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 14 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.

    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 Library and the Graduate School. There will be four ex-officio non-voting 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 please see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2009-2010
†President & Chair
John G. Peters
†Executive Vice President & Provost
Raymond Alden, III
Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
Dean, College of Education
Lemuel Watson
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
Vice President of Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Bradley Bond
Dean, University Library
Patrick Dawson
×Vice President for Student Affairs
Brian Hemphill
Ex officio, nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
         ×Vice President Administration
Anne Kaplan
         ×Vice Provost
Earl Seaver
         ×Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations
Eddie Williams

 
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MEMBERSHIP OF THE
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
Business
Rick Ridnour
Rick Ridnour
Chih-Chen Lee
Chih-Chen Lee
Business
David Wade
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
Business
Terry Bishop 
Terry Bishop
Terry Bishop
Education
 Rebecca Butler
Rebecca Butler
Rebecca Butler
Education
 M. Cecil Smith
M. Cecil Smith
M. Cecil Smith
Education
Clersida Garcia/Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
Education
Janet Holt
Clersida Garcia/Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Education
Toni Tollerud
Toni Tollerud/Clersida Garcia
Francesca Giordano
Francesca Giordano
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Abjijit Gupta 
Abjijit Gupta
Abjijit Gupta
Health and Human Sciences
 Brigid Lusk
Brigid Lusk
Brigid Lusk
Health and Human Sciences
Linda Derscheid
Karen Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Health and Human Sciences
Nancy Nuzzo
Nancy Nuzzo
 Nancy Nuzzo
Law
Dan Schneider
 Dan Schneider
Kathy Coles
Kathy Coles
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Joseph "Buck" Stephen
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
Liberal Arts & Sciences
#Rosemary Feurer
Maryline Lukacher
Sue Willis
Sue Willis
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Patricia Henry 
Patricia Henry 
Patricia Henry 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
 Barbara Burrell
  Barbara Burrell
 Carl Von Ende
 Carl von Ende
Liberal Arts & Sciences
William Baker
 William Baker
Brad Sagarin
Brad Sagarin
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linda Sons
Rosemary Feurer
J. D. Bowers
J.D. Bowers
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences
 Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Alan Rosenbaum 
*Alan Rosenbaum
Alan Rosenbaum
Liberal Arts & Sciences
*Paul Stoddard 
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Liberal Arts & Sciences
 Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
Liberal Arts & Sciences
#Giavanni Bennardo
 Carol Thompson
Jim Corwin
Jim Corwin
University Libraries
Jana Brubaker 
Jana Brubaker 
Jana Brubaker 
Visual & Performing Arts
Kerry Freedman 
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
Visual & Performing Arts
Lee Sido
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Visual & Performing Arts
Douglas Boughton 
 Douglas Boughton 
Rebecca Houze 
Rebecca Houze 
Visual & Performing Arts
Barbara Jaffee 
Barbara Jaffee
Barbara Jaffee
xParliamentarian
  Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
Supportive Professional Staff
 Bobbie Cesarek 
Bobbie Cesarek
Supportive Professional Staff
Deborah Haliczer 
Todd Latham
Operating Staff
 Jay Monteiro 
Jay Monteiro
Operating Staff
 Sara Clayton
Andy Small
xAssistant Chair, APC
 Aimee Prawitz
 Aimee Prawitz
xAssistant Chair, GC
 Doris Macdonald
Lauriece Zittle
xAssistant Chair, UCC
 Authur Doerderlein
Cason Snow
xFAC to IBHE
 Earl Hansen
Earl Hansen
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
 *Paul Stoddard 
*Alan Rosenbaum
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Clersida Garcia
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
 Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Joseph "Buck" Stephen 
Joseph "Buck" Stephen 
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
 Bobbie Cesarek
Bobbie Cesarek
xUniversity Advisory Comm.
Jay Monteiro
Jay Monteiro
Student Association President
Brent Keller
Robert Sorsby
Student Association 
Fuad Raji
Roger Banks
Student Association
Robert Sorsby
Abiola Akinyemi
Student Association 
Michal Hankla
Jaclyn Curtis
Student Association 
Matthew Venaas
Jaemin Robertson
Student Association
Tyler Saenz 
Brandon Hunter
Student Association
Erik Calmeyer 
Elliot Echols
Student Association
Lauren Mock
Joshua Venaas
SAC BUS
SAC ED
SAC EET
Mike Guinta
SAC HHS
SAC LAS
Phoebe Blaustein 
 
SAC LAW
 Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
SAC VPA
Graduate Student
 Keegan David
xFaculty Senate Vice President
 Cason Snow
Michael Morris
xFaculty Senate Secretary
Mari Valle 
Nancy Castle

*Executive Secretary of University Council

APPOINTMENTS RELATED TO UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
Parliamentarian to the University Council (Bylaws, Article 3.13)  Ferald Bryan
Faculty 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 Judy Burgess