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Committee on Academic and Related Affairs 2015-2016

Specific Charges for 2015-2016

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

  • Continue discussions about the library, including off-site storage of collections, study spaces for students and electronic browsing.
  • 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.
  • Review recent developments in Penn athletics, especially efforts to enhance a culture of respect and safety around athletic participation.
  • 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*
  • PeterRockett*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.