Boards, Committees, & Councils

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has several committees, councils, and groups that handle specific components of the University. We have listed several of them below in alphabetical order to better assist you finding a specific need.

Academic Council

The mission of the Academic Council is to preserve and enhance the academic excellence of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. The Academic Council is charged to pursue this mission, whether directly or through its duly appointed subcommittees and designees.

Committee on the Status of Women

The ​Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Committee on the Status of Women works on behalf of teaching and research faculty on the Homewood campus. The committee coordinates efforts with the Diversity Leadership Council, Office of WorkLife, Homewood Committee on Inclusive Excellence, and others

Conflict Review Committee

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences & Whiting School of Engineering PDF Document: Conflict Review Committee is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards for research integrity and independent inquiry. The CRC’s mission to advise the Deans of the Homewood Schools, or their designees, regarding potential, actual, or perceived Conflicts of Interest (COI) and Conflicts of Commitment (COC) in accordance with the Homewood Schools’ and the University’s Policies on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment.

Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence

Th Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence advise the Homewood deans on matters of diversity, advocates for policies that foster an inclusive climate, identifies current practices that pose barriers to the engagement and success of underrepresented constituents, increases awareness of best practices, and implements innovations that advance diversity goals. The council collaborates with related committees across the university (i.e., Diversity Leadership Council, Committee on the Status of Women, Homewood Student Affairs) to support programming that builds community.

Homewood Faculty Assembly

The Homewood Faculty Assembly provides a forum for the faculty to discuss and make recommendations concerning matters pertaining to the purposes and functioning of the University. Membership in the Faculty Assembly is automatically held by all faculty who have full-time and emeritus appointments in the School of Arts and Sciences or in the Whiting School of Engineering, or such an appointment in another division of the University with a joint appointment in a department or program in the School of Arts and Sciences, or the Whiting School of Engineering.

Homewood Graduate Board

The Homewood Graduate Board is responsible for the administration of policies and procedures for the award Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, and for master’s degrees in the School of Arts and Sciences. The Homewood Graduate Board is a subcommittee of the Academic Council.

Homewood Institutional Review Board

The Homewood Institutional Review Board serves the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Education, Carey Business School, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Peabody Institute, and Applied Physics Laboratory. HIRB is responsible for reviewing all research projects involving human participants conducted in these divisions. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and student research projects, whether or not a project is funded and regardless of the location at which the research will be conducted.