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Committees and Councils

Faculty governance is at the core of the well being of our school. Our faculty and staff serve on essential committees both within Arts & Sciences and at the University level.

List of Committees

Academic Planning Committee

This Committee advises the Dean of Arts & Sciences regarding planning and strategic development.

At the Arts & Sciences Faculty meeting of September 28, 1984, the following resolution was passed: A Committee on Academic Planning shall be added to the list of standing committees of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The six members of this committee shall be appointed annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in consultation with the Faculty Council. The Dean or a member of the Committee shall regularly review with the Faculty Council the general nature of the matters under discussion by the committee.

Current members: 
Jean Allman, History
Deanna Barch, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Julia Driver, Philosophy
Lee Epstein, Political Science and Law
Peter Kastor, History
Erik Herzog, Biology
John McCarthy, Mathematics
T.R. Kidder, Anthropology
Richard Smith, Anthropology
Kit Wellman, Philosophy (Ex Officio)
Gerhild Williams, Germanic Languages and Literatures (Ex Officio)

Affirmative Action Monitoring Committee

Committee Guidelines

Humanities
Anne Margaret Baxley, Philosophy
Letty Chen, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ignacio Sanchez Prado, Romance Languages and Literatures, Convener

Social Science
George-Levi Gayle, Economics
Clarissa R. Hayward, Political Science
Crickette Sanz, Anthropology, Convener

Natural Science
Michael Ogilvie, Physics
Himadri Pakrasi, Biology, Convener
Rachel Roberts, Mathematics

Advisory Committee on Tenure, Promotion and Personnel

This Committee advises the Dean of Arts & Sciences on all recommendations from Departments for the award of tenure, for promotion to the ranks of associate professor and full professor, for promotion to the ranks of research associate professor and research professor, and for new appointments that carry tenure.

Committee Guidelines

Rebecca Copeland, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Rob Henke, Performing Arts
Brad Jolliff, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Fiona Marshall, Anthropology
Michael Ogilvie, Physics
John Shareshian, Mathematics
Vincent Sherry, English
Margit Tavits, Political Science
Desiree White, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Faculty Council

This Council is the executive and steering committee of the Faculty; it also acts as an advisory committee to the Dean of Arts & Sciences.

Email: ArtSci-fcc@email.wustl.edu

Council Guidelines

Stephanie Kirk, Romance Languages and Literatures
Barbara Kunkel, Biology
Frank Lovett, Political Science
Jessica Rosenfeld, English
Jack Shapiro, Mathematics
Lori Watt, History

Curriculum Committee

This Committee reviews undergraduate curriculum of The College of Arts & Sciences, and may recommend to any credit-granting unit of The College the addition, deletion, or modification of courses and academic programs. Proposals for the Committee should be received by the first day of the semester, to ensure they can be included in course listings for the following semester. For questions, please contact Marissa Kaltwasser, (MKaltwasser@wustl.edu), registrar for The College of Arts & Sciences, at 314-935-7239.

Committee Guidelines
Curriculum Implementation Update
Resolution to Reinstate Credit for ROTC Courses

This Committee is responsible for reviewing the entire undergraduate curriculum of the College and may recommend to any credit-granting unit of the College the addition, deletion, or modification of courses and academic programs.

  1. The Committee receives for recommendation to the Faculty all proposals by Departments or Area Studies Committees for new undergraduate courses and academic programs. In case the Committee does not approve, the proposing body may bring the new proposal directly to the Faculty for action. At the pleasure of the Graduate Council, the Committee also brings before the Faculty proposals for new graduate courses.
  2. The Committee may recommend to the Faculty, through the Faculty Council, and to the Council of Students of Arts and Sciences changes in the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree and changes in the grading system.
  3. The Committee may initiate proposals and recommendations to appropriate Faculty bodies and administrators for new curricula that it deems desirable.
  4. The Committee makes recommendations to the Dean of the College, the Faculty Council, and the Faculty for improvement of the quality of undergraduate teaching.
  5. The Committee advises the Dean of the College on procedures in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  6. The Committee considers such other matters as are directed to it by the Faculty Council, the Dean of Faculty, or the Dean of the College.
  7. The Chairperson of the Committee regularly reports to the Faculty.

Peter Benson, Anthropology
Todd Decker, Music
Sarah Elgin, Biology
Francesc Ferrer, Physics
Betsy Sinclair, Political Science
Julie Singer, Romance Languages and Literatures

Review Committee on Faculty Personnel Procedures

A candidate for the award of tenure or promotion within tenured ranks who has been considered and rejected by his or her Department or by the Dean of Arts & Sciences may, within 21 days after receiving written notification of the reasons for such rejection, request the Committee examine whether or not the Department; the Dean; and the Advisory Committee on Tenure, Promotion, and Personnel have followed established University procedures permitting adequate and fair consideration of the case.

Committee Guidelines

Nancy Berg, Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Pascal Boyer, Anthropology
Liz Childs, Art History and Archaeology
Andrea Friedman, History
David Queller, Biology
Doug Wiens, Earth and Planetary Sciences

Alternates:
Martin Israel, Physics
David Lawton, English
Richard Smith, Anthropology

Committee on Academic Integrity

This Committee investigates allegations of student academic dishonesty. It is composed of two student members and two faculty members, plus a non-voting chairman. Please contact the chair with any questions: Sean McWilliams (smcwilliams@wustl.edu), Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Committee Chair

Washington University Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate consists of all voting members of the Faculty of all the constituent schools. It expresses itself on matters of major University policy.

See the Faculty Senate page for further information and current policies. 

Washington University Senate Council

The Senate Council is often viewed as the governing body for the Faculty Senate. It consists of 15 elected faculty members, who assess present University policies relating to matters of University-wide concern and to academic personnel.

Washington University Board of Trustees

The Washington University Board of Trustees consists of approximately 55 men and women who are from the corporate, professional, educational, governmental, and volunteer sectors. It is legally responsible for the institution whose assets it holds in trust, and for which it exercises a policy-making and oversight role.

Professor of the Practice Committee

The Professor of the Practice committee carries out the functions required from the Policy for Professor of the Practice Appointments in Arts & Sciences.

This Committee is responsible for evaluating the dossiers and preparing a summary evaluation for each candidate. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences will review the dossiers and the evaluations of the committee and make final decisions on Professors of the Practice appointments.

Mary Ann Dzuback, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
David Freidel, Anthropology
Robert Henke, Performing Arts
Richard Loomis, Chemistry
Jeffery Matthews, Performing Arts Department
Angela L. Miller, Art History and Archaeology
Doreen Salli, Writing 1
Douglas Wiens, Earth and Planetary Sciences