Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania

Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (SCAFR)

The Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility consists of ten members, including the Chair-Elect, and nine members of the Senate.

The Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility maintains a list of the standing committees on academic freedom and responsibility of each of the faculties of the University. The Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility advises and consults with these committees and administrative officers on the establishment of appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of a claim of violation of academic freedom or responsibility. The Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility has the power to make investigations, reports, and recommendations on any matter relating to academic freedom and responsibility within the University.

2015-2016 SCAFR Committee Members

Shyam Balganesh, Law School
Sue Ann Bidstrup-Allen, SEAS/CBE
Peter Dodson, Vet School
Nader Engheta, SEAS
Vivian Gadsden, GSE/Reading/Writing/Literacy
Carolyn Marvin, Annenberg
Jon Merz, PSOM/Medical Ethics
Carol Muller, SAS/Music
Diana Robertson, Wharton/Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Michael Weisberg, SAS/Philosophy

Ex officio:
Senate Chair-Elect, Laura Perna, GSE/Higher Education

Contact The Faculty Senate

Fisher Hall

Office of the Faculty Senate

Box 9 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303

(215) 898-6943

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