Cherry Blossoms

College Council

Dean's Office contact: Margie Ramsdell

The College Council serves as an advisory body to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Council is composed of the Dean and eight members elected from the voting membership of the College faculty. Only full Professors are eligible to serve on the Council. The term of office is four years.

For purposes of representation, the units of the College are divided into four groups, and two Council members are elected from each group.

Group I, Humanities: Asian Languages & Literature, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, French & Italian Studies, Germanics, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese Studies

Group II, Arts: Art, Dance, Drama, Music

Group III, Sciences: Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Statistics

Group IV, Social Sciences: American Ethnic Studies; American Indian Studies; Anthropology; Communication; Economics; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Geography; History; International Studies; Law, Societies & Justice; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology 

The Council may also have two student representatives, one selected by the Associated Students, University of Washington (ASUW) and one by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). Student representatives are not voting members of the Council, and they may not attend Council meetings which deal with personnel matters.

The functions of the College Council are:

  • (1) to review and make recommendations on faculty personnel actions for tenure, promotion, and new appointments at a tenured rank;
  • (2) to advise the Dean on matters of educational policy;
  • (3) to advise the Dean on matters of budget, including budget allocations and faculty salary policy;
  • (4) to advise the Dean on matters of College administrative policy and procedure;
  • (5) to act on behalf of the College faculty in recommending the granting of undergraduate degrees;
  • (6) to advise the Dean in appointing standing and special committees of the College faculty;
  • (7) to interpret the College Code of Organization and Procedure.

These faculty members are serving on the College Council for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

Group

Name

Home department

Term of office

Humanities

Barbara Citko

Linguistics

2017-2021

 

Catherine Connors

Classics

2019-2023

Arts

Karen Cheng

Art

2020-2024

 

Robin McCabe

Music

2018-2022

Sciences

Emily Carrington

Biology

2020-2024

 

Tatiana Toro

Mathematics

2020-2024

Social Sciences

Priti Ramamurthy

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

2020-2024

 

Lynn Thomas

History

2020-2024