For a full listing of Faculty Senate committees see OM 2.10.1.  Not all committees are operational and staffed at all times.

2021-2022 Senate Executive Committee

    • Chair – Alex Cohen
    • Vice-Chair – Bill MacKinnon
    • Secretary – Jeanna Matthews

CHARGE

Acts in accordance with the Tenure Policy as passed by the Faculty Senate and approved by the Board of Trustees.

  • Confirms that the tenure file of each individual reviewed contains adequate documentation to reflect properly the individual’s performance as it pertains to the granting of tenure, or indicate as soon as possible to the preparer how the file is deficient in representing the individual’s performance. The preparer will immediately attempt to provide materials indicated as necessary by the University Tenure Committee to remedy the deficiencies. The Tenure Committee may hold the tenure file until such documentation is provided. If the preparer is unable to supply the required materials, the Tenure Committee may correct any deficiencies and will inform the tenure candidate that it has done so.
  • Ensures that new information added to the tenure file is communicated to the preparer of the file who, in turn, will forward it through appropriate channels along with the preparer’s revised recommendation, if any. 3. Adds to each tenure file a committee evaluation and tenure recommendation based solely on the contents of the tenure file and the evaluation standards outlined in section 5.3 of the Operations Manual. Care should be taken to apply the evaluation standards in a manner that is consistent with an assessment of scholarship that is grounded in the context of the candidate’s discipline.

Ensures that the Tenure Policy is fully and properly implemented in a tenure review.

Advises the Faculty Senate on the Tenure Policy and its implementation

MEMBERSHIP 2021-2022

Stefan Grimberg, Stephen Bird (Chair), Selma Mededovic, Santosh Mahapatra, Byron Erath

CHARGE

To act in accordance with the faculty policies as outlined in Section 5 the Operations Manual.

  • To confirm that the promotion file of each candidate contains adequate documentation to reflect the candidate’s performance as it pertains to promotion, or to indicate to the file preparer how the file is deficient. The committee shall hold the file until such time as either the preparer or the committee has corrected such deficiencies and those who have previously reviewed the file have had a chance to examine any new material or documents.
  • To add to each adequately-documented promotion file a committee evaluation and recommendation regarding the candidate’s suitability for promotion. Care should be taken to apply the evaluation standards in a manner that is consistent with an assessment of scholarship that is grounded in the context of the candidate’s discipline.

To advise the Faculty Senate on matters pertaining to these promotion policies and their implementation.

MEMBERSHIP 2021-22

Tom Langen, Suresh Dhaniyala, Ming-Cheng Cheng, Boris Jukic

CHARGE

Serves as a focal point for the discussion and recommendation of new programs, minors, and concentrations, including consideration of graduate degree programs, interdepartmental programs and other degree options; Formulates and recommends regulations pertaining to graduate work; Initiates and/or reviews major calendar changes that have impact on the academic programs.

MEMBERSHIP 2021-2022

Chair – David Schelly

CHARGE

Formulates, recommends, and reviews regulations and policies pertaining to research activities; Encourages growth of research activities and recommends new research facilities for the University; Provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, Division of Research, with respect to interpretation and implementation of the Intellectual Property Policy (Section 6.6 of the Operation Manual), amendments to this Policy, and such other matters as the Director may deem appropriate.

MEMBERSHIP 2021-2022

Contact Senate Chair Alex Cohen for membership list.

CHARGE

Selects nominations of persons to be considered for the award of an honorary degree. Committee members are charged with urging their colleagues to make nominations; Reviews nominations for honorary degrees, formulating a recommendation for each nominee. Forwards recommendation to the Senate for action.

MEMBERSHIP 2020-21

Contact Senate Chair Alex Cohen for membership list.