Committees Reporting to the Provost

Campus Committees Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Academic Program Committee

Approves designation of specific courses for Liberal Arts credit and reviews other academic policies and procedures related to academic program standards. Advises the Provost on matters pertaining to academic program, curriculum, budget, and faculty. Facilitates communication among the three academic schools and libraries. 

Academic Affairs Council

Serves as an advisory board to the Provost on academic issues pertaining to policies and procedures in academic support areas and academic issues with broad implications. Facilitates communication and information sharing among all functional academic units. 

Academic Standards Committee

Applies College's academic standards to individual students; establishes computing procedures to accomplish accurate application; administers academic dismissal waivers; communicates all standards and committee decisions to students. Chair: Tammy Durant

Calendar Committee

Establishes process and timeline for creation of the calendar, solving current problems and reporting to the President's Administrative Cabinet. 

Council of Chairs

Facilitates communication within Academic Affairs and between the administration and the faculty. Topics discussed at meetings are taken back to individual departments for discussion and feedback. 

General Education

Maintains all aspects of the General Education Program, including course approval, goals and program assessment. Director: James German

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Reviews research proposals that will utilize animals. Also, the committee inspects housing facilities and reviews husbandry conditions. Chair: Johanne Sullivan

Institutional Review Board

Reviews proposals of research that involves human subjects to determine whether or not the research places subjects at risk, and if so, whether or not the level of risk is acceptable. Chair: Johanne Sullivan

NEH Faculty Development Program Committee

Oversees all aspects of the NEH Faculty Development Program. The NEH Program consists of an annual, semester-long distinguished visiting professorship in one of the College's humanities departments, and a summer seminar whose topic varies from year to year.  Participation in the summer seminar, which is led by a visiting scholar, is open to faculty and professional staff of the four associated colleges (SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, and SUNY Canton) through a competitive application process. Chair: Geoffrey Clark.

Research and Creative Endeavors

Encourages faculty scholarship and administers small College-supported research grants. Administered through Research & Sponsored Programs. 

Service Learning Curriculum Committee

Explores the integration of service learning into our curricular and co-curricular programs. Faculty Liaison: Heather Sullivan-Catlin

Teaching & Learning Technology Roundtable (TLTR)

Visit the Teaching & Learning Technology Roundtable Web site for info. Director:  Caron Collins

Women's and Gender Studies 

Promotes an awareness and appreciation of women's and gender issues through academic course offerings, program activities and public presentation.  Director:  Sharmain van Blommestein