PTK Faculty Committee Representation

Per the English department's Plan of Organization, PTK faculty are elected to serve on the following standing and ad-hoc committees:

Appointment, Evaluation, and Promotion (AEP) Committee

Description:  The AEP Committee is chaired by the Associate Chair and also includes as voting members three Senior/Principal Lecturers appointed by the Department Chair, the Director of Academic Writing, and the Director of Professional Writing. The Committee meets in late fall to review applications for promotion to Adjunct II, Senior Lecturer, and Principal Lecturer.

Representatation: Three Senior and/or Principal Lecturers are appointed by the chair to the PTK AEP Committee for one-year terms.  There is no limit on successive terms.

Current Representatives:
Danuta Hinc (2019-2020)
Pamela Orel (2019-2020)
Marybeth Shea (2019-2020

Coordinating Committee

Description:  The Coordinating Committee is the executive committee of the department.  The Committee advises the Chair on matters of concern related to the department, including academic matters, personnel actions, and resource allocation.  The Committee generally meets two (2) times per semester on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Representatation: One professional track lecturer is elected to the Coordinating Committee for a two-year term, to succeed themselves not more than once.

Current Representative:
Danuta Hinc (2019-2021)

Department Assembly

Description:  The Departmental Assembly is the voice of the department on matters of general policy.  As such, proposals of substantive importance in regard to programs and policies of the department suggested by the Chair, or other standing committees, are submitted to the Assembly for review.  The decisions of the Assembly generally become a part of accepted departmental policy.  The Assembly generally meets two (2) times per semester on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Representatation: Six professional track lecturers (none of whom is a graduate student) are elected to the Assembly for one-year terms.  There is no limit on successive terms.

Current Representatives:
Amanda Allen (2019-2020)
Ross Angelella (2019-2020)
Catherine Bayly (2019-2020)
Lyra Hilliard (2019-2020)
Rebecca Holden (2019-2020)
Sajeela Yacqub (2019-2020)

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee

Description: This ad-hoc committee serves as a conduit for communication between various departmental constituencies and administrators, develops strategies for creating a culturally responsive community, and fosters connections between members of our department and faculty, staff, and students beyond the department who are also working to create an equitable, just, and inclusive campus. The committee meets at least once a semester.

Representatation: This committee is appointed and ad-hoc. During AY 2018-2019 three PTK faculty members served as members of the IDEA committee.

Current Representatives:
Adam Lloyd (2019-2020)
Pamela Orel (2019-2020)
Blake Wilder (2019-2020)  

PTK Executive Committee (PEC)

Description: An ad-hoc committee for 2019-2020, that we hope to regularize as part of revisions to the department's Plan of Organization, the PEC serves as a conduit between Professional-track (PTK) faculty and departmental and college administrators. The PEC advises the chair and other administrators on matters of concern to PTK faculty, and considers matters brought forward by the department chair or other departmental committees. The PEC will meet at least three times per academic year.

Representatation: The committee will be composed of four elected voting members of the Professional-track faculty, with at least one representative from each rank (lecturer, senior lecturer, and principal lecturer). Ex-officio members, with vote, will include the current PTK Faculty Mentoring Coordinator(s), and one of the department's Blended and Online Learning Coordinators (appointed by the department Chair). Elected members will serve two-year terms, to succeed themselves not more than once. The most senior member of the committee (semesters in rank) will generally serve as the chair. A member of the committee will be elected to serve as secretary.

Current Representatives:
Pamela Gerhardt (Committee Chair, 2019-2021)
Katherine Joshi (2019-2021)
Justin Lohr (2019-2021)
Elizabeth McClure (2019-2021)
Scott Moses (Ex-officio)
Caroline Wilkins (Ex-officio)

Undergraduate Studies Committee

Description: The Undergraduate Studies Committee reviews matters related to undergraduate education, including curricular and course changes and learning outcomes assessment. The UGST Committee generally meets 4-5 times a year.

Representatives: One professional track faculty member is appointed by the department Chair to the Undergraduate Studies Committee for a two-year term, to succeed themselves not more than once.

Current Representative:
Lyra Hilliard (2018-2020)

Writing Committee

Description: The Writing Committee reviews all aspects of the writing programs and their coordination, including the curricula, the use of instructional methods, and staffing. It participates in assessment within the Writing Programs. It consults on issues brought up by the Directors. It advises on new course offerings, programs of study, and research. It promotes outreach on issues related to writing to the campus as a whole. The chair of this committee serves ex-officio on the Campus Writing Board, and ensures that there is collaboration between the Writing Center and the Writing Programs.  The committee meets at least once a semester. 

Representatation: One representative (who is not a graduate student) is selected from the body of lecturers in the Writing Programs.  There is no limit on successive terms.

Current Representative:
Katherine Joshi (2019-2020)