University Council 2001-2002 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.
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 also are
open to students; their participation is being solicited through
submit nominations by March 22, 2002, using the form below.
To have an idea of a particular committee's work, you may
wish to review its 2000-2001 annual report printed in Almanac
on the following dates: Bookstores and Communications, April
17, 2001; Libraries, April 24, 2001; Admissions and Financial
Aid and Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, September 11,
2001; Community Relations, Facilities, Personnel Benefits, Pluralism,
Quality of Student Life, and Safety and Security, October 2, 2001.
published reports can be found on the Penn Web via the Almanac
or you may FAX requests for back issues to Almanac at (215)
University Council Committee
Bellace (Legal Studies)
(Earth & Environmental Science)
(CIS, Faculty Senate Chair-elect)
Dougherty (GAPSA Vice Chair Nominations)
(NEC Vice Chair of Feedback)
Mickle (Stouffer College House Dean, PPSA
Odom (Student Disabilities Svcs., A-3
to the Council Committee on Committees: Tram
T. Nguyen (Office of the Secretary)
the Faculty Subcommittee: Carolyn
P. Burdon (Office of the Faculty Senate)
and Their Work:
and Financial Aid 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.
considers the purposes of a university bookstore and advises
the director on policies, developments, and operations.
has cognizance over the University's electronic and physical
communications and public relations activities.
Relations advises on the relationship of the University
to the surrounding community.
evaluates the disability plan, monitors its operation, and oversees
the processing of applications for benefits and the review of
existing disability cases.
keeps under review the planning and operation of the University's
physical plant and all associated services.
Degrees 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.
Programs 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.
is advisory to the directors of libraries on policies, development
Benefits deals with the benefits programs for all University
personnel. Special expertise in personnel, insurance, taxes or
law is often helpful.
advises on ways to develop and maintain a supportive atmosphere
for all members of the University community.
and Intercollegiate Athletics 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.
and Security considers and recommends the means to
improve safety and security on the campus.
of Student Life has cognizance of the conditions and
rules of undergraduate and graduate student life on campus.
Faculty who wish to serve on the Research Committee or Committee
on Open Expression may use the form below. Nominations will be
forwarded to the appropriate Faculty Senate committee. Please
forward names and contact information to Carolyn P. Burdon, Faculty
Senate Office, Box 12 College Hall/6303, tel. (215) 898-6943;
fax (215) 898-0974 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respond by March 22, 2002.