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

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in Kresge 110, unless otherwise indicated

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (Please note that this meeting will take place from 9:30 am – 11:30 am)
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (Location TBD)

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.
Joseph Brain (2015)
Brent Coull (2017)
Max Essex (2015)
James Hammitt (2016)
Frank Hu (2015)
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: Talia Fox, Office of Faculty Affairs (617-432-1327)