Elected Committees

Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure and Promotion (ATP)
Committee on Instruction (COI)
Faculty Advisory Council
Faculty Budget and Planning Committee (FBPC)
Faculty Finance and Resource Committee (FFRC)
Faculty Governance and Procedures (FGP)
Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees
Faculty Representative to University Senate
Grants Committee
Off-Ladder Faculty Advisory Committee (OLFAC)
Faculty Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure and Promotion (ATP)

Chair, Provost/Dean of the Faculty (3-year term). Advises the President and Provost/Dean of the Faculty on academic qualifications of individuals for purposes of appointment, tenure, promotion and other matters relating to faculty evaluation, recognition and development. Membership is limited to tenured Full Professors, and to tenured Associate Professors who have held tenured status for at least two years.  There are five members, one from each of the four faculty groups plus one at-large; all are elected by the full faculty.  Elections or appointments to the committee must result in the presence of at least three tenured Full Professors among the five members.


Regular Members: Alternate Members:
Group I: Saskia Hamilton '14 Group I: William Worthen '14
Group II: Steven Stroessner '16 Group II: John Glendinning '16
Group III: Lesley Sharp '15 Group III: Herbert Sloan '15
Group IV: Taylor Carman '15 Group IV: Elizabeth Castelli '15
At Large: Peter Connor '14 At Large: Rajiv Sethi '14

Meeting Dates

Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 PM, 108 Milbank

Fall 2013 Spring 2014
September 19, 26 January 23, 30
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 February 6, 13, 20, 27
November 7, 14, 21 March 6, 13, 20, 27
December 5, 12, 19 April 3, 10, 17, 24
  May 1, 8

Faculty Budget and Planning Committee (FBPC)

[Faculty Resolution 11/26/01.] Chair, Provost/Dean of the Faculty (3-year term). Meets weekly on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Advises the President and Provost/Dean on staffing in the College's academic program. Its focus is on the size and composition of divisions, departments and programs. The FBPC appoints 2 representatives from among its faculty members from different faculty divisions, to work collaboratively with the President's Council during budget discussions. [Faculty Resolution 11/26/02] It is the responsibility of the FBPC to maintain the Faculty Planning Profile;schedule and analyze the results of academic program reviews; and coordinate departmental planning with respect to the assessment of student learning outcomes [Faculty Resolution 11/17/08]. Membership is limited to tenured faculty, one from each of the four faculty groups who are elected by that group and two faculty from different groups elected at-large. 


Group I: Jennie Kassanoff '15 (division vote)
Group II: Peter Balsam '16 (division vote)
Group III: Kimberly Marten '14 (division vote)
Group IV: Helene Foley '15 (division vote)
At Large: Laura Kay '14
At Large: Celia Naylor '16

Meeting Dates

Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 PM, 101 Barnard

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
September 12 January 23
October 17 February 13
November 7 March 6, 13
December 6 April 10, 17
  May 8

Committee on Instruction (COI)

Chair, Vice Provost, Provost/Dean of the Faculty ex officio (2-year term). Represents the Faculty and recommends action to the full Faculty on matters relating to the curriculum. The COI is the College's principal formulator of educational policy. Provides advice to the Office of Admissions on academic matters having to do with admissions policy and practice, including the development of recruitment strategies and priorities, the use of standardized test scores, and the evaluation of student outcomes. [Faculty Resolution 3/04/02] Authorizes and analyzes assessment activities associated with the learning goals of college-wide curricular requirements and the College’s Mission Statement[Faculty Resolution 11/17/08]. Membership of this tripartite committee includes one tenured and one non-tenured faculty member from each of the four voting groups, all of whom are elected by the full faculty.


Group I Achsah Guibbory '15 (tenured)
  David Smiley '14 (non-tenured)
Group II Christian Rojas '14 (tenured)
  Lisa Northrop '15 (non-tenured) 
Group III Sheri Berman '15 (tenured)
  Severin Fowles '14 (non-tenured)
Group IV Kaiama Glover '15 (tenured)
  Maja Horn '14 (non-tenured)

Meeting Dates

Mondays, 4:10-6:00pm, Sulzberger Annex 102 only and subsequent meetings will be held in 306 Milbank Hall.

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
September 24 February 11, 25
October 15 March 11
November 12, 26 April 15, 29
December 10 May 13

Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees

[Faculty Resolution 3/04/02] (3-year term).
Two faculty, with at least one being a tenured faculty member, elected by the full faculty. [Faculty Resolution 12/04/00] Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and the Trustee Educational Policy Committee; report to faculty at monthly Faculty meetings. Meets bi-monthly.


Debra Minkoff '14
Alexander Cooley '16

Meeting Dates

October 3, 2012 and December 5, 2012

Faculty Finance and Resource Committee (FFRC)

[Faculty resolution 3/04/02] (3-year term)
Articulates and defends the Faculty's interests in the budgetary process. Participates in discussions within the administration on salary scales, fringe benefits, other forms of remuneration, and working conditions. Membership includes one tenured, one non-tenured and one off-ladder member of the faculty, each elected by that group, and a fourth who is elected at-large by the full faculty. Meets seasonally.


Sharon Harrison '14 (tenured)
Elizabeth Castelli '14 (at-large)
Maja Horn '13 (non-tenured)
Patricia Denison '13 (off-ladder)


Committee on Faculty Governance and Procedures (FGP)

Chair, One of the elected faculty members, to be elected by the faculty members of the Committee. (2-year term) Meets bimonthly on Tuesday at noon. Responsible for issues of faculty governance and procedures including organizing and operating faculty meetings, including the preparation of the agenda and review of the minutes for the use of the Provost in chairing the faculty meeting; conducting elections of faculty to various elective committees and other elective positions; appointing faculty to non-elective committees and standing tripartite committees; advising, upon request of the President or the Provost/Dean of the Faculty, on the appointment of faculty members to special or ad hoc committees; reviewing periodically the structure, charge and composition of faculty committees and election procedures; serving in grievance proceedings as provided in the Code of Academic Freedom and Tenure; and serving as a forum for discussion of issues concerning faculty governance and procedures and referring issues as it deems appropriate to faculty committees and meetings for discussion and action. Membership includes one tenured and one non-tenued faculty member from each of the four voting groups, elected by the members of that group for two-year staggered terms.


Group I Elizabeth Hutchinson '15 (tenured)
  Pam Cobrin '14 (non-tenured)
Group II Vacant (tenured)
  Jessica Goldstein '14 (non-tenured)
Group III Kimberley Johnson '15 (tenured)
  Abosede George '15 (non-tenured)
Group IV Nancy Worman '14 (tenured)
  Phillip Usher '15 (non-tenured)

Meeting Dates

Tuesdays, 12:15-2:00 p.m., Mehler Parlor (First floor of Elliot Hall)

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
September 25 January 29
October 9, 23 February 5, 19
November 13, 27 March 12
December 4 April 9, 23
  May 7

Faculty Representative to University Senate

2 faculty members. Represent Barnard faculty at monthly meetings of Columbia University Senate and give reports at monthly Barnard Faculty meetings. Two faculty, one tenured and one non-tenured, elected by the full-faculty [Faculty Resolution 3/04/02]. .


Pamela Cobrin '14(non-tenured)
Paige West '13 (tenured)

Grants Committee

Chair, Provost/Dean of the Faculty. 4 tenured faculty members, one from each of the four faculty groups , plus 2 full time faculty of any rank or division, on or off ladder, all elected by the full faculty. Makes recommendations to the President for the Presidential Research Awards.  Reviews and makes recommendations on applications by faculty members for research grants and travel funds. Reviews nominees and makes recommendations for Gildersleeve Professorship. Meets three times a year [Faculty Resolution 11/17/08].


Group I Lisa Gordis '15
Group II Laura Kay '15
Group III Lisa Tiersten '14
Group IV Erk Grimm '14
At-Large Lee Anne Bell '14
At-Large Paul Scolieri '15

Meeting Dates

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM, 224 Milbank

Fall 2012 Spring 2013               
New Date: November 9 (2-3:15 p.m.) February 26
December 11 April 16


Off-Ladder Faculty Advisory Committee (OLFAC)

Chair: one of the elected faculty members, to be elected by the faculty members of the committee. Three year term. Meets once a semester and additionally as needed. Advises the Provost on matters pertaining to College faculty who have off-ladder titles as defined by the Code of Academic Freedom and Tenure. Membership is limited to full-time off-ladder faculty who hold titles that are part of the department’s planning profile and who are eligible for promotion and renewal without limit (renewable/promotable faculty). Those with following off-ladder titles are eligible to serve: Professor of Professional Practice series; Associates and Lecturers whose appointments make them eligible for promotion to senior status; Senior Associates and Senior Lecturers. Members include three faculty representing voting groups 1, 2, and 3 plus 4, elected by the renewable/promotable faculty in their own division, plus two renewable/promotable faculty at-large who are elected by all the full-time off-ladder faculty.


Group I Katie Glasner '13
Group II Jessica Goldstein '13
Group III & IV Brian O'Keefe '15
At-Large Lisa Northrop '15
At-Large Pamela Cobrin '13


Faculty Advisory Council (FAC)

Consults and advises the President, as well as other members of the administration, and facilitates communication between the administration and faculty, on matters of significant concern to the College as a whole.  Membership includes one member each from ATP, FBPC, FGP, FFRC , COI and GRANTS, to be elected by faculty members of those committees, and to serve for a period coterminous with her or his service on those committees; two further faculty members elected by department chairs and program directors for staggered three-year terms; the Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, senior in term of office. Members may be re-elected. Meets at least two times each semester and on special occasions as necessary. (Representatives are selected annually by committee)


FBPC Laura Kay
FGP Pam Cobrin
COI Vacant
FFRC Vacant
ATP Vacant
Chair Laura Kay
Chair Vacant
Grants Lisa Gordis
OFLAC Vacant
Trustee Vacant