2011-12 Committees of the University

The Faculty Senate
(Bylaws, Article 13)

Composition and Function

The Faculty Senate consists of the 32 elected faculty members of the University Council; one member elected by and from each academic department or school in the degree-granting colleges of the university, with two elected from each academic department or school of over 50 faculty members; and one member each from the College of Law and the University Libraries.

Among the ex officio nonvoting members is any faculty member of the University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Board of Trustees and of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Illinois Board of Higher Education who is not a voting member of the senate, the faculty serving as assistant chairs of the Academic Planning Council (APC), the Graduate Council (GC), and the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) if they are not otherwise voting members of the senate, the faculty athletics representative if not otherwise a voting member of the senate, and the two supportive professional staff members of the University Council.

The faculty members of the University Council shall be elected by the faculty members of the colleges, 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. The remaining faculty members shall be elected directly by each of the academic departments or schools in the degree-granting colleges of the university, the College of Law, and the University Libraries.

The Faculty Senate shall serve as the official voice of the university faculty of Northern Illinois University and as the authoritative representative liaison body between the faculty and the University Council, the president of the university, the executive vice president and provost, other vice presidents with respect to their responsibilities affecting the faculty, and the Board of Trustees.

In accordance with the Preamble and Article 7.3 of the university Constitution and the stated commitment to university governance as a shared process, the Faculty Senate shall serve the following purposes:

  1. To promote the representation of the faculty in the governance of the university;
  2. To encourage active faculty participation in the development of university policies and procedures;
  3. To discuss and recommend as a Faculty Senate policies affecting the university as a whole;
  4. To promote the welfare of the faculty and the university.

    For details see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.

THE FACULTY SENATE
ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
Business Chih-Chen Lee   Chih-Chen Lee Chih-Chen Lee  
Business Rebecca Shortridge Rebecca Shortridge
Business Terry Bishop Charles Downing Charles Downing Charles Downing
Education Rebecca Butler David Walker David Walker David Walker
Education M Cecil Smith Rosita Lopez Rosita Lopez Rosita Lopez    
Education Laurie Elish-Piper Laurie Elish-Piper
Education Lisa Yamagata-Lynch Sarah Johnston-Rodriguez (for Yamagata-Lynch
Education Corenna Cummings Jan Holt (for Cummings) Jan Holt (for Cummings)
Engineering & Engineering Technology Clifford Mirman Clifford Mirman Clifford Mirman

 

Engineering & Engineering Technology Abhijit Gupta  Abhijit Gupta Abhijit Gupta Abhijit Gupta
Health and Human Sciences Brigid Lusk Greg Long Greg Long Greg Long    
Health and Human Sciences Karen Brandt Karen Brandt
Health and Human Sciences Ayhan Lash (for Nuzzo) Donna Munroe Donna Munroe Donna Munroe
Law Kathleen Coles Kathleen Coles Kathleen Coles
Liberal Arts & Sciences Melissa Lenczewski Melissa Lenczewski Melissa Lenczewski
Liberal Arts & Sciences Suzanne Willis Suzanne Willis Suzanne Willis
Liberal Arts & Sciences Patricia Henry  Tomis Kapitan Tomis Kapitan Tomis Kapitan    
Liberal Arts & Sciences Carl Von Ende Carl Von Ende Carl Von Ende
Liberal Arts & Sciences Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin
Liberal Arts & Sciences J.D. Bowers   Chhiu-Tsu Lin (for Bowers) Chhiu-Tsu Lin (for Bowers)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Eric Mogren Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences Amy Newman Sean Farrell Sean Farrell Sean Farrell    
Liberal Arts & Sciences *Alan Rosenbaum  *Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum    
Liberal Arts & Sciences Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat
Liberal Arts & Sciences  Richard Green Richard Greene     
Liberal Arts & Sciences Kendall Thu Kendall Thu Kendall Thu Kendall Thu
Liberal Arts & Sciences Jim Corwin Jim Corwin Jim Corwin
University Libraries Jana Brubaker  Leanne VandeCreek Leanne VandeCreek Leanne VandeCreek
Visual & Performing Arts Kerry Freedman Peter Middleton Peter Middleton Peter Middleton    
Visual & Performing Arts Jeff Kowalski Richard Poole
(for Kowalski Fall 2011)
Jeff Kowalski
Visual & Performing Arts Rebecca Houze Rebecca Houze Rebecca Houze
Visual & Performing Arts Barbara Jaffee
(on sabbatical 2010-2011)
Charlotte Rollman Charlotte Rollman Charlotte Rollman    

 

ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS FROM
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOLS

FS MEMBERSHIP FROM DEPARTMENTS
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
BUSINESS                   
 
Accountancy
Brad Cripe 
Brad Cripe
Brad Cripe
Brad Cripe
Finance
Gina Nicolosi
Gina Nicolosi
Management
~David Wade
~David Wade
Marketing
Mark Rosenbaum (for Zahay-Blatz Fall 2010) Debra Zahay-Blatz
Debra Zahay-Blatz
OMIS
Jack Marchewka
Brian Mackie (for Marchewka)
Nancy Russo (for Mackie Spring 2012)
Brian Mackie (for Marchewka)
 
EDUCATION                   
     
Kinesiology & Physical Education
William Pitney
William Pitney
William Pitney
 
Counseling, Adult & Higher Education
Teresa Fisher
Jane Rheineck
Jane Rheineck
Jane Rheineck
Literacy Education
Sonya Armstrong
Mayra Daniel
Mayra Daniel
Mayra Daniel
Special and Early Education
Gaylen Kapperman (for Jesse "Woody" Johnson Fall 2010)
Joe Flynn
(for Johnson Spring 2011)
Lynette Chandler
Lynette Chandler
Lynette Chandler
Educational Technology, Research & Assessment
Vicki Collins 
Vicki Collins
Vicki Collins 
 
Leadership Educational Psychology & Foundations
Stephen Tonks
Stephen Tonks
 
ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY                   
 
Electrical Engineering
Lichuan Liu 
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Reinaldo Moraga
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Mechanical Engineering
Milivoje Kostic
(on sabbatical Fall 2010)
Milivoje Kostic
Milivoje Kostic
 
Technology
Abul Azad
Abul Azad
HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES                   
 
Allied Health & Communicative Disorders
#Nancy Castle
Hamid Bateni (for Castle)
Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
Beverly Henry (for Johnson-Hillery)
Sherry Fang
Sherry Fang
Sherry Fang
Nursing & Health Studies
Ayhan Lash
Ayhan Lash
LAW
Therese Arado  
Therese Arado
Therese Arado
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES                   
Anthropology
Giovanni Bennardo
Michael Kolb
Michael Kolb
Michael Kolb
Biological Sciences
Jozef Bujarski                    Virginia Naples (for Bujarski Spring 2011)
Ana Calvo
Ana Calvo
Ana Calvo
Chemistry
C. T. Lin
(on sabbatical Fall 2010)
Elizabeth Gaillard (for Lin)
Communication
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Computer Science
H. Joel Jeffrey 
Ibrahim Onyuksel
Ibrahim Onyuksel
Ibrahim Onyuksel
Economics
**George Slotsve
**George Slotsve
English
Brian May (for Sweet)
Brian May (for Sweet)
(May on sabbatical Fall 2011)
Timothy Ryan (for May Fall 2011)
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Mary Cozad (for Michael Morris Fall 2010)
Christopher Nissen (for Michael Morris Spring 2011)
Christopher Nissen
Christopher Nissen
Christopher Nissen
Geography
David Goldblum
David Goldblum
Geology & Environmental Geosciences
Jay Stravers
Mark Frank
(on sabbatical Spring 2012)
Mark Frank
Mark Frank
History
Rosemary Feurer 
Rosemary Feurer
Rosemary Feurer
Rosemary Feurer
Mathematical Sciences
Richard Blecksmith
Richard Blecksmith
Mathematical Sciences
Hui Hu
Sien Deng
Sien Deng
Sien Deng
Philosophy
Valia Allori 
Valia Allori
Valia Allori
Valia Allori
Physics
Stephen Martin
Stephen Martin
Political Science
Larry Arnhart
Andrea Bonnicksen (for Arnhart Spring 2011)
Larry Arnhart
Larry Arnhart
Larry Arnhart
Psychology
David Valentiner (on sabbatical Fall 2010)
David Valentiner
Sociology
Charles Cappell
Charles Cappell
Charles Cappell
 
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Wayne Finley
#Wayne Finley
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                   
 
Art
Kryssi Staikidis
Kryssi Staikidis
Music
John Novak
John Novak
John Novak
 
Theatre & Dance
Rick Poole
Richard Poole
Rick Poole
 
x University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees
*Alan Rosenbaum *Alan Rosenbaum     
    
    
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
    
Ferald Bryan 
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman 
 
    
Todd Latham
Todd Latham
    
Jay Monteiro
Andy Small 
 
x Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE
Earl Hansen 
Earl Hansen
    
x Supportive Professional Staff
Todd Latham
Todd Latham
x Supportive Professional Staff Deborah Haliczer Deborah Haliczer
x Assistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz  
x Assistant Chair, GC
Giovanni Bennardo
Lee Sunderlin
  
x Assistant Chair, UCC
Cason Snow
Cason Snow   
x Student Association Liaison
Erik Calmeyer
Austin Quick
   
x Faculty Athletics Liaison
Janet Rintala
Janet Rintala/
Matt Streb
   
x Parliamentarian Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan  

*   executive secretary of University Council and president of Faculty Senate
** vice president of Faculty Senate
#   secretary of Faculty Senate
x  ex officio, nonvoting
~  faculty & SPS personnel advisor