Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Policy and Planning Committee

The Policy and Planning Committee (PPC) is the only body elected to represent the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the Arts and Sciences and university leadership. The committee consists of nine tenured faculty, six elected from a nominated slate (two from each division) and three chosen by and from the Department Chairs (one from each division). Elected members serve for three years.

The PPC participates in the process by which planning priorities are set and resources are allocated among the departments and schools comprising the Arts and Sciences. In addition, the PPC’s responsibilities include working with the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences (EVPAS) and the Deans to constitute, dissolve, and appoint members of standing committees, to evaluate reports on the work of these committees, to call and set agendas for faculty meetings, and to report to the faculty. The PPC also names the majority of the members of the search committee for the EVPAS.

The PPC is both a sounding board for new ideas and a source of creative ways to respond to Arts and Sciences challenges. The committee meets regularly with the Executive Committee (EC) and the Planning and Budget Committee (P&B); it also holds discussions with the President and Provost to address faculty concerns and influence university governance. Working closely with the Arts and Sciences administration, the PPC develops initiatives to improve faculty teaching, research and life.

2016-17 Faculty Meeting Dates:

10/19/2016, 12-1 – Faculty Room, Low Library

11/16/2016, 12-2 – Faculty Room, 207 Low Library  (Please note the longer meeting time)

12/14/2016, 12-1 – 555 Lerner Hall 

02/01/2017, 12-1 - Faculty Room, Low Library

02/22/2017, 12-1 - Faculty Room, Low Library

04/12/2017, 12-1 - Faculty Room, Low Library

05/10/201712-2 - Faculty Room, Low Library (Please note the longer meeting time)

 

Committee Members 2016-2017

PPC MEMBERS 2016-2017

*Susan Boynton

Music

slb184@columbia.edu

Ellie Hisama

Music

eh2252@columbia.edu

Brendan  O’Flaherty, Chair

Economics

bo2@columbia.edu

Pablo Piccato

History

pp143@columbia.edu

*Elizabeth Povinelli

Anthropology

ep2122@columbia.edu

David Schiminovich

Astronomy

ds@astro.columbia.edu

Maya Tolstoy

Earth and Environmental Sciences

tolstoy@ldeo.columbia.edu

*Michael Tuts

Physicspmt2@columbia.edu

Gareth Williams

Classicsgdw5@columbia.edu


*Indicates representatives from the department chairs.

History

In 2008-09 and 2009-10 the Faculty of Arts and Sciences undertook a review of faculty governance, spearheaded by the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (ECFAS) and carried out by the Academic Review Committee (ARC). In spring 2010 the recommendations of the ARC review were shared with the entire Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Fruitful consultations between ECFAS, ARC, Department Chairs, Administration, and Faculty informed the entire process.

A subsequent vote of the whole faculty was held to amend the Stated Rules of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and thereby implement one of the recommendations of the review: to replace the form of faculty governance exercised by ECFAS with a new faculty committee to be called the Policy and Planning Committee. The proposed amendment to the Stated Rules passed in April 2010. The names of past members of the PPC are found at the bottom of the "Members" tab.

 

PPC HISTORICAL MEMBERSHIP 

Policy and Planning Committee, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

In its inaugural year, in 2010, the Policy and Planning Committee (PPC) membership was established in September and the election from the nominated slate yielded three members (rather than six), one from each division. For continuity and in recognition of the important work by ECFAS, three inaugural members of the PPC (one from each division) were chosen by and from the 2009-10 ECFAS membership. As per the Stated Rules three PPC members were chosen by and from the Chairs. The complete 2010-11 and 2011-12 PPC rosters are given below.

Faculty Member
*Indicates representatives from the department chairs

2015/16

Davis, Donald *  Economics
Lurie, DavidEALAC
Naeem, ShahidE3B
O'Flaherty, DanEconomics
Schiminovich, David, ChairAstronomy
Tong, Liang*Biological Sciences
van de Mieroop, MarcHistory
von Mucke, Dorothea*Germanic Languages
Williams, GarethClassics

2014/15

Daniel, E. Valentine Anthropology
Fortna, V. PagePolitical Science
Naeem, Shahid, ChairE3B
Schiminovich, David, ChairAstronomy
Stewart, AlanEnglish and Comparative Literature
Tong, Liang*Biological Sciences
van de Mieroop, MarcHistory
von Mucke, Dorothea*Germanic Languages
Wawro, GregoryPoliitical Science
Zelin, MadeleineEALAC

2013/14

Cohen, Yinon*Sociology
Dames, Nick*English and Comparative Literature
Daniel, E. ValentineAstronomy
Friedman, RobertMathematics
Jervis, RobertPolitical Science
Naeem, Shahid, Vice ChairE3B
Paereis, Frederik*Astronomy
Popkin, CathySlavic Languages
Snyder, Jack, ChairPolitcal Science
Zelin, MadeleineEALAC
 

2012/13

Barolini, TeodolindaItalian
Cohen, Yinon*Sociology
Dames, Nick*English and Comparative Literature
Daniel, E.Valentine Anthropology
Firestein, Stuart*Biological Sciences
Friedman, RobertMathematics
McDermott, AnnChemistry
Popkin, Cathy, ChairSlavic Languages
Snyder, Jack, Vice ChairPolitical Science
  

2011/12

Barolini, TeodolindaItalian
Friedman, RobertMathematics
Jervis, RobertPolitical Science
McDermott, Ann, ChairChemistry
Popkin, Cathy, Vice ChairSlavic Languages
Riordan, Michael*Economics
Snyder, JackPolitical Science
Watts, Philip*French and Romance Philology
Zajc, William*Physics
  

2010/11

Barolini, TeodolindaItalian
Bearman, PeterSociology
DeFries, RuthE3B
Howard, Jean*English and Comparative Literature
Jervis, RobertPolitical Science
McDermott, Ann, Vice ChairChemistry
Proudfoot, WayneReligion
Riordan, Michael*Economics
Zajc, William*Physics