The CoSM executive committee works with the dean to see that the affairs of college governance are carried out effectively. The executive committee shall assist the CoSM Faculty Secretary in the preparation of the agenda for college faculty assemblies. Proposed items for the agenda may be submitted to the committee by the dean and by individuals of the student body, faculty, and staff of the college.

Charge: The executive committee’s primary responsibility is to work with the dean of the CSM to oversee the general welfare of the CSM. To execute this responsibility, the executive committee shall: (1) run the elections for the university senate and university committee representatives, (2) set the dates and agenda for the CSM faculty assemblies, (3) ensure that each department determines its members to each college committee and publish the committee structure by July, and (4) appoint ad hoc committees as needed. Except as specified elsewhere in the CSM Bylaws, CSM faculty assemblies shall be announced one month in advance. The executive committee also advises the dean on matters requiring the coordination of academic programs and policies and educational resources of the CSM. Chair: The dean of the CSM or his/her duly appointed representative shall serve as the chair. If the dean or duly appointed representative does not wish to serve as chair, then the chair shall be elected from the department representatives by a vote of the committee. The chair shall serve for no more than one year and, if possible, will be a member who has served on the Executive Committee for at least one year. The time commitment and heavy workload of the chair is great enough that the position should be recognized as a 10% level of effort for the year.




Christopher Bates

Membership Roster

Members Role Constituency Representing Term
Christopher Bates Committee Chair Department of Biological Sciences Faculty July 2020 - June 2022
Thomas Colbert Member Department of Chemistry and Physics Faculty July 2011 - June 2023
Laurence Miller Member Department of Psychological Sciences Faculty July 2020 - June 2022
Neal Smith Member Department of Mathematics Faculty July 2021 - June 2023