Specific Charges for 2005-2006

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

1. Evaluate the existing general charge of the committee for appropriateness and feasibility of the committee, as well as the constituencies represented in its membership, as defined in the Bylaws of the University Council.
2. Investigate the function of the committee, its utility, competing or complementary overlaps with other bodies in the University, and obstacles to fulfilling the general charge, and make recommendations regarding the future of the committee.
3. Examine issues related to access by students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to a Penn education, trends over the past 5 years, and their relationship to President Gutmann’s compact.
4. Produce, if possible, a report of committee activities for AY 2003-04 and 2004-05, based on the specific charges for those years (currently, there are no reports for these time periods).

Committee Members

Paul Shaman (statistics)






David Freiman (Radiology/Med.)
Anne Keane (Nursing)
Abba Krieger (Wharton/Statistics)
Susan Margulies (SAS/Bioengineering)
Frank Norman (Psych)
Paul Shaman (statistics)
Margaret Beale Spencer (educ)*

Graduate/professional students:


Undergraduate students:

Jona Ludmir (COL’06)
Steven Parks (COL’06)
Spencer Scharff (COL’06)


Edwin Gordon (GSE)



*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.