Committees

Faculty Senate Standing Committees

Executive Committee

Jeanne Romero-Severson, Chair (Email)

The executive committee, under the chair, is charged with the responsibility of administering the business and activities of the Senate. In particular, the executive committee is responsible for preparing the agenda for each regular Senate session and for directing the Senate's administrative assistant to notify the membership in advance of each session of the contents of that agenda.

Academic Affairs

Jeanne Romero-Severson, Chair (Email)

The committee on academic affairs shall be empowered to receive or initiate, study, and formulate any proposal dealing with the status and welfare of the faculty or with any matter affecting the teaching, research, and publication responsibilities of the faculty.

Administrative Affairs

Daniel Johnson, Chair (Email)

The committee on the administration of the university shall be empowered to receive or initiate, study, and formulate any proposal dealing with administrative matters which are pertinent to the faculty's participation in the governance of the University, or with the relation between faculty and administrative officers of the University. The Committee is also concerned with the ways and means of keeping the Senate in effective communication with the Board of Trustees, the President of the University, the Vice Presidents, the Provost and all University committees described in Article IV-3 of the Academic Articles of the Faculty Handbook.

Benefits

Nasir Ghiaseddin, Chair (Email)

The committee on benefits shall be empowered to receive, initiate, study and formulate any proposals dealing with benefits accruing to and/or affecting the teaching, research, life and affairs of the faculty. The Committee shall also be concerned with the ways and means of keeping the Senate in effective communication with the Department of Human Resources and the Office of Business Affairs of the University.

Student Affairs

John Gaski, Chair (Email)

The committee on student affairs shall be empowered to receive or initiate, study, and formulate any proposal dealing with student concerns, life and affairs as these are relevant to the educational process.