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Committee on Student Life

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
Gidney, Calvin Child Study & Human Development Associate Professor 2013-2018 Co-chair  
Ramsburg, Andrew Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor 2014-2019 Co-chair  
Duncan, Tafari AS&E Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017 Co-chair  
Fleary, Sasha Child Study and Human Development Assistant Professor 2015-2020    
Glaser, Mary Mathematics Senior Lecturer 2015-2020    
Kirsch, Jamie Music Lecturer 2011-2021    
Pfaffinger, Doris International Literary and Cultural Studies Lecturer 2016-2017    
Poncet-Montange, Anne Romance Languages Senior Lecturer 2014-2019    
Starks, Phil Biology Associate Professor 2010-2017    
Tobin, Roger Physics & Astronomy Professor 2016-2021    
Frausto, Fanny Graduate Student Counsel Graduate student representative 2016-2017    
Birne, Marissa AS&E Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Collins, Reed AS&E Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Quinnan, Erin AS&E Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Spring, Alex AS&E Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
TBD Student Services Judicial Affairs Officer Ex-officio nonvoting    
Golia, Joseph Office of Campus Life Director Ex-officio nonvoting    
McGonigle, Greg University Chaplaincy University Chaplain Ex-officio, nonvoting    
McMahon, Mary Pat Student Services Dean of Student Affairs Ex-officio, nonvoting    



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, the director of student activities, and the University Chaplain. 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.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.


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