The revival of a faculty advisory committee to the honor system is already starting to take shape as the University attempts to restore the faculty’s faith in the student-run system.
Less than a week after the educational policy committee approved a resolution for honor system reform, Jan Boxill, chairwoman of the faculty, is adhering to the resolution’s suggestions for immediate action.
The resolution is based on a report revealing faculty discontent with the honor system.
It highlights four major suggestions for the system. With the advisory committee, Boxill has already made headway on one of those suggestions.
The committee aims to integrate faculty into the honor system. Boxill suggested members for the five-person committee to Jonathan Sauls, dean of students, and Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs, on Monday, she said.
So far, three of the five faculty members invited have accepted. They are political science senior lecturer Donna LeFebvre, biology senior lecturer Kelly Hogan and French senior lecturer Valerie Pruvost.
The other two have yet to respond, Boxill said.
History professor Jay Smith said he is excited to see the implementation of the dormant committee.
“It is one of the most important, substantive and symbolic ways that the faculty can become more immediately engaged in the system,” Smith said.