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Faculty Committees

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Campus-Wide Committees

Academic Appeals Board

Mission: The Academic Appeals Board (AAB) is a judiciary body that investigates, holds closed hearings, and renders decisions on student appeals referred to it by the chief academic officer in which students challenge the academic policies or actions of an instructor, a faculty committee or an academic administrator.

Members: Karen Campbell (Div. Rep.), TBA (Div. Rep.), Joe Cunningham (Div. Rep.), Brenda Ingram-Wallace(At-Large), Rodney Warfield (At-Large)

Affirmative Action Committee

Director of Human Resources, Trudy ObazeeRodney WarfieldAndrew SamuelsonFarhad SabooriLisa WilderDave OsgoodDave NawrockiJohn  IncledonTeresa GilliamsAl CacicedoWayne VettlesonKennon Rice, Paula  TrimpeyBryce BrylawskiJulia MatthewsKaren EvansMike GrossJason HoerrSheila HogueLois KubinakRachel Liberatore, Brenda  Mengel,  David TannerGeorge MissonisSandy StumpEmma AlvarezRay Weaver

Animal Care And Use Committee

Mission: Available online

Members: Bryce Brylawski (Chair), Keith FeigensonAndy SamuelsonJustin CouchmanLaura GeletyLesley Goodman

Faculty Appeals Committee

Mission: To adjudicate (i) A variety of claims brought by teaching faculty concerning the terms of their employment, and(ii) Appeals by teaching faculty, administrators, staff or students as provided for in the Albright College Faculty Policy on Harassment and Abuse.

Membership: Chris Hamann (Div. Rep.), Jon Bekken (Div. Rep.), Brenda Ingram-Wallace (Div. Rep.), Farhad Saboori (At-Large), Rob Seesengood (At-Large)

Honorary Degree Committee/Teaching Awards Committee

Mission: To identify candidates of demonstrated accomplishment in the fields of arts, academia, business, science, medicine, theology, journalism and public service (to name a few) who represent the values Albright College wishes to nurture: highest personal integrity, humanitarianism and philanthropy.

Membership: David Osgood (Convener), Dan FalabellaArcana AlbrightMarsha GreenKristen WoodwardKaren Jogan

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Mission: To review all proposals for research involving human participants. This applies to Albright-sponsored projects off campus as well as projects done on campus.

Procedure: All proposals should be sent to the chair of the IRB. Two copies of the proposal are required. Electronic submissions of the proposal will also be accepted. However, the cover sheet with actual signatures of the researcher and faculty sponsors should be sent via campus mail. Additional information is available online.

Membership: Bonnie Rohde (Convener), Susan HughesLindsay PhillipsDavid TranLaura GeletyTrudy ObazeeMelissa WellsWendy BartkusBrenda Ingram-WallaceGwen SeidmanBridget Hearon

Educational Policy Council (EPC)

Mission: To plan, initiate, assess and administer, in collaboration with the CAO, policies pertaining to the curriculum and teaching mission of the Albright College faculty.

Membership: Denise Greenwood (Chair), David Nawrocki (Div. Rep), Samira Mehta (Div. Rep), Elizabeth Kiester (Div. Rep), Janice Rodriguez (At-Large), Erin Ventresca (At-Large), Jayanthi Rajan (At-Large), Matt Sonntag (At-Large), Rodney Warfield (At-Large), Joe Thomas (ex-officio), Mary McGee (ex-officio)


Curriculum Development

Mission: To supervise and advise EPC as to changes in curriculum, plan and assess academic programs, including course approval and graduation requirements; to promote the development of new courses and innovative curricular concepts; to assist faculty and departments in self-evaluation and the revitalization of older programs and the implementation of new ones; to support the development of honors courses and modules; to review petitions for individualized study programs; to assume additional functions at the request of the full faculty, the FEC or the EPC; in collaboration with the College Assessment Committee, to assess academic programs with a focus on continued improvement; and to work with the College Assessment Committee together to assist faculty and departments to develop a dynamic outcomes assessment plan for each concentration area and program.

Membership:  Al Cacicedo (Chair), Edward SchirraMatt FotisHeidi MauSue SeidenstrickerLesley GoodmanBrittany Shelton,  Dave Ballaban (ex-officio), Sandy Stump (ex-officio), Mary McGee (ex-officio), Joe Thomas (ex-officio)

Educational Management Subcommittees
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Enrollment Management

Mission: To review, with vice president for enrollment management, individual cases relevant to admission of students; to coordinate and promote all matters pertaining to faculty involvement in recruiting and retaining students, advising students, and in setting admissions and financial aid priorities; to review, with the registrar, individual cases relative to student’s graduation requirements; to represent the faculty in any campus-wide discussions of admissions and enrollment matters; to seek new ideas for improving enrollment management and to promote faculty understanding of enrollment goals and faculty participation in enrollment strategy; to review, with the registrar, individual cases relative to a student’s academic standing; to assume additional functions at the request of the faculty, the FEC, or the EPC; to make decisions regarding student requests for exceptions to graduation requirements; and to oversee financial aid.

Membership:  Lawrence Morris (Convener), Doug StenbergJustin CouchmanBridget HearonMaria MelendezBrenda Ingram-WallaceKennon RiceDevon MasonJulia MatthewsGina Crance (ex-officio), Paul Cramer (ex-officio), Chris Hanlon

Graduate Council

Mission: To supervise, plan and assess graduate academic programs, including course approval and degree requirements; to promote the development of new graduate courses and innovative graduate curricular concepts; to assist faculty and departments in self-evaluation and the revitalization of older graduate programs and the implementation of new ones; and to assume additional functions at the request of the full faculty, the FEC or the EPC.

Membership:  Guillaume de SyonSusan SeidenstrickerRodney WarfieldJoseph Thomas (ex-officio), Sandy Stump (ex-officio)

Information Development

Mission: To advise the EPC and FEC on information technology, educational technology and library policies and to assess the implementation of these policies at Albright College; to coordinate and promote the maintenance and upgrading of information, computer and communication services at Albright College; and to facilitate the sharing of computer technology, or library information campus-wide, including the development of library resources, delivery mechanisms and services, the enhancement of bookstore services, the creation of news networks and communication options, the upgrading of faculty literacy pertaining to information and library services, and the more efficient incorporation of information education technology and capabilities into the classroom.

Membership: Wayne Vettleson (Convener), David TranEdward SchirraSuzanne PalmerKennon RiceNick PiroHeidi Mau,  Sandy Stump (ex-officio), David Markowski (ex-officio)

Undergraduate Research Committee

Mission: TBA

Membership: Matt Fotis (Dir / Chair), Carrie Skulley (Div. Rep.), Mary McGee (ex-officio), Julia Heberle (Div. Rep. / Honors liason), Kristen Woodward (Div. Rep.), Keith Feigenson (Div. Rep), Erin Ventresca (Div. Rep), MeeAe Oh-RanckDavid OsgoodNick Piro

Campus Life Council (CLC)

Mission: To provide a central body through which faculty provide guidance and support in the areas of student services, athletics, housing, student activities, student government and organizations, and campus community standards.

Membership:  Jeffrey Lentz (Chair), Michele CramerPaul Clark (Chaplain), Daria NewfeldCarlos Dimas,  Matthew GarrisonRichard Schott,  Gina Crance (ex-officio)


Community Standards Board

Mission: TBA

Membership: TBA

Honors and Awards
Mission: The faculty Comittee on Honors and Awards seeks to bring together the perspectives of faculty and staff in selecting students for special honors, and stages an end-of-the-year Ceremony that recognizes the academic achievements, cultural contributions, and service of a wide range of outstanding students. Additionaly, it advises the President on the selection of a student Commencement Speaker.

Membership: Teresa Gilliams (Chair), John PankratzKaren JoganDavid OsgoodKate LehmanKeith FeigensonCarrie SkulleyMarsha GreenJoe Cunningham

Athletic Advisory Committee
Mission: To represent the faculty and its concerns with the athletic department’s program regarding sports offerings, staffing of the athletic teams, and issues relating to Albrights role in Division 3 of the NCAA.

Membership:  TBA(Convener), Sue PalmerBarty ThompsonJesse ClarkRichard Schott,

MultiFaith Center Board

Mission: To reach out to all persons, heling them to practice their particular traditions on campus and exploring appropriate openings for genuine multifaith cooperation and ministerial partnership.

Membership:  Paul Clark (Chaplain), Jennifer KoosedPaula Trimpey (Convener), Janice RodriguezArchie PerrinLisa Hain,  Rob Seesengood,

Faculty Executive Committee

Mission: To serve as the central liaison and representative of the teaching faculty to the administration and to the trustees of Albright College. As such, the FEC is to act on behalf of the faculty in cases of emergency or when it is impossible to convene a quorum of the entire faculty. The FEC also coordinates the work of the other committees in the system of faculty governance, acting as a clearinghouse for committee reports, referring new issues to the appropriate council or subcommittee, and setting the agenda for deliberations and decisions to be undertaken by the full faculty. The administration and the FEC will consult regularly and in a timely manner whenever changes in the College’s educational programs or policies are envisioned.

Membership: Karen Campbell (Chair), Abigail McGovern (PC), Denise Greenwood (EPC), Jeffrey Lentz (CLC), Carla Abodalo (Div. Rep),Patricia Turning (Div. Rep), Pamela Artz (Div. Rep), Rob Seesengood (At-Large), Chuck Brown (At-Large), Mary McGee (ex-officio)


Faculty Budget

Mission: To represent the Albright faculty in regular meetings with the president, the CAO, and/or the vice president for administration and finance to consider the development of annual budgets, faculty salaries, and other financial interests of the College.

Membership: Pam Artz (Chair), Patricia TurningCarla AbodaloFarhad SabooriMichael Armato,  Roberto Mandanici