Elected Committees and Positions 2017-18

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.

2017-18 Membership

G. Herb to 2018
J. C. Davis to 2019
S. Moorti to 2019

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.

2017-18 Membership

J. Tropp to 2018
P. Zupan to 2019 (on leave)
J. Munroe to 2020 (on leave)
M. Collaer to 2018
S. Abbott 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.

2017-18 Membership

A. Draper to 2018
J. Maluccio to 2018 (Secretary)
A. Briggs to 2019
N. Eppelsheimer to 2020
M. Baker-Medard to 2020
J. Finley to 2020
H. Vila to 2020

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

Faculty Council Archives - Minutes of council meetings, tagged by content (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.

2017-18 Membership

E. Proctor, chair (ex-officio)
I. Barrow to 2018
C. Myers to 2018
R. Tiger to 2020
E. Vazquez to 2020
J. Ward to 2020

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.

2017-18 Membership

S. Stroup to 2020
D. Kafumbe to 2020
C. Faraone to 2018
M. Rohena-Madrazo to 2019

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.

2017-18 Membership

B. Matthias to 2019
E. Garcia to 2020
J. Larrabee to 2020
J. Schmitt to 2020

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 provost, 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.

2017-18 Membership

N. Graham to 2018
E. Oxfeld to 2018
B. Millier to 2019
M. Olinick to 2019
J. Spackman to 2020

Faculty Moderator

David Dorman, Mathematics (to 2018)

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 2017-18

Administration Committee

2017-18 Membership

T. Billings (co-chair)

V. Backus

S. Mirling

W. Xu

Admissions Advisory Committee

2017-18 Membership

D. Brayton

M. Durst

A. Gregg

C. Thomsen

Americans with Disabilities Act Committee

2017-18 Membership

D. Evans

J. Weber

Athletic Policy Committee

2017-18 Membership

P. Sommers (chair)

J. Chaplin

R. Moeller

E. Quinn

Center for Careers and Internships Advisory Committee

2017-18 Membership

J. Teets

I. Uricaru

College Street Children's Center Board

2017-18 Membership

J. Berazneva

Community Council

2017-18 Membership

M. Anderson

D. Ayoub

R. Mitchell

Curriculum Committee

2017-18 Membership

T. Affolter

T. Byker

M. Evancho

M. Higa

Education Studies Committee

Currently not meeting

Environmental Council

2017-18 Membership

J. Howarth

J. L'Roe

A. Nurok

Faculty LIS Advisory Committee (FLAC)

2017-18 Membership

J. Fitzsimmons

P. Johnson

L. Stein

Health Professions Committee

2017-18 Membership

R. Bunt (chair)

W. Amidon

B. Baird

I. Brancoli

M. Dube

M. Kubacki

M. Spritzer

C. Star

Academic Integrity Committee (instead of Honor Code Review this year)

2017-18 Membership

L. Burnham

L. White

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Please contact Katie Gillespie (x-3053) with any questions for this committee.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

2017-18 Membership

G. Spatafora (Chair)

K. Cronise

J. Ward

Institutional Review Board

2017-18 Membership

M. Sheridan (chair)

M. Linderman

J. Ortegren

A. Robbett

B. Stevens

J. Ralph

Judicial Boards

2017-18 Membership

Academic Judicial Board

E. Bleich (co-chair)

R. Greeley

M. Manrique-Gomez

P. Schumer

D. Wyatt

Community Judicial Board

I. Brancoli

E. Foutch

W. Waldron

T. Weston

Laboratory Safety Committee

2017-18 Membership

V. Backus

S. Choi

M. Dash

M. Durst

Off-Campus Study/Programs Abroad

2017-18 Membership

J. Cason (chair)

S. Closser

L. Davis

I. Feldman


M. Beatty to 2020

Pre-Professional Committees

2017-18 Membership


J. McLeod


D. Scharstein


K. Callanan
M. Dry

- ad hoc Committee on Assessment

2017-18 Membership

R. Bennette

L. Castaneda

J. Isham

H. Klein

M. Lawrence

- ad hoc Honorary Degree Committee

2017-18 Membership

A. Crouzieres-Ingenthron

E. Gong

- ad hoc Language Schools Faculty Advisory Committee

Two Year Membership 2016/17 and 2017-18

M. Clinton

J. Paolo de Souza

S. Gumuscu

P. Saldarriaga

M. Ward

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