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Experimental College Board

Non-Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2016-2017

Term: Two (2) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Goldberg, Ariel Psychology Assistant Professor 2015-2017 Chair  
Abrantes, Joseph Experimental College Program Assistant 2015-2017    
Delpha, Madeleine Experimental College Program Administrator 2015-2017    
Goldstein, Amy Experimental College Associate Director Unspecified term    
Mongold, Scott Biopsychology Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Schub, Claire Romance Languages Senior Lecturer 2016-2017    
Segers, Grace Political Science Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Shapero, Natalie English Professor of the Practice 2016-2017    
Sienko, Katherine English Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Tahmasebi, Lilly International Relations Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017
Wilson, Jason Computer Science; Cognitive Science Ph.D. Graduate student representative 2016-2017    
Woolf, Howard Experimental College Director Unspecified term    
Xu, Qiaobing Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor 2015-2017    
Zhang, Hanzhi Political Science Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    



The function of the Board of the Experimental College (Ex College Board) is to guide the policy and educational programming of the Experimental College, with particular focus on the innovation, teaching methods, curricular benefits and diversity of courses that the Experimental College offers each semester (typically, this includes twenty to twenty-five full-credit courses). The Ex College Board is responsible for selecting courses for the following semester. The board also considers general policy and direction, and often offers one or two events each year that relate to its mission.

Members include five full-time faculty members, preferably representing a range of disciplines and interests, and five undergraduate students. Student applications are screened by the board, and faculty members are solicited and reviewed by the Ex College staff and chair. Members serve for a two-year term.

The board meets once per month for the first several months each semester, then meets twice in fairly rapid succession to review and approve courses for the next term. Course proposals number 120 to 150 and review is allocated among board members, so that each member reads no more than about fifteen proposals. This committee is appropriate for tenure-track faculty members interested in new or experimental approaches to undergraduate education.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.