2014-15 Committees of the University

The University Council
(Constitution, Article 1 and Bylaws, Article 4)

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 15 additional voting student members shall be selected as follows: one student representative and that representative's alternate shall be chosen by the Student Advisory Committee of each degree-granting college and of the Graduate School; and seven student representatives and their alternates shall be appointed by the Student Association President with the advice and consent of the Student Association Senate.

    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, of the Graduate School, and of the University Libraries. There will be four nonvoting members:  the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management 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 monthly on Wednesdays during the academic year from 3 to 5 p.m.

2014-15 meeting dates are: September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3, January 28, February 25, April 1, April 29.

Membership of the University Council

ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2014-2015
^ President & Chair
Douglas D. Baker
^ Executive Vice President & Provost
Lisa Freeman
^ Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
^ Dean, College of Education
La Vonne Neal
^ Dean, College of Engineering and Enginnering Technology
Promod Vohra
^ Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Derryl Block
^ Dean, College of Law
Jennifer Rosato
^ Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Chris 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 and Enrollment Management
Eric Weldy
Nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
     
+ Vice President for Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
Anne Kaplan
+ Chief Financial Officer
Nancy Suttenfield
+ Vice President for Operations and Community Relations
Brett Coryell

^ ex officio, voting
x ex officio, nonvoting
+ nonvoting, appointed by the president


 

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
Business
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee
 
Business
Elisa Fredericks
Elisa Fredericks  
Business
Charles Downing
Brad Cripe 
(for Downing-Spring 2014)
Mark Riley Mark Riley
Mark Riley
Education
David Walker
Cynthia Campbell
Cynthia Campbell 
Cynthia Campbell
Education
Rosita Lopez
Laura Hedin Laura Hedin
Laura Hedin
Education
Paul Carpenter
Barbara Schwartz-Bechet for Carpenter
 
Education
Mary Beth Henning
Mary Beth Henning
Education
William Pitney
*William Pitney
William Pitney
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Abhijit Gupta 
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Shi-Jie (Gary) Chen
Health and Human Sciences
Greg Long
Greg Long
Greg Long
Greg Long
Health and Human Sciences
Donna Plonczynski
Donna Plonczynski
 
Health and Human Sciences
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Law
Elvia Arriola
Elvia Arriola
Therese Arado for Arriola Fall 2014
Elvia Arriola
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Sean Farrell
Sean Farrell
Stephen Martin for Farrell Fall 2014
Sean Farrell
Sean Farrell 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Newman
Sien Deng for Newman 
Sien Deng for Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Brad Sagarin  
Brad Sagarin Brad Sagarin
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Robin Moremen
Robin Moremen
Robin Moremen
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Stephen Martin 
(for Kolb)
Omar Chmaissem for Kolb
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tomis Kapitan
Helen Khoury
Helen Khoury
Helen Khoury
Liberal Arts & Sciences
*Alan Rosenbaum 
Dhiman Chakraborty
Dhiman Chakraborty
Dhiman Chakraborty
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Rosemary Feurer
Rosemary Feurer
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu
Doris Macdonald
Doris Macdonald 
Doris Macdonald
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Virginia Naples
Virginia Naples
Virginia Naples
 
University Libraries
Leanne VandeCreek
Jana Brubaker
Jana Brubaker
Jana Brubaker 
Visual & Performing Arts
Peter Middleton
Janet Hathaway
Janet Hathaway
Janet Hathaway  
Visual & Performing Arts
Jeff Kowalski
TBD for Kowalski
 
Visual & Performing Arts
Billie Giese
Billie Giese
Billie Giese
 
Visual & Performing Arts
Charlotte Rollman
Barbara Jaffee
Barbara Jaffee
Barbara Jaffee 
Supportive Professional Staff President
Deborah Haliczer
Deborah Haliczer
Deborah Haliczer
    
Supportive Professional Staff
Donna Smith
Catherine Doederlein
     
     
Operating Staff President
Andy Small
Jay Monteiro
     
     
Operating Staff
Amy Polzin
Gina Shannon
     
     
Student Association President
Jack Barry
Joe Frascello
SA President
     
     
Student Association
James Zanayed - Fall
Miki Grace - Spring
Dillon Domke
SA Speaker of the Senate
 
 
Student Association
Mike Theodore
Raquel Chavez
SA VP
    
     
Student Association 
Kaliah Smith - Fall
Paul Julion - Spring
Alex Martin
SA Director of Academic Affairs
     
    
Student Association 
Ivan Garcia
Ben Donovan
SA Director of Governmental Affairs
  
 
Student Association
Rebecca Clark
Brandon Phillips
     
 
Student Association
Dillon Domke
Chad Harris
     
   
Student Association
Benjamin Donovan
Alex Summers
  
SAC BUS
Jacob Ferguson
Jeffrey Kamholz
     
    
SAC EDU
Elisa Lopez
     
    
SAC EET
Anthony Roberts
Solomon Mason
     
     
SAC HHS
Stacie Ueckert
     
     
SAC LAS
Ron Leonhardt
Joseph Starofsky
 
 
SAC LAW
Emily Perkins 
Alyssa Freeman
     
     
SAC VPA
    
 
 
     
SAC Graduate School  David Downs Tingkai Liu    
x Assistant Chair, APC
Marc Falkoff
Marc Falkoff
     
    
x Assistant Chair, GC
Janet Hathaway
Paul Stoddard
     
     
x Assistant Chair, UCC
Carol Thompson
Joel Stafstrom
     
    
x FAC to IBHE
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong
# UAC to BOT
*Alan Rosenbaum
*William Pitney
  
 
# UAC to BOT
Gregory Waas
Greg Waas
 
# UAC to BOT
Rosita Lopez
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
# UAC to BOT
Dan Gebo
Dan Gebo
Dan Gebo
# UAC to BOT
Deborah Haliczer
Deborah Haliczer
Haliczer
     
# UAC to BOT
Andy Small
Jay Monteiro
     
     
# Faculty Senate Vice President
George Slotsve
George Slotsve
 
 
# Faculty Senate Secretary
Sarah McHone-Chase
Sarah McHone-Chase
     
    
# Parliamentarian (Bylaws 3.1.3) Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan    

* executive secretary of University Council
x ex officio, nonvoting (Bylaws 1.8 - assistant chairs of APC, GC and UCC; Bylaws 17.5 - FAC to IBHE rep)
# consultants/spokespersons, nonvoting (Constitution 2.1.3 consultants; Bylaws 1.7 consultants; Bylaws 3.1.3 - Parliamentarian; Bylaws 17.4 UAC to BOT)

APPOINTMENTS RELATED TO UNIVERSITY COUNCIL


Parliamentarian to the University Council (Bylaws, Article 3.1.3)  Ferald Bryan
Faculty & SPS Personnel Advisor (Bylaws, Article 9)  Paul Stoddard
Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Higher Education representative (four-year term, 2009-2013) (Bylaws, Article 17.5) Sonya Armstrong (for Hansen)
Representatives: State Universities Retirement System (SURS) James Lockard and Pamela Rosenberg