Faculty Committees

List of Current Committee Members


Academic Affairs Committee

It shall be the general responsibility of this Committee to review and administer the academic policies and procedures of the College as they apply to undergraduate students; to review, discuss, and rule on matters pertaining to student academic status, academic record, and conformity with academic regulations; and to provide a forum for the discussion of student concerns within the academic community.   


Academic Freedom Committee

The primary function of the Committee shall be to protect and extend academic freedom at the College. The pursuit of this goal may involve a variety of actions by the Committee.


Admissions and Financial Aid Committee

The Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid shall be the principal instrument of Faculty participation in the formulation and implementation of college policies on admissions and financial aid.


Appointments and Promotions Committee

The Appointments and Promotions Committee, the Dean of the Faculty, and, in some instances, the Board of Trustees or its Executive Committee share responsibility for Faculty appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure decisions. Additionally, the Appointments and Promotions Appeals Board may hear appeals from negative decisions made by the Appointments and Promotions Committee.

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Appointments and Promotions Appeals Board

The Appeals Board hears candidates' appeals from negative decisions made by the Appointments and Promotions Committee in matters of reappointment, promotion, and tenure.


Assessment Advisory Board

The Assessment Advisory Board is the Faculty body that oversees and advises the administration on issues related to assessment of teaching and learning. The Board is responsible to the Curriculum Committee and to the Faculty. The elected faculty members will select a chair from among themselves.

 

Committee on Institutional Advancement

The Committee on Institutional Advancement is the principal instrument of Faculty participation in the formulation and implementation of College policies on development, communication, faculty grants, and alumni affairs. The Committee regularly reviews Advancement strategies and is responsible for conveying to the Advancement Office Faculty interests, concerns, and suggestions.


Curriculum Committee

It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to oversee the operation of the undergraduate curriculum; evaluate any changes that may be made; receive, explore and propose changes and innovations; screen new course offerings; and encourage discussion of the process of education at Trinity College. 


Educational Policy Committee

It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to consider questions of educational policy and to recommend allocation of Faculty positions to the President for approval by the Board of Trustees. In making its deliberations, the Committee is attentive to (1) the strength and integrity of college majors, (2) the obligation of Departments and Programs beyond the major, (3) the need for curricular experimentation and innovation, and (4) student choices and their effect on teaching responsibilities.


Faculty Conference

The Faculty Conference performs a variety of coordinating, advisory, and adjudicatory functions with respect to the system of faculty governance, but it has no legislative power. It consists of seven elected faculty members and the Faculty Secretary. Unlike standing faculty committees, the Conference has no administrative officers as ex officio members.


Faculty Research Committee

The committee's primary responsibility is encouraging Faculty research.


Financial Affairs Committee

The Financial Affairs Committee receives and reviews analyses of past budgetary experience and current budget reports that may be prepared for both short-and long-range projections, reviews and advises on decisions involving administrative structure and personnel, presents the Faculty views relative to budgetary procedures and expenditures to the Administration and Board of Trustees, and reviews, with the Administration, the development of Faculty and staff salary schedules and fringe benefits. The five elected members of the Financial Affairs Committee shall serve as the Faculty’s representatives on the President’s Planning and Budget Council. 


Information Technology in Education Committee

It shall be the responsibility of ITEC to review and make recommendations regarding the impact of information technology on students and Faculty, to develop and implement strategies for the introduction of new information technology into the academic community, and to evaluate and assess their impact, and to keep the Faculty informed about pending changes in information technology at the college and about new opportunities and innovations in information technology that may be of benefit to their teaching and research. 


Jury Panel

The Faculty Jury Panel staffs the Faculty portion of Social Appeals Board hearing panels and helps staff the Faculty portion of the Academic Honor Council.