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Committees of the Faculty Senate 2005/2006

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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 :  
Karen Campbell, Chair,  A&S  (2007)
Robert Thompson,  Law  (ex officio) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Norman Tolk,  A&S  (2007) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Vivien Casagrande,  Medicine  (2006)

Andy Porter,  Peabody  (2007)
Yu Shyr,  Medicine  (2007)
Greg Barz,  Blair  (2006)
David Ernst,  A&S  (2008)
Tracy George,  Law  (2008)
Ronnie Steinberg,  A&S  (2008)

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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:  
Joey Barnett, Chair,  Medicine  (2007) 
Marshall Summar,  Medicine  (ex officio) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Edward Friedman A&S  (2006)
Susie Adams,  Nursing  (2006)
Sara Eigen,  A&S  (2006)
James Foster,  A&S  (2007)
Donna Hoffman,  Owen  (2007)
Stan Link,  Blair  (2007)

Doug Schmidt,  Engineering  (2007)
Ron Emeson,  Medicine  (2008)
Kane Jennings,  Engineering  (2008)
Ann Neely,  Peabody  (2008)

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Professional Ethics and Academic Freedom 
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:
A-J Levine, Chair,  Divinity  (2007)
John McCarthy,  A&S  (2006) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Marie Griffin,  Medicine  (2006)
Steven Hetcher,  Law  (2007)
Michael Hodges,  A&S  (2006)
Gene LeBoeuf,  Engineering  (2006)
Claire Smrekar,  Peabody  (2007)
Kay Washington,  Medicine  (2006)
Mark Ellingham,  A&S  (2006) 
Bruce Barry,  Owen  (2008)

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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: 
Cathleen Pettepher, Chair,  Medicine  (2007)
Catherine Fuchs,  Medicine  (2007) [Executive Committee Liaison]
Kathleen Flake,  Divinity  (2006)
Helmut Smith,  A&S  (2006)
Larry Dowdy,  Engineering  (2008)
Ray Burk,  Medicine  (2008)
John Ahner,  A&S  (2008)
Martin Sandler,  Medicine  (2008)

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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:  
Stokes Peebles,  Chair, Medicine  (2006)
Craig Anne Heflinger,  Peabody  (2006)[Executive Committee Liaison]
Peter Cummings,  Engineering  (2006)
John Lachs,  A&S  (2007)
John Tarpley,  Medicine  (2007)
Clint Carter,  A&S  (2008)
Jim Hearn,  Peabody  (2008)
Agnes Fogo,  Medicine  (2008)
Cathy Reisenberg,  Nursing  (2008)
David Wasserstein,  A&S  (2008)

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