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Executive Committee

Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

MEMBERSHIP: 2017-2018

Term: One (1) year

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Pott, Martha Child Study and Human Development Senior Lecturer 2013-2018 Chair  
Ammons, Elizabeth English Professor 2016-2018    
Baz, Avner Philosophy Associate Professor 2013-2018    
Chechile, Richard Psychology Professor 2013-2018    
Cook, Robert Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean 2013-2018    
Davis, Mary Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Associate Professor 2016-2018    
Grossman, Barbara Wallace Drama and Dance Professor 2013-2018    
Herchel, Sarah Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Assistant Dean 2015-2018    
Kenny, Jonathan Chemistry Professor 2013-2018    
Marrone, Steven History Professor 2013-2018    
Reed, Michael Biology Professor 2013-2018    
Sliwa, Krzysztof Physics and Astronomy Professor 2013-2018    



An Executive Committee of GSAS is one of the two Standing Committees of the GSAS faculty, together with the Policy and Programs Committee. The function of the Faculty of GSAS is to decide all questions of policy concerning the admission of students to programs under its control, and the academic supervision of such students; to control all degree programs and associated graduate studies above the baccalaureate level, except as specifically provided otherwise by the trustees, to recommend to the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences all candidates for degrees in its programs as authorized by the trustees, and to receive and act upon all reports of its committees. The Executive Committee of GSAS consists of five or more members of the faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, appointed annually by the president, and the dean. This Committee has responsibility for admitting students, approving transfer credits, approving the award of scholarships, fellowships, and grants-in-aid, making modifications of faculty regulations in such particular cases as it determines to be not inconsistent with the policies of the faculty and to deal with such other matters as may be referred to it. The regular meetings of the Faculty shall be held at least three times yearly, at the beginning of each term, and at the end of the academic year. Special meeting may be called at any time by the president and the provost. In the absence of the president, the provost, the academic vice-president or the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences shall preside, in that order. Each standing committee shall make a summary to the Faculty in writing at least annually. This committee is not appropriate for non-tenured faculty.


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