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February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24

Call for Volunteers for 2007-2008 Committee Service: Deadline March 27, 2007

To:       University Faculty, Penn Professional Staff Assembly, and Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly Members

From:  2006-2007 University Council Committee on Committees

RE:       Volunteers Needed for Committee Service

The University Council 2006-2007 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 in assisting the administration of operations such as the bookstores 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 is open to 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 other channels. 

Please submit nominations by March 27, 2007, using the form below.

To have an idea of a particular committee’s work, you may wish to review its most recent annual report published in Almanac or by visiting the University Council website at www.upenn.edu/secretary/council/committees.html.

2006-2007 University Council Committee on Committees

Chair: Larry Gladney (Physics, Faculty Senate Chair-elect)

Faculty: Clifford Deutschman (Anesthesia)
Lawrence Levin (Dental)
Vincent Price (Communication, Faculty Senate Chair)
John Richetti (English)
Neville Strumpf (Nursing, Faculty Senate Past Chair)

Students: Antonio Lambino
(GAPSA Vice Chair for Student Representation)
Jessica Stolbach (NEC Vice Chair Nominations)

PPSA: Suzanne Bellan (PennCard Center, PPSA Chair-elect)

WPSA: Candice C. Milbourne Cozart (Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, WPSA Chair)

Staff to the Council Committee on Committees: Tram T. Ng (Office of the University Secretary)

Staff to the Faculty Subcommittee: Sue White (Office of the Faculty Senate)

Committees and Their Work:

Academic and Related Affairs has cognizance over matters of undergraduate recruiting, admissions, and financial aid that concern the University as a whole or those that are not the specific responsibility of individual faculties; of all programs in recreation, intramural and club sports, and intercollegiate athletics; and of all matters of policy relating to research and the general environment for research at the University, including the assignment and distribution of indirect costs and the assignment of those research funds distributed by the University.  The Committee considers the purposes of a university bookstore.  It advises the administration on policies, developments, and operations of the bookstores and libraries; in such areas as international student services, foreign fellowships and studies abroad, exchange programs, and cooperative undertakings with foreign universities; on athletic operations and recommends changes in policy when appropriate; and on those proposals for sponsored research referred to it because of potential conflict with University policy.

Campus and Community Life has cognizance over the University’s electronic and physical communications and public relations activities; advises on the relationship of the University to the surrounding community; has cognizance of the conditions and rules of undergraduate and graduate student life on campus; and considers and recommends the means to improve safety and security on the campus.

Facilities keeps under review the planning and operation of the University’s physical plant and all services associated therewith, including transportation and parking.

Honorary 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.

Personnel Benefitsdeals with the benefits programs for all University personnel.  Special expertise in personnel, insurance, taxes or law is often helpful.

Pluralismadvises on ways to develop and maintain a supportive atmosphere for all members of the University community.

Note: Faculty who wish to serve on the Committee on Open Expression also may use the form below. Nominations will be forwarded to the appropriate Faculty Senate committee. Please forward names and contact information to Sue White, Faculty Senate Office, Box 12 College Hall/6303, telephone (215) 898-6943; fax (215) 898-0974 or email senate@pobox.upenn.edu.

Please respond by March 27, 2007.


For FACULTY volunteers, mail the form to: Sue White, Faculty Senate Office, Box 12 College Hall/6303, telephone (215) 898-6943; fax (215) 898-0974 or email senate @pobox.upenn.edu.

For PENN PROFESSIONAL STAFF ASSEMBLY volunteers, mail to Suzanne Bellan, PennCard Center, 150 Franklin Bldg./6205, telephone (215) 573-4572; or email ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu.

For WEEKLY-PAID PROFESSIONAL STAFF ASSEMBLY volunteers, mail to Candice C. Milbourne Cozart, Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Ste. 228, 3600 Chestnut/6106, telephone (215) 898-6993; or email candicem@pobox.upenn.edu.


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Please specify if you think that you or the nominee are especially qualified for or interested in serving on a particular committee.

Almanac - February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24