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HSS Committees

The mission of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to prepare students for lifelong learning and responsible democratic citizenship.  The dean is responsible for allocating resources to support and advance that mission. To that end, a number of committees and councils advise the dean.  In order to contact the chair of any committee or council listed below, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences ( or 609-771-3434).

HSS Advising Roundtable consists of representatives from each HSS department or program and meets with the Assistant Dean to discuss policies and procedures related to student advising.

HSS Alumni Advisory Council consists of alumni appointed by the Dean in consultation with the College’s Alumni Affairs and Development Offices. The AAC meets once annually to discuss ways to enhance the engagement of alumni with current students.

HSS Chairs Council consists of all department chairs and program directors and advises the Dean on school-wide issues and discusses the impact on the School of college-wide procedures and policies.

HSS Community Advisory Council consists of individuals representing potential employers – from the public, private, and non-profit sectors – of our School’s graduates, as well as individuals who represent graduate and professional schools our students attend. The CAC meets once annually to discuss ways in which the School can enhance its engagement with the community and improve its already excellent work in preparing students for a meaningful and successful career trajectory after completing college.

HSS Curriculum Committee, consisting of 6 faculty, one staff member, and two students, meets once a month to review and approve proposals for new and revised courses and academic programs.

HSS Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee consists of one faculty member from each department and reviews and approves departmental learning outcomes assessment plans and learning outcomes assessment reports.

HSS Staff Council consists of all department administrative staff in HSS departments and programs; it meets once each semester to discuss with the Dean matters of importance to the successful operation of the School.

HSS Student Advisory Council consists of students who are elected senators from HSS in TCNJ’s Student Government. This group discusses matters of importance to students and makes policy recommendations to the Dean.  The SAC also discusses matters brought forward by the Dean to share student perspectives on those matters.

HSS Undergraduate Research Council consists of faculty representatives from all HSS departments and programs to support the promotion of faculty-mentored undergraduate research within HSS.