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Faculty Senate

Purpose or Function: The Faculty Senate is an elected body of faculty members and librarians. As an advising and recommending body, the Faculty Senate reports to the President or the President’s designee. The Senate is the faculty’s body for University-wide participation in the governance of the institution.

Membership:  The Senate is composed of four Senators from each college and two Senators from the Library. Senators are elected for two-year staggered terms, with no Senator serving more than two successive terms. Qualifications are explained in the Faculty Senate Constitution.  The Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs , Vice Provost, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Academic Policy and Institutional Effectiveness, CPIRA representative and Staff Council representative are Ex-Officio, non-voting members of the Senate.

Faculty Senate committees include: Executive Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, Committee on Committees, Awards/Bylaws/Election Committee, and Budget Analysis Committee.

Presiding Officer (Chair): Speaker of the Faculty Senate (elected annually by the membership)

Responsible University Official: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Executive Committee

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Spaniol, Frank

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative (Chair-Speaker)

Apr - 2018

Loveland, Karen

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative (Deputy Speaker)

Apr - 2018

Kownslar, Edward

College of Business Faculty Representative (Secretary)

Apr - 2018

Valadez, Corinne

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative (Parliamentarian)

Apr - 2018

Mollick, Joseph

College of Business Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Bland, Eugene

College of Business Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Smith, David

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Harrel, Catherine

College of Nursing & Health Science Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Shope, Elizabeth

Department of Undergraduate Studies Representative

Apr - 2018



Academic Affairs Committee

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Valadez, Corinne

 College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Loveland, Karen

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Blalock, Glenn

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Martinez, Laura

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative

Apr - 2018

Day, Cristi

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Murgulet, Dorina

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018



Awards, Bylaws, and Elections

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Mollick, Joseph

College of Business Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Crocker, Vanessa

Department of Undergraduate Studies Representative

Apr - 2018

Kownslar, Edward

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative

Apr - 2018

Acker, Katelijne

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

McCollough, Cherie

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018



Budget Analysis

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Bland, Eugene

College of Business Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Klaus, Timothy

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Moreno, Miguel

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Thiyagarajan, Magesh

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Ayarzagoitia, Patrick

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018



Committee on Committees

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Smith, David

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Loveland, Karen

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Acker, Katelijne

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Martinez, Laura

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative

Apr - 2018

Crocker, Vanessa

Department of Undergraduate Studies Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018



Faculty Affairs

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Harrel, Catherine

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2018

Klaus, Timothy

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Crocker, Vanessa

Department of Undergraduate Studies Representative

Apr - 2018

Shope, Elizabeth

Department of Undergraduate Studies Representative

Apr - 2018

Watson, Joshua

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Reinhardt, Kimberly

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Blalock, Glenn

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018

Kownslar, Edward

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative

Apr - 2018

Withers, Kim

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2018



Additional Members

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Guffy, Ted

Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Ex-Officio)

N/A

Sanford, Amy Aldridge

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

N/A

Billeaux, David

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

N/A

Vacant

Director, Academic Policy & Institutional Effectiveness

N/A

Vacant

Staff Council Representative

N/A


Last Updated: 05/17/2017