• Executive Committee

    Executive Committee

    Committee Members
    Member  Department  Term Ending
    Josh Byrd, Chair  Music  2018
    Alan Yeong  Theatre  2019
    Larry Rivers  History  2018
    Betsy Dahms  Foerign Languages and Literatures  2018
    Rebecca Harrison  English & Philosophy  2019
    Nathen Rees  Art  2019
    Charles Lipp, Secretary History  2019
    • Member
       Department
       Term Ending

    • Josh Byrd, Chair
       Music
       2018

    • Alan Yeong
       Theatre
       2019

    • Larry Rivers
       History
       2018

    • Betsy Dahms
       Foerign Languages and Literatures
       2018

    • Rebecca Harrison
       English & Philosophy
       2019

    • Nathen Rees
       Art
       2019

    • Charles Lipp, Secretary
      History
       2019


    2017-18 Meeting Dates
    Agenda Submission Meeting Date
    October 9 October 12, 10 am
    November 6 November 9, 10 am
    • Agenda Submission
      Meeting Date

    • October 9
      October 12, 10 am

    • November 6
      November 9, 10 am

     

    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:
     
  • Online Learning Subcommittee

    Online Learning Subcommittee

    Committee Members:
    Representative  Department Term Ending
    Rosemary Kellison, Chair Philosophy 2019
    Nathan Rees Art 2018
    Stacy Morin English 2018
    Laura Hill Foreign Languages and Literatures 2018
    Brad Darvas Theatre 2018
    Molly Breckling  Music 2018
    Nadya Williams History 2019
    • Representative
       Department
      Term Ending

    • Rosemary Kellison, Chair
      Philosophy
      2019

    • Nathan Rees
      Art
      2018

    • Stacy Morin
      English
      2018

    • Laura Hill
      Foreign Languages and Literatures
      2018

    • Brad Darvas
      Theatre
      2018

    • Molly Breckling
       Music
      2018

    • Nadya Williams
      History
      2019

     

  • Graduate Studies Subcommittee

    Graduate Studies Subcommittee

    Committee Members:
     Representative  Department Term Ending
     Stephanie Chalifoux, Chair  History 2018
     Patrick Erben  English 2019
     Kevin Shunn  Art 2018
     Jeff Zamostny  Foreign Languages and Literatures 2018
    Dawn McCord  Music 2019
     Walter Riker  Philosophy 2018
     Pauline Gagnon  Dean, ex officio member N/A
    Melissa Sullivan  GSA, ex officio member N/A
    Elizabeth Kramer Associate Dean, ex officio member N/A
    •  Representative
       Department
      Term Ending

    •  Stephanie Chalifoux, Chair
       History
      2018

    •  Patrick Erben
       English
      2019

    •  Kevin Shunn
       Art
      2018

    •  Jeff Zamostny
       Foreign Languages and Literatures
      2018

    • Dawn McCord
       Music
      2019

    •  Walter Riker
       Philosophy
      2018

    •  Pauline Gagnon
       Dean, ex officio member
      N/A

    • Melissa Sullivan
       GSA, ex officio member
      N/A

    • Elizabeth Kramer
      Associate Dean, ex officio member
      N/A

     
    Fall 2017 Meeting Dates:

     

    TBA

     

    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.
     
  • Teacher Preparation Subcommittee

    Teacher Preparation Subcommittee

    Members:
    Member Department Term Ending
    Josh Byrd, Chair Music 2019
    Laura Smith COE 2019
    Laura Hill Foreign Languages and Literatures 2019
    Dawn McCord Music 2019  
    Kevin Shunn Art 2019
    Tammy Cline Art 2019  
    Debra MacComb English 2019
    Partick Erben English 2019
    Dan Williams History 2019
    Molly McCullers History 2019
    Elizabeth Kramer Associate Dean, non-voting N/A
    • Member
      Department
      Term Ending

    • Josh Byrd, Chair
      Music
      2019

    • Laura Smith
      COE
      2019

    • Laura Hill
      Foreign Languages and Literatures
      2019

    • Dawn McCord
      Music
      2019  

    • Kevin Shunn
      Art
      2019

    • Tammy Cline
      Art
      2019  

    • Debra MacComb
      English
      2019

    • Partick Erben
      English
      2019

    • Dan Williams
      History
      2019

    • Molly McCullers
      History
      2019

    • Elizabeth Kramer
      Associate Dean, non-voting
      N/A

     

  • Writing Subcommittee

    Writing Subcommittee

    Members:
    Member Department Term Ending
    Rebecca Harrison, Chair English 2018
    Dan Williams History 2018
    Yvonne Fuentes Foreign Languages and Literatures 2018
    Brandy James English 2018  
    • Member
      Department
      Term Ending

    • Rebecca Harrison, Chair
      English
      2018

    • Dan Williams
      History
      2018

    • Yvonne Fuentes
      Foreign Languages and Literatures
      2018

    • Brandy James
      English
      2018  

     

  • Faculty Advisory Committee

    Faculty Advisory Committee

    Members:
    Member Department Term Ending
    Yvonne Fuentes, Chair Foreign Languages and Literatures 2019
    Dawn Neely Music 2018
    Laura Miller English 2019
    David Collins Art 2018  
    Joe Monaghan Theatre 2019
    Ihor Pidhainy History 2019  
    • Member
      Department
      Term Ending

    • Yvonne Fuentes, Chair
      Foreign Languages and Literatures
      2019

    • Dawn Neely
      Music
      2018

    • Laura Miller
      English
      2019

    • David Collins
      Art
      2018  

    • Joe Monaghan
      Theatre
      2019

    • Ihor Pidhainy
      History
      2019  

     

    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:
    Representative  Department  Term Ending
    Laura Miller, Chair English  2018
    Eilis Crean  Art  2018
    Keith Bohannon  History  2018
    Amy Cuomo  Theatre  2019
    John Blair  Foreign Languages and Literatures  2018
    Carol Gingerich  Music           2019
    Robert Lane  Philosophy  2018
    • Representative
       Department
       Term Ending

    • Laura Miller, Chair
      English
       2018

    • Eilis Crean
       Art
       2018

    • Keith Bohannon
       History
       2018

    • Amy Cuomo
       Theatre
       2019

    • John Blair
       Foreign Languages and Literatures
       2018

    • Carol Gingerich
       Music         
       2019

    • Robert Lane
       Philosophy
       2018

     

    P&T Resources:

    Department P&T Criteria:
  • SOTA Advisory Committee

    SOTA Advisory Committee

     

    Committee Members:
    Representative  Department Term Ending
    Chad Davidson SOTA Director non-voting
    Casey McGuire Art 2018
    Dawn Neely Music 2019
    Brad Darvas Theatre 2019
    Erin Lee Mock Film Studies 2018
    Margaret Mitchell  Creative Writing 2018
    Ana Zapata-Calle Foreign Languages and Literatures 2019
    • Representative
       Department
      Term Ending

    • Chad Davidson
      SOTA Director
      non-voting

    • Casey McGuire
      Art
      2018

    • Dawn Neely
      Music
      2019

    • Brad Darvas
      Theatre
      2019

    • Erin Lee Mock
      Film Studies
      2018

    • Margaret Mitchell
       Creative Writing
      2018

    • Ana Zapata-Calle
      Foreign Languages and Literatures
      2019

     

     

  • Staff Advisory Committee

    Staff Advisory Committee

    Committee Members:
    Name Department
    Justin Mayercik, Chair  Music
    Dawn Atkins  Art
    Jonette Larrew  English and Philosophy
    Nate Vargas  Foreign Languages and Literatures
    Jan Ridgway  History
    Arielle Vaughan  COAH Dean's Office
    Christina Bearden  Theatre
    • Name
      Department

    • Justin Mayercik, Chair
       Music

    • Dawn Atkins
       Art

    • Jonette Larrew
       English and Philosophy

    • Nate Vargas
       Foreign Languages and Literatures

    • Jan Ridgway
       History

    • Arielle Vaughan
       COAH Dean's Office

    • Christina Bearden
       Theatre

     

     
    Minutes:
  • Study Abroad Committee

    Study Abroad Committee

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

    •  Lynn Anderson, Chair
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
       

    •  Anca Koczkas
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
       Costa Rica

    • Steve Goodson
      History
       

    •  John Blair
       Foreign Languages & Literatures
       Oldenburg

    •  Anne Gaquere
       Art
       England and France

    •  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
    Vacant  Art
    Sydney Bollinger  English
    West Poindexter  Philosophy
    Krystallyn Keith  Foreign Languages and Literatures
    Katie Sorrels  History
    Samantha Craig  Music
    Rachael Ottinger  Theatre
    •  Member
       Department

    • Vacant
       Art

    • Sydney Bollinger
       English

    • West Poindexter
       Philosophy

    • Krystallyn Keith
       Foreign Languages and Literatures

    • Katie Sorrels
       History

    • Samantha Craig
       Music

    • Rachael Ottinger
       Theatre

     
    Meeting Dates and Location

    TBD