The Faculty Senate
(FS Bylaws, Article 1 and 7)

Membership of Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 1

1.1 Voting Members

1.1.1 Election of Voting Members

Voting members of the Faculty Senate shall be elected in the following manner:

(A) One member of the Faculty Senate shall be elected from and by the tenure-track faculty of each academic department or school in the degree-granting colleges of the university, with two elected from each department or school of over 50 faculty members, and one faculty member each from the College of Law and the University Libraries. Members of the University Council may not serve as the elected Faulty Senate representative of an academic department. Alternates for elected members of the Faculty Senate shall be selected from the member’s department. Alternates may attend and participate as voting members in the event the elected member is unable to attend.

In addition, 10 non-tenured instructors as defined by the Instructors collective Bargaining Agreement Article 1 shall be voting members. One instructor will be selected by each of the seven degree-granting colleges. The remaining three instructors will be selected at large.

One clinical faculty member will be selected by the Council of Deans.

Two Supportive Professional Staff members will be selected by the Supportive Professional Staff Council.

Two Operating Staff members will be selected by the Operating Staff Council.

(B) When the Faculty Senate does not contain at least one elected faculty representative who is a member of a minority racial group, the elected faculty members of the Faculty Senate shall meet and elect such a representative. The person thus elected shall be chosen from among the faculty members of the university who are eligible for election as a faculty representative of the Faculty Senate. Prior to conducting such an election, the elected faculty representatives on Faculty Senate shall seek nominations from the college faculties and shall elect one of the persons thus nominated. The position thus filled shall be in addition to the number of seats otherwise apportioned. The faculty representative so elected shall serve a term of three years.

(C) Eleven students will have voting membership on the Faculty Senate. One student will be selected by the Student Advisory Committee from each of the six undergraduate degree-granting colleges. Two undergraduate students will be selected by the Student Government Association. Two graduate students will be selected by the Graduate Council. One College of Law student will be selected by the College of Law. Students will serve one-year terms. Students will not vote on faculty and staff personnel matters.

1.1.2 The terms of office for all voting members of the Faculty Senate, except students, shall be for three years and shall begin July 1 of each year.

1.2 Nonvoting Members

1.2.1 Any faculty member of the University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Board of Trustees who is not a voting member of the Faculty Senate shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

1.2.2 If not otherwise a member of the Faculty Senate the faculty representative to the Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty Advisory Committee shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

1.2.3 If they are not otherwise voting members of the Faculty Senate, the faculty serving as assistant chairs of the Academic Planning Council, the Graduate Council, and the Baccalaureate Council, shall sit as ex officio nonvoting members of the Senate during their terms of office.

1.2.4 If not otherwise a voting member of the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Athletics Representative shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 7

7.1 The Faculty Senate shall serve as the official voice of the faculty of Northern Illinois University and as the authoritative representative liaison body between the faculty and (1) the University Council, (2) the president of the university, (3) the executive vice president and provost, (4) other vice presidents with respect to their responsibilities affecting the faculty, and (5) the chair and the Board of Trustees. The Faculty Senate is the body empowered to act as an agent for the university faculty with the power to formulate policies regarding educational functions of the university.

7.2 In accordance with the Preamble and Article 7.3 of the University Constitution and the stated commitment to university governance as a shared process, the Faculty Senate shall serve the following purposes:

7.2.1 Faculty shall predominate in all policy decisions relating to the faculty personnel system, the university curriculum, and to policy decisions concerning admissions and academic policies and standards.

7.2.2 To promote the representation of the faculty in the governance of the university;

7.2.3 To encourage active faculty participation in the development of university policies and procedures;

7.2.4 To discuss and recommend as a Faculty Senate policies affecting the university as a whole;

7.2.5 To promote the welfare of the faculty and the university.

Meets monthly on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
2021-2022 dates: Sep 1, Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 17, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27




TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

 

BUSINESS                   

 

 

 

 

Accountancy

Mark Mellon Mark Mellon Mark Mellon

Finance

Nan Qin for Zheng

Nan Qin Nan Qin Nan Qin

Management

Mahesh Subramony

Sarah Marsh Sarah Marsh Sarah Marsh

Marketing

Elisa Fredericks

Elisa Fredericks Elisa Fredericks Elisa Fredericks

OMIS

Biagio Palese for Pendergrass

Biagio Palese for Pendergrass

 

EDUCATION                   

 

 

 

 

Counseling and Higher Education

Xiaodan Hu

Xiaodan Hu

Xiaodan Hu

 

Curriculum and Instruction

Jodi Lampi

Jodi Lampi

Jodi Lampi

Educational Technology, Research & Assessment

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson

 

Kinesiology & Physical Education

Peter Chomentowski

Peter Chomentowski

Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations

Benjamin Creed

Ben Creed Ben Creed Ben Creed

Special and Early Education

Lisa Liberty

Lisa Liberty

Lisa Liberty

 

ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY                   

 

 

 

 

Electrical Engineering

Veysel Demir

Fall-TBD
Spring-Veysel Demir

Veysel Demir

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Gary Chen

Gary Chen

Gary Chen

 

Mechanical Engineering

Fall-Nick Pohlman
Spring-Sahar Vahabzadeh

Sahar Vahabzadeh

 

Technology

Bob Tatara

Bob Tatara Bob Tatara Bob Tatara

HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES                   

 

 

  

  

Allied Health & Communicative Disorders

Jamie Mayer

In-Sop Kim In-Sop Kim In-Sop Kim

Family and Consumer Sciences

Florensia Surjadi

Bette Montgomery

Bette Montgomery Bette Montgomery

Health Studies

Arlene Keddie

Arlene Keddie

Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Amanda McCarthy for Sprong

Melani Duffrin Melani Duffrin Melani Duffrin

Nursing

Nancy Petges for Beamer

Nancy Petges Nancy Petges Nancy Petges

LAW

Fall-Heidi Kuehl
Spring-Dan McConkie

Dan McConkie

 

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES                   

 

 

 

 

Anthropology

Kendall Thu TBD for Thu TBD for Thu

Biological Sciences

Fall-TBD for Bujarski
Spring-Jozef Bujarski

Jozef Bujarski

Jozef Bujarski

 

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Evgueni Nesterov for Zheng

Evgueni Nesterov

Evgueni Nesterov Evgueni Nesterov

Communication

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee

Computer Science

Kirk Duffin

Kirk Duffin Kirk Duffin

Economics

**George Slotsve

George Slotsve George Slotsve George Slotsve

English

Gulsat Aygen for Macdonald

Gulsat Aygen

Gulsat Aygen Gulsat Aygen

Geographic & Atmospheric Sciences

Mike Konen

Geology & Environmental Geosciences

Phil Carpenter

Phil Carpenter

Phil Carpenter

 

History

Ismael Montana

Ismael Montana

Ismael Montana

Mathematical Sciences

Gleb Sirotkin

Gleb Sirotkin

Gleb Sirotkin

Philosophy

Valia Allori

Valia Allori

Valia Allori

 

Physics

Yasuo Ito for Chakraborty

Yasuo Ito

Yasuo Ito Yasuo Ito

Political Science

Fall-April Clark
Spring Aarie Glas

April Clark

April Clark

 

Psychology

David Valentiner for Millis

David Valentiner David Valentiner David Valentiner

Public Administration

Jaehee Jong for Schatteman

Jaehee Jong

Jaehee Jong Jaehee Jong

Sociology

Shane Sharp

Shane Sharp

Statistics and Actuarial Science

Lei Hua

Lei Hua

World Languages & Cultures

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith Matthew Smith

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Beth McGowan

Beth McGowan Beth McGowan Beth McGowan

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                   

 

 

 

 

Art and Design

Todd Buck

Kryssi Staikidis Kryssi Staikidis Kryssi Staikidis

Music

David Maki for Beyer

David Maki for Beyer

 

Theatre & Dance

Rich Grund

Rich Grund

INSTRUCTORS AND CLINICAL FACULTY

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Instructor-BUS

 

 

 

 

Instructor-EDU

 Joyce Laben

Fall-Joyce Laben
Spring-TBD

Joyce Laben

 

Instructor-EET

 Ed Miguel

Ed Miguel

Ed Miguel

 

Instructor-HHS

 Marcia Berke

Marcia Berke

Marcia Berke

 

Instructor-LAS

 Kristen Borre

Kristen Borre

Kristen Borre

 

Instructor-LAW

 Jeanna Hunter

Jeanna Hunter

Jeanna Hunter

 

Instructor-VPA

 Brian Penkrot

Brian Penkrot

Brian Penkrot

 

Instructor-at large

 Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

 

Instructor-at large

 Jason Akst

Jason Akst

Jason Akst

 

Instructor-at large

 Victoria Books

Victoria Books

Victoria Books

 

Clinical faculty-at large

 Mariah Cheyney

Mariah Cheyney

Mariah Cheyney

 

STAFF

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Supportive Professional Staff

 Cathy Doederlein

Felicia Bohanon for Doederlein

TBD for Doederlein

 

Supportive Professional Staff

 Stephanie Richter

Stephanie Richter

Stephanie Richter

 

Operating Staff

 Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

 

Operating Staff

 Jeffry Royce

Jeffry Royce

Jeffry Royce

 

STUDENTS

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Student-SAC-BUS

 Torin Kasper

 

 

 

Student-SAC-EDU

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-EET

 Natalia Dmitruk

 

 

 

Student-SAC-HHS

 Sophia Fanara

 

 

 

Student-SAC-LAS

 Fall-Jeremy Knoll
Spring-Brittany Blomquist

 

 

 

Student-SAC-VPA

 

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 Antonio Johnson

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 Brad Beyer

 

 

 

Student-GC

 Kelly Furr

 

 

 

Student-GC

 Yasemin Onder

 

 

 

Student-LAW

 Madison Riggs

 

 

 

NONVOTING
MEMBERS OR CONSULTANTS

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Faculty members of the University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees

*Kendall Thu

*Peter Chomentowski

    

    

    

Sarah Marsh

    

Katy Jaekel Katy Jaekel Katy Jaekel

 

Greg Beyer for Hanna

Greg Beyer for Hanna

 

Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE

Linda Saborío for Stoddard

Linda Saborío

Linda Saborío Linda Saborío

Assistant Chair, APC

Marc Falkoff 

 

 

Assistant Chair, GC

Carrie Kortegast

 

  

Assistant Chair, BC

Amanda Ferguson

 

  

Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)

Mark Groza

Mark Groza

   

 

Parliamentarian

Ferald Bryan

Ferald Bryan

 

 

Ombudsperson

Sarah Klaper

Merlynette Griffin

 

 

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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