2017-18 Committees of the University

University Council Standing Committees - 2017-2018

Steering Committee
Rules, Governance and Elections Committee
Academic Policy Committee
University Affairs Committee
Committee on Resources, Space and Budgets

Steering Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.1)

The Steering Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows: one elected faculty member from each degree-granting college; one faculty member from the University Libraries; one supportive professional staff member; one operating staff member; two student members who are not from the same college; two administrative officers who may be either voting or nonvoting members of the University Council; and, the executive secretary of the University Council who shall serve as chair.

The faculty members of the committee shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate; the student members shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the student members of the council. The administrative officers shall be appointed by the executive secretary in consultation with the president of the university.

Duties - The Steering Committee shall advise the executive secretary between meetings of the University Council; shall prepare the agenda for distribution to the University Council members prior to meetings; and, shall perform such other duties as are assigned to it by the University Council.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP
2017-2018
Faculty - BUS Terry Bishop, BUS-MGMT, AP Chair
Faculty - EDU Rebecca Hunt, EDU-ETRA, at-large
Faculty - EET Gary Chen, EET, ISYE, at-large
Faculty - HHS Jie Chen, HHS-NURS, at-large
Faculty - LAS Linda Saborio, LAS-FLAL, Chair
Faculty - LAS
Reed Scherer, LAS-GEOL, UA Chair
Faculty - LAS
Fall-Jim Wilson, LAS-GEOG, RSB Chair
Spring-TBD
Faculty - LAW
Therese Arado, LAW, RGE Chair
Faculty - VPA Janet Hathaway, VPA-MUSI, at-large
Faculty - ULIB
Jim Millhorn, ULIB, at-large
Student
Rachel Jacob
Student
Christine Wang
Supportive Professional Staff
Cathy Doederlein
Operating Staff
Barb Andree
Administrative Officer  Derryl Block
Administrative Officer  Fred Barnhart


FS-UC Rules, Governance and Elections Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.2)

NIU Bylaws, Article 2.2.1 Composition:
2.2.1  The FS-UC Rules, Governance and Elections Committee shall consist of the following members:

(A) Eight faculty members, four of whom shall be members of the University Council, and shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the Univeresity Council (with the advice and consent of the University Council). The remaining four shall be members of the Faculty Senate and shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate (with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate). No two faculty members shall be from the same department. Faculty members shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(B) One student appointed by the Student Association. The student shall be a member of the University Council. The student member shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(C) One Supportive Professional Staff member and one Operating Staff member who shall be members of the University Council. They shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(D) One nonovoting member selected by and from the deans of the degree-granting colleges, who shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

The committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the University Council.

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.5 Composition - The president of the Faculty Senate shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the senate, those members of the Faculty Senate who shall represent the senate on the FS-UC Committee on Rules, Governance and Elections. One member of the Faculty Senate representatives to that committee shall serve as liaison-spokesperson at meetings of the Faculty Senate and the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate. Reports from the delegation shall be given, in the order of business, during the presentation of reports from standing committees. The Faculty Senate representatives are responsible for running all pertinent elections affecting the Faculty Senate. 

NIU Bylaws, Article 2.2.2  Duties: 
(A) Advise the University Council or Faculty Senate on any question referred to it by the University Council or Faculty Senate involving the interpretation of the university Constitution or Bylaws, and/or Faculty Senate Bylaws, and including questions relating to the definition or application of academic freedom standards.

(B) Administer and supervise elections to the University Council and Faculty Senate. Faculty Senate reprsentatives on the committee will administer the Faculty Senate elections; University Council representatives on the committee will administer the University Council elections.

(C) Make final rulings on the eligibility of candidates from colleges and the Univeresity Libraries and all other election matters not specifically covered by these procedures.

(D) Review, prior to the elections in those years which are multiples of three, the ratio of the faculty in each college who are on regular contract, excluding the faculty member from the University Libraries, to the total number of faculty in all colleges who are on regular contract and recommend to the University Council any needed adjustment in the number of elected faculty seats on the University Council allocated to each college.

(E) When a university committee or council requires staggered terms for its elected faculty members, determine in advance of the election which seats in each college shall be filled for one-, two-, or three-year terms. Such a determination must be made before the initial election of faculty to such a committee or council, and before the first election after each successive reapportionment of seats on the committee or council. Staggered terms shall be assigned so that, as nearly as possible, there will be an equal number of members of the council or committee elected each year and an equal number of members elected from each faculty constituency each year.

(F) Administer and supervise all referenda that require the vote of the entire faculty of the university.

(G) Monitor legislation that affects higher education and report the status of such legislation to the University Council so that appropriate actions may be taken.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2017-2018
UC-Faculty Sukesh Patro, BUS-FINA
UC-Faculty Lin Shi, HHS-FCNS
UC-Faculty Kendall Thu, LAS-ANTH
UC-Faculty Therese Arado, LAW, Chair
FS-Faculty
Laura Johnson, EDU-ETRA
FS-Faculty Fall-Jim Horn, LAS-CHEM
Spring-Gary Baker, LAS-CHEM
FS-Faculty Keith Millis, LAS-PSYC, FS/RGE Liaison
FS-Faculty
Fall-Todd Buck, VPA-ARTD
Spring-Richard Siegsmund, VPA-ARTD
Supportive Professional Staff Aline Click
Operating Staff
Holly Nicholson
Student
Rachel Jacob
Dean (nonvoting)
Paul Kassel

  


Academic Policy Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.4)

The Academic Policy Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows:  seven elected faculty members from at least four colleges; two deans from among the colleges and the Graduate School; one other administrator; and, one undergraduate and one graduate student.

The committee members and the committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the University Council.

Duties - The Academic Policy Committee shall advise the University Council on any question referred to it by the University Council and involving the academic activities of the university; recommend to the University Council responses to substantive policy changes from the academic councils in Bylaws Article 13; and recommend to the relevant academic councils issues of concern to the University Council that are within the purview of those academic councils.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2017-2018
Faculty Terry Bishop, BUS-MGMT, Chair
Faculty  Jane Rheineck, EDU-CAHE
Faculty  Jie Chen, HHS-NURS
Faculty  Amy Newman, LAS-ENGL
Faculty 
Eric Mogren, LAS-HIST
Faculty  Joseph Stephen, LAS-MATH
Faculty  Kryssi Staikidis, VPA-ARTD
Dean 
Judy Ledgerwood
Dean  Don Peterson
Administrator
Anne Birberick, Vice Provost
Undergraduate Student
Stephanie Torres
Graduate Student Aaron Zolotor


University Affairs Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.5)

The University Affairs Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows:  seven elected faculty members from at least four colleges; two deans from among the colleges and the Graduate School; one other administrator; one member of the supportive professional staff; one member of the operating staff; and, two students who are not from the same college.

The committee members and committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the University Council.

Duties

The University Affairs Committee shall advise the University Council on any question referred to it by the University Council involving the operation of the university, other than matters within the purview of the Elections Committee, Minutes Committee, University Council Personnel Committee, Rules and Governance Committee, Academic Policy Committee, and Resources, Space and Budgets Committee. These questions may involve internal matters such as athletics, parking, the student judicial system, the university calendar, and the offices of the ombudsman and the executive secretary to the University Council and the university's relationship with external agencies (such as local municipalities and the legislature).

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2017-2018
Faculty  William Penrod, EDU-SEED
Faculty  Michael Haji-Sheikh, EET-ELEC
Faculty  King Chung, HHS-AHCD
Faculty  Jie Song, LAS-GEOG
Faculty 
Andrew Krmenec, LAS-GEOG
Faculty  Reed Scherer, LAS-GEOL, Chair
Faculty  Judith Chitwood, VPA-THED
Dean 
Balagi Rajagopalan
Dean  Brad Bond
Administrator 
Sarah Adamski, HR
Supportive Professional Staff
Aline Click
Operating Staff Barb Andree
Student Luis Flores
Student Brandon Lesnicki


FS-UC Resources, Space, and Budgets Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.6)

FS-UC Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets (Bylaws, Article 2.6)

The FS-UC Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets shall consist of members of the University Council and the Faculty Senate as follows: Twe;ve faculty members, six of whom shall be members of the University Council and shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the University Council (with the advice and consent of the University Council). The remaining six shall be members of the Faculty Senate and shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate (with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate).  Faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each academic college and the University Libraries. Faculty members shall serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment. No two faculty members shall be from the same department.

One student shall be appointed by the Student Association. The student shall be a member of the University Council. The student member shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

One supportive professional staff member and one operating staff member shall be appointed. They shall be members of the University Council and shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

One nonvoting member shall be selected by and from the deans of the degree-granting colleges to serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

The Chief Financial Officer who shall be ex officio, nonvoting.

The senior administrator responsible for facilities who shall be ex offocio, nonvoting.

The chair of the committee shall be a member of the University Council, selected by the Executive Secretary of the University Council with the advice and consent of the University Council and shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment

Duties - To participate with the president and executive vice president and provost in the development of long-range planning regarding the allocation and reallocation of resources in both the operating and capital budgets and in the assignment and reassignment of space;

To advise the president and the executive vice president and provost regarding goals and priorities for the utilization of resources, space, and budgets, and to provide periodic evaluations of progress in achieving the goals and priorities;

To make other reports and recommendations to the Faculty Senate and the University Council regarding resource allocations and utilization as the committee feels appropriate or as may be requested by the Faculty Senate or University Council.

In addition to holding regular meetings to seek input on resource needs and priorities, the committee shall meet with the president and the executive vice president and provost, together and/or separately, at least two times a semester to offer advice on budget and space issues.  The committee shall report its recommendations and evaluations to the Faculty Senate and the University Council.

To advise the president and provost on critical, time sensitive budget issues affecting the university. In order to address these issues, the committee is authorized by the University Council to function outside of the academic year calendar, without a quorum, providing there are at least five voting members, the majority of which must be faculty. Alternates for this committee operating outside the academic year will be selected by the Executive Secretary of the University Council.

To advise the president and provost on resource allocation matters and revenue generation opportunities that arise.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2017-2018
UC - Faculty  Rebecca Hunt, EDU-ETRA
UC - Faculty  Fall-Jim Wilson, LAS-GEOG, Chair
Spring-TBD
UC - Faculty  Art Ward, LAS-POLS
UC - Faculty 
Anita Maddali, LAW
UC - Faculty 
Doug Boughton, VPA-ARTD
UC - Faculty 
Jim Millhorn, ULIB
FS - Faculty  Mark Riley, BUS-ACCY
FS - Faculty 
Abul Azad, EET-TECH
FS - Faculty 
Hamid Bateni, HHS-AHCD
FS - Faculty  George Slotsve, LAS-ECON
FS - Faculty  Kirk Duffin, LAS-CSCI
FS - Faculty 
Sarah McHone-Chase, ULIB, FS/RSB Liaison
Student Christine Wang
Supportive Professional Staff
Cathy Doederlein
Operating Staff
Holly Nicholson
Dean (nonvoting) Don Peterson, EET
Chief Financial Officer (ex officio, nonvoting) Larry Pinkelton
Senior administrator responsible for facilities
(ex officio, nonvoting)
John Heckmann
Senior administrator responsible for finances
(nonvoting)
Larry Pinkelton