Description of committees and their duties
Archive: old committee assignments
Committee Memberships 2013-2014
- Admissions Initial Screening Committee: S. Jun and B. Hayes (Co-Chairs)
- Admissions: E. Stabler (Chair), J. Rett, Y. Sharvit, P. Keating
- Grad Student Funding Committee: S. Jun (Chair), B. Hayes, Sara Hosegera
- Colloquium: Faculty adviser: R. Daland. Students: Natasha Korotkova, Jesse Zymet, John Gluckman, Philippe Cote-Boucher
- Fellowships and Awards: R. Daland (Chair), A. Mahajan
- First Year Advising : P. Keating
- Humanities Residential College: T. Stowell (Chair), J. Rett
- Language Exams: D. Sportiche (Chair), H. Koopman
- Merit Review Committee (membership not posted)
- Minicourses: C. Schutze, Y. Sharvit, J. Rett (shared chairship)
- Scheduling: M. Sundara
- Student Research Funding (Field Work and Experimental Subjects): N. Hyams (Chair), H. Koopman
- Teaching Evaluation: K. Zuraw (chair), R. Schuh, M. Sundara. Students: D. Bowers, N. Korotkova, J. Gluckman, M. Bowler
- Undergraduate Advising: R. Schuh (Chair), E. Stabler
- Visiting Students and Scholars Committee: C. Schutze (Chair), A. Mahajan
- Website and Publications : T. Stowell (Chair), D. Sportiche. Students: Y. Tanaka, A. Chong. Staff: D. Chang, A. Garcia, S. Hosegera
- President of the Graduate Linguistics Circle/Faculty Meeting Representative: Adam Chong
- GLC Vice-President/Faculty Meeting Representative: Sadie Martin
- GLC Secretary: Victoria Mateu
- Desk Assignment: Jos Tellings
- Librarian (Reading Room): Meaghan Fowlie
- Open House: TBA (To be decided in Fall)
Description of Committees
Duties: Solicit requests for speakers. Contact potential speakers and arrange for their visits. Keep track of invited speaker budget. Circulate quarter lists of Colloquium speakers, updates on Colloquia during the quarter, and announcements for individual Colloquia. Maintain contact with invited speakers in order to solicit abstracts of talks for circulation at the appropriate time and apprise them of time, place, etc. for their talks. Make arrangements for social activities associated with the Colloquium, if appropriate, e.g. lunch or a social hour afterward. See Colloquium guidelines for student and faculty hosts.
1. At the start of Winter Quarter, find out from staff when the deadline for course scheduling is. 2. At an appropriate time, request faculty to go into groups and work out teaching assignments in their areas, along with provision for their share in General Education teaching. 3. Using the replies, work out an equitable and effective set of assignments, consulting with the Chair where needed. 4. With the help of the SAO staff, work out a set of times for course offerings that minimizes time conflicts, taking into account teacher preferences. 5. During the year, monitor and implement changes in the schedule, consulting the Chair for problematic cases and for temporary staff needed. 6. Transfer schedule changes to the Department Coordinator for web-posting.
The Desk Assignment Committee assigns desk space to students and visitors.
Duties: rank order applications for DYFs and Mentorships and related instruments
First Year Adviser
Duties: Help plan and conduct orientation session, and meet individually with all new graduate students, during Fall Quarter prior to registration. In consultation with relevant faculty, determine deficiencies which might prevent students from taking required courses, and whether courses taken elsewhere can satisfy any UCLA requirements. Advise students on choice of elective courses. Meet with students and sign study lists each quarter. Advise students on meeting requirements in practical phonetics, foreign language, and eligibility to TA. In cooperation with Colloquium Committee and with staff help, arrange Ling. 411 (continuing orientation) sessions during Fall and Winter quarters.
Duties: Inform students of time and place of quarterly language reading examinations. Designate faculty members who will set the reading passages and correct the exams. Supervise the exams themselves. Verify satisfaction of the language requirement by means other than the departmental exams.
For further information on language examinations, go to the page Language Requirement for the Linguistics Graduate Program.
Duties: Evaluate records of candidates for personnel actions that require only Dean's review (these include most merit increase in rank and certain accelerations). Prepare research reports for Chair and make recommendations to full faculty on advancements, requesting full faculty discussion where necessary.
Prospective students/student recruitment
Duties: (faculty) organize and schedule meetings with relevant faculty (coordinated with the graduate Student Affairs Officer); (students) logistics: housing, airport shuttle
Student Research Support
Make decisions on the allocation of research funding to graduate students, ensuring that Human Subjects and other regulations are properly adhered to.
Duties: at each faculty personnel review, examine the teaching record, including course evaluations, and prepare and present an evaluative/interpretive report (either to the full faculty or the Merit Review Committee, depending). Maintain computerized course-and-instructor evaluation records. Nominate and document accomplishments of candidates for Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished TA Awards.
Temporary Faculty: organized on an ad hoc basis for each available position
Serves as search committee for temporary faculty.
Duties: All aspects of undergraduate advising, including the following: advise students on courses to take and clarify requirements; complete petitions for change of major, course substitutions, waivers of course requirements, etc.; complete degree check forms for students. Committee Chair does quarterly degree checks for the registrar, informs the registrar as to students who quality for Departmental Honors, and generally coordinates advising.
Visiting Students and Scholars
Duties: the Visiting Scholar Committee answers requests to be a visitor (info sheet from the Department Coordinator); circulate request with relevant faculty, answer). Note: there is a web page set up by the Committee to assist applicants.
Web Site and Publications
Maintain and improve the departmental Web site/research archives/working papers. This document contains institutional memory on how to run the web site.