Standing Committees

Membership of the Standing Committees
2015-2016 Academic Year

Standing Committee members are elected in the Spring and serve two-year terms from June-May. Members may be elected for two consecutive terms. The only exception of this is the Nominating Committee, whose term runs from the September Faculty Senate meeting to the September meeting the next year.

Chair: Lisa Wilson (Sp 2017, A&S, 1st Term)

Vice Chair: Raphael Sanders (Sp 2016, Crane, 2nd Term)

Secretary: Nicole Conant (Sp 2016, SOE&PS, 1st Term)


University Faculty Senator: Walt Conley (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)

Academic Policies, Standards and Advising

Purpose: Recommend academic policy to the FS concerning undergraduate matters including academic advising policies and standards, scholarships, the grading system, academic performance standards, academic grievances and appeals, academic honesty, registration and class attendance; Review and evaluate current academic policies and confirm their appropriate implementation.

Timothy Morse, Chair (Sp 2016, SSC, 1st Term)

Kimberly Bouchard (Sp 2016, A&S, 2nd Term)
Jim Hubbard (Sp 2016, Libraries, 2nd Term)
Kelly Bonnar (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 2nd Term)
Timothy Messner  (Sp 2017, SSC, 2nd Term)
Kathleen Miller (Sp 2017, Crane, 2nd Term)
Liberty Stanavage (Sp 2017, A&S, 2nd Term)

Academic Programs and Curriculum

Purpose: Recommend policy to the FS concerning undergraduate academic matters; Review proposals for addition,   deletion or revision of undergraduate programs and present recommendations to the FS regarding these programs; Notify the School or Subdivision concerned regarding the time for review of a program proposal; Seek impact statements from other divisions/subdivisions of the college that are likely to be affected by a program proposal.

Marianne Hebert, Chair (Sp 2016, Libraries, 2nd Term)
Anthony Torres, Student Representative
Victoria Klawitter (Sp 2016, A&S, Appointed until May 2015)
Nassir Malit (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)

Joel Foisy (Sp 2017, A&S, 2nd Term)
Andre Mount (Sp 2017, Crane, 2nd Term)
Michael Phillips (Sp 2017, Office of the Provost, 1st term)
Kathleen Valentine (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 1st term)

Admissions

Purpose:  Recommend policy to the FS concerning undergraduate admissions policies; Review proposals for changes in admissions policies, advise administration on admissions criteria, make proposals on the size and composition of entering class, offer suggestions on modes of recruitment; Keep FS current with respect to size and quality of entering class; Review and approve applications for specially admitted students.

Mark Misiak, Chair (Sp 2017, Athletics, 2nd Term)
Susan Haller (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)
Richard Henry (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)
Kristin Jordan (Sp 2016, SOE&PS, 1st Term)
Tackie Huff (Sp 2017, SSS, 1st Term)
Donald Straight (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 2nd Term)

Business Affairs

Purpose:  Recommend policy to FS in all matters pertaining to the business affairs of the College; Review and report to the FS on the financial impact of proposed programs, policy changes, and resource transparency.

Kevin Smith, Chair (Sp 2016, A&S, 2nd Term)
Lynn Hall (Sp 2016, SOE&PS, 1st Term)
Karla Fennell (Sp 2016, Extended Education, Appointed)
Clifford Rossiter (Sp 2017, A&S, 2nd Term)
Anjali Misra (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 1st Term)
William Mitchell (Sp 2017, Athletics, 1st Term)

Lonel Woods (Sp 2017, Crane, 1st Term)

Goals and Planning

Purpose:  Facilitate the FS's participation on academic planning; Review college-wide long range planning documents and recommend endorsement or amendment to the FS; Monitor achievement of college goals and report on such monitoring to the FS.

Joshua LaFave, Chair (Sp 2017, Grad Studies, 2nd Term)
Amber Bradley (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)
Lawrence Brehm (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)
Jeffrey Francom (Sp 2016, Crane, 2nd Term)
Megan Bain (Sp 2017, Career Planning, 1st Term)
Beth Todd (Sp 2017, CLEAR, 1st Term)

Graduate Affairs

Purpose: Recommend policy to the FS concerning graduate academic matters; Review proposals for addition, deletion or revision of graduate programs and present recommendations to the FS; Notify the School or Subdivision concerned regarding the time for review of a program proposal; Seek impact statements from other divisions/subdivisions of the college that are likely to be affected by a program proposal.

Harold Ellingsen, Chair (Sp 2017, A&S, 2nd Term)
Melissa Cummings (Sp 2016, SOE&PS, 2nd Term)
David Pittman-Jennings (Sp 2016, Crane, 1st Term)
Carolyn Stone (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 2nd Term)
Jim Madeja (Sp 2017, Crane, 2nd Term)
Janelle Jacobson (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 1st Term)

Student Affairs

Purpose:  Recommend to the FS policy dealing with extra-academic matters pertaining to student life including, but not limited to, student conduct, student rights and responsibilities, student housing and student services; Review and evaluate current student affairs policies and confirm their appropriate implementation.


Tamara Durant, Co-Chair (Sp 2017, SSC, 1st Term)
Jan Trybula, Co-Chair  (Sp 2017, A&S, 1st Term)
Christopher Bernard (Sp 2016, Athletics, 1st Term)
Fadi Bou-Abdallah (Sp 2016, A&S, 1st Term)
Heather Wheeler (Sp 2016, Crane, 1st Term)
Tina Wilson-Bush (Sp 2017, SOE&PS, 2nd Term)

Nominating (term runs Sept - Sept)

Purpose: Develop the slate of nominees for election to each Standing Committee; Maintain election records to ensure candidates are selected in accord with the By-Laws; Distribute and collect petitions for election of officers; Oversee other elections as directed by the Chair or Executive Committee.

Peter Cutler, Chair (Sp 2015, Grad Studies, 1st Term)
Nancy Alzo (Fl 2015, Libraries, 1st Term)
Julie Hunter (Sp 2016, Crane, 1st Term)
Gordon Plague (Fl 2015, A&S, 1st Term)
Joanne Stiles (Fl 2015, SOE&PS, 1st Term)
Tim Sullivan (Sp 2016, Crane, 1st Term)
Kyle Fennell (Sp 2016, Admissions, 1st Term)

1st Term, appointed = Committee member has not been elected to a committee seat yet. Instead, they were appointed to fill a vacant seat for the remainder of the term. Therefore, the committee member will be eligible run in two consecutive elections after their partial term is up, and still stay within the by-laws.

1st Elected Term = Committee member is serving their first 2-year elected term on the committee. Previously they were appointed to the committee to fill the remainder of the term for a vacant seat.