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The Undergraduate Committee provides oversight for matters concerning the B.A. and B.G.S. Programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

2016-17 Membership

Brent Metz (Anthropology)
Rob Schwaller (History)
Luciano Tosta (Spanish & Portuguese)

Minutes are to be sent to all committee members for approval and to the Director. Approved minutes are to be disseminated to CLACS faculty on a timely basis.

Standing Charges

  1. Provide oversight for matters concerning the B.A. and B.G.S. Programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
  2. Revise program information and update undergraduate booklets, website, and related materials. Nominate undergraduate students for on-campus scholarships and fellowships.
  3. Advise the Director and Undergraduate Director on curriculum planning, review, and revision of the undergraduate program, helping coordinate with other departments and disciplines across campus.
  4. Appoint a subcommittee to hear and evaluate undergraduate student petitions and grievances.
  5. Coordinate undergraduate assessment and senior exit surveys.

 

The Graduate Committee provides oversight for matters concerning the M.A. Program in Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

2015-16 Membership

Mehranghiz Najafizadeh (Sociology)
Lua Yuille (Law)
Ben Sykes (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
Cécile Accilien (African & African American Studies)

Minutes are to be sent to all committee members for approval and to the Director. Approved minutes are to be disseminated to CLACS faculty on a timely basis.

Standing Charges

Standing Charges

  1. Evaluate applications for admission to the graduate program.
  2. Evaluate applications for fellowships, awards and GTA position.
  3. Advise the Director and the Associate Director on curriculum planning, review and revision of the graduate program.
  4. Prepare recruitment materials.
  5. Revise program information and update website and graduate materials.
  6. Coordinate course offerings with other programs and departments on campus.
  7. Evaluate graduate student petitions and grievances.
  8. Nominate students for on-campus scholarships, fellowships and GTA positions
  9. Coordinate graduate assessment.
  10. Organize the Graduate Research Symposium in March.
  11. Assist the Director, the Assistant Director and the Office Manager in compiling data and preparing periodic reports on Graduate admissions and student progress.

The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Executive Committee plays the largest role in CLACS oversight with core faculty members spanning the University, including scholars from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, professional schools, the library, and the CLACS Director and Associate Director. Major duties include development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, grant development, curricular changes, scholarly awards, and a variety of other activities.

2016-17 Membership

Brent Metz (ex-oficio), Anthropology & Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Chris Brown, Environmental Studies/Geography
Tamara Falicov, Film & Media Studies
Elizabeth Kuznesof, History
Cecilia Menjivar, Sociology
Betsaida Reyes, Libraries
Rob Schwaller, History
Jorge Soberón, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Lua Yuille, Law


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