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Committee on Student Life

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

MEMBERSHIP: 2012-2013

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Starks, Philip Biology Associate Professor 2010-2017 Co-chair  
Spiewak, Rebecca TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2012-2013 Co-chair  
Couch, Alva Computer Science Associate Professor 2009-2014    
Cruz, Consuelo Political Science Associate Professor 2011-2016    
Kirsch, Jamie Music Lecturer 2011-2016    
Maranci, Christina Art and Art History Associate Professor 2008-2013    
Marrow, Helen Sociology Assistant Professor 2011-2016   LV Spring 2013
Pott, Martha Child Development Senior Lecturer 2012-2013    
Ruiz, Pablo Romance Languages Assistant Professor 2010-2015    
Carter, Veronica Student Services Judicial Affairs Officer Ex-officio nonvoting    
Golia, Joseph Office of Campus Life Director Ex-officio nonvoting    
Reitman, Bruce Student Affairs Dean Ex-officio nonvoting    
Ashley, Michelle Graduate Student Council Graduate student representative 2012-2013    
Forrest, Haydn TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2012-2013    
Wessel, Jacob TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2012-2013    



The function of the Student Life Committee (CSL) is to collaborate with the administration in the formulation of the policies and regulations that guide undergraduate life. The CSL's functions include, among other responsibilities, the duty to hear appeals by students who have been disciplined by the university, appeals of decisions handed down by the student judiciary committee, and review of changes to student governmental procedures and documents, including constitutional changes. The committee is also involved in choosing the winner of the Wendell Phillips Award.

The committee consists of seven or more faculty members, up to five elected undergraduate students, and one graduate student designated by the Graduate Student Council. Ex officio members without vote include the dean of Student Affairs or designee, the judicial affairs officer, and the director of student activities. All full-time faculty members are eligible to serve on this committee. Members are appointed to a five-year term.

Committee members attend monthly meetings. New members are expected to complete an orientation meeting with university counsel. As part of the process for choosing the Wendell Phillips Award recipient, committee members are expected to review applications and to attend the presentations of the finalists. Much of the committee work is handled by the committee chairs, which is jointly chaired by a student and a faculty member. Committee members may also be asked to serve on disciplinary hearing bodies. This committee is appropriate for tenure-track faculty members.


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