Faculty Senate Committees

2020-2021 Faculty Senate Committees

 

Executive Committee (2020-2021)

Members:

  • Jen Talbot (CAHSS)
  • Amber Wilson (UNAF)
  • Cindy Lea (UNAF)
  • Anthony McMullen (COB)

 

Charge 1:

The Executive Committee consists of the Faculty Senate President, President-Elect, Parliamentarian, and Secretary. The Executive Committee shall make assignments to the other Faculty Senate Committees, serve as an advisory body to the Faculty Senate President, propose recommendations for the Senate’s consideration, propose amendments to the Faculty Association Constitution, and make recommendations on the by-laws of the Faculty Senate.

Committee on Committees (2020-2021):

Chair: Amber Wilson, VP/President-Elect of Faculty Senate

Members (1 each academic college + 1 unaffiliated):

  • Carl Olds (UNAF)
  • Vance Lewis (COB)
  • Bernard Chen (CNSM)
  • Phillip Spivey (CAHSS)
  • Amy Thompson (COE)
  • Denise Demers (CHBS)

Charge 1:

Identify faculty interested to serve on university level committees as appropriate and submit those names to the Faculty Senate. Work with academic colleges and unaffiliated faculty to fill other vacancies on university level committees. Work with the Faculty Handbook Committee on any inconsistencies in committees.

 

Academic Affairs Committee (2020-2021):

Chair: Thomas Lowder (CHBS)

Members:

  • Amy Baldwin (UNAF)
  • Brent Shires (AL)
  • Cokey Allen (CAHSS)
  • Vance Lewis (COB)
  • Mindy Farris/Ben Cash (CNSM)
  • Amy Thompson (COE)

Charge 1: In coordination with Academic Affairs, IT, and CTE as appropriate, determine continuing faculty needs for the online and hybrid classroom: technology, training, scheduling, support, etc.

Charge 2: Gather information and make recommendations about research needs on campus. How has social distancing protocol affected faculty’s research projects? Are there measures that can be taken to mitigate concerns about research funding and productivity?

 

Faculty Affairs Committee (2020-2021):

Chair: David Keith (AL)

Members:

  • Jeff Hill (COB)
  • Valerie Couture (COE)
  • Denise Demers (CHBS)
  • Kristin Dooley (CNSM)
  • David McCalman (COB)
  • John Gale (CAHSS)
  • Cindy Lea (UNAF)
  • Chad Terrell (PT)

Charge: Gather and analyze data on implementation of three-year rule and policy governing visiting faculty at competitive, peer, and aspirant institutions as available; if merited, make recommendations for policy changes.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2020-2021):

Chair: Charlotte Green (COE)

Members:

  • Paige Rose (CAHSS)
  • Holly Langster (CHBS)
  • Bernard Chen (CNSM)
  • Phillip Spivey (At-Large)
  • Carl Olds (UNAF)
  • Anthony McMullen (COB)

Charge 1: In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Diversity Advisory Committee as appropriate, develop resources and best practices materials for distribution to faculty:

  • training recommendations/materials for College/Dept Diversity Committees
  • best practices document for hiring practices and for hosting inclusive campus interviews

 

Charge 2: Research and recommend options for diversity training mechanisms that are classroom-oriented rather than workplace-oriented.