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Faculty Senate

Committees

Faculty Senate Committees 2016-2017

Admissions and Standards (7)
Seven voting members to serve three year terms: one senator from each School, one from the Library, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio. The Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar will be asked to serve as a nonvoting advisor on this committee.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Elizabeth Zippi (Sciences: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019;)
  2. Harvey Rubin (Business: term expires Aug-2017)
  3. Deborah Williams (Education: term expires Aug-2018)
  4. Jesse DeMello (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  5. Alexander Mikaberidze (Liberal Arts: term expires Aug-2017)
  6. Robert Miciotto (Library: term expires Aug-2017)
  7. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: term expires Aug-2017)
  8. Registrar & Director of Admissions, non-voting

Courses & Curricula
Twelve voting members to serve three year terms: two from each School, one from the Library, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio. The Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar will be asked to serve as a nonvoting advisor on this committee.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Mary Lois White (Business: reappointed 2014; term expires Aug-2017)
  2. Sibylle Mabry (Business: term expires Aug-2017)
  3. Lisa Cooper (Education: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  4. Linda Easley (Education: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  5. Mary Margaret Lusk (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  6. Katherine Wickstrom (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2018)
  7. Jon Baarsch (Liberal Arts: term expires Aug-2019)
  8. Blake Dunnavent (Liberal Arts: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  9. Matyas Buzgo (Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  10. James Ingold (Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  11. Martha Lawler (Library: term expires Aug-2017)
  12. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: term expires Aug-2017)
  13. Registrar & Director of Admissions, non-voting

Faculty Research and Development
Seven voting members to serve three year terms: one from each School, one from the Library, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Binshan Lin (Business: reappointed 2014; term expires Aug-2017)
  2. Education: Melissa Hawthorne (Education: term expires Aug-2018)
  3. Rebecca Nolan (Human Sciences: reappointed 2014; term expires Aug-2017)
  4. LaWanda Blakeney (Liberal Arts: term expires Aug-2019)
  5. Beverly Burden (Sciences: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  6. Laura McLemore (Library: term expires Aug-2019)
  7. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: Aug-2017)

Instruction and Professional Development
Seven voting members to serve three year terms: one from each School, one from the Library, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio. A representative from the Technology Center will serve as a nonvoting advisor to this committee.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: James Ingold (Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  2. Sibylle Mabry (Business: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  3. Deborah Williams (Education: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  4. Rebecca Nolan (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  5. Chris Hale (Liberal Arts: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  6. Martha Lawler (Library: term expires Aug-2017)
  7. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: Aug-2017)
  8. Director of Online Education, non-voting

Library
Nine voting members to serve three year terms: one from each School, one undergraduate student, one graduate student, the Library Dean, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Amy Erickson (Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  2. Cathy Singletary (Education: term expires Aug-2018)
  3. Meredith Nelson (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2017)
  4. Tom DuBose (Liberal Arts: term expires Aug-2019)
  5. Kenneth Kungu (Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  6. Brian Sherman (Library Dean: indefinite term)
  7. One undergraduate student
  8. One graduate student
  9. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: term expires Aug-2017)

Policy and Personnel
Nine voting members to serve three year terms: one elected by each School, one elected by the Library, two nominated at-large by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio. Members must be full-time, tenured faculty. Those holding part-time or full-time administrative positions are not eligible. Committee members may not succeed themselves. (Committee members will observe all federal, state, and University regulations relative to the privacy of information.)

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Mike Brendler (At-Large: term expires Aug-2018)
  2. Amy Wren (Business: term expires Aug-2019)
  3. Yong Hwang (Education: term expires Aug-2017)
  4. Kacie Blalock (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  5. Helen Taylor (Liberal Arts: term expires Aug-2019)
  6. Stephanie Aamodt (Sciences: term expires Aug 2019)
  7. Julienne Wood (Library: term expires Aug-2018)
  8. Carl Smolinski (At-Large: term expires Aug-2017)
  9. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: Aug-2017)

Student Affairs
Nine voting members to serve three year terms: One from each School, one from the Library, two students, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Rogers Martin (Sciences: term expires Aug-2019)
  2. Harvey Rubin (Business: term expires Aug-2019)
  3. Debra Fowler (Education: term expires Aug-2018)
  4. Jim Evans (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2018)
  5. Robert Alford (Liberal Arts: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2019)
  6. Rachel Green (Library: term expires Aug-2017)
  7. Student Representative: appointed by SGA
  8. Student Representative: appointed by SGA
  9. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: term expires Aug-2017)

Board of Student Conduct (University Hearing Panel)
Seven voting members to serve five year terms: One from each School, one from the Library, and the Faculty Senate President, ex officio.

  1. CHAIRPERSON: Amy Wren (Business: term expires Aug-2018)
  2. Cathy Singletary (Education: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2021)
  3. Tim Winter (Human Sciences: term expires Aug-2017)
  4. Gary Joiner (Liberal Arts: reappointed 2016; term expires Aug-2021
  5. Sciences: Judith Covington (Sciences: term expires Aug-2017)
  6. Jim Evans (Library: term expires Aug-2020)
  7. Michael Meeks (Faculty Senate President, voting ex officio: term expires Aug-2017)

Senate Constitution Notes

  1. The Faculty Senate, upon recommendation of its Executive Committee, designates members to serve on all ad hoc and standing committees of the Faculty Senate.
  2. No member shall serve on more than a total of two committees, including regular and ad hoc committees, of the Faculty Senate.
  3. No member shall serve as chair for more than one Faculty Senate committee.
  4. Standing committee appointments shall be for three years.
  5. The committee chair may declare a seat vacant in the event of three undeclared absences per academic year.