Faculty Governance Committees

Faculty Assembly Officers/Executive Council

Executive Council Responsibilities: Executive Council shall be the council primarily responsible for assisting the Faculty in the discharge of its governance duties and shall provide a channel of communication and consultation between the President of the College and the Faculty with respect to their joint and several responsibilities in the governance of the College.

Position Member Term
President April Kelly-Woessner 2016-2019
Vice President Susan Mapp 2017-2019
Secretary Kirsten Johnson 2018-2020
Chair of Academic Council Matt Telleen 2018-2019
Chair of Personnel Council Jeff Rood 2018-2019

Councils Responsible to Faculty Assembly

Academic Council Members

Academic Council Responsibilities: Academic Council proposes academic policy and is the overseer and evaluator of the curriculum of the College and the quality of its academic program. The Council's function is to consider academic questions that are fundamental in nature and broad-based in scope including, especially, the core curriculum. In performing its function, Academic Council initiates and continuously reviews policy regarding admissions standards, degree requirements, and the content and quality of the overall curriculum and the academic programs. All academic policies, procedures and decisions having broad or campus-wide implications must be submitted for approval at the next meeting of the Faculty Assembly.

Position Member Term
Physical/Natural Sciences Faculty Ting Gu (T. Murray F18 semester replacement) 2018-2021
Physical/Natural Sciences Faculty James MacKay 2016-2019
Humanities/F&PA/Social Sciences Faculty Mahua Bhattacharya, Vice Chair 2017-2020
Humanities/F&PA/Social Sciences Faculty Vanessa Borilot 2016-2019
Professional Studies Faculty Matt Telleen, Chair 2017-2020
Professional Studies Faculty Peter Licona 2018-2021
Faculty (At large) Dmitriy Krichevskiy 2016-2019
Faculty (At large) Ian MacFarlane, Secretary 2018-2021
Faculty (At large) Tomas Estrada 2017-2020
Student Senate Representative Josh Baker 2018-2019
Student Senate Representative Stephanie Hanus 2018-2019
Registrar Beverly Schmalhofer
Dean for Curriculum & Honors Brian Newsome
Director of Academic Advising, ex-officio without vote Stephanie Rankin

Judicial Council Members

Judicial Council Responsibilities: When questions concerning this Constitution arise, Judicial Council shall reach an interpretive decision and then report to the Faculty Assembly. Any decision shall take effect when reported to a meeting of the Faculty Assembly unless such decision is set aside at that meeting by a motion receiving the support of two-thirds of the voting members present. Detailed description of the appeals, faculty complaints, review and adjudication can be found in the faculty handbook.

Position Member Term
Physics/Natural Sciences Faculty Tom Hagan 2017-2020
Humanities/F&PA/Social Sciences Faculty Richard Wolf-Spencer 2018-2021
Professional Studies Faculty Hossein Varamini 2018-2021
Faculty (At large) David Brown 2016-2019
Faculty (At large) Elizabeth Newell 2017-2020
Faculty (At large) Diane Bridge, Chair 2016-2019

Personnel Council Members

Personnel Council Responsibilities: Responsibilities for the Personnel Council shall, as a designee of the Faculty, advise the President on policies and procedures related to the College's administrative structure and functions. Only Personnel Council shall negotiate on behalf of the faculty for leaves, salary increases, fringe benefits, promotion, tenure, professional expectations and other personnel matters related to the professional performance or welfare of the Faculty.

Position Member Term
Physics/Natural Sciences Faculty  Lauren Toote  2018-2021
Humanities/F&PA/Social Sciences Faculty Michele Kozimor-King, Secretary 2016-2019
Professional Studies Faculty Bryan Greenberg 2017-2020
Faculty (At large) Matt Fritz 2018-2021
Faculty (At large) Jeff Rood, Chair 2016-2019
Faculty (At large) David Bowne (S. Webster F18 semester replacement) 2017-2020
President, ex-officio Carl Strikwerda
Director of Human Resources, ex-officio Richelyn Mekile

Additional Committee information is posted in the Faculty Assembly Shared Folder. You may contact Peggy Stauffer in the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Office for a complete committee list.