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Committee on Academic and Related Affairs 2017-2018

Specific Charges for 2017-2018

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

  • Continue the discussion on the general environment for research at the University and identify what changes or support can improve research productivity and creativity.
  • Examine the resources available to Penn students while they study abroad.
  • Review admissions and financial aid policies and processes in consult with Dean of Admissions Eric Furda.
  • Review the progress on the reorganization of the bookstore.
  • 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 2018-19.

Committee Members


  • Joe Libonati


  • Leo Charney


  • Jennifer Canose


  • Julie Fairman
  • Nicola Mason
  • Daniel Raff
  • Guobin Yang

Graduate/professional students

  • 2 TBD

Undergraduate students:

  • Yasmina Al Ghadban
  • David Gordon


  • Yuhong He
  • Patty Lynn


  • Marcia Dotson*
  • PeterRockett*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.