Operational Committees


CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Composition:

The curriculum committee shall consist of six faculty members, student advising officers, and representatives of the student body. The faculty members will represent expertise in curriculum matters at the undergraduate level, and for the concentrations within the graduate program. Members are appointed to serve renewable five-year terms.

Charge:

To review and recommend to the faculty all matters involving the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The Curriculum Committee is a standing committee in the program, consisting of faculty members, student representatives, and staff counselors. The committee functions to review and oversee curricular issues and to make recommendations to the faculty where faculty endorsement by vote is required prior to sending proposals to the Academic Senate Council on Educational Policy or Graduate Council. The committee also reviews requests for new courses or modifications in existing courses and course evaluations. The committee reviews substantial modifications to class sizes, course scheduling, learning objectives, emphasis areas, and guidelines for teaching assistants. The committee meets as frequently as the agenda warrants.

Current Membership:

Dr. David Timberlake (Chair), Dr. Scott Bartell, Dr. Miryha Runnerstrom, Dr. Ulrike Luderer, Dr. Suellen Hopfer, Dr. Yunxia Lu, Dr. Ted Gideonse and staff representatives, Stephanie Leonard, Malcolm Bourne, Cindy Wolff, Rebecca Nahay and Mark Cartnal will provide input as needed during discussion of changes to the catalogue description of the curricula. Members are appointed to serve renewable five-year terms.

    • David Timberlake
    • Scott Bartell
    • Miryha Gould Runnerstrom
    • Ulrike Luderer
    • Suellen Hopfer
    • Yunxia Lu
    • Ted Gideonse
    • Stephanie Leonard
    • Malcolm Bourne
    • Cindy Wolff
    • Rebecca Nahay
    • Mark Cartnal


COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

Composition:

This ad hoc committee’s responsibilities are on as needed basis, depending on faculty FTE allocation from the Office of the Provost, and retention issues that may arise during the course of the year. The committee shall consist of at least one tenured professor and one pre-tenure professor, and one member in the lecturer series. The committee also includes the administrative staff member responsible for academic personnel. Members are appointed on ad hoc basis.

Charge:

The committee serves to review and make recommendations to the faculty on affairs related to recruitment, retention, recognition and advancement for faculty in the professorial series and in the lecturer series. The composition of the committee may vary depending on the issues that are reviewed. The committee ensures that all faculty searches are conducted according to university policies; that deserving faculty are recognized for their research and service; and that concerns related to retention and advancement are addressed in a timely manner.

Current Membership:

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Bernard (Chair), Dr. Andrew Noymer, Dr. Scott Bartell, Dr. Zuzana Bic, Tim-Allen Bruckner, Veronica Vieira, and staff representative Delsa Langford.

    • Hans-Ulrich Bernard
    • Scott Bartell
    • Zuzana Bic
    • Tim-Allen Bruckner
    • Veronica Vieira
    • Delsa Langford


COMMITTEE ON STUDENT ADMISSIONS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND WELFARE

Composition:

The Student admissions, performance standards, and welfare committee shall consist of the faculty director of the undergraduate program, the graduate program, and of student experience in public health. The committee membership will also include staff members from the student advising office, and representatives of the student body. Members are appointed to serve renewable five-year terms.

Charge:

To review and recommend to the faculty all matters relating to the criteria for admission of graduate students, and freshman and transfer students into the public health majors. The committee also reviews and makes recommendations to the faculty on matters involving change of majors from other academic unit to public health. The committee reviews and makes recommendations on minimum standards for students to remain in good standing in the program, on probation, students on contracts, dismissals and student appeals. The committee also serves as the portal for requests and recommendations for improving student welfare and morale. The committee meets as frequently as the agenda warrants.

Sub-Committees:

1. Disqualification/Dismissal

Current Membership:

Dr. Lisa Ludwig (Chair), Dr. Zuzana Bic, and staff representatives Liza Krassner, Stephanie Leonard, Rebecca Nahay, and Cindy Wolff.

    • Lisa Grant Ludwig
    • Zuzana Bic
    • Liza Krassner
    • Stephanie Leonard
    • Rebecca Nahay
    • Cindy Wolff


COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH, FACILITIES AND LIBRARY RESOURCES

Composition:

The research, facilities and library resources committees shall consist of four faculty members, including at least one tenured member. Staff members of the committee shall include those responsible for academic affairs and facilities and academic personnel.

Charge:

To review and make recommendations to the faculty on resources, facilities for research, teaching, and libraries. These resources include laboratories, computing infrastructure, and budget issue

Current Membership:

Dr. Guiyun Yan (Chair), Dr. Tim-Allen Bruckner, Dr. Jun Wu, Dr. David Timberlake, and staff representatives Liza Krassner and Delsa Langford.

    • Guiyun Yan
    • Tim-Allen Bruckner
    • Jun Wu
    • David Timberlake
    • Liza Krassner
    • Delsa Langford

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