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Shared Governance

The faculty in the College of the Pacific play an active role in academic affairs and other university concerns by serving on standing committees of the College as well as University committees.

Descriptions of the committees are provided below along with current members.

The responsibilities of the faculty pertaining to the governance of the College are set forth in the College Bylaws.

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE COLLEGE


College of the Pacific Council

The College of the Pacific Council is the representative governing body of the College and is the agent through which the faculty acts in the making of College policy.

Council Description

Meeting Times: First Monday of each month, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Martin Camps*

Modern Languages and Literature

2017

Brett DeBoer

Visual Arts

2018

Jie Lu

Modern Languages

2018

Jeff Hole (Chair)*

English

2016

Natural Sciences

Dennis Parker

Mathematics

2017

Laura Rademacher (Chair-Elect)

Geological and Environmental Sciences

2017

Balint Sztaray

Chemistry

2018

Doug Weiser

Biological Sciences

2018

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Qingwen Dong

Communication

2017

Jeff Becker

Political Science

2018

Jennifer Helgren
(Greg Rohlf - Fall Term)

History

2016

Michelle Amaral*

Economics

2016

Susan Sample

(Sarah Mathis)* 

School of Int'l Studies 

2016 

 

The Executive Committee of the College Council:

2015-2016
Current Executive Committee:
Jeffrey Hole, Chair - Humanities
Laura Rademacher, Chair-Elect - Natural Sciences
Patricia Brana - Student Rep.
Martin Camps - Humanities  
Michelle Amaral - Social Sciences
Sarah Mathis - SIS
Rena Fraden, Dean

Courses and Standards Committee

The Committee on Courses and Standards hears student petitions regarding College academic policies and regulations.

Committee Members

Chair: Marcia Hernandez

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Cynthia Dobbs

English

2016

John Lessard

English

2016

May Mahala

Theatre Arts

2015

Natural Sciences

Kurtis Burmeister

Earth & Environmental Sciences

2015

Carolynn Kohn

Psychology

2014

Doug Weiser 

Biological Sciences 

2016 

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Michelle Amaral

Economics

2014

Sharmila King

Economics

2016

Alison Alkon

Sociology

2015

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee of the College reviews proposed curricular changes in the College, including the addition and deletion of courses, majors and programs.

Committee Members

Chair: Eric Thomas

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Cosana Eram

Modern Languages & Literature

2015

Monika Meler

Visual Arts

2016

Lucinda Kasser

Visual Arts

2017

Natural Sciences

Eric Thomas

Biological Sciences

2015

Sarah Merz

Mathematics

2016

Jessica Grady

Psychology

2017

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Keith Smith

Political Science

2015

Lara Killick

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences

2015

Peter Meyer

Economics 

2015

COP Information Technology Committee

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Jie Lu

Modern Languages and Literature

2014

Natural Sciences

James Hetrick

Physics

2014

Social Sciences

Keith Smith

Political Science

2014

Gregg Jongeward (Chair)
Karl Underwood
Scott Christensen

AD HOC COMMITTEES

College Facilities Committee

Committee Members

Member

Gregg Jongeward (Chair)

Matt Normand

Pete Schroeder

Scott Jensen


UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

List of university committees requiring COP representation