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Duke University

Provost Committees

 

* Denotes chair of committee

Academic Integrity Council

The Academic Integrity Council was formed in 2001 and was charged with serving as an umbrella organization for the promotion of academic integrity: facilitating information sharing, coordinating efforts, conducting assessment activities, and serving as consultants.  For FY12-13 it will continue to analyze the results of the 2011 Academic Integrity Survey, foster collaborative research and planning, and make recommendations for policy changes as needed.  (The Survey is reviewed every five years).  The following are being invited to serve a one year term to work on the Academic Integrity Survey review:

Term ending May 31, 2015

Dan Ariely, Fuqua School of Business
Alma Blount, Sanford School of Public Policy
Julian Lombardi, Office of Information Technology
*Noah Pickus, Kenan Institute for Ethics
Suzanne Shanahan, Kenan Institute for Ethics
David Wong, Philosophy

At Large

To be named, Honor Council Chair representative
Tara Bansal, Duke Student Government representative
To be named, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative
To be named, Pratt Academic Affairs representative

Ex Officio

Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Stephen Bryan, Associate Dean of Students

 

Academic Programs Committee

The Academic Programs Committee (APC)  is an advisory body to the Provost.  The Committee meets every two weeks, for a total of approximately 18 meetings per academic year.  The membership of the APC is comprised of senior faculty members, six from schools with undergraduate bodies and six from the professional schools, including one from the Executive Committee of the Academic Council.  Ex officio members include the Provost, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Chair of the Academic Council, and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, among others.  The charge to the APC is a broad one in terms of advising the Provost on university-wide academic issues. The agenda is developed jointly by the Chair and members of the Committee and the Provost.   The APC also provides advice to the Provost on the creation, termination, or contraction of academic units. The APC is tasked with communicating its recommendation to ECAC as well as to the Provost. Term: three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

*Edward Balleisen, History
Gregory Brennen, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative
Stephen Jaffe, Music
Abigail Labella, Graduate and Professional Student Council Representative
Richard Mooney, Neurobiology
Alexander Pfaff, Sanford School of Public Policy
Martin Smith, Nicholas School of the Environment
Joshua Sosin, Classical Studies
Beth Sullivan, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology/ECAC representative
Stefan Zauscher, Pratt School of Engineering

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Emily Bernhardt, Biology (will not serve during 2014-15)
Elizabeth Brannon, Psychology and Neuroscience
Guy-Uriel Charles, School of Law
Thavolia Glymph, African and African American Studies
John Willis, Biology

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Pankaj Agarwal, Computer Science
Sujin Pak Boyer, Divinity School
Laurent Dubois, Romance Languages
Rachel Kranton, Economics
Kevin LaBar, Psychology & Neuroscience
Anita Layton, Mathematics
David McAdams, Fuqua School of Business
Karen Neander, Philosophy
Jeffrey Rathmell, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Michael Relf, School of Nursing
Richard Roda, Romance Studies
Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Pratt School of Engineering

Ex Officio

Susan Alberts, Chair, Global Priorities Committee
Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Kelly Brownell, Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy
Linda Burton, Dean, Social Sciences
Larry Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Daniel Kiehart, Dean, Natural Sciences
John Klingensmith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
David Malone, Program in Education
Paula McClain, Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School
Michael Merson, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs
Steve Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Laurie Patton, Dean, Arts & Sciences
Richard Powell, Dean of the Humanities
Richard Riddell, Vice President and University Secretary
Joshua Socolar, Chair, Academic Council
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

Advisory Committee for Online Education (ACOE)

The Advisory Committee for Online Education will advise the Provost, other administrators, and faculty governance committees on issues related to online education. These issues include but are not limited to Duke’s vision for online education; the merits and representativeness of proposed online courses, consortia, and platforms, and how such activities fit within the broad framework of Duke’s online presence; the consequences of new content-delivery models (e.g., intellectual property, faculty effort); the outcomes from completed courses and programs in the context of Duke’s larger academic mission; and the role of online education in promoting innovative and effective teaching. ACOE will communicate, as needed, with other faculty committees with overlapping charges (e.g., Global Priorities, Academic Priorities). ACOE will issue advisory reports, if requested, to the administration or to faculty committees on an ad hoc basis.

Term ending August 31, 2015

Nan Jokerst, Pratt School of Engineering
Marilyn Lombardi, School of Nursing
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Philosophy

Term ending August 31, 2016

*Stephen Craig, Chemistry (co-chair)
Michael Hardt, Literature
Gunther Peck, History (will not serve during spring, 2015)
Guillermo Sapiro, Pratt School of Engineering

Term ending August 31, 2017

Shai Ginsburg, Arts of the Moving Image
Steven Grambow, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Bruce Jentleson, Sanford School of Public Policy
Pranab Majumder, Fuqua School of Business
Craig Roberts, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

*Sally Kornbluth, Provost (co-chair)

Ex Officio

Susan Alberts, Chair, Global Priorities Committee
Tracy Futhey, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Stephen Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Lynne O’Brien, Associate Vice Provost for Digital and Online Education Initiatives
Josh Socolar, Chair of the Academic Council
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

Appointment, Promotion, Tenure Committee, Advisory on

The APT Committee is advisory to the Provost and consists of thirteen full professors including the Chair.  Members are drawn from various disciplines and schools from across the University.  They are nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council (ECAC) and appointed by the Provost.  The Committee is charged with evaluating candidates for appointment or promotion to tenure, or promotion to Full Professor.  The President, the Provost, and the Dean of the Graduate School serve as nonvoting ex-officio members of this demanding Committee.  (The Law School and the Clinical Sciences of the Medical Center have separate but analogous Committees.)  Term:  three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Ana Barros, Pratt School of Engineering
Michael Fitzgerald, Chemistry
*Kenneth Kreuzer, Biochemistry

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Philip Benfey, Biology
James Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment
David Dunson, Statistical Science
Paul Griffiths, Divinity School
Kevin Hoover, Economics

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Anne Allison, Cultural Anthropology
Nancy Armstrong, English
Ashish Arora, Fuqua School of Business
Christopher Counter, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Gennifer Weisenfeld, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Ex Officio

Richard Brodhead, President
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Paula McClain, Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School

 

Assessment of Educational and Administrative Support, Committee On

The Committee on Assessment of Educational and Administrative Support was formed in 2009 and is responsible for the assessment of educational support (e.g. libraries, information technology, student affairs) and administrative support (e.g. payroll services, facilities management) throughout the university, including those services provided within individual schools.  Its responsibilities also include developing and communicating high level expectations for assessment activities appropriate to the varying settings in which it will occur across the institution; reviewing reports that document the assessment cycle for each unit and providing constructive feedback to ensure that all units meet appropriate expectations; and encouraging the integration of assessment activities with strategic and budget planning and with departmental and individual performance reviews. The Committee will provide information and recommendations to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Term Ending June 30, 2015

Sandy Connolly, Arts & Sciences
*Bruce Cunningham, University Registrar (co-chair)
David Jarmul, News and Communications
Ken Rogerson, Sanford School of Public Policy

Term Ending June 30, 2016

David Bowersox, School of Nursing
Sierra Foxx, Parking & Transportation
Anna Li, Student Affairs
Jacqueline Looney, Graduate School
William Marchese, Human Resources
Kenneth Stern, Internal Audits
Lois Yelverton, Visa Services

Ex Officio

Molly Goldwasser, Manager of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation
Hunter Stokes, Manager of Educational Compliance
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

Authorship Dispute Board

The Authorship Dispute Board will convene to hear matters of authorship dispute that cannot be resolved at the local level by the authors themselves or in consultation with the laboratory chief, chair or head of department(s), or dean, as appropriate.  The Board will be composed of one chair and three additional faculty members jointly appointed by the Provost and the Dean of the School of Medicine and approved by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council, two ex officio members of the administration, the Vice Provost for Research, and the Vice Dean for Research, one graduate or professional student appointed by the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and one postdoctoral fellow appointed by the Duke University Postdoctoral Association.  If appropriate, the Board may call upon the expertise of other members of the Duke University faculty. Term: 3 years.

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Dewey McCafferty, Chemistry

Term Ending August 31, 2017

James Moody, Sociology
*Sue Jinks-Robertson, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Thomas McIntosh, Cell Biology

Ex Officio

Larry Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Lester Miller, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative
Raphael Valdivia, Acting Vice Dean for Basic Science, School of Medicine
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
To be named, Duke University Postdoctoral Association representative

 

Bass Connections Advisory Council

The Bass Connections Advisory Council is a university faculty and student committee, advisory to the Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. The membership of the Council is comprised of the designated member of each Bass Connections theme (currently five people), four faculty-at-large nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council in consultation with the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two student representatives, one deans’ representative, and representatives from any professional schools not represented already in the above.

Ex officio members currently include the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, the Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College Arts & Sciences, and a representative from the Graduate School.

The Bass Connections Advisory Council is charged with making recommendations to the Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies on development of the Bass Connections initiative. Members are also expected to serve as ambassadors and faculty and student representatives of Bass Connections, helping to inform the broader Duke community as well as friends of Duke.

Term ending August 31, 2015

Nicholas Carnes, Sanford School of Public Policy
Dan Kiehart, Dean of the Natural Sciences
*David Toole, Divinity School
Ray Li, Duke Student Government representative
Andrew Heiss, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Term ending August 31, 2016

Laura Edwards, History
Marilyn Oermann, School of Nursing
Jonathan Wiener, Law School

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Grainne Fitzsimons, Fuqua School of Business
Caroline Haynes, School of Medicine

Theme Leaders

Robert Calderbank, Arts & Sciences (Information, Society & Culture theme)
Deborah Jenson, Romance Studies and FHI (Brain & Society theme)
Scott Huettel, Psychology & Neuroscience, D-CIDES and DIBS (Brain & Society theme)
Randy Kramer, Nicholas School of the Environment (Global Health theme)
Thomas Nechyba, Economics and SSRI (Education & Human Development theme)
Richard Newell, Nicholas School of the Environment (Energy theme)
Hans Van Miegroet, Art, Art History & Visual Studies (Information, Society & Culture theme)

Ex-Officio

Lee Baker, Dean, Academic Affairs, Arts & Sciences
John Klingensmith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School
Steve Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Susan Roth, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Bass Professorships, Advisory Committee On

The Bass Challenge for Excellence in Undergraduate Education created a distinct subset of Distinguished Professors.  Each Chair established by this challenge is named as directed by the individual donor, whose funds are matched by the Basses.  These Chairs recognize outstanding scholar-teachers with five-year terms, after which the recipients become members of the Bass Society of Fellows.  The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Bass Professorships, nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and appointed by the Provost, is composed of Bass Professors and Bass Fellows.  The Committee considers the qualifications of nominees and reports its findings to the Provost. Term: three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Esther Gabara, Romance Studies
*Emily Klein, Nicholas School of the Environment
Kathy Nightingale, Pratt School of Engineering

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Tom Ferraro, English
Andrew Janiak, Philosophy
Arlie Petters, Mathematics

Ex Officio

Richard Brodhead, President
Sally Kornbluth, Provost

 

Advisory Committee for University Bookstore

Appointed by the Provost. The primary role is to serve as a forum for discussion of ideas and initiation of plans to which the University Bookstore can respond accordingly. Term:  two years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Martin Brooke, Pratt School of Engineering
Daniel McShea, Biology
Helen Solterer, Romance Studies

Term Ending August 31, 2016

*Michael Ferejohn, Philosophy
Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Kathi Weeks, Women’s Studies

 

Campus Conflict of Interest Committee

Appointed by the Provost and approved by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council, the Campus Conflict of Interest Committee is chaired by the Vice Provost for Research and is a standing committee of the University with voting representatives drawn from the campus schools (Arts & Sciences and Trinity College, Sanford School of Public Policy, Fuqua School of Business, Divinity School, School of Law, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Pratt School of Engineering). Members of Duke’s administration and legal counsel serve ex officio. The Committee is responsible for the review and management of reported or otherwise identified potential conflicts of interest regarding individuals with a primary appointment in one of the campus schools, centers, or institutions of Duke University.  The Committee’s primary function is to protect the integrity of Duke’s research and education missions, as well as the integrity of the organization and the individual. Term: 2-3 years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Ashutosh Chilkoti, Pratt School of Engineering
Richard Di Giulio, Nicholas School of the Environment
Earl Dowell, Pratt School of Engineering
Willie Jennings, Divinity School
Frederick (Fritz) Mayer, Sanford School of Public Policy
Eric Toone, Vice Provost and Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Term Ending August 31, 2016

John Harer, Mathematics
Allan Lind, Fuqua School of Business

Term Ending August 31, 2014

Doriane Coleman, School of Law
Kathleen Donohue, Biology
Wayne Norman, Philosophy (will not serve during fall, 2014)

Ex Officio

Ann Bradley, Office of University Counsel
Robert Califf, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
*Larry Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Lorna Hicks, Office of Research Support
Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support
Ross McKinney, Chair of School of Medicine COI Committee
Tina Tyson, Ethics & Compliance Office

 

China Faculty Council

The China Faculty Council brings together faculty with expertise in China, or significant interest in developing programs in China or nearby countries, to advise the Provost and the Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs on program development opportunities in China, including for Duke-Kunshan University. This mandate will include advising the Provost, Vice Provost, and other administrative and faculty governance bodies as appropriate, on the allocation of seed money, including solicitation and review of faculty proposals for research, conferences, courses and programs. This Council will also seek to facilitate research connections and new collaborations for faculty members or units interested in working in China and/or linking ongoing projects to China.  The Council will meet at least monthly, for a total of approximately nine meetings per academic year. The membership of the Council will comprise 12-15 faculty members appointed by the Provost, and the total membership shall include one member from the Global Priorities Committee. The Chair shall be a member of the faculty. This Council may form working groups on particular aspects of China programming, and may appoint additional members to these working groups.

Term ending June 30, 2015

Gary Bennett, Psychology & Neuroscience
Rey Chow, Literature
Haiyan Gao, Physics
Shenglan Tang, Global Health Institute

Term ending June 30, 2016

*Leo Ching, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Xi Lian, Divinity School
Edmund Malesky, Political Science

Term ending June 30, 2017

Janet Prvu Bettger, School of Nursing
Marc Deshusses, Pratt School of Engineering
Guo-Juin Hong, Arts of the Moving Image
Emerson Niou, Political Science
Xiao-Fan Wang, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Fang-Fang Yin, Medical Physics Program

Ex Officio

Susan Alberts, Chair, Global Priorities Committee
Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Nora Bynum, Vice Provost for Duke Kunshan University and China Initiatives
Jennifer Francis, Fuqua School of Business
Linda Franzoni, Pratt School of Engineering
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Mike Merson, Vice Provost-Vice President for Global Strategy and Programs
Steve Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Josh Socolar, Physics & Chair of Academic Council

 

Council for the Arts

The Council for the Arts’ charge is to advise the Provost on policy and resource issues in the arts, to promote collaborative activity and programming among professional, academic, and student arts organizations at Duke and in the Durham community, to provide a forum for the exchange of information between arts organizations at Duke, to promote interdisciplinary projects in the arts, to select the recipient of the Sudler Award in the Arts, and to report annually to the Provost on the state of the arts at Duke and progress toward goals and objectives.

Term Ending August 1, 2015

Jeremy Begbie, Divinity School
Susan Berndt, University Development Office
Joshua Gibson, Arts of the Moving Image
Nathaniel Mackey, English
Jody McAuliffe, Chair of Theater Studies
Christopher Roby, Office of Student Affairs
Sharon Swanson, Health Arts Network at Duke
Karina Ibrahim, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative
Pranava Raparla, Duke Student Government representative

Term Ending August 1, 2016

Jane Hawkins, Music
Wesley Hogan, Center for Documentary Studies
*Tom Rankin, Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts
Sarah Schroth, Nasher Museum of Art

Term Ending August 1, 2017

To be named, Franklin Humanities Institute
Jennifer Chambers, Duke Alumni Association
Sheila Dillon, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Eric Ferreri, Office of News & Communications
Aaron Greenwald, Duke Performances
Chandra Guinn, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Luke Powery, Duke Chapel
Lou Rollins, Durham and Regional Affairs
Purnima Shah, Dance Program

Ex-officio

Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts
Richard Powell, Dean of the Humanities

 

Distinguished Professorships, Advisory Committee On

Each School of the University has a Distinguished Professorships Committee (DPC) that evaluates faculty nominated for Distinguished Chairs. These Committees are formed according to the by-laws of the schools, but generally are constituted of members who are themselves holders of Distinguished Chairs. These Committees report to the Deans of their respective schools and ultimately to the Provost who will recommend faculty to the Board of Trustees for Distinguished Honors.

There is also a University Distinguished Professorships Committee advisory to the Provost directly. This Committee convenes at the call of the Provost to consider candidates that the school DPC’s are unable to appropriately review, e.g. the nominee’s work may be too broadly interdisciplinary. The University DPC meets infrequently. It may provide a core around which an ad hoc committee is formed, drawing faculty as appropriate to consider special cases.

David Beratan, Chemistry
Paul Berliner, Music
Caroline Bruzelius, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Larry Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Joanne Kurtzberg, School of Medicine
Richard Lischer, Divinity School
David Rhode, Political Science

 

Duke University Press Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board was created in 1982 in order to bring the Press into a more active and meaningful relationship with the faculty.  Its role is to ensure that the name of Duke University appears only on publications that have met high standards of peer review.  Board members also are asked to provide advice to the Press on such editorial matters as the choice of reviewers in areas of the members’ expertise and on broader policy issues.  Term:  three years and once renewable.

*Priscilla Wald, English

Term Ending July 31, 2015

Adriane Lentz-Smith, History
Mark Anthony Neal, African and African American Studies
Jocelyn Olcott, History
Rebecca Stein, Cultural Anthropology
Kathi Weeks, Women’s Studies
Ara Wilson, Women’s Studies

Term Ending July 31, 2016

Frances Hasso, Women’s Studies

Term Ending July 31, 2017

Roberto Dainotto, Romance Studies
Louise Meintjes, Music
Diane Nelson, Cultural Anthropology
Carlos Rojas, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Ex Officio

Naomi Nelson, Rubenstein Library

 

Faculty Diversity Standing Committee

This Faculty Diversity Standing Committee was formed in fall 2003 to aid in the implementation of the Faculty Diversity Initiative, especially related to historically underrepresented groups — faculty of color; women in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. Comprised of faculty and relevant deans/administrators, the Committee reviews relevant data and programs, including faculty recruitment, hiring and retention efforts, exit and climate surveys, work-life balance and mentoring initiatives.  The Committee provides feedback to the Provost on progress toward an inclusive faculty work force and areas that deserve attention. Term: three years.

Term ending August 31, 2015

*Nancy Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity & Faculty Development
Sara Sun Beale, School of Law
Ann Brown, Endocrinology
Calvin Howell, Physics
Daniel Kiehart, Dean of the Natural Sciences
Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Pratt School of Engineering

Term ending August 31, 2016

Katherine Franz, Chemistry
Anathea Portier-Young, Divinity School

Term ending August 31, 2017

Alejandro Aballay, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Ashleigh Rosette, Fuqua School of Business
Roxanne Springer, Physics
Kathryn Trotter, School of Nursing
Antonio Viego, Romance Studies

Ex Officio

Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Jacqueline Looney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity
Benjamin Reese, Vice President for Institutional Equity
Judy Seidenstein, School of Medicine
Delbert Wigfall, Associate Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine

 

Global Priorities Committee

The Global Priorities Committee (GPC) is an advisory body of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs (VP & VP-GSP) and the Provost.  The Committee meets monthly, for a total of approximately nine meetings per academic year.  The membership of the GPC comprises senior faculty members, six from schools with undergraduate bodies and six from the professional schools.  The total membership includes one member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and one or two from the broader membership of the Academic Council, and the Chair is a member of the faculty.  The GPC is charged with reviewing and refining Duke’s global strategy and assessing university and academic programs and activities operating globally, both when they are being created and in monitoring ongoing performance.  Term:  three years (with possibility of reappointment).

Term ending June 30, 2015

Edna Andrews, Slavic Eurasian & East European Studies
Giovanna Merli, Sanford School of Public Policy (will not serve during fall, 2014)
Truls Ostbye, School of Medicine
Jeffrey Vincent, Nicholas School of the Environment (term ends December 31, 2014)
Anne Yoder, Biology/ECAC representative
Jessica Lewis, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Term ending June 30, 2016

*Susan Alberts, Biology
Charles Becker, Economics
Debu Purohit, Fuqua School of Business (will not serve during 2014-15)
Nimmi Ramanujam, Pratt School of Engineering

Term Ending June 30, 2017

Dennis Clements, School of Medicine
Laurence Helfer, Law School
Edmund Malesky, Political Science
Charles Nunn, Evolutionary Anthropology
Erika Weinthal, Nicholas School of the Environment
Xiao-Fan Wang, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Ex Officio

Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Laura Brinn, Director of Global Communications
Nora Bynum, Vice Provost for Duke Kunshan University and China Initiatives
Amanda Kelso, Duke Global Education for Undergraduates
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Janie Long, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Michael Merson, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs
Steve Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Joshua Socolar, Physics
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Non-Medical Research

Duke University’s agreement with the Office of Human Research Protections stipulates that all research with human subjects conducted by Duke employees (faculty, staff, and students) be reviewed in accordance with the federal regulations for the protection of research subjects (45 CFR 46). The regulations give the IRB the authority to review and to either approve, require modifications to, or disapprove research with human subjects using specific review criteria provided in the regulations. Duke Policy, as approved by the Academic Council, and IRB Policy also regulates the activities of the IRB.

Ann E. Bradley, Office of University Counsel
*Julie Edell, Fuqua School of Business
Tobias Egner, Psychology & Neuroscience
Dwayne Dixon, doctoral candidate
Mitu Gulati, School of Law
D. Sunshine Hillygus, Political Science
Richard Larrick, Fuqua School of Business
Susan Lasley, Office of Research Support
Mark Leary, Psychology & Neuroscience
Elizabeth Marsh, Psychology & Neuroscience
Barbara McLean, community representative
Candice Odgers, Sanford School of Public Policy
Carl Rose, community representative
Heather Stapleton, Nicholas School of the Environment

Alternates

Richard Clendaniel, Community Member
Linda K. George, Sociology

 

Intellectual Property Board

Duke University Policy on Intellectual Property Rights shall be interpreted and administered by the University Intellectual Property Board, to consist of seven members appointed by the Provost, no fewer than four of whom shall be members of the faculty nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council (and from among whom the Committee’s Chair shall be appointed).  The Board shall publish such additional interpretations, regulations and requirements, and shall take such other administrative actions, as are necessary to the suitable discharge of its duties and the adequate functioning of this policy, including specific provisions for the further appointment of its members; but in every case the Committee’s interpretations, regulations and requirements, as well as its administrative actions, shall be consistent with the provisions expressed in the Duke University Policy on Intellectual Property Rights.  Term:  three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Geoffrey Ginsburg, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy
Allan Johnson, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Wesley Cohen, Fuqua School of Business
David Hinton, Nicholas School of the Environment

Term Ending August 31, 2017

James Boyle, School of Law
*F. Hadley Cocks, Pratt School of Engineering
Kevin Smith, Center for Instructional Technology

Ex Officio

Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Raphael Valdivia, Acting Vice Dean for Basic Science, School of Medicine

 

Library Council

Established in 1929 by action of the faculty of the University, the Library Council advises the University Librarian and the Provost on matters relating to general policy.  In addition, it acts as a sounding board for proposed major changes and serves as a communication link between the library and the faculty.  The Council is composed of a minimum of nine faculty members nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and appointed by the Provost.   The University Librarian and members of the Library’s Executive Group are also members of the Council.  Term:  three years for faculty members, one year for President of Librarians Assembly, one year for Duke Student Government Vice President for Academic Affairs, and one year for representatives from the Graduate and Professional School Council.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Pablo Beramendi, Political Science
Michelle Connolly, Economics
Christina Gibson-Davis, Sanford School of Public Policy
Daniel Schmitt, Evolutionary Anthropology
Victoria Szabo, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Jacqueline Reid Wachholz, Librarians Assembly Representative
Ray Li, Duke Student Government representative
Hannah Rogers, Graduate and Professional Student Council Representative

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Robert Behringer, Physics
Charlotte Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment
Peter Haff, Nicholas School of the Environment (will not serve during spring, 2015)
Richard Hoyle, Psychology & Neuroscience
Neil McWilliam, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Leonard White, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Thomas Witelski, Mathematics

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Sumedha Ariely, Duke Global Health Institute
Jehanne Gheith, Slavic & Eurasian Studies (will not serve during 2014-15)
*Lisa Huettel, Pratt School of Engineering
Jocelyn Olcott, History
Charles Piot, Cultural Anthropology
Philip Stern, History (will not serve during 2014-15)

Ex Officio

Robert L. Byrd, Associate University Librarian for Collections Services
Ann Elsner, Director of Administrative Services
Thomas Hadzor, Director of Development
Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Gilbert Merkx, Director of International and Area Studies
Kim Steinle, Library Relations Manager, Duke University Press

 

Licensing & Ventures Steering Committee‡

The Office of Licensing & Ventures Steering Committee is established to work with the Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Venture Development and the Vice Provost for Research to serve as an oversight committee for the University’s technology transfer office, the Office of Licensing & Ventures (OLV). The OLV Steering Committee will consist of the Deans of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering and Arts & Sciences, the Provost, the Vice Provost for Research, the President of DUMAC, the Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Executive Vice President, and an ex officio member (non-voting) selected by the University Counsel. The Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Venture Development will also attend the committee’s meetings. The Provost will serve as committee chair for an initial three-year term. After that, the position of chair will alternate between the Chancellor for Health Affairs and the Provost on a three-year cycle. The committee will meet twice a semester. The charge to the committee is to oversee the OLV budget, to work with the OLV Director to review the office’s strategic directions, and review OLV research deals, issues of conflict of interest, and any other topics brought to the committee by the OLV Director or the Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Venture Development, Vice Provost for Research, or the Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. The committee will also review issues regarding new start-up companies associated with Duke intellectual property.

Nancy Andrews, Dean, School of Medicine
Ann Bradley, Office of University Counsel
Robert Califf, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Thomas Katsouleas, Dean, Pratt School of Engineering
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Laurie Patton, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Rose Ritts, Office of Licensing and Ventures

Eric Toone, Vice Provost and Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Tallman Trask, Executive Vice President
Neal Triplett, University Management Company
To be named, Representative for the Chancellor for Health Affairs

‡ This Committee jointly reports to the Provost and Chancellor for Health Affairs

 

Masters Advisory Council

The Masters Advisory Council (MAC) is a university faculty and staff committee appointed by the Provost. MAC members are recommended by the Deans and Signature Institute Directors, with rotating leadership appointed by the Provost. Members of MAC are initially appointed for a three-year term, with opportunity for renewal. The MAC is charged with the following tasks, covering all professional masters programs and other non-departmental or interdisciplinary masters programs (research programs remain in the purview of the Graduate School): Monitor growth; Advise on development of new programs, and review operational aspects and effects of new program proposals before they are considered by APC (This review should focus on structural, resource and logistical aspects of the programs. The MAC review will not assess or comment on the content or the intellectual underpinnings of the proposal since these assessments will be made in other steps of the review process.); Make recommendations to the Provost and Deans on charging and sharing tuition, cross-listing courses, financial aid and other operational issues; Serve as a resource for APC and other committees as needed; Make recommendations to Provost and Deans about review processes for programs; Serve as a liaison to student services to ensure that resources are available as programs grow; Make recommendations on work requirements and pay standards for students who are employed at the university while enrolled in master’s programs; Provide an annual report on enrollments; as well as other issues as charged by Provost. Meetings of the MAC will be called and agendas set by the leadership. Frequency of meetings will vary, but will be held not more often than monthly.

Charlie Becker, Economics
Bob Byrd, Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services
Jeffrey Conklin-Miller, Divinity School
Jim Dobbins, School of Medicine
*Brad Fox, Pratt School of Engineering
Jennifer Francis, Fuqua School of Business
Elizabeth Gustafson, Law School
Cory Krupp, Sanford School of Public Policy
*Paula McClain, Dean of the Graduate School, Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Larry Moneta, Vice President, Student Affairs
Valerie Sabol, School of Nursing
Mary Story, Duke Global Health Institute
Jennifer Swenson, Nicholas School of the Environment

Len White, School of Medicine

Ex officio

Kathy Bader, Office of Student Information Systems and Services

 

Misconduct in Research Committee

The Committee is appointed by the Provost. Its charge is to assess, determine, advise and report allegations to the Misconduct Review Officer (MRO), to distinguish between carelessness or incompetence and misconduct, to ensure the health and safety of research participants, and to preserve and protect physical evidence such as research data. The assessment outcome will be provided to the MRO in a written report accompanied by all relevant documents.  Term: three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

David Beratan, Chemistry
Kathleen Donohue, Biology
Michael Reed, Mathematics
Avner Vengosh, Nicholas School of the Environment

Term Ending August 31, 2016

*James Dobbins, School of Medicine
Helen Solterer, Romance Studies
Thomas Spragens, Political Science

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Deborah DeMott, School of Law
David Katz, Pratt School of Engineering

Ex Officio

Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

Radiological Safety, University Committee On

The Committee consists of four members plus a Chair appointed by the Provost and monitors radiation safety in offices and laboratories across the campus and advises the Radiation Safety Officer on matters of concern. Term: four years.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Ross Widenhoefer, Chemistry

Term Ending August 31, 2016

Lee Ferguson, Pratt School of Engineering

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Ying Wu, Physics

Term Ending August 31, 2018

Mark Dewhirst, School of Medicine
*Calvin Howell, Physics

Ex Officio

Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support
Wayne Thomann, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Terry Yoshizumi, Radiation Safety Officer

 

Research Policy Committee

Chaired by the Vice Provost for Research, the Research Policy Committee is a standing committee of the University with representatives from the administration, Legal Counsel, and the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Environment, Law, and Medicine. It is responsible for writing Duke University’s research policies, reviewing institutional research policies and procedures on a regular basis and proposing modifications, as necessary, and ensuring that the research community is educated in the standards for the conduct, reporting, and supervision of research.

Term Ending August 31, 2015

Lori Setton, Pratt School of Engineering

Term Ending August 31, 2017

Bradi Granger, School of Nursing
Francis Keefe, Psychology & Neuroscience
Kevin LaBar, Psychology & Neuroscience
Helen “Sunny” Ladd, Sanford School of Public Policy
Giuseppe (Pino) Lopomo, Fuqua School of Business
Jonathan Mattingly, Mathematics
Kenneth Poss, Cell Biology
Rytas Vilgalys, Biology

Dean Appointed Representatives

Stuart Benjamin, School of Law
Linda Burton, Dean of Social Sciences
Prasad Kasibhatla, Nicholas School of the Environment
Daniel Kiehart, Dean of the Natural Sciences
Ross McKinney, School of Medicine
George Truskey, Pratt School of Engineering

Other Committee Members

Ann Bradley (Appointed by the University Counsel)
Phillip Buchanan (Appointed by the Senior Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development)

Ex Officio

Robert Califf, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
*Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Tom Davis, Office of Sponsored Programs
Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support
Paula McClain, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost
John Michnowicz, Office of Research Administration
Tina Tyson, Ethics & Compliance Office, School of Medicine
Raphael Valdivia, Acting Vice Dean for Basic Science, School of Medicine
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

Schedule Committee, University

With representatives from across the University (faculty, administrators, and students), this Committee discusses a broad range of issues relevant to the University calendar and recommends policy changes to the Provost.  It also submits a University calendar “one year out” for the Provost’s approval. Term:  three years.

Term ending August 31, 2015

Steve Baldwin, Chemistry
Sahil Chaini, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative
Joe Nadeau, Pratt School of Engineering
Mansoor Safi, Duke Student Government representative

Term ending August 31, 2016

Clifford Cunningham, Biology (will not serve during fall, 2014)
Ruth Day, Psychology & Neuroscience

Term ending August 31, 2017

Irene Silverblatt, Cultural Anthropology

Ex Officio

Suze Bear, School of Law
Brad Berndt, Athletics
Sharon Campen, Registrar’s Office
Terry Chambliss, Office of the University Secretary
Lori Crooks, School of Medicine
*Bruce Cunningham, Assistant Vice Provost and University Registrar
Linda Franzoni, Pratt School of Engineering
Paula Gilbert, Continuing Education
Bebe Mills, School of Nursing
Cindy Peters, Nicholas School of the Environment
Sue Wasiolek, Student Affairs
Pamela White, Fuqua School of Business
Susan Williford, Graduate School
Gerald Wilson, Trinity College

 

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) Advisory Committee

The Committee consists of seven members including a Chair of the Committee, the Chairs of the Physics Departments at each of the three institutions, and one additional representative from each institution.  The faculty representative is appointed by the Provost of his/her individual university. The  Committee is expected to be available for consultation on matters of University policy affecting the laboratory, such as possible needs of increased building space, tenured staff, or other University support, and shall advise the Provosts of Duke, UNC and NCSU.   Term:  five years for the Director, varied for others.

Art Champagne, Physics, UNC-CH
Haiyan Gao, Physics, Duke University
*Calvin Howell, Physics, Duke University
Paul Huffman, Physics, NCSU
Michael Paesler, Physics, NCSU
Werner Tornow, Physics, Duke University
John Wilkerson, Physics, UNC-CH

 

University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, Committee of the

Consists of three past chairs of the Academic Council.  The Deans of each School present a nominee for the consideration of the Committee which in turn makes a recommendation to the Provost.  Term: one semester.

Spring, 2014 (2015 members will be selected in the spring semester)

Paul Haagen, School of Law
Paula McClain, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost
James Siedow, Vice Provost for Research

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