2013-14 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 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 monthly on Wednesdays during the academic year from 3 to 5 p.m.

2013-14 meeting dates are: September 18, October 9, November 6, December 4, January 29, February 26, April 2, April 30.

Membership of the University Council

ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2013-2014
^ President & Chair
Douglas D. Baker
^ Interim Executive Vice President & Provost
Lisa Freeman
^ Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
^ Dean, College of Education
La Vonne Neal
^ Dean, College of Engineering and Enginnering Technology
Promod Vohra
^ Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Derryl Block
^ 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
Eric Weldy
Nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
     
         + Vice President for Administration and University Outreach
Anne Kaplan
         + Vice President for Public Safety and Community Relations
Bill Nicklas
         + Vice President for Administration
Nancy Suttenfield

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


 

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
Business
Chih-Chen Lee
Debra Zahay-Blatz
(for Lee Spring 2013) 
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee
Business
Elisa Fredericks
Elisa Fredericks Elisa Fredericks  
Business
Charles Downing
Charles Downing
Brad Cripe
(for Downing-Spring 2014)
  
Education
Mayra Daniel
(for Walker Fall 2012)
David Walker
David Walker
 
  
Education
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez  
  
Education
Paul Carpenter
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter
 
Education
Mary Beth Henning
Mary Beth Henning
Mary Beth Henning
Education
M Cecil Smith
(for Holt) 
William Pitney
William Pitney
William Pitney
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Clifford Mirman
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Abhijit Gupta 
Abhijit Gupta
 
  
Health and Human Sciences
Greg Long
Greg Long
  
Health and Human Sciences
Donna Plonczynski
Mary Elaine Koren
(for Plonczynski
Spring 2013)
Donna Plonczynski

Donna Plonczynski
 
Health and Human Sciences
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe 
 
  
Law
Kathleen Coles
Elvia Arriola
Elvia Arriola
Elvia Arriola
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski Melissa Lenczewsk
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Artemus Ward
(for Willis)
Eric Mogren Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Sean Farrell
Sean Farrell
 
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Carl Von Ende
Amy Newman
 
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Brad Sagarin  
Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Chhiu-Tsu Lin
(for Bowers)
Robin Moremen
Robin Moremen
Robin Moremen
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Michael Kolb
Stephen Martin
(for Kolb)
Michael Kolb
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tomis Kapitan
Tomis Kapitan
 
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
*Alan Rosenbaum 
Alan Rosenbaum
 
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Rosemary Feurer
Rosemary Feurer Rosemary Feurer
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
 
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Virginia Naples
(for Corwin)
Virginia Naples
Virginia Naples
Virginia Naples
University Libraries
Leanne VandeCreek
Leanne VandeCreek
 
 
Visual & Performing Arts
Peter Middleton
Peter Middleton
 
  
Visual & Performing Arts
Jeff Kowalski
TBD (for Kowalski
Spring 2013) 
Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowalski
 
Visual & Performing Arts
Rebecca Houze
Billie Giese
Billie Giese
Billie Giese
Visual & Performing Arts
Charlotte Rollman
Charlotte Rollman
 
  
Supportive Professional Staff President
Todd Latham 
Deborah Haliczer
 
    
Supportive Professional Staff
Deborah Haliczer 
Donna Smith
     
     
Operating Staff President
Andy Small
Andy Small
     
     
Operating Staff
Zachary Bohn
Amy Polzin
     
     
Student Association President
Delonte LeFlore
Jack Barry
     
     
Student Association
Austin Quick-Fall
James Zanayed-Spring
James Zanayed - Fall
Miki Grace - Spring
 
 
Student Association
Nick Bender
Mike Theodore
    
     
Student Association 
Kyle Bak - Fall
Susie Richard - Spring
Kaliah Smith - Fall
Paul Julion - Spring
     
    
Student Association 
Daihee Cho
Ivan Garcia
  
 
Student Association
Gina Gregolunas
Rebecca Clark
     
 
Student Association
Chad Harris
Dillon Domke
     
   
Student Association
Michael Theodore
Benjamin Donovan
  
SAC BUS
Matthew Hofer
Jacob Ferguson
     
    
SAC EDU
Elisa Lopez
     
    
SAC EET
Petia Guerrero
Anthony Roberts
     
     
SAC HHS
Cara Prock  
     
     
SAC LAS
Wayne Duerkes 
Ron Leonhardt
 
 
SAC LAW
Emily Perkins 
     
     
SAC VPA
    
 
 
     
SAC Graduate School  Melissa Entzminger  David Downs    
x Assistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Marc Falkoff
     
    
x Assistant Chair, GC
Lee Sunderlin
Janet Hathaway
     
     
x Assistant Chair, UCC
Cason Snow
Carol Thompson
     
    
x FAC to IBHE
Sonya Armstrong
(for Hansen)
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong
# UAC to BOT
*Alan Rosenbaum
Alan Rosenbaum 
  
 
# UAC to BOT
Gregory Waas
Greg Waas Greg Waas
 
# UAC to BOT
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
  
# UAC to BOT
Kerry Freedman
Dan Gebo
Dan Gebo
Dan Gebo
# UAC to BOT
Todd Latham
Deborah Haliczer
 
     
# UAC to BOT
Andy Small
Andy Small
     
     
# Faculty Senate Vice President
George Slotsve
George Slotsve
 
 
# Faculty Senate Secretary
John Novak
Sarah McHone-Chase
     
    
# 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)  Toni Tollerud
Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Higher Education representative (four-year term, 2009-2013) (Bylaws, Article 16.5) Sonya Armstrong (for Hansen)
Representatives: State Universities Retirement System (SURS) James Lockard and Pamela Rosenberg