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 2016-2018
Chair of Academic Council Aaron Cecala 2017-2018
Chair of Academic Council Brian Greenberg 2017-2018

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
Physics/Natural Sciences Aaron Cecala, Chair 2015-2018
Physics/Natural Sciences James MacKay (Anya Goldina F17 semester replacement) 2016-2019
Humanities/F&PA,Social Sciences Mahua Bhattacharya 2017-2020
Humanities/F&PA,Social Sciences Vanessa Borilot 2016-2019
Professional Studies Faculty Matt Telleen 2017-2020
Professional Studies Faculty Ann Marie Potter 2015-2018
Faculty (At large) Dmitriy Krichevskiy 2016-2019
Faculty (At large) Barry Wittman,Vice Chair 2015-2018
Faculty (At large) Tomas Estrada 2017-2020
Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development Kristi Kneas
Dean for Curriculum & Assessment Brian Newsome
Director of Academic Advising 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 Tom Hagan 2017-2020
Humanities/F&PA,Social Sciences Montserrat Linares-Farras 2015-2018
Professional Studies Faculty Sean Melvin 2015-2018
Faculty (At large) David Brown 2016-2019
Faculty (At large) Elizabeth Newell, Chair 2017-2020
Faculty (At large) Diane Bridge (F17 semester replacement Milt Friedly) 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 Jane Cavendar 2015-2018
Humanities/F&PA,Social Sciences Michele Kozimor-King 2016-2019
Professional Studies Faculty Bryan Greenberg, Chair 2017-2020
Faculty (At large) Richard Wolf-Spencer, Secretary 2015-2018
Faculty (At large) Jeff Rood 2016-2019
Faculty (At large) David Bowne 2017-2020
President Carl Strikwerda
Director of Human Resources 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.