Elected Committees and Positions 2015-16

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.

2015-16 Membership

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

Reappointments Committee

The Reappointments Committee advises the provost 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.

2015-16 Membership

J. C. Davis to 2016
H. Young to 2016
J. Tropp to 2017 (on leave)
P. Zupan to 2018

Faculty Council

Faculty Council is the executive committee of the faculty. In this capacity it (1) coordinates faculty business; (2) represents the College faculty when working with the administration and/or Board of Trustees on all matters related to the College faculty; (3) acts as the Committee on Committees; and (4) in conjunction with other elected faculty committees, works with the administration and/or Board of Trustees on matters of shared interest related to the College, the Schools, and the Institute.

2015-16 Membership

C. Velez to 2016
L. White to 2016
N. Eppelsheimer to 2016
J. McCallum to 2017 (on leave)
C. Wright to 2017
A. Draper to 2018
G. Gonzalez Zenteno to 2018
J. Maluccio to 2018

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.)

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.

2015-16 Membership

S. Gurland, chair (ex-officio)
J. Arndt to 2017
C. Wiebe to 2017
T. Van Order to 2017
I. Barrow to 2018
S. Watson to 2018

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.

Strategy Committee

The Strategy Committee represents the College faculty in long-range strategic planning with the administration and Board of Trustees. Though the committee is concerned primarily with the College, it will also represent the faculty in shared-governance discussions on matters of common interest to the College, the Schools, and the Institute. The committee is also charged with engaging the faculty, administration, and trustees on developments in high education (both nationally and globally), as they might affect Middlebury College.

2015-16 Membership

C. Klyza to 2018
A. Morsman to 2018
C. Faraone to 2018
A. Crouzieres-Ingenthron to 2018

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee represents the College faculty in shared-governance discussions with the administration and Board of Trustees regarding Middlebury's financial sustainability, especially as it relates to the College. In addition to its concern with matters direcly related to the faculty, the Committee will also consider other financial matters that affect the integrity of Middlebury's academic program and, for example, the College's commitments to supporting students with financial need and insuring the diversity of the community.

2015-16 Membership

S. Burch to 2018
N. Muller to 2018
B. Peterson to 2018
A. Stanger to 2018

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.

 2015-16 Membership

S. Abbott to 2016
J. Holmes to 2016
L. Yarbrough to 2017 (on leave 16-17)
B. Hofer to 2017 (on leave Spring 17)
R. Tiger to 2018 (stepped down)

Faculty Moderator

David Dorman, Mathematics (2016)

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

2015-16 Membership

T. Billings (co-chair)

J. Larrabee

C. Nunley

A.J. Vasiliou

Admissions Advisory Committee

2015-16 Membership

M. Durst

R. Moeller

I. Uricaru

M. Witkin

Americans with Disabilities Act Committee

2015-16 Membership

M. Clinton

G. Ernstrom

Athletic Policy Committee

2015-16 Membership

L. Grindon (chair)

P. Sommers

L. Stein

E. Quinn

Center for Careers and Internships Advisory Committee

2015-16 Membership

L. Burnham

J. Teets

College Street Children's Center Board

2015-16 Membership

J. Mao

Community Council

2015-16 Membership

B. Baird

S. Laursen

M. Nevins

Curriculum Committee

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.

2015-16 Membership

M. Evancho

E. Glikman

S. Liebhaber

E. Sassin

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

2015-16 Membership

C. Cooper, chair

E. Gebarowski-Shafer

G. Vitercik

Environmental Council

2015-16 Membership

D. Allen

I. Brancoli Busdraghi

A. Nurok

E. Oxfeld (Fall semester and Winter Term)

Faculty LIS Advisory Committee (FLAC)

2015-16 Membership

L. Davis

G. Hardwig

B. Humbert

Financial Aid Advisory Committee

2015-16 Membership


Health Professions Committee

2015-16 Membership

R. Sandwick (chair)

V. Backus

A. Dean

M. Dube

C. Han

M. Kubacki

T. Root

D. Silva


ad hoc Committee on Assessment

2015-16 Membership

A. Yuen, faculty chair

A. Anzali

E. Garcia

L. Giddings

C. Keathley

A. Koch-Rein

ad hoc Honorary Degree Committee


W. Hart

J. Larrabee

ad hoc Language Schools Faculty Advisory Committee

2015-16 Membership

A. Anzali

M. Manrique-Gomez

K. Moss

F. Rocha

S. Stroup

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.

2015-16 Membership

M. Sheridan (chair)

L. Besser-Jones

E. Huet-Vaughn

M. Kimble

I. Schiffer

B. Stevens (Community Member)

J. Ralph (Administrator)

For more information about applying for research approval, please visit the Institutional Review Board website.

Judicial Boards

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, 2015-16 Membership

E. Napier (co-chair)

E. Bleich

L. Castaneda

M. Dash

M. Higa

E. Oxfeld (Spring semester)

Community Judicial Board, 2015-16 Membership

M. Baker-Medard

S. Tan

E. Vazquez

W. Waldron

Please visit the Judicial Affairs website for more information.

Off-Campus Study/Programs Abroad

2015-16 Membership

J. Cason, Chair

S. Closser

I. Feldman

D. Miranda Hardy


J. Gamero de Coca

M. Olinick

Pre-Professional Committees

2015-16 Membership

Architectural Studies
J. McLeod

T. Byker

D. Scharstein

M. Dry

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