Arts and Sciences fulfills its teaching, research, and service missions with the guidance of several deliberative faculty bodies. Two are especially prominent: the elected Policy and Planning Committee (PPC), and the Promotion and Tenure Committee (PTC). These provide leadership and strategic input for Arts and Sciences and the three schools that share our faculty, and steward faculty strength across all fields.
Additional committees address critical areas including: curriculum, academic review of departments and programs, faculty equity and diversity, the well-being of junior faculty and lecturers, the resource allocation, and other areas. Faculty also serve on curricular governance and other committees within Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The partnership at the heart of shared governance would not be possible without the time, talents, and service of our dedicated faculty and staff.
The Policy and Planning Committee (PPC) is an elected body that represent the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the leadership of the Arts and Sciences.
The Promotion and Tenure Committee (PTC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Vice President. The PTC consists of 12 faculty who review departmental nominations for promotion and tenure.
The Academic Review Committee (ARC) is charged with overseeing the periodic review of all departments, centers, and institutes in the
Arts and Sciences.
The Committee on Equity and Diversity (CED) in Arts and Sciences is the key faculty governance body to address the recommendations of the 2017/18 PPC Equity Studies.
The Junior Faculty Advisory Board (JFAB) is a advising committee that serves as a structure to support the junior faculty in myriad ways.
The Lecturer Advisory Committee (LAC) is one of the Faculty Committees within the Arts & Sciences (A&S), created to support Lecturers on the Arts & Sciences faculty in their relations with the University.
The Standing Committee on Language Lecturers (SCLL) conducts the reviews of language instructors and functions in a similar fashion as the PTC.