Academic Panel *
The academic panel consists of the dean of studies (chair); three faculty members elected for two years, one and two retiring in alternate years; and three students.
|At Large||Debra Bucher (2019)|
|At Large||Hiromi Dollase (2020)|
|At Large||Lioba Gerhardi (2020)|
Committee on Academic Technolo *
The committee on academic technologies consists of four elected members of the faculty, one from each division including the multi-disciplinary programs; a member of academic computing services; a professional librarian appointed by the director of the libraries; and a member of the student body. Faculty members serve three-year terms and may not be elected to more than 2 consecutive terms. The committee selects a chair annually from the faculty members on the committee.
|Division 1||Lioba Gerhardi (2020)|
|Division 2||Benjamin Ho (2019)|
|Division 3||Jenny Magnes (2020)|
|Multidisciplinary||Eric Eberhardt (2019)|
|Student||Medha Venkat-Ramani (2019)|
"Accessibility Committee. The Accessibility Committee Issues (CODI) functions as an advisory committee and is chaired by the director of the Office for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (AEO). Membership is open to all members of the Vassar community who have an interest in accessibility issues on campus. The purpose of the committee is to promote awareness of accessibility issues through education, to identify areas of concern within the Vassar community, and to serve in an advisory capacity to the Office for Accessibility. The committee seeks to provide information to aid in understanding the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, their purpose, and the benefits of adhering to those standards. Faculty, administration, and staff serve on the Accessibility Committee issues in addition to the Director of Affirmative Action, who shall serve as Chair; an appointed member of the faculty also has the responsibility to serve on the ADA/Section 504 Appeals Panel.
Appeal Committee *
The appeal committee consists of three tenured members of the faculty and two assistant professors. The term of service is two years. Two tenured members and one assistant professor retire in one year; one of each category of members retires in alternate years. No department chair or program director serves on the committee and no department is represented by more than one member. No member of FASC may be elected to serve on the appeal committee in the year immediately following his or her retirement from FASC. Each year the committee elects one of its tenured members as chair. If a member faces a conflict of interest in a particular issue before the appeal committee, the chair requests the committee on committees to appoint a temporary substitute.
|Chair||Peter Antelyes (2019)|
|Assistant Professor||Tahirih Motazedian (2020)|
|Assistant Professor||Jason Waterman (2019)|
|Tenured||Kariane Calta (2019)|
|Tenured||Sarah Pearlman (2019)|
Committee on Assessment *
The committee on assessment consists of three elected members of the faculty: a chair, who is tenured, and two members elected at-large. The term of service of the chair is three years; the term of service of the two at-large members is two years. The dean or associate dean of the faculty and the director of institutional research serve on the committee, ex officio.
|Chair||Susan Zlotnick (2020)|
|At Large||Thomas Porcello (2020)|
|At Large||Silke von der Emde (2019)|
Committee on Benefits *
The committee on benefits consists of the vice president for finance and administration (chair), three members of the administration appointed by the president, the budget member of FPCC, an assistant professor elected for a two year term, a senior member of the faculty who has served on the committee on planning and priorities within the past five years who is chosen by the committee on committees for a three year term, an emeritus member of the faculty chosen by the chair, and a member of the human resources staff (ex officio).
|At Large||Sukanya Basu (2019)|
|Budget Member||Zachary Donhauser (2020)|
|Full Professor||Paul Ruud (2019)|
Campus Investor Responsibility *
The campus investor responsibility committee consists of the dean of strategic planning and academic resources, two alumnae/i, two students, two members elected from the faculty for two year terms, and two administrators. As one of its nine members, the dean of strategic planning and academic resources chairs the committee, coordinates the selection of committee members who are chosen or appointed by the relevant constituency, and serves as a non-voting member except in the case of a tie. Each constituency may also be represented by an alternate.
|At Large||Shona Tucker (2020)|
|At Large||Jeffrey Walker (2020)|
|Senior Officer||Marianne Begemann|
Campus Master Planning Committee *
The committee on campus master planning shall consist of the vice president for finance and administration (chair), the dean of strategic planning and academic resources, three faculty members elected to three year terms one representative from each of the three divisions (with one retiring each year), and three students (elected or appointed as determined by the VSA). In addition the committee shall include, ex officio, the director of buildings and grounds, the director of capital projects and facilities planning, the director for accessibility and educational opportunity, an associate dean of the faculty, the director of academic facilities planning, the vice president for computing and information services, the director of residential life and the sustainability coordinator.
|Division 1||Tobias Armborst (2020)|
|Division 2||Jeffrey Seidman (2019)|
|Division 3||Kelli Duncan (2021)|
|Student||Samantha Steeves (2019)|
The Classroom Committee plans for renovations and improvement of teaching spaces and offices on campus. It is a working group chaired by the director of academic facilities development with representatives from Buildings and Grounds Services, the Registrar’s Office, Computing and Information Services, the Dean of the Faculty office, and Purchasing.
Climate Action & Sustain. Comm *
The college committee on sustainability shall consist of the college sustainability coordinator, chair; two members elected from the faculty; one student elected by the VSA: one representative from the alumnae/i; and one representative from each of the following offices: buildings and grounds, computing and information services, purchasing, development and dining services.
|At Large||Mary Ann Cunningham (2019)|
|At Large||Jenny Magnes (2019)|
|At Large||Jeffrey Seidman (2019)|
|Program Director||Bryan Corrigan|
|Student||Sophie Cash (2019)|
College Committee on Admissions & Financial Aid *
The committee on admissions and financial aid consists of five members of the faculty, four members of the administration, and five students. Faculty members include the faculty co-chair, a tenured member of the faculty elected at large for a three-year term; three divisional representatives, one from each division, elected for two-year terms, one or two retiring each year; and the faculty athletics representative. In conformity with the rules of the National Collegiate Athletics Association, members of the department of athletics and physical education may not serve on this committee. Administrators on the committee include the dean of admission and financial aid (co-chair), director of financial aid, associate dean of the college for campus life and diversity, and dean of freshmen. The five students include at least one freshman. The vice president for communications serves ex officio.
|Co-Chair of CAFA||Eréndira Rueda (2020)|
|Division 1||Eva Woods Peiró (2019)|
|Division 2||Nancy Bisaha (2019)|
|Division 3||Kelli Duncan (2020)|
|Faculty Athletics Rep||Mark Amodio (2019)|
|Student||Rori-An Chuck (2019)|
|Tenured||Candice Lowe Swift (2020)|
Committee on College Life *
The committee consists of the dean of the college (chair), three administrators chosen by the dean of the college, two members of the faculty elected for staggered two year terms, one house fellow, four students elected to represent each of the four classes, a member of the executive board of the VSA, and a student member chosen at large.
|At Large||Dara Greenwood (2019)|
|At Large||Molly McGlennen (2020)|
|Student||Jennifer Luo (2019)|
College Regulations Panel
Committee on Committees *
The committee on committees consists of four members of the faculty, two of them tenured, elected for two years with two retiring each year. The committee elects a tenured member to be chair and a second member to be the elections officer who conducts the balloting for standing elective committees
|Chair||Brian Daly (2020)|
|Elections Officer||Richard Born (2019)|
|Non-Tenured||Joshua de Leeuw (2019)|
|Non-Tenured||Gisella Kagy (2020)|
Community Works Committee
Community Works is Vassar’s annual giving campaign for local non-profit organizations. Funded by donations from employees, trustees, and students, Community Works has provided over $1 million in grants to over 50 different groups since its inception in 2001. Recipients are selected each year by an employee committee based upon nominations from members of the college community.
|Administrator||Tracy Wright-Mauer (2019)|
|At Large||Nicholas de Leeuw|
|At Large||Erin McCloskey|
Council for Alumnae/i and Stud
The Council for Alumnae/i and Student Advancement (CASA) is a collaboration designed to increase communication and transparency between the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs & Development, Career Development and the student body. CASA seeks to raise awareness of the short- and long-term goals of the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs & Development and the College through programming initiatives geared toward the student body. These initiatives work to promote a culture of philanthropy and alumnae/i appreciation on campus.
Committee on Curricular Policies *
CCP consists of: the dean of the faculty (chair); four members of the faculty, one from and representing each division and one multidisciplinary program director (currently serving, or having served within the past six years), elected for two years with staggered terms so that two retire each year; two students from the student curriculum committee with majors in a department and a multidisciplinary program, one of whom, shall ordinarily be the Academic Executive of the VSA; and, as non-voting members, the dean of studies and the registrar. No two divisional or multidisciplinary elected faculty members shall come from the same department or program.
|Chair||Jonathan Chenette (2019)|
|Division 1||Jeffrey Schneider (2020)|
|Division 2||Yu Zhou (2020)|
|Division 3||Alison Spodek (2019)|
|Multidisciplinary||Robert DeMaria (2019)|
|Multidisciplinary||Ismail Rashid (2019)|
|Student||Medha Venkat-Ramani (2019)|
Enrollment Management Committee
The Enrollment Management Committee brings together administrators from various offices, as well as the faculty Co-Chair of the Committee on Admission and Financial Aid, for the purpose of monitoring the college's enrollment and the various factors which impact it. When necessary, the Committee will bring forward to the Senior Officers any concerns which seem to merit further discussion. The Committee focuses on enrollment projections, admission results, financial aid spending, housing capacity, course availability, and the budgetary effects of these and similar factors. Included in the membership of the Enrollment Management Committee are the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid (Chair), the Registrar, the Director of Residential Life, the Dean of Students, the Dean of Freshmen, the Dean of Studies, the Budget Director, the Director of Financial Aid, the Director of Institutional Research, the Associate Dean of the Faculty, and the faculty Co-Chair of the Committee on Admission and Financial Aid. Typically, the group meets twice per term unless circumstances call for additional sessions.
|Administrator||David Davis-Van Atta|
Faculty Appointment & Salary Committee *
The faculty appointment and salary committee consists of three tenured professors, elected for three years, and two tenured associate professors elected for two years, one member at each rank retiring each year. The chair is the professor with the longest service on the committee. No department may be represented by more than one committee member. Continuity of service on this committee is essential, so individuals accepting nomination to the committee should plan to serve a full term.
|Chair||Natalie Frank (2019)|
|Associate Professor||Eve Dunbar (2019)|
|Associate Professor||David Esteban (2020)|
|Full Professor||Susan Hiner (2020)|
|Full Professor||Stephen Rock (2021)|
Faculty Athletics Representative
The Faculty Athletic Representative, currently a member of the faculty appointed by the Dean of the Faculty, is now an elected faculty position due to recently passed faculty legislation. The term of office is 3 years. The Representative must hold the rank of Professor and cannot be a member of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education. The NCAA handbook states that the local duties of faculty athletics representatives vary from institution, but in every case the faculty athletics representative is or should be involved in the assurance of the academic integrity of the athletics program and in the maintenance of the welfare of the student-athlete. The Representative is a member of the newly created Faculty Athletic Advisory Committee, which also includes a member of FASC and a member of FPCC.
|Full Professor||Mark Amodio (2019)|
Faculty Compensation Committee *
The faculty compensation committee consists of the three professors of the faculty appointment and salary committee and the chair and budget member of the faculty policy and conference committee. The chair of FASC serves as the chair of the faculty compensation committee.
|Budget Member||Zachary Donhauser (2020)|
|FASC Member||Natalie Frank (2019)|
|FASC Member||Susan Hiner (2020)|
|FASC Member||Stephen Rock (2020)|
|FPCC Chair||Mita Choudhury (2019)|
Committee on Faculty Housing *
The committee on housing consists of three members of the faculty, elected by the faculty for a term of three years, one member rotating off each year, two of whom are tenured and one untenured.
|Non-Tenured||Tracey Holland (2020)|
|Tenured||Mark Andrews (2021)|
|Tenured||Stuart Belli (2019)|
Faculty Policy & Conference Cm *
|Chair||Mita Choudhury (2019)|
|Assistant Professor on FPCC||Justin Touchon (2019)|
|Associate Professor||Allan D. Clifton (2021)|
|Budget Member||Zachary Donhauser (2020)|
|CCP Delegate||Alison Spodek (2019)|
|FASC Member||Susan Hiner (2019)|
|At Large||Patricia-Pia Célérier (2020)|
|Division 1||Robert DeMaria (2019)|
|Division 1||Michael Warari (2020)|
|Division 2||Jonathon Kahn (2020)|
|Division 2||Erin McCloskey (2019)|
|Division 3||Adam Lowrance (2019)|
|Division 3||Christopher Smart (2019)|