Committees

Faculty Senate Standing Committees

About

Establishes a calendar of Faculty Senate meetings, agenda of each Faculty Senate meeting, continually reviews policies and procedures, maintains liaison with the Administration of the University, initiates Faculty Senate action, preserves and interprets Faculty Senate documents, determines eligibility to Faculty Senate All-University committees, assigns work to each Faculty Senate Standing committee, advises the Faculty Senate President and other members of the Executive Committee on matters of the Faculty Senate.

Committee Members

Name Title
Deborah Weiss President
Luke Eilderts Secretary
William Faraclas Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee
Paul Petrie Chair, Academic Policy Committee
Cindy Simoneau Chair, Elections Committee
Natalie Starling Chair, Personnel Policy Committee
Robert Gregory Chair, Rules Committee
Kate Marsland Chair, Student Policy Committee
Joseph Fields Chair, Technology Committee

 

About

Purview: All matters of policy pertaining to academic matters; e.g., academic philosophy, academic standards, accreditation, degree programs, grading system, special academic programs, etc.

Chair

Paul Petrie

Committee Members

Name Department
Dave Allen Accounting
Aidan Coleman Student Government Association
Patrick Crowley Library Services
Rex Gilliland Philosophy
Sean Grace Biology
Dushmantha Jayawickreme Earth Science
Atul Kulkarni Marketing
Sebatian Perumbilly Social Work
Paul Petrie, Chair English
Kevin Siedlecki Athletics - Women's Lacrosse

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)

About

Purview: All matters dealing with University-wide elections and referenda; e.g., notification of existence of vacancies and of qualifications for voters and for nominees, collection and certification of names of nominees, collection and distribution of information of nominees or referendum issue, tabulation of ballots, distribution of voting results, etc. This committee may also run elections for other University Committees when directed to do so by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee in response to a request from the University Administration.

Chair

Cindy Simoneau

Committee Members

Name Department
Darcy Kern History
Klay Kruczek Mathematics
Mina Park Business Information System (BIS)
Frances Penny Nursing
Cindy Simoneau, Chair Journalism
Jon Wharton Political Science

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)

 

About

Purview: All matters of fiscal policy relating to the University and Faculty Senate; e.g., University and Faculty Senate budget, long-range planning, the use and balances of contractually-provided and other travel funds, etc. This committee will maintain liaison with the University Budget and Planning Committee and with the Administration on all finance-related matters of the University. The Treasurer of the Faculty Senate shall serve as the Committee Chairperson.

Chair

William Faraclas

Committee Members

Name Department
William Faraclas, Chair Public Health
Sanja Grubacic Economics
Obigaeli Okwuka School Health/Part-time
Carol Stewart Management / IB

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)

 

About

Purview: All matters of policy pertaining to personnel represented in the Faculty Senate; e.g., promotion, tenure, sabbatical, salary, fringe benefits, etc.

Chair

Natalie Starling

Committee Members

Name Department
Angela Lopez-Velasquez Special Education
Kelly Martinez Nursing
Virginia Metaxas Part-Time
Stephen Monroe Tomczak Social Work
Adam Pittman Sociology
Mike Shea English
Alaa Sheta Computer Science
Jeff Slomba Art
Natalie Starling, Chair Counseling & School Psychology
Jacqueline Toce Library Services

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)

 

About

Purview: All matters dealing with the internal operations of the Faculty Senate and the interaction of the Faculty Senate and faculty; e.g., election of Senators, constitutional questions, all matters of information on committees serving the University community. This committee will request and receive annual reports from All-University Committees on behalf of the Faculty Senate and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate based upon those reports and act as an appeals board, which reviews committee membership guidelines and procedures, and insure equal representation for all departments.

Chair

Robert Gregory

Committee Members

Name Department
Barbara Cook Communication Disorders
Maria Diamantis Curriculum and Learning
Robert Gregory, Chair Health & Movement Sciences
Matthew Miller Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences
Troy Paddock History
Jeff Webb Chemistry

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)

 

About

Purview: All matters of policy pertaining to students; e.g., admissions, academic standings, grading system. This committee will also maintain liaison with student government and other student organizations involved with student policies.

Chair

Kate Marsland

Committee Members

Name Department
Beena Achhpal Curriculum and Learning
William Farley Anthropology
Michael Dodge Recreation Tourism & Sport Mgmt
Kate Marsland, Chair Psychology
Mary Ellen Minichiello Information & Library Science/Part-Time
Mike Nizhnikov Psychology
Matthew Ouimet Counseling Services

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)

 

About

Purview: All matters dealing with technology as it impacts faculty in their teaching and research; e.g., hardware/software acquisition, technical support, long range planning relative to academic technology, etc. This committee will maintain liaison with other technology committees and groups on campus as well as the University Information Technology department.

Chair

Joseph Fields

Committee Members

Name Department
Lawrence Brancazio Health & Movement Sciences
Sandip Dutta Finance
Joseph Fields, Chair Mathematics
Jonathan Irving Music
Yan Liu Information & Library Science
Douglas Macur Theatre
Stephanie Fischer Part-Time
Derek Taylor Communication, Media & Screen Studies
Binlin Wu Physics

Minutes (2020-2021)

 

Minutes (2019-2020)