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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 Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Traci Roberts-Camps

Modern Languages and Literature

2014

Xiaojing Zhou

English

2015

Monika Meler

Visual Arts

2015

Jeff Hole

English

2016

Natural Sciences

Jianhua Ren, Chair

Chemistry

2014

Aleksei Beltukov

Mathematics

2014

Carolynn Kohn

Psychology

2015

Jialing Dai

Mathematics

2015

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ethel Nicdao

Sociology

2014

Dari Sylvester

Political Science

2015

Jennifer Helgren

History

2016

Michelle Amaral

Economics

2016

Susan Sample 

School of Int'l Studies 

2016 

 

Ex-Officio: Rena Fraden, Dean

COPA Representative: Gurman Shoker

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: Brian Moore

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Rand Enlow

Theatre Arts

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

Brian Moore

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences

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

Academic Council

The University of the Pacific Academic Council recommends policy concerning curricular, faculty and other academic issues.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Cynthia Dobbs

English

2016

Amy Smith

English

2015

Courtney Lehmann

English

2014

Natural Sciences

Jimmy Juge

Physics

2014

Lisa Wrischnik

Biology 

2014

Kurtis Burmeister

Earth & Environmental Sciences

2016

Matthew Normand

Psychology

2016

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Bill Herron

Economics

2015

Marlin Bates

Communication 

2015 

William Swagerty 

History 

2014 

Chris Snell

Sports Science

2014

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee reviews proposed curricular changes in the University, including the addition and deletion of courses, majors and programs.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Marie Lee

Visual Arts

2016

Natural Sciences

Lydia Fox

Earth & Environmental Sciences

2015

Social Sciences

Gregory Rohlf

History

2014

Committee for Academic Planning and Development (CAPD)

This faculty committee has primary responsibility for the encouragement of the professional development of faculty as teachers, and it will serve as an advisory board for the Pacific Center for Teaching Excellence. The committee grants teaching development awards, develops technology and resources for the assessment and improvement of teaching and learning, and reviews Faculty Development Leave Programs.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Tanya Storch

Religious & Classical Studies

2016

Natural Sciences

Liang Xue

Chemistry

2016

Social Sciences

Tomomi Kinukawa

History 

2014

International Programs and Services Committee

The IPSC  is the primary body designed to ensure the quality of International education at the University including Pacific students studying abroad and international students studying here.

The Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Director of International Programs and Services about all practices and policies affecting international education including academic approval of all study abroad programs.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Martin Camps

Modern Language & Literature

2014

Natural Sciences

Qinliang Zhao

Chemistry

2016

Social Sciences

Ken Albala

History

2015

Council on Teacher Education

The Council on Teacher Education is charged with the definition and coordination of the University's approved programs of teacher preparation and licensing.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Natural Sciences

 

Balint Sztaray

Chemistry

2016

Darrin Kitchen

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences

2014 

John Lessard 

English

2015 

Dennis Parker

Mathematics

2015

Admissions and Financial Aid Committee

The Admissions and Financial Aid Committee reviews and recommends policies governing admissions to the undergraduate programs of the University. The committee reviews and recommends policies for the awarding of financial aid to undergraduate students.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Natural Sciences

Jialing Dai

Mathematics

2015

Humanities 

Cosana Eram 

Modern Languages & Literature 

2016 

Experiential Learning Oversight Committee (ELOC)

The Experiential Learning Oversight Committee is responsible for oversight, review and approval of all experiential learning opportunities (ELOs) provided to meet the guaranteed experiential learning placements offered for all eligible students at the University.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Amy Smith

English

2015

Natural Sciences

Jialing Dai

Mathematics

2015

Social Sciences

Jon Schamber

Communication

2014

Faculty Compensation

The Faculty Compensation Committee is charged with representing the faculty on the Stockton campus in originating, reviewing or consulting on all matters related to faculty compensation.

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Alan Lenzi

Religious & Classical Studies

2016

Natural Sciences

Geoff Lin-Cereghino (Chair)

Biology

2014

Social Sciences

Bill Swagerty

History

2015

Faculty Research

The Faculty Research Committee reviews and recommends policies and practices affecting research; it allocates University Scholarly Activity Grants in conjunction with the Office of the Provost. Moreover, it selects recipients of the Eberhardt Summer Research Grants, chooses the annual Faculty Research Lecturer and participates in the review of the Faculty Development Leave Program.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Natural Sciences

Lisa Wrischnik

Biological Sciences

2016

Social Sciences

Teresa Bergman 

Communication

2015 

Humanities

Merrill Schleier 

Visual Arts 

2014

General Education Committee

The General Education Committee is responsible for oversight of the University General Education Program. The committee is responsible for policies and requirements of the program, as well as maintaining and reviewing courses in the program.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Eleanor Wittrup

Philosophy

2016

Natural Sciences

Stacy Luthy

Biology

2015

Social Sciences

Paul Turpin

Communications

2014

Library Committee

The Library Committee is the primary body designed to encourage and facilitate faculty utilization of and planning for the Library. The committee communicates to the University community the needs, problems and progress of the Library. The committee may make recommendations with regard to Library services, facilities, budget and personnel.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Ray Rennard

Philosophy

2016

Natural Sciences 

Kirk Land

Biology 

2014 

Social Sciences 

Cindy Ostberg 

Political Science 

2015 

University Graduate Studies Committee

The Committee on Graduate Studies is charged with ensuring the quality of graduate education on the Stockton Campus and with reviewing and making recommendations on all policies and practices affecting graduate education on the Stockton campus. The Committee approves new graduate courses and reviews graduate programs. The Committee recommends deletions and/or changes of graduate courses. All recommendations of the Committee are made to the Dean of Graduate Studies who is responsible for seeking final approval of such recommendations or for implementing them.

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Social Sciences

Qingwen Dong

Communication

2014

Natural Sciences

Balint Sztaray

Chemistry

2015