All members of the Barnard faculty are expected to participate in the governance of the College through service on its faculty and College committees.
College faculty committees are divided into two categories, those whose members are appointed by the Faculty Governance and Procedures (FGP) Committee and those whose members are elected by the faculty. Tripartite committees are composed of faculty members, administrators, and students designated by the Student Government Association.
Elections to fill vacancies on Elective Committees are held every spring. Please click on the links in the right hand column for information on each committee.
Faculty meetings are normally held on the first Monday of each month in which the College is in session. All full-time faculty members are expected to attend faculty meetings. Neither classes nor office hours should be scheduled to conflict with the time of the faculty meeting.
Meetings are usually held in the James Room on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall. Refreshments are served starting at 3:45 p.m. The official meeting begins at 4:15 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m., unless business is concluded earlier or a decision is made by the Chair on a motion from the floor to extend the meeting. Special meetings may be held at the call of the President or upon a formal request of five members of the Faculty.
The first meeting, on September 12, is a special meeting for introductions of new faculty and will be held in the James Room with a reception following.
2016-2017 Faculty Meeting dates:
Meetings are chaired by the Provost/Dean of the Faculty.
Voting. Only members of the Faculty have the right to vote. Unless otherwise decided by the Faculty, votes are by a simple majority. Faculty tellers are responsible for counting and reporting votes. A quorum consists of 50 faculty members present.
Agenda. Agendas for Faculty Meetings are set by the Faculty Governance and Procedures Committee and available on eBear for the Faculty prior to the meeting. Items for the agenda can be submitted to the Provost/Dean of the Faculty or the members of the Faculty Governance and Procedure Committee.
Minutes. Minutes of Faculty Meetings are taken by the Secretary to the Faculty and are appended to the agenda of the succeeding Faculty Meeting for the Faculty's approval.
To assure comprehensive representations, elections and some appointments to committees are organized by the following divisions:
I. Architecture, Art History, Dance, English, Music, Theatre.
II. Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology.
III. Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies.
IV. Africana Studies, Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures, Classics, French, German, Italian, Philosophy, Religion, Slavic, Spanish and Latin American Cultures, Women’s Studies.