Arcadia’s Faculty Senate committees meet regularly to discuss their related areas. They review feedback and make decisions about the issues presented to support the University, its students, faculty and staff, and community.
Lead the Faculty Senate in the strategic identification of and efforts to address faculty goals, priorities, and initiatives. Serve as chief representatives for the faculty in external relations with other University constituencies including Board of Trustees, President, Provost, and other Vice Presidents, Staff Council, and student government organizations.
- Angela Kachuyevski, Faculty Senate President
- Kimberly Erikson, Finance Committee Chair
- Christopher Allen Varlack, Work & Welfare Committee Chair
- Emily Marshall, Academics Committee Chair
Review proposals and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate regarding the creation, suspensions, and cancellation of academic programs, policies, degrees, and courses.
- Emily Marshall (CAS, Math & Computer Science), Chair
- Kevin Basile (CHS, Medical Science)
- Kate Bonin (CAS, Modern Language)
- Manny Curotto (CAS, Chemistry & Physics)
- Daniel Pieczkolon (CAS, English)
- Sarah Woldoff (School of Education)
- Phillip Malloy (CHS, Physical Therapy) (Non-Senator Appointed Member)
Academics Committee Correspondence
All questions for the Academics Committee should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposal materials should be sent to the Committee through the online submissions forms.
Senate Academics Committee - Submissions Portal
All proposals submitted for review by the Academics Committee should be sent using the following forms. Printed proposals will no longer be accepted for review by the Committee.
- Faculty Senate Course Approval Form
- Faculty Senate Program Proposal Form
- Faculty Senate Certificate Proposal Form
- Academics Committee Information Request Form
- Faculty Senate Program Revision Form
- Faculty Senate Program Suspension Form
Academics Committee Deadlines
If you wish to offer a new course for the first time it does not have to be reviewed by the Academics Committee, unless the course is a specific requirement for a major or minor. First-time offered courses are given a temporary number of either a 185, 285, or 385 such as US285. However, first-time courses that are required for a major or minor, which must be reviewed by the Academic Committee, would have a permanent number assigned.
If you wish to offer a 185, 285, or 385 for a second time it needs to be reviewed by the Academics Committee.
The deadline for submitting a Spring 2024 course proposal is Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
The deadline for submitting all other proposals to the Academics Committee for review, including new program proposals, program revisions, and program suspensions is Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Additional Note: If you are planning to market a new or revised undergraduate program, including summer programs, the deadline to submit proposals for Faculty Senate review is October 15th each academic year.
New AUC Designations for Spring 2024 Courses
The deadline to submit a proposal for an AUC Designation for a Spring 2024 course is Thursday, September 14, 2023. This is a true deadline. Please send submissions to Jill Pederson. Below is a list of all the curriculum directors if you have any questions about a designation.
AUC Curriculum Directors and Coordinators
Please contact the following members of the Steering Committee if you have any further questions about specific areas of the Curriculum.
- AUC Steering Committee Chair, Self and Society, & Cultural Literacy Coordinator: Jill Pederson, email@example.com
- Director of First-Year Academic Experience: Rachel Collins (English), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director of University Seminars: Tracey Levine (English), email@example.com
- Director of Global Connections: Jojo Lucena (Modern Languages), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director of University Writing: Jennifer Matisoff (English), email@example.com
- Visual Literacy Coordinator: Adam Hess (Library), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quantitative Reasoning Coordinator: Logan Fields (Psychology), email@example.com
- CABR Director: Favian Martin (Criminology and Criminal Justice), firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Forms & Resources
Serve as the faculty’s representatives in all forums where budget and financial matters are discussed, including salary and benefits. Contribute to the faculty’s understanding of all financial matters.
- Kimberly Erikson (CHS, Medical Science), Chair
- Thomas M. Brinker, Jr. (School of Global Business)
- Marty Eastlack (CHS, Physical Therapy)
- Linda Mascavage (CAS, Chemistry & Physics)
- Naomi Phillips (CAS, Biology)
- Ellen Skilton (School of Education)
Advocate for the faculty’s welfare and quality of professional life. Conduct and oversee all faculty elections and relevant committee assignments.
- Christopher Varlack (CAS, English), Chair
- Dina Pinsky (CAS, Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice)
- Michelle Reale (Library)
- Kshamata Shah (CHS, Physical Therapy)
- Celeste Walker (Graduate and Undergraduate Studies)
- Voting members: at least 4 Senators (one of whom serves as Chair of the Work & Welfare Committee); 2 non-Senator appointees from the full-time faculty.
- Ex officio member: Faculty Senate President.
- Corresponding member: Provost.
- Build community among the faculty through various means including but not limited to academic and social events and activities.
- Advocate for the faculty’s welfare and quality of professional life.
- Conduct and oversee faculty elections.
- Receive and consider suggestions, proposals, and grievances from individual faculty members. In cases of grievances submitted to the Work & Welfare Committee, the aggrieved persons may choose an adviser from the faculty to accompany them to the hearing. If the grievance has reference to promotion or tenure, it shall be the responsibility of the Work & Welfare Committee to review the procedures which have been followed in rendering the decision, to determine whether all of the procedures have been correct, and to report its findings or recommendations to the Promotion and Tenure Committee for that committee’s further review. It shall not be a part of the Work & Welfare Committee’s responsibility to deal with matters of substance relating to grievances affecting promotion and tenure.
- Select faculty members and Chairs for appointed committees of the faculty described in these By-Laws and for a special purpose and administrative University committees not described in these By-Laws on which faculty sit.
- Review applications from faculty for service sabbaticals. Faculty members may apply to the Work & Welfare Committee for service sabbaticals, which excuse them from service on committees for a fixed and limited period of time. Applications will be judged on the criteria of past service and/or current commitments. No more than 10% of the faculty may be on service sabbaticals at one time.