Faculty Policies and Procedures
lynch school of education faculty handbook
F. Faculty Committees
Lynch School faculty, as part of their service requirement, take on committee membership at the school and university level. Some positions are elected and some are by appointment.
University-wide Faculty Committees and descriptions of University-wide Faculty Committees, statutory and non-statutory, can be found at the website of the University Provost.
Lynch School Faculty Committees
The following committees have been established by the Lynch School to ensure its functioning and engaging of faculty and students to provide leadership in the life of the institute.
|Committee name and description||Election process and terms||Current membership (2011-2012)|
Academic Standards Committee
|The academic deans for graduate and undergraduate students co-chair the committee. The dean appoints two members, and the faculty elects two members for three-year terms. Members should be working with undergraduate students. One representative from the Counseling Center also serves on this committee.
||Associate Dean Liz Sparks, Chair
Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith (appointed 2011-2014);
Dr. Yvonne Jenkins (non-voting, ongoing);
Dr. Mandy Li (elected, 2011-2014);
Ms. Fran Loftus (appointed, ongoing);
Dr. Julie MacEvoy (elected 2010-2013)
|Collaborative Fellows Advisory Group
This committee reviews, awards, and continues funding of proposals submitted to the Collaborative Fellows Grant Program.
|Appointed by Dean for one-year, renewable term.
||Dean Maureen Kenny, convener;
Dr. David Blustein;
Associate Dean Alec Peck;
Dr. David Scanlon;
BPS representative TBD;
Ms. Catherine Wong
Committee on Technology
|Appointed by Dean, term length is ongoing
||Associate Deans Mary Ellen Fulton & Alec Peck, conveners;
Dr. Mike Barnett;
Ms. Deborah Cantor; Ms. Margaret Cohen; Mr. Andy Holleron;
Dr. Richard Jackson; Dr. Belle Liang; Dr. Kate McNeill;
Dr. Joe Pedulla;
Mr. Barry Schaudt;
|Nominated by department faculty and appointed by LSOE Dean; three-year term.
Dr. Maria Brisk, Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum & Instruction (2007–2012);
Dr. Larry Ludlow, Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation (2010–2013);
Dr. Brinton Lykes, Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology (2008-2013);
Dr. Karen Arnold, Higher Education and Educational Leadership (fall semester 2011)
Dr. Ana Martinez-Aleman, Higher Education and Educational Leadership (2010-2013) spring 2012
|Educational Policy Council (EPC)
This committee participates in the formulation of academic policy and planning decisions by providing assistance and consultation to the Dean on planning, developing, coordinating, and supervising curricula and programs. The Charter of the EPC describes its membership and process.
|The EPC shall have a minimum of 12 members: eight faculty, two students, (one undergraduate and one graduate), and, ex officio, the Associate Dean and the Dean. All members shall have voting privileges. Six faculty shall be elected for a two-year term. Two faculty shall be appointed by the Dean for a two-year term. Two students (one graduate and one undergraduate) shall be selected for a one-year term by their respective constituencies. This selection shall be made in the Spring semester, prior to a term of office beginning with the academic year. The EPC will elect its chair at the last meeting of the current academic year after elections of new members. The Chair will serve for one academic year.
Dr. A.J. Franklin, Chair (Elected 2011-12)
Dean Maureen Kenny; Associate Dean Alec Peck; Dr. Henry Braun; (appointed 2011-13); Dr. Penny Hauser-Cram (appointed 2011-12); Dr. Richard Jackson (elected 2010-2012); Dr. Lauri Johnson (elected 2011-13); Dr. Julie MacEvoy (elected 2011-2013); Dr. Heather Rowan-Kenyon (elected 2010-2012); Dr. David Scanlon (elected 2010-2012)
graduate representative – Ann Masterman
undergraduate representative – Annelise Eaton
|Educational Resource Center Advisory Committee
This committee meets once per semester to advise the ERC Head Librarian on matters concerning the following areas: library collections, library services, technology services, and support and library facilities
|Appointed by Dean
Margaret Cohen, convener
Dr. Lillie Albert;
Faculty Awards Committee
|One faculty elected from each department for two-year term. Departments can only elect faculty from within their own departments. If a faculty member has a joint appointment, she or he can be elected only from her or his primary department. Any faculty member who serves on this committee is ineligible to apply for Faculty Fellowship or the 80% sabbatical during his/her term.
Dr. Mike Barnett (TESECI 2010-12);
Dr. Henry Braun (ERME 2011-13);
Dr. Lisa Goodman (CDEP 2010-12);
Dr. Ted Youn (Ed Ad and Higher Ed 2011-13)
|Lynch School of Education Foreign Policy Committee
The LSOE International Committee oversees LSOE’s international activities and programs, seeks to foster international initiatives and linkages, and provides advice to the Dean and others interested concerning international issues as they affect LSOE.
|Invited by Dean; term length is ongoing.
Dr. Philip Altbach, convener
Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith;
Dr. Andy Hargreaves;
Dr. Maureen Kenny;
Dr. M. Brinton Lykes
|Promotion and Tenure Committee
This is an elected comm of the Lynch School faculty who are responsible for making recs to the Pres of BC on the awards of tenure to faculty, promotion to full professor, and doing reviews of new faculty in their third year of employment at BC.
|Two Associate Professors elected for two-year term and three Full Professors elected for two-year term.
Dean Maureen Kenny (ex officio)
Full Professors: Dr. Marilyn Corcoran-Smith (2010-2012); Dr. Andy Hargreaves (2011-2013); Dr. Jackie Lerner (2010-2012)
Associate Professors: Dr Audrey Friedman (2011-2013); Dr. Mariela Paez (2010-2012)
|Scholarships and Prizes CommitteeThis comm reviews input from fac & staff & makes recs to the Dean for scholarships and awards that are presented at the annual awards ceremony during Commencement Weekend.
||Dean Maureen Kenny;
Associate Dean Mary Ellen Fulton;
Assistant Dean Audrey Friedman;
Ms. Maureen Raymond;
Associate Dean Liz Sparks