Committee for the Improvement of the Undergraduate Academic Experience
(FS Bylaws, Article 4.6.4)

Membership of CIUAE

4.6.4 Committee for the Improvement of the Undergraduate Academic Experience 

4.6.4.1 Composition

(A) Faculty Representation

1.  One faculty representative shall be appointed by the curriculum committee of each undergraduate degree-granting colleges except the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

2.  Three faculty members shall be appointed by the curriculum committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to represent the areas of the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.

3.  One faculty representative shall be appointed by the faculty of the University Libraries.

(B) Student Representation

1.  Seven students shall be selected so that there are two undergraduate student members from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and one undergraduate student member from each of the remaining undergraduate degree-granting colleges. 

2.  A representative of the Student Government Association, appointed by the president of the Student Government Association, shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the committee. 

3.  If the above selection procedures do not produce a minority student or a non-traditional student, the president of the Student Government Association shall appoint such a student as a voting member. 

(C) Alumni Representation A representative from the NIU Alumni Association, appointed by that association, shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member.

(D) Administration Representation The following shall be ex officio, nonvoting members of the committee:

1.  Vice provost responsible for undergraduate education or designee;

2.  Director of one of the special academic units focusing on minority student concerns; (The executive vice president and provost shall annually, by September, designate the director who is to serve on the committee during the academic year.)

3.  Associate vice president for student affairs or designee;

4.  A representative from Housing and Dining appointed by the executive eirector;

5.  Director of University Honors.

(E) Chair. The chair shall be elected by the voting members of the Committee for the Improvement of the Undergraduate Academic Experience.

4.6.4.2 Duties

(A) To monitor and evaluate the campus environment from the perspective of its compatibility with, and support for, the learning process and the development of an appreciation for learning, and to recommend to the Baccalaureate Council policies and programs to strengthen that environment.

(B) To act as an advisory board for the First- and Second-Year Experiences.

(C) To establish policies and procedures and select the recipients for the annual awards recognizing innovative teaching practices and outstanding undergraduate educators at NIU.

(D) To monitor and evaluate undergraduate mentoring programs as well as initiatives involving NIU alumni and students and recommend appropriate changes as necessary.

(E) To report its activities and recommendations related to purpose and duties to the Baccalaureate Council.

4.6. Standing Committees of the Baccalaureate Council

4.6.1 General

4.6.1.3 Faculty members appointed to a standing committee by a college curriculum committee shall serve a three-year, renewable term beginning in the fall semester. Terms of college appointees shall be staggered.

4.6.1.4 Student members on the committees shall serve one-year, renewable terms beginning in the fall semester.

Committee for the Improvement of the Undergraduate Academic Experience 
The CIUAE meets on selected Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
2021-2022 dates: Sep 13, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 8, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 9.

MEMBERSHIP 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-20242
+^Vice Provost responsible for undergraduate education or designee Renique Kersh (designee) Renique Kersh (designee)    
Business Elisa Fredericks Elisa Frederidcks Elisa Fredericks
Education Daryl Dugas *Daryl Dugas Daryl Dugas
Engineering Venumadhav Korampally Venumadhav Korampally Venumadhav Korampally
Health & Human Sciences Sheila Barrett Jennifer Gray Jennifer Gray Jennifer Gray
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities Trude Jacobsen Trude Jacobsen
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Social Sciences TBD for Wiemer Katja Wiemer Katja Wiemer Katja Wiemer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Natural Sciences Vacant Lee Sunderlin Lee Sunderlin
Visual & Performing Arts Fall-Cindy Hellyer-Heinz
Spring-Janet Hathaway
Sinclair Bell for Hellyer-Heinz
University Libraries Sarah Holmes Wendell Johnson Wendell Johnson Wendell Johnson
Students (7) Brittany Secor - HHS
Angela Lobdell - COE - Fall 2019
Evadne Bowlin - COE - Spr 2020
Andrea Swofford - VPA
Isabelle Lamarre - LAS
Brooke Lavite - LAS

Jason Rivera - BUS - Fall
Samantha Pinnock - BUS - Spring
Jimena Moreno - EDU
Aleena Siddiqui - EET
Mikaela Appleberry - HHS
Michelle Nunez Sala - LAS
Emma McMahon - LAS

   
+ Student Government Association representative Amari White Jacob Sommer
Minority or non-traditional student per 15.6.4.1(B)3
+ Alumni Association representative Jeanne Baxter Thomas Libert
+ Director of a special academic unit per 15.6.4.1(D)2 Michelle Bringas Michaela Holtz
+ VP for Student Affairs or designee Fall-Kelly Olson (designee)
Spring-Andrew Digate (designee)
Amanda Newman
+ Housing and Dining representative Zac Birch Danielle Young
+^ Director of University Honors Andrea Radasanu Andrea Radasanu    

* chair
^ ex officio
+ nonvoting 

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Kendall Thu
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
815-753-9306
kthu@niu.edu

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant
815-753-1732
pje@niu.edu

Steven Howell
Faculty Personnel Advisor
showell2@niu.edu

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
lsaborio@niu.edu

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