Senate Meetings:

Agendas and Minutes

2016-17 Faculty Senate Meetings:

October 12, 2016

November 9, 2016
December 14, 2016
February 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017

University Union, 332
2:00pm - 4:00pm


Committee on Faculty Participation in Governance

Chair: Nolan Gaffney

Membership: 10 members; 8 Senators - one from each group, one faculty member selected from both the URC & UPTC. The committee shall elect a chair.

Terms: Shall coincide with his/her senate term at the time of the election. No faculty member shall serve more than 3 consecutive years.

@ Indicates chair
*  Indicates second term

  • Group I: VACANT- (Jain)
  • Group II: Scott Warren (LTEC) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group III: Phil Sweany (CSCE) - Term Ends 2017
  • Group IV: Glen Biglaiser (PSCI) - Term Ends 2017
  • Group V: @Nolan Gaffney (MGMT) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group VI: Miriam Boesch (EPSY) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group VII: Denise Catalano (RHAB) - Term Ends 2017
  • Group VIII: Kimberly Luevano (MUSIC) - Term Ends 2019
  • URC: VACANT (Tam)
  • UPTC: VACANT (Marshall)

Committee on Faculty Participation in Governance

  • Using the resolution tracking system on the Faculty Senate website, follow up on how administrators have/have not addressed resolutions proposed by this committee or other committees and approved by the Senate.
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of tenured and tenure‐track faculty recruitment and hiring practices across academic units, identifying any gaps in faculty participation in the process.
  • Work with Equity and Diversity to investigate EEO training for search committee members
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the recruitment and hiring practices regarding deans for each college/school, identifying any gaps in faculty participation in the process.
  • Meet with the Faculty Load Committee and in consultation with that committee make specific recommendations on how service can be rewarded and encouraged on campus, and investigate how faculty are involved in the assignment of workload to develop recommendations for transparency and equity in the process.
  • Bring to the Senate’s attention any other complaints of violations and/or inconsistencies of charters of schools, colleges, and departments.
  • Gather information from the following committees on problems each may have had with respect to implementation of recommendations: Faculty Senate Budget Committee, University Library Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Committee on Benefits, Committee on the Status of People of Color, Committee on the Evaluation of Administrators, Committee on the Status of Women, Faculty Handbook Committee, Faculty Load Committee, Faculty Research Committee, and Faculty Salary Study Committee.