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NTC Faculty Committees

Newcomb-Tulane College faculty committees address issues that impact all full-time undergraduate students, including curricular matters, major advising, and study abroad.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be composed of seven faculty members, the secretary of the faculty (ex officio), and the dean of the Newcomb-Tulane College as chair. The committee shall meet on call of the dean, and a meeting must be called when requested by three or more of its members.

Executive Committee duties include:

To serve as an advisory committee to the dean on any matter of administration
To receive and act on routine reports of ordinary standing and special committees
To act for the faculty at the direction of the faculty
In addition to its annual report, the committee shall issue special reports when appropriate

Additional duties are described in the Newcomb-Tulane College Faculty Constitution

Chair: Lee Skinner, Dean Newcomb-Tulane College

Voting Members: 

  • Mark Diana, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Michael Joyce, School of Science and Engineering
  • Tiffany Lin, School of Architecture
  • Elisabeth McMahon, School of Liberal Arts
  • David Mullin, School of Science and Engineering
  • Ganapathi Narayanamoorthy, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Erick Valentine, A. B. Freeman School of Business
  • John Verano, School of Liberal Arts

Ex Officio Members:

  • Amjad Ayoubi, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • Kelly A. Grant, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • Adam McKeown, School of Liberal Arts, Secretary of the Faculty
The Curriculum Committee

The NTC Curriculum Committee deals with all matters relating to the undergraduate core curriculum.  Please submit proposals to the committee using this link https://college.tulane.edu/the-college/faculty-resources/course-proposal and contact Monique Hodges at mhodges3@tulane.edu with any business for the NTC Curriculum Committee one week prior to the meeting. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

View NTCCC meeting minutes

Chair: Judith Maxwell, School of Liberal Arts

Voting Members:

  • Marie Cupsa, School of Liberal Arts
  • Mark Diana, Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Thomas Hebert, School of Science & Engineering
  • Donata Henry, School of Science & Engineering
  • Ashley Nelson, School of Business
  • Cordula Roser Gray, School of Architecture
  • Michael Wilson, School of Business

Ex Officio Members:

  • Amanda Garcia, School of Professional Advancement
  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • Sarah Montes, Academic Advising Center
  • Whitney Richards, Academic Advising Center
  • Nicole Westerfield, Office of the Registrar
The Committee on Academic Requirements

This committee maintains academic standards as established by the faculty and considers student petitions for waivers of academic policies and requirements. The fall 2021 meetings will take place on the 1st Monday of each month with the exception of the 1st meeting taking place on August 30th (due to Labor Day).

Chair: Lorelei Cropley, School of Public Health

Voting Members:

  • Stephano Barbieri, School of Liberal Arts
  • Katie Black, School of Science and Engineering
  • Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez, School of Liberal Arts
  • Megan Guy, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Noshir Pesika, School of Science and Engineering
  • Wendeline Redfield, School of Architecture
  • Carmen Weigelt, A.B. Freeman School of Business

Ex Officio Members:

  • Amjad Ayoubi, Senior Associate Dean, NTC
  • Sarah Montes, Academic Advising Center

View CAR meeting minutes

The Study Abroad Committee

This committee establishes academic policies and procedures relating to study abroad. This committee will meet on September 16th and November 18th, 2021.

Chair: Jeff Tasker, School of Science & Engineering

Voting Members: 

  • John Charles, School of Liberal Arts
  • Lorelei Cropley, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Michelle Foa, School of Liberal Arts
  • Karen Foust, School of Business
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos, School of Science & Engineering
  • Carmelo Turillo, School of Business
  • Ann Yoachim, School of Architecture

Ex Officio Members:

  • Annie Gibson, Office of Study Abroad
  • Dolores Hemphill, Academic Advising Center
  • Casey Love, Center for Global Education
  • Valerie McGinley, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Mariette Thomas, A.B. Freeman School of Business

View TSAC meeting minutes

Committee on Academic Integrity

This committee shall make recommendations on policies and procedures pertaining to the Code of Academic Conduct to the faculty and the committee appoints panels for hearing appeals of honor board verdicts. This committee will meet on September 17th and November 12th, 2021.

Chair: Sanda Groome, A.B. Freeman School of Business

Voting Members: 

  • Tweodros Amdeberhan, School of Science and Engineering
  • Mollye Demosthenidy, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine   
  • Jim Donaheu, School of Science and Engineering 
  • Kenneth Schwartz, School of Architecture
  • Lara White, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Chen Xiaojin, School of Liberal Arts 
  • Angelo Dinisi, School of Business
  • Matthew Sakakeeny, School of Liberal Arts

Ex Officio Members:

  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College