CAS committees seeking members

The committees listed below have expected vacancies for 2020-2021.  Before the Committee on Committees makes recommendations to fill the vacancies, you are invited to indicate your interest. Faculty must have continuing faculty status to be eligible.

Please respond to Jennifer Cradduck by email ( if you are interested in serving on any of the committees listed below, and specify which committee(s) you are interested in. Please e-mail your response no later than Monday, December 2, 2019.

Committee of Advisors: 4-year term.  Reviews petitions from undergraduate students regarding exceptions to academic requirements of the CAS and University.  Meets every other week, until the 9th week of the term when it becomes weekly; occasional (but not required) meetings during the summer and winter terms.  Advising experience such as being CDA is helpful but not required. Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

Committee on Promotion of Teaching/Clinical Professors and Lecturers (TCPL): 2-year term. Advises the Dean on recommendations for promotion of TCPL faculty. Meets several times in the spring semester, including one long meeting. Eligibility: faculty holding a tenure-track or tenured position and faculty holding the third rank of Teaching/Clinical (full) Professor or Senior Lecturer or Senior Clinical Lecturer.

Curriculum Committee: 3-year term. Reviews all new or changed courses and programs (majors, minors etc) in the CAS.  Meets every two weeks during the fall and spring semester.  Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

Governance Committee:  2-year term.  Meets as needed to discuss revisions to the CAS Manual of Operations and other governance docs. Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

Tenure and Promotion Committee: 2-year term.  Advises the Dean on recommendations for tenure and promotion of tenure-line faculty. Meets several times in the fall semester, including one long meeting.  Eligibility: tenured full professors.

Pre-health Advisory Committee AND Ecology Research Center Policy Committee

These two committees generally comprise faculty whose professional interests lie in these areas.  Coordinate and set goals and policy for these programs.  Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

From time to time there are also vacancies in the advisory committees for interdisciplinary programs.  If you have a professional interest in any of these areas and would be interested in serving on the committee should a vacancy occur, please let us know.  We will inform the appropriate chair(s) of your interest.            

East Asian Studies Committee

European Studies Committee

Middle East, Jewish and Islamic Studies