (ex officio): Milagros Peña
  • Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs (ex officio): Sang-Hee Lee
  • Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities (ex officio): Peter Graham
  • Associate Dean of Social Sciences (ex officio): Shaun Bowler

Committee Bylaws

  • The chair of the faculty is elected for a two-year term and is not eligible to succeed self.
  • The Executive Committee consists of the chair of the faculty, ex officio; dean of the college ex officio; and nine members of the faculty. The term of office is two years, commencing July 1st following election at a regular election or immediately upon completion of the ballot count at a special election.
  • The chair of the faculty and four members are elected in the same year; the five other members are elected in alternate years. Members may not immediately succeed themselves.
  • Whenever the Executive Committee determines that a vacancy exists in its membership, the secretary-parliamentarian conducts an election in accordance with the prescribed procedure, provided the vacancy is expected to last more than six months. A vacancy shall be declared to exist and the member considered to have resigned if he/she anticipates an absence from the committee of more than six months. Vacancies of six months or less are filled temporarily by appointment by the chair of the faculty with the advice and consent of the executive committee.
  • The secretary-parliamentarian is chosen by the executive committee from among its membership. The term of office is one year.

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