The Senate Committee on Faculty and the Administration consists of at least six members. The Chair and the Chair-elect serve ex officio. The Penn Association for Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) also appoints a non-voting member.
The Senate Committee on Faculty and the Administration oversees and advises the Senate Executive Committee on matters relating to the faculty's interface with the University's administration, including policies and procedures relating to the University's structure, the conditions of faculty employment (such as personnel benefits), and information.
In general the Committee deals with the matters covered by the following sections of the University's Faculty Handbook: I.A.-D., I.G.-H.1., I.K., II.E., III., V., VI.
2017-2018 SCOA Committee Members
Pamela Sankar, PSOM/Medical Ethics (Chair)
Joel Bennett, PSOM/Medicine
Ken Drobatz, Vet School
Al Filreis, SAS/English
Katherine Margo, PSOM/Family Medicine
Marshall Meyer, Wharton (PASEF rep.)
Talid Sinno, SEAS/CBE & MEAM
Peter Struck, SAS/Classical Studies
Senate Chair-Elect, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Nursing
Senate Chair, Santosh Venkatesh, SEAS/Electrical & Systems Engineering