2019-20 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., Altgehd Hall 315.

2019-20 meeting dates are: Sep 11, Oct 16, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 29, Feb 26, Apr 1, Apr 29.
Meeting agendas, minutes and transcripts


Membership of the University Council

ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2019-2020
^ President & Chair
Lisa Freeman
^ Executive Vice President & Provost
Beth Ingram
^ Dean, College of Business
Balaji Rajagopalan
^ Dean, College of Education
Laurie Elish-Piper
^ Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Donald Peterson
^ Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Derryl Block
^ Acting Dean, College of Law
Laurel Rigertas
^ Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Judy Ledgerwood
^ Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Paul Kassel
^ Dean, Graduate School
Brad Bond
^ Dean, University Libraries
Fred Barnhart
× Division of Student Affairs
Kelly Wesener Michael
Nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
     
+ VP for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Sarah McGill
+ VP for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications
Sol Jensen
+ VP for Research and Innovation Partnerships
Jerry Blazey

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

 

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2021-2022
Business
Jon Briscoe 
Devaki Rau
Devaki Rau
Devaki Rau
Business
James Burton James Burton James Burton
Business
Elisa Fredericks for Patro Christine Mooney for Patro
Education
William Penrod for Hunt William Penrod for Hunt
Education
Melanie Koss for Rheineck Melanie Koss for Rheineck
Education
Vicki Collins Vicki Collins Vicki Collins
Education
Se-Yeun Kim So-Yeun Kim So-Yeun Kim
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Fall-Michael Haji-Sheikh
Spring-Reinaldo Moraga
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Gary Chen
Gary Chen
 
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Fall-TBD
Spring-Jenn-Terng Gau
Jann-Terng Gau
Health and Human Sciences
Lin Shi
Lin Shi
Health and Human Sciences
Hamid Bateni Hamid Bateni Hamid Bateni
Health and Human Sciences
Jie Chen Jie Chen
Health and Human Sciences
King Chung
Law
*Therese Arado
Therese Arado
Therese Arado
Therese Arado
Law
Sharon Nelson Sharon Nelson Sharon Nelson
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall-Anne Hanley
Spring-Karen Whedbee
Anne Hanley Anne Hanley
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Sean Farrell Sean Farrell Sean Farrell
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall-Jie Song
Spring-Diane Rodgers
Scot Schraufnagel for Song
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linda Saborio for Krmenec Simón Weffer Simón Weffer Simón Weffer
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer Reed Scherer
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall-Jim Wilson
Spring-Mike Konen
Jim Wilson
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Joseph Stephen
Alicia Schatteman for Stephen
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall-Doris Macdonald
Spring-Amanda Littauer
Amanda Littauer Amanda Littauer
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu
*Kendall Thu Kendall Thu
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Omar Chmaissem
Omar Chmaissem
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Virginia Naples
Alan Polansky Alan Polansky Alan Polansky
University Libraries
Jim Millhorn
Jim Millhorn
Visual & Performing Arts
Kryssi Staikidis for Hathaway Kryssi Staikidis for Hathaway
Visual & Performing Arts
Richard Siegesmund Richard Siegesmund Richard Siegesmund
Visual & Performing Arts
Judith Chitwood
Patricia Skarbinski Patricia Skarbinski
Patricia Skarbinski
Visual & Performing Arts
Doug Boughton
TBD for Boughton
Supportive Professional Staff President
Catherine Doederlein
Catherine Doederlein
    
Supportive Professional Staff
Aline Click
     
     
Operating Staff President
Holly Nicholson Jeffry Royce
     
     
Operating Staff
Jay Monteiro Natasha Johnson
     
     
Student Association President
Khiree Cross Naomoi Bolden
     
     
Student Association
Fall-Devin Halicki
Spring-TBD
 
 
Student Association
Tristan Martin
    
     
Student Association 
Fall-Essence Coleman
Spring-Chandler Jones
    
Student Association 
Naomi Bolden
  
 
Student Association
Cassandra Kamp
     
 
Student Association
Fall-Madalynn Mershon
Spring-Ian Pearson
     
   
Student Association
Fall-Citrick Davis
Spring-Ryan Berg
  
SAC BUS
     
    
SAC EDU
     
    
SAC EET
     
     
SAC HHS
Kelli Narducci Delaney Drew
     
     
SAC LAS
Fall-Giovanny Valadez
Spring-Cassandra Pilcher 
 
 
SAC LAW
Victor Zamora
Megan Rooney
     
     
SAC VPA
 
     
SAC Graduate School  Sheila Coli    
EX OFFICIO, NONVOTING MEMBERS AND CONSULTANTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2021-2022
x Assistant Chair, APC
Marc Falkoff
     
    
x Assistant Chair, GC
Carrie Kortegast
     
     
x Assistant Chair, BC
Amanda Ferguson
     
    
x FAC to IBHE
Linda Saborio for Stoddard
Linda Saborio for Stoddard
TBD for Stoddard
# Faculty Senate Vice President
George Slotsve
 
 
# Parliamentarian (Bylaws 3.1.3) Ferald Bryan    

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