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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, 2016 - 2017


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

Eric Sonstroem

English

2019

Natural Sciences

Dennis Parker

Mathematics

2017

Laura Rademacher (Chair)

Geological and Environmental Sciences

2017

Balint Sztaray

Chemistry

2018

Doug Weiser
(Chair-Elect)

Biological Sciences

2018

Social Sciences

Qingwen Dong

Communication

2017

Jeff Becker

Political Science

2018

Susan Sample

Political Science

2019

Keith Smith

Political Science

2019

SIS

Daniel O'Neil

SIS

2019

 

The Executive Committee of the College Council:

2016-2017
Current Executive Committee:
Laura Rademacher, Chair - Natural Sciences
Doug Weiser, Chair-Elect - Natural Sciences
_____ - Student Rep.
_____ - Humanities
_____ - Social Sciences
_____ - SIS
Rena Fraden, Dean

Courses and Standards Committee

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

Meeting Times: Required on campus meetings twice in the summer, and a minimum of once in the fall and spring semester.

Committee Members

Chair: Associate Dean, Marcia Hernandez

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Monika Meler

Visual Arts

2018

Dan Kasser

Visual Arts

2018

Arturo Giraldez

Modern Languages and Literature

2019

Natural Sciences

Tara Thiemann

Biology

2018

Ryan Moffett

Chemistry

2019

Liang Xue

Chemistry

2017

Social Sciences

Michelle Amaral

Economics

2018

Greg Rohlf

History

2019

Susan Mannon

Sociology

2017

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.

Meeting times:  Second Thursday of each month, 3:00-4:30 pm

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Andrea Boboc

English

2018

Eleanor Wittrup

Philosophy

2019

Lucinda Kasser

Visual Arts

2017

Natural Sciences

Eric Thomas

Biological Sciences

2018

Alex Dugas

Mathematics

2019

Jessica Grady

Psychology

2017

Social Sciences

Brian Klunk

Political Science

2018

Melissa Davies

HESP

2019

Paul Turpin

Communication

2018

Pacific Seminar I Planning Committee

Meeting times: Spring semester will have regular meetings to review the course components, standard syllabus and alternative syllabi proposal. Occasional meetings in the fall.

Obligations:
1. Revise the course reader every two years and review proofs [delete!]
2. Review course objectives and policies
3. Review course assignments, common learning experiences, general sessions and activities
4. Create standard course syllabus
5. Create guidelines for alternative syllabi and review submitted alternative syllabi
6. Determine structure and goals of faculty meetings including faculty bootcamp in August
7. Review course assessment

College Scholarship Fund Committee

The faculty fund committee encourages and supports research projects conducted by faculty
and students. The committee selects the awardees for College Pacific Fund grants and College
Research Fund grants. There are two funding cycles per academic year.

Meeting times: 1-2 times per semester

Committee Members

Discipline

Member

Department

Term Expires

Humanities

Pending

2019

Traci Roberts-Camps

Modern Languages and Literature

2017

Natural Sciences

Zachary Stahlschmidt

Biology

2019

Jianhua Ren

Chemistry

2017

Social Sciences

Keith Smith

Political Science

2019

Qingwen Dong

Communication

2017


UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES 

List of university committees requiring COP representation