Standing Committee on Appointments, Reappointments, and Promotions (SCARP)


Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Bldg II, Rm 426
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Kresge 110
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:30 – 12:30 pm , Bldg I, Rm 1110
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Bldg II, Rm 426
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 10:30 -12:30 pm, Kresge 110
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:30 -12:30 pm, Kresge 110
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10:30 -12:30 pm, Kresge 110
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:30 -12:30 pm, Kresge 110
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:30 -12:30 pm, Kresge 110

Charge: The Standing Committee on Appointments, Reappointments, and Promotions (SCARP) reviews recommendations for faculty appointments, reappointments, and promotions; advises the dean on the resolution of these recommendations; ensures that school policies and procedures leading to these recommendations have been followed and that any exceptions have been documented; and proposes new policies and procedures and revises existing ones as needed, subject to the approval of the full faculty. After reviewing recommendations for reappointment and promotion, SCARP provides feedback to individual faculty members about aspects of their academic record that should be strengthened. Finally, SCARP may be asked to play a role in adjudicating grievances when an individual or department chair believes that appropriate procedures have not been followed in the context of a specific appointment or that an injustice has been done to an individual. SCARP was established in 1977; its charge was revised in 2007.
Members: Appointed by the dean from among the tenured faculty to serve three-year terms, the committee comprises nine members (plus the dean, dean for academic affairs, senior associate dean for academic affairs, and assistant dean for faculty affairs, ex officio). The chair and vice-chair are elected by the committee.
Alberto Ascherio (2018)
Barbara Burleigh (2018)
Brent Coull (2017)
James Hammitt (2016)
Petros Koutrakis (2018)
Donna Spiegelman (2016)
S.V. Subramanian (2017)
Daniel Wikler (2017)
Zhi-Min Yuan (2016)
Mahnaz El-Kouedi, ex officio
Julio Frenk, ex officio
Michael Grusby, ex officio
David Hunter, ex officio
Contact: Richa Mishra, Office of Faculty Affairs (617-432-1327)