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Membership Committee

Faculty Senate Membership Committee AY 2009/2010 Year-End Report
Submitted Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The 2009/2010 Faculty Senate Membership Committee consisted of Willie Redmond (Business), Jan Ward (chairperson) (Education), Walt Paquin (Health & Human Services), Julie Banks (Kent Library), Larry Underberg (Liberal Arts), Sven Svenson (Polytechnic Studies), and Mike Cobb (Science & Math).

The Membership Committee conducted the normal business of making recommendations to fill vacancies on Faculty Senate and University Standing Committees. Numerous committee vacancies were filled during the summer and fall 2009 semesters. These committees and the current status of the solicitation process will be itemized below. As University Standing Committee vacancies arose, blanket solicitations were sent out to all eligible faculty members by e-mail using the Faculty Senate News List. A separate solicitation was sent out for each committee and included: a) the college(s) for which vacancies existed; b) the length of the appointment; and c) the charge of the committee. Respondents were then ranked by a vote of all members of the Membership Committee, and the names of the two top candidates by rank were forwarded to the appropriate administrator for selection.

Approximately 24 vacancies on University Standing Committees were remaining at the end of the 2008/2009 academic year, and these were filled by the Membership Committee during the 2009 summer and fall semesters. The first chart details the completion of these committees.

University Standing Committee Vacancies Remaining at the end of the Spring 2009 Semester-Filled
Committee College/School/Library
AQIP Steering Committee (3)

At-large Faculty Member (1) Susan Swartwout
Faculty Senate Members (2) Stephanie Chamberlain, Sophia Scott

Faculty Advisory Committee for Program Review (1) FS Chair Stephanie Chamberlain
University Commencement Committee (14)

Harrison College of Business: (2) Gangaraju Vanteddu, Willie Redmond
College of Education: (3) Travis Smith, Shonta Smith, Mary Harriet Talbut
College of Health and Human Services: (3) Quantella M. Anderson-Noto, Margo Greicar, Carlen Mulholland
College of Liberal Arts: (3) Sara Edgerton, Doug Atwood, Chris Rieger
College of Science and Math: (2) Suhair Amer,Diane Wood
School of Polytechnic Studies:(1) Shuju Wu

University Academic Council (1) Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee Chair Kevin Dickson
University Student Affairs Committee (2) College of Education: (1) Cheryl Mader
College of Health and Human Services: (1) Margo Greicar
University Planning Committee (3) FS ChairStephanie Chamberlain, FS Chair-elect Sophia Scott, FS Membership Chair Janice Ward

In addition, the Faculty Advisory Committee for Program Review had a member who resigned from the committee effective May 1st, 2010, (Alice Strange from Liberal Arts), and the Membership Committee assisted with filling this vacancy. Joel Rhodes will now represent the College of Liberal Arts on this committee through the end of the term appointment.

As always, Faculty Senate Legislative and Reporting Committees were also populated and their chairpersons selected by recommendation by the Membership Committee and confirmation by the Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Department Unit Representative Elections

In addition to making various committee membership recommendations, the Membership Committee also initiated, oversaw, and confirmed the outcome of Senate representatives and/or alternates for thirteen departmental units during the spring 2010 semester. The results of these elections are reported below.

Faculty Senate Election Results

Art Senator: Chris Wubbena, Alternate: Kristin Powers Nowlin
Biology Senator: Diane Wood, Alternate: Bill Eddleman
Chemistry Senator: Rachel Morgan Theall; Alternate:
Communications Senator: Larry Underberg, Alternate:
Criminal Justice/Sociology Senator: Carol Veneziano, Alternate:
Economics/Finance Senator: Willie Redmond,Alternate:
Elementary, Early, Special Education Senator: LarryBohannon, Alternate:Shonta Smith
Foreign Language/Anthopology Senator: Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Alternate: Gabriele Eckart
History Senator: Eric Clements, Alternate: Joel Rhodes
Industrial and Engineering Technology Senator: Sophia Scott,Alternate:Brad Deken
Kent Library Senator: Claudia Ruediger, Alternate: Karl Suhr
Management and Marketing Senator: Kevin Dickson, Alternate: Erin Fluegge-Woolf
Physics Senator: Jian Peng, Alternate: Jai Dahiya

Submitted by Janice Ward, Faculty Senate Membership Chair

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