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Collegiate Council

The Collegiate Council is a parliamentary body, in which members are identified by and representative of the various instructional units within the college.

As specified in the ARHU Plan of Organization, the Collegiate Council is the chief body of shared governance of the college. Each academic unit in the college elects one member (and one alternate who attends and votes in the absence of the elected representative) from among its faculty. In addition, representatives of professional-track faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, exempt and non-exempt staff serve on the Council. Representatives serve a term of two years from July 1 after election and may not serve for more than two successive terms. The Dean has voice, but no vote, in the Collegiate Council.



  1. To act as the chief representative and advocate of the faculty of the college.
  2. To consult with the dean, department and program chairs and directors, and other collegiate administrators regarding programs within the college.
  3. To communicate matters of academic and administrative policy to college faculty and to respond to their concerns.
  4. To actively solicit information and opinion from college faculty on pending college matters and to communicate such information to the dean.
  5. To receive and consider recommendations from the dean or the provost and to advise the dean, university administrators, and community on matters of college concern.
  6. To promote excellence in instruction, research, and creative activities, and to advise the dean on long-range plans for the professional and physical development of the college.
  7. To supervise collegial referenda and set guidelines for election of council members and senate representatives.
  8. To facilitate college communication via forms, discussions, electronic information dissemination, and any or all other means of information dispersal.
  9. To review and approve proposals for courses and curricula from units.
  10. To propose changes in the plan of organization and to propose and approve changes in its appendices.
  11. To consult with the provost, the search committee, and the president on selection of the dean of the college. This duty includes, but is not confined to: advising the provost on procedures for the search, forwarding concerns of the faculty of the college on matters regarding the selection of the dean, forwarding the names of candidates to be considered by the research committee, and responding to requests from the search committee and/or the appointing officer for evaluation of the candidates.

Collegiate Council Members

  • Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean (ex-officio)
  • Daryle Williams, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ex-officio)
  • Jordana Moore Saggese, Associate Professor, Art History and Archaeology (Chair)
  • Lisa Nathans, Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (Secretary)
  • Mackenzie Allen, Undergraduate Student, Spanish
  • Grace Babukiika, Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technolgy
  • Elsa Barkley Brown, Associate Professor, History and Women's Studies
  • Harjit Bhogal, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Esmeralda Castillo, Undergraduate Student, American Studies
  • Patrick Craig, Associate Professor, Art
  • Courtney Dahlke, Academic Program Specialist, History
  • Maxine Grossman, Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
  • Perla Guerrero, Associate Professor, American Studies
  • Wendy Jacobs, Senior Lecturer, Art
  • Nick Joyce, Assistant Professor, Communication
  • Jeffrey Lidz, Professor, Linguistics
  • Michele Mason, Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Randy Ontiveros, Associate Professor, English
  • Stephanie Prichard, Assistant Professor, School of Music
  • Greg Staley, Professor, Classics
  • Sigwan Thivierge, Graduate Student, Linguistics
  • Thomas Zeller, Associate Professor, History
  • Daniel Zimmerman, Lecturer, School of Music


Collegiate Council Meeting Minutes