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
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
Business Rick Ridnour Rick Ridnour Rick Ridnour  
Business David Wade David Wade    
Business Diane Docking Terry Bishop  Terry Bishop Terry Bishop
Education Rebecca Butler  Rebecca Butler  Rebecca Butler Rebecca Butler
Education M. Cecil Smith  M. Cecil Smith  M. Cecil Smith M. Cecil Smith
Education Laurie Elish-Piper  Laurie Elish-Piper    
Education Jean Pierce  Janet Holt    
Education Toni Tollerud  Toni Tollerud   Toni Tollerud   
Engineering & Engineering Technology Clifford Mirman Clifford Mirman Clifford Mirman  
Engineering & Engineering Technology Shin-Min Song Abhijit Gupta   Abhijit Gupta Abhijit Gupta
Health and Human Sciences Brigid Lusk  Brigid Lusk  Brigid Lusk Brigid Lusk
Health and Human Sciences Linda Derscheid  Linda Derscheid    
Health and Human Sciences Nancy Nuzzo  Nancy Nuzzo  Nancy Nuzzo Nancy Nuzzo
Law Dan Schneider Dan Schneider Dan Schneider  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Joseph Stephen  Joseph Stephen    
Liberal Arts & Sciences Jeffrey Chown Jeffrey Chown Jeffrey Chown  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Lynn Kamenitsa Patricia Henry   Patricia Henry Patricia Henry
Liberal Arts & Sciences Barbara Burrell Barbara Burrell Barbara Burrell  
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Baker William Baker  William Baker  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Linda Sons Linda Sons Linda Sons  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Eric Mogren  Eric Mogren    
Liberal Arts & Sciences Amy Newman  Amy Newman  Amy Newman Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences Jay Stravers Alan Rosenbaum   Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum
Liberal Arts & Sciences *Paul Stoddard *Paul Stoddard    
Liberal Arts & Sciences  Carol Thompson  Carol Thompson   Carol Thompson  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Richard Greene Richard Greene    
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Tolhurst Kendall Thu   Kendall Thu Kendall Thu
University Libraries Jim Millhorn Jana Brubaker   Jana Brubaker Jana Brubaker
Visual & Performing Arts Jeff Kowalski Kerry Freedman   Kerry Freedman Kerry Freedman
Visual & Performing Arts Lee Sido Lee Sido    
Visual & Performing Arts Douglas Boughton Douglas Boughton  Douglas Boughton  
Visual & Performing Arts Debra Grall Barbara Jaffee   Barbara Jaffee Barbara Jaffee
Parliamentarian Ferald Bryan  Ferald Bryan    
Supportive Professional Staff Bobbie Cesarek  Bobbie Cesarek    
Assistant Chair, APC Aimee Prawitz      
Assistant Chair, GC David Changnon      
Assistant Chair, UCC Cason Snow      
FAC to IBHE      
University Advisory Committee *Paul Stoddard *Paul Stoddard    
University Advisory Committee Nancy Castle  Clersida Garcia    
University Advisory Committee Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan  Ferald Bryan  Ferald Bryan 
University Advisory Committee Joseph "Buck" Stephen  Joseph "Buck" Stephen Joseph "Buck" Stephen   
University Advisory Committee Bobbie Cesarek  Bobbie Cesarek    
University Advisory Committee Jay Monteiro  Jay Monteiro    

ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS FROM
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOLS

FS MEMBERSHIP FROM DEPARTMENTS
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
BUSINESS        
Accountancy Natalie Churyk Brad Cripe   Brad Cripe Brad Cripe
Finance James Johnson  James Johnson    
Management Paula Brown Paula Brown     
Marketing Debra Zahay Debra Zahay    
OMIS  Jack Marchewka Jack Marchewka  Jack Marchewka  
EDUCATION        
Kinesiology & Physical Education  Clersida Garcia Clersida Garcia  Clersida Garcia  
Counseling, Adult & Health Education Scott Wickman/Teresa Fisher Teresa Fisher  Teresa Fisher Teresa Fisher
Literacy Education Ana Colomb/Sonia Armstrong Sonia Armstrong  Sonia Armstrong Sonia Armstrong
Teaching and Learning Moses Mutuku Jesse "Woody" Johnson   Jesse "Woody" Johnson Jesse "Woody" Johnson
Educational Technology, Research & Assessment  Lara Luetkehans Lara Luetkehans  Lara Luetkehans  
Leadership Educational Psychological & Foundations Kerry Burch Kerry Burch    
ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY        
Electrical Engineering Reza Hashemian Lichuan Liu  Lichuan Liu Lichuan Liu
Industrial Engineering Reinaldo Moraga  Reinaldo Moraga  Reinaldo Moraga Reinaldo Moraga
Mechanical Engineering Milivoje Kostic Milivoje Kostic  Milivoje Kostic  
Technology Earl Hansen Earl Hansen    
HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES        
Allied Health & Communicative Disorders #Nancy Castle Nancy Castle    
Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences Elizabeth Miller Julie Johnson-Hillary   Julie Johnson-Hillary Julie Johnson-Hillary
Nursing & Health Studies Mari Valle Mari Valle    
LAW Jeffrey Brown  Jeffrey Brown  Jeffrey Brown  
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES        
Anthropology **Kendall Thu Giovanni Bennardo   Giovanni Bennardo Giovanni Bennardo
Biological Sciences Christopher Hubbard Jozef Bujarski   Jozef Bujarski Jozef Bujarski
Chemistry C. T. Lin  C. T. Lin    
Communication Gretchen Bisplinghoff  Gretchen Bisplinghoff  Gretchen Bisplinghoff Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Computer Science Ibrahim Onylaksel H. Joel Jeffrey   H. Joel Jeffrey H. Joel Jeffrey
Economics Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat    
English Diana Swanson Diana Swanson    
Foreign Languages & Literatures Michael Morris  Michael Morris  Michael Morris Michael Morris
Geography David Goldblum David Goldblum    
Geology Reed Scherer Jay Stravers   Jay Stravers Jay Stravers
History Sean Farrell Rosemary Feurer   Rosemary Feurer Rosemary Feurer
Math Sciences Douglas Bowman  Douglas Bowman    
Philosophy James Hudson Valia Allori   Valia Allori Valia Allori
Physics Stephen Martin  Stephen Martin    
Political Science   Larry Arnhart   Larry Arnhart Larry Arnhart
Psychology Alan Rosenbaum      
Sociology Charles Cappell Charles Cappell Charles Cappell  
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Cason Snow Cason Snow    
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS        
Art Barbara Jaffee Jeff Kowalski   Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowalski
Music John Novak John Novak  John Novak  
Theatre Arts Christopher Markle Melanie Parks   Melanie Parks  Melanie Parks 
@University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees
Paul Stoddard  Paul Stoddard    
  Nancy Castle   Clersida Garcia      
  Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan  Ferald Bryan  Ferald Bryan 
  Joseph "Buck" Stephen  Joseph "Buck" Stephen Joseph "Buck" Stephen   
   Bobbie Cesarek   Bobbie Cesarek    
   Jay Monteiro  Jay Monteiro    
@Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE Earl Hansen       
@Supportive Professional Staff Bobbie Cesarek       
@Assistant Chair, APC Amiee Prawizt       
@Assistant Chair, GC David Changnon       
@Assistant Chair, UCC Cason Snow       
@Student Association Liaison Elaine Phillips       
                * Executive Secretary of University Council and President of Faculty Senate
                ** Vice President of Faculty Senate
                #Secretary of Faculty Senate
                @Ex officio, nonvoting