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Committee Descriptions and Membership

Nominations for open positions are taken during Town Meeting. Elections are held on the first three days of the following week in the dining hall during lunch.

Approximately half of each committee is elected in the fall, and the other half in the spring, unless otherwise specified. Positions are elected for a term of two semesters.

Committee meetings are generally held on a weekly basis, and are open to the community at large, unless otherwise specified.

Current Membership



Health and Wellness Advisory Committee

  • 3 Community members
  • The Health and Wellness Advisory Committee is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.) Members of this committee work together to advise on policy, initiate legislation as necessary, address health related student issues and develop educational programs/discussions to meet the needs of the current campus population. The committee will conduct periodic reviews of the Health Services and work to improve/revise these services as necessary.
  • Current Members:
    • Emily O'Pray - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Robyn Manning-Samuels - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Celena Romo - 09/2016-05/2017

Community Court

  • 5 students, 3 faculty, 1 staff
  • Community Court is responsible for enforcing the bylaws and rules established under the allocation of powers to Town Meeting in Section I. Any member of the community may bring charges of violations of the bylaws before Community Court for a Hearing. This Court may then impose appropriate penalties. A. The Court shall consist of nine (9) members: five (5) students, three (3) faculty members and one (1) staff member. A quorum shall consist of any three (3) or more student members and two (2) or more faculty members and staff members. At least six (6) student nominees, at least six (6) faculty nominees and at least two (2) staff nominees shall be placed before the last Town Meeting of the spring, from which group the Town Meeting shall elect three (3) faculty justices, five (5) student justices and one (1) staff justice for the coming academic year. Staff members who already participate in the court process, appeals process or who have campus disciplinary, psychological, or health responsibilities shall be ineligible to serve on the Court. At the same time, Town Meeting shall also elect a Court Clerk for a term of one year. Training will take place each year for the members of the Court, including review of the function of the Court and of their duties by others who have served and by outside resources representing judicial and/or restorative justice processes. Decisions are ordinarily arrived at by consensus, but if consensus is not reached, the decision is by a majority of those justices present.

    Members of the Community Court are responsible for hearing those appeals of community members which fall under the following jurisdiction:

    • Violation of the rules promulgated by the Town Meeting
    • Theft or destruction of the property of the College or others
    • Conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the College
    • Violation of library rules
    • Contempt of court
    • Interpretation of town meeting rules
    • Determination of constitutionality of Town Meeting Laws and By-Laws.
  • Current Members:
    • John McGill - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Sophie Ackerman - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Adam Wood - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Caitlin Mazzarella - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Olivia Palermo - 08/2016-05/2017
    • John Sheehy - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Meg Mott - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Rebecca Catarelli - 09/2016-05/2017

Community Service Committee

  • 3 community members
  • Community Service Committee (CSC) is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.) The CSC is charged with developing and maintaining community service opportunities for the Marlboro College community. The committee focuses its work in the surrounding communities, but is not limited to the immediate geographic area.
  • Current Members:
    • Cyane Thomas - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Epiphany Thomas - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Lysha Smith - 09/2016-05/2017

Environmental Quality Committee

  • 3 community members
  • The Environment Quality Committee (EQC) is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.) The EQC creates, enacts, and sustains programs that reduce campus resource consumption and improve campus environmental quality. This includes maintaining a bulletin board in the Dining Hall and organizing recycling and composting efforts.
  • Current Members:
    • Tanner Jones - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Wynne Nuhfer - 09/2016-05/2017

Farm Committee

  • 8 community members
  • The Farm Committee will consist of six Town Meeting Members, which includes preferably one student, faculty, and staff member. The Farm Committee will guide, plan, and organize the pursuit of small scale agriculture at Marlboro. They will be responsible for providing leadership and knowledge to the wider community, for coordinating both the physical farm work and the extensive long term planning necessary to create and maintain a sustainable farm. To these ends, the committee will appoint a Farm Manager and Apprentice Farm Manager at the beginning of each Spring semester to coincide with a new growing cycle.
  • Current Members:
    • Todd Smith - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Lucy Hammond - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Janelle Kesner - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Charlotte Nicholson - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Kristen Thompson - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Wynne Nuhfer - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Luis Rosa - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Emily Motter - 09/2016-05/2017

Food Committee

  • 3 community members
  • Food Committee is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.) Food Committee will review food services, act on complaints, advise on policy and initiate legislation if necessary. All student members of the Food Committee must subscribe to the College Food Service.
  • Current Members:
    • Hope Chatterton Bentley - 09/2016-05/2017

Public Art Committee

  • 3 Community members
  • Public Art Committee is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.) Public Art Committee is responsible for the development, advancement, and encouragement of Marlboro Community art in appropriate public spaces on the Marlboro campus.
  • Current Members:
    • Nicktae Marroquin-Haslett - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Alta Millar - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Eric Wefald - 09/2016-05/2017

Selectboard

  • 9 community members
  • The Selectboard is responsible for the leadership and general well being of the community. Specific responsibilities include:
    1. the proper exercise of the powers that have been formally delegated to the community government
    2. representation of the interests of the students to faculty, administrative personnel, and other bodies
    3. advising and counseling individuals as may seem appropriate
    4. maintenance of pleasant and hygienic conditions on campus
    5. enforcement of community by-laws.
  • Current Members:
    • - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Catherine O'Callaghan - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Matthew Ollis - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Connor Linden - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Jon Hill - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Dorothy Cosentino - 09/2016-05/2017

Town Meeting Scholarship Fund Committee

  • 5 Town Meeting members
  • The committee is responsible for regularly publicizing and hearing applications to the Town Meeting Scholarship Fund. The Language: "The Committee on the Town Meeting Scholarship Fund (herein "the Committee") will manage the Town Meeting Scholarship Fund (TMSF). The Committee will consist of five members. Three members will serve one­year terms beginning after the final faculty meeting of the fall term. Two shall serve one­year terms beginning following the Final Faculty meeting of the spring semester. Committee members may not apply to the TMSF, but may apply to the Reserve Fund"
  • Current Members:
    • Kathy Waters - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Lynn Lundsted - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Maggie Strassman - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Ian Bates - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Sophie Ackerman - 09/2016-05/2017

Spiritual Life Committee

  • 2 Students, 2 Faculty, 2 Staff
  • This committee is responsible for helping to address and facilitate the spiritual and religious needs of students, faculty and staff by providing a Space on campus for the general practice of religious and spiritual activities. In addition, they shall be responsible for encouraging discussion about these ideas, as well as providing links to the greater religious and spiritual community in a manner demanded by the student body.
  • Current Members:
    • Luis Rosa - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Janelle Kesner - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Blake Stanyon - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Drew Daniels - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Nicole Disharoon - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Moon Livingston - 09/2016-05/2017

Housing Committee

  • 4 students, one faculty or staff
  • The Housing Committee manages housing policy and the special designations of dormitories. The Housing Committee is composed of the Director of Housing and Residential Life, three students, (one of whom is a Resident Assistant) and one faculty or staff member. Its purpose is to assist the Director and their administration (Student Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants) with housing policy and the special designations of campus residences. Housing policy includes forming and implementing the housing contract and ensuring a successful housing selection process each spring. The committee also provides students, staff, and faculty with a channel for communicating their concerns and suggestions about housing operations.
  • Current Members:
    • Liliana Hollertz - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Sophie Ackerman - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Sarah Menezes - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Erin Huang-Schaffer - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Matthew Barone - 09/2016-05/2017

Work Program Coordinators

  • 2 students
  • Current Members:
    • Benjamin Rejali - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Daniel Medeiros - 09/2016-05/2017

Library Committee

  • The Library Committee consists of the Librarian, who chairs the committee ex officio; two other members of the faculty appointed by the Dean; and one student elected by Town Meeting.
  • The Library Committee is composed of the Library Director, two faculty members and two students. Its purpose is to assist the library administration with forming and implementing policies regarding the use and development of the library. It also provides the students and faculty with a channel for communicating their concerns and suggestions about library operations.
  • Current Members:
    • Blake Stanyon - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Sarah Menezes - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Marceline Mitchell - 09/2016-05/2017

Language Committee

  • 3 faculty, 2 students, 1 staff
  • The Language Committee is dedicated to supporting the study of languages not regularly taught at Marlboro College. The committee oversees the instruction of these languages, as well as summer language grants, and works in tandem with the Curriculum Committee and the dean of faculty to provide an complete curriculum. The Language Committee consists of two of the faculty members teaching language (with each faculty member serving a two-year term every three years), one faculty representative of the Committee for World Studies, two students elected by Town Meeting and a staff member representing information technology.
  • Current Members:
    • Bridget Houston - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Charlotte Nicholson - 09/2016-05/2017

WRC Advisory Board

  • 6 Community Members
  • The Marlboro College Women's Resource Center aims to recognize oppressive power structures and work against them through intentional dialogue. The WRC provides an accountable space in which individuals present strive not to reproduce oppressions. The WRC also provides a dedicated space for female socialized and/or identified students, staff and faculty of Marlboro College. The WRC aims to empower all community members to reconstruct a sense of community and equality, be an institutional advocate for women, trans people, and women's issues, and trans issues and be an educational leader on issues of gender, sexism and oppression. The WRC celebrates the exploration of people's differences and encourages all community members to engage in dialogue with the Center. The Women's Resource Center's advisory board will consist of six town meeting members, preferably two staff members, two students, and two faculty members. Members will be elected through Town Meeting and serve one year terms three starting in the fall and three starting in the spring. These town meeting members should serve as community educators and organizers on issues of gender, sexism, and oppression. They will also manage the WRC space.
  • Current Members:
    • Caitlin Mazzarella - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Izzy Yandell - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Robyn Manning-Samuels - 09/2016-05/2017

Events Committee

  • 3 Community members
  • Events Committee is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.) Events Committee is responsible for organizing and providing for cultural events such as lectures, readings, concerts, and performances open to the community without charge. It also organizes for Applefest in the fall semester and Mayfest in the spring semester.
  • Current Members:
    • Bella Ortiz-Wren - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Connor Linden - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Asa Shadis - 09/2016-05/2017

Queer Resource Center

  • Two Students
  • The Marlboro College Queer Resource Center will endeavor to provide a safe and inclusive space for queer identified individuals within the community. It will also provide educational resources to queer community members, and all community members who wish to learn more about queer culture and identity. The QRC will act as an advocate for those who are questioning, or find themselves in a state of conflict over their gender identity, sexual or romantic orientation. It will advise related policy made through Town Meeting, and have a role in ensuring safety and accessibility in the wider community for all those who identify as queer. Two QRC Moderators will be elected at the beginning of each fall semester and serve a term of one year. The Moderators are responsible for setting regular meeting times, and calling ad hoc meetings as needed. The Moderators will hold the key to the QRC space.
  • Current Members:
    • Jennifer Hunt - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Nick Creel - 09/2016-05/2017

Admission Committee (Student Representatives)

  • Three Students.
  • See Admissions Committee.
  • Current Members:
    • Zoe DeHart - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Adam Wood - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Karissa Wolivar - 08/2016-05/2017

Selectboard Treasurer

  • One community memeber
  • Overseer of the Town Meeting budget and Selectboard funds.
  • Current Members:
    • Yoni Bork - 09/2016-05/2017

Editor of The Citizen

  • One Community Member
  • Responsible for editing and distributing The Citizen. The Citizen is a vehicle for the communication of news, opinions, letters, reviews, and related information among members of the College Community. Its pages and production process are open to any member of the College Community who wishes to participate within the bounds of practicality and at the Editor's judgment. The Editor of the Citizen is responsible for organizing and supervising staff for the Citizen, and overseeing production of issues of the Citizen. This is a paid position.
  • Current Members:
    • Griff Jurchak - 09/2016-05/2017

Student Representative to the Trustees

  • Two Students
  • The Trustee Representatives attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, and meetings of Trustee committees as appropriate, as non-voting representatives. They are responsible for reporting to the trustees on matters of student concern and for reporting to Town Meeting on trustee decisions and actions. There are three trustee meetings per academic year.
  • Current Members:
    • Benjamin Rejali - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Helen Pinch - 09/2016-12/2016

Town Crier

  • One community member.
  • Responsible for making announcements during meals. The Town Crier shall announce lectures, concerts and other performances or events that concern the Marlboro community.
  • Current Members:
    • Griff Jurchak - 09/2016-05/2017

Town Meeting Moderator

  • One community member.
  • The Moderator of Town meeting. Responsible for resolving conflicting over Robert's Rules, Guiding the community through the agenda, and choosing who's turn it is to speak.
  • Current Members:
    • Ryan Newell - 09/2016-12/2016

Selectboard Clerk

  • One community member.
  • Responsible for taking the minutes of Selectboard and Town meeting.
  • Current Members:
    • Helen Pinch - 08/2016-05/2017

Committee on the First Two Years

  • Two Students
  • See Committee on the First Two years.
  • Current Members:
    • Logan Davis - 08/2016-05/2017
    • Janelle Kesner - 08/2016-05/2017

Student Representatives to the Curriculum Committee

  • 3 students
  • A committee that discusses the curriculum.
  • Current Members:
    • Sophia Naylor - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Olivia Palermo - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Saron Zewdie - 09/2016-05/2017

Student Representatives to the Faculty Committee

  • 2 Students.
  • The Committee on Faculty consists of the Dean of Faculty, who serves as chair ex officio; three faculty members, with one or two elected in alternating years for two-year terms, including at least one tenured member; and two student members, elected by Town Meeting. Its primary functions are to conduct searches for new faculty, to conduct regular and special reviews of members of the faculty, excluding ex officio members except for their teaching when they choose to offer classes, and to make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to the faculty. From time to time, it may also review and propose to the faculty changes to the procedures governing its actions or pertaining to the professional rights and responsibilities of faculty members.
  • Current Members:
    • Sophie Ackerman - 09/2016-05/2017

Students on the Dean's Advisory Board

  • 3 students
  • Students on the Dean's advisory board.
  • Current Members:
    • Roman Collins - 09/2016-05/2017

Living in Color

  • 2 to 3 students.
  • A minority resource group.
  • Current Members:
    • Isabella Ortiz-Wren - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Saron Zewdie - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Moon Livingston - 09/2016-05/2017

World Studies Committee Representatives

  • 2 students
  • Student reps to the WSP committee.
  • Current Members:
    • Karissa Wolivar - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Asa Shadis - 09/2016-05/2017

Court Clerk

  • One community member.
  • The clerk's responsibility is to keep a written record of both the open and closed hearings of the Court and to distribute this record to the appropriate parties. The clerk is not a voting member of the Court
  • Current Members:
    • Sarah Menezes - 09/2016-05/2017

Academic Integrity Committee

  • 2 Students, 3 Faculty, Dean of Faculty (ex officio), Director of Advising (ex officio)
  • Faculty committees carry out policy established by the faculty, and prepare policy recommendations for discussion and action by the faculty. Students sit on all policy-shaping committees, and are elected by Town Meeting. Faculty are either elected by faculty meeting or appointed by the Dean of Faculty. For committe members please see the Academic Affairs page. The Committee on Academic Integrity consists of the Dean of the Faculty, the Director of Academic Advising, two students elected by Town Meeting, and two members of the Faculty appointed annually by the Dean of the Faculty. The Committee considers regulations of academic policy and issues of academic integrity and makes recommendations to the Faculty either directly or through another committee. In particular, the Committee, together with affected faculty, investigates suspected plagiarism, making a determination as to scale and intent to deceive, with recommendations to the Faculty for action.
  • Current Members:
    • Hope Chatterton Bentley - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Alexander Lawsure - 09/2016-05/2017

The Panel on Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking

  • Two Students, Two Faculty, Two Staff
  • The Panel on Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking (“Panel”) shall be composed of two faculty, two staff members, and two students for the undergraduate campus. For the graduate campus, the panel shall be composed of two staff, and two degree chairs as appointed by the President. In cases handled through the formal complaint process described below, the Panel considers investigation reports and evidence collected in investigations, and deliberates and makes decisions on whether or not this Policy has been violated and recommendations about sanctions, as described below. The staff and faculty members shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the standing Panel, for an indefinite term. The President will consider gender diversity in making appointments. The two student Panel members shall be elected by Town Meeting for a one-year term. A student who is a complainant or a respondent may request that no students sit on the Panel. In such an instance, the Panel will be composed of the remaining staff and faculty members. With the assistance of the Survivor Advocate and the Dean of Students, the Title IX Coordinator will coordinate a comprehensive training at the start of the academic year for the Panel. This training will include, but is not limited to, an in-depth review of this Policy, general information about sexual misconduct and a discussion and practice deliberation regarding a hypothetical case.
  • Current Members:
    • Fiona Craig - 09/2016-05/2017
    • Haley Smith - 09/2016-05/2017

Head Selectperson

  • 1 community member
  • The Head Selectperson has a special position of leadership and general responsibility for the well being of the Community as a whole. In addition to regular selectboard responsibilities, the Head Selectperson meets with the president, faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis, and is responsible for the organization of Town Meeting and chairing selectboard meetings.
  • Current Members:
    • Solomon Botwick-Ries - 12/2015-12/2016

Literary Magazine Editor

  • 1 community member
  • At least once a year, the Literary Magazine will publish works of literature and art by members of the Marlboro College community. The editor's job will involve scheduling, organizing, and overseeing the entire project. The editor will appoint the two other editors for business and layout.

Academic Integrity Committee

  • 2 Students, 3 Faculty, Dean of Faculty (ex officio), Director of Advising (ex officio)
    Catherine O'Callaghan (Director of Advising), Richard Glejzer (Dean of Faculty), Hope Chatterton Bentley (student, 05/16 - 05/17), Alexander Lawsure (student, 05/16 - 05/17), T. Wilson (faculty, 09/16 - 08/17, committee chair), Stan Charkey (faculty, 09/16-08/17).
  • The Committee on Academic Integrity consists of the Dean of the Faculty, the Director of Academic Advising, two students elected by Town Meeting, and two members of the Faculty appointed annually by the Dean of the Faculty. The Committee considers regulations of academic policy and issues of academic integrity and makes recommendations to the Faculty either directly or through another committee. In particular, the Committee, together with affected faculty, investigates suspected plagiarism, making a determination as to scale and intent to deceive, with recommendations to the Faculty for action.
    Meeting time (Fall 2016): as required.

Admissions Committee

  • 3 students, 3 faculty, 3 Admissions staff, Director of Admissions (ex officio)
    Brigid Lawler (Director of Admissions), Zoe DeHart (student, 08/16 - 05/17), Adam Wood (student, 08/16 - 05/17), Karissa Wolivar (student, 08/16 - 05/17), Meg Mott (faculty, 08/16-07/17), Nelli Sargsyan (faculty, 08/16-07/17).
  • The committee is responsible for admissions decisions for all new applicants to the college; for assisting and advising the Director of Admissions in administering the Admissions program; and for proposing any changes in admissions procedures or standards to the full faculty. Responsibilities include reviewing files of applicants for admission to the college and attending a weekly meeting to discuss these files. Nominated parties must post letters of intent on the Town Meeting board.
    Meeting time (Fall 2016): ??

Committee on Faculty

  • 2 students, 3 faculty, Dean of Faculty
  • The committee's primary functions are to conduct searches for new faculty, to conduct regular and special reviews of members of the faculty, and to make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to the faculty. From time to time, it may also review and porpose to the faculty changes to the procedures governing its actions or pertaining to the professional rights and responsibilities of faculty members.

Committee on Finances

  • 3 faculty
  • The committee consists of three members of the faculty, with one elected each year for a three-year term. It consults with the President and the Board of Trustees on the finances of the College, with an emphasis on matters relating to faculty salaries and benefits; it determines faculty opinion concerning College finances, represents those opinions wherever it may be appropriate, and reports back to the faculty on the results of such efforts; and it may propose action to the faculty in appropriate areas.

Committee on Lectures, Concerts, and Exhibits (ad hoc)

  • The committee is responsible for organizing lectures, concerts, and exhibits; for administering the funds in support of such activities; and for coordinating with the Lyceum Committee of Town Meeting.

Committee on Prizes and Scholarships

  • 4 faculty
  • The committee consists of four members of the faculty, one from each area of the curriculum. It is responsible for gathering and coordinating information on eligibility for academic scholarships, for making recommendations to the faculty for the award of such scholarships, and for gathering the information on the award of prizes in specific areas from the faculty who decide them.

Committee on World Studies

  • 2 students (1 WSP, 1 non-WSP), 4 faculty, World Studies Program staff
  • The committee considers a broad range of policies governing international and intercultural study opportunities and initiatives that foster global perspectives across the curriculum. The committee works to ensure community-wide discussion on international programs, serves as an advocate for internationalization of the curriculum, and provides guidance on international academic programs.

Curriculum Committee

  • 3 students, 4 faculty, Dean of Faculty
  • The committee considers a broad range of questions pertaining to the curriculum: proposed changes in course offerings; the need or advisability of adding new positions to the faculty or of allocating positions differently; the definition and descriptions of open regular positions; changes in academic regulations; curricular issues referred to it from the whole faculty or raised by faculty or students or the Registrar; and so on.

Dean's Advisory Committee

  • 3 students, 3 faculty, Dean of Students
  • The committee advises the Dean on student business and on the application of College and Town Meeting regulations; it may propose changes in regulations to the faculty, to Town Meeting, and to the Administration.

English Committee

  • The committee consists of the writing instructors and four other members of the faculty, one from each area of the curriculum. Its primary functions are to read and evaluate the writing of students who have not yet passed the Clear Writing Requirement; to recommend action to the faculty or the Dean of Faculty concerning those students; and occasionally to consider changes to the regulations covering the Clear Writing Requirement.

Research Committee

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 4 faculty members (one from each area)
  • The Committee reviews all faculty, staff and student research involving human and animal subjects. For federally funded research projects, the Dean appoints an additional member (veterinarian for animal subjects; psychologist or other social scientist for human subjects) from outside the College community. The Committee is also responsible for holding annual workshops on research and updating College materials on research policies and procedures.

Trustee Delegates

  • 2 faculty members elected to staggered two-year terms.
  • They attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, and of Trustee committees as appropriate, as non-voting representatives of the faculty. They are responsible for reporting to the trustees on matters of faculty concern and for reporting to the faculty on trustee discussions and actions.

Committee on the First Two Years

  • The committee is charged with improving and exploring issues related to the freshman and sophomore experience at Marlboro. Specific concerns include academic advising, peer advising, the Dedicated Hour, and transition to Plan.

Environmental Advisory Committee

  • The Standing Environmental Advisory Committee (SEAC) shall consist of three faculty, three staff, and three students and shall include at least two members of the Town Meeting Environmental Quality Committee (EQC) and one staff representative of Plant Operations. There shall be two additional members, the Student Life Coordinator for Community Engagement and a Graduate Center representative.. The members shall be appointed to annual terms by the president, who may also appoint a chair or co-chairs.
  • The committee shall:

    • Advise the president regarding college environmental sustainability
    • Recommend policies and procedures to implement the Environmental Mission Statement
    • Collaborate closely with EQC and, in cooperation with the EQC, promote sustainability awareness throughout the college community
    • Conduct regular assessments of college progress toward sustainability

The Panel on Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking

  • Two Students, Two Faculty, Two Staff
  • The Panel on Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking (“Panel”) shall be composed of two faculty, two staff members, and two students for the undergraduate campus. For the graduate campus, the panel shall be composed of two staff, and two degree chairs as appointed by the President. In cases handled through the formal complaint process described below, the Panel considers investigation reports and evidence collected in investigations, and deliberates and makes decisions on whether or not this Policy has been violated and recommendations about sanctions, as described below. The staff and faculty members shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the standing Panel, for an indefinite term. The President will consider gender diversity in making appointments. The two student Panel members shall be elected by Town Meeting for a one-year term. A student who is a complainant or a respondent may request that no students sit on the Panel. In such an instance, the Panel will be composed of the remaining staff and faculty members. With the assistance of the Survivor Advocate and the Dean of Students, the Title IX Coordinator will coordinate a comprehensive training at the start of the academic year for the Panel. This training will include, but is not limited to, an in-depth review of this Policy, general information about sexual misconduct and a discussion and practice deliberation regarding a hypothetical case.

Standing Buildings Committee

  • 2 students for indefinite terms, select faculty and staff
  • The SBC is responsible for coordinating the multi-million dollar campus building plan. The committee looks at renovation and construction of buildings, and grounds and road design. Duties include integrating user group programs, architect selection, the permitting process, and gathering community input.

Town Meeting Moderator

  • One community member.
  • Responsible for moderating, directing conversation, and resolving conflicts within Town Meeting.

Dining Hall Crew Chief

  • generally 1-3 students
  • The Crew Chief is responsible for ensuring that the dining hall is a healthy and welcoming place in which to eat. The Chief is supervised by the Selectboard and paid $2000 per semester. One Chief must be on duty after every scheduled meal in the dining hall. The Chief must solicit participation from community members in writing at least one week before they are expected to serve.

Public Advocate/Associate Advocate

  • 2 students
  • To protect the integrity of the Community, two Advocates from the Town Meeting are appointed by the Board of Selectpersons to undertake all cases presented to them by other members of the Community. They are responsible for the correct writing of charges, in accordance with the Handbook, for proper investigation (i.e., gathering sufficient evidence); for making an effort to settle cases out of Court; and for determining whether the accused has been advised of his or her rights by the Dean of Students. Each Advocate is appointed as Associate Advocate to a one-year term. Appointments are made prior to the start of each semester, and only one Associate Advocate is appointed at a time. On a vacancy in the office of Public Advocate, the Associate Advocate shall assume this role and a new Associate shall be appointed.

Sound System Curator

  • 2 community members
  • The sound system curators are responsible for maintaining the sound equipment, making recommendations to the Selectboard for the purchase of new equipment, and regulating the use of equipment at their discretion.

Fire and Safety Commission

  • Fire Chief (appointed by the Selectpersons with the consent of the Director of Plant and Operations), 2 Deputy Fire Chiefs (appointed by the other members of the Commission), Dean of Students or delegate, Director of Plant and Operations, the College's Master Electrician, 1 Selectperson
  • The Commission responsibilities include: promulgating and enforcing the Town Meeting regulations regarding fire, motor vehicles, firearms and pets; seeing that adequate fire prevention measures are taken by the Community; bringing violations of fire and safety regulations to Community Court for prosecution; and reviewing and recommending new or amended fire and safety regulations to Town Meeting.