• Executive Committee

    Executive Committee

    Committee Members
    Member  Department  Term Ending
    Betsy Dahms  Foreign Languages & Literatures  2018
    Amy Cuomo  Theatre  2017
    Larry Rivers  History  2018
    Josh Byrd (Chair)  Music  2018
    Lori Snaith  English & Philosophy  2017
    Erin Dixon  Art  2017
    Charles Lipp, Secretary History 2017
    • Betsy Dahms
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
       2018

    • Amy Cuomo
       Theatre
       2017

    • Larry Rivers
       History
       2018

    • Josh Byrd (Chair)
       Music
       2018

    • Lori Snaith
       English & Philosophy
       2017

    • Erin Dixon
       Art
       2017

    • Charles Lipp, Secretary
      History
      2017


    2016-17 Meeting Dates
    Agenda Submission Meeting Date
    September 13th September 20th, 3 pm
    October 14th October 21st, 2 pm
    November 4th November 11, 2 pm
    January 6th January 13, 2 pm
    February 3rd February 10th, 2 pm
    March 3rd March 10th, 2 pm
    March 31st April 7th, 2 pm
    • September 13th
      September 20th, 3 pm

    • October 14th
      October 21st, 2 pm

    • November 4th
      November 11, 2 pm

    • January 6th
      January 13, 2 pm

    • February 3rd
      February 10th, 2 pm

    • March 3rd
      March 10th, 2 pm

    • March 31st
      April 7th, 2 pm

     

    All meetings held in the COAH Conference Room

     
    Purpose and Duties
    The Executive Committee shall be the official policy-recommending body to the Dean of the College, and shall discharge its duties in consultation and compliance with these COAH Guiding Principles and Procedures.
    1. The function of the Executive Committee is to;   
    a.  Consider for approval all proposals concerning changes in the curriculum of the College including courses, programs, and degree requirements;    
    b. Make recommendations concerning policy, resource allocation, and other matters brought before the committee;   
    c. Consider and take action on matters forwarded to it by the faculty.
    2. If approved by the Dean, policy recommendations of the ExecutiveCommittee shall be implemented in accordance with the provisions of Article I, Section 2 of this document.  If the Dean does not approve a recommendation of the Executive Committee, he or she shall inform the Committee of the reasons for his or her disapproval; the Executive Committee may, by a two-thirds vote, refer the matter of the Faculty of the COAH for its consideration and possible submission to the Faculty Senate or Vice President, as may be appropriate.

     

    Submitting agenda items:
    Course and Program Addition/Deletion/Modification:  All course and program additions, deletions, or modifications must be submitted by the Catalog Submission System (CSS), available at the following site: https://apps.westga.edu/catalog/.
    All courses submitted via this system and approved by the corresponding department chair by the submission date will automatically be added to the agenda.
     
    Prior to submitting a new program or program modification (including substantive changes to current programs, a new location or deactivation/termination/reactivation), a departments should talk with the Dean's office and the Provost's office to make sure the submission is completed accurately and is in line with the academic priorities of the college/school and division.  The manual and help for the system can be accessed via the links at the bottom of the CSS web page.
     
    Other Agenda Items:  All other agenda items should be submitted as a Word file to Chuck Lipp.
     
    Links:
    Minutes:
     
  • Faculty Advisory Committee

    Faculty Advisory Committee

    Members:
    Member Department Term Ending
    John Blair Foreign Languages & Literatures 2017
    Brad Darvas Theatre 2017
    Tim Schroer History 2017
    Dawn Neely Music 2018  
    Margaret Mitchell English & Philosophy 2017
    David Collins Art 2018  
    • John Blair
      Foreign Languages & Literatures
      2017

    • Brad Darvas
      Theatre
      2017

    • Tim Schroer
      History
      2017

    • Dawn Neely
      Music
      2018  

    • Margaret Mitchell
      English & Philosophy
      2017

    • David Collins
      Art
      2018  

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Faculty Advisory Committee's responsibilities include:

    1. Maintaining communication among the faculty of each department and the Dean and between the faculties of the several departments; however, no provision of these Guiding Principles and Procedures is intended to preclude direct communication between an individual faculty member and the Dean;
    2. Making recommendations in support of the COAH's commitment to affirming the equal dignity of each person by valuing cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in students, faculty, and staff, thereby promoting practices that embody the ideals of an open democratic society;
    3. Exercising the authority and responsibility to investigate such matters as it deems advisable, or such matters that the COAH Faculty presents by petition of least 10% of its members, provided that petitioners follow University or Board policy where it specifically addresses the matters under investigation (i.e., discrimination, accommodation, etc.); 
    4. Nominating and preparing a slate of candidates for the positions of COAH Secretary, Parliamentarian, and all elected standing committees, and presenting them for Faculty vote; additional nominations may be made by petition of 10% of the Faculty;
    5. Supporting efforts to improve teaching conditions throughout the College in order to assure optimum faculty performance and morale;
    6. Evaluating the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

     

  • College Promotion and Tenure Committee

    Promotion & Tenure Committee

    Committee Members:
    Department  Representative  Term Ending
    Art Clint Samples  2018
    English  Laura Miller  2018
    Philosophy  Robert Lane  2018
    Foreign Languages & Literatures  John Blair  2018
    History  Keith Bohannon  2018
    Music  John Bleuel             2017
    Theatre  Alan Yeong  2017
    • Art
      Clint Samples
       2018

    • English
       Laura Miller
       2018

    • Philosophy
       Robert Lane
       2018

    • Foreign Languages & Literatures
       John Blair
       2018

    • History
       Keith Bohannon
       2018

    • Music
       John Bleuel           
       2017

    • Theatre
       Alan Yeong
       2017

     

    P&T Resources:

  • Staff Advisory Committee

    Staff Advisory Committee

    Committee Members:
    Name Department
    Jeff Hammack  Art
    Arielle Korsgaard, Chair  Dean's Office
    Jonette Larrew  English and Philosophy
    Nate Vargas  Foreign Languages and Literature
    Jan Ridgway  History
    Justin Mayercik  Music
    Christina Bearden  Theatre
    • Jeff Hammack
       Art

    • Arielle Korsgaard, Chair
       Dean's Office

    • Jonette Larrew
       English and Philosophy

    • Nate Vargas
       Foreign Languages and Literature

    • Jan Ridgway
       History

    • Justin Mayercik
       Music

    • Christina Bearden
       Theatre

     

    2016 Meeting Dates
    Second Monday of each month at 2 pm

     

    Minutes:
  • Study Abroad Committee

    Study Abroad Committee

    Committee Members:
     Member  Department  Program
     John Blair  Foreign Languages & Literatures Oldenburg
     Betsy Dahms  Foreign Languages & Literatures  
    Lynn Anderson, Chair Foreign Languages & Literatures  
     Yvonne Fuentes  Foreign Languages & Literatures  Costa Rica
     Steve Goodson  History  
     Kevin Shunn  Art  England and France
    Chad Davidson English and Philosophy Spoleto
    •  John Blair
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
      Oldenburg

    •  Betsy Dahms
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
       

    • Lynn Anderson, Chair
      Foreign Languages & Literatures
       

    •  Yvonne Fuentes
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
       Costa Rica

    •  Steve Goodson
       History
       

    •  Kevin Shunn
       Art
       England and France

    • Chad Davidson
      English and Philosophy
      Spoleto

     

    Meeting Information

    TBA

    In order to foster and advocate for study abroad programs, the Study Abroad Advisory committee shall: 

    1. advise and inform the Dean’s Office in matters of Study Abroad;
    2. work with directors and the Dean to improve college and other SAP processes
    3. consult with and orient new program directors;
    4. facilitate communication with groups having special interest in Study Abroad: FLL, Global Studies, and International Economics;
    5. represent college SAP funding and scholarship interests;
    6. communicate college needs and policies regarding SAP to other colleges, Study Abroad Office, etc.;
    7. formulate ideas about SA policies and priorities for college-wide discussion.

     

    Minutes
  • Student Advisory Committee

    Student Advisory Committee

    2016-2017 Committee Members
     Member  Department
    Cathryn Bozone  Art
    Leah Mirabella  English
    Alex Clark  Philosophy
    Jared Brown  Foreign Languages and Literatures
    Amanda Pack  History
    Samantha Cotton  Music
    Bria Belton  Theatre
    • Cathryn Bozone
       Art

    • Leah Mirabella
       English

    • Alex Clark
       Philosophy

    • Jared Brown
       Foreign Languages and Literatures

    • Amanda Pack
       History

    • Samantha Cotton
       Music

    • Bria Belton
       Theatre

     
    Meeting Dates and Location

    TBD

  • Graduate Studies Subcommittee

    Graduate Studies Subcommittee

    Committee Members:
     Representative  Department
     Kevin Shunn  Art
     Patrick Erben  English
     Jeff Zamostny
    Chair
     Foreign Languages & Literatures
     Stephanie Chalifoux  History
    Walter Riker  Philosophy
     Dawn McCord  Music
     Pauline Gagnon  Dean, ex officio member
    Melissa Sullivan Elizabeth Kramer    GSA, ex officio memberAssociate Dean, ex officio member
    •  Kevin Shunn
       Art

    •  Patrick Erben
       English

    •  Jeff Zamostny
      Chair
       Foreign Languages & Literatures

    •  Stephanie Chalifoux
       History

    • Walter Riker
       Philosophy

    •  Dawn McCord
       Music

    •  Pauline Gagnon
       Dean, ex officio member

    • Melissa Sullivan Elizabeth Kramer  
       GSA, ex officio memberAssociate Dean, ex officio member

     
    Fall 2016 Meeting Dates:

     

    Friday, September 16, 3:30 pm

    COAH Conference Room

     

    Proposal for New Standing Subcommittee of the Executive Committee:  Graduate Studies Subcommittee
     
    2.  COAH Committee on Graduate Studies
     
    a. Composition of the committee shall consist of all COAH Directors of Graduate Programs plus one representative appointed or elected from each additional department and Philosophy.  Each representative will have graduate faculty status within the COAH. 
     
    The Dean of the College and the Graduate Studies Associate shall serve as ex officio members
     
    The Chair shall be elected by the committee from among its members.
     
    b. RoleThe COAH sub-committee for Graduate Studies shall work with the Dean,department chairs, the COAH Graduate Studies Associate, and faculty to recommend college-wide policies and procedures in the interest of graduate study.
     
    c. Duties of the Graduate Studies Committee:i. meet at least twice per semester;
    ii. effect communication and collaboration among COAH graduate programsd.
     
    d. Term of Service: Graduate Studies sub-committee members shall serve for two years.

     

    Committee Documents

    Minutes:
  • Online Learning Subcommittee

    Online Learning Subcommittee

    Committee Members:
    Representative  Department
    Rita Tekippe Art
    Stacy Morin English
    Laura Hill Foreign Languages & Literatures
    Keith Pacholl, Chair History
    Molly Breckling Music
    John Garner  Philosophy
    Brad Darvas Theatre
    • Rita Tekippe
      Art

    • Stacy Morin
      English

    • Laura Hill
      Foreign Languages & Literatures

    • Keith Pacholl, Chair
      History

    • Molly Breckling
      Music

    • John Garner
       Philosophy

    • Brad Darvas
      Theatre