Academic Year 2015-16
Standing Committees: [ Faculty Council | Faculty Personnel | Undergraduate Affairs | Graduate Affairs | Academic Performance | Academic Freedom and Responsibility | Information Resources | SEAS ABET ]
University Committees: [ Graduate Council of the Faculties | SEAS Faculty Affirmative Action/President's Affirmative Action Council | Faculty Senate Executive Committee ]
Vijay Kumar (Chair), R. Carpick, R. Composto, P.K. Davies, K. Daniilidis, S. Diamond, S. Kannan, D. F. Meaney, G. J. Pappas, K. Stebe, T. Stump, (S. Yang, Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee, ex officio).
Scope: Advises the Dean in matters of planning, budgets, and personnel. Serves as the primary communications link between the departments and the administration of the School.
Andrew Jackson, Chair; D. Bonnell, S. W. Churchill, D. Discher, E. Glandt, A. Joshi, C. J. McMahon, G. Pappas, J. A. Quinn, D. Svolovitz, V. Vitek, John Vohs (V. Kumar, ex officio).
Scope: Proposes deserving faculty members and others for major awards (including the School’s annual recognition of distinguished research); raises awareness of departmental responsibility for continually promoting faculty for their area’s professional awards. (Also encourages engineers for Honorary Degrees at Penn.)
C.Kagan (two-year term), Chair; P. Arratia (one-year term), N. Engheta (one-year term), D. Pope (one-year term), R. Radhakrishnan (two-year term), S. Zdancewic (two-year term), V. Kumar, K. Daniilidis,R. Composto, K. Stebe, and S. Yang, Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee, ex officio.
Scope: Serves as the elected Executive Committee of the Faculty and acts on all matters that require decisions between Faculty meetings; communicates the sentiments, wishes, and grievances of the Faculty to the administrative officers of the School; continuously examines the state of the School and makes recommendations to the Dean and Department Chairs on any matter involving the School or the University; advises the Dean in matters of long-range planning.
Faculty Personnel Committee
Shu Yang (Chair), Jason Burdick, John Crocker, Jonathan Smith, Mark Yim; (Alternates: Dan Koditschek, Rakesh Vohra, John Vohs).
Scope: Considers Faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure cases to determine the academic qualifications of the candidate for membership on the Faculty at the rank proposed. Makes recommendations to the Dean in accordance with established University procedures.
Undergraduate Affairs Committee
Russ Composto (chair), Andrew Tsourkas (BE), Wen Shieh (CBE), Stephanie Weirich (CIS), CJ Taylor (CMPE), Santosh Venkatesh (ESE), Dave Pope (MSE), Katherine Kuchenbecker (MEAM), Zack Ives (NETS), Adam Stravitz (EDAB Representative, non-voting), Jan Van der Spiegel (ex-officio), Sonya Gwak (ex-officio).
Scope: Recommends to the Faculty all matters concerning undergraduate students and their education. This shall include courses and curricula, new educational programs, and undergraduate student recruiting and admissions. This committee is also responsible for supervising the selection of student award recipients by the Faculty.
Graduate Affairs Committee
Kostas Daniilidis(Chair), Jason Burdick (BE), John Crocker (CBE), Lyle Ungar (CIS), Alejandro Ribeiro (ESE), Shu Yang (MSE) Prashant Purohit (MEAM), Jeremy Wang (EMAB Representative, non-voting), J. Van der Spiegel (ex officio), S. Gwak (ex officio), Betty Gentner (ex-officio).
Scope: Recommends to the Faculty all matters concerning graduate students and their education. This shall include recommendation of courses and curricula, recruiting and admissions, and matters concerning student academic progress.
Academic Performance Committee
Jan Van der Spiegel (Chair), Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen (Associate Chair), Dan Bogen (BE), Wen Shieh (CBE), Sanjeev Khanna (CIS), Lee Bassett (ESE), Katherine Kuchenbecker (MEAM), Vaclav Vitek (MSE), E. Eckert (ex officio non-voting), S. Gwak (ex officio, non-voting), C. Ingrum (ex officio non-voting).
Scope: Acts for the Faculty on all matters concerning the education, status, and records of undergraduate students, including the interpretation of and exceptions to the B.S.E./B.A.S. curricula requirements. Actions of this Committee may be appealed to the Faculty Council acting for the Faculty. Actions of the Committee are reported to the Faculty by the Associate Dean and are considered to be approved by the Faculty unless specific action is taken at the next meeting of the Faculty or unless an appeal to the Council is pending. Copies of the Minutes of the Academic Performance Committee shall be available to all members of the Faculty.
Standing Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility
S. A. Kassam (Chair), D. Pope, M. Mintz (W. D. Seider and G. Buchsbaum,, Alternates)
Scope: Recommends to the Faculty action in any case involving an alleged violation of academic freedom or responsibility; normally acts only when a formal complaint is made.
Scope: Considers the role of all resources in information exchange, especially electronic resources, and innovations in education and research.
SEAS ABET Committee
Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen (Chair, CBE Representative), Gershon Buchsbaum (BE), CJ Taylor (CIS), Santosh Venkatesh (CE/ESE), Jan Van der Spiegel (ESE), David Pope (MSE), Howard Hu (MEAM), Alejandro Ribeiro (SSE)
Scope: Assesses and evaluates core academic programs in compliance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
(where School Faculty/Dean appointment is required)
Scope: Advises the Provost through the Deputy Provost on policy matters regarding graduate education and determines, as Faculty representatives, the University-wide basic standards for admission and degree requirements.
Faculty-elected Representative of Constituency #18 - BE, CBE, MSE, MEAM and
Faculty-elected Representative of Constituency #19 - CIS, ESE.