2011-12 Committees of the University

The University Council
(Constitution, Article 1 and Bylaws, Article 4)

Membership of the University Council

Composition and Functions 

  1. The University Council consists of 31 tenured full-time, regular university faculty members, including department chairs; one representative from the faculty of the University Libraries elected by that faculty; the president of the Operating Staff Council and one other voting member; the president of the Supportive Professional Staff Council and one other voting member; the president of the Student Association; and 15 additional student members.

    The 15 additional voting student members shall be selected as follows: one student representative and that representative's alternate shall be chosen by the Student Advisory Committee of each degree-granting college and of the Graduate School; and seven student representatives and their alternates shall be appointed by September 10 by the Student Association President with the advice and consent of the Student Association Senate.

    Among the ex officio members are 11 voting members including the president, the executive vice president and provost, and the dean of each of the degree-granting colleges, of the Graduate School, and of the University Libraries. There will be four nonvoting members:  the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and three additional members of the university administration to be designated by the president.

    The faculty representatives shall be elected by the faculty members of the colleges and the University Libraries, excluding the president's staff and the provost's staff, members of the Council of Deans, associate deans, assistant deans, assistants to deans, and members of the supportive professional staff, with a minimum of one representative from any one college. The distribution of the remaining members shall reflect the ratio between the number of regular full-time faculty members in each college, excluding the supportive professional staff, to the total number of such faculty members in all colleges, this being the number reported by the executive vice president and provost on January 1 of each year. This ratio shall be reviewed by the Elections Committee of the University Council every third year prior to the election in those years which are multiples of three, and the distribution of membership adjusted if need be.

  2. The University Council, in accordance with Board of Trustees' Governance Documents, has the power:

    1. To establish the educational and academic policies of the university;

    2. To be concerned with and to participate actively in decisions made on other matters that may directly affect educational policies for which the University Council is primarily responsible;

    3. To act upon reports from designated committees, boards, commissions, or councils  whose actions affect the educational and academic policies of the university;

    4. To advise on policies regarding academic salaries, sabbatical leaves, tenure, and  promotion as follows: establish a personnel committee which will review and approve, in accordance with the bylaws of the university, policy recommendations concerning salary and all recommendations pertaining to tenure, promotion in rank, and sabbatical leaves, and report such recommendations to the University Council.

    5. To establish such standing and temporary committees as may be necessary for the  discharge of its responsibilities; to define the membership, jurisdiction, and authority of such committees; to resolve disputes among committees thus established; and to act on the reports submitted by such committees.

    6. To advise the president, and the vice presidents, on policies affecting the quality of student life on campus.

For details, see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month during the academic year from 3 to 5 p.m.

Membership of the University Council


2011-2012
^ President & Chair
John G. Peters
^ Executive Vice President & Provost
Raymond Alden, III
^ Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
^ Dean, College of Education
La Vonne Neal
^ Dean, College of Engineering and Enginnering Technology
Promod Vohra
^ Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Mary Pritchard
^ Dean, College of Law
Jennifer Rosato
^ Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Chris McCord
^ Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Richard Holly
^ Dean of the Graduate School
Bradley Bond
^ Dean, University Libraries
Patrick Dawson
× Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Brian Hemphill
Nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
     
         + Vice President for Administration and University Outreach
Anne Kaplan
         + Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Lisa Freeman
         + Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Chief of Operations
Eddie Williams

^ ex officio, voting
x ex officio, nonvoting
+ nonvoting, appointed by the president


 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
Business
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee 
Chih-Chen Lee 
  
Business
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
 
Business
Terry Bishop 
Charles Downing
Charles Downing
Charles Downing
Education
Rebecca Butler
David Walker
David Walker
David Walker  
Education
M Cecil Smith
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Education
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
  
Education
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Sarah Johnston-Rodriguez (for Yamagata-Lynch)
 
 
Education
Corenna Cummings
Jan Holt (for Cummings)
Jan Holt (for Cummings) 
 
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
  
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Abhijit Gupta 
Abhijit Gupta
Abhijit Gupta
Abhijit Gupta
Health and Human Sciences
Brigid Lusk
Greg Long
Greg Long
Greg Long
Health and Human Sciences
Karen Brandt
Karen Brandt
  
Health and Human Sciences
Ayhan Lash (for Nancy Nuzzo)
Donna Munroe 
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Law
Kathleen Coles
Kathleen Coles 
Kathleen Coles 
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Suzanne Willis 
Suzanne Willis 
Suzanne Willis 
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Patricia Henry 
Sean Farrell
Sean Farrell
Sean Farrell
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Carl Von Ende
Carl Von Ende  
Carl Von Ende 
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Brad Sagarin  
Brad Sagarin 
Brad Sagarin 
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
J. D. Bowers
Chhiu-Tsu Lin (completing Bowers' term)
Chhiu-Tsu Lin (completing Bowers' term)
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Newman
Tomis Kapitan
Tomis Kapitan
Tomis Kapitan
Liberal Arts & Sciences
*Alan Rosenbaum 
*Alan Rosenbaum
Alan Rosenbaum
Alan Rosenbaum
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jim Corwin
Rosemary Feurer (for Corwin Spring 2011)
Jim Corwin
Jim Corwin
  
University Libraries
Jana Brubaker 
Leanne VandeCreek
Leanne VandeCreek
Leanne VandeCreek
Visual & Performing Arts
Kerry Freedman 
Peter Middleton
Peter Middleton
Peter Middleton
Visual & Performing Arts
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Richard Poole (for Kowalski Fall 2011)
  
Visual & Performing Arts
Rebecca Houze
Rebecca Houze
Rebecca Houze
 
Visual & Performing Arts
Barbara Jaffee
(on sabbatical 2010-2011)
Charlotte Rollman
Charlotte Rollman
Charlotte Rollman
Supportive Professional Staff President
Todd Latham 
Todd Latham
 
    
Supportive Professional Staff
Deborah Haliczer 
Deborah Haliczer
     
     
Operating Staff President
Jay Monteiro 
Andy Small
     
     
Operating Staff
Andy Small
Karen Smith
     
     
Student Association President
Erik Calmeyer
Elliot Echols
     
     
Student Association
Joshua Venaas
Austin Quick
 
 
Student Association
Jaemin Robertson
Steve Kreitzer
    
     
Student Association 
Austin Quick
Josh Venaas
     
    
Student Association 
Deldric Henderson
Nora Lindvall
  
 
Student Association
Ryan Smith
Delonte LeFlore
     
 
Student Association
Arlieta Hall
Mike Theodore
     
   
Student Association
Jim Carter (grad student)
Andrew Foss (grad student)
  
SAC BUS
John Bruce 
Nicholas Bender
     
    
SAC EDU
Lexi Weber    
Brianna Barth
     
    
SAC EET
Alan Hurt 
Alan Hurt
     
     
SAC HHS
Teresa Bozikis     
Teresa Bozikis
     
     
SAC LAS
Kate Green    
Liam Steadman
 
 
SAC LAW
Dennis Collins
Carmen Rossi
     
     
SAC VPA
    
 
 
     
SAC Graduate School    Emily Heller     
x Assistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Amie Prawitz
     
    
x Assistant Chair, GC
Giovanni Bennardo
Lee Sunderlin
     
     
x Assistant Chair, UCC
Cason Snow
Cason Snow
     
    
x FAC to IBHE
Earl Hansen
Earl Hansen
    
     
# UAC to BOT
*Alan Rosenbaum
*Alan Rosenbaum
  
 
# UAC to BOT
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
  
# UAC to BOT
Ferald Bryan
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
# UAC to BOT
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
  
# UAC to BOT
Todd Latham
Todd Latham
     
     
# UAC to BOT
Jay Monteiro
Andy Small
     
     
# Faculty Senate Vice President
George Slotsve
George Slotsve 
 
 
# Faculty Senate Secretary
Nancy Castle
Wayne Finley
     
    
# Parliamentarian (Bylaws 3.1.3) Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan    

* executive secretary of University Council
x ex officio, nonvoting (Bylaws 1.8 - assistant chairs of APC, GC and UCC; Bylaws 16.5 - FAC to IBHE rep)
# consultants/spokespersons, nonvoting (Constitution 2.1.3 consultants; Bylaws 1.7 consultants; Bylaws 3.1.3 - Parliamentarian; Bylaws 16.4 UAC to BOT)

APPOINTMENTS RELATED TO UNIVERSITY COUNCIL


Parliamentarian to the University Council (Bylaws, Article 3.1.3)  Ferald Bryan
Faculty & SPS Personnel Advisor (Bylaws, Article 9)   David Wade
Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Higher Education representative (four-year term, 2009-2013) (Bylaws, Article 16.5)
Earl Hansen
Representatives: State Universities Retirement System (SURS) James Lockard and Pamela Rosenberg