Department of Physics and Astronomy
2016 - 2017
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. Adriana Moreo Geoff Greene, Mike Guidry, Tom Handler, Adolfo Eguiluz, Yuri Kamyshkov
Undergraduate Curriculum Physics Majors Curricular, recruiting and admission issues for undergraduate physics majors Geoff Greene Kate Jones, Tony Mezzacappa, Christine Nattrass, George Siopsis, Stu Elston
General education and service courses Curriculum for general education and service courses Yuri Efremenko Marianne Breinig, Christine Cheney, Andrew Steiner, Margie Abdelrazek
Astronomy task force Organization and coordination of outreach activities; Planetarium programming and astronomy instruction. Raph Hix  Paul Lewis, Sean Lindsay, Christine Cheney
Graduate Studies Graduate curriculum, graduate admission policies, graduate degree programs Norman Mannella Marianne Breinig,  Lloyd Davis, Cristian Batista, Thomas Papenbrock, Lucas Platter, and Stefan Spanier
Departmental Undergraduate Advising  Advise undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors Stu Elston Christine Nattrass, Adriana Moreo, Mike Guidry, Norman Mannella, Nadia Fomin, Steve Johnston
Undergraduate Scholarships Select scholarship applicants Kate Jones Stu Elston, Catherine Longmire
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, Soren Sorensen
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 Sowyanja Gollapinni, Jian Liu
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 Don Eisenberg, Catherine Longmire
Shop Review use and operation of Electronics and Instrument Shop services Robert Grzywacz Geoff Greene, Yuri Kamyshkov, Jaan Mannik
Bylaws Task Force Review and update the departmental bylaws Soren Sorensen Elbio Dagotto, Tom Handler, and Geoff Greene