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Tisch Faculty Council

The Tisch Faculty Council ("TFC") is the elected body representing the interests of the full-time faculty at Tisch School of the Arts ("TSOA"). The Council is composed of one elected representative from every department and lead by a Steering Committee of five
representatives of varying contract types and levels and from each of the three institutes at TSOA.

The TFC reviews and make recommendations for strengthening shared governance policies and practices at the School and works to address concerns addressed to the TFC by faculty members. In carrying out its duties, the TFC strives to advance and operationalize policies and principles of shared governance that involve the collaborative participation by TSOA faculty in decisions and policies that affect their rights, responsibilities, and welfare at the School.


Current Members


  • Sam Helfrich, Associate Arts Professor, Design for Stage & Film 
  • Jane Fujita, Assistant Arts Professor, Graduate Acting (Alternate)
  • Kasi Lemmons, Associate Arts Professor, Graduate Film (Alternate)
  • Mel Marvin, Arts Professor, Graduate Musical Theater Writing (Alternate)
  • Allison Parrish, Teacher, Interactive Telecommunications Program (Alternate)
  • Charles Pratt, Assistant Arts Professor, Game Design (Alternate)
  • Richard Wesley, Associate Professor, Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing
  • Michael Carmine, Associate Arts Professor, Undergraduate Film (Alternate)

Meeting Minutes


Current Issues

  • TFC Bylaws Creation
  • Compensation Parity
  • Appointment and Promotion Protocols
  • Course Evaluations