Specific Charges for 2015-2016

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

  1. Continue discussions about the library, including off-site storage of collections, study spaces for students and electronic browsing. 

  2. Continue to explore ways to develop the performing and visual arts at Penn, including ideas for increasing the integration of the arts into academic programming. 

  3. Review recent developments in Penn athletics, especially efforts to enhance a culture of respect and safety around athletic participation.

  4. Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in academic year 2016-17.


Committee Members


Ani Nenkova*


Leo Charney


Nicole Tillman


Frederick Dickinson*
Eric Feldman
Vera Krymskaya
Nicola Mason*
Rahim Rizi*

Graduate/professional students:

Thomas Brinkerhoff
Qianying Zhang

Undergraduate students:

Nathaniel Rome
Jyothi Vallurupalli


Laurie-Ellen Shumaker*
Chris Pastore


Suzanne Oh*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.