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Committees of the Faculty Senate 2011/2012

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Academic Policies and Services
To be concerned with new schools, new programs, and new degrees. To consider policies regarding academic honors, leaves, grants, promotions, departmental and divisional chairmanships, programs abroad, the academic calendar, career planning and placement, Vanderbilt University Library, Information Services, the bookstore, and the University Press. To examine university strategic plans and initiatives.

Committee Members:
Eric Skaar, Chair, Medicine (2013)
Sal March, Owen (2013)[Executive Committee Liaison]
Douglas Clark, Peabody (2014)
Benoit Dawant, Engineering (2012)
Daniel Gervais, Law (2013)

Jeffrey Johnston, A&S (2014)
Shelagh Mulvaney, Nursing (2014)
Luc Van Kaer, Medicine (2012)
John Wikswo, A&S (2014)

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Faculty Life
To be concerned with policies relating to wages and salaries, fringe benefits, management of investments, employment of non-academic personnel, faculty intellectual property including copyrights and patents, buildings and grounds, space, campus communications, traffic, parking, food services, and campus security.

Committee Members:
Mark Does, Chair, Engineering (2013)
Judy Aschner, Medicine (2013) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Mark Cannon, Peabody (2014)
Steve Hyman, Medicine (2013)
Anne Moore, Nursing (2013)
Kevin Niswender, Medicine (2014)
Bruce Morrill, Divinity (2013)
Constantine Tsinakis, A&S (2014)
Laura Wayman, Medicine (2014)
Andres Zamora, A&S (2013)

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Professional Ethics and Academic Freedom
To be concerned with policy regarding professional ethics, academic freedom, and conscience, under Article II, Section 3e of the Senate Constitution. Serves as a University committee on appeals as required in the Principles and Rules for Appointment and Tenure. When functioning in this latter capacity, the Committee is not serving as a committee of the Faculty Senate and is therefore not governed by these Rules.

Committee Members:
John Braxton, Chair, Peabody (2013)
Alex Hurder, Vice Chair, Law (2014)
David Weintraub, A&S (2012) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Eric Barth, Engineering (2014)
Terri Donaldson, Nursing (2012)
Jennifer Halpern, Medicine (2012)
Bruce Hughes, A&S (2013)
Howard Kirshner, Medicine (2014)
Lillian Nanney, Medicine (2014)
Ranga Ramanujam, Owen (2014)

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Senate Affairs
Concerned with all matters pertaining to the functioning of the Senate. Responsible for a continuing review of the Rules of the Faculty Senate, recommending new rules when appropriate, and assisting in the interpretation of existing rules. Considers proposed revisions of the Constitution of the Faculty Assembly and Faculty Senate when this duty is assigned by the Senate.

Committee Members:
Agnes Fogo, Chair, Medicine (2012)
Greg Barz, Blair (2012)[Executive Committee Liaison]
David Carbone, Medicine (2013)
Al Powers, Medicine (2014)
Bridget Rogers, Engineering (2012)
William Tansey, Medicine (2013)
Mark Wollaeger, A&S (2012)
Dale Andrews, Divinity

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Student Life
To be concerned with policies relating to student matters including residential colleges, rules and discipline, future composition of the student body, fraternities and sororities, intercollegiate athletics and club sports, intramurals, the Honor System, faculty-student relations, religious affairs, and the student health service.

Committee Members:
Vanessa Beasley, Co-Chair, A&S (2013)
Joy Calico, Co-Chair, Blair (2013)
Robert Bodenheimer, Engineering (ex officio)[Executive Committee Liaison]
Mavis Schorn, Nursing (ex officio)
Jo-Anne Bachorowski, A&S (2014)
Donald Brady, Medicine (2014)
Robert F. Miller, Medicine (2012)
Thomas Schwartz, A&S (2013)
William Turner, Peabody (2013)
Michael Aurbach, A&S
David Carlton, A&S

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Strategic Planning and Academic Freedom Task Force

Task Force Members:
Dan Beauchamp, Chair, Medicine (2012)
Brian Christman, Medicine (ex officio) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Jeremy Atack, A&S (2013)
Eric Bond, A&S (2014)
Joe Gigante, Medicine (2014)
Andy Gokhale, Engineering (2014)
Lynn Ramey, A&S (2012)
Joel Tellinghuisen, A&S (2014)
Danny Winder, Medicine (2013)
Paul Yoder, Peabody (2012)

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Student Alcohol and Prescription Drug UseTask Force
To make recommendations regarding the most strategic approach to create a culture of safety with regards to alcohol and drug consumption among students.

Charge to task force

Mary Yarbrough, Chair, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Executive Director of Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Program
Brian Christman, Professor of Medicine (ex officio) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Richard Clayton Arrington, Senior Director, Campus Student Events
Lawrence Dowdy, Professor of Computer Science
Andrew J. Finch, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Human and Organizational Development
Louise Hanson, Medical Director, Student Health Center
Adam Meyer, Senior, Vanderbilt Student Government President
Paul Ragan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Scott Rodgers, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs
Anderson Spickard Jr, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, and Former Head and founder of Vanderbilt Intensive Treatment of Alcohol program

Tina L. Smith, Assistant Dean, Student Health and Wellness
August Washington, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police


For more information, please contact Andrea Hewitt-Gibson, Program Coordinator, Faculty Senate. (615) 343-3841.

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