THE FACULTY SENATE
(Bylaws, Article 13)

 Membership of Faculty Senate

COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONS

  1. The Faculty Senate consists of the 32 elected faculty members of the University Council; one member elected by and from each academic department or school in the degree-granting colleges of the university, with two elected from each academic department or school of over 50 faculty members; and one member each from the College of Law and the University Libraries.

    Among the ex officio nonvoting members is any faculty member of the University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Board of Trustees and of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Illinois Board of Higher Education who is not a voting member of the senate, the faculty serving as assistant chairs of the Academic Planning Council (APC), the Graduate Council (GC), and the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) if they are not otherwise voting members of the senate, and the supportive professional staff member of the University Council.

    The faculty members of the University Council shall be elected by the faculty members of the colleges, 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. The remaining faculty members shall be elected directly by each of the academic departments or schools in the degree-granting colleges of the university, the College of Law, and the University Libraries.

  2. The Faculty Senate shall serve as the official voice of the university faculty of Northern Illinois University and as the authoritative representative liaison body between the faculty and the University Council, the president of the university, the executive vice president and provost, other vice presidents with respect to their responsibilities affecting the faculty, and the Board of Trustees.

    In accordance with the Preamble and Article 7.3 of the university Constitution and the stated commitment to university governance as a shared process, the Faculty Senate shall serve the following purposes:

    1.    To promote the representation of the faculty in the governance of the university;

For details see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

THE FACULTY SENATE
ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
Business Rick Ridnour  Rick Ridnour Rick Ridnour Rick Ridnour
Business David Wade  David Wade David Wade  
Business Diane Docking Diane Docking    
Education Rebecca Butler Rebecca Butler    
Education M. Cecil Smith M. Cecil Smith    
Education Laurie Elish-Piper Laurie Elish-Piper  Laurie Elish-Piper  
Education  Jean Pierce Jean Pierce  Jean Pierce  
Education Toni Tollerud  Toni Tollerud  Toni Tollerud   Toni Tollerud 
Engineering & Engineering Technology Xueshu Song  Clifford Mirman Clifford Mirman Clifford Mirman
Engineering & Engineering Technology Shin-Min Song Shin-Min Song    
Health and Human Sciences Brigid Lusk Brigid Lusk    
Health and Human Sciences  Linda Derscheid Linda Derscheid  Linda Derscheid  
Health and Human Sciences Jody Newman-Ryan  Nancy Nuzzo    
Law John Walton  Dan Schneider Dan Schneider Dan Schneider
Liberal Arts & Sciences Joseph Stephen  Joseph Stephen  Joseph Stephen  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Michael Kolb  Jeffrey Chown Jeffrey Chown Jeffrey Chown
Liberal Arts & Sciences Lynn Kamenitsa Lynn Kamenitsa    
Liberal Arts & Sciences John Wolfskill  Barbara Burrell Barbara Burrell Barbara Burrell
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Baker  William Baker William Baker  William Baker
Liberal Arts & Sciences Janice Hamlet  Linda Sons Linda Sons Linda Sons
Liberal Arts & Sciences Eric Mogren  Eric Mogren  Eric Mogren  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Amy Newman Amy Newman    
Liberal Arts & Sciences Jay Stravers Jay Stravers    
Liberal Arts & Sciences *Paul Stoddard  *Paul Stoddard  Paul Stoddard  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Brad Peters  Carol Thompson  Carol Thompson   Carol Thompson
Liberal Arts & Sciences James Giles Richard Greene Richard Greene  
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Tolhurst William Tolhurst    
University Libraries Byron Anderson Jim Millhorn    
Visual & Performing Arts Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowalski    
Visual & Performing Arts Lee Sido  Lee Sido Lee Sido  
Visual & Performing Arts Kent Gallagher  Douglas Boughton Douglas Boughton  Douglas Boughton
Visual & Performing Arts Debra Grall Debra Grall    
Parliamentarian Ferald Bryan  Ferald Bryan    
Supportive Professional Staff Bobbie Cesarek  Bobbie Cesarek    
Assistant Chair, APC Richard Dowen     
Assistant Chair, GC Tom Sims  David Changnon    
Assistant Chair, UCC      
FAC to IBHE Jody Newman-Ryan     
University Advisory Committee *Paul Stoddard  *Paul Stoddard    
University Advisory Committee Xueshu Song  Nancy Castle    
University Advisory Committee Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan    
University Advisory Committee Joseph "Buck" Stephen       
University Advisory Committee Bobbie Cesarek  Bobbie Cesarek    
University Advisory Committee Sara Clayton  Jay Monteiro    

ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS FROM
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOLS

FS MEMBERSHIP FROM DEPARTMENTS
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
BUSINESS        
Accountancy Natalie Churyk Natalie Churyk    
Finance James Johnson James Johnson   James Johnson
Management Paula Brown Paula Brown    
Marketing Tim Aurand Debra Zahay Debra Zahay  
OMIS Jack Marchewka  Jack Marchewka Jack Marchewka  Jack Marchewka
EDUCATION        
Kinesiology & Physical Education Pamela MacFarlane  Clersida Garcia Clersida Garcia  Clersida Garcia
Counseling, Adult & Health Education Scott Wickman Scott Wickman    
Literacy Education Alfred Tatum Ana Colomb    
Teaching and Learning Moses Mutuku Moses Mutuku    
Educational Technology, Research & Assessment Janet Holt  Lara Luetkehans Lara Luetkehans  Lara Luetkehans
Leadership Educational Psychological & Foundations Kerry Burch Kerry Burch Kerry Burch  
ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY        
Electrical Engineering Reza Hashemian Reza Hashemian    
Industrial Engineering Reinaldo Moraga Reinaldo Moraga    
Mechanical Engineering Brian Coller Milivoje Kostic Milivoje Kostic  Milivoje Kostic
Technology Earl Hansen Earl Hansen Earl Hansen  
HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES        
Allied Health & Communicative Disorders #Nancy Castle #Nancy Castle Nancy Castle  
Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Miller    
Nursing & Health Studies Judith Hertz Mari Valle Mari Valle  
LAW Elvia Arriola Jeffrey Brown  Jeffrey Brown  Jeffrey Brown
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES        
Anthropology **Kendall Thu **Kendall Thu    
Biological Sciences Christopher Hubbard Christopher Hubbard    
Chemistry C. T. Lin C. T. Lin  C. T. Lin  
Communication Gretchen Bisplinghoff Gretchen Bisplinghoff    
Computer Science Ibrahim Onylaksel Ibrahim Onylaksel    
Economics Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat  
English Diana Swanson Diana Swanson Diana Swanson  
Foreign Languages & Literatures Michael Morris Michael Morris    
Geography Richard Greene David Goldblum David Goldblum  
Geology Reed Scherer Reed Scherer    
History Sean Farrell Sean Farrell    
Math Sciences Douglas Bowman Douglas Bowman   Douglas Bowman
Philosophy James Hudson James Hudson    
Physics Stephen Martin Stephen Martin   Stephen Martin
Political Science Daniel Kempton      
Psychology Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum  Alan Rosenbaum
Sociology   Charles Cappell Charles Cappell Charles Cappell
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Cason Snow Cason Snow Cason Snow  
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS        
Art Barbara Jaffee Barbara Jaffee    
Music Greg Barrett John Novak John Novak  John Novak
Theatre Arts Christopher Markle Christopher Markle    
@University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees
Paul Stoddard
Paul Stoddard    
  Xueshu Song Nancy Castle     
  Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan    
  Joseph "Buck" Stephen      
  Bobbie Cesarek  Bobbie Cesarek    
  Sara Clayton  Jay Monteiro    
@Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE Jody Newman-Ryan      
@Supportive Professional Staff Bobbie Cesarek Bobbie Cesarek     
@Assistant Chair, APC Richard Dowen      
@Assistant Chair, GC Tom Sims David Changnon     
@Assistant Chair, UCC        
@Student Association Liaison Adam Novotney Elaine Phillips     
                * Executive Secretary of University Council and President of Faculty Senate
                ** Vice President of Faculty Senate
                #Secretary of Faculty Senate
                @Ex officio, nonvoting