2010-11 Committees of the University

The University Council
(Constitution, Article 1)

Membership of the University Council

Composition and Functions 

  1. The University Council consists of 31 tenured full-time, regular university faculty members, including department chairs; one representative from the faculty of the University Libraries elected by that faculty; the president of the Operating Staff Council and one other voting member; the president of the Supportive Professional Staff Council and one other voting member; the president of the Student Association; and 15 additional student members.

    The student members shall be chosen in the following manner: One student representative and that representative's alternate shall be chosen by the student advisory committee of each degree-granting college; and seven student representatives and their alternates shall be appointed by September 10 by the Student Association president with the advice and consent of the Student Association Senate. Also, a student representative and that representative's alternate shall be chosen from the graduate estudent body by the student advisory committee of the Graduate School.

    Among the ex officio members are 11 voting members, including the president, the executive vice president and provost, and the dean of each of the degree-granting colleges, University Libraries and the Graduate School. There will be four ex-officio nonvoting members:  the associate provost for Student Affairs and three additional members of the university administration to be designated by the president.

    The faculty representatives shall be elected by the faculty members of the colleges and the University Libraries, excluding the president's staff and the provost's staff, members of the Council of Deans, associate deans, assistant deans, assistants to deans, and members of the Supportive Professional Staff, with a minimum of one representative from any one college. The distribution of the remaining members shall reflect the ratio between the number of regular full-time faculty members in each college, excluding the Supportive Professional Staff, to the total number of such faculty members in all colleges, this being the number reported by the executive vice president and provost on January 1 of each year. This ratio shall be reviewed by the Elections Committee of the University Council every third year prior to the election in those years which are multiples of three, and the distribution of membership adjusted if need be.

  2. The University Council, in accordance with Board of Trustees' Governance Documents, has the power:

    1. To establish the educational and academic policies of the university;

    2. To be concerned with and to participate actively in decisions made on other matters that may directly affect educational policies for which the University Council is primarily responsible;

    3. To act upon reports from designated committees, boards, commissions, or councils  whose actions affect the educational and academic policies of the university;

    4. To advise on policies regarding academic salaries, sabbatical leaves, tenure, and  promotion as follows: establish a personnel committee which will review and approve, in accordance with the bylaws of the university, policy recommendations concerning salary and all recommendations pertaining to tenure, promotion in rank, and sabbatical leaves, and report such recommendations to the University Council.

    5. To establish such standing and temporary committees as may be necessary for the  discharge of its responsibilities; to define the membership, jurisdiction, and authority of such committees; to resolve disputes among committees thus established; and to act on the reports submitted by such committees.

    6. To advise the president, and the vice presidents, on policies affecting the quality of student life on campus.

For details, see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month during the academic year from 3 to 5 p.m.

Membership of the University Council


2010-2011
^President & Chair
John G. Peters
^Executive Vice President & Provost
Raymond Alden, III
^Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
^Dean, College of Education
LaVonne Neal
^Dean, College of Engineering and Enginnering Technology
Promod Vohra
^Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Shirley Richmond
^Dean, College of Law
Jennifer Rosato
^Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Christopher McCord
^Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Richard Holly
^Dean of the Graduate School
Bradley Bond
^Dean, University Libraries
Patrick Dawson
×Vice President for Student Affairs
Brian Hemphill
Ex officio, nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
     
         ×Vice President Administration and University Outreach
Anne Kaplan
         ×Vice President Research and Graduate Studies
Lisa Freeman
         ×Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations
Eddie Williams

^ Ex officio, voting
x Ex officio, nonvoting


 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
Business
Rick Ridnour
Chih-Chen Lee 
Chih-Chen Lee 
Chih-Chen Lee  
 
Business
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
 
Business
Terry Bishop 
Terry Bishop
  
     
Education
Rebecca Butler
Rebecca Butler
  
     
 
Education
M Cecil Smith
M Cecil Smith
  
     
Education
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
  
Education
Clersida Garcia/Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
 
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
  
Education
Toni Tollerud/Clersida Garcia
Corenna Cummings
Corenna Cummings
 
Corenna Cummings
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman 
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Abhijit Gupta 
Abhijit Gupta
  
     
Health and Human Sciences
Brigid Lusk
Brigid Lusk
  
     
Health and Human Sciences
Karen Brandt
Karen Brandt
Karen Brandt
  
Health and Human Sciences
Nancy Nuzzo
Ayhan Lash (for Nuzzo)
  
     
Law
Dan Schneider
Kathleen Coles 
Kathleen Coles 
Kathleen Coles 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Maryline Lukacher
Suzanne Willis 
Suzanne Willis 
Suzanne Willis 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Patricia Henry 
Patricia Henry 
  
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Barbara Burrell
Carl Von Ende  
Carl Von Ende 
Carl Von Ende
Liberal Arts & Sciences
William Baker
Brad Sagarin 
Brad Sagarin 
Brad Sagarin  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Rosemary Feurer
J. D Bowers
J. D Bowers
J. D. Bowers
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
  
     
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Alan Rosenbaum 
*Alan Rosenbaum
 
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
  
     
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Carol Thompson
Jim Corwin
Rosemary Feurer (for Corwin Spring 2011)
Jim Corwin
Jim Corwin
University Libraries
Jana Brubaker 
Jana Brubaker 
  
     
Visual & Performing Arts
Kerry Freedman 
Kerry Freedman
(resigned Spring 2011)
  
     
Visual & Performing Arts
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
  
Visual & Performing Arts
Douglas Boughton
Rebecca Houze
Rebecca Houze
Rebecca Houze
Visual & Performing Arts
Barbara Jaffee
Barbara Jaffee
(on sabbatical 2010-2011)
  
     
xParliamentarian
Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
     
     
Supportive Professional Staff
Bobbie Cesarek 
Todd Latham
 
    
Supportive Professional Staff
Deborah Haliczer 
Deborah Haliczer
     
     
Operating Staff
Jay Monteiro 
Jay Monteiro
     
     
Operating Staff
Andy Small
Andy Small
     
     
xAssistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz
     
    
xAssistant Chair, GC
Lauriece Zittle
Giovanni Bennardo
     
     
xAssistant Chair, UCC
Cason Snow
Cason Snow  
     
    
xFAC to IBHE
Earl Hansen
Earl Hansen
    
     
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
*Alan Rosenbaum
*Alan Rosenbaum
  
 
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
  Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
  
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
 
 
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Joseph "Buck" Stephen 
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Bobbie Cesarek
Todd Latham
     
     
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Jay Monteiro
Jay Monteiro
     
     
Student Association President
Robert Sorsby
Erik Calmeyer
Cameron Lythberg (for Calmeyer Spring 2011)
     
     
Student Association
Roger Banks
Joshua Venaas
 
 
Student Association
Andrew Bogda
Jaemin Robertson
    
     
Student Association 
Jaclyn Curtis
Austin Quick
     
    
Student Association 
La Tosha Bennett
Deldric Henderson
Nick Wians (for Henderson Spring 2011)
  
 
Student Association
Brandon Hunter
Ryan Smith
     
 
Student Association
Austn Quick
Arlieta Hall
Mike Theodore (for Hall Spring 2011)
     
   
Student Association
Joshua Venaas
Jim Carter
  
SAC BUS
     
John Bruce
     
    
SAC ED
     
 
     
    
SAC EET
Mike Guinta
Alan Hurt 
     
     
SAC HHS
     
Teresa Bozikis
     
     
SAC LAS
 
Kate Green    
 
 
SAC LAW
 Eric Johnson
Dennis Collins
     
     
SAC VPA
    
 
 
     
SAC Graduate School         
xFaculty Senate Vice President
Michael Morris
George Slotsve
 
 
xFaculty Senate Secretary
Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle
     
    

* Executive Secretary of University Council
x Ex officio, nonvoting

APPOINTMENTS RELATED TO UNIVERSITY COUNCIL


Parliamentarian to the University Council (Bylaws, Article 3.13)  Ferald Bryan
Faculty & SPS Personnel Advisor (Bylaws, Article 9)   David Wade
Representative: Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Higher Education (four-year term, 2009-2013) (Bylaws, Article 15.5)
Earl Hansen
Representatives: State Universities Retirement System (SURS) James Lockard and Pamela Rosenberg