Elected Committees and Positions 2022-23

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.

2022-23 Membership

L. Besser to 2024
W. Pyle to 2024
E. Proctor to 2025



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.

2022-23 Membership

S. Carletti to 2023
M. Kimble to 2023
E. Garrison to 2024
S. Abbott to 2024 (on leave 22-23)


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.

The council will consist of four tenured faculty members, two pre-tenure (i.e., nontenured regular appointment) faculty members, and one special appointment faculty member.  

2022-23 Membership

S. DeSimone to Winter 2023
A. Vasiliou to 2024 (Secretary)
J. Sanchez to 2024
A. Anzali to 2025
B. Johnson to 2025
J. Mittell to 2025
D. Yeaton to 2025
one untenured member 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 (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.

2022-23 Membership

G. Spatafora, chair (ex-officio)
W. Amidon to 2023
E. Morrison to 2023
N. Poppe to 2025
F. Swenton to 2025
M. Nevins to 2025

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.

Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will serve as a platform for faculty engagement and governance on issues pertaining to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. 

The CDEI will consist of six faculty members: two elected members and four appointed by Faculty Council in its role as the Committee on Committees. No more than two CDEI members shall be junior faculty. No more than two members of the CDEI may be from one division and no more than one member may be from one department. 

2022-23 membership

D. Miranda Hardy to 2023
A. Jacobel to 2023
M. Taylor to 2023
D. Ayoub to 2024
D. Davis to 2024
S. Gumuscu to 2024


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 higher education (both nationally and globally), as they might affect Middlebury College. 

The committee is comprised of four faculty members, two of whom are elected by the faculty and two appointed by the Faculty Council in its role as the Committee on Committees. No more than two members of the Strategy Committee may be from one division and no more than one member may be from one department.

2022-23 Membership

R. Lint Sagarena to 2024
A. Rao to 2025
L. Repka to 2025
C. Wiebe to 2025



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 directly 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 ensuring the diversity of the community.

The Resources Committee will consist of four faculty members: two elected by the faculty and two appointed by Faculty Council in its role as the Committee on Committees. No more than two members of the Resources Committee may be from one division, and no more than one member may be from one department.

2022-23 Membership

N. Graham to 2023
T. Byker to 2023
B. Baird to 2024
M. Seehuus to 2025

Appeals Council

The Appeals Council hears petitions from faculty members who wish to contest 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.

2022-23 Membership

N. Horning to 2023
M. Sheridan to 2023
J. Spackman to 2023
C. Combelles to 2024 (on leave 22-23)
P. Saldarriaga to 2024
E. Sassin to 2024



Faculty Moderator

Miguel Fernandez, Luso-Hispanic Studies (to 2023)

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.  

Committees Appointed by Faculty Council 2021-22

Academic Integrity Committee (replaces Honor Code Review)

2021-22 Membership

E. Oxfeld

M. Wodruff

Administration Committee

2021-22 Membership

V. Backus

T. Billings (co-chair)

M. Manrique-Gomez

J. Miller-Lane

Admissions Advisory Committee

2021-22 Membership

S. Liebhaber

A. Mychajliw

A. Rao

Y. Siddiqi

Athletic Policy Committee

2021-22 Membership

P. Sommers (chair)

H. Vila

T. Weston

 

Center for Careers and Internships Advisory Committee

2021-22 Membership

E. Gong

IS. Gumuscu

College Street Children's Center Board

2021-22 Membership

L. J. Crodelle

Community Bias Response Team

2021-22 Membership

S. Abbott

Community Council

2021-22 Membership

J. Isham

K. Niwaeli

J. Wang

CTLR Advisory Committee

2021-22 Membership

L. Castaneda

K. Gottshall

M. Kubacki

C. Packert

Curriculum Committee

2021-22 Membership

J. Butler

K. Coe

K. Davis

R. Mitchell

Digital Learning, ITS and Library Engagement (DIALECT)

2021-22 Membership

L. Burnham

J. Foley

O. Milutin

N. Ngaiza

Environmental Council

2021-22 Membership

J. Berazneva

A. Findlay

D. Suarez

A. Vaccari

Health Professions Committee

2020-21 Membership

C. Andrews (2 yr) to 2023

K. Bright (2 yr) to 2022

A. Crocker (2 yr) to 2022

J. Howarth (2 yr) to 2023

K. Khalifa (2 yr) to 2023

W. Peterson (2 yr) to 2023 

O. Porteious (2 yr) to 2023

M. Spritzer (co-chair, 1 yr) to 2022

S. Tan (2 yr) to 2023

G. Winslet (2 yr) to 2022

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Please contact Jake Pirkkanen (x-3053) with any questions for this committee.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

2021-22 Membership

B. Cluss (Chair)

G. Pask

Z. Zhai

Institutional Review Board

2021-22 Membership

S. Abe

J. Brennan (Community Member)

M. Owens

M. Seehuus

A. Verghese

Judicial Boards

2021-22 Membership

Academic Judicial Board 2021-22

L. Besser

A. Fieldhouse

P. Johnson

J. L'Roe

J. Weber

Community Judicial Board 2021-22

J. Doran

E. Glikman

M. Rohena-Madrazo

M. Witkin

Laboratory Safety Committee

2021-22 Membership

J. Byers

M. Durst

A. Jacobel

E. Moody

V. Thomas

Off-Campus Study/Programs Abroad

2021-22 Membership

C. Velez (chair)

I. Feldman

T. Smorodinska

W. Xu

Ombudsperson(s)

Antonia Losano to 2022

Bertram Johnson to 2022

Parliamentarian

2020-21 Membership

J. Mittell

Pre-Professional Committees

2012-22 Membership

Architecture

J. McLeod

Engineering

P. Caplan
S. Watson

Law

M. Dry

- ad hoc Committee on Assessment

2019-20 Membership

C. Anderson

B. Cluss

E. Glikman

S. Gumuscu

M. Lawrence

- ad hoc FYSE Steering Committee

2020-21 Membership

N. Dobreva

E. Glikman

M. Leftheris

A. Prakash

- ad hoc Honorary Degree Committee

2021-22 Membership

R. Cohen

- ad hoc Language Schools Faculty Advisory Committee

Two Year Membership

I. Brancoli Busdraghi 2022

L. Lesta Garcia 2022

R. Greeley 2022

S. Gumuscu 2022

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