CHASS Executive Committee

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 of CHASS and the associate deans of Student Academic Affairs.

Benefits 
  • 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
Time Commitment

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. The committee meets about twice monthly.

Committee Bylaws

  • The chair of the faculty is elected for a two-year term. Chairs are not eligible to succeed themselves.
  • The committee consists of the chair of the faculty; nine members of the faculty; associate deans of the college, ex officio; and dean of the college, ex officio. The term of office is two years, commencing July 1 following election at a regular election or immediately upon completion of the ballot count at a special election.
  • CHASS students (two graduate and two undergraduate) are invited for a one-year term to join the committee as representatives, but they must be majoring in a department or program within the college.
  • 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 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 they anticipate 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 committee.
  • The vice chair and secretary-parliamentarian are chosen by the committee from among its membership. The term of office is one year.

Current CHASS Executive Committee Members

Deans

  • Dean of College (ex officioMilagros Peña
  • Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs (ex officioAlicia Arrizón
  • Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities (ex officioKiril Tomoff
  • Associate Dean of Social Sciences (ex officioSang-Hee Lee
Chair of the Faculty

Johannes Endres
Department of History of Art
Term: 2018-2019

Three members from:
  • Art History
  • English
  • History
  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

Member

Lucille Chia
Department of History 
Term: 2018-2020 

Member

Ana Bejzelj
Department of Religious Studies
Term: 2018-2020

Member

Mark Allen Minch
Department of English
Term: 2018-2020
Three members from:
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Member

Kelly Huffman-Neal
Psychology
Term: 2017-2019

Member

Joao Vargas 
Anthropology
Term: 2018-2020

Member

Bronwyn Leebaw 
Political Science
Term: 2018-2020
One member from:
  • Art 
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Theatre, Film, and Digital Production 

Member

Jodi Kim
Media and Cultural Studies
Term: 2018-2020
Two members from:
  • Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Society
  • Neuroscience 

Member

Paul Chang, Secretary-Parliamentarian
Asian Studies 
Term: 2018-2020

Member

Jody Benjamin
Global Studies 
Term: 2018-2020
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