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Standing Appointive Committees

 

Academic Success & Enrichment
Administrative Services and Sustainable Practices Committee

Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing
Barnard Emergency Management Committee (BEMC)
Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS)
Career Services
Columbia College Committee on Instruction
Columbia Faculty Athletics Committee
Committee of Department Chairs and Program Directors
Committee on Honors
Committee on Programs and Academic Standing (CPAS)
Dean's Accommodation Committee (DAC)
Faculty Committee on Internationalization
Faculty Diversity and Development Committee
Faculty Reporter
Faculty Tellers
Honor Board
Joint Faculty and Administrator Benefits Committee
Judicial Council
Medalist Committee
Mellon Postdoctoral Search Committee
Institutional Review Board
Phi Beta Kappa Committee
Pre-Health Professions Committee
Senior Commencement
Student Life
Trustee Committee on Academic Affairs
Trustee Committee on Campus Life

Academic Success & Enrichment

Chair, Assistant Dean of the College for Academic Success. 6 faculty members including the Director of the Writing Program, the Director of the Inter-Collegiate Partnership (ICP), and the Faculty Coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, the remaining three faculty members to be appointed by the FGP, and a representative from the Admissions Office. Subcommittee of the Committee on Instruction will advise on the structure and function of various programs that provide academic support and enrichment to Barnard students, and to middle-school, high-school and community college students enrolled in special programs offered by the College.

Membership

Chaired by Assistant Dean of Studies for Academic Success and Enrichment Programs
6 faculty members preferably including:
the Director of the Writing Program--Pam Cobrin
the Director of the Inter-Collegiate Partnership (ICP)-Paul Hertz
the Faculty Coordinator for the MMUF--Monica Miller
Phillip Usher '13
Mary Sever '14
Vacancy '13

Administrative Services and Sustainable Practices Committee (currently inactive)

President for Administration and Capital Planning.  2 faculty members, 2 students to be appointed by the SGA, the Director of Facilities, the Director of Security, the General Counsel and one additional administrator to be appointed by the Vice President of Administration and Capital Planning. This tripartite committee considers the functions and issues that affect the campus community, including but not limited to facilities, office services, and government relations. This committee will also function as the student security advisory committee, providing advice on matters pertaining to the continuing improvement of campus security policies and procedures. At least one half of the committee must be female under New York State Law.

Membership

Mary Cochran
Martin Stute

Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (currently inactive)

(staggered 3 year term) 2 faculty members. The Board of Trustees authorizes the president to designate an Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing for the purpose of advising the Trustees on the social implications of Barnard's institutional investment program and to advise the Board's Committee on Investments on social and ethical issues that arise in the management of the College's endowment. The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing shall consist of six voting members drawn in equal numbers from students, faculty and alumnae.  Additionally, the President of the College shall appoint one administrator who is familiar with the College's investments to sit as a non-voting member of the Committee.  Student members of the Committee shall serve a period of two years; faculty and alumnae members shall serve a period of three years.  Initially these terms shall be staggered to ensure continuity in the membership of the Committee and familiarity with investment issues.  Representatives shall be nominated by the Student Governing Association (SGA), the Faculty Governance and Procedures Committee (FGP) and the Associated Alumnae of Barnard College (AABC) through each body's standard processes of selection.  At least one of the faculty representatives to the Committee shall be tenured.  The President of the College shall approve nominations to the Committee and designate a chair to serve during the Committee's first year.  Thereafter, the members shall elect one of their own as chair annually.

Membership

Vacancy '15
Vacancy '14

Barnard Emergency Management Committee (BEMC)

Chair, Director of Public Safety. 2 faculty members, Associate Director of Public Safety, Emergency Management/Fire Safety Supervisor, Vice President for Communications, Vice President for Campus Services, Vice President for Information Technology, Director of IT Infrastructure, Director of IT Security, Dean of Residential Life,  Director of Academic Services, Director of Health Services, Director of Facilities, Director of Counseling, Director of Purchasing, Director of Human Resources, Director of Media Relations, Associate Director of Media Relations, Dean of Student Life, Medical Director, and Senior Director of Dining Services. The mission of the BEMC is to develop and coordinate preparation, planning, response, business continuity and restoration for the College in the event of an emergency.  Meets monthly on Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm.

Faculty Membership

Peter D. Balsam, Professor of Psychology and Samuel R. Milbank Chair
George G. Padilla, Senior Associate in Physical Education

Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS)

Chair, Dean of the Barnard Library & Academic Information Services. 1 faculty member from each of the four divisions, 2 students, Vice-President of Information Technology, Dean of the College or designee, Vice Provost, Director of Institutional Support or designee, a Director from BCIT, Director of Instructional Media and Technology Services, and the Director of Research and Instruction. A tripartite committee to assist in the planning of issues relating to the Library, academic computing, and information technology. Meets monthly on Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm.

Membership

Group I: John Miller '14
Group II: Daniela De Silva '13
Group III: Scott Minkoff '14
Group IV: Orlando Bentancor '14

Meetings Dates

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
October 3 *204 Lehman February 6
October 31 March 27
November 28 April 24
December 12 May 15

Career Services (currently inactive)

Chair, Associate Director of Career Services. 1 faculty member. A tripartite committee on matters pertaining to Career Services programming, including recruitment, internships and student enterprises. Meets semi-monthly.

Membership

Vacancy '13

Columbia College Committee on Instruction

The Committee is chaired by the Dean of the College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education. Its responsibilities include oversight of the College’s curriculum as well as the regulations and policies governing it. One faculty member from Barnard serves as a nonvoting member of the committee. The committee meets every Friday from 10:00 to 11:30.

Membership

Patricia Denison '15

Columbia Faculty Athletics Committee

Kimberley Johnson '13
Margaret Vandenburg '13
Carl Wennerlind '13

Other Barnard Members:
Avis Hinkson
Lisa Northrop

Committee of Department Chairs and Program Directors

Chairs and program directors meet once a month with the Provost to discuss matters of mutual interest. The meetings provide a forum for Chairs and directors to discuss with each other and with administrators information or concerns related to departmental practices and policies.

Membership

See current list of department chairs and program directors.

 

Committee on Honors

Chair, Dean of Studies. 5 faculty members.  Reviews applications and interviews applicants and nominees for international, national, and College fellowships.  Selects recipients of College fellowships.  Meetings will take place on selected Fridays in 214 Milbank from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Membership

Group I: Shayoni Mitra '14
Group II: John Magyar '13
Group III: Debra Minkoff '14 
Group IV: Laurie Postlewate '14
At Large: Najam Haider '14

Meetings Dates

Fall 2012 Spring 2013 (TBA)
September 21 February 8
September 28 March 15
October 5 April 5
October 12 April 12
November 9 April 19
December 7  

Committee on Programs and Academic Standing (CPAS)

Chair, Dean of Studies. 6 faculty members, one from each of the four faculty groups and two at-large. Reviews educational policy in matters of student programs, credit and academic standing; acts on student petitions for exceptions to academic policy. Meets twice a month on Thursdays at noon.

Membership

Constance Brown - Interim Chair
Group I: Alice Reagan '14
Group II: Larry Heuer '13
Group III: Vacancy '14
Group IV: Rachel McDermott '13
At Large: Daniela De Silva '14
At Large: Colleen Thomas '15

Meetings Dates

Thursdays,12-2pm in 214 Milbank

Fall 2012 Spring 2013 (TBA)
September 13, 20 January 24
October 4, 18 February 7, 21
November 1, 15, 29 March 7, 28
December 13 April 4, 18
  May 2, 16

Dean's Accommodation Committee (DAC) (inactive)

Chair, Dean of Studies. Director of Disability Services and 3 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Governance and Procedures Committee (one faculty member shall be a member of CPAS, and initially, one faculty member shall have served on the Learning Disabilities Task Force). For students with diagnosed learning disabilities, this subcommittee of the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing will consider student’s requests for accommodations as well as the supporting documentation and the report of the independent consultant. Decides on the appropriate accommodations, which will be provided through the Office of Disability Services. [Faculty Resolution 3/2/1998]

Membership

Vacancy '13
Vacancy '13
Vacancy '13

Faculty Committee on Internationalization

Chair, Vice Provost and Dean for International Programs. 10 faculty members to be appointed by the FGP; 5 tenured and 5 untenured, on rotating 2-year terms.  Guides Associate Provost Dean for International Programs on the College’s internationalization strategy, particularly focusing on supporting faculty in global research and teaching, faculty engagement in College internationalization efforts, curriculum development on global issues, opportunities for teaching, research, collaboration and travel abroad.  Meets the second Thursday of each month from 3:30-5:00 pm in Mehler Parlor.

Membership

Kadambari Baxi '13
Yvette Christianse '14
Deborah Coen '13
Alexander Cooley '13
Abosede George '14
Jennie Kassanoff '14
Nara Milanich '14
Rebecca Stanton '13
Martin Stute '14
Hana Worthen '13

Meeting Dates

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
October 11 February 14
November 8 March 14
December 13        April 4 (3:00 PM in Milbank 108)
  May 7 (3:00 in Milbank 227)

Faculty Diversity and Development Committee

Chaired by the Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development (Staggered 3 year terms, up to 8 faculty members in addition to the chair, with at least four senior members, at least one representative of each division, and at least one off-ladder member). Works to help the College fulfill its mission to increase and maintain diversity among the faculty and to expand the College’s support for faculty throughout their careers. The Committee assists departments and programs in ensuring that faculty searches are fair and open, organizes new faculty orientation and mentoring, and provides support to departments and chairs in preparing reappointment and tenure cases.  The Committee is also available to work with departments and programs in identifying their diversity goals and the strategies they choose to achieve them.  The Committee supports programs that increase faculty diversity and development to promote an open and inclusive campus climate for all faculty. Committee meets alternating Mondays 11:30-1:00 p.m.

The Dean is appointed by the Provost early in the semester prior to the end of the current Dean’s term, after soliciting nominations and self-nominations. The appointment will be made in consultation with the FDD Committee, the FGP and the ATP. Candidate selection will consider the applicant’s vision for and commitment to diversity.

Membership

Group I: Elizabeth Hutchinson ’16
Group II: Krista McGuire ’16
Group III: Brian Larkin ’15
Group III: Debra Minkoff  ’16 (Chair)
Group IV: Najam Haider ’15
Group IV: Kaiama Glover ’16

Meetings Dates

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
September 22 January 26
October 6 February 9
October 23 February 23
November 17 March 9
December 1 March 23
December 15 April 6
  April 20
  May 4

 

Faculty Reporter 1-yr term

Ronald Briggs '13

Faculty Tellers - 1 year term

Membership

Andrew Crowther
Rachel Eisendrath
Karen Lewis
Ellen Morris
Jonathan Snow
 

Honor Board

Adviser, Dean of Studies. Chair, student selected by student members of Board. 3 faculty members.  A tripartite committee which meets to discuss matters of academic integrity at the College and also as needed to hear cases involving allegations of Honor Code violations.  Meets monthly on Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m.

Membership

Peter Platt '13
Wendy Schor-Haim '13
Marisa Buzzeo '13

Meetings Dates

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
September 18 January 29
October 23 February 26
November 13 March 26
December 4 April 23

Institutional Review Board

Co-Chairs (Senior faculty members from the committee), 3-4 faculty members, and at least one community representative. The committee reviews all research proposals from Barnard College faculty, staff, and students who plan to conduct research involving human subjects. The IRB meets monthly, or as needed to discuss proposals.

Membership

Lisa Son (Chair)
Elizabeth Bernstein '13
Brian Mailloux '13
Homa Zarghamee '13

Carlos Davila, Community Representative, John Jay College
Paul Thomas, Community Representative, The Parkside Group

Meeting Dates

Fall 2014 (TBA) Spring 2015 (TBA)
   
   
   
   

Joint Faculty and Administrator Benefits Committee

Membership

Peter Balsam
Kimberly Marten

All FFRC Members

Judicial Council

Chair, an Administrator. 6 faculty members, one from each of the four faculty groups plus two alternates. A tripartite committee which meets when needed to deal with matters of student misconduct or violations of College rules by students that are not appropriately dealt with by other disciplinary procedures. Meets as needed on Friday.

To be reconstituted when necessary

Medalist Committee

Chair, Debora Spar (President). 4 faculty members, one from each of the four faculty groups (3 year term). Develops list for Trustees of potential nominees to receive Barnard Medal of Distinction at Commencement. 2012 Meetings Schedule: November 15, 9:00-11:00 am and November 19, 2:00-4:00 pm.

Membership

Hilary Callahan '13 (Group II)
Tina Campt '15 (Group IV)
Debra Minkoff '13 (Group III)
William Worthen '13 (Group I)

Mellon Postdoctoral Search Committee

To be reconstituted when necessary

Phi Beta Kappa Committee

4 faculty members who are members of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, a national organization that celebrates outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the liberal arts. Officers—president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer—are elected to a 1 year term by Faculty members who are members of the Society. In both the fall and spring semesters, the Barnard Chapter oversees the election and initiation of seniors to Phi Beta Kappa.

Membership

The Officers of the Barnard Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa:
Richard Pious, President
Rachel Fell McDermott, Vice-President
Dina Merrer, Secretary
Ani Bournoutian, Treasurer

Pre-Health Professions Committee

Chair, Pre-Health Professions Adviser. One designated seat for a faculty member from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Psychology.  One at large seat with preference for a faculty member from Physics & Astronomy. Each of the 4 faculty members serve a 2 year term on the committee.  Committee members assist the Chair by writing 4 committee letters each. The letters will be assigned in consultation with the Committee Chair and faculty members.  The committee meets annually to select recipients for the college's pre-med honors/awards.  The Pre-Health Professions Committee meets and conducts most of its work, during the spring semester, and may also meet once during the fall semester to discuss general issues and topics related to pre-health applicants.  The Committee typically meets a minimum of 2 times during the spring semester.  The Committee on Faculty Governance and Procedures is responsible for ensuring full membership for faculty members for each year.  [staggered terms for the four faculty members is suggested]

Membership

Brian Morton (Biology) '14
Christian Rojas (Chemistry) '13
Russell Romeo (Psychology) '13
Vacancy (at-large) '14

Administrative Members:
Adjua Starks (chair)
Jim Runsdorf
Aaron Schneider

Senior Commencement

Chair, Senior Class Dean. 1 faculty member. A tripartite committee which advises the President on all matters related to commencement planning. Meets twice a month.

Membership

Gail Archer '13

Student Life

Chair, Dean of the College. 2 faculty members, 3 administrators to be designated by the Dean of the College, and 4 students, one of whom shall be a member of the SGA executive board, the other 3 appointed by the SGA appointments committee and to include representation of at least two classes other than the senior class. A tripartite Committee which considers questions affecting quality of life and well being for students, including, but not limited to residential life, dining services, health and counseling services, and college activities. The faculty members of this committee shall also serve as the faculty members on the Board of Trustees Committee on Student Life.

Trustee Committee on Academic Affairs

Advise the President and the Board, at its request, with respect to issues of concern to the faculty and the academic affairs of the College, and may, as it deems appropriate, report and make recommendations to the Board with respect to such issues.

Membership

Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees

Trustee Committee on Campus Life

Advises the President and the Board, at its request, with respect to issues of concern to students and other members of the Barnard College community, and may, as it deems appropriate, report and make recommendations to the Board with respect to such issues.

Membership

Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees