Arts & 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: The Associate Dean chairs the Executive Committee. Regular membership includes each chair of a standing committee of the College, and 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.

College Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Committee

The College Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Committee is advisory to the Dean.

  • Charge: The College Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Dean regarding candidates for reappointment, tenure, and promotion within the College. The College RTP Committee uses the UTC Faculty Handbook, College bylaws, and bylaws from the relevant department to review recommendations for faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion forwarded by departmental RTP committees within the College and thereby recommended to the Dean by the relevant Department Head. The College RTP Committee’s purview only extends to the areas of fairness and standards.
  • Membership and Meetings: The Associate Dean or Assistant Dean to chair the College RTP Committee, and the 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 RTP Committee is two academic years.

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: The Assistant Dean to chair 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 CAS Curriculum Committee is two academic years.