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.
Suzanne Gurland, Chair, Dean of Curriculum; Psychology
Jason Arndt, Psychology (2017)
Carrie Reed, Chinese (2017)
Tom Van Order, Italian (2017)
Antonia Losano, English & American Literatures (2015)
Peter Schumer, Mathematics (2015)
Inquiries for the EAC may be directed to Dean of Curriculum. The entire committee may be contacted via email at Educational Affairs Committee.
The EAC is responsible for the general direction of the undergraduate curriculum. Recommendations for changes to the curriculum are submitted to the EAC for review. The committee discusses the implications of proposed changes. Once those implications are clear and acceptable, the EAC refers these proposals to the full faculty for discussion and vote.
Requesting Staffing Positions
Chairs of departments and programs review histories of their enrollments, enrollment and major data, and the current teaching expectations (see below) when preparing proposals to EAC. In the application, Chairs provide the rationale for the request, accompanied by appropriate documentation. Please review the Recruiting Section of the Chairs Handbook for specific information on what to include. The appropriate form to use and examples of successful proposals can be found here. In addition, historical enrollment data by department and annual numbers of majors are available on this page.
Deadline for requesting staffing positions for 2016-17 is April 3, 2015.
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 guidelines and supplemental information on curricular planning, including forms for use by departments, programs, and individual faculty members.
Proposed Faculty Teaching Plans (2015-2016) are entered using bannerweb.
Department Chairs/Program Directors will review and approve individual Faculty Teaching Plans as well as review and approve Departmental Staffing Reports through bannerweb
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.)