Committees

Purpose:

The 320 York Humanities Grant selection committee convenes each spring to choose among applicants for the collaborative project grants supported by the 320 York Humanities endowment. The committee is chaired by the Dean of Humanities. It includes the Director of the Whitney Humanities Center (ex officio), a representative from the Yale College Dean’s office, and a body of ladder faculty, instructional faculty, and graduate student representatives from across the humanities.

Membership:

320 York St. Humanities Grant Selection Committee 2017

Purpose:

The Advisory Committee for Diversity and Faculty Development includes faculty members from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences who work together to ensure a systemic commitment to diversity and a focus on faculty development in the FAS. Chaired by the Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development in the FAS, the Committee works to create an equitable intellectual and institutional environment for successful recruitment, retention, and promotion of all faculty.

Committee Membership:

2016-2017 Advisory Committee for Diversity and Faculty Development

Purpose:

The Tenure, Appointments and Promotions Committees (TACs) include a group of Full Professors from the relevant area (Humanities; Social Sciences; Biological Sciences; Physical Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences) who serve as members of the area committee, along with a representative from a department or program outside the area (the “outside member”). In cases involving faculty from one of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) departments, the Dean of the SEAS also sits on the committee as a voting member. Each Area Committee is chaired by the Divisional Dean or Director of its corresponding academic division, and the Dean of the FAS oversees the four TACs. TACs review all appointments and promotions to the ranks of Associate Professor on term (Nontenured associate, AOPN); Associate Professor without term (Tenured associate, AOPT); and Professor (PROF).

Biological Sciences

2016-2017 Biological Sciences Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2015-2016 Biological Sciences Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2014-2015 Biological Sciences Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

 

Physical Sciences & Engineering

2016-2017 Physical Science & Engineering Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2015-2016 Physical Science & Engineering Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2014-2015 Physical Science & Engineering Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

 

Humanities

2016-2017 Humanities Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2015-2016 Humanities Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2014-2015 Humanities Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

 

Social Sciences

2016-2017 Social Sciences Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2015-2016 Social Sciences Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

2014-2015 Social Sciences Area Committee and Tenure Appointments Committee

Purpose:

The responsibility for allocating faculty resources resides with the Dean of the FAS, who chairs the Faculty Resource Committee (FRC), which includes the Deans of the Graduate School, Yale College, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science, as well as the chairs of the area advisory committees and several FAS faculty members. The FRC reviews requests from departments and programs for ladder faculty resources and searches and recommends approved searches to the Dean. The Office of the Dean of the FAS monitors the search and appointment process by which faculty positions in FAS departments and programs are filled, from advertisement to final approval of the successful candidate.

Committee Membership:

2016-2017 Faculty Resource Committee (FRC)

2015-2016 Faculty Resource Committee (FRC) 

Purpose:

The Steering Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is chaired by the Dean of the FAS and also includes the Deans of Yale College, the Graduate School, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science, as well as other members who are invited by the Dean as voting or non-voting attendees. The Steering Committee advises the Executive and Expanded Executive Committees on matters of policy in regards to the future of the FAS.

Committee Membership:

2016-2017 FAS Steering Committee

2015-2016 FAS Steering Committee 

Purpose:

The mandate of the Teaching for the 21st Century Exploratory committee is to think broadly about the goals and ideals of undergraduate education in the 21st century, given changes in the intellectual landscape and the size and demographics of Yale’s undergraduate student body. Among the topics it will explore are: modes of pedagogy, technology within and beyond the classroom, interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary teaching, the relation between graduate and undergraduate teaching, the role of ladder and non-ladder faculty, similarities and differences across academic divisions, and models and ideas from other institutions, including universities, colleges and K-12 institutions. The committee will write a brief report identifying common themes, challenges and innovations that face the FAS, and will recommend a number of successor committees to explore and implement these ideas.

Committee Membership:

2016-2017 Teaching for the 21st Century Exploratory Committee

Purpose:

Counterpart to the Faculty Resource Committee (FRC) in the area of non-ladder teaching, the Teaching Resource Advisory Committee (TRAC) advises the Dean of the FAS on non-ladder faculty appointments. TRAC includes the Associate Deans of the FAS (one of whom serves as chair), the Deans from Yale College and the Graduate School, and other deans and directors. When warranted, the committee can expand to include the Dean of the FAS and other members of the Dean’s office.

Committee Membership:

2016-2017 Teaching Resource Advisory Committee

2015-2016 Teaching Resource Advisory Committee