Faculty Association Standing Committees (elected)


 

College, committee members, department and year when terms end, *Chairperson/Convener. Committee members may be replaced for a period of one semester to one year by the FA President with FA Senate approval. Standing Committee information from FA Constitution.

 

Academic Affairs Committee Grievance Committee
Budget Review Committee International Studies Committee
Constitutional Review Committee LGBTQ Issues Caucus (spring/fall 2018)
Contingent Appointments Committee (spring 2017) Liberal Education Committee
Elections Committee Multicultural Issues Caucus (spring/fall 2018)
Faculty Research Grants Committee Professional Development Committee
Feminist Issues Caucus (spring/fall 2018) Technology & Pedagogical Resources Committee
Government Relations Committee University Curriculum Committee
Graduate Committee AD HOC: Delegate Assembly Resolutions Committee

 


Academic Affairs Committee   

A.  Membership: Five members elected as at-large representatives of the Faculty Association.

B.  Duties: review all college and university policies related to:

  1. Definitions of scholarship/research in order to preserve a broad definition that is consistent with the Master Agreement.
  2. SCSU faculty engaging in scholarly activity/research.
  3. The use of college/university space and equipment for conducting or teaching scholarly activities/research.
  4. Any Academic Affairs related matters not covered by other FA committees.
  5. Grade Appeal shared with EC.
  6. Make recommendations on academic policy.
  7. Nominate three committee members to serve on the university-wide Academic Policy Work Group to be appointed by Faculty Senate.
 Committee Members 
        
School of Health and Human Services (SHHS)
Laura Finch (Kinesiology/2021)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Bob Weisman* (AHS/2020)
Special Services (SS)
Rachel Wexelbaum (UL/2019)
School of Health and Human Services (SHHS)
Giovanni Antunez (Kinesiology/2021)
Special Services (SS)
Jo Flanders (UL/2020)

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Budget Review Committee

A.  Membership: Five members elected as at-large representatives of the Faculty Association.

B.  Duties:        

  1. Annually review all levels of the university's budgets and expenditures to:  
    a.   Identify any shifts in resource allocation not in accordance with the University's mission, strategic planning, policies, or a specific decision that has gone through the Meet and Confer process.            
    b.   Identify any other possible irregularities with respect to the university's budgets and expenditures.

  2. Review campus budgets and funding methods.

  3. Study the allocation of positions and resources within the university.

Committee Members
College or School
Vacant
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Kannan Sivaprakasam (CHEM/2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Laura Finch (Kinesiology/2021)
Special Services (SS)
Jo Flanders* (UL/2020)
Special Services (SS)
Steve Anderson (ALC/2021)
Faculty Association Treasurer
Tina Sacin (COUN & PSYC/2019)
Faculty Association President
Tom Hergert (UL/2019)
Faculty Association Vice President
Mark Jaede (HIST/2019)

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Constitutional Review Committee

A. Membership: Five members elected as at-large representatives of the Faculty Association.

B. Duties: the committee shall have the following responsibilities:

  1. Investigate, analyze, and recommend amendments to the FA constitution and bylaws that improve performance, function, and operation of the FA at SCSU.    
  2. Update and maintain the FA's Constitution, Operating Procedures, and Document Control Policy and Change Process.
  3. Review the necessity, purpose, and duties of all FA standing committees every third year beginning in 1978 and1979; report the findings of its reviews to the FA; and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate.
  4. The chair will be responsible for seeing that the master copy of the constitution and bylaws in the FA office is current and correct.
  5. Review the Constitution, Procedures, and Document Control for alignment with IFO Master Agreement, and MnSCU, or other state documents.
 Committee Members 
School or College
Kirstin Bratt (AS/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts (SOA)
Ajay Panicker (SOC/2021)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
Alex Polacco (MGMT & Entrepreneurship/2020)
Special Services (SS)
Joyce Elmquist (AS/2021)
School or College
VACANT (2019)
 

 

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Contingent Appointments Committee

New Spring 2017

 

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts (SOA) Jill Zasadny* (ENGL/Adjunct/2020) (IFO/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts (SOA) Jodi Napiorkowski (ENGL/Adjunct/2019)
Herberger Business School (HBS) Alex Polacco (MGMT/Fixed-term/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts (SOA) Michael Knaak (COMM/Adjunct/2019)
School of Education (SOE) Steven McCullar (ELHE/Fixed-term/2019) (IFO/2019)

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Elections Committee

A. Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot.

B. Duties: the committee shall assist the FA and IFO staff in elections for all FA offices and all committees or other elected positions. The committee shall commence its election duties in accordance with Article IV, Section 1; Article IV, Section 1.2; Article IV, Section 4; Article V, Section 2; and, Article V, Section 6 of the FA Constitution. The committee shall use the following election process:

  1. Nominate at least two candidates for each position to be filled.
  2. After informing the membership of the committee's nominations, afford the membership the opportunity to add other nominees by petition supported by at least 35 FA members.
  3. Schedule the spring election process to start early enough that the membership participates within a reasonable time frame and yet completes the entire process no later than the last week of spring term.
  4. Conduct special elections at the request of the Faculty Senate.
  5. Develop methods to encourage representation of protected class people to be presented for consideration by Faculty Senate.
  6. Notify in writing each of the winners of the election, specifying their terms in office.
 Committee Members 
        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Judy Dorn (ENGL/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
VACANT (2019)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Bill Branson (MATH&STAT/2021)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
VACANT (2021)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
VACANT (2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
VACANT (2021)
School of the Arts (SOA)
VACANT (2021)
School of Education (SOE)
Sudie Hofmann* (HURL/2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
David Wall (GEOG&PLAN/2020)
Special Services (SS)
Stacy Martig (MATH SKILL/2020)
 
  

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Faculty Research Grants Committee

A. Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot.

B.  Duties: the committee shall devise guidelines for, and make recommendations concerning the allocation of university research funds that have been set aside for faculty research grants, long-term improvement grants, and summer special projects.

 Committee Members 
        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Elena Kurinski (Languages & Cultures/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Mumbi Mwangi (Gender & WS/2021)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Heiko Schoenfuss (BIOL/2020)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
Ning Hou (MGMT & Entrepreneurship/2020)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Yongli Zhao (MME/2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Michele Traub (CPCF/2020)
School of the Arts (SOA)
Ilya Simakov (TH&FS/2021)
School of Education (SOE)
Yun Claire Park (IM/2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Chuks Ugochukwu (GEOG&PLAN/2021)
Special Services (SS)
Mary O'Dea* (UL/2021)

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Feminist Issues Caucus (spring/fall 2018)

Faculty Association equity committees be replaced by separate caucuses (Faculty of Color, Feminist Issues/Women Faculty, LGBTQ+ Faculty), and each will have representation in Faculty Association governance and on statewide IFO equity committees.

Explanation: The intent of this resolution is for equity groups to select their own representatives on campus and to statewide committees. This enhances direct communication of each group’s interests to its representative(s) and provides more accountability. This is consistent with current efforts to expand membership and their engagement. [IFO Joint Equity Committees and IFO Faculty of Color Caucus]

Caucus

Elizabeth Scheel-Keita (IFO)  
   
   
   
   

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Government Relations Committee

A. Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot. A balance of political philosophies shall be maintained by this committee.

B. Co-chairs: elected by the committee representing each major political party in the state. They will represent SCSU FA on the IFO Government Relations Committee.

C. Duties:

  1. Develop and maintain, individually and collectively, ongoing contact with all area legislators and with the legislative and administrative leadership in the state.
  2. Study, notify, and advise the faculty of legislation and other governmental actions which will affect faculty employment and the welfare of the university.
  3. Recommend to the Faculty Senate on political measures for discussion and action by the FA.
  4. Prepare in concert with other faculty committees action and activities in support of the passage of legislation related to FA goals and objectives.
  5. Participate with other bargaining units and the student representatives in joint campus efforts related to legislation and governmental actions affecting SCSU; consult and cooperate with IFO, SCSU, MSUSA, etc. lobbyists on issues of common concern.
 Committee Members  
        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
VACANT (2021)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Ann Finan (SOC/2021)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Ryan Fink (BIOL/2021)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
VACANT (2020)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Kenneth Miller (MME/2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
VACANT (2021)
School of the Arts (SOA)
VACANT (2020)
School of Education (SOE)
VACANT (2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Shawn Schooley* (POL/2020)
Special Services (SS)
Kirstin Bratt (ALC/2021)

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Graduate Committee

A. Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot.

B. Duties: the Graduate Committee shall have the responsibility and right to make recommendations through the University Curriculum Committee to the Faculty Senate as a result of the Graduate Committee's performance of the following duties:

  1. Establish graduate policies, procedures, and regulations in relationship to the general purposes and goals of the Graduate Faculty and the university.
  2. Advise the school of Graduate and Continuing Studies on graduate curriculum and related matters
  3. Evaluate administrative proposals that have graduate curriculum implications (including the initiation, expansion, discontinuation, or reduction of programs or academic units), and make recommendations accordingly.
  4. Review the graduate academic and curricular programs, policies, and practices for improvements and change, and make recommendations accordingly.
  5. Develop criteria and policy for membership and act on recommended appointments to the graduate faculty.
Committee Members     
        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Zengjun Peng (COMM/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
James Robinson* (ENGL/2020)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
VACANT (2021)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
VACANT (2021)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Andy Anda (CSIT/2021)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Laura Finch (Kinesiology/2021)
School of the Arts (SOA)
VACANT (2020)
School of Education (SOE)
VACANT (2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Darla Hamann (POL/2020)
Special Services (SS)
VACANT (2021)
 
   

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Grievance Committee

A. Membership: A minimum of one member from each Major Unit appointed by the FA President with the approval of the Faculty Senate. Two-year terms with half being appointed each year. Members may be reappointed to continuing terms.

B. Duties:

  1. Elect the chair of the committee each year.
  2. Help grievance officers and chairperson of the committee to pursue and process grievance cases in accordance with Article VI.
  3. Review policy and procedures periodically, recommending changes if necessary.
  4. Establish and maintain a regular reporting relationship with Faculty Senate.
  5. Establish and maintain information on grievances, which maintains the confidentiality of the grievant (unless the grievant grants a release of confidentiality) through the entire process of settlement.
  6. Provide grievance officer training.
  7. Chair schedules regular grievance committee meetings, coordinates committee activities, serves as a contact person for the IFO, assigns grievances to committee members on an equitable basis, assists new grievance officers with their grievances, and provides regular communications to the Faculty Senate.


If you want to consider filing a grievance, please contact a grievance officer in your school/college of the FA office at facassoc@stcloudstate.edu. A grievance MUST be initiated 30 working days after the incident or after knowledge of the incident.



Grievance Officers
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA James Heiman (ENGL/2019); Paul Neiman (PHIL/2019)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA Mark Jaede (HIST/2019); Jennifer Tuder (CMST/2019)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS) Tina Sacin (CPCF/2019); Patience Togo Malm (SW/2019)
School of Education (SOE) Semya Hakim* (HURL/2019)
Special Services (SS) Tom Hergert (UL/FA/2019)

 

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International Studies Committee

A.  Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot. If not included among those elected, up to three additional members appointed by the FA President, selected from among former directors of overseas centers, one of whom is a former director of a foreign language and culture center.

B. Duties: the committee shall study policies and programs developed for the university's international study opportunities for both students and faculty, and make recommendations through the Faculty Senate to the university president regarding their development and implementation. The committee shall represent the FA on the university-wide International Advisory Committee.

Committee Members 
        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Joseph Melcher (PSYC/2021)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Mumbi Mwangi (Gender & WS/2021)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Jeff Chen (MATH&STAT/2019)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
Rajesh Gulati (MKTG/2020)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Jeff Cheng (AHS/2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Daniel Macari* (CPCF/2020)
School of the Arts (SOA)
Julie Baugnet (ART/2021)
School of Education (SOE)
VACANT (2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Artatrana Ratha (ECON/2021)
Special Services (SS)
Kirstin Bratt (ALC/2020)
Member appointed by FA President
Placeholder for former director of overseas centers
Member appointed by FA President
Placeholder for former director of overseas centers
Member appointed by FA President
Placeholder for former director of foreign language and culture center

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LGBTQ Issues Caucus (spring/fall 2018)

Faculty Association equity committees be replaced by separate caucuses (Faculty of Color, Feminist Issues/Women Faculty, LGBTQ+ Faculty), and each will have representation in Faculty Association governance and on statewide IFO equity committees.

Explanation: The intent of this resolution is for equity groups to select their own representatives on campus and to statewide committees. This enhances direct communication of each group’s interests to its representative(s) and provides more accountability. This is consistent with current efforts to expand membership and their engagement. [IFO Joint Equity Committees and IFO Faculty of Color Caucus]

More information to come fall 2018

 

Caucus

Rachel Wexelbaum (IFO)
 
 
 
 

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Liberal Education Committee

A.  Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot.

B. Duties:

  1. Make recommendations to the University Curriculum Committee concerning liberal education policies.
  2. Examine the liberal education program continually for improvement and make recommendations to the University Curriculum Committee for action.
  3. Study, help, develop, and make recommendations concerning effective teaching practices, desirable objectives, and educational consequences in the liberal education program.
  4. Help in the planning and development of interdepartmental liberal education courses and assessment.

Committee Members

        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
VACANT
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
James Heiman* (ENGL/2020)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Louise Millis (BIOL/2021)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
Bruce Klemz (MKTG&Business Law/2021)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Mark Petzold (ECE/2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Sylvester Lamin (SW/2020)
School of the Arts (SOA)
Vladimir Rovinsky (TH&FS/2019)
School of Education (SOE)
VACANT (2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
VACANT (POL/2021)
Special Services (SS)
Robin Ewing (UL/2020)

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Multicultural Issues Caucus (spring/fall 2018)

Faculty Association equity committees be replaced by separate caucuses (Faculty of Color, Feminist Issues/Women Faculty, LGBTQ+ Faculty), and each will have representation in Faculty Association governance and on statewide IFO equity committees.

Explanation: The intent of this resolution is for equity groups to select their own representatives on campus and to statewide committees. This enhances direct communication of each group’s interests to its representative(s) and provides more accountability. This is consistent with current efforts to expand membership and their engagement. [IFO Joint Equity Committees and IFO Faculty of Color Caucus]

Caucus

        
Melissa Prescott (IFO)  
   
  
   
   

 

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Professional Development Committee

A.  Membership: Five members elected as at-large representatives of the Faculty Association.

B. Duties: review and make recommendations on faculty applications for sabbatical leaves, Faculty Improvement Grants, Professional Improvement Grants, and Bush Grants.

Committee Members  
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Maria Mikolchak (Languages & Cultures/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Elena Kurinski (Languages & Cultures/2020)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Oladele Gazal* (BIOL/2021)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Yongli Zhao (MME/2020)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Zengqiang "John" Liu (PHYS/2020)
 

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Technology & Pedagogical Resources Committee

A. Membership: One member elected from each Major Unit Representation Slot.

B. Duties

  1. Promote the development and use of technology and pedagogical resources on campus, e.g., including, but not limited to, computers, library books, classroom supplies for academic programs.
  2. Review the formulation of the budgetary and general policies for technology and pedagogical resources on campus and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate.
  3. Solicit information from faculty regarding campus needs and issues related to technology and pedagogy.
  4. Provide information regarding policies and practices related to technology and pedagogical resources to the faculty.
  5. Recommend technology and pedagogical resource policies for acquisitions, usage, and repair.
  6. Provide feedback to the Learning Resource and Technology Services faculty on policy recommendations and changes.
Committee Members 
        
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Ann Finan (SOC/2020)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Edward Sadrai (ENGL/2019)
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Annette Lee (PHYS/2020)
Herberger Business School (HBS)
Sohel Ahmad (MGMT/2020)
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment (SCEE)
Alan Srock* (AHS/2020)
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Timothy Baker (CPCF/2019)
School of the Arts (SOA)
Shannon Sadler (MUSIC/2021)
School of Education (SOE)
VACANT (2021)
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Nimantha Manamperi (ECON/2021)
Special Services (SS)
Jo Flanders (UL/2021)
 

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University Curriculum Committee

A.  Membership: Two representatives from each Major Unit Representation Slot, chosen by and from among the members of the College, School, and Special Services Curriculum Committees. In addition, the Liberal Education Committee and the Graduate Committee will each choose one representative.

B.  Duties: This committee shall make recommendations to the Faculty Senate as a result of its performance of the following duties:

1.  Act for the faculty in matters related to curriculum in the manner described in the agreement between MnSCU and the IFO.
2.  Establish curriculum policy in relationship to general university purposes and goals.
3.  Examine the curriculum continuously for possibilities of improvement and make recommendation accordingly.
4.  Review, coordinate and act upon all university curriculum proposals.
5.  Establish and act upon academic policies related to curriculum such as evaluation of students and graduation requirements.
6.  Aid in establishing guidelines and transmittal procedures for submitting curriculum proposals.
7.  Study and evaluate instructional problems and make recommendations accordingly.
8.   Hear appeals on any curriculum matter
9.  Review and make recommendations on proposals concerning External Studies and Continuing Education.

Committee Members       
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Betsy Glade
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
Emily Schultz
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) excluding School of the Arts SOA
VACANT
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Bill Cook
College of Science & Eng (COSE) excluding SCEE
Michael Ernst
Herberger Business School (HBS)
Garth Harris
Herberger Business School (HBS)
VACANT
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment
VACANT
School of Computing, Engineering & Environment
VACANT
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Sara DeVos
School of Health & Human Services (SHHS)
Phyllis Greenberg
School of the Arts (SOA)
Brenda Wentworth*
School of the Arts (SOA)
VACANT
School of Education (SOE)
VACANT
School of Education (SOE)
Kyounghee Seo
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Nathan Eric Hampton
School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Luis Estevez-Jimenez
Special Services (SS)
Cindy Gruwell (ORPHANS)
Special Services (SS)
VACANT
Graduate Committee member
Laura Finch
Liberal Education Committee member
Ann Finan

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AD HOC: Delegate Assembly Resolutions Committee (every-other year)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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