Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Committees

Standing Committees | University Committees

Standing

Academic Affairs Committee

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)

Charge: Review and make recommendations on matters and policies relating to curriculum and other affairs concerning the faculty, including the Faculty Senate Constitution and bylaws.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
Fac. Sen. Kevin Stein, past president, Chair 2017
ATL Caitlin Gerrity 2019
BUS Joshua Price 2019
ED Julie Taylor 2019
HSS Michael Ostrowsky 2017
PVA Eric Brown 2018
COSE Bill Heyborne 2019

Program and Course Fee Committee

According to policy 6.42 that is the make-up of the committee:
The request form is submitted to the Provosts Office for review by the Program and Course Fee Committee comprised of the Provost, two deans appointed by the Provost, two faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate president, a Financial Services representative, a Student Services representative and the Academic Vice President of SUUSA.

College/Area Representative Term Ends
Business    
Education    
HSS Michelle Orihel  2017
PVA    
COSE Matt Weeg  2018
ATL    

Distinguished Faculty Lecturer and Grace A. Tanner Committee

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)

Charge: Solicit and review abstracts, select appropriate lectures from the Faculty for presentation at the SUU Convocation series, and arrange receptions and/or other appropriate activities.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Paula Mitchell (chair) 2018
BUS David Berri 2018
ED Brian Ludlow 2017
HSS Rosa Perez 2018
PVA Megan Brunswold 2019
COSE Mark Meilstrup 2018

Distinguished Scholar/Creative Award Committee

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)
Charge: Select the three Distinguished Scholarly/Creative Activity Award recipients. The selection process will include; the committee notifying the campus community of the application process and calling for and processing applications. The committee will review the applicants and make final selections. 

College

Representative

Term Ends

ATL Phil Roche 2019
BUS
ED David Phillips 2019
HSS Kelly Furguson 2019
PVA Scott Knowles 2019
COSE Scott Munro 2019

Distinguished Faculty Serivce Award Committe

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)
Charge: Select SUU's Distinguished Faculty Service Award recipient. The selection process will include; the committee notifying the campus community of the nomination process and calling for and processing self and other nominations. The committee will then select finalists and contact each finalist's chair for a letter of support and a curriculum vitae. The committee will then review the finalists and make the final selection. 

College

Representative

Term Ends

ATL Anne Diekema 2019
BUS 2019
ED Jake Manning 2019
HSS Junice Acosta 2019
PVA Hala Swearingen 2019
COSE Andrew Misseldine 2019


Faculty Development and Evaluation Committee

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)

Charge:  Determine areas of faculty development and methods of faculty evaluation. Duties include organizing and conducting Faculty Development Workshops during the year, planning annual Southern Utah Faculty Development Conference, and reviewing presentation proposals, reviewing faculty evaluation instruments and recommending revisions and additional instruments, reviewing faculty evaluation policies and recommend revisions, and conducting in-serve for administrators of the student evaluation of instruction forms and processes.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Phil Roche 2017
BUS Michael Kroff 2018
ED Lee Montgomery 2017
HSS Michael Ostrowsky 2017
PVA Rheanna Gardner 2017
COSE Carrie Jo Bucklin 2019

Faculty Publication Award and Student Scholarship Committee

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)

Charge: Evaluate the annual award for the best scholarly publication by a Faculty member, solicit and arrange for display of faculty scholarship, and arrange for binding of faculty work if applicable. Evaluated the award for the Student Scholarship (this award is to provide a tuition scholarship and fees for one year for two applications, provided the recipient maintains 12 credits per semester and a 3.0 GPA.
Requirements:

  1. Scholarship or professional commitment
  2. Leadership or community service
  3. Entering sophomore, junior, or senior for next school year
  4. Demonstrated financial need
  5. Nontraditional/returning student status, 25 years of age or older.
College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Scott Lanning 2017
BUS Mike Kroff 2018
ED Camille Thomas 2017
HSS Toa Tawa 2017
PVA Thomas Herb 2017
COSE Chris Monson 2018

Faculty Review Board

(3-year term; 1 tenured representative from each college and one tenured at-large representative.

Charge: review grievances raised which involve faculty. If a student is involved in the faculty grievance, two students will be added named by SUUSA Executive Officers and approved by the Faculty Senate Executive committee.  This will be done on a case-by-case basis.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Phil Roche 2017
BUS Gerry Calvasina 2019
EDU Mark DeBeliso 2017
HSS Jeanne Subjack 2019
PVA Carol Ann Modesitt 2019
COSE Derek Hein 2019

Leave, Rank and Tenure Committee

(3-year term; 1 tenured representative1 from each college and 1 tenured at-large representative)

Charge: Review applications for LRT (sabbatical leave, rank advancement, tenure) for the current academic year in accordance with current LRT policy, review and report on effectiveness of current LRT policy, and collect and file the approved department and college LRT committee composition policies along with committee members’ names.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Phil Roche 2019
BUS Gerald Calvasina 2019
ED  Mark DeBeliso 2017
HSS Rosa Perez 2018
PVA Andrew Marvick 2018
COSE Andreas Weingartner 2017

Outstanding and Distinguished Educator Award Committee

(3-year term; 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)

Charge: The Faculty Senate Outstanding Educator Committee is charged with selecting SUU’s Outstanding Educator Award recipient and the two Distinguished Educator Award recipients. The selection process will include, the committee notifying the campus community of the nomination process and calling for and processing nominations. The committee will then select ten finalists and contact each finalist’s chair for a letter of support and a curriculum vita. The committee will review the finalists and make final selection of the Outstanding Educator and two Distinguished Educators. Those names will be forwarded to the Provost and the Office of Marketing Communication the first week of March.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Doug Wayman 2019
BUS Mary Pearson (Chair)
ED Karen Houser
BUS Josh Price
HSS Garrett Strosser 2017
PVA Patricia Meredith
COSE
 Nathan Werner

Distance Education Committee

(3-year term: 1 representative from each college and 1 at-large representative)

Charge: An advisory committee for distance education staff regarding program and course development and pedagogical aspects of delivery to insure that distance learning is delivered with appropriate rigor and within standards of the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Doug Wayman 2019
BUS David Christensen 2019
ED Joel Judd 2019
GOS Mark Atkinson 2019
HSS Natalie Johansen 2015
PVA Peter Sham 2019
COSE Roger Gold 2019
IT Parker Grimes 2019
ADM Karl Stevens 2019
ADM Bruce Tebbs 2019

Faculty Salary-Equity Committee

College Representative(s) Term Ends
ATL Scott Lanning 2019
ED Camille Thomas 2019
HSS Bryan Burton 2019
PVA Jay Merryweather (Chair) 2019
BUS Joe Baker 2019
ADM Bruce Tebbs 2019
HR David McGuire 2019
COSE Dean Winward 2019

University Committees

Benefits Committee

VP Marvin Dodge - As needed meeting

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Wendy Sanders  2017

Faculty Staff Association

Barbara Rodriguez (Once a month)

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Loralynn Felix 2017

Library Committee

Richard Saunders, Dean of Library Services
Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
David Lunt 2017

Policy Arbitration Committee

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Bruce Howard, Faculty Senate President 2017
Kevin Stein, Chair of Academic Affairs Committee 2017

University General Education Committee

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Wendy Sanders 2017

University Parking Committee

Chief Rick Brown/Emilee Ballard

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Daniel Eves 2019

University Press Editorial Board

Matt Nickerson

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Scott Lanning 2017

Undergraduate Research Advisory Board

Lynn White

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Matt Weeg 2017

University Curriculum Committee

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Brian Ludlow (undergaduate)   2017
Mark DeBeliso (graduate) 2017

University General Scholarship Committee

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Jay Merryweather 2019

Academic Standards Committee

Senate Representative(s) Term Ends
Kholoud Al-Qubbaj 2019
Angela Pool-Funai 2019