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College Governance

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is committed to the concept of shared governance. Faculty and administration are mutually interested in the welfare of the college, and they share in oversight of many aspects of college life.

Standing Committees of the College:

Chairs and Directors Committee

  • All chairs and directors in the College
  • Convener: Steven Craig, Interim Dean

Faculty Governance and Advisory Committee

  • One representative from each department or school, serving two-year terms
  • Chair, Kia Johnson, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Graduate Affairs Committee

  • One representative from each department or school
  • Convener: Cathy Patterson, Associate Dean

Grievance Committee

  • Seven tenured faculty members, elected by the whole CLASS faculty, serving two-year terms
  • Chair: elected from the current membership

Promotion and Tenure Committee

  • Seven members, chosen on rotating basis from the departments and schools, serving two-year terms
  • Chair: elected from the current membership

Research and Scholarship Committee

  • Five members, chosen on rotating basis from the departments and schools, for two-year staggered terms
  • Convener: Anadeli Bencomo, Associate Dean

Undergraduate Studies Committee

  • One representative from each department or school
  • Convener: Sarah Fishman, Associate Dean

Ad Hoc Committees

Committee on Diversity

  • Chairperson: Christina Sisk, Department of Hispanic Studies

The committee’s charge is to review data on ethnic, gender, and racial diversity and retention of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and to use the review of data to develop recommendations for enhancing the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students who contribute to the diversity of the College, especially in areas of underrepresentation.