Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania

The Senate Committee Faculty and the Administration (SCOA)

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.

2018-2019 SCOA Committee Members

Robert Ghrist, SAS/Mathematics (Chair)
Ryan Baker, Graduate School of Education
Joel Bennett, PSOM/Medicine
Ken Drobatz, Vet School
Al Filreis, SAS/English
Kevin Platt, SAS/Russian & East European Studies
Talid Sinno, SEAS/CBE & MEAM

Ex officio:
Senate Chair-Elect, Steven Kimbrough, Wharton
PASEF Representative, Marshall Meyer, Wharton
Senate Chair, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Nursing

SCOA Annual Reports

Report of the Senate Committee on Faculty and the Administration, 2017-2018

Report of the Senate Committee on Faculty and the Administration, 2016-2017

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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