CHASS Executive Committee
Be a Leader — Join the CHASS Executive Committee
How to Join
Faculty must be elected. To be considered, you must receive at least five nominations from eligible senate members.
Who Can Join
The committee is made up of nine faculty members, two CHASS undergraduate students, two CHASS graduate students, the dean and the associate deans of CHASS.
- Drive the development of curriculum and policy
- Review and approve new courses
- Help select CHASS faculty award recipients
- Advise on UC, UCR, and CHASS initiatives and regulations
- Be an essential part of shared governance on campus
For faculty, the term of office is two years, commencing July 1 after a regular election or immediately upon the ballot count of a special election. For CHASS students, the term of office is one year.
Current CHASS Executive Committee Members
- Interim Dean of College (ex officio) Juliet McMullin
- Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs (ex officio) Alicia Arrizón
- Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities (ex officio) Kiril Tomoff
- Associate Dean of Social Sciences (ex officio) Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera
Three members from:
- Art History
- Comparative Literature
- Foreign Languages
- Religious Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
Three members from:
- Ethnic Studies
- Political Science
One member from:
- Creative Writing
- Media and Cultural Studies
- Theatre, Film, and Digital Production
Two members from:
- Interdisciplinary Programs
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Law and Society
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 September 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.