This committee, guided by the June 2012 report from the Committee for the Review of Undergraduate Tenure and Promotion, will propose changes to the undergraduate tenure and promotion sections in the Faculty Handbook and present them for faculty consideration. It is the faculty's hope that the committee will solicit information from areas of the faculty not otherwise represented.
Temporary or Ad Hoc Committees
Digital Humanities Working Group (ad hoc, 2012-2015) will encourage awareness of Digital Humanities at W&L. They will assist in the development of scholarly and pedagogical projects, promoting experimentation and collaboration, and publicizing results of faculty and student work. They will set priorities and choose recipients of incentive funding. They will discuss and propose curricular initiatives. By keeping the conversation about Digital Humanities open, they will help to lay the groundwork for future teaching, research, and scholarship, including collaboration with other institutions. The committee will prepare an annual report for the Office of the Dean of the College.
Science, Society, and the Arts Planning Committee (SSA) (ad hoc, 2013-2015) plans the March 5-7, 2015, SSA6 multi-disciplinary conference involving Washington and Lee students in the presentation of their academic achievements before an audience of their peers and the faculty. Conference participants may make oral presentations of research papers on traditional academic-conference-style panels, deliver research results in poster sessions, or present creative work. Students may also choose to participate in colloquia organized around common readings proposed by interested students and faculty.