Arts and Sciences Committees


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is an advisory body to the Dean.

  • Charge: The Executive Committee provides advice and counsel to the Dean on matters of strategic planning and governance. It reviews these bylaws during the spring term of each odd-numbered year and may propose changes which are then subject to approval by the full faculty of the College.
  • Membership and Meetings: An Associate Dean chairs the Executive Committee. Regular membership consists of two separate representatives from each division of the College. The Dean consults with the Department Heads in each division and then appoints committee members from that division. Members will serve for staggered 3-year terms and at least one academic year must elapse between terms of service.

(2 from each CAS division, staggered 3 year terms)

College of Arts and Sciences

John Tucker, Chair

 

Arts

 

Phillip Lewis (Art)

Niky Tejero (Performing Arts: Music)

18/19

18/19

Humanities

Abbie Ventura (English)

Dennis Plaisted (Philosophy and Religion)

18/19

18/19

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Amy Brock-Hon (Biology, Geology, Environmental Science)

Josh Hamblen (Physics)

19/20

18/19

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Michelle Evans (Political Science & Public Service)

Brian O’Leary (Psychology)

18/19

18/19


Tenure and Promotion (T&P) Committee

The College Tenure and Promotion (T&P) Committee is advisory to the Dean.

  • Charge: The College T&P Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Dean regarding candidates for tenure and promotion within the College. The College T&P Committee uses the UTC Faculty Handbook, these College bylaws, and bylaws from the relevant Department to review recommendations for faculty tenure and promotion forwarded by departmental RTP committees within the College and thereby recommended to the Dean by the relevant Department Head. The College T&P Committee’s purview extends to the areas of fairness and high standards.
  • Membership and Meetings: An Associate Dean chairs the College T&P Committee and serves as a non-voting member of this group. Regular membership consists of two representatives from each division of the College. The Dean consults with the Department Heads in a division and then appoints the committee members from that division. Excepting the chair, who may serve as often as appointed by the Dean, a term of an appointment to the College T&P Committee is two academic years.

(2 from each CAS division, 2 year terms)

College of Arts and Sciences

John Tucker, Chair (non-voting)

 

Arts

 

Kevin Ford (Performing Arts: Music)

Matt Greenwell (Art)

18/19

18/19

Humanities

Chris Stuart (English)

_________________________

18/19

18/19

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jisook Kim (Chemistry and Physics)

Jon Mies (Biology, Geology, Environmental Science)

18/19

19/20

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Jessica Auchter (Political Science & Public Service)

Jill Shelton (Psychology)

18/19

18/19


Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee reviews curriculum proposals originating from departments within the College.

  • Charge: The Curriculum Committee reviews all curriculum proposals from departments within the College, upholds high academic standards, and ensures coherence amongst disciplines.
  • Membership and Meetings: An Assistant Dean chairs the Curriculum Committee, and the regular membership consists of two representatives from each division of the College. Excepting the chair, who may serve as often as appointed by the Dean, a term of an appointment to the Curriculum Committee is two academic years.

(2 from each CAS division, 2 year terms)

College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Dean (TBD), Chair

 

Arts

 

Stephen Mandravelis (Art)

Lee Harris (Music)

19/20

19/20

Humanities

Josh Davies (MCLL & Philosophy and Religion)

_______________________

19/20

19/20

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jose Barbosa (Biology, Geology, Environmental Science)

Francesco Barioli (Mathematics)

19/20

19/20

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Kody Cooper (Political Science Public Service)

Kristen Black (Psychology)

19/20

19/20


Diversity Committee

The Curriculum Committee reviews curriculum proposals originating from departments within the College.

  • Charge: The CAS Diversity Committee assists the Dean and departments with the development and review of the diversity goals and strategies of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Membership and Meetings: The chair of the College Diversity Committee is elected from among the committee’s membership. The committee consists of eight members, with representatives from each division of the College. Members may be nominated by their Department Head and shall be selected by the Dean (or her or his designee). Both faculty and staff are eligible for membership. Members shall serve terms of two years and membership shall be staggered to ensure rotation amongst the membership. No member of the Committee may serve more than four consecutive years. An Associate or Assistant Dean designated by the Dean may serve as an ex officio member of the Committee. The CAS Diversity Committee will meet at least once each semester.

Diversity (2 from each CAS division, staggered 2 year terms, chair to be elected from committee’s membership)

Arts

Olivia (Caroline) Wolf (Art)

Anne Swedberg (Theatre)

19/20

19/20

Humanities

Jaclyn Michael (Philosophy & Religion)

Carmen Jiménez (Modern and Classical Languages)

19/20

19/20

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jennifer Boyd (Biology, Geology, Environmental Science)

Aniekan Ebiefung (Mathematics)

19/20

19/20

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Jeremy Strickler (Political Science Public Service)

Will Kuby (History)

19/20

19/20

College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean may designate an associate or assistant dean as an ex officio member

 


Post-Tenure Review Subcommittees

The Post-Tenure Review (PTR) Subcommittees conduct post-tenure review of tenured faculty in the College.

  • Charge: The PTR Subcommittees are charged to review the faculty member's performance during the review period and to conclude whether the faculty member's performance satisfies the expectations for the faculty member's discipline and academic rank. The subcommittees must report their conclusions and recommendations in writing using a standard form to the faculty member, department head, dean, and Provost. Additional details are contained in section 3.4.8 of the UTC Faculty Handbook.
  • Membership and Meetings: The dean appoints four PTR Subcommittees, representing the four divisions of the College, no later than May 1 of the preceding academic year. Each PTR Subcommittee shall include a minimum of three (3) members, provided the number is odd. Committee members may not have any conflict of interest with any faculty member undergoing review. One, and only one, PTR Committee member must hold an appointment in the same department as the faculty member being reviewed, unless there is no such faculty member eligible to serve. Each PTR Subcommittee member must be a tenured full-time faculty member who is at the same or higher academic rank. The chair of each Subcommittee is elected from among the committee’s membership. Additional details are contained in section 3.4.8.3 of the UTC Faculty Handbook.

Post-Tenure Review (4 subcommittees based on the four divisions in CAS, chairs to be elected from committee’s membership)

Fine and Performing Arts

Art

Ron Buffington

Performing Arts - Theater

Gaye Jeffers

Performing Arts - Music

Lee Harris

Humanities

Communication

Michael McCluskey

History

Michelle White

English

Aaron Shaheen

Modern & Classical Languages & Literature

Carl Springer

Philosophy/Religion

Talia Welsh

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biology, Geology, Environmental Science

Peggy Kovach

Chemistry/Physics

Gretchen Potts

Math

Jin Wang

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Political Science & Public Service

Chris Horne

Psychology

Chris Cunningham

Department of Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Tammy Garland