Save the dates: provisional 2022-23 faculty meeting schedule
August 8, 2022
[Summary: This message asks relevant FAS and SEAS faculty to hold certain Thursday afternoons from 4-6 for possible Yale College Faculty Meetings, FAS and/or SEAS Faculty Meetings, and meetings of Joint Board of Permanent Officers for ths 2022-23 academic year, and reminds faculty of dates that are being held for meetings of the FAS/SEAS Facutly Senate.]
To: FAS Faculty; SEAS Faculty
cc: FAS Steering, FAS Dean’s Office, Yale College Dean’s Office, GSAS Dean’s Office, SEAS Dean’s Office, FAS and SEAS Chairs’ Assistants
Dear FAS and SEAS faculty,
By longstanding tradition, Thursday afternoons from 4-6pm have been reserved for meetings of the faculty in various configurations. To allow as many of us as possible to attend such events, we ask that you hold that time free each week. This will allow us to gather for Yale College Faculty meetings, FAS and/or SEAS Faculty meetings, and meetings of the Joint Board of Permanent Officers, each of which stands as the venue for certain sorts of faculty decision-making and discussion, and will allow faculty to attend meetings hosted by the FAS/SEAS Faculty Senate, which serves as an advisory body and as a forum and deliberative body for the discussion of FAS/SEAS issues.
All meetings listed below take place on Thursdays between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. Please note that the schedule below is provisional; all dates are tentative and subject to change. Note also that certain meetings are restricted to certain groups of faculty. Eligibility details are available in sections IV.G and VG of the Faculty Handbook; governance details are available in Section 30 of the Yale Bylaws.
We look forward to welcoming Provost Scott Strobel as a guest speaker at a meeting of FAS/SEAS Faculty that will take place this fall, and President Peter Salovey as a guest speaker at a meeting of FAS/SEAS Faculty that will take place this spring. We will confirm the specific dates of their visits in the coming months.
Yale College Faculty Meetings
All ladder faculty, full-time faculty in the practice, full-time adjunct faculty, full-time senior lectors and lecturers, and full-time lectors and lecturers with multi-year appointments in FAS or SEAS departments or programs are invited to attend and vote. In addition, instructional faculty who serve as chairs, directors of undergraduate studies, or residential college deans or heads; ladder faculty in professional schools who regularly teach in Yale College, deans in the FAS Dean’s Office, deans in the SEAS Dean’s Office; assistant, associate, and vice provosts; and Officers of the University, may also attend and vote. These meetings are chaired by the Dean of Yale College, Pericles Lewis.
Yale College Faculty Meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates:
- October 6, 2022
- November 3, 2022
- December 1, 2022
- February 2, 2023
- March 2, 2023
- April 6, 2023
- May 4, 2023
- May 19, 2023 (NB: This meeting will take place on a Friday)
Ladder faculty with primary or fully-joint appointments in departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as relevant, may attend and vote. At meetings where no votes will be taken, instructional faculty (including, as appropriate, full-time, part-time, multi-year, or single-year) and research faculty (of some or all ranks) may be invited to attend. These meetings are chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tamar Gendler and/or the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jeffrey Brock, as relevant.
Faculty Meetings may be called on some of the following dates.
- September 22, 2022
- September 29, 2022
- November 10, 2022
- February 9, 2023
- February 23, 2023
- April 27, 2023
Joint Board of Permanent Officers Meetings
All full professors with primary or fully joint appointments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as full professors of professional schools who have both a secondary appointment in a Faculty of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering and Applied Science department and explicit Corporation approval, are members of the Joint Board of Permanent Officers (JBPO) and are invited to attend and vote at meetings. These meetings are chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tamar Gendler and/or the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jeffrey Brock, as relevant.
Meetings of the JBPO are currently scheduled for the following dates.
- December 8, 2022
- January 26, 2023
- March 9, 2023
- April 13, 2023
- May 11, 2023
FAS/SEAS Faculty Senate Meetings
Ladder faculty with primary or fully joint appointments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as full-time adjuncts in all ranks, full-time senior lectors and senior lecturers, full time lectors and lecturers with appointments of more than one year, and full time FAS or SEAS research scientists and senior research scientists who also hold multi-year teaching appointments as lecturer or senior lecturer may attend in a non-voting capacity. The voting members of the FAS/SEAS Senate are its 23 elected representatives. These meetings are chaired by the Chair of the FAS/SEAS Senate, Paul van Tassel.
Meetings of the FAS/SEAS Faculty Senate are currently scheduled for the following dates.
- September 15, 2022 (closed meeting)
- October 13, 2022
- November 17, 2022
- December 15, 2022
- January 19, 2023
- February 16, 2023
- March 30, 2023
- April 20, 2023
- May 18, 2023 (closed meeting)
While we do not expect that meetings will occur on all of the dates enumerated in this message, we encourage you to hold them available as appropriate.
Thank you for all that you have done – and are doing – for the FAS, for SEAS and for Yale.
With gratitude and colleagueship,
Tamar and Jeff
|Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science