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General Faculty

Conservatory Faculty

Conservatory Faculty Committees

Conservatory Faculty Committees

Divisional faculty committees allow faculty, administrators, and students (when appropriate) to collaborate in managing various aspects of the division.

Faculty Committee Appointment Process

Memberships of committees are determined either by appointment or by election. Early in the second semester of each year, a committee preference form is distributed to all faculty members. Appointments are made by the respective faculties, upon recommendations of the appropriate nominating committee. The nominating committees make their recommendations, taking into account expressed preferences of the faculty members and the necessity for continuity on some committees. Ordinarily, new faculty members are not assigned to committees during their first year of service. The faculty or faculties may also specify election for certain ad hoc committees which are authorized. Faculty members do not normally serve on committees during years in which they are on leave for one or both semesters.