Related Committees:

Budget Committee

This committee acts jointly with the Dean to review and approve the College budget. When necessary it provides additional advice to the Dean on other budgetary matters.

Paul Romatschke, PHYS, Chair
Zachary Kilpatrick, APPM
Brian Cadena, ECON
Jennifer Ho, ETHN
Suzanna Magnanini, FRIT
Arne Hoecker, GSLL
Linda Nicita, Staff Representative

Budget Committee recommendations regarding College reorganization and budgetary processes can be found here. Please send comments or feedback on these recommendations to the Chair of the Budget Committee, Paul Romatschke.

Curriculum Committee

This committee considers and makes recommendations to the FAS, the ASC and the Dean on curricular matters in the College.

Curriculum Members:

Liam Downey, SOCY, chair

Christopher Osborn, CINE                                                                                                                                                                                     Anastasiya Osipova, GSLL
Mike Zerella, RAPS
Luke Evans, EBIO
Andy Cain, CLAS
Ruth Heisler, IPHY                                                                                                                                                                                                 William Taylor, ANTH
Sebastian Schmidt, ATOC

Tina Meyers-Denman, SLHS

Curriculum Rules of Procedures:

The curriculum committee shall act on behalf of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences as the decision making body in undergradudate curricular matters, including, but not limited to approval of:

  • revisions of existing major degree programs
  • new minor programs
  • revisions of existing minor programs
  • new certificate programs
  • revisions of existing certificate programs
  • new course proposals
  • revisions of existing courses
  • nominations of courses to be used in fulfillment of general education requirements
  • retirement of general education courses
  • cross-listing of courses
  • nominations of courses taught outside of the College of Arts and Sciences for credit awarded toward Arts and Sciences degrees
  • courses being taught in Honors, Small Academic Programs, and Residential Academic Programs that are not being taught under the aegis of an academic department in Arts and Sciences

The curriculum committee shall act as an advisory body to the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences in undergraduate curricular matters including, but not limited to:

  • the creation of new major programs
  • name changes of major programs
  • revisions to the minimum major requirements
  • revisions to the minimum minor requirements
  • revisions to the general degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences

Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This committee identifies, prioritizes and addresses issues of academic community and climate for faculty, staff and students, and advocates diversity at all levels and in all activities of the College. The committee may solicit requests and in some cases proposals from A&S units. It makes recommendations to the Dean and administration about implementation of diversity programs in the College. The committee will maintain and update a Diversity Plan for the College.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Members:

Benjamin Brown, APS, Chair
Kate Fischer, HONR
Cecilia Pang, THDN                                                                                
Celeste Montoya, WGST
Aun Ali, RLST
Enrique Sepulveda, ETHN

Grievance Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the A&S Dean about career salary grievances, and salary and non-salary grievances such as those stemming from annual merit evaluations.

Daniel Kaffine, ECON, chair
Matt Burgess, ENVS
Joe Bryan, GEOG
Kieran Murphy, FRIT

Grievance Committee Rules of Procedure

  1. All grievance cases must first go to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for consideration and will be heard by the ASC grievance committee only at the request of the dean. In regard to cases forwarded to it, the ASC Grievance Committee serves exclusively in an advisory and consultative capacity to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the final decision regarding their disposition rests with the Dean.
  2. In formulating its recommendations, the ASC Grievance Committee shall avail itself of any existing evidence pertaining to the case. All documentation supplied by the grievant shall be provided to the other parties involved in the grievance, and they shall be provided with an opportunity to respond in writing—in a reasonable and explicitly stated amount of time—to the grievance before the Committee considers the case. If necessary, the ASC Grievance Committee may request additional information (e.g., the department’s criteria for merit evaluation, written reports from the department’s own grievance committee, etc.) from all the parties involved in the grievance.
  3. Grievance cases involving alleged research misconduct, sexual harassment, unprofessional conduct (as defined by the Boulder Campus Professional Standards document), or other conducts for which separate specialized procedures are provided are deemed outside the purview of the ASC grievance committee.
  4. In salary and non-salary grievance cases (i.e., when the issue at stake is the adequacy of the salary committee’s evaluation of a faculty member’s research, teaching, or service), the ASC Grievance Committee may collect additional information, from such sources as it may think relevant, to further its ability to judge the merits of the case.
  5. The ASC Grievance Committee may, at its discretion or the request of the Dean, meet separately with both sides involved in the grievance case. Afterwards, the ASC Grievance Committee will discuss the matter by themselves. The ASC Grievance Committee reserves the right to conduct these meetings sequentially during the same day, or at its convenience.
  6. The ASC Grievance Committee shall provide a written report to the Dean as soon as possible. The report will include a recommendation regarding what action should be taken in response to the grievance, the substance of any dissenting opinions, a list of the sources of evidence reviewed, and the reasoning used by the committee to reach its recommendation. The ASC Grievance Committee will vote on its recommendations for the record. Both the recommendations and the vote tally will become part of the public record and available to all parties.
  7. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will render a final decision within two weeks of the receipt of the ASC Grievance Committee’s recommendations. A copy of the Dean’s decision will be sent to the grievant, the department chair, and the ASC Grievance Committee members who participated in the deliberations for their information.
  8. As part of its professional responsibilities, members of the ASC Grievance Committee will maintain a policy of strict confidentiality before, during, and after its deliberations on grievance cases. They are also required to decline requests from participants involved in grievance cases to discuss the substance of the grievance cases.

Grievance Committee Conflict of Interest Rules

  1. Members of the Grievance Committee having a grievance against a colleague or the Arts and Sciences College are required to step down from the committee until the matter has been resolved.
  2. Members of the Grievance Committee are excluded from participating in any cases involving colleagues in their primary units (e.g., department, program, center, institute, etc.).
  3. Members of the Grievance Committee are excluded from participating in any cases involving family members (e.g., spouse, partner, children, etc.).
  4. Members of the Grievance Committee are excluded from participating in any cases involving individuals with whom they have a personal or professional relationship (e.g., a friend that they socialize with, a colleague with whom they are collaborating with on a research project, etc.).

Personnel Committee

This committee acts jointly with the Dean on matters of re-appointment, tenure, promotion, and evaluation of the Faculty and awarding of honorific titles such as the College of Arts & Sciences Professor of Distinction.


Policy on Review of Non-Reappointment Recommendations for Teaching Professor Rank Faculty

When any of our College dean offices receive notice of non-reappointment where there is reasonable cause to believe that the teaching professor may consider the action adverse, we will email the teaching professor, cc the responsible chair or director, and inform the teaching professor that the College has a review process to consider an appeal should the faculty member wish to formally make one.

  1. Appeal regarding a non-reappointment recommendation shall be made in writing to the Dean of the College.
  2. Grounds for grieving a recommendation to non-reappoint shall include:
    1. prima facie evidence of discrimination, and
    2. procedural issues of sufficient magnitude to effect the outcome.
  3. Request for a review of a non-reappointment recommendation must occur within 30 days of receipt of notification of the intent to non-reappoint.
  4. The Dean will solicit any necessary additional information relevant to the grievance, including a response from the appointing unit chair or director.
  5. Materials and related correspondence will then be submitted by the Dean to the ASC Personnel Committee, who will deliberate on the matter following its standard procedures and make a timely written recommendation to the Dean.
  6. The Dean will consider the recommendation of the ASC Personnel Committee, the arguments and body of evidence, and render a written decision regarding the appointment.
  7. This procedure is not intended to restrict the rights of a teaching professor to pursue other campus or University level appeal processes to which they are entitled.

Planning Committee

This committee advises the Dean on aspects of planning for the College, including its departments and constituent programs. A committee member attends all Information Technology Council meetings and Boulder Campus Planning Committee meetings to be in touch with campus planning that may impact the College.

Planning Members

Shelley Copley, MCDB, chair

Brian Talbot, PHIL
Alina Van Nelson, FRIT
Kwangmin Kim, HIST
Steve Lamos, PWR
Albert Bronstein, MATH
Shemin Ge, GEOL



Related Committees:

ACARP (Appeals Committee on Academic Rules and Policies)

This committee acts on student appeals of academic rules and policies. The voting membership will be drawn from current and retired A&S faculty, with at least two members being ASC representatives, with special emphasis on recruiting faculty who serve departments as Associate Chairs or Undergraduate Directors. A minimum of 3 faculty are required in order for cases to be reviewed. The committee can include non-voting members from outside the faculty (e.g., Wardenburg, or disability services) as necessary to provide perspective and expertise on issues outside the expertise of the faculty such as medical, psychological and disability issues.