Committee on Academic and Related Affairs

Specific Charges for 2008-2009

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

  1. Discuss the global engagement initiatives of the university with particular attention to issues such as: central funding and coordination for these initiatives, funding for students to study abroad, need-blind admissions for international students, and the adequacy of current resources for international students.
  2. Discuss Penn’s use of educational technology and how it compares to its peer institutions in the adoption of educational technology.
  3. Revisit some of the concerns regarding the consistency of communication of ethical standards across the university and follow up on suggestions put forth during the 2007-2008 academic year.
  4. 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 2009-2010.

Committee Members

Chair: Peter DeCherney


Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia

Peter Dodson

Sohrab Rabbi

Richard Salcido

Paul Shaman

Kristen Stromberg-Childers

Michael Topp

Graduate/professional students:

Jessica Lautin

Rachel Pereira

Undergraduate students:

Zach Fuchs

Leonard Tso


Susanne Donovan

Ken Grcich


Erin Lemons


Ex Officio:


*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.