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Email: Provost@Dartmouth.edu
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College Councils

For a complete list of Councils of General Faculty and current members, please visit the Dean of the Faculty.

  • Council on Graduate Studies

    Functions: (1) To recommend to the faculties and the Trustees principles and policies governing all aspects of graduate education. (2) To review proposals for graduate degree programs and to forward them, with recommendation, to the appropriate faculty or faculties of the College. Council jurisdiction does not extend to those degree programs which are the exclusive responsibility of the faculties of the Professional Schools. (3) To certify to the appropriate faculties that candidates have met all requirements for the granting of graduate degrees. (4) To submit a report to the General Faculty at the end of each academic year.

    Members: Dean of Graduate Studies; the Chair (or designate) of each of the degree-granting graduate programs; one member for each of the three Professional School faculties; two graduate students.

  • Council on the Libraries

    Functions: (1) To represent the faculty in maintaining the excellence of the Library with respect both to its holdings and to its usefulness to the educational community. (2) To advise the Librarian of the College on formulation and implementation of policies for the acquisition, housing, and preservation of library resources, on development of library services for the benefit of the libraries' users, and on other matters of general library policy. (3) To assist in the apportionment of the acquisitions funds of the libraries, in keeping the Librarian of the College informed concerning library needs for programs of instruction and research, and in providing liaison between the Librarian of the College and the faculties of the College. (4) To submit a report to the General Faculty at the end of each academic year.

    Members: The Librarian of the College; the Provost or his or her representative; the Dean of College or his or her representative; six members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (two from each division, from different departments) appointed by the Committee on Organization and Policy); one member from each of the three Professional Schools; and three students, two undergraduates and one graduate. The Director of Academic Computing serves as a non-voting member.

  • Council on Honorary Degrees

    Functions: (1) To represent the four faculties of the College in conference with the President and Trustees on the award of honorary degrees. (2) To cooperate with the Committee on Commencement in determining faculty participation at Commencement and on similar occasions.

    Members: Three members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (one from each division) appointed by the Committee on Organization and Policy, and one member from each of the three Professional School faculties.

  • Council on Sponsored Activities

    Functions: (1) To propose and endorse internal policies regulating the activities sponsored by agencies outside the College. (2) To propose and endorse institutional positions in response to policies of external sponsoring agencies as they affect the College. (3) To review periodically the scope and impact of sponsored activities in relation to institutional purposes. (4) To propose and endorse institutional policies with regard to patents, copyrights, technology transfer, and the like. (5) To submit a report to the General Faculty at the end of each academic year.

    Members: The Provost, the Executive Vice President for Finance, the Director of Sponsored Projects, the General Counsel, the Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the three Professional Schools or their duly appointed representatives, and two members appointed by the Steering Committee from the faculties of the Professional Schools, and two members from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences delegated from the voting membership of the Committee on the Faculty. The chair shall be appointed by the President from among the members.

  • Council on Computing

    Functions: (1) To provide guidance to the Director of Computing on matters related to institution-wide use of the Computation Center. (2) To advise the General Faculty, the officers of administration, and the Board of Trustees on questions of policy concerning the planning, allocation, and use of all computer resources. (3) To be a forum for the exchange of ideas for improving the effectiveness of the computing facilities. (4) To submit a report to the General Faculty at the end of each academic year.

    Members: The Provost, the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of the College, the Executive Vice President for Finance (or their representatives); the Director of Computing; four members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (at least one from each division) appointed by the Committee on Organization and Policy; one member from each of the three Professional School faculties; two undergraduate students and one graduate student. Non-voting members of the Council shall include: the Manager of Humanities Computing, the Manager of Social Science Computing, the Director of Computing for Mathematics and Computer Science, and the Director of Library User Services.

  • Council on Benefits

    Functions: (1) To review with the President policies and decision-making processes which bear on the benefits program at Dartmouth College. (2) To review and evaluate the College's employee benefits program and to make recommendations to the President with regard to the modification of existing employee benefit plans and the design of any new benefit programs (3) To receive from the Office of Human Resources on at least an annual basis a report, complete with appropriate data and comparative information, regarding a) responsiveness of the benefit plan to the needs of faculty and staff, b) competitiveness with the plans of other institutions, and c) cost effectiveness of Dartmouth's benefit plan. (4) To advise its constituent groups whenever appropriate on changes being contemplated before the deadline for finalizing them. (5) To submit a report to the General Faculty and other interested parties at the end of the academic year.

    Members: Four members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (two drawn from the voting membership of the Committee on Faculty and two appointed by the Committee on Organization and Policy), one member from the Faculty of the Tuck School, one member from the Faculty of the Thayer School, two members from the Faculty of the Dartmouth Medical School, four representatives from API ranks and eight members from APII and non-union service employee ranks. Members shall serve on the council for a term of three years, with the terms of service staggered. The chair shall be appointed by the President from among the members. The Director of the Office of Human Resources, or his or her representative, shall be a non-voting member and serve as staff to the council.

  • Council on Academic Freedom and Responsibility

    Functions: (1) To foster and protect academic freedom for members of the faculty. (2) To uphold standards and responsibility and to possibly be involved in disciplinary action should there be sufficient cause for such action.

From the OFDC (Organization of the Faculty)

Last Updated: 8/20/08