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The Executive Committee

 The School's Executive Committee consists of:

  • The Director
  • Associate Director, Academic and Administration
  • Associate Director, Research and Capital Resources
  • Associate Director CS@Surrey
  • The Director of Graduate Programs
  • The Director of Undergraduate Programs
  • The Manager, Academic and Financial Planning
  • The Manager, Research and Instructional Computing
  • The Manager, Academic and Administrative Services
  • Coordinator, Academic Programs

The Executive Committee meets regularly (weekly or biweekly, depending on the semester) to keep each other informed of developments and to offer advice on various issues.

 

The Current Executive:

Director: Uwe Glässer

 The Director is appointed by the Dean and ratified by the faculty according to University policy. The appointment is, generally, for either a three year or five year term. The Director receives a small stipend on top of his/her normal salary and a small grant to support his/her research.

 Associate Director, Academic and Administration: Anthony H. Dixon

 The position of Associate Director, Academic and Administration was created in January 1987 to assume some of the responsibilities of the Director, as well as some activities previously delegated to the Undergraduate and Graduate Directors and Director of Laboratories. The position now carries the following responsibilities: Director for all instructional laboratories, management and allocation of office space, long term planning of course offerings, assignment of faculty to courses each semester, preparation of the annual instructional budget request, hiring of all temporary instructional staffing, member of the School's curriculum committee, and member of the executive committee. The Associate Director, Academic and Administration teaches two courses per year and serves from time to time on various committees external to the School.

 Associate Director, Research and Capital Resources: Oliver Schulte

 The position of Associate Director, Research and Capital Resources was created in September 2004 to assume some of the responsibilities of the Director, including the School's research and capital resources. This position is also responsible for the management and allocation of laboratory space, chairs the capital resources committee, prepares the annual capital budget request, manages general faculty matters, and a member of the executive committee.

 Associate Director CS@Surrey: Joseph Peters

 The Associate Director of Computing Science at SFU Surrey is appointed by the Director and ratified by the School according to School policy. The appointment is for a two-year term. The Associate Director CS@Surrey oversees the running of programs and office located at SFU Surrey.

 Director of Graduate Programs: Art Liestman

 The Director of Graduate Programs oversees the running of the graduate programs within the School. Duties include approving recommendations for the establishment of and changes to graduate student supervisory committees and examining committees, approval of grades, and other routine business. In addition, the Director of Graduate Programs is Chairman of the School Graduate Programs Committee and is responsible for the organization of the activities of the Committee. The Director spends a substantial amount of time handling problems relating to individual graduate students. Finally, the Director of Graduate Programs represents the School on various Faculty and University committees.

 This individual is appointed by the Director and ratified by the faculty. Ideally, the appointment is for a three year term although shorter appointments are often made due to other considerations such as sabbatical leave. The Director of Graduate Programs receives one course reduction per year.

 Director of Undergraduate Programs: Ted Kirkpatrick

 The duties of the Director of Undergraduate Programs include, but are not restricted to: Chairing the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, representing the School's concerns on the Faculty of Applied Sciences Curriculum Committee, bringing new course proposals to that committee, hearing and deciding on appeals from students concerning withdrawals from courses, grades, and other concerns. In addition, the Director of Undergraduate Programs makes frequent rulings on transfer equivalencies for courses from other institutions, and for individual students transferring to SFU from other institutions. Other duties include representing the School at provincial articulation conferences, organizing adjudication of special scholarship applications, investigating potential course overlaps with other departments, and initiating policies which affect the undergraduate program.

 This individual is appointed by the Director and ratified by the faculty. Ideally, the appointment is for a three year term although shorter appointments are often made due to other considerations such as sabbatical leave. The Director of Undergraduate Programs receives one course reduction per year.

 Manager, Academic and Financial Planning: Jane Zhu

 This position is responsible for the school's education programs recruitment, retention, recognition and public relations strategies. This position is also responsible for strategic and long range academic and financial planning.

 Manager, Academic and Administrative Services: Tracy Bruneau

 This position is responsible for the administration of the School's academic programs and services.

 Manager, Research and Instructional Computing: Lee Greenough

 The Manager oversees the Research and Instructional Computing group, including budget expenses, setting direction and priorities, providing technical leadership, etc. An equal portion of these duties involves technical support.

 Acting Coordinator, Academic Programs: Janet Morton