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Executive Council

The Executive Council, as specified in the Constitution, has the responsibility for determining and publishing the number of Senate seats to which each school is entitled, setting the agenda for the meetings of the Senate, appointing members and chairs of standing and ad hoc committees, and acting on behalf of the Senate when there is a need for prompt action.

The Executive Council’s activities are central to making the Faculty Senate a substantial partner in University planning. Each spring the Council will organize a meeting to consider major institutional issues and will select a few for consideration by the Senate in the following academic year. Prior to the beginning of each academic year, the Council will meet with the President and Provost to review emerging institutional planning issues and to discuss priorities for the agenda in the year ahead. The Council will report on and/or propose to the Senate action on matters of university planning that affect the academic, physical, and aesthetic resources, issues, and policies of the University. The Council will serve as the coordinator for the Senate’s role in the implementation of the University’s Self-Study and will similarly review the implementation of recommendations of other standing and ad hoc committees. The Council will advise and consult with the President on matters pertaining to the University’s relationship to the Commonwealth and other external bodies. As necessary the Council will appoint ad hoc or standing committees to assist in the performance of its duties. The Council or a subcommittee will annually offer suggestions for nominations to the Board of Visitors.

Upcoming Meetings

Members

Rasheed Balogun

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Retirement, & Welfare Committee Chair

Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine

William Brady, Jr.

Professor
School of Medicine

Peter Brunjes

Ex Officio

Commonwealth Professor of Psychology
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

George Cohen

Academic Affairs Committee Chair

Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law
School of Law

Kandioura Drame

Collaboration, Communication, & Engagement Committee Chair

Associate Professor of French
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Linda Duska

Research, Teaching, & Scholarship Committee Chair

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
School of Medicine

Walter Heinecke

Associate Professor of Education
Curry School of Education

Thomas Katsouleas

Ex Officio

Executive Vice President and Provost

Stephen Macko

Policy Committee Chair

Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Geeta Patel

Associate Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Robert Patterson

Finance Committee Chair

Assistant Professor
McIntire School of Commerce

Margaret Riley

Ex Officio

Professor, General Faculty
School of Law

James Savage

Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Teresa Sullivan

Ex Officio

President

Kathryn Thornton

Faculty Grievance Committee Chair

Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Sarah Ware

Ex Officio

Chair of the General Faculty Council

Alfred Weaver

Ex Officio

Professor and Associate Chair of Computer Science; Founding Director, Applied Research Institute
School of Engineering and Applied Science
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