Committees

Academic Planning Group

The Academic Planning Group (APG) is composed of the senior academic leadership at the University. The group meets weekly during the academic year, excluding recesses and intersession. The APG reviews a variety of academic related proposals including, but not limited to:

  • new degree and certificate programs
  • new departments, institutes, centers and other academic entities
  • proposed academic initiatives requesting permission for fundraising
  • agreements with other institutions
  • revisions to University policies and procedures
  • nominations for major academic prizes and awards
  • recommendations for Princeton's honorary degrees for emeritus faculty 

Please direct any questions regarding the work of the APG to Richard Myers.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair
  • Richard Myers
    Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Secretary

Benefits Committee

The Benefits Committee is authorized by the Board of Trustees to approve changes to the existing benefits plans, additions of plans and changes or additions of programs, services or resources related to the plans. Generally, most changes for consideration are conceived and presented by the Office of Human Resources and Risk Management.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair

Budget Deputies Group

The Budget Deputies Group includes the most senior financial and administrative officer reporting to each of seventeen administrative members of the president's cabinet. Convened by the Office of the Provost and the Budget Office, the Budget Deputies Group serves as a forum in which to discuss and consider improvements to the University's budgetary and financial processes and policies, to ask questions and solicit feedback on budgetary, financial, and administrative matters, and to share experiences, insights, and best practices among colleagues. The group meets three to four times per fiscal year.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Aly Kassam-Remtulla
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
    Chair

Committee on Classrooms and Scheduling

The Committee on Classrooms and Schedule is authorized by the faculty to arrange the Academic Calendar in accordance with the rules and procedures of the faculty. The committee assesses classroom and teaching laboratory space and recommends physical and technological improvements that meet the evolving pedagogical needs of the University. After consultation with the dean of the college and with representatives of the various departments concerned, the committee arranges hours for undergraduate class exercises and examinations.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Jed Marsh
    Vice Provost for Institutional Research
    Member

Council for International Teaching and Research

The Council for International Teaching and Research (CITR) serves to enhance Princeton’s mission for growing the University’s international programs and increasing PU’s scholarly strength in the study of key regions and cultures. Created in 2008 in response to the President’s Advisory Committee on Internationalization, the council is charged with managing resources and investing them in exciting, effective and meaningful international partnerships.  CITR advises on the development of strategic and research partnerships, Global Collaborative Networks, Global Scholars, and various other international initiatives. Through networks and connections the council promotes and oversees, Princeton’s international engagements can evolve and adapt to the ever-shifting priorities and advances in teaching and research.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Council of Princeton University Community (CPUC) Executive Committee

The CPUC was established as "a permanent conference of the representatives of all major groups of the University” where “they could each raise problems that concern them and … be exposed to each other’s views.” The provost chairs the Executive Committee, which is responsible for setting Council agenda.

For more information, see the Council of the Princeton University Community page.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair

Data Governance Steering Committee

The Data Governance Steering Committee provides a structure for campus-wide discussions about protecting Princeton data and for guiding campus initiatives that relate to the use of University information. Membership is comprised of executive-level staff from the Office of Finance and Treasury, Office of the Registrar, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Audit and Compliance, Human Resources, Office of the Executive Vice President and Office of Information Technology.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Jed Marsh
    Vice Provost for Institutional Research
    Member

Data Management Advisory Group

The Data Management Advisory Group (DMAG) focuses on issues of data management as they relate to student, employee, faculty, financial and health record data. The group is assessing best practices and issues relating to data classification, data sharing, data safeguarding and proper use. The group is chaired by the deputy CIO for OIT operations and planning and membership includes staff from OIT and most administrative departments.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Jed Marsh
    Vice Provost for Institutional Research
    Member

Enterprise Systems Planning Group (ESPG)

The Enterprise Systems Planning Group (ESPG) critically assesses all IT systems efforts, determines existing needs and identifies key opportunities to leverage our IT investments. The group is chaired by the CIO and comprised of executive leadership from the administrative offices.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Jed Marsh
    Vice Provost for Institutional Research
    Member

Environmental, Safety, and Risk Management Committee

The vice provost for space programming and planning is a member of the following sub committees or working groups of ESRM:

  • Security Advisory Group (SAG)
  • Health, Safety, and Accessibility (HSA)

For more information, please visit ESRM

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    Member

Executive Risk Management Committee (ERMC)

The Executive Risk Management Committee (ERMC) is responsible for reviewing the risks associated with the institutional mission and objectives, ascertaining the University's appropriate risk tolerance for those risks and ensuring that necessary mitigation strategies are in place, resourced appropriately and integrated with existing initiatives to enhance management and control.

Supported by an organizational structure that formally assigns responsibility for identifying and mitigating risks to senior managers across the institution, the committee’s process focuses administrative attention and resources on significant issues. The risk management effort also informs the Office of Audit and Compliance’s University-wide audit and compliance work plan.

For more information, visit the Office of the Executive Vice President

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member

Facilities Planning Group (FPG)

The Facilities Planning Group, chaired by the provost, approves all major projects for new construction and improvements to existing buildings and infrastructure for the University. In addition to the provost, the group members are as following: the executive vice president, the vice president of facilities, the vice president for finance & treasury, the vice provost for space programming and planning, the assistant vice president for facilities- design & construction, the University architect, and representatives of the Office of Design & Construction, University Architect's Office, Real Estate Office, Office of Development and Community and Regional Affairs. This group meets monthly to approve and discuss a wide array of projects and initiatives affecting virtually every corner of the University. These projects range from very large building complexes, like the Lewis Center for the Arts, to more modest projects like laboratory renovations for individual PI's. Discussions in the meeting typically examine University priorities for allocating resources to projects critical to the health and well-being of the University.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    Secretary

Faculty Advisory Committee on Appointments and Advancements (C/3)

The Faculty Advisory Committee on Appointments and Advancements (the Committee of Three or C/3 for short) is the one with which chairs of departments have the greatest interaction. The president chairs the C/3 and the provost serves as chair on those rare occasions that the president is absent. The dean of the faculty acts as secretary, ensuring that cases to be brought before the committee are complete and soliciting referee information on the committee's behalf. The deans of the Graduate School and the college are also ex officio members of the committee.

For more information, vist the Dean of the Faculty

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member

Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy (FACP)

The FACP consists of the faculty members who serve on the Executive Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC). It is chaired by the president with the dean of the faculty as secretary. Meetings are attended by the provost, and, when needed, by the deans of the Graduate School and the college. The FACP is scheduled to meet during the third week of every month during the academic year, or when summoned by the president, or at its own request.

For more information, visit the Dean of the Faculty

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    Delegate

Faculty Committee on Classrooms and Schedule

The Committee on Classrooms and Schedule is authorized by the faculty to arrange the academic calendar in accordance with the rules and procedures of the faculty. The committee assesses classroom and teaching laboratory space and recommends physical and technological improvements that meet the evolving pedagogical needs of the University. After consultation with the dean of the college and with representatives of the various departments concerned, the committee arranges hours for undergraduate class exercises and examinations.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    Delegate

Faculty Committee on the Library and Computing (FCLC)

The Committee on the Library and Computing consists of 10 elected faculty members, with at least two from each division of the University: two members appointed by the president, one of whom may be a member of the professional research staff, and the provost, University librarian, dean of the faculty, dean of the Graduate School, dean of the college, and vice president for computing and information technology, ex officio. The provost serves as chair. Appointment and elected members shall serve for three year terms, but no such member may serve more than two consecutive terms. Each year sufficient appointments shall be made to assure that the membership requirements listed above are met.

The Committee advises the president on the operation and development of the Library, particularly in relation to educational policy, and on all matters involving University computing and related information services. The Committee works closely with the University librarian and the vice president for computing and information technology on planning and resource allocation for both educational and research purposes, and reviews policies governing the use of library and computing facilities. The Committee shall normally consult widely with departmental representatives whenever significant changes in library or computing services or policies are being considered.

The chair of the Committee presents a report to the faculty at least once a year on all such matters that, according to the judgement of the Committee, may require the faculty to take action and be infomred.  
 

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    ExOfficio

Fundraising Priorities Committee

Directors of programs or departments wishing to undertake a program-related fundraising project should prepare an initial proposal to be submitted to the Provost or Executive Vice President for review and prioritization in relation to the University’s mission. Proposals affecting the University’s academic programs must be approved by the Academic Planning Group before being considered for fundraising approval.

The Fundraising Priorities Committee (FPC) considers and makes final decisions on requests for authorization of fundraising initiatives.  Cabinet-level members of the FPC include the President, Provost, Dean of the Faculty, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Executive Vice President, and Vice President for Advancement.  The work of the FPC is supported by the Fundraising Priorities Working Group, comprised of administrators from the Offices of the President, the Provost, the Executive Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, and Development. 

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah A. Prentice
    Provost
    Member

Fundraising Priorities Working Group

The Fundraising Priorities Working Group (FPWG) is housed within the Office of Development and works to prepare items for the Fundraising Priorities Committee. The group reviews fundraising requests and matches donor interests with academic or administrative initiatives and programs within the University.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Richard Myers
    Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Member
  • Karen Haskin
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning
    Member

Global Collaborative Networks and Global Scholars Committee

The Global Collaborative Network (GCN) grant supports the development of international scholarly networks that engage Princeton with centers of learning worldwide. GCN grants are available to build and sustain scholarly collaborations that promote career development in an international context for Princeton scholars at all levels of seniority. The overall goal is to enhance Princeton-based scholars' efforts to design and participate in global networks by offering resources for the creation and expansion of international collaboration. 

The Global Scholars Program enables the University to recruit stellar scholars from outside the United States into recurring, multi-year teaching appointments at Princeton in all disciplines and regional studies programs. The scholars are incorporated into departments’ and programs’ curricula and events, and engage in scholarly exchange with Princeton faculty and students. These appointments bring vital new voices from abroad to Princeton departments and classrooms to inaugurate and sustain durable ties between Princeton and academic centers of excellence around the world.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Global Crisis Response Team

The vice provost for international affairs and operations convenes the Global Crisis Response Team whenever an international crisis of natural or human origins warrants a University response, based on the scope and intensity of the event, as well as requests and queries from the Princeton campus community. The GCRC is composed of representatives from the various offices and groups (the participant list can be expanded or contracted based on the particular nature of the crisis). Information about campus and University-sponsored response efforts for international disaster relief can be found on the International Princeton website.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Member

Government Affairs Committee (Executive)

This committee consists of University senior leadership who meet to discuss the priorities of the Office of Governmental Affairs. The committee provides guidance on ongoing federal matters. This committe is managed by the director of government affairs.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member

Institutional Equity & Diversity Committees

For more information on the Institutional Equity & Diversity Committees, please visit the Inclusive website.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB oversees human subjects research. The IRB only oversees activity that involves both components: research and human subjects. 

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Jed Marsh
    Vice Provost for Institutional Research
    Member

International Fund Committee

The purpose of the newly established International Fund (IF) is to help faculty members implement innovative ideas that enhance the international scope of the University’s research and teaching mission.  This fund is intended to address new opportunities that are not well served by existing external or internal funding sources (e.g., government or non-government grants and contracts; Strategic Partnerships, Global Collaborative Networks, Global Scholars, or LABs; Global Summer Seminars, The 250th Anniversary Fund for Curricular Innovation, and other structured programs administered by central offices and academic units). 

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Learning Across Borders Fund Committee

The Learning Across Borders program (LABs) supports faculty-led programs of short duration (1-2 weeks) that allow faculty members to share their scholarship with students in an international context and connect to curricular themes outside of the traditional classroom. These can be curricular or co-curricular programs (the latter being activities outside of but complementary to the official curriculum, such as a civic or service activity outside the classroom) with the goal of providing opportunities for faculty members to contribute their scholarly expertise in a way that enriches students’ academic experience and fosters global perspectives in the existing curriculum. Beyond the obvious benefits to students, LABs projects also allow faculty members the opportunity to share intellectual interests with students and colleagues outside of defined research expectations and disciplinary boundaries and to support exploration in new or emerging areas of intellectual inquiry.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

President's Advisory Committee on Architecture (PACA)

This committee will provide counsel and advice to the president on architectural matters, including the review of potential architects to design University buildings, and will work with the Trustee Committee on Grounds and Buildings. The president will call on the committee as needed, as we enhance the campus with the guidance of the forthcoming campus framework plan.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    Member

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Management Group Board of Directors

In 2008 Princeton University established the PPPL Management Group, an entity solely dedicated to overseeing the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The PPPL Management Group consists of a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board staffed with a cadre of experts. The University appoints individuals to the Board of Directors who have science and/or business credientials and broad experience relevant to the operating of PPPL.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Member

Princeton-Humboldt University Grant Committee

The Humboldt - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations and invites proposals from faculty that promote collaborations between the two institutions.  Princeton and Humboldt Universities provide resources to build durable ties through faculty-designed collaborations, creating the capacity for faculty and students to enhance and sustain academic cooperation by moving back and forth between the two universities with joint institutional support.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Princeton-Sciences Po Grant Committee

The Princeton University-Sciences Po Collaborative Research Grants program is designed to provide “seed-corn” support for interactions between researchers at both institutions to build the basis for new research and teaching initiatives and proposals for external funding, to help sustain and expand collaborative activity.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Princeton-University of Geneva Grant Committee

The Princeton University and University of Geneva Collaborative Grants program is designed to provide “seed-corn” support for interactions between researchers at both institutions to build the basis for new research and teaching initiatives and proposals for external funding, to help sustain and expand collaborative activity.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Princeton-University of Tokyo Grant Committee

The University of Tokyo - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations and invites proposals from faculty that promote collaborations between the two institutions.  Princeton and the University of Tokyo provide resources to build durable ties through faculty-designed collaborations, creating the capacity for faculty and students to enhance and sustain academic cooperation by moving back and forth between the two universities with joint institutional support.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Ex-Officio

Priorities Committee

The Priorities Committee is a subcommittee of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) and is advisory to the president. The committee reviews the operating budget of the University, considers issues that arise in the course of the preparation of that budget and reviews plans for the development of the University. The provost chairs the committee which also includes the dean of the faculty, the executive vice president, the treasurer, six faculty members (at least one from each division and one non-tenured), four undergraduate and two graduate students (chosen with due consideration to the variety of interests represented in the student body) and one member from one of the other groups represented. In addition, the vice provost for academic and budget planning, the assistant provost for academic management and the budget director and associate provost for finance also meet with the committee.

 

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair
  • Richard Myers
    Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Member
  • Karen Haskin
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning
    Secretary

Project Managers Team (PMT)

The Project Managers Team (PMT) provides leadership and guidance on the delivery of administrative products and services, and continues to support the application and data management principles established under Partnership 2000. The PMT acts as the “working group” in support of the efforts of the Enterprise Systems Planning Group (ESPG).

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Jonathan Stoessel
    Institutional Research Analyst
    Member

Provost Budget Group

The Provost Budget Group (PBG) conducts final reviews of requests for funding and any substantive changes to existing funding arrangements within the University. In partnership with Finance and Treasury, the PBG annually audits several sources of funding for the University and advises on funding mechanisms, opportunities and best practices.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair
  • Richard Myers
    Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Member
  • Karen Haskin
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning
    Member
  • Aly Kassam-Remtulla
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
    Member
  • Katie Cloys
    Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Secretary

Provost Budget Working Group

The Provost Budget Working Group, a subset of members of the Provost Budget Group, reviews initial funding requests and proposals for initiatives before advancing them to the full PBG. The first step to request new funding or change exisiting funding arragements through the Office of the Provost is to consult with the PBWG. To begin the process, please contact Richard Myers.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Richard Myers
    Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Chair
  • Karen Haskin
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning
    Member
  • Aly Kassam-Remtulla
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
    Member
  • Katie Cloys
    Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Planning
    Secretary

Real Estate Committee

The Real Estate Committee (REC) is a sub-committee of the Facilities Planning Group (FPG). The Gifts of Real Estate Committee (GREC) is a sub-committee of the REC. With the Office of Development, the GREC determines whether to accept or decline prospective donated real property. Although the vice provost for space programming and planning is not a standing member of the GREC, he and others are consulted either as part of property reviews or via the REC. Real Estate Committee’s charge: To review, discuss, and vote on real property transactions, including:

  1. Real estate-related strategy
  2. Acquisitions and dispositions
  3. Rentals (with the University as landlord and/or tenant)
  4. Projects
  5. Donated property, via the Gifts of Real Estate Committee

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Paul LaMarche
    Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning
    Member

Senior Advisory Group on Information Technology

The Strategic Advisory Group on IT (SAGIT) advises the provost on the budgetary matters related to IT systems projects that have been endorsed by the Enterprise Systems Planning Group (ESPG) and other projects that are presented by the vice president for information technology and/or the provost.  

Read more information about this on the OIT website.

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Deborah Prentice
    Provost
    Chair
  • Aly Kassam-Remtulla
    Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
    Member

Travel Oversight Group

The Travel Oversight Group (TOG) convenes regularly to review requests for medium and high risk international and domestic travels, develop travel related policies, oversees travel programming and related activities, and provide travel risk management, consultations, and recommendations to academic units and administration.  TOG partners with offices across campus to support Princeton’s mission in education, research and internationalization through creating and providing support and resources related to international and domestic travels to ensure the preparedness, safety and compliance of Princeton’s travel activities. 

Provost representation of the committee includes:

Name
Title
Role
  • Anastasia Vrachnos
    Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations
    Chair