Call for Volunteers for 1998-99 Committee Service: Deadline
TO: University Faculty, Penn Professional Staff Assembly, and A-3
FROM: 1997-98 University Council Committee on Committees
RE: Volunteers Needed for Committee Service
The University Council 1997-98 Committee on Committees invites you to
nominate yourself or others for service on University Council Committees.
Council committees serve as advisory bodies in shaping academic/administrative
policy, in the administration of honorary degrees and long-term disability,
and in assisting the administration of operations such as the bookstore
and libraries. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to
learn about the administrative structure of the University and have input
into its decision making.
Membership on the committees listed, except as noted, is open to both
faculty and staff and we invite individuals who have previously served
to volunteer again. We also encourage faculty and staff who have not previously
participated to volunteer so that committees may have a mix of new ideas
and experience. Most committees are also open to students; their participation
is being solicited through other channels.
Please submit nominations by February 24, 1998, using the form below.
To have an idea of a particular committee's work, you may wish to review
their 1996-97 annual report printed in Almanac on the following
and Financial Aid September 23, 1997; Bookstore
October 14, 1997; Communications
September 23, 1997; Community
Relations September 23, 1997; Disability
Board November 25, 1997; Facilities
October 14, 1997; Honorary Degrees no report normally printed; International
Programs September 23, 1997;
Library October 14, 1997; Open
Expression November 25, 1997; Personnel
Benefits November 25, 1997; Pluralism
September 23, 1997; Recreation
and Intercollegiate Athletics November 25, 1997; Safety
and Security November 25, 1997; Student
Affairs November 25, 1997.
1997-98 University Council Committee on Committees
Chair: Martin Pring (physiology/medicine)
Faculty: Robert G. Giegengack (geology & environmental studies)
David K. Hildebrand (statistics)
Sarah Kagan (gerontological nursing)
Peter Freyd (mathematics)
Students: Michael Braginsky (GAPSA)
Evan Fleck (UA Nominations and Elections
PPSA: Pat Rose (CPPS)
A-3: Loretta Miller (student info & systems)
Ex officio: John Keene (chair-elect of Faculty Senate)
Staff to the Council Committee on Committees: Constance C. Goodman
(Office of the Secretary)
Staff to the Faculty Subcommittee: Carolyn P. Burdon (Office
of the Faculty Senate)
Committees and their Work:
Admissions and Financial Aid Committee considers matters of undergraduate
and graduate/professional recruiting, admissions, and financial aid that
concern the University as a whole or those that are not the specific responsibility
of individual faculties.
Bookstore Committee considers the purposes of a university bookstore
and advises the director on policies, developments, and operations.
Communications Committee has cognizance over the University's
electronic and physical communications and public relations activities.
Community Relations Committee advises on the relationship of
the University to the surrounding community.
* Disability Board continually evaluates the disability plan,
monitors its operation, and oversees the processing of applications for
benefits and the review of existing disability cases.
Facilities Committee keeps under review the planning and operation
of the University's physical plant and all associated services.
Honorary Degrees Committee does most of its work, intensively,
during the fall term; solicits recommendations for honorary degrees from
faculty and students and submits nominations to the Trustees.
International Programs Committee is advisory to the director
of international programs in such areas as international student services,
foreign fellowships and studies abroad, exchange programs, and cooperative
undertakings with foreign universities.
Library Committee is advisory to the directors of libraries on
policies, development and operations.
Personnel Benefits Committee deals with the benefits programs
for all University personnel. Special expertise in personnel, insurance,
taxes or law is often helpful.
Pluralism Committee advises on ways to develop and maintain a
supportive atmosphere for all members of the University community.
Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics Committee has cognizance
of all programs in recreation, intramural and club sports, and intercollegiate
athletics; advises the athletic director on operations and recommends changes
in policy when appropriate.
Safety and Security Committee considers and recommends the means
to improve safety and security on the campus.
Student Affairs Committee has cognizance of the conditions and
rules of undergraduate and graduate student life on campus.
* Open to faculty only; one or more administrators serve as liaison
Note: Faculty who wish to serve on the Research Committee or
Committee on Open Expression may use the form below. Please do not use
e-mail. Nominations will be forwarded to the appropriate Faculty Senate
committee. Please forward names to Carolyn P. Burdon, Faculty Senate Office,
Box 12 College Hall/6303, tel. 898-6943; fax 898-0974.
You may print and submit this form
if you should prefer to do so.
Please respond by February 24, 1998
For Faculty volunteers, mail this form to: Carolyn P. Burdon,
Faculty Senate Office,
Box 12 College Hall/ 6303. Please do not use e-mail.
For Penn Professional Staff Assembly volunteers, mail to: James
Penn Mail Services, P-241 FBA/6280, or e-mail at jhbean@pobox.
For A-3 volunteers, mail to: Donna Arthur, T-113 Law School/6204
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee(s) of interest:____________________________________________________
Title or Position:__________________________________________________________
Campus Phone:______________E-mail Address:________________________________
Campus Address: _________________________________________________________
Please specify if you think that you are especially qualified for
or interested in serving on a particular committee.