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.
2020-21 dates: Sep 2, Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 18, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 24, Apr 21


TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

 

BUSINESS                   

 

 

 

 

Accountancy

Mark Riley

Finance

Nan Qin for Zheng

Nan Qin for Zheng

Management

Mahesh Subramony

Mahesh Subramony

Marketing

Elisa Fredericks

Elisa Fredericks

OMIS

John Pendergrass

John Pendergrass

John Pendergrass

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION                   

 

 

 

 

Counseling and Higher Education

Katy Jaekel

Xiaodan Hu

Xiaodan Hu

Xiaodan Hu

Curriculum and Instruction

Jodi Lampi

Jodi Lampi

Jodi Lampi

Jodi Lampi

Educational Technology, Research & Assessment

Fall-Todd Reeves
Spring-Cindy York

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson

Kinesiology & Physical Education

Peter Chomentowski

Peter Chomentowski

Peter Chomentowski

Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations

Benjamin Creed

Benjamin Creed

Special and Early Education

Sarah Johnston-Rodriguez

Lisa Liberty

Lisa Liberty

Lisa Liberty

CEDU Instructor

 

 

 

 

ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY                   

 

 

 

 

Electrical Engineering

Veysel Demir

Veysel Demir

Veysel Demir

Veysel Demir

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Fall-TBD
Spring-Reinaldo Moraga

Gary Chen

Gary Chen

Gary Chen

Mechanical Engineering

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Technology

Bob Tatara

Bob Tatara

CEET Instructor

 

 

 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES                   

 

 

  

  

Allied Health & Communicative Disorders

Jamie Mayer

Jamie Mayer

Family and Consumer Sciences

Florensia Surjadi

Florensia Surjadi

Health Studies

Arlene Keddie

Arlene Keddie

Arlene Keddie

Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Amanda McCarthy for Sprong

Amanda McCarthy for Sprong

Nursing

Nancy Petges for Beamer

Nancy Petges for Beamer

CHHS Instructor

 

 

 

 

LAW

Heidi Kuehl

Heidi Kuehl

Heidi Kuehl

CLAW Instructor

 

 

 

 

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES                   

 

 

 

 

Anthropology

Fall-Mark Schuller for Irwin
Spring-Giovanni Bennardo for Irwin

Emily McKee

Biological Sciences

Jozef Bujarski

Jozef Bujarski

Jozef Bujarski

Jozef Bujarski

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chong Zheng for Baker

Chong Zheng for Baker

Communication

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee

Computer Science

Kirk Duffin

Economics

**George Slotsve

George Slotsve

English

Doris Macdonald

Gulsat Aygen for Macdonald

Geographic & Atmospheric Sciences

Mike Konen

Mike Konen

Geology & Environmental Geosciences

Ross Powell

Phil Carpenter

Phil Carpenter

Phil Carpenter

History

Ismael Montana

Ismael Montana

Ismael Montana

Ismael Montana

Mathematical Sciences

Gleb Sirotkin

Gleb Sirotkin

Gleb Sirotkin

Gleb Sirotkin

Philosophy

Jason Hanna

Valia Allori

Valia Allori

Valia Allori

Physics

Yasua Ito for Chakraborty

Yasua Ito for Chakraborty

Political Science

Fall-Kheang Un
Spring-April Clark 

Fall-April Clark
Spring Aarie Glas

Fall-April Clark
Spring Aarie Glas

Fall-April Clark
Spring Aarie Glas

Psychology

Keith Millis

David Valentiner for Millis

Public Administration

Jaehee Jong for Schatteman

Jaehee Jong for Schatteman

Sociology

Shane Sharp

Shane Sharp

Shane Sharp

Statistics and Actuarial Science

Lei Hua

Lei Hua

Lei Hua

World Languages & Cultures

Fall-Joanna Kot
Spring-Tharaphi Than

CLAS Instructor

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Beth McGowan

Beth McGowan

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                   

 

 

 

 

Art

Todd Buck

Todd Buck

Music

Rodrigo Villanueva for Beyer

David Maki for Beyer

David Maki for Beyer

Theatre & Dance

Rich Grund

Rich Grund

Rich Grund

INSTRUCTORS AND CLINICAL FACULTY

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

Instructor-BUS

 

 

 

 

Instructor-EDU

 

 

 

 

Instructor-EET

 

 

 

 

Instructor-HHS

 

 

 

 

Instructor-LAS

 

 

 

 

Instructor-LAW

 

 

 

 

Instructor-VPA

 

 

 

 

Instructor-at large

 

 

 

 

Instructor-at large

 

 

 

 

Instructor-at large

 

 

 

 

Clinical faculty-at large

 

 

 

 

STAFF

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

Supportive Professional Staff

 

 

 

 

Supportive Professional Staff

 

 

 

 

Operating Staff

 

 

 

 

Operating Staff

 

 

 

 

STUDENTS

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

Student-SAC-BUS

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-EDU

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-EET

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-HHS

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-LAS

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-VPA

 

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 

 

 

 

Student-GC

 

 

 

 

Student-GC

 

 

 

 

Student-LAW

 

 

 

 

NONVOTING
MEMBERS OR CONSULTANTS

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

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

*Kendall Thu

*Kendall Thu

    

    

    

Sarah Marsh

Sarah Marsh

    

Alex Gelman

 

Jason Hanna

TBD for Hanna

TBD for Hanna

Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE

Linda Saborio for Stoddard

Linda Saborio for Stoddard

Assistant Chair, APC

Marc Falkoff 

 

 

Assistant Chair, GC

Carrie Kortegast

 

  

Assistant Chair, BC

Amanda Ferguson

 

  

Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)

Mark Groza

   

 

Parliamentarian

Ferald Bryan

 

 

Ombudsperson

Sarah Klaper

Sarah Klaper

 

 

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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