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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, Associate Provost, 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

Moreno, Miguel

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative (Chair; Speaker)

Apr - 2020

Pletcher, Bethanie

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative (Deputy Speaker; Chair - Awards, Bylaws, and Elections)

Apr - 2020

Acker, Katelijne

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative (Secretary)

Apr - 2020

Boham, Mikaela

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative (Parliamentarian)

Apr - 2020

Britt, Sean

University College Faculty Representative (Chair - Academic Affairs)

Apr - 2020

Comparini, Lisa

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative (Chair – Faculty Affairs)

Apr - 2020

Murgulet, Dorina

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative (Chair - Budget Analysis)

Apr - 2020

Metcalf, Emily

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative (Chair - Committee on Committees)

Apr - 2020

Deis, Donald

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020



Academic Affairs Committee

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Britt, Sean

University College Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2020

Changchit, Chuleeporn

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Frost, Alison

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Bippert, Kelli

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Acker, Katelijne

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Hernandez, Carmen

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Bird, Chris

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Metcalf, Emily

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative

Apr - 2020



Awards, Bylaws, and Elections

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Pletcher, Bethanie

College of Education & Human Development Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2020

Zhao, Quihong

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Boham, Mikaela

College of Education & Human Development Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Hernandez, Carmen

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

McNamara, Mark

University College Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020



Budget Analysis

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Murgulet, Dorina

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2020

Waheeduzzaman, Abu

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Zhao, Meng

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020



Committee on Committees

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Metcalf, Emily

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2020

Davis, Liana

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Acker, Katelijne

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Starek, Michael

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

McNamara, Mark

University College Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020



Faculty Affairs

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Comparini, Lisa

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative (Chair)

Apr - 2020

Deis, Don

College of Business Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Davis, Liana

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Bernhardt, Ross

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Lee, Kyoung

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Silliman, James

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020

Warga, Ed

Mary & Jeff Bell Library Representative

Apr - 2020

McNamara, Mark

University College Faculty Representative

Apr - 2020



Additional Members

Name

Membership

Term End Date

Phillips, Clarenda

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

N/A

Sanford, Amy Aldridge

Associate Provost

N/A

Rendon, Michael

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

N/A

Vacant

Director, Academic Policy & Institutional Effectiveness

N/A

Harrison, Franklin

Staff Council Representative

N/A


Last Updated: 10/10/2019