For the Record: Feb. 20, 2014
Headship Selection Committee — Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Mike Birk’s term as head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering ends June 30, 2014.
The abridged headship committee has met and considered all comments and nominations received to date. To enable an open and collegial process, the abridged selection committee recommended that the full committee be constituted to enable all members of the headship selection committee and members of the department to participate in this process. Dr. Birk has agreed to let his name stand for consideration by the full selection committee.
Membership for the selection committee includes:
Elected Members, Mechanical and Materials Engineering: R. Anderson, T. Bryant, M. Daymond, G. Dumas, K. Pilkey.
Appointed Members: E. Morin, Electrical and Computer Engineering, M. Debora, undergraduate student representative, M. Shepertycky, graduate student representative, G. Whan, Department Manager, Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
Non-Voting Members: K. McAuley, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Chair: Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
Faculty, staff and students asked to serve on Senate committees
Committee service is a valuable way in which members of the university community participate in the governance of Queen's. Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community, and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the university's operations and evolution.
At this time the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee seeks faculty, staff and students who are willing to put their names forward for committee service. Terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility. For students, terms may be adjusted in accordance with dates of graduation.
For a list of vacancies, visit the Secretariat website. You can click on the committee name to read the terms of reference and composition. An online application form is at the bottom of the vacancy list.
Community members are urged to consider putting their name forward, either for a committee dealing with a subject that is of immediate interest or concern to you, or for a committee dealing with a subject that you know is important. Either way, committee work allows you to directly impact the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students and staff.
Applications are accepted until March 21, 2014.
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