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College Committees 2014-2015

Alumni Council

Kevin Fitzgerald '00, President
Tricia Guanci Therrien, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations and Advancement Programming, liaison

The alumni council serves as the primary liaison between the alumni and the college with an emphasis on strengthening the relationships between the college and its alumni.

Athletics Advisory

Monte Brown, Ph.D.,  Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), chair

The athletics committee's function is to advise the director of athletics on the operation of the intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs of the college.

Bean Distinguished Lecture Series

William Ploog, Ph.D., Director of Sponsored Programs and Research, chair

The committee presents a distinguished lecturer series for the enrichment of the college community and the public-at-large via an endowment from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation.

Budget Advisory Committee

Renee Clavette, Director, Budget and Planning, chair

The committee participates with the college administration in assuring that budgetary goals and priorities are met within the overall strategic goals and mission of the college. The committee, as an advisory body, provides recommendations to the senior leadership committee for decision making during the budgeting cycle as well as initial recommendations for strategic priority investment.

Campus Safety

Jim Stankiewicz, Safety and Security Operations Coordinator, chair

The committee's purpose is to conduct an ongoing program of inspection of all accidents and to make recommendations on other matters that affect the safety of college personnel and college liabilitly.

College Health

Maura Marshall, ARNP, MSN, Director of Collge Health Services, liaison
chair elected at first meeting

The college health committee exercises oversight of the operation of the health and counseling services, and, when appropriate, forwards recommendations to the president of the college.

Core Council for Gay and Lesbian Students

Joycelin Raho, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, co-chair
MacKenzie Douglas, '15, co-chair

The core council acts as a resource to the vice president for student affairs in identifying the ongoing needs of gay and lesbian students and assists in implementing campus-wide educational programming on sexual orientation issues.

Council on Being Catholic and Benedictine

Bede Bidlack, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, co-chair
Susan Gabert, Director of Campus Ministry, co-chair

The council's purpose is to enable the college to promote, integrate and maintain its commitment to developing and promoting a sustainable culture that is explicitly Catholic and Benedictine.  The council assists the president in ensuring that the college's Catholic, Benedictine heritage and values are integrated throughout the college community.

Curriculum Committee

Mark W. Cronin, Ph.D.,  Interim Dean of the College, chair

The curriculum committee's function is to give consideration to departmental recommendations submitted to it through the dean of the college in building and maintaining a curriculum carefully constructed to attain the aims of the college. It approves new curricular offerings, and through the president, may recommend to the Faculty Senate, the chancellor, and trustees modifications of existing academic policies or the establishment or elimination of an academic department.

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Jay Pitocchelli, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, chair
Dennis Lafond, Associate Director of Physical Plant, vice-chair

The environmental stewardship committee provides leadership in enacting the strategic plan objective #23, reduce the environmental impact of the campus by implementing green initiatives throughout campus and incorporating sustainable design principles in all facility and building projects. The committee adheres to the core values of respect for the environment and sustainable living as a local and global environmental citizen and living the Benedictine value of stewardship for the environment and the earth.

Faculty Development Committee

Christine Gustafson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Assessment and Faculty Development, liaison
chair elected at first meeting

This committee's purpose is to administer the summer research grant program and the common fund for faculty development. The committee reviews the college faculty development program and makes recommendations for modification to the dean and the faculty senate.

Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., Senior Student Award

Christing Gustafson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Assessment and Faculty Development, chair

The Holmes endowment was established in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Davison in honor of Father Bernard G. Holmes, O.S.B. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to emulate and carry into the world those personal qualities of heart and mind that the donors found so admirable in Father Bernard. The award includes the senior year tuition and fees. Academically eligible junior students must be nominated by a full-time faculty member, member of the Monastic community or an administrator in order to be considered for this award. The student must also meet the following requirements of the award: demonstrated concern for and assistance to others; appreciation for the life of the mind (a love of learning); participation in the life of the College; exhibit clear potential for leadership. The committee reviews all nominations and makes a recommendation or recommendations to the President.

Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC)

Adam Albina, Chief Information Officer, chair

The council provides advice, guidance, and assistance on matters concerning information technology operations and planning, investments and priorities, policy, and evaluation and assessment of emerging technology.  In an advisory capacity, the council assists the chief information officer and vice president for administration in reviewing information technology strategic and tactical plans in reference to college academic and administrative priorities, and provides advisory recommendations to the senior leadership team concerning campus-wide information technology capital expenditures and recommends policy to the President's Cabinet. 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Lori LaPlante, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Animal Use and Care Coordinator, chair

The IACUC oversees the college's animal program, facilities and procedures in accordance with the Public Health Service policy on humane care and use of laboratory animals

College Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Derk A. Wierda, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, co-chair
Hui-Ling Chen, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Research, co-chair

The institutional effectiveness committee is a college-wide committee established to oversee and coordinate assessment efforts across the entire college. The committee ensures that the assessment initiatives undertaken in all areas of the college conform to best practices in assessing student learning, meeting accreditation standards, and measuring overall institutional effectiveness. Two subcommittees will report to Institutional Effectiveness Committee: Academic Assessment Committee, chaired by Duane F. Bruce, Ph.D., associate dean of the college, and Administrative Assessment Committee, chaired by Patricia Shuster, vice president for administration.

Institutional Effectiveness Academic Assessment Committee

Christine Gustafson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Assessment and Faculty Development, chair

The academic assessment committee's will address student learning outcomes at college-wide, general education, and departmental levels. Academic Assessment and Administrative Assessment will report directly to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee to ensure that the assessment loop is closed and that assessment informs college-wide planning in fulfilling the college's mission.

Institutional Effectiveness Administrative Assessement Sub-Committee

Pat Shuster, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, chair

The administrative assessment sub-group will oversee institutional metrics other than student learning outcomes and align with the strategic plan. Academic Assessment and Administrative Assessment will report directly to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee to ensure that the assessment loop is closed and that assessment informs college-wide planning in fulfilling the college's mission.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Loretta Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, chair

The IRB protects the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in scientific or behavioral research conducted under the auspices of the college. The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both federal regulations and college policy.

Intellectual Property and Rights Committee

Carolyn Weinreb, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Chemistry, chair

The intellectual property and rights committee monitors and reviews technological and legislative changes affecting intellectual property policy and reports to relevant persons and administrative bodies, when such changes affect existing policies.  The committee serves as a forum for the receipt and discussion of proposals to change existing institutional policy.

Judiciary Board

Alicia Finn, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Andrew S. Litz, Associate Dean of Students, Process advocate/fact finder
chair elected at first meeting

The judiciary board reviews cases which would involve a student's long term suspension or dismissal from the college. The board is an impartial body designed to ensure that such matters are heard and adjudicated in a fair and confidential manner.

Melucci Scholarship Committee

Joe Emmons, Executive Director, Development and Advancement Services, chair

Thomas and Gail Melucci established the scholarship as a memorial honoring their son, Thomas Jr. '88, his love of life and learning. The Melucci scholarship provides full tuition scholarships to seniors who have demonstrated spiritual and personal growth during their undergraduate career.

New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) Academic Advisory Committee

Andrew Moore, Ph.D.,  Professor of History, chair

The NHIOP academic advisory committee has oversight of the NHIOP Distinguished Speaker Series, NHIOP Faculty Research Incentive Fund, and the Gordon Scholar Program, as well as overarching responsibility for the development of strong academic and research programs and self-sustaining grant revenues.

New Student Orientation

Anne Harrington, Ph.D., Dean of Freshman and Director of Academic Advisement, chair 
Jean Courture, Director of Student Activities, vice-chair

The new student orientation committee plans, administers, and reviews the new student orientations throughout the academic year: the August orientation, the January orientation, and the June advising sessions.

President's Steering Committee on Inclusiveness

Daniel Lavoie, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, co-chair

The purposes of the president's steering committee on inclusiveness are to: 1) maintain the institutional focus on inclusiveness as a high priority goal for the college; 2) collaboratively implement, monitor, and report on institutional progress toward inclusiveness goals identified in the inclusiveness strategic plan; 3) plan and oversee further institution-wide education and training on inclusiveness; 4) serve as a clearinghouse and resource for college departments in supporting inclusiveness planning; and 5) initiate specific proposals for external funding to further inclusiveness strategic goals.

Retention Committee

Anne Harrington, Ph.D., Dean of Freshman and Driector of Academic Advisement, chair
Nicole Leapley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Languages, co-chair

The purpose of the retention committee is to assess, plan and ensure implementation of strategies to enhance the college's retention efforts; oversee data collection, analysis, and maintenance to systematically use in decision-making for retention initiatives; monitor best practices in retention and make recommendations for implementation of select initiatives as appropriate; systematically identify and evaluate criteria for at-risk categories of students; collaborate and coordinate with select departments and groups involved in retention efforts; disseminate retention data and initiatives to engage the entire college community.

Staff Council

TBD, chair elected at first meeting 

The staff advisory council provides staff with a mechanism in which to promote an effective exchange of information between staff and Saint Anselm College administration. The staff advisory council shares information, discusses ideas, and provides input and assistance to the administration to help improve the quality of the environment, morale and productivity at the college.

Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee

Patricia Shuster, Vice President for Human Resources and Administration, chair
Alicia Finn, Ph.D., Dean of Students, vice-chair

The strategic plan implementation steering committee provides high-level coordination of the specific operational plans for the strategic objectives of the plan. The steering committee ensures that alignment occurs across the various areas of the college responsible for executing the strategic objectives and provides recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team.

Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)

Courtney McGrath, Athletics Compliance Coordinator, liaison
chair and co-chair, elected at first meeting

The student athletic advisory committee advises the director of athletics on the operation of the intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs of the college to ensure quality athletics at Saint Anselm College.

Traffic Board of Appeals

Donald Davidson, Director of Safety and Security, liaison
chair is elected at first meeting

The traffic board of appeals reviews and makes judgments on cases of appeal with regard to violations of campus traffic regulations as published by the office of safety and security.

Tuition, Enrollment and Financial Aid (TEFA)

Elizabeth Keuffel, co-chair
Eric Nichols, co-chair

In support of the strategic direction, "Advancing the Reputation and Reach", and guided by the mission, vision and overall strategic plan of Saint Anselm College, the committee is charged to serve in an advisory capacity to the President on enrollment goals and financial aid packaging.