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Department Governance

The department is comprised of students, faculty and staff.  There are various committees that meet regularly to conduct the business of the department. 

  • Leadership Team: The leadership team meets weekly to guide the department as a whole.
  • Program Areas: Each program meets weekly to guide the specific programs. These meetings are coordinated by the Area Coordinators.
  • Tenured Faculty Committee: This group conducts all faculty evaluation  in the department.
  • Curriculum & Assessments: The group approves curriculum requests and conducts assessment activities for the department.
  • Season Selection: The group works with programs and their pedagogical  goals to determine a season.
  • Field Studies: This group works to plan and execute the yearly trip to NYC for seniors.
  • Ad-Hoc Committees: Groups are gathered around specific goals such as searches, values statements, department culture, etc.
  • Guest Artist Representatives: Each program appoints a representative to coordinate guest artists.
  • Library Representative: The department appoints one faculty member to coordinate with the library.

Students elect representatives for monthly faculty/staff meetings, the Season Selection committee, on search committees, and on ad-hoc working groups that have included department cultures & traditions, values statement, and antiracism initiatives as part of the Leadership Team