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Elected Committees and Positions

Appeals Council

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.

 2014-15 Membership

L. Yarbrough to 2017
B. Hofer to 2017
S. Abbott to 2016
J. Holmes to 2016
B. Hart to 2015

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.

2014-15 Membership

S. Gurland, chair (ex-officio)
J. Arndt to 2017
C. Reed to 2017
T. Van Order to 2017
A. Losano to 2015
P. Schumer to 2015 

Inquiries for the EAC may be directed to Dean of Curriculum. The entire committee may be contacted via email at Educational Affairs Committee.

For more information about requesting staffing positions, teaching expectations, the course release policy, and EAC reports, please visit the EAC subpage.

Faculty Council

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.

2014-15 Membership

C. Wright to 2017
C. Velez to 2016
L. White to 2016
A. Draper to 2015
G. Gonzalez Zenteno to 2015
2 to be elected

The committee may be contacted, en masse, via e-mail facultycouncil@middlebury.edu

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 Promotions 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.

2014-15 Membership

G. Herb to 2017
H. Grasswick to 2016
P. Ryan to 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.

2014-15 Membership

J. Tropp to 2017
H. Young to 2016
M. McCauley to 2015

Faculty Moderator

David Dorman, Mathematics (2015)

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.

To write to the Faculty Moderator, click here.  The moderator will also maintain a webpage.

Committees Appointed by Faculty Council

Administration Committee

2014-15 Membership

K. Guttentag, Co-Chair (ex-officio)

T. Billings (co-chair)

T. Beyer

C. Nunley

E. Proctor

Admissions Advisory Committee

2014-15 Membership

G. Buckles, Chair

W. Poulin-Deltour

P. Sommers

I. Uricaru

M. Witkin