2013-14 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 monthly on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
2013-14 meeting dates are: September 4, October 2, October 30, November 20, January 22, February 19, March 26, April 23.

THE FACULTY SENATE
ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
Business Chih-Chen Lee
Debra Zahay-Blatz
(for Lee Spring 2013)  
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee Chih-Chen Lee
Business Elisa Fredericks Elisa Fredericks Elisa Fredericks
Business Charles Downing Charles Downing
Brad Cripe
(for Downing
Spring 2014)
 
Education David Walker David Walker  
Education Rosita Lopez   Rosita Lopez   
Education Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter
Paul Carpenter
Education Mary Beth Henning Mary Beth Henning Mary Beth Henning
Education M Cecil Smith
(for Holt)  
William Pitney
William Pitney William Pitney
Engineering & Engineering Technology Clifford Mirman Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb

Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb

Engineering & Engineering Technology Abhijit Gupta  Abhijit Gupta  
Health and Human Sciences Greg Long   Greg Long   
Health and Human Sciences Donny Plonczynski
Mary Elaine Koren
(for Plonczynski
Spring 2013)
Donna Plonczynski
Donna Plonczynski
Health and Human Sciences Donna Munroe Donna Munroe  
Law Kathleen Coles Elvia Arriola Elvia Arriola Elvia Arriola
Liberal Arts & Sciences Melissa Lenczewski Melissa Lenczewski Melissa Lenczewski
Liberal Arts & Sciences Artemus Ward
(for Willis)
Eric Mogren Eric Mogren Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences Sean Farrell   Sean Farrell
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences Carl Von Ende Amy Newman
Amy Newman Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin
Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin
Liberal Arts & Sciences Chhiu-Tsu Lin (for Bowers) Robin Moremen
Robin Moremen Robin Moremen
Liberal Arts & Sciences Michael Kolb Stephen Martin
(for Kolb)
Michael Kolb
Liberal Arts & Sciences Tomis Kapitan Tomis Kapitan
   
Liberal Arts & Sciences *Alan Rosenbaum  Alan Rosenbaum   
Liberal Arts & Sciences Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
Liberal Arts & Sciences Rosemary Feurer Rosemary Feurer
Rosemary Feurer
Liberal Arts & Sciences Kendall Thu Kendall Thu   
Liberal Arts & Sciences Virginia Naples
(for Corwin)
Virginia Naples Virginia Naples Virginia Naples
University Libraries Leanne VandeCreek Leanne VandeCreek  
Visual & Performing Arts Peter Middleton  Peter Middleton    
Visual & Performing Arts Jeff Kowalski
TBD (for Kowalski
Spring 2013) 
Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowakski
Visual & Performing Arts Rebecca Houze Billie Giese
Billie Giese Billie Giese
Visual & Performing Arts Charlotte Rollman    Charlotte Rollman  

 

ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS FROM
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOLS


FS MEMBERSHIP FROM DEPARTMENTS
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
BUSINESS                   
       
Accountancy
Brad Cripe 
Brad Cripe
TBD (for Cripe Spring 2014)
 
Finance
Sukesh Patro
Sukesh Patro Sukesh Patro
Management
Jon Briscoe
Chuck Gowen (for Briscoe Spring 2013) 
Jon Briscoe
Jon Briscoe
Marketing
Debra Zahay-Blatz
Mark Rosenbaum
(for Zahay-Blatz)
Mark Rosenbaum
(for Zahay-Blatz)
OMIS
Brian Mackie (for Marchewka)
Brian Mackie
Brian Mackie Brian Mackie
EDUCATION                   
       
Kinesiology & Physical Education
William Pitney
Marilyn Looney Marilyn Looney Marilyn Looney
Counseling, Adult & Higher Education
Jane Rheineck
Jane Rheineck
 
Literacy Education
Mayra Daniel
Mayra Daniel  
Special and Early Education
Lynette Chandler
Lynette Chandler
 
Educational Technology, Research & Assessment
Vicki Collins 
Rebecca Hunt
Rebecca Hunt
Rebecca Hunt
Leadership Educational Psychology & Foundations
Stephen Tonks
Stephen Tonks
Joe Flynn (for Tonks Fall 2013)
Stephen Tonks
ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY                   
       
Electrical Engineering
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Lichuan Liu
(for Abdel-Motaleb)
 
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
 
Mechanical Engineering
Milivoje Kostic
Milivoje Kostic
Milivoje Kostic Milivoje Kostic
Technology
Abul Azad
Abul Azad Abul Azad
HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES                   
         
Allied Health & Communicative Disorders
Hamid Bateni
Hamid Bateni Hamid Bateni
Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
Sherry Fang
Sherry Fang
 
Nursing & Health Studies
Mary Elaine Koren Mary Elaine Koren Mary Elaine Koren
LAW
Therese Arado  
Therese Arado 
Therese Arado  Therese Arado  
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES                   
       
Anthropology
Winifred Creamer
(for Kolb)
Winifred Creamer
(for Kolb)
 
Biological Sciences
Ana Calvo
Jozef Bujarski
(for Calvo)
 
Chemistry
Elizabeth Gaillard
Elizabeth Gaillard
Elizabeth Gaillard
 
Communication
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
 
Computer Science
Ibrahim Onyuksel
Ibrahim Onyuksel
 
Economics
**George Slotsve
**George Slotsve George Slotsve
English
Timothy Ryan
Lara Crowley (for Ryan-Fall)
David Gorman (for Ryan-Spring)
Timothy Ryan
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Christopher Nissen
Louise Ciallella (for Nissen Fall 2012) 
Christopher Nissen
Linda Saborio
(for Nissen Fall 2013)
 
Geography
Jim Wilson (for Goldblum)
Jim Wilson (for Goldblum)
Jim Wilson (for Goldblum)
Geology & Environmental Geosciences
Mark Frank
Mark Frank
 
History
Eric Jones (for Feurer)
Eric Jones (for Feurer)
 
Mathematical Sciences
Gleb Sirotkin
Gleb Sirotkin Gleb Sirotkin
Mathematical Sciences
Sien Deng
Sien Deng
 
Philosophy
Valia Allori
Leonard Clapp
(for Allori)
 
Physics
Stephen Martin
Michel van Veenendaal
(for Martin)
Stephen Martin
Political Science
Kikue Hamayotsu
(for Arnhart)
Kikue Hamayotsu
(for Arnhart)
Art Ward (for Hamayotsu 2013-14)
 
Psychology
Chris Parker
Keith Millis (for Parker)
Keith Millis (for Parker)
Sociology
Charles Cappell
Diane Rodgers
Diane Rodgers
Diane Rodgers
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Sarah McHone-Chase
#Sarah McHone-Chase Sarah McHone-Chase
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                   
       
Art
Richard Siegesmund
Richard Siegesmund Richard Siegesmund
Music
#John Novak
John Novak John Novak 
John Novak 
Theatre & Dance
Brian Chung
(for Poole) 
Robert Schneider
Robert Schneider Robert Schneider
x University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees
*Alan Rosenbaum *Alan Rosenbaum     
    
    
Greg Waas
Greg Waas Greg Waas
    
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
 
 
Kerry Freedman
Dan Gebo
Dan Gebo
Dan Gebo
    
Todd Latham
Deborah Haliczer  
    
Andy Small
Andy Small    
x Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE
Sonya Armstrong
(for Hansen)
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong Sonya Armstrong
x Supportive Professional Staff
Todd Latham
Deborah Haliczer  
x Supportive Professional Staff Deborah Haliczer Donna Smith  
x Assistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Marc Falkoff     
x Assistant Chair, GC
Lee Sunderlin
Janet Hathaway     
x Assistant Chair, UCC
Cason Snow
Carol Thompson     
x Student Association Liaison
Austin Quick-Fall
James Zanayed-Spring
Rebecca Clark      
x Faculty Athletics Liaison
Matt Streb
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