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
Natalie Starling President
Luke Eilderts Secretary
Cindy Simoneau Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee
Rex Gilliland & Melanie Uribe Co-chairs, Academic Policy Committee
Klay Kruczek Chair, Elections Committee
Mike Shea & Stephen Monroe Tomczak Co-chairs, Personnel Policy Committee
Jeff Webb Chair, Rules Committee
Helen Marx Chair, Student Policy Committee
Douglas Macur 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.

Co-chairs

Rex Gilliland & Melanie Uribe

Committee Members

Name Department
Gregory Adams Sociology
Patrick Crowley Library Services
Michele Delucia Part-time
Rex Gilliland, Co-chair Philosophy
Dushmantha Jayawickreme Earth Science
Raymond Mugno Mathematics
Paul Petrie English
Kevin Siedlecki Athletics - Women's Lacrosse
Melanie Uribe, Co-chair Art
Jia Yu Economics

Minutes (2021-2022)

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
Daniel Swartz Health & Movement Sciences

Minutes (2021-2022)

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

Cindy Simoneau

Committee Members

Name Department
Peter Madonia Educational Leadership
Melvin Prince Marketing
Elizabeth Roberts FInance
Cindy Simoneau, Chair Journalism

Minutes (2021-2022)

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.

Co-chairs

Stephen Monroe Tomczak & Mike Shea

Committee Members

Name Department
Chris Budnick Psychology
Amy Jansen Library Services
Tricia Lin Women's & Gender Studies
Gregory Adams Sociology
Kelly Martinez Nursing
Virginia Metaxas Part-Time
Stephen Monroe Tomczak, Co-chair Social Work
Mike Shea, Co-chair English
Michael Somrude Part-time
Alison Wall Management, International Business & Public Utilities

Minutes (2021-2022)

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
Miriah Kelly Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences
Troy Paddock History
Jeff Webb, Chair Chemistry
Richard Zipoli Communication Disorders

Minutes (2021-2022)

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

Helen Marx

Committee Members

Name Department
Christine Broadbridge Physics
Maria Diamantis Curriculum & Learning
Michael Dodge Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management
Lisa Haylon Accounting
Kate Marsland Psychology
Helen Marx, Chair Curriculum & Learning
Kyle O'Brien Healthcare Systems & Innovation
Matthew Ouimet Counseling Services
Sebastian Perumbilly Marriage & Family Therapy

Minutes (2021-2022)

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

Douglas Macur

Committee Members

Name Department
Andrea Adimando Nursing
Sandip Dutta Finance
Shafaeat Hossain Computer Science
Robert Knipe Health & Movement Sciences
Douglas Macur, Chair Theatre
Melanie Savelli Communication, Media & Screen Studies
Kate Toskin Business Information Systems

Minutes (2021-2022)

Minutes (2020-2021)

Minutes (2019-2020)