Faculty committees are at the heart of faculty governance.
General councils and committees of the faculty
|Council on Reviews (COR): 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.
|Council on Reviews (COR): Reappointments Committee||
The Reappointments Committee advises the provost in all reappointment reviews. This committee also conducts ten-year reviews.
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.
|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.||G. Spatafora, chair (ex-officio)
|Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI)||
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.
|D. Miranda Hardy
|Strategy Committee||The Strategy Committee represents the College faculty in long-range strategic planning with the administration and Board of Trustees.||R. Lint Sagarena
|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.||N. Graham
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.
|Physical Education and Athletics Committee on Reappointment|
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.
The Curriculum Committee is charged with approving new courses; acting upon changes in requirements for programs, majors, and minors; exercising oversight of the distribution requirement and the cultures and civilizations requirement; and administering winter term.
This committee is responsible for reviewing petitions from students for exceptions to certain academic policies and from faculty members for grade changes.
|Athletic Policy Committee||The committee has the responsibility to formulate and recommend to the faculty policy concerning intercollegiate athletics for Middlebury College undergraduates.||
To prepare committee recommendations; to assist students in their applications to medical, dental, engineering, and other professional schools.
|Education Studies Committee||
To work with the director of education studies in an advisory capacity. The committee consists of the director of education studies and two faculty members.
|Off-Campus Study||To review, appraise, and approve or disapprove all student applications for a leave of absence to study off campus.||
C. Velez (chair)
|Center for Careers and Internships Advisory Committee||
To work with the director of the Center for Careers and Internships in an advisory capacity. The committee consists of the director, two faculty members, and students.
|Honorary Degrees Committee||
Trustee committee that recommends to the president candidates for honorary degrees and Commencement speakers.
Committees Appointed by Faculty Council
|Academic Integrity Committee||
|Admissions Advisory Committee||
|College Street Children’s Center Board||P. Hess|
|Community Bias Response Team||R. Joo|
|CTLR Advisory Committee||
|Digital Learning, ITS, and Library Engagement (DIALECT)||
|Health Professions Committee||
|Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee|
|Institutional Biosafety Committee||
B. Cluss (Chair)
|Institutional Review Board||
|Academic Judicial Board||
|Community Judicial Board||
|Laboratory Safety Committee||
Ad Hoc Committees
|Committee on Assessment||
|FYSE Steering Committee||
|Language Schools Faculty Advisory Committee||
|Writing Program||S. Shapiro|