Educational Affairs Committee (EAC)
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.
James Davis, Co-Chair, Associate VP for Academic Affairs; Religion
Andi Lloyd, Co-Chair, Dean of Faculty; Biology
Chris Klyza, Political Science/Environmental Studies (2014)
Suzanne Gurland, Psychology (2014)
Antonia Losano, English & American Literatures (2015)
Amy Morsman, History (2013)
Peter Schumer, Mathematics (2015)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAC is responsible for the general direction of the undergraduate curriculum. Recommendations for changes to the curriculum must be submitted to the EAC for review. The committee will discuss the implications of proposed changes, and once those implications are clear and acceptable, the EAC will refer these proposals to the full faculty for discussion and vote.
Requesting Staffing Positions
Chairs of departments and programs are required to review histories of their enrollments, enrollment and major data, and the current teaching expectations (see below) when preparing proposals to EAC. To apply for a position, the rationale must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. Please review the Recruiting Section of the Chairs Handbook for specific information on what should be included. The appropriate form to use and examples of successful proposals can be found here.
Deadline for requesting staffing positions for 2014-15: April 12, 2013
Teaching Expectations were recommended by the Educational Affairs Committee in October 2011 and approved by the administration in December 2011. Below are links to the new guidelines and supplemental information on curricular planning, including forms for use by departments, programs, and individual faculty members.
Course Release Policy
Course release policy, approved as of May 2011
The EAC reports to the faculty on a monthly basis. The reports, which are included with agendas for Faculty Meetings, can be read in the archives of EAC reports to the faculty. (Content restricted to members of the Middlebury community.)