Faculty Senate Committees

2022-2023 Faculty Senate Committees


Executive Committee (2022-2023)


  • Kristin Dooley (CNSM)
  • Vaughn Scribner (CAHSS)
  • Amy Thompson (COE)
  • John Gale (CAHSS)
  • Renee Lebeau-Ford (UNAF)

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 (2022-2023)

Chair: Vaughn Scribner, VP/President-Elect of Faculty Senate

  • Members (1 each academic college + 1 unaffiliated):
    • Amy Baldwin
    • Deanna Rice
    • Jeremy Horpedahl
    • Long Le
    • Phillip Spivey
    • Thomas Lowder

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. Deliberately work with the Faculty Handbook Committee on any inconsistencies in committee descriptions.  Research and recommend improvements to the current timing and process of filling vacancies on committees.


Academic Affairs Committee (2022-2023)

Chair: Ellen Hostetter

  • Members:
    • Amy Thompson
    • Brent Shires
    • Jeff Hill
    • Holly Langster
    • K. Adele Okoli
    • Long Le


Encourage faculty to develop strong teaching methods by defining what the faculty senate defines as tangible evidences of strong teaching effectiveness. Develop a resolution codifying artifacts of teaching excellence that should be included and valued in promotion and tenure and advancement portfolios throughout all departments.


Faculty Affairs Committee (2022-2023)

Chair: Jeremy Horpedahl

  • Members:
    • John Gale
    • Thomas Lowder
    • Bernard Chen
    • Deanna Rice
    • Amy Baldwin
    • David Keith


 Coordinate with the general council and the handbook committee to edit the language in Chapter 3 of the Faculty Handbook establishing the Academic Freedom Committee, the Faculty Grievance Panel, and the Faculty Hearing Committee.  


Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity Committee (2022-2023)

Co-Chairs: Phillip Spivey

  • Members:
    • Erin Shaw
    • Joseph Thomas
    • Lori Isom
    • Renee Lebeau-Ford
    • Ruby Mongno
    • Sean Engle


Promote mental health in faculty.  Identify the supports available to faculty, and recommend ways to improve or create further support.  Determine and foster partnerships between entities on campus to support the mental health of faculty.