Committee on Academic and Related Affairs

Specific Charges for 2009-2010

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

  1. Consider and discuss new admissions programs with Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Eric Furda including Penn’s recent partnership with the Posse Foundation, and the implementation of new technologies to expand student outreach.
  2. Discuss issues associated with podcasting including the adequacy of current facilities, and consider the formulation of best practices. 
  3. Consider how decisions are made concerning the health and safety of students and faculty engaged in overseas programs.  Review and make recommendations maintaining the values of the University in overseas engagements. 
  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 2010-2011.

Committee Members

Chair: Michael Topp*


Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia*

Joan Davitt

Nancy Hanrahan

Jon Merz

Sohrab Rabbi*

Richard Salcido*

Paul Shaman*

Kristen Stromberg-Childers*

Graduate/professional students:

Rachel Bunbury

Kara Herbertson

Undergraduate students:

Sunny Saxena

Daniel Urgelles


Susanne Donovan*

Laura Foltman


Laura Graham

Suzanne Oh

Ex Officio:


*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.