Faculty Handbook Standing Committees

Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees

The faculty elects at-large four members, who serve as representatives of faculty views and interests to the Board of Trustees. The representatives serve for staggered three-year terms.

  • Sava Berhané, International Business School
  • Joel Christensen, Classical Studies (ex officio)
  • Jytte Klausen, Politics
  • Dan L. Perlman, Environmental Studies
  • Harleen Singh, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature; and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

University Committees

Committee on Strategy and Planning

The Committee on Strategy and Planning advises the President about the annual and long-term priorities for the university derived from Board-approved institutional priorities. The committee will tackle strategic questions and match priorities and strategic decision to budget priorities at the highest level.

2019-20 Members

Staff:

  • Ron Liebowitz, President (chair)
  • Lisa Lynch, Provost and EVP Academic Affairs
  • Stew Uretsky, EVP Finance and Administration
  • Dorothy Hodgson, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Eric Chasalow, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • David Weil, Dean, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Katy Graddy, Dean, Brandeis International Business School (IBS)
  • Lynne Rosansky, Interim Vice President, Rabb School of Continuing Studies

Faculty:

  • Stephen Cecchetti, Professor, IBS
  • Carole Carlson, Senior Lecturer, Heller
  • Charles Golden, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Robin Miller, Professor, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
  • Sacha Nelson, Professor, Biology
  • Joseph Wardwell, Associate Professor, Fine Arts
  • Grace Zimmerman, Professor, IBS

Committee on Academic Standards and Policy

The Committee on Academic Standards and Policy advises the Provost concerning curriculum, the course approval process across schools, the coordination of policy manuals across schools, and the coordination and communication of degree and program requirements. The Committee reviews all academic policies pertaining to students, addresses systemic advising issues, offers policy guidelines, coordinates student support across schools and develops new academic and co-curricular opportunities. In addition, the Committee will review proposals to start new academic program units or conclude current ones.

2019-20 Members

Staff:

  • Lisa Lynch, Provost (chair)
  • Dorothy Hodgson, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Eric Chasalow, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • David Weil, Dean, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Katy Graddy, Dean, Brandeis International Business School (IBS)
  • Lynne Rosansky, Interim Vice President, Rabb School of Continuing Studies

Faculty:

  • Alfredo Gisholt, Associate Professor, Fine Arts (Creative Arts)
  • Matthew Fraleigh, Associate Professor, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature (Humanities)
  • Paul Dizio, Associate Professor, Psychology/Neuroscience (Science)
  • Dan Kryder, Associate Professor, Politics (Social Sciences)
  • Monika Mitra, Associate Professor, The Heller School
  • Jane Ebert, Associate Professor, IBS

Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment coordinates efforts to improve teaching and learning on campus and mediate between the expectations of accreditation bodies and the norms of faculty. It reports regularly to faculty about what we know about teaching and learning at Brandeis and trends in outcomes over time. The committee also works with different academic units such as the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Committee for the Support of Teaching, the Experiential Learning Committee and the Rabb School’s eLearning Division to communicate and facilitate cross-fertilization.

2019-20 Members

Staff:

  • Lisa Lynch, Provost (chair)
  • Carol Damm, Director of Programs and Assessments, Graduate Professional Studies
  • Elaine Wong, Senior Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (ex officio)

Faculty:

  • Erin Gee, Assistant Professor, Music (Creative Arts)
  • Irina Dubinina, Associate Professor, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature (Humanities)
  • Aparna Baskaran, Associate Professor, Physics (Science)
  • Danielle Igra, Assistant Professor, Education (Social Sciences)
  • Joan Dassin, Professor, The Heller School
  • Brad Morrison, Associate Professor, IBS

The Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

The Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, acting on behalf of the faculty, interprets provisions of the Faculty Handbook. Under the circumstances described herein, it renders judgments concerning faculty rights and responsibilities (see section VII.A), and appeals arising out of faculty salary grievances (see section VII.B); disciplinary actions (see section VII.C); and appointment, tenure and promotion procedures (see section V.A.4.b.vii).

2019-20 Members

  • Avital Rodal (chair), Associate Professor, Biology
  • Susan J. Birren, Professor, Biology
  • Craig A. Blocker, Professor, Physics
  • Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor, The Heller School
  • Jonathan Decter, Professor, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
  • Yu Feng, Professor, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
  • Cindy Thomas, Professor, The Heller School

 Alternates:

  • Bulbul Chakraborty, Professor, Physics
  • Bong Lian, Professor, Mathematics
  • Olga Papaemmanouil, Associate Professor, Computer Science

The Advisory Committee of the Rabb School of Continuing Studies

The Advisory Committee of the Rabb School of Continuing Studies provides support to the Vice President of the Rabb School of Continuing Studies by reviewing program proposals and helping to build bridges between the university and the Rabb School. This committee will meet at least once each semester.

2019-20 Members

Staff:

  • Lynne Rosansky, Interim Vice President, Rabb School of Continuing Studies
  • Others TBA

Faculty:

  • Chris Frost, Lecturer, Fine Arts (Creative Arts)
  • Yu Feng, Professor, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature (Humanities)
  • Pito Salas, Professor, Science (Science)
  • Mike Strand, Assistant Professor, Sociology (Social Sciences)
  • Jody Hoffer Gittell, Professor, The Heller School
  • Judy Dean, Professor, IBS
  • Nadeem Malik, Instructor, The Rabb School

Intellectual Property Review Committee

The Intellectual Property Review Committee oversees the implementation of the Brandeis Intellectual Property Policy and serves as an appellate body in the event of disagreements between the University and the creator of intellectual property, submitting its determinations to the Provost for the final decision, all as described in and consistent with the Policy.

2019-20 Members

Staff:

  • Ed Hackett, Vice Provost for Research
  • Steve Locke, General Counsel
  • Rebecca Menapace, Executive Director, Office of Technology Licensing
  • Sam Solomon, CFO and Treasurer

Faculty:

  • Linda Bui (chair), Associate Professor, IBS
  • Gary Jefferson, Professor, Economics
  • Daniel Oprian, Professor, Biochemistry
  • Dagmar Ringe, Professor, Biochemistry


Arts & Sciences Committees

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Committee on Undergraduate Academic Standing

Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid