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The Committee on Committees

Elected, Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2016-2017

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Sobieraj, Sarah Sociology Associate Professor 2016-2021 Chair  
Camara, Kathleen Child Study and Human Development Associate Professor 2015-2020    
Evrigenis, Ioannis Political Science Professor 2013-2018    
Gute, David Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor 2016-2021    
Pinto, Sarah Anthropology Associate Professor 2012-2017    
Monaco, Anthony Office of the President President   Ex officio, voting  
Sullivan, Vickie Political Science Professor 2016-2017 Executive Committee Liaison  

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The function of the Committee on Committees (Com Com) is to recruit and appoint members to all A&S&E appointed committees and those of the associated schools, to consider and recommend faculty members to the president for appointment to A&S&E ad-hoc committees, and to facilitate elections for the six A&S&E elected committees.

This committee consists of five full-time members of the faculty who have served Tufts University for at least five years. The membership shall include at least one member from the School of Engineering, but no more than one member from a single department may serve at any one time. The president of the university, or designee, serves as an ex officio member with voting privileges and a representative from the AS&E Executive Committee serves as an ex officio member without vote. Members are elected to a five-year term.

Committee members typically attend one meeting per semester to recruit committee members or candidates to fill unanticipated vacancies. There is some email communication in the fall semester and also in January through February, to field candidates for committee elections. There is one two-hour meeting at the end of the spring semester (and email communication for about a week thereafter) to staff all appointed committees. During active periods, members contact colleagues about committee assignments. This committee is not appropriate for tenure-track faculty members.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.


Visit Arts, Sciences and Engineering Bylaws for more information regarding this committee's bylaws.