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
Faculty Senate Past President Bruce Howard Yearly
At Large Caitlin Gerrity 2019
Business Joshua Price 2019
Education Julie Taylor 2019
Humanities and Social Sciences TBD  
Performing and Visual Arts Eric Brown 2018
Science and Engineering Bill Heyborne 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
At Large Phil Roche 2019
Business Gerald Calvasina 2019
Education TBD  
Humanities and Social Sciences Rosa Perez 2018
Performing and Visual Arts Andrew Marvick 2018
Science and Engineering TBD  

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 APEX series, and arrange receptions and/or other appropriate activities.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
At Large Paula Mitchell (chair) 2018
Business David Berri 2018
Education TBD  
Humanities and Social Sciences Rosa Perez 2018
Performing and Visual Arts Megan Brunswold 2019
Science and Engineering Mark Meilstrup 2018

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
At Large TBD  
Business Mike Croff 2018
Education TBD  
Humanities and Social Sciences TBD  
Performing and Visual Arts TBD  
Science and Engineering Chris Monson 2018

Distance Education Committee

3-year term; Representation from all areas of academics should serve on the committee, including IT and Continuing Ed

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
At Large Doug Wayman 2019
Business David Christensen 2019
Education Joel Judd 2019
Humanities and Social Sciences Natalie Johansen 2019
Performing and Visual Arts Peter Sham 2019
Science and Engineering Roger Gold 2019
Information Technology Parker Grimes 2019
Budget Bruce Tebbs 2019
Director of SUU Online Karl Stevens 2019
Graduate & Online School Dean Mark Atkinson 2019

Faculty Salary-Equity Committee

3-year term; One representative from each academic college with three at-large members (library, HR, budget) serve on this committee

Charge: Establish and review criteria and process by which salary is provided, merit-pay distributed and other fiscal compensations for faculty given.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
At Large Scott Lanning 2019
Business Joe Baker 2019
Education Camille Thomas 2019
Humanities and Social Sciences Bryan Burton 2019
Performing and Visual Arts Jay Merryweather (Chair) 2019
Science and Engineering Dean Winward 2019
HR David McGuire 2019
Budget Bruce Tebbs 2019

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
At Large TBD  
Business Gerry Calvasina 2019
Education TBD  
Humanities and Social Sciences Jeanne Subjack 2019
Performing and Visual Arts Carol Ann Modesitt 2019
Science and Engineering Derek Hein 2019

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
At Large Doug Wayman 2019
Business Mary Pearson (Chair) 2018
Education Karen Houser 2018
Humanities and Social Sciences TBD  
Performing and Visual Arts Patricia Meredith 2019
Science and Engineering Nathan Werner 2019

Distinguished Scholar/Creative Award Committee

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. The name will be forwarded to the Provost and the Office of Marketing Communication the first week of March in order to ensure sufficient time for inclusion in the commencement program.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
At Large Phil Roche 2019
Business TBD  
Education David Phillips 2019
Humanities and Social Sciences Kelly Ferguson 2019
Performing and Visual Arts Scott Knowles 2019
Science and Engineering Scott Munro 2019

Distinguished Faculty Service 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. The name will be forwarded to the Provost and the Office of Marketing Communication the first week of March in order to ensure sufficient time for inclusion in the commencement program.

College Representative(s) Term Ends
At Large Anne Diekema 2019
Business    
Education Jake Manning 2019
Humanities and Social Sciences Junice Acosta 2019
Performing and Visual Arts Hala Swearingen 2019
Science and Engineering Andrew Misseldine 2019

Policy/Procedure Arbitration Committee

Members include: Faculty Senate President, Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Academic Dean and Provost

Charge: Mediate difference in academic policies between Dean's Council and Faculty Senate.

Position Representative(s) Term Ends
Faculty Senate President Nathan Barker Yearly
Academic Affairs Committee Chair (FS Past Pres) Bruce Howard Yearly
Academic Dean   Never
Provost   Never

University Committees

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
At Large TBD  
Business Michael Kroff 2018
Education TBD  
Humanities and Social Sciences TBD  
Performing and Visual Arts TBD  
Science and Engineering Carrie Jo Bucklin 2019

Program and Course Fee Committee

Assumed a 3-year term

According to policy 6.42 this committee consists of the Provost, two deans appointed by the Provost, two faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate president, a Financial Services representative, a Student Affairs representative and the Academic Vice President of SUUSA.

College/Area Representative Term Ends
Faculty Member Benjamin Sowards 2020
Faculty Member Mat Weeg 2018
Provost   Never
University Dean (2)   Never
Financial Services representative   Never
Student Affairs representative   Never
Academic Vice President of SUUSA   Never

Benefits Committee

Meeting times: As needed

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair, VP of Finance Marvin Dodge Never
Faculty Senate Representative Abigail Larson 2020

Staff Association Committee

Meeting times: Monthly

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair / Staff Association President Stuart Bunker Yearly
Faculty Senate Representative Daniel Eves 2020

Library Committee

Meeting times: As needed

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair, Dean of Library Services Richard Saunders Never
Faculty Senate Representative Dave Lunt 2020

University Parking Committee

Meeting times:

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair, Parking Services Director   Never
Faculty Senate Representative Daniel Eves 2019

University Press Editorial Board

Meeting times: As needed

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair, University Press Editor   Never
Faculty Senate Representative Benjamin Sowards 2020

Undergraduate Research Advisory Board

Meeting times:

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair,   Never
Faculty Senate Representative Mackay Steffensen 2020

University Curriculum Committees

Meeting times: 4 times a year

Faculty Senate Representative (General Education)Daniel Eves2020
Position Representative Term Ends
Chair, Associate Provost James Sage Never
Faculty Senate Representative (Undergraduate) Benjamin Sowards 2020
Faculty Senate Representative (Graduate) Selwyn Layton 2020

University General Scholarship Committee

Meeting times:

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair,   Never
Faculty Senate Representative Randall Violett 2020

Academic Standards Committee

Meeting times:

Position Representative Term Ends
Chair,   Never
Faculty Senate Representative Kholoud Al-Qubbaj 2019
Faculty Senate Representative Angela Pool-Funai 2020