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2014-2015 Faculty Senate Committees

Committee Appointments 2016-2017

University Committees with Senate Seats Held by
Academic Affairs J.D. Salas, FS Chair
Calendar Committee CC Conn
Graduate Council Le'Ann Solmonson, FS Chair-Elect
Core-Curriculum Assessment Olga Minich
Policy Committee Steve Taaffe, Paul Sandul, Mary Catherine Breen
Distance Education Paula Griffin, Carlos Cuadra, Kefa Onchoke, Herbert Midgley

Senate Subcommittees:

Academic Affairs
Louise Stoehr, Chair
Dennis Gravatt
Stephen Kosovich
Kerry Roberts
Olga Minich

Prospective Objectives

Assessment Issues

This committee deals with matters pertaining to academic standards and the academic relationships between faculty and students.
The committee's responsibility includes, but is not limited to, curriculum, degree requirements, admission policies, standards of
academic performance, types of degrees offered, and new programs.

Administration and Finance
Dennis Gravatt, Chair

Todd Whitehead
Jason Reese
Chris Ryan

Professional Development Funding Study

This committee provides faculty interpretation of, response to, and advice concerning university administrative and
financial procedures. The committee's responsibility includes, but is not limited to, university expenditure and revenue
policies relative to fund allocation, salary equalization, budget development, and financial planning.

Erica Chapman, Chair
Carolos Cuadra
Candace Hicks
CC Conn

Web Streaming Archive

This committee is responsible for disseminating information about Senate activities to the faculty as a whole and to encourage
input from the faculty.

Kefa Onchoke, Chair
Chris Ryan
John Michael Mehaffey

Updating Runoff Election Procedure
2015 Faculty Census

This committee organizes and conducts all senatorial elections and any other elections which the Senate is asked to conduct for
the University.

Stephen Kosovich, Chair
Lauren Brewer
James Morris
Mark Montgomery
Steve Taaffe

Ombuds Position
TItle IX Faculty Representative

This committee deals with all matters which involve the faculty's professional and moral judgments and activities in the University

Faculty Government and Involvement
Brad Meye, Chair
Janice Hensarling
I-Kuai Hung
Mary Catherine Breem

Policy Review Archival Project

This committee deals with matters pertaining to the relationship between the faculty and the administration and with matters
concerning the Senate as the representative body of the faculty.

Professional Welfare
Sharon Eaves, Chair
Le'Ann Solmonson
Kyle Jones
Paula Griffin
Herbert Midgley

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award
Academic Policy Review 2016-17

This committee deals with all university policies and procedures which affect the professional life of the faculty. In particular, the
committee shall review policies relating to tenure, academic freedom, salary, promotions, employment practices, dismissal of
faculty, evaluation of faculty, faculty workloads, fringe benefits, retirement, and any other such item about which faculty members
are concerned.

Senate Strategic Plan
Le'Ann Solmonson, Chair
J.D. Salas
Ginger Kelso
Lauren Brewer
Dennis Gravatt
Karen Embry-Jenlink, Immediat past FS Chair

Faculty Socials & Presentations

This committee monitors institutional, stateand national faculty issues and trends, sets goals parallel to institutional planning, and
assesses the progress of these goals from a faculty perspective.

University Committees & Projects Involving Faculty Senate Members:

SFA Envisioned - Strategic Planning Committees
GOAL #1: Attracting and Supporting High-Quality Faculty and Staff
Karen Embry-Jenlink
Lauren Brewer

Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
Sharon Eaves

Library and Academic Assistance & Resource Center Committee
Chris Ryan

New Faculty Orientation
John Michael Mehaffey

Research Council
Candace Hicks

Professional Educators Council
Paula Griffin
Le'Ann Solmonson

Undergraduate Council
James Morris
CC Conn

Campus Carry Implementation Committee
J.D. Salas

University Faculty/Staff Parking & Traffic Council
Candace Hicks
Todd Whitehead

Wellness Committee
Karen Embry-Jenlink
J.D. Salas

Classroom & Lab Security Committee
J.D. Salas




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