Under the CUSC Elections Committee's responsibilities, beyond organizing elections in the fall and spring, are to appoint all Faculty, Trustee and Special Committee appointments. The Elections Committee reviews all applications and recommends them to Council for approval.
The CUSC Elections Committee is open for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!
Ariana Afshar '21 - Chair
Sammi Bosque '24 - Member
Courtney Campbell '24 - Member
Everett Beals '24 - Member
Ruqayah Al-Ashabi '23 - Member
Jasmin Rotem Planas '23 - Member
For any questions or concerns regarding appointments, campaign rules or election schedules, please contact the Elections Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Council Committee Appointments
Grants Committee oversees grants for students and clubs through an application approved through Student Council. They meet once a week to interview applicants. After interviewing grant applicants, the committee deliberates and makes a recommendation to the rest of the Student Council, during weekly meetings, about how much money each grant should receive. Each year, Grants Committee distributes around 80,000 dollars to students and student organizations towards internship and conference costs, club equipment expenses, travel and more. Application Coming Soon.
Judiciary Committee meets at least once a week to discuss club related issues and Constitution-related council matters. Tasks of members include reviewing club charters for approval, solving disputes within and between clubs, and being an impartial and objective presence in Student Council Meetings. Application Coming Soon.
Special Event Appointments
Spree Day Co-Chairs
Spree Day is a surprise day off of school in the spring semester. It is designed as a day to allow students to let loose and relax before finals! Spree Day Co-Chairs work closely with the Director of Student Leadership & Programming as well as the Spree Day Committee (made up of various campus departments) to plan, organize, and execute a memorable Spree Day. This is a PAID position to plan Spree Day. Looking for motivated people with programming experience who want to make a fun and memorable Spree Day! If you are an undergraduate student with programming experience, creative ideas, and who is interested in playing a major role in student leadership you should apply! Committee will meet weekly during the spring semester, with more frequent meetings leading up to Spree Day. The Co-chairs are expected to work during Spree Day.
Senior Week Committee
This committee of about 6-8 Seniors will plan, manage, and execute all activities and fundraising opportunities for the senior class. Events that the Senior Class Leadership Committee will plan include but are not limited to Senior Trivia Night, Senior Prom, and the entirety Senior Week. We are searching for students who are motivated and want to make this last year as undergraduate students the best year possible for their class. The Senior Class Leadership Committee meets weekly and will be expected to work events during the year and selected events during Senior Week.
Faculty Committee Appointments
2020-2021: Mahi Taban '21, Logan Rosell '23
The Steering Committee is the Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly and sets the Agenda for faculty meetings. It oversees the operation of and serves as liaison with faculty committees and encourages frequent reporting to it or to the Assembly. The Steering Committee also receives reports and determines their distribution and subsequent consideration by the faculty. The Steering Committee is composed of the faculty officers; the President and the Provost; the faculty chairs (or designees) of COP, PBR, UAB, Graduate Board, Research Board and the FCC; two faculty nominated and elected at large to staggered three-year terms who are non-tenured at the time of their election; two undergraduate students; and one graduate student.
Undergraduate Academic Board
2020-2021: Gari De Ramos '21, Maxwell Redding '22, Julia Chun '22
The Undergraduate Academic Board (UAB) has general supervision of the educational policies of the College. It makes recommendations to the faculty concerning such policies, and approves major programs and new courses of study offered to undergraduates. Together with the Graduate Board, UAB reviews and approves University-wide procedures for the external review of academic departments and programs. It also advises the President on appointments of Deans of the College. Membership is composed of the Dean of the College, six elected faculty members (two each representing Groups A, B, and C-D, one of whom is elected each year by the Committee as Chair), and three students, with the ex officio and non-voting addition of the Registrar.
2020-2021: Ian Hirons '21, Jasmin Rotem Planas '23
This committee consists of the Dean of the College (or designee), the Dean of Students, the Registrar, three faculty members designated by the Faculty Executive Steering Committee for staggered three-year terms and three undergraduates selected by the Student Council. The Dean of the College (or designee) serves as Chair. The Board interprets faculty legislation concerning academic matters as they affect individual students; reviews petitions of the students for exceptions to academic regulations; determines the standing of students on academic probation; hears cases involving academic integrity; and acts on institutional Honors.
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
2020-2021: (1) Undergraduate Position Available
CETL (the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) has as its fundamental purpose for supporting teaching and learning at Clark, and in particular the support of Clark’s Learn through Inquiry signature. CETL activities include new faculty orientation and mentoring, TA training, CETL lunches, PLA training, teaching consultations, internally funded instructional development grants, and occasional special projects such as the Davis Foundation-funded Learn through Inquiry First Year Seminar grants. The CETL Steering Committee is an advisory committee of faculty, staff, and students which sometimes functions on a subcommittee structure, with the specific subcommittees depending on current projects. Previous year’s subcommittees have included those for CETL lunches, instructional development grants, Davis-funded Learn through Inquiry First Year Seminars, external funding, and the Presidential Scholars programming.
Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
2020-2021: Mckayla Ball '21
Also known as the President's Diversity Advisory Committeee. The committee is charged with recommending programmatic and policy enhancements to the President and the Provost on issues of diversity and inclusion, and serving as advocates of diversity and inclusion initiatives to the campus community. The Committee also works with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, faculty, staff, graduate student representative and an undergraduate student representative.
Undergraduate Athletic Board
2020-2021: Max Macort '22
This committee oversees athletic policy, both intercollegiate and intramural. The Board consists of three faculty members including the NCAA representative, four undergraduate students, the Dean of Students (or designee), and the Athletic Director (who shall be a non-voting member). Student Council appoints one student who must be a non-varsity athlete. The other students are appointed by the Athletic Director.
The Campus Climate Committee
2020-2021: Olivia Castanza-Leasure '24
The Committee composed of two faculty, two staff, one graduate and one undergraduate student, and will be chaired by a faculty member. The University’s Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) and the head of Human Resources (or designate) will serve on the Committee ex officio. The Committee is charged with 1) regularly assessing campus climate for staff, faculty, and students with regard to issues of diversity and inclusion; 2) periodically reviewing and evaluating the content and implementation of university policies, including harassment policies, that concern diversity and inclusion. The Committee will report its findings to the CODI and other relevant parties.
Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid Committee
2020-2021: Abigail Rhodes '24 and Rebecca Manley '21
The Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee consists of the Provost (ex officio) or his/her representative; the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid (ex officio) or his/her representative; four members of the faculty (appointed by Executive Steering) including at least one from each of the groups A, B, and C-D; and two undergraduate students (appointed by Student Council). Within the strategic parameters approved by the Faculty Assembly, the Admissions Committee is responsible for: establishing policies and standards for admission to the undergraduate College; establishing policies and standards for undergraduate financial aid; and providing faculty input regarding admission- and enrollment-related activities in other university units. The Admissions Committee
works with the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid to promote the participation of faculty in admission- and enrollment-related events on and off the campus. Students may be appointed to this committee for multiple years.
University Conduct Board
2020-2021: Isabelle Vang '24 and David Henriques '24
A complaint that involves a possible violation of the Code of Student Conduct may be handled by the Dean of Students, the Dean’s designee, or the University Conduct Board (UCB), except in sexual violence cases. The entire membership of the University Conduct Board includes students, faculty members, administrators, and the Chair of the Board, who is appointed by the Dean of Students or their designee. A UCB has three forms of membership. Full Hearing Boards will consist of students, faculty and staff. Simplified Hearing Boards consist of one or two students and one or two administrators for a total of three members. Administrative Hearing Boards consist of two administrators. More information about the University Student Conduct Board is found in the Student Handbook produced by the Dean of Students office.
Additional Committees with Student Representatives
Library Committee: The committee acts as an advisory group working in close cooperation with the Librarian and, Information Technology Services and library staff.
2020-2021: Ann Culhane-Williams '24 and Isabelle Vang '24
Classroom Committee: Reports to the Space Committee which is an administrative committee and develops classroom attribute and configuration standards and develops a schedule for and oversees classroom review, maintenance, and upgrades.
2020-2021: Alexander Dursin '23
Dining Committee: The Dining Committee meets with Sodexo to offer suggestions to the cafeteria and bistro. Sodexo also uses this meeting as a way to gain new ideas and announce new initiatives.
2020-2021: Ethan Keller '24 and Jordana Emmitt '23
Health Insurance Advisory Committee: The student representatives help to provide the committee with a student’s perspective when making decisions regarding Student Health Insurance such as benefit levels, deductibles etc.
2020-2021: Jena Klimaszewski '21
Academic Affairs Committee
2020-2021: Faith Bolques '24 (Interim) and Everett Beals '24 (Interim), (2) Undergraduate Positions Available
The Academic Affairs committee considers all aspects of academic policy and makes recommendations to the full Board on these matters. Since such items comprise the majority of the University’s business, the Committee normally only considers strategic and oversight aspects of these. A partial list of such items includes all matters pertaining to undergraduate and graduate (including GSOM and COPACE) programs including curricula, program quality, resources, outcomes assessment, starting new programs and discontinuing or modifying existing programs.
The committee addresses issues related to student admissions and placement, and matters related to the recruitment and retention of faculty. A subcommittee of Academic Affairs is the Honorary Degrees committee and is responsible for recommending honorary degree recipients and Commencement speakers for approval by the Academic Affairs Committee and the Board of Trustees. Trustees, faculty, and students serve on this committee.
2020-2021: Sarah Nazar '23, 1 Position Available
The mission of the University Advancement Committee is to strategically plan and support the activities of University Advancement. This includes participation and support for Alumni Affairs, Development, and University Communications. The Committee is responsible for helping to raise funds for both annual and capital purposes.
The Committee is also charged with identifying, cultivating and networking with Clark alumni, parents and friends and reaching out to all of those individuals who are not yet involved with the University. Where appropriate, the staff also looks to the members of this committee and to all trustees to help with the cultivation of foundations and corporations. Trustees, faculty, and students serve on this committee.
Community Affairs & Social Responsibility Committee
2020-2021: Ian Hirons '21 and Kathryn Jeffreys '21
The Social Responsibility Committee was established as the Shareholder Responsibility Committee in 1978 to advise the Trustees on issues of social responsibility for companies represented in the University’s investment portfolio. This Committee serves as a place of discussion of campus issues with social ramifications and potential action by the Board of Trustees or the University, including topics such as sweatshops and campus clothing manufacturers’ labor practices and purchasing electronic equipment from manufacturers who use minerals from “conflict-free” countries. Trustees, faculty, and students serve on this committee.
Student Affairs Committee
2020-2021: Mia Levine '24, (1) Undergraduate Position Available
The Student Affairs Committee serves as the focal point for discussions on a wide variety of issues concerning undergraduate and graduate student life at Clark. The Committee will function as a place where students can bring their concerns and have them discussed. Major issues concerning student life, such as judicial policies, will also be discussed in an effort to keep trustees informed and to ensure that policies and procedures are understood and supported by the Board. Trustees, faculty, and students serve on this committee.