Elected Committees and Positions
The Appeals Council hears petitions from faculty members who wish to contend a promotion review that results in non-reappointment. Appeals are granted only on grounds involving procedural errors that may have influenced the review committee and/or the president, or violations of academic freedom. The Appeals Council consists of five tenured faculty members, elected by the faculty. No two members of the Council may be from the same department.
S. Abbott (2016)
J. Holmes (2016)
B. Hart (2015)
L. Essig (2014)
L. Yarbrough (2014)
Educational Affairs Committee
The EAC has two primary functions: to oversee the general direction of the College's curriculum and to make recommendations on staffing and the allocation of teaching resources. The EAC consists of five tenured members of the faculty, elected by the faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division, and no more than one from a department.
A. Lloyd, chair (ex-officio)
A. Losano (2015)
P. Schumer (2015)
S. Gurland (2014)
C. Klyza (2014)
N. Graham (2014)
Inquiries for the EAC may be directed to Dean of the Faculty or the Associate VP for Academic Affairs. The entire committee may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
For more information about requesting staffing positions, teaching expectations, the course release policy, and EAC reports, please visit the EAC subpage.
The Faculty Council advises the president and serves as a channel of communication between the faculty and the administration. The Council consists of four tenured and two untenured members elected by the faculty. Members of the faculty in their first or second year of appointment are not eligible for election, nor are those on part-time, associate, visiting, or other special appointments, or those who are currently under tenure review. Members of Faculty Council sometimes report to the faculty as one of two subcommittees: the Committee on Conference with the Trustees, and the Committee on Finance and Planning. At the end of each academic year, Faculty Council also serves as the Committee on Committees, charged with making faculty appointments to other college committees.
M. Costanza-Robinson (2016)
C. Velez (2016)
L. White (2016)
A. Draper (2015)
K. Khalifa (2015)
P. Matthews (2015)
The committee may be contacted, en masse, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Council Archives - Minutes of council meetings, tagged by content (Content is restricted to members of the Middlebury Community.)
The Promotions Committee
The Promotions Committee advises the president on cases in which a faculty member is under review for promotion with tenure or to full professor. The Promotion Committee also serves as a body of review in termination for cause cases involving faculty members. The committee consists of three full-time full professors who are elected by the faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.
J. Chaplin (2014)
H. Grasswick (2016)
P. Ryan (2016)
The Reappointments Committee
The Reappointments Committee advises the president in all reappointment reviews. This committee also conducts ten-year reviews. The committee consists of three full-time full professors who are elected by the faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.
M. McCauley (2015)
S. Snyder (2014)
H. Young (2016)
David Dorman, Mathematics (2014)
The Faculty Moderator presides over Faculty Meetings, participates with Faculty Council and with the administration in planning the agenda for faculty meetings, and encourages faculty to make suggestions for the agenda.
Committees Appointed by Faculty Council
K. Guttentag, Co-Chair (ex-officio)
D. Price, Co-Chair
Admissions Advisory Committee
G. Buckles, Chair
Americans with Disabilities Act Committee
Jodi Litchfield, Coordinator (ex-officio)
T. Van Order
Athletic Policy Committee
Center for Careers and Internships Advisory Committee
College Street Children's Center Board
S. Collado, Co-Chair
The Curriculum Committee considers proposals for new courses, reviews proposals for new minors, and oversees other additions or changes to the curriculum. It is a subcommittee of the Educational Affairs Committee.
R. Cluss, Chair
L. Graham, Registrar
For more information, please contact the chair, or Curriculum Information Specialist Janis Audet. For course proposal forms, please visit the Curriculum Committee subpage.
Education Studies Committee
C. Cooper, Chair
Faculty LIS Advisory Committee (FLAC)
Michael Roy, Ex-officio
Financial Aid Advisory Committee
Health Professions Committee
R. Sandwick, Chair
ad hoc Honorary Degree Committee
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is mandated by U.S. federal law to oversee and evaluate all aspects of Middlebury College's animal care and use program. The IACUC is committed to assisting faculty, students and staff in upholding the college's commitment to the finest care and most humane utilization of animals and to enabling meaningful scientific research and teaching.
For more information, please visit the IACUC website (content restricted to members of the Middlebury College Community).
Institutional Review Board
The IRB exists to protect people who participate in original research conducted at Middlebury College or by a member of the College community. Research that involves interviewing other people, distributing surveys, conducting experiments on people, or even observing particular people in their daily lives is normally what we call "research on human subjects," and all such research requires some level of approval from the IRB.
J. Arndt (starting January 1, 2014)
G. Jordan (Fall 2013 only)
B. Stevens (Community Member)
J. Ralph (Administrator)
For more information about applying for research approval, please visit the Institutional Review Board website.
Middlebury College invests its students, staff and faculty with the power to maintain community values through our judicial system. The Academic Judicial Board (AJB) reviews alleged violations of Middlebury's Honor Code: cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty. The Community Judicial Board (CJB) reviews alleged violations of Middlebury's Community Standards and General Policies; Sexual Assault Policy; Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy; and other Handbook policies when the alleged violation is serious enough that official College discipline (probation or suspension) is a possible outcome.
Academic Judicial Board, 2013-14 Membership
R. Bennett, Co-chair
Community Judicial Board, 2013-14 Membership
Please visit the Judicial Affairs website for more information.
Off-Campus Study (Programs Abroad)
J. Cason, Chair
Sexual Assault Oversight Committee
Committees Appointed by Administration
Committee on Art in Public Places
Richard Saunders, Chair, Director, College Museum
Doug Perkins, Clerk, Administrative Operations Manager, Museum of Art
Kristen Anderson, Assoc. VP for Budget and Financial Planning
James Butler, Studio Art
Pieter Broucke, Director of the Arts
Christa Clifford, Assoc. Director of Operations and Finance, Arts Center
Norm Cushman, Assoc. VP for Facilities Services
Emmie Donadio, Chief Curator, Museum of Art
Robert Graham, Trustee
John Houskeeper, Museum Preparator
John Huddleston, Studio Art
R. Lapham, Arts Council chair
Nicholas Clifford, Friends of the Art Museum representative
Cynthia Packert, History of Art & Architecture
Kenneth Pohlman, Museum Designer
Linda Whitton, Trustee
Janie Chester Young, Director of Parent Giving
Student appointees TBD
Master Plan Implementation Committee
In 2008, Middlebury College released its Master Plan to guide the college’s growth and development over the next 50 years. The master plan sets forth 10 overall goals:
- Promoting sustainability in all college operations and planning
- Enhancing Middlebury’s relationship to the ecological landscape
- Reinforcing the campus’s architectural character and scale
- Promoting an accessible pedestrian-friendly campus
- Improving the relationship between town and college
- Increasing the variety of campus open spaces
- Optimizing pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow
- Fostering year-round campus
- Consolidating academic units on campus
- Establishing connectivity between campus areas
The Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC) monitors and ensures that all design projects comply with the intent of the Master Plan; interprets the Plan and Guidelines; recommends exceptions when appropriate, and recommends modification or development of the Campus Master Plan as required. The MPIC also evaluates projects to ensure that they meet the highest qualitative and sustainable standards.
Tim Spears, Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jennifer Bleich, Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Pieter Broucke, Director of the Arts
Jack Byrne, Director of Sustainability Integration
Norm Cushman, AVP for Facilities Services
Mark Gleason, Project Manager, Facilities Services
Andi Lloyd, Dean of Faculty
Tom McGinn, Project Manager, Facilities Services
John McLeod, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture
Tim Parsons, Horticulturist
The Space Committee administers the Space Policy and Process as approved by the President’s Staff; makes fair decisions on space requests most beneficial to meeting College goals and mission; acts as arbiter for space conflicts; and allocates annual space change funds among all requests.
Tim Spears, Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lisa Ayers, Director of Events Scheduling and Information
James Davis, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ann Crumb, Associate Vice President for College Advancement
Michael Geisler, Vice President for Language Schools, Schools Abroad & Graduate Programs
Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics
Mary Stanley, Space Manager
Staff Resources Committee
The Staff Resources Committee (SRC) is responsible for reviewing requests for staff positions, and making recommendations to the President as to which requests should be approved. In Fall 2008, in response to the economic recession, the SRC played a lead role in examining staff level, workloads, and departmental missions across the College, and guiding the institution’s efforts to reduce staff through attrition. The committee continues to engage these broader institutional issues while also considering individual position requests.
Drew Macan, Co-Chair, AVP for Human Resources and Organizational Development
Tim Spears, Co-Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Susan Campbell Baldridge, Vice President for Planning and Assessment
Shirley Collado, Dean of the College
Norm Cushman, Director of Facilities Services
Michael Geisler,Vice President for Language Schools, Schools Abroad & Graduate Programs
Jim Keyes, Vice President for College Advancement
Patrick Norton,Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Kenneth Pierce, Staff Council President