The Academic Review Committee comprises sixteen faculty members. The Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences (EVPAS) and the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning serve ex officio. The Divisional Dean of Social Science administers the Academic Review Committee on behalf of the Executive Vice President.
There are at least five tenured faculty representatives from each of the three divisions, Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science. The Executive Vice President appoints faculty representatives for Arts and Sciences, following consultation with Deans, the PPC, and the Executive Committee.
The Academic Review Committee is charged with overseeing the periodic review of all departments, centers, and institutes in the Arts and Sciences. The principal functions of the review are to assess program quality and effectiveness, to foster planning and improvement, and to provide guidance for administrative decisions. The process provides an opportunity for critical self-review on a recurring basis and for reevaluating long-range planning assumptions and goals. By providing a means for reaching collective judgment on the strengths and weaknesses of a program, its comparative advantages, and its future opportunities and challenges, the review process contributes to achieving and maintaining the excellence of programs across the Arts and Sciences.
2019-2020 Committee Members
Professor of Anthropology and of African and American and African Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of History
Professor of Economics
Justin Phillips (spring term only)
Professor of Political Science
William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Julie Crawford (spring term only)
Mark Van Doren Professor of Humanities
Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture (ARC Chair)
Professor of Italian
Riggio Professor of Art History
Joseph Slaughter (spring term only)
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Lila Davachi (spring term only)
Professor of Psychology
Baerbel Hoenisch (spring term only)
Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Higgins Professor of Applied Probability and Professor of Statistics
Marcel Nutz (fall term only)
Associate Professor of Statistics
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor of Biological Sciences
The guidelines that govern the Academic Review Committee can be found, section-by-section, below.
For a printable version of the guidelines, visit this link, here.
ACADEMIC REVIEW COMMITTEE
SEQUENCE AND TIMETABLE
REVISIONS TO THE PROCESS
Appendix B: External Review Committee Visits
Appendix C: Questions about the Undergraduate Curriculum
Appendix D: Questions about the Graduate Curriculum