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COMMITTEES & WORKING GROUPS 2013-2014

(n.b. all committees are St. George Campus unless otherwise noted)

POLICY COMMITTEE (St. George Campus)

Elected from among the St. George Campus faculty, advises the chair(s) on policy-related matters concerning the St. George Department including such things as: working groups, opportunities and initiatives, appointments, retention, strategic complement planning and reviews, curricula, etc.

  • Nicholas Terpstra (chair)
  • Adrienne Hood (ex officio)
  • Carol Chin (ex officio)
  • Steve Penfold (ex officio)
  • Dan Bender (ex officio)
  • Shafique Virani (ex officio)
  • Heidi Bohaker
  • Nick Everett
  • Eric Jennings
  • Hui Kian Kwee
  • Nakanyike Musisi

PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (St. George Campus)

Reviews annual activity reports and advises on those faculty who are ready for promotion.  Assists in the evaluation and preparation of the promotion dossier.

  • Nicholas Terpstra (chair)
  • Michelle Murphy
  • Mark Meyerson
  • Jim Retallack
  • Lynne Viola

RESEARCH COMMITTEE (St. George Campus)

Offers advice to faculty members on their grant applications;  seeks opportunities to strengthen the department research culture and the success of faculty members in winning grants.

  • Jim Retallack (chair)
  • Mark McGowan
  • Michelle Murphy
  • Lynne Viola

SALARY COMMITTEE

Reviews annual activity reports to advise the chair in determining performance of faculty for annual PTR.

  • Nicholas Terpstra (chair)
  • Adrienne Hood (ex officio)
  • Carol Chin (ex officio)
  • Steve Penfold (ex officio)
  • Doris Bergen
  • Joe Goering

TRANSFER CREDITS and STUDY ABROAD

  • Bertie Mandelblatt

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Plans and coordinates undergraduate course offerings for departmental approval; discusses ongoing curriculum renewal and proposes changes for departmental consideration; discusses other undergraduate issues as necessary

  • Carol Chin (Chair)
  • Vicki Norton (ex officio)
  • Heidi Bohaker
  • Mark Meyerson
  • Alison Smith
  • Nhung Tran

GRADUATE INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY (Tri-Campus)

Seeks to promote activities (lectures, conferences, workshops, etc) which promote collaboration among faculty members and advance and celebrate the intellectual life of the department.

  • Adrienne Hood (Chair)
  • Ritu Birla
  • Heidi Bohaker
  • Eric Jennings
  • Laurel MacDowell
  • Jennifer Mori

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE (Tri-Campus)

Chaired by a tenured faculty member, works closely with Associate Chair Graduate and Graduate Administrators to review graduate applications and determine offers of admission; liaises with prospective faculty advisors about responding to pre-application inquiries, messages of interest and campus visits, and assists the Associate Chair Graduate, in the  recruitment of admitted students.

  • Steve Penfold (Chair)
  • Tak Fujitani
  • Michael Gervers
  • Sean Hawkins
  • Russ Kazal
  • Lori Loeb
  • Ken Mills
  • Nakanyike Musisi
  • Denis Smyth
  • Mohamad Targhi Tavakoli
  • Piotr Wróbel

GRADUATE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (Tri-Campus)

Plans and coordinates graduate course offerings for departmental approval; discusses ongoing curriculum renewal and proposes changes for departmental consideration; discusses other graduate issues as necessary.

  • Steve Penfold (ex officio)
  • Ritu Birla
  • Nick Everett
  • Hui Kian Kwee
  • Sean Mills
  • William Nelson
  • Steve Rockel
  • Rebecca Wittmann

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS SUB-COMMITTEE (Tri-Campus)

Advises the Associate Chair, Graduate in the awarding of internal fellowships; reviews graduate students’ applications and proposals assisting in the preparation of cover letters, CVs and dossiers for external fellowships.

  • Steve Penfold (ex officio)
  • Thomas Lahusen
  • Madhavi Kale
  • Laurel MacDowel
  • Jennifer Mori

GRADUATE PLACEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE (Tri-Campus)

Assists and advises graduate students at all levels of their study to prepare for the job market including: workshops on the preparation of CVs, cover letters and teaching dossiers; individual consultations regarding job applications; mock interviews; support for AHA interviews in advance of and at the meeting; and preparation for campus visits.

  • Kenneth Bartlett (Chair)
  • Carol Chin
  • Lori Loeb
  • Steve Penfold
  • Bhavani Raman

ARTS AND SCIENCE COUNCIL

  • Jüri  Kivimäe

UTFA REPRESENTATIVE

  • Jenkins, Jennifer