Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania

The Senate Committee on Faculty and the Academic Mission (SCOF)

The Senate Committee on Faculty and the Academic Mission consists of at least six members. The Faculty Senate Chair and 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 the Academic Mission oversees and advises the Senate Executive Committee on matters relating to the University's policies and procedures concerning the academic mission, including the structure of the academic staff, the tenure system, faculty appointments and promotions, faculty research, and faculty governance.

In general, the Committee deals with the matters covered by the following sections of the University's Faculty Handbook: I.E.-F., I.H.2., II.A.-D.

2017-2018 SCOF Committee Members

Tom Sollecito, Dental Medicine (Chair)
William Beltran, Veterinary Medicine
Eric Feldman, Law
Lea Ann Matura, Nursing
Susan Sauvé Meyer, SAS/Philosophy
Mindy Schuster, PSOM/Infectious Diseases
Bruce Shenker, Dental Medicine
Gino Segre, SAS/Physics (PASEF rep.)
Lyle Ungar, SEAS/CIS

Ex officio:
Senate Chair-Elect, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Nursing
Senate Chair, Santosh Venkatesh, SEAS/Electrical & Systems Engineering

SCOF Annual Reports

Report of the Senate Committee on Faculty and the Academic Mission, 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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