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Faculty Senate Committees

2020-21 Faculty Senate Committees*

University Committees with Senate Seats Held by
Academic Affairs Andrew Lannen
Graduate Council Brian Uriegas
Core Curriculum Assessment Donald Gooch
Distance Education Committee Derek Cegelka
Darrel McDonald
Gina Harden
Jamie Weaver
Electronic Accessibility Team Jamie Weaver
New Faculty Orientation Chris McKenna
Policy Committee Scott Drury
Donald Gooch
Sarah Drake
Academic Integrity Committee James Adams


*Most of these committees are under the guidance of Academic Affairs. Please see the Academic Affairs Committees page for more information on each committee.

Senate Subcommittees  

Academic Affairs
Laurie Rogers , Chair
Christina Guenther
Steve Cooper
Herbert Midgley
Chris Turner


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
Gina Harden, Chair
Chris McKenna
Pushkar Ogale
Diane Sizemore


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.

Al Greule, Chair

Yanli Zhang
Gretchen Patterson

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

Pamela Rogers, Chair
Sara Bishop
Xiaozhen Jenny Han


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

Scott Drury, Chair
Darrel McDonald
Michelle Klein

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

Faculty Government and Involvement
Derek Cegelka, Chair
Donald Gooch
James Adams
Tina Oswald


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
Dustin Joubert, Chair
Heather Olson-Beal
Kristin Bailey-Wallace
Sarah Straub
Margaret Leysath
Sarah Drake


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 Planning
Brian Uriegas, Chair
Franta Mais
Jonathan Mitchell
Andrew Lannen


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.




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