2014-15 Committees of the University

Standing Committees of the Faculty Senate 2014-2015

Executive Committee
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee
Academic Affairs Committee
Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession
Rules and Governance Committee
Committee on Resources, Space and Budgets
Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee


Executive Committee (Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.1)

Composition - The Executive Committee shall be chaired by the president and shall consist of the following: the chairs of the senate standing committees; the president, vice president, and the secretary; additional members as appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate with the advice and consent of the senate to assure that each degree-granting college and the University Libraries are appropriately represented.

Duties - The Executive Committee shall advise the president between meetings of the senate. The committee shall prepare the agenda for distribution to senate members prior to meetings of the senate. In addition, the committee shall perform other duties as are assigned to it.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
President of Faculty Senate William Pitney, Chair
Chair, Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee Richard Siegesmund - VPA, ART
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee Sarah McHone-Chase - ULIB
Chair, Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession George Slotsve - LAS, ECON
Chair, Rules and Governance Committee Robert Schneider - VPA, THEA
Liaison, FS-UC Committee on Resources, Space and Budgets
Jim Wilson - LAS, GEOG
Chair, Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee
Stephen Tonks - EDU, LEPF
Vice President of Faculty Senate George Slotsve - LAS, ECON
Secretary of Faculty Senate Sarah McHone-Chase - ULIB
At-Large Member Fall 2014 - Marc Falkoff for Therese Arado - LAW
Spring 2015 - Therese Arado - LAW
At-Large Member Fall 2014 - Mark Rosenbaum - BUS, MKTG
Spring 2015 - Meghann Cefaratti - BUS, ACCY
At-Large Member Abul Azad - EET, TECH
At-Large Member Mary Elaine Koren - HHS-NUHS

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee (Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.2)

Composition - The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties - The committee shall advise the senate on matters and issues concerning: representation of the faculty in the governance of the university; faculty participation in the development of university policies, procedures, and practices which advance the academic mission of the university and a learning environment throughout the university; collective and individual faculty prerogatives in university policies and procedures; standards and procedures of accountability concerning faculty ethics and responsibilities and adherence to those standards and responsibilities; the climate of academic freedom for the university community; and policies, procedures and practices of the university as they affect academic freedom; specific academic freedom issues which warrant Senate attention; and the administration and effectiveness of the faculty grievance process.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
Faculty - BUS Jon Briscoe - BUS, MGMT
Faculty - EDU Lee Covington Rush - EDU, CAHE
Faculty - EET Ji-Chul Ryu for Milivoje Kostic - EET, MECH
Faculty - HHS Hamid Bateni - HHS, AHCD
Faculty - LAS
Mitch Irwin - LAS, ANTH
Faculty - LAS
Fall 2014 - TBD for Minmei Hou - LAS, CSCI
Spring 2015 - Minmei Hou - LAS, CSCI
Faculty - LAS Fall 2014 - TBD for Martin - LAS, PHYS
Spring 2015 - Stephen Martin - LAS, PHYS
Faculty - LAW Fall 2014 - Marc Falkoff for Therese Arado - LAW
Spring 2015 - Therese Arado - LAW
Faculty - ULIB Sarah McHone-Chase - ULIB
Faculty - VPA Richard Siegesmund, Chair - VPA, ART 


Academic Affairs Committee (Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.3)

Composition - The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties - The committee shall advise the senate concerning: problems and issues with respect to the academic mission of the university; new and revised academic programs; problems and concerns regarding the academic program review process; and, university academic priorities.

The committee shall advise and be kept informed by the executive vice president and provost on all matters and issues relating to summer session.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
Faculty - BUS Brian Mackie - BUS, OMIS
Faculty - EDU Rebecca Hunt - EDU, ETRA
Faculty - EET Fall 2014 - Michael Haji-Sheikh and Tim Johnson for Demir - EET, ELEC
Spring 2015 - Veysil Demir - EET, ELEC
Faculty - HHS Xiaolin Xie - HHS, FCNS
Faculty - LAS Jimmie Manning - LAS, COMM
Faculty - LAS Ismael Montana - LAS, HIST
Faculty - LAS
Fall 2014 - David Gorman for Tim Ryan - LAS, ENGL
Spring 2015 - Tim Ryan - LAS, ENGL
Faculty - ULIB
Sarah McHone-Chase, Chair - ULIB
Faculty - VPA John Novak - VPA, MUSI


Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession (Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.4)

Composition - The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties - The committee shall advise the Senate concerning: issues and proposals related to faculty compensation and benefits; studies of faculty compensation and benefits and recommendations with respect to faculty compensation and benefits coming from university officials and committees as well as governing and coordinating boards, the state government, and national government, and national and professional associations.

The committee, through its chair, shall represent the senate on the University Benefits Committee.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
Faculty - BUS Brian Mackie - BUS, OMIS
Faculty - EDU Greg Conderman - EDU, SEED
Faculty - EET Fall 2014 - Michael Haji-Sheikh and Tim Johnson for Demir - EET, ELEC
Spring 2015 - Veysil Demir - EET, ELEC
Faculty - HHS Mary Elaine Koren - HHS, NUHS
Faculty - LAS George Slotsve, Chair - LAS, ECON
Faculty - LAS Tharaphi Than - LAS, FLAL
Faculty - LAS
Diane Rodgers - LAS, SOCI
Faculty - LAS
Joseph Stephen - LAS, MATH
Faculty - LAS Paul Stoddard - LAS, GEOL
Faculty - VPA Richard Siegesmund - VPA, ART


Rules and Governance Committee (Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.5)

Composition - The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties - The committee shall advise the senate concerning: substantive issues referred to it by the senate involving interpretations of the Faculty Senate Bylaws and the University Constitution and Bylaws as they relate to the Faculty Senate; and, proposals relating to the structure and procedures of the Faculty Senate, including proposals to amend Faculty Senate Bylaws.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
Faculty - BUS Sukesh Patro - BUS, FINA
Faculty - EDU Eui-Kyung Shin - EDU, LEED
Faculty - EET Reinaldo Moraga, EET, ISYE
Faculty - HHS Hamid Bateni - HHS, AHCD
Faculty - LAS Gary Baker - LAS, CHEM
Faculty - LAS
Jozef Bujarski - LAS, BIOS
Faculty - LAS
Keith Millis - LAS, PSYC
Faculty - LAW Fall 2014 - Marc Falkoff for Therese Arado - LAW
Spring 2015 - Therese Arado - LAW
Faculty - VPA Robert Schneider, Chair - VPA, THEA


FS-UC Committee on Resources, Space and Budgets
(Bylaws, Article 2.8 and Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.6)

The Faculty Senate-University Council Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets shall consist of members of the University Council and the Faculty Senate as follows: eight faculty members, four of whom shall be members of the University Council at the time of their nomination and shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the University Council with the advice and consent of the University Council. The remaining four shall be members of the Faculty Senate at the time of their nomination by the Faculty Senate, and shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate (with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate). Faculty members shall serve staggered two-year terms and are eligible for reappointment. No two faculty members shall be from the same department.

One student shall be appointed by the Student Association. The student shall be a member of the University Council at the time of appointment. Student members shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

One supportive professional staff member and one operating staff member shall be appointed. They shall be members of the University Council and shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

One nonvoting member shall be selected by and from the deans of the degree-granting colleges to serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

The Chief Financial Officer and the senior administrator responsible for facilities shall serve as ex officio nonvoting members.

The chair of the committee shall be a member of the University Council, selected by the executive secretary of the University Council with the advice and consent of the University Council and shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment

Duties - To participate with the president and executive vice president and provost in the development of long-range planning regarding the allocation and reallocation of resources in both the operating and capital budgets and in the assignment and reassignment of space;

To advise the president and the executive vice president and provost regarding goals and priorities for the utilization of resources, space, and budgets, and to provide periodic evaluations of progress in achieving the goals and priorities;

To make other reports and recommendations to the Faculty Senate and the University Council regarding resource allocations and utilization as the committee feels appropriate or as may be requested by the Faculty Senate or University Council.

In addition to holding regular meetings to seek input on resource needs and priorities, the committee shall meet with the president and the executive vice president and provost, together and/or separately, at least two times a semester to offer advice on budget and space issues. The committee shall report its recommendations and evaluations to the Faculty Senate and the University Council.

Meets upon the call of the chair.


MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
UC - Faculty - BUS Mark Riley - BUS, ACCY 
UC - Faculty - EET Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Chair - EET, ELEC
UC - Faculty - LAS Dhiman Chakraborty - LAS, PHYS
UC - Faculty - LAS Brad Sagarin - LAS, PSYC
FS - Faculty - EDU Stephen Tonks - EDU, LEPF
FS - Faculty - EET Abul Azad - EET, TECH
FS - Faculty - LAS Jim Wilson, FS Liaison - LAS, GEOG
FS - Faculty - ULIB
Sarah McHone-Chase - ULIB
Student
Dillon Domke, SA Speaker of the Senate
Supportive Professional Staff Deborah Haliczer
Operating Staff Jay Monteiro
Dean (nonvoting) La Vonne Neal
Chief Financial Officer (ex officio, nonvoting) Nancy Suttenfield
Senior administrator responsible for facilities
(ex officio, nonvoting)
Bill Nicklas


Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee (Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.7)

Composition - The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties - The committee shall recommend to the senate policies and procedures to monitor the election of faculty to the Senate from the academic departments or schools, the College of Law and the University Libraries.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2014-2015
Faculty - BUS Meghann Cefaratti - BUS, ACCY
Faculty - EDU Stephen Tonks, Chair - EDU, LEPF 
Faculty - EDU TBD for Marilyn Looney - EDU, KNPE
Faculty - EET Reinaldo Moraga - EET, ISYE
Faculty - HHS Mary Elaine Koren - HHS, NUHS
Faculty - LAS Gleb Sirotkin - LAS, MATH
Faculty - LAS
Kheang Un - LAS, POLS
Faculty - LAS
Valia Allori - LAS, PHIL
Faculty - LAW Fall 2014 - Marc Falkoff for Therese Arado - LAW
Spring 2015 - Therese Arado - LAW
Faculty - VPA John Novak - VPA, MUSI


Other Committees

The Faculty Senate may establish whatever standing committees and special committees which it considers appropriate. The creation of additional standing committees shall be accomplished through amendments to the Faculty Senate Bylaws. Special committees may be established by action of the senate and do not require bylaw amendments.