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Committee on Academic and Related Affairs 2018-2019

Specific Charges for 2018-2019

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

  • Review and comment on the affordability of a Penn education for all undergraduate and graduate students by considering expenses related to tuition, fees, and costs-of-living and to socioeconomic and cultural concerns of both first-generation and low-income students and of middle income and other students.
  • In collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, and school-based representatives review and comment on existing preparation provided to classroom instructors (e.g., teaching assistants and full-time/part-time/adjunct faculty).

Committee Members


  • Joe Libonati


  • Leo Charney


  • Diane Fassett


  • Julie Fairman
  • Daniel Raff
  • Marc Schmidt
  • Lisa Servon
  • Alan Strudler
  • Guobin Yang

Graduate/Professional Students

  • Gregory Callahan
  • Rina Madhani

Undergraduate Students

  • Dhruv Iyer
  • William Yoo


  • Yuhong He
  • Patty Lynn


  • Rhonda Kirlew