Department of Physics and Astronomy
2015 - 2016
Committee Area of Responsibility Chair Members
Planning Advises the department head on issues of departmental policies, strategic planning, faculty searches. Thomas Papenbrock Elbio Dagotto, Norman Mannella, Tony Mezzacappa, Kate Jones, Stefan Spanier
Faculty Promotion, Tenure & Awards Review and recommendation of faculty retention, tenure, promotion and awards. Yuri Kamychkov Adolfo Eguiluz, Geoff Greene, Mike Guidry, Tom Handler, Adriana Moreo.
Undergraduate Curriculum Majors Curricular, recruiting and admission issues for undergraduate physics majors Geoff Greene Marianne Breinig, Kate Jones, Jon Levin, Tony Mezzacappa, Christine Nattrass, George Siopsis
Undergraduate Curriculum Non-Majors Curriculum for general education and service courses Jon Levin Marianne Breinig, Yuri Efremenko, Andrew Steiner, Haidong Zhou, Jaan Mannik
Astronomy task force Organization and coordination of outreach activities; Integration of planetarium programming and astronomy instruction. Raph Hix  Paul Lewis, Sean Lindsay, Kate Jones
Graduate Studies Graduate curriculum, graduate admission policies, graduate degree programs Norman Mannella Marianne Breinig,  Lloyd Davis, Adolfo Eguiluz, Robert Grzywacz, Thomas Papenbrock, Lucas Platter, and Stefan Spanier
Departmental Undergraduate Advising  Advise undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors Stu Elston Jon Levin, Christine Nattrass, Adriana Moreo, Mike Guidry, Norman Mannella
Undergraduate Student Liaison Advice the Department Head on issues related to the undergraduate program President of SPS Louis Varriano
Peer Teaching Evaluations Peer evaluation of faculty teaching Marianne  Breinig Adolfo Eguiluz, George Siopsis, Tony Mezzacappa, Thomas Papenbrock, Jon Levin
Graduate Student Recruitment and Admission Recruiment of graduate students. Recommendation the the Department Head of admission of students to the graduate program. Marianne  Breinig  Stefan Spanier, Lloyd Davis, Lucas Platter, and Weitering (ex-officio)
Student Appeals Review Review student complaints as final step of internal appeals process Stu Elston Marianne Breinig, Ken Read
Endowment Development and Alumni Relations Develop a program for soliciting and receiving gifts for alumni, friends, and corporations, and identify departmental areas of needs and objectives Kate Jones Lee Riedinger, Soren Sorensen, Catherine Longmire
Shop Review use and operation of Electronics and Instrument Shop services Robert Grzywacz Jim Parks, Geoff Greene, Yuri Kamyshkov
Bylaws Task Force Review and update the departmental bylaws Soren Sorensen Elbio Dagotto, Tom Handler, and Geoff Greene