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Student Co-Curricular Academic Initiatives Committee

The Student Co-Curricular Academic Initiatives Committee is an advisory committee to the University Faculty Senate. The Student Co-curricular Academic Initiatives Committee exercises power delegated to the faculty in Art. I.B.1, I.C.1, and I.C.4 of the Senate Charter.

Charge

  • To advise and recommend to the Senate the academic programs associated with living-learning communities (LLC), Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), Roadmap and other similar cross-school student-focused academic experiential programs as deemed necessary by the committee. This includes, but is not limited to: course application process, course proposal review, assessment of learning outcomes, compensation review, and satisfaction of students, faculty, and staff.
  • To provide guidance and recommendations to the program director on the selection and rotation of faculty participants in the programs;
  • To participate in academic co-curricular program reviews, when needed; and
  • To consult with the Student Development Committee on matters associated with student life that surface outside of the scope of these programs.

Membership

The membership of the Student Co-curricular Academic Initiatives Committee consists of four faculty members from A&S; two faculty members from RSB; one faculty member each from JSLS, Law, and SPCS; the Deans of Richmond and Westhampton Colleges (or their designees; ex officio); the Director of Living Learning and Roadmap (ex officio); the Provost (or his/her designee; ex officio); the Wellness Coordinator (ex officio); and four students (two from A&S and one each from RSB and JSLS—with representation from Richmond and Westhampton Academic Affairs Committees among these students).

Voting Membership: The voting membership of the Student Co-curricular Academic Initiatives Committee consists of four faculty members from A&S; two faculty members from RSB; one faculty member each from JSLS, Law, and SPC

2016–17 Committee Membership

Chair: Rick Mayes (A&S, div. 1)

Voting Members:

  • Erik Craft (RSB)
  • Jessie Fillerup (A&S, div 3)
  • Christine Helms (A&S, div 2)
  • Erik Johnson (RSB)
  • Laura Kuti (SPCS)
  • Rick Mayes (A&S, div. 1)
  • Jonathan Stubbs (Law)
  • Joe Troncale (A&S, div 4)
  • Thad Williamson (JSLS)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Joe Boehman (Dean of Richmond College)
  • Tracy Cassalia (Wellness Coordinator)
  • Mia Genoni (Dean of Westhampton College)
  • Andrew Gurka (Director of Living-Learning & Roadmap Programs)
  • Scott Johnson (Associate Provost for Student Academic Initiatives) 
  • Ryan Lerda (student, RSB)
  • Evan McKay (student, A&S)
  • Cynthia Mustafa (student, A&S)
  • Emily Vogt (student, JSLS)