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 director;

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.
2022-2023 meeting dates: Sep 12, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3

MEMBERSHIP 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
+^Vice Provost responsible for undergraduate education or designee Nichole Knutson    
Business Elisa Fredericks Wenlian Gao Wenlian Gao Wenlian Gao
Education Daryl Dugas Farah Ishaq Farah Ishaq Farah Ishaq
Engineering Venumadhav Korampally Jifu Tan Jifu Tan Jifu Tan
Health & Human Sciences Jennifer Gray Jennifer Gray
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities Fall-Karla Padron
Spring-Emma Kuby
Karla Padron Karla Padron
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Social Sciences Katja Wiemer Katja Wiemer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Natural Sciences Lee Sunderlin Yasuo Ito Yasuo Ito Yasuo Ito
Visual & Performing Arts Sinclair Bell Jui-Ching Wang Bell Jui-Ching Wang for Bell
University Libraries TBD for Johnson Wendell Johnson
Students (7) Doriann Gliesman - LAS
Kylie Chenoweth - BUS
Ellen Davis - LAS
UnD'Re Wilson - EET

 

   
+ Student Government Association representative Duane Meighan  
Minority or non-traditional student per 4.6.4.1(B)3
+ Alumni Association representative Thomas Libert
+ Director of a special academic unit per 4.6.4.1(D)2 Jason Rhode
+ VP for Student Affairs or designee Naina Richards
+ Housing and Dining representative
+^ Director of University Honors Andrea Radasanu Andrea Radasanu    

* chair or co-chairs
^ ex officio
+ nonvoting 

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Peter Chomentowski
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
815-753-9306
pchomentowski@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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