2011-12 Committees of the University

Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education (CIUE)
(Bylaws, Article 14.6.6)

Membership of CIUE

A.     The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education shall consist of the following members:

One faculty representative from the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) shall be chosen by the faculty of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council.

One faculty representative shall be appointed by the Curriculum Committee of each undergraduate degree-granting college except the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; three faculty members appointed by the Curriculum Committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to represent the areas of the humanities, the social sciences, and the other sciences;

One faculty representative shall be appointed by the faculty of the University Libraries.

Six students shall be selected so that there are two undergraduate student members from within the three different divisions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and one undergraduate student member from each of the remaining undergraduate degree-granting colleges, one to be nominated to serve on the UCC;

Representative of the Student Association appointed by the president of the Student Association, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the committee (if the above selection procedures do not produce a minority student, the president of the Student Association shall appoint such a student as a nonvoting member);

Representative from the NIU Alumni Association, appointed by that Association, who shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member.

The following shall be ex officio, nonvoting members of the committee: vice provost responsible for undergraduate education, associate vice provost for university honors, director of one of the special academic units focusing on minority student concerns.

The chair shall be elected by the voting members of the Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education and shall serve a one-year term beginning in the fall semester.

Faculty members shall serve three-year staggered terms, renewable, beginning in the fall semester.

Students shall serve one-year, renewable, terms beginning in the fall semester.

B.     Duties

The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education shall have the responsibilities to:

  1. Recommend to the UCC changes or experiments in the undergraduate program at the university.
  2. Establish the policies and procedures for the annual awards to outstanding undergraduate teachers of the university.
  3. Explore ways of aiding faculty members in improving their methods of teaching.
  4. Report annually to the UCC its activities and recommendations related to purpose and duties .

Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education (CIUE)

The CIUE meets approximately eight Mondays throughout the academic year, 1-3 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
+^Vice Provost Earl Seaver Anne Birberick    
UCC Faculty Cason Snow Ken Gasser (Fall 2011)
Joel Stafstrom (Spring 2012)
   
Business Chang Liu (for Mackie Fall 2010) Charles Peterson (for Mackie Spring 2011) *Brian Macke Brian Mackie  
Education Sheryl Honig Joe Flynn (for Honig Fall 2010) Joe Flynn (for Honig Fall 2011)
Sheryl Honig
Sheryl Honig  
Engineering Abul Azad Abul Azad Abdul Azad  
Health & Human Sciences *Karen Brandt Kathleen Musker (for Brandt) Karen Brandt  
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities Laura Vazquez Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz (for Vazquez Spring 2011) Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz (for Vazquez)
Janice Hamlet (for Cooke-Plagwitz Spring 2012)
   
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Social Sciences Wei Luo  Mark Mehrer (for Kusimba Fall 2011)
Sibel Kusimba
Sibel Kusimba Sibel Kusimba
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Other Sciences Zhuan Ye
Greg Ammar (for Ye Spring 2011)
Kitty Holland Kitty Holland Kitty Holland
Visual & Performing Arts Billie Giese Billie Giese
TBD (for Giese Spring 2012)
Billie Giese  
University Libraries Faculty Sarah McHone-Chase (for Hurych Sarah McHone-Chase Sarah McHone-Chase Sarah McHone-Chase
+ SA Representative   Nora Lindvall    
Students (6)

Jessica Braley - HHS
Patty Hurney - EET
Paula Hastings - LAS
Kristin Preihs - LAS 

Patty Hurney - EET
Amanda Cecchi - HHS
Heather Hansen - LAS
Daniel Brouillette - LAS
   
+^ Associate Vice Provost for University Honors Dan Kempton Christopher Jones    
+ Alumni Association Representative Pat Anderson  Pat Anderson    
+ Director of one of the special academic units for minorities Denise Hayman  Denise Hayman    

* chair
^ ex officio
+ ex officio, nonvoting