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
Klay Kruczek Chair, Elections Committee
Natalie Starling Chair, Personnel Policy Committee
Jeff Webb Chair, Rules Committee
Maria Diamantis Chair, Student Policy Committee
Joe 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
Patrick Crowley Library Services
Shibiao "Bill" Ding Marketing
Rex Gilliland Philosophy
Sean Grace Biology
Dushmantha Jayawickreme Earth Science
Paul Petrie, Chair English
Kevin Siedlecki Athletics - Women's Lacrosse
Melanie Uribe Art

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

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

Klay Kruczek

Committee Members

Name Department
Carmen Coury History
Klay Kruczek, Chair Mathematics
Jonathan O'Hara Political Science
Mina Park Business Information System (BIS)
Cindy Simoneau Journalism

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

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
Peter Madonia Educational Leadership
Obigaeli Okwuka School Health/Part-time
Sebastian Perumbilly Social Work
Carol Stewart Management / IB
Jia Yu Economics

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

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
Gregory Adams Sociology
Angela Lopez-Velasquez Special Education
Kelly Martinez Nursing
Helen Marx Curriculum and Learning
Virginia Metaxas Part-Time
Stephen Monroe Tomczak Social Work
Troy Paddock History
Mike Shea English
Natalie Starling, Chair Counseling & School Psychology
Jacqueline Toce Library Services

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

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

Jeff Webb

Committee Members

Name Department
Robert Gregory Health & Movement Sciences
Matthew Miller Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences
Jeff Webb, Chair Chemistry

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

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

Maria Diamantis

Committee Members

Name Department
Christine Broadbridge Physics
Barbara Cook Communication Disorders
Michael Dodge Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management
Maria Diamantis, Chair Curriculum and Learning
William Farley Anthropology
Kate Marsland Psychology
Kyle Mashia-Thaxton SGA
Wes O'Brien Communication, Media & Screen Studies
Matthew Ouimet Counseling Services

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

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

Joe Fields

Committee Members

Name Department
Andrea Adimando Nursing
Gayle Bessenhoff Psychology
Lawrence Brancazio Health & Movement Sciences
Sandip Dutta Finance
Joseph Fields, Chair Mathematics
Jonathan Irving Music
Yan Liu Information & Library Science
Douglas Macur Theatre
Alaa Sheta Computer Science

Minutes (2021-2022)

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20

Minutes (2020-2021)

Minutes (2019-2020)