Academic Relations Committee

Charge

The Academic Relations Committee promotes attention to and develops resources for enhancing members’ professional development and the institutional forms within which the study of religion takes place. To fulfill its charge the Academic Relations Committee generates programs, undertakes studies, articulates best practices, and develops electronic and other resources for the undergraduate and graduate study of religion.

Duties and Responsibilities

Members of the Academic Relations Committee are expected to participate in sponsored or co-sponsored sessions at the Annual Meetings.

Meeting Schedule

  • One in-person meeting at the Annual Meetings in November
  • Spring and Fall virtual meetings via Zoom

Timeline of Activities

  • Time commitments peak in March for planning of sessions/co-sponsored sessions for the following Annual Meeting.
  • Time commitments peak again in the Fall as we prepare for the upcoming Annual Meeting.

Committee Members

  • Term of Service: Four years, non-renewable
  • Committee Composition: Up to six members
Full NameTerm StartTerm EndPosition
Susan E. Hill1/1/201812/31/2021Chair
Elizabeth Castelli1/1/201912/31/2022Committee Member
Joanne Maguire1/1/201712/31/2020Committee Member
Martha Newman6/1/201812/31/2021Committee Member
Jennifer Rycenga1/1/201812/31/2021Committee Member
Joshua Patterson8/1/2018 Staff Liaison