Committees & Decision-making Teams

Purpose

The administrative Leadership Team consists of the Dean, Associate Deans, and the directors of finance & HR and special programs. The team meets on Mondays during the academic year to address day-to-day operations, governance, and planning. 

Members

Suzanne Bonomo, director of Human Resources and Finance
Elizabeth Dutro, associate dean for faculty
Millie Gort, associate dean for students
Susan Jurow, associate dean for equity, justice, and community engagement
Grace Maniscalco, director of special programs
Joe Polman, associate dean of research
Kathy Schultz, dean  ​

Purpose

The Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) provides advice to the Dean regarding programs, personnel, and budgetary processes. They sometimes serve as the first level of faculty review before proposals are brought to the full faculty at Faculty Meetings. Its membership includes all associate deans, program area chairs, center directors and other administrative staff at the discretion of the Dean.

Members

Alison Boardman
Susan Jurow
Ashley Cartun
Ben Kirshner
Elizabeth Dutro
Grace Maniscalco
Joe Polman 
Kathy Schultz 
Kevin Welner
Millie Gort
Mimi Engel
Liz Meyer
Silvia Noguerón-Liu
Sue Hopewell
Suzanne Bonomo
Tania Hogan
Noreen Naseem Rodríguez
David Webb 

Contact: Grace Maniscalco, director of special programs ​

Purpose

The Awards Committee includes one faculty member from each program area and is chaired by the Associate Dean for Students. This committee meets twice per year in the spring semester to award Miramontes Doctoral Fellowships and graduation honors. 

Members

Ben Shear
Bethy Leonardi
Silvia Noguerón-Liu
Susan Jurow
Rebecca Linares
Sara Staley
Edd Taylor
 
Contact: Chair Millie Gort, associate dean for students ​

Note: Faculty and professional award nominations are administered by Joe Polman, associate dean for research. 

Purpose

The Curriculum Committee includes the Associate Dean of Faculty, a representative from each program area and other administrative staff related to curriculum appointed by the Dean. They provide first level review of new courses and new programs in the School of Education and review syllabi to determine if particular courses or/course offerings can be approved for degree requirements.

Members

Lorrie Shepard
Terri Wilson
Millie Gort
William Lindsay
Vandna Sindha
Travis Anderson
Elizabeth Dutro
 
Contact: Chair Elizabeth Dutro, associate dean for faculty ​

Purpose

The Governance Committee is chaired by the Faculty Chair and includes all members of the Dean’s Advisory Committee minus the Dean.

Members

Alison Boardman
Susan Jurow
Ashley Cartun
Ben Kirshner
Elizabeth Dutro
Joe Polman
Kevin Welner
Millie Gort
Mimi Engel
Liz Meyer
Silvia Noguerón-Liu
Sue Hopewell
Tania Hogan
Noreen Naseem Rodríguez
David Webb
 
Contact: Chair Kevin Welner ​

Purpose

Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment committees review tenure track faculty promotion, tenure and reappointment materials and provide an evaluation of the faculty candidate on behalf of the Primary Unit. Their letter becomes a part of the dossier that is sent to Faculty Affairs. The committees are unique to each candidate and are appointed from the tenure-track faculty.

Members

Formulated on an ad-hoc basis each year for each candidate
 
Contact: Grace Maniscalco, director of special programs ​

Purpose

Promotion and reappointment committees review instructor promotion and reappointment materials and provide an evaluation of the instructor on behalf of the Primary Unit. Their letter becomes a part of the dossier that is sent to Faculty Affairs. These committees are unique to each candidate and appointed from the instructor and tenure track faculty.  

Members

Formulated on an ad-hoc basis each year for each candidate
 
Contact: Grace Maniscalco, director of special programs  ​

Purpose

The Merit Review Committee advises the Dean on salary increases for tenure-track faculty by reviewing materials submitted by the faculty, and by participating in development of merit rankings and rationale. The committee assigns merit ratings and makes decisions about the range of salary increases. They also advise on post tenure review cases. The committee is elected by the tenure track faculty and consists of three tenured faculty and one assistant professor.

Members

Kathy Schultz
Susan Jurow
Mimi Engel
Alison Boardman
Stephanie Toliver
 
Contact: Grace Maniscalco, director of special programs ​

Purpose

The Salary Equity and Grievance Committee reviews and addresses any tenure track faculty salary equity grievances. The committee is elected by the tenure track faculty and consists of three tenured faculty and one assistant professor.

Members

Formulated on an ad-hoc basis as needed
 
Contact: Grace Maniscalco, director of special programs ​