Arts & Sciences Council

Standing & Ad Hoc Committees

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Budget Advisory Committee

Members:

  • Charles Becker (Economics) Chair
  • Pankaj Agarwal (Computer Science)
  • Christine Drea (Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Valerie Ashby (Arts & Sciences), ex officio
  • John Brown (ECASC Liaison), ex officio
  • Sandy Connolly (Arts & Sciences), ex officio

 

Ad Hoc DKU / A&S Council Joint Committee

Members:

  • Deb Reisinger (Romance Studies) Chair
  • Ken Rogerson (Sanford School of Public Policy)
  • Michael Ferejohn (Philosophy)
  • Bruce Hall (History)
  • Bob Malkin (Engineering)
  • Carol Apollonio (Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • Denise Comer (Thompson Writing Program)
  • Kip Frey (Sanford School of Public Policy)
  • Paul Manos (Biology)
  • Clark Bray (Mathematics)
  • Gary Bennett (Global Health)
  • Leslie Digby (Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Susan Rodger (Computer Science)
  • Stephen Vaisey (Sociology)
  • Sherryl Broverman (Biology)
  • Kieran Healy (Sociology)
  • Arlie Petters (Academic Affairs), ex officio
  • Jim Dobbins (Associate Vice Provost for China and DKU Initiatives, LACC), ex officio
  • Amanda Kelso (Director of Global Ed.), ex officio
  • Deedra McClearn (DKU, Director Academic Program Dev.), ex officio
  • Stephen Nowicki (Vice Provost of Undergrad. Ed.), ex officio
  • Paul Paparella (Assist. Dir. of Global Ed.), ex officio
  • Valerie Ashby (A&S Dean of Faculty),  ex officio
  • Shane Goodrich (A&S Academic Deans) ex officio

 

 Imagining the Duke Curriculum Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

  • Lamonte Aidoo (Romance Studies)
  • David Bell (Romance Studies)
  • Thomas DeFrantz (Dance, African & African American Studies)
  • Michael Hardt (Literature Program)
  • Owen Flanagan (Philosophy, Psychology & Neurosciences)
  • Richard Newell (Nicholas School)
  • Ronen Plesser (Physics)
  • Steve Nowicki, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (ex-officio)
  • David Malone (Education Program, Service Learning)
  • Adriane Lentz-Smith (History, African & African American Studies)
  • Gunther Peck (History, Public Policy)
  • Valerie Ashby, Dean of Arts & Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Amanda Kelso, Director Global Education
  • David Jamieson-Drake, Director of Institutional Research
  • Linda Franzoni, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Pratt
  • Lee Willard, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Planning
  • Kristen Neuschel (History)
  • Lavanya Sunder, Duke Student Government
  • Ray Li, Duke Student Government

 

 

Assessment Commitee

Charge:

The A & S Faculty Assessment Committee (ASFAC) serves as a resources to departments in continuous improvement of our undergraduate programs. The Committee communicates institutional expectations for department assessment activities; promotes the integration of assessment as a natural and productive part of departmental strategic planning; reviews assessment plans and annual assessment reports; provides constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement; and reports back to the Arts & Sciences Council.                                                                                    

Webpage: admin.trinity.duke.edu/arts-sciences-council/assessment-committee

Members:
  • Jennifer Ahern-Dodson (Thompson Writing Program), Chair
  • Kristen Stephens (Education)
  • Barbara Dickinson (Dance)
  • Dorian Canelas (Chemistry)
  • Chris Roy (Chemistry)
  • Steven Churchill (Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Arlie Petters (Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences), ex officio
  • Keith Whitfield (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs), ex officio
  • Molly Goldwasser (Provost Office), ex officio
  • Matt Serra (Director, Office of Assessment, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences), ex officio
  • Jeff Forbes (A&S Academic Deans), ex officio
  • Ingeborg Walther (German), ex officio
  • Lee Willard (Senior Associate Dean, Academic Planning, Arts & Sciences), ex officio
  • Anita Layton (ECASC Liaison), ex officio
     

Reports:

Assessment Committee Annual Report 2015-16

Assessment Committee Annual Report 2014

Assessment Commitee Annual Report 2012

Assessment Committee Annual Report 2011

 

 

Courses Committee

Charge:

The Committee on Courses shall insist on the highest academic standards in both undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Committee shall approve or disapprove new courses, including house courses. The Committee shall ensure proper and appropriate academic credit, classification and labeling of all courses in accordance with the stipulations of the current curriculum.

Members:

  • Paul Manos (Biology),Chair
  • Carol Apollonio (Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • Denise Comer (Thompson Writing Program)
  • Kip Frey (Sanford School of Public Policy)
  • Clark Bray (Mathematics)
  • Charlotte Sussman (English)
  • Stephen Vaisey (Sociology)
  • Shane Goodridge (Associate Dean), ex officio
  • Carol Apollonio (ECASC Liason), ex officio

Reports:

Course Commitee Annual Report 2012-2013

Course Committee Annual Report 2011-2012

 

 

Curriculum Committee

Members:

Reports:

  • David Malone (Education), Chair
  • Richard MacPhail (Chemistry)
  • Cary Moskovitz (Thompson Writing Program)
  • Josh Sosin (Classical Studies)
  • Lori Leachman (Economics)
  • Charles Thompson (Documentary Studies)
  • Chantal Reid (Biology)
  • Philip Stern (History)
  • Annie Adair (DSG)
  • Frank Blalark (University Registrar), ex officio
  • Jeff Forbes (Academic Dean), ex officio
  • Ingeborg Walther (German), ex officio
  • John Supko, (ECASC Liaison), ex officio

Curriculum Committee Annual Report 2012

Curriculum Committee Annual Report 2011

 

Faculty Research Committee

Charge:

The Committee on Faculty Research has two responsibilities: a) it shall administer the awarding of grants for research and for conference travel made available each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and b) it shall address larger issues of research that are important for Arts and Sciences faculty.

Webpage:  admin.trinity.duke.edu/arts-sciences-council/committee-faculty-research

Members:

  • Richard Kay (Evolutionary Anthropology), Chair
  • Maurizio Forte (Classical Studies)
  • Ross Widenhoefer (Chemistry)
  • Federico Bugni (Economics)
  • Lenhard Ng (Mathematics)
  • Carlos Rojas (AMES)
  • David Siegel (Political Science)
  • Ara Wilson (ECASC liaison), ex officio

Reports:

Faculty Research Committee Report 2015-2016

Faculty Research Committee Report 2014-2015

Faculty Research Committee Report 2013-2014

Faculty Research Committee Report 2012-2013

Faculty Research Committee Report 2009-2011

 

Global Education Committee

Charge:

The Committee on Global Education shall recommend to the Dean of Trinity College and to the Council appropriate regulations for study abroad, foreign academic exchange programs,  and domestic programs overseen by the Office on Global Education for Undergraduates. The Committee shall recommend guidelines for determining transfer credit to Duke for academic work done abroad. It shall approve academic changes (deletions, revisions, and additions) in study abroad programs that have been previously endorsed by Duke.  It shall recommend new Duke-sponsored study programs to the Dean of the College following a careful review of detailed proposals. It shall review periodically all Duke-sponsored and approved programs overseen by Global Education Office in terms of changing educational and academic needs at Duke.

Members:

  • Ken Rogerson (Sanford School of Public Policy), Chair
  • Leslie Digby (Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Michael Ferejohn (Philosophy)
  • Bruce Hall (History)
  • Deb Reisinger (Romance Studies)
  • Bob Malkin (Pratt)
  • Sherryl Broverman (Biology)
  • Kieran Healy (Sociology)
  • Kata Gellen (German)
  • Brad Hanson (DSG)
  • Wendy Lu (DSG)
  • Arlie Petters (Dean for Academic Affairs of Trinity College), ex officio
  • Amanda Kelso (Director of Global Education Office), ex officio
  • Paul Paparella (Global Education), ex officio
  • Susan Pratt (Global Education), ex officio
  • Soraya Campbell (Global Education), ex officio
  • Stephen Nowicki (Vice Provost of Undergrad. Ed.), ex officio
  • Sherryl Broverman (ECASC Liaison), ex officio

Reports:

Global Educatino Committee Annual Report 2014-15

Global Education Committee Annual Report 2013-14

Global Education Committee Annual Report 2012

Global Education Committee Annual Report 2011

Global Education Committee Annual Report 2010

 

Imagining the Duke Curriculum Committee

Charge:

The Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Council of Trinity College charges the Imagining Curriculum Committee to examine the state of the curriculum and make revisions. The committee’s revisions should respond to three key questions:  In its present educational context, can the logic of the curriculum be clarified and simplified? Does the curriculum have a capacity to draw out and challenge students’ curiosity and creativity? Does the curriculum have a capacity to reap the full benefits of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary work of a research university?

Webpage: admin.trinity.duke.edu/arts-sciences-council/imagining-duke-curriculum

Members:

  • Suzanne Shanahan (Sociology), Chair
  • Liliana Parades (Romance Studies)
  • Sheila Dillon (Art, Art History & Visual Studies)
  • Mohamed Noor (Biology)
  • Lynn Smith-Lovin (Sociology)
  • Gary Bennett (Psychology & Neuroscience)
  • Anita Layton, Chair A&S Council, ex officio
  • Arlie Petters, Dean of Academic Affairs, ex officio
  • Inge Walther, Dean of Curriculum & Course Development, ex officio
  • Matt Serra, Director of Assessment, ex officio

Reports:

 

Officer Education Committee

Charge:

The Committee on Officer Education shall review the credentials of candidates for appointment in the three military departments and make recommendations to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Committee shall periodically review the curriculum of the ROTC programs and report the results of that review to the Council.

Members:

  • Victor Strandberg (English), Chair
  • Peter Feaver (Political Science)
  • Owen Astrachan (Computer Science)
  • Michael Gustafson (Civil Engineering)
  • Joseph Nadeau (Engineering)
  • LTC Jesse Hunt (Air Force)                            
  • LTC Keirya Langkamp (Army)
  • CAPT Stephen Gillespie (Naval Science)
  • LTC Mark Shellabarger (Marine Corps)
  • Milton Blackmon (Associate Dean), ex officio
  • Owen Astrachan (ECASC Liaison), ex officio

Report:

Officer Education Committee Annual Report 2014

Officer Education Committee Annual Report 2013

Officer Education Committee Annual Report 2012

 

 

Program II Committee

Charge:

The Committee on Program II shall study and make appropriate recommendations to the Dean of Trinity College and to the Council with respect to Program II and its relationship to the broader curriculum. The Committee shall admit students to Program II and approve their programs and any later modification thereof.

Membership:

  • Jonathan Shaw (Biology), Chair
  • Sherryl Broverman (Biology)
  • Purnima Shah (Dance)
  • Bahar Leventoglu (Political Science)
  • Ron Grunwald (Associate Dean), ex officio
  • Sherryl Broverman (ECASC Liaison), ex officio

Reports:

Program II Annual Report 2012

 

Technology Advisory Committee

Charge:

The Committee on Computing shall:
Study and make appropriate recommendations to the council and deans concerning the needs and policies for computing support in Arts and Sciences. This includes hardware, software, networks, systems administration, training, and management.

  1. In cooperation with the Planning and Priorities Committee, formulate and evaluate priorities for academic computing.
  2. Act as a conduit or forum for comments and suggestions about computing from the whole Arts and Sciences faculty and student body.
  3. Develop and maintain an informed base of technical opinion and expertise on all matters concerning computing in Arts and Sciences.
  4. Represent Arts and Sciences on university-wide computing issues.

Membership:

Faculty representatives from each division (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences) with no fewer than two from each serving three-year staggered terms; one undergraduate student; one graduate student; and ex officio  representative from the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Members:

  • Caroline Bruzelius (Art, Art History & Visual Studies), chair
  • John Supko (Music)
  • Robert Wolpert (Statistical Sciences)
  • James Moody (Sociology)
  • Edward Gomes, Senior Associate Dean, A&S Office of Technology Services (TTS), ex officio

Reports: