College Committees

2016-17 Committee Representatives:


Diversity


Charge

The committee is charged with setting priorities and devising strategies and methods for achieving diversity in the College of Human Ecology through affirmative action.

Composition

The College of Human Ecology has an inclusive approach to diversity in a committee structure that each member has an equal voice in committee discussions and recommendations.  It believes that all constituents within the college have an active interest and role in creating a positive, welcoming climate for faculty, staff and students within the college.

All members will be asked to serve and appointed to the role by the Dean.  If additional members from any of the above constituent groups would like to join the committee they may do so by requesting a seat on the committee through the committee and being appointed to the committee by the Dean.  
Term length:  A term of committee service is for 2 years and committee members may be appointed for consecutive terms.  The committee should have staggered term dates as to facilitate continuity.

Current Members:
  • Rebecca Seguin, Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

  • Anthony Burrow, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development

  • Xia "Sam" Zeng, Research Associate, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design

  • Sandra Dhimitri, Director, Human Resources

  • Rana Zadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis

  • Paul Fisher, Senior Associate Director, Department of Admissions

  • John McKain, Assistant Dean for Communications

  • Maureen Waller, Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management

Link to Diversity Page

Educational Policies


Charge

The responsibilities of the Educational Policies Committee are to

  • make recommendations to the faculty on the educational philosophy of the college and the policies necessary and desirable for implementing that philosophy; review and make recommendations to the faculty on college requirements for graduation, the requirements for each major; department curricula, and new courses; review and make recommendations to appropriate bodies on proposals for college-wide educational programs and courses. The Admissions Policy Committee, a subcommittee of the Educational Policy Committee, is elected to deal specifically with admissions.

Composition
  • 1 college faculty member representing each major, selected by each unit (3-year term)

  • 2 students (1-year term) 1 graduate & 1 undergraduate

  • Dean or designate

  • Staff representing library resources

Current Members
  • Ying Hua, DEA

  • Thomas Evans, PAM

  • Juan Hinestroza, FSAD

  • Charles McCormick, NS

  • Elaine Wethington, HD

  • Julia Felice, NS

  • Kate Ghezzi-Kopel, Mann Library

  • Sarah Graf, Undergraduate Student

  • Jennifer Garner, Graduate Student

University Biology & Society Educational Policy Committee, Human Ecology member

appointment position

  • Barbara Lust

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Grievance


Charge

The Grievance Committee deals with complaints received from faculty citing grievances against faculty or administrators or from administrators citing grievances against faculty when such grievances are of types not delegated to other committees or agencies of the college or the university.

Composition

5 faculty elected at large, tenured and nontenured (5-year term)

Current Members
  • Sean Nicholson, PAM, 2019

  • Juan Hinestroza, FSAD, 2018

  • Martha Stipanuk, NS, 2018

  • Ying Hua, DEA, 2017

  • Sharon Tennyson, HD 2020
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History of Home Economics Fellowship Committee

Description of the Fellowship
 

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University invites applications for the Dean’s Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. Preference is given to scholars in more advanced stages of a research project, but younger scholars are encouraged to apply.  We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply. Applicants need not be residents of New York State, but must be eligible to work in the United States. . One award is available for a summer or sabbatical residency of approximately six weeks to use the unique resources available from the College and the Cornell library system in pursuit of scholarly research into the history of home economics and its impact on American society.    

Charge  

The committee:    

reviews periodically the proposal guidelines and makes recommendations for changes that will further the mission of the fellowship with the assistance of the Office of the Associate Dean whose portfolio includes this project.   

  • solicits applications for annual fellowship proposals

  • reviews proposals and selects an appropriate recipient for each year’s fellowship

  • provides orientation to each fellowship recipient

  • plans and organizes each fellow’s public presentation

Committee Membership  

The fellowship committee should represent the three relevant constituencies:    

1.  human sciences (formerly home economics) 

  • associate dean whose portfolio includes this project 

  • one other Human Ecology faculty member who has a demonstrated interest in the history of the college and in research about it (this is rotating) 

2.  history (Cornell historians who can comment on the quality of the proposal and its  meaning for professional historical writing)

  • one person from Science and Technology Studies in rotation 

  • Human Ecology historians in rotation

3.  archives 

  • University archivist (this can be rotated within the archive unit) 

  • Mann librarian (this can be rotated within Mann Library staff who have appropriate assignments) 


Current Members
  • Elaine Engst 

  • Eileen Keating, Chair
    Margaret Rossiter 

  • Michael Cook-Mann Library

  • Kim Kopco

  • Nancy Wells

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Nominations


Charge

The Nominations Committee is responsible for elections held within the college for faculty representatives to other than college bodies (for example, the Cornell University Council of Representatives and State University of New York Faculty Senate); for members of standing committees of the faculty; and for any other position designated by the faculty.

Composition
  • 5 faculty elected at large, at least 1 nontenured and no more than 2 members from any one division department or (3-year term)

Current Members
  • Marianella Casasola, HD, 2017

  • Nancy Wells, DEA, 2019

  • Rebecca Stoltzfus, NS, 2017

  • Tasha Lewis, FSAD 2019

  • Maureen Waller, PAM, 2018


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SUNY Chancellor's Award Selection Committee


Charge

The SUNY Chancellor's Award Selection Committee solicits nominations for candidates for the SUNY Chancellor's Awards, there are multiple awards, evaluates the nominees' qualifications, and makes a report in the form of a recommendation to the dean of the college.

Composition
  • 2 faculty--the most recent recipients of faculty awards

  • 3 elected undergraduate students (1-year term)

Current Members
  • Anthony Burrow, 2015

  • Richard Geddes, 2016

  • Austin Morgan, 2016-2017

  • Andrea Lo, 2016-2016

  • vacant, 2016-2017
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CHEER


CHEER Mission Statement

College of Human Ecology Employee Rejuvenation

CHEER exists to support the physical, social and psychological well-being of staff working in the College of Human Ecology by:

  • coordinating and sponsoring events that advance our lives through education, entertainment, and social connection

  • promoting and celebrating the diversity that each individual brings to the CHE community

  • encouraging staff to reflect on and engage in the mission of the College

  • liaise regarding work environment issues that could be improved to the benefit of all

Membership

CHEER shall consist of non-academic staff members with at least a representative from each of the following departments or organized groups:

  • Administration (including Admissions, Student and Career Services, and Registrar)

  • Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

  • Cooperative Extension

  • Design & Environmental Analysis

  • Division of Nutritional Sciences

  • Fiber Science & Apparel Design

  • Human Development

  • Policy Analysis & Management

Each member will serve a two-year term (based on the fiscal year - July through June) and may not serve two consecutive terms. One-half of the initial members were selected at random to serve only a one-year term in order to establish a turnover of one-half of the committee members on an annual basis. If a member resigns from the committee, the member's home department will select someone to complete the remaining term. The "replacement" member is eligible to serve on the committee for the next full two-year term.

A member of the Human Resources team will function as the Chair of this group.

Time Commitment: CHEER will hold monthly meetings for approximately one hour each. Additional time may be needed from members at various times throughout the year to help coordinate events or work on special projects. This additional time should rotate among members, so that one or two members are not bearing the bulk of the time.

Note: All time spent at meetings and working with this committee requires the approval of the employee's supervisor.

Current Members
  • Angelica Hammer

  • Christie Hillenbrand

  • Laura Huizinga

  • Valerie Kelly

  • Jean Miller

  • Lisa Narlock

  • Erin Oates

  • Jennifer Parise

  • Karen Steffy

  • Gretchen Strong

  • Heather Talmadge

  • Lucy Pola, convener

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Departmental Representatives:


Department Extension Leaders
  • Joseph Laquatra, DEA

  • Charlotte Coffman, FSAD

  • Valerie Reyna, HD

  • Christina Stark, NS

  • Rachel Dunifon, PAM

  • Karl Pillemer, Associate Dean of Outreach and Extension, Chair, (ex officio)


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Directors of Graduate Studies
  • Nancy Brooks, CIPA

  • Lorraine E. Maxwell, DEA

  • Anil Netravali, FSAD

  • Anthony Ong, HD

  • Barbara Strupp, NS

  • Michael Lovenheim, PAM

  • Rachel Dunifon, Associate Dean, Chair (ex officio)


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Directors of Undergraduate Studies
  • Ying Hua, DEA Majors

  • Juan Hinestroza, FSAD Majors

  • Elaine Wethington, HD Majors

  • Charles McCormick, NS Majors

  • Julia Felice, NS Majors

  • Thomas Evans, PAM Majors


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Student Organization Adviser/Coordinator/Contact

Human Ecology Ambassadors

  • Bernadette Soto Parr - Office of Student and Career Development

Human Ecology Association for Students of Color

  • Verdene Lee, Office of Student and Career Development

Human Ecology Mature Students' Association

  • Patti Papapietro, Office of Student and Career Development

Kappa Omicron Nu

  • Patti Papapietro, Office of Student and Career Development


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HE Representation on University Committees:

Faculty Senate Committees

The Office of the Dean of Faculty is responsible for establishing a University Appeals Panel (approximately 100 members) to hear appeals at the university level of decisions not to conduct a tenure review, not to award tenure, or not to promote to full professor. Each college is required to elect five tenured faculty members or five percent of its tenured faculty (whichever is greater).

http://theuniversityfaculty.cornell.edu/governance/committees/appeals/main.html


Appeals Panel (5 year term)

  • Mardelle M. Shepley, DEA, 2020

  • Anil Netravali, FSAD, 2019

  • Marianella Casasola, HD, 2020

  • Donald Kenkel, PAM, 2017

Faculty Committee to Advise Provost on All Tenture Decisions (FACTA 2 year term) 

  • Qi Wang, 2017

Mann Library


Charge

Represent the interests of the faculty and students in promoting the effectiveness of the Albert R. Mann Library as an instrument in the missions of the College.  Advise, assist and cooperate with the administrative staff of Mann Library to maintain and promote the scholarly activities of the library.  Advise library administrators on matters of library policy and operation.  Bring concerns and suggestions for improvement to the attention of the library, college and/or university administration.  Serve as communication link between the faculty, students, scholarly community and the university, college and library administration.  Inform the faculty on library matters and recommend any appropriate action.  Along with the library administration, routinely make reports and or/presentations to meetings of a faculty liaison group. The Committee shall assist the library administration in seeking internal and external support for the library.  The chair has responsibility for calling at least 6 meetings per year.  The Committee submits an annual report to the faculty.

Composition

Four faculty members are elected by the faculty of CALS and three faculty members are elected or appointed by the Dean of Human Ecology and two student representatives. The Director of Academic Programs (CALS) and the Director of Mann Library (or their designated representatives) are ex-officio members.

  • Faculty: 3 year (3 faculty members)

  • Student: 1 year (1 student member)


Current Members

  • Matthew Hall (Human Ecology) ‘17

  • Julia Finkelstein (Human Ecology) ‘19

  • Corinna Loeckenhoff (Human Ecology) ‘19

  • Harry Kaiser (CALS) ‘11

  • Mikhail Nasrallah (CALS) ‘11

  • James Lassoie (CALS) ‘11

  • Ralph Obendorf (CALS) ‘11

  • David Wolfe (CALS) ‘11

  • Mary Ochs, Mann Library, ex officio

  • Mark Wysocki, ex officio

  • Austin Morgan (Human Ecology) - student

  • Laura Yang (Human Ecology) - student

  • Sarah Perosio (CALS) - student

 

SUNY Faculty Senate


Composition

  • 1 faculty and alternate elected at large (3-year term)

Current Members

  • Kimberly Kopko, 2017

  • Rick Geddes, alternate, 2019


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