Faculty Senate Personnel Committee
(FS Bylaws, Article 3.3)

Membership of Faculty Senate Personnel Committee

3.3 Faculty Senate Personnel Committee

3.3.1 Composition All voting members of the Faculty Senate Personnel Committee shall be tenured members of the faculty. The committee shall consist of members chosen as follows: 

3.3.1.1 Seven members of the Faculty Senate: one each from the faculty elected to represent the colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, and two from among the faculty elected to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

These members shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate prior to the selection of other members of the committee and shall serve staggered two-year terms during their membership on the Faculty Senate. 

3.3.1.2 One member from each of the following college councils chosen by members of that college council: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts; such members shall not be chosen from the same academic departments as the members selected for the committee from these colleges by the Faculty Senate.

3.3.1.3 One member each from the faculty of the College of Law and the University Libraries chosen by that faculty.

3.3.1.4 The vice president for research and innovation partnerships, who shall serve ex officio, and who shall not vote; 

3.3.1.5 The vice provost for faculty affairs, who shall serve ex officio as chair, and who shall not vote;

3.3.1.6 The executive vice president and provost who shall serve ex officio, and who shall not vote. 

3.3.2 Duties – Except as covered by the faculty union collective bargaining agreement, the Faculty Senate Personnel Committee will: 

3.3.2.1 Provide the colleges and the faculty with university criteria, current policies, and compliance dates for various personnel actions. 

3.3.2.2 Review and formulate recommendations regarding all proposed changes in university policy pertaining to tenure, promotion in rank, leaves-without-pay, and for sabbatical leaves for academic personnel. All such recommendations shall be reported to the Faculty Senate. 

3.3.2.3 Ensure that the personnel policies and procedures of the individual colleges and of the University Libraries are up-to-date, in compliance with university policies, adequate to the demands and expectations placed upon them, and properly enforced and implemented in all situations.  

3.3.2.6 Formulate recommendations regarding sabbatical leave applications in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of these bylaws. 

3.3.2.7 Review and forward its recommendation to the president on each case involving promotion, tenure, or sabbatical leave in which the executive vice president and provost disagrees with a unanimous recommendation made by the college and department concerned. 

3.3.2.8 Serve as an appeals board to hear and forward recommendations to the executive vice president and provost on individual cases involving:

A. Allegations of procedural violations at the college level;
B. Disagreements on a personnel decision/recommendation between a college and a department;
C. Disagreements on a personnel decision/recommendation between a dean and a college council or college personnel committee;
D. Concerns of the executive vice president and provost about a possible violation of personnel procedures or standards which was not resolved at the college level.

The definition of this review authority is further specified in Article 11.3.4 of these bylaws.

3.3.2.9 Perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by these bylaws. 

FSPC Members from Faculty Senate
Two-year terms

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

Business

 

Elisa Fredericks, MKTG

Elisa Fredericks

Education

 

Laura Johnson, ETRA

Laura Johnson

Engineering and Engineering Technology

 

Bob Tatara, TECH

Bob Tatara

Health and Human Sciences

 

Jamie Mayer, AHCD

Jamie Mayer

Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

George Slotsve, ECON

George Slotsve

Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Yasuo Ito, PHYS

Yasuo Ito

Visual and Performing Arts

 

Rich Grund, THED

Rich Grund


FSPC Members from the College Councils
One-year terms

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

Business

Charles Petersen, OMIS


Charles Petersen, OMIS

Education

Fall-Myoungwhon Jung, SEED
Spring-James Cohen, CURR


Greg Conderman, SEED

Engineering and Engineering Technology

Robert Tatara, TECH


Veysel Demir, ELEC

Health and Human Sciences

Bryan Dallas, SIHP


Daniel Boutin, SIHP

Law

Robert Jones


Laurel Rigertas

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Alastair Fletcher, MATH


Virginia Naples, BIOS

Visual and Performing Arts

Bill Goldenberg, MUSI


Sinclair Bell, ARTD

University Libraries

Nestor Osorio


Nestor Osorio

Other Members
Ex officio, nonvoting

2019-2020

2020-2021

2022-2023

Executive Vice President and Provost 

Beth Ingram

Beth Ingram

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

 

Chad McEvoy

Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships

 

Jerry Blazey

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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