Committee on Academic and Related Affairs

Specific Charges for 2007-2008

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

    1. Examine the impact on student recruitment of the University’s focus on global engagement.
    2. Review the recruitment initiatives reflecting the Penn Compact’s emphasis on increased access for national and international students.
    3. Examine how policies for ethical conduct of research, scholarship, and professional education are communicated to all students and how those policies are enforced.
    4. Continue to monitor the equity and effectiveness of the University’s Early Decision policy in admissions.
    5. Delineate the roles of various Penn committees and task forces whose missions involve the promotion and oversight of recreational and intercollegiate athletics; determine recommendations that would assist the Administration in efficiently maintaining an active role for athletics in the life of the Penn community.
    6. Review and discuss the committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given highest priority for the committee’s work in AY 2008-09.

    Committee Members

    Chair: Sohrab Rabii


    Peter DeCherney

    Michael Gamer

    Bill McCool*

    Barbara Medoff-Cooper*

    Paul Shaman
    Daniel Wagner

    Graduate/professional students:

    Rachel Pereira

    Jessica Lautin

    Undergraduate students:

    Cynthia Wright

    Sam Pawliger


    Heather Calvert

    Emily Papir


    Suzanne Oh*

    Catherine Smith

    Ex Officio:


    *Indicates reappointment as chair or member.