UNH Faculty Senate

Committee Membership and Charges


2014/2015 FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES

(with links to charges and memberships)

(7/1/2014 version)

Academic Affairs Committee      

Campus Planning Committee     

Finance and Administration Committee       

Information Technology Committee

Library Committee                          

Research and Public Service Committee           

Student Affairs Committee 

Agenda Committee of the Faculty Senate

Professional Standards Committee                

University Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee

Discovery Committee

Committee on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 

Ad-hoc Promotion and Tenure Standards Oversight Committee

Teaching Evaluation Form Implementation Committee

 

2014/2015 FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE CHARGES

 

            The following are the Agenda Committee's recommendations for senate committee priorities for 2013/2014.  The order in the list of charges below does not imply the priority of the charges.  These charges have come from the senate's recommendations, from needs of implementing policies and programs, and from administrative issues under the shared governance model at UNH.  Committees may also consider other issues, as needed, and are requested to submit proposed new charges to the Agenda Committee for approval and for scheduling of agenda time at senate meetings.  Each committee should consult with and inform its corresponding administrator(s).

 

Academic Affairs Committee

Chair: Michael Ferber

The Academic Affairs Committee will concern itself with the University’s instructional programs and academic support, including computer and informational services and university advising.

The chair of this committee should attend meetings as an observer to the Institutional Programs and Services Committee of the Board of Trustees and also to the Systems Academic Planning Committee.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated. 

Corresponding Administrators:

Provost; Dean’s/Provost Council

Charges:

First semester

 Second Semester

 Continuing Charge: No Timeline

9. Continue monitoring J-Term. See item IX http://www.unh.edu/fac-senate/pub/minutes/4-1-2013FS.htm.

 Potential Charges

10. Work with Provost on developing a cluster hiring policy. This depends in large part as to whether the Provost will pursue cluster hiring. http://www.unh.edu/fac-senate/pub/ClusterHires-XVI-M19-4-30-2012.htm

11. Review the Graduate School for any academic concerns.

12. Review Navitas program

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Academic Affairs Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Academic Affairs Committee Membership

            Michael Ferber, English, COLA, Chair

            Eleanne Dowd(Solorzano), Decision Sciences, PCBE

            Rebecca Glauber, Sociology, COLA    

            Paul McNamara, Philosophy, COLA    

            Subhash Minocha, Biological Sciences, COLSA

            Sharon Potter, Sociology, COLA

            Karl Slifer, Physics, CEPS

            Anthony Tenczar, UNH-M        

            Steven Wright, Kinesiology, CHHS

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Campus Planning Committee

Chair: William Berndtson

The Campus Planning Committee will concern itself with space allocation, facilities, and physical plant planning.

The chair or the chair’s designee should attend meetings as an observer to the Space Allocation, Repair and Renovation Committee. The chair or designee should attend meetings as a member of the Campus Master Plan Steering Committee.

 Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Assistant Vice President for Energy and Campus Development, Real Property Management, & Campus Planner

Charges:

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Campus Planning Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Campus Planning Committee Membership

            William Berndtson, Biological Sciences, COLSA, Chair

            Christina Bellinger, Library

            John Carroll, Natural Resources and the Environment, COLSA                 

            Diane Freedman, English, COLA

            Mardi Kidwell, Communication, COLA                              

            Jaume Marti-Olivella, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, COLA     

            Kang Wu, Chemical Engineering, CEPS

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Finance and Administration Committee

Chair:  James Wible

The Finance and Administration Committee will concern itself with the financial affairs of the University, including establishing priorities and allocating funds within the budget.

The chair of this committee or the chair’s designee should attend meetings as an observer to the Financial Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and also the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee for Investments. The chair or designee should attend meetings as a member of the Central Budget Committee.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Charges:

Areas of Interest

A. What is the role of faculty in capital campaigns?

B. How can the university keep the costs of a UNH degree affordable?

C. Continue to ask the administration to provide “timely and complete budgetary proposals for new academic initiatives and opportunities” (Motion # XVI-M17 http://www.unh.edu/fac-senate/pub/BudgetDetail-XVI-M17-4-23-2012.htm).

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Academic Affairs Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Finance and Administration Committee Membership

            James Wible, Economics, PCBE, Chair       

            Jean Benoit, Civil Engineering, CEPS

            Clyde Denis, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, COLSA

            Ann Morgan, Recreation Management & Policy, CHHS

            Mike Ozlanski, Accounting and Finance, PCBE

            Peter Urquhart, Music, COLA

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Information Technology Committee

Chair: Maria Basterra

The Information Technology Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to information technology.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Chief Information Officer, Director of Academic Technology

Charges:

1. Investigate and report to the Faculty Senate on any plans regarding the IT campus infrastructure and or services that might affect the academic mission of the university.

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Information Technology Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Information Technology Committee Membership

            Maria Basterra, Mathematics, CEPS, Chair             

            Semra Aytur, Health Management and Policy, CHHS

            Rene Gingras, Thompson School, COLSA 

            Sis Hight, Art and Art History, COLA

            Goksel Yalcinkaya, Marketing, PCBE

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Library Committee

Chair: Carolyn Mebert

The Library Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to the university library, including information technology as it pertains to the mission of the university library.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Chief Information Officer; Dean of the University Library

Charges:

1. Follow-up on Motion # XVII-M15 (http://www.unh.edu/fac-senate/pub/LibrarySupport-XVII-M15-4-15-2013.htm) by monitoring and discussing with the Dean the condition and state of library collections and data resources and library faculty and staff.

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Library Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Library Committee Membership

            Carolyn Mebert, Chair

            Elizabeth Mellyn, History, COLA

            Patrick Shannon, Social Work, CHHS

            Robin Sheriff, Anthropology, COLA

            Colin Ware, Computer Science, CEPS

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Research and Public Service Committee

Chair: Wayne Fagerberg

The Research and Public Service Committee will concern itself with the University's research and public service programs.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Senior Vice Provost for Research; Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Academic Outreach

Charge:

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Research and Public Service Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee. 

Research and Public Service Committee Membership

           Wayne Fagerberg, Molecular, Cell. & Biomed Sci., COLSA, Chair

            Andrew Kun, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CEPS

            Julia Rodriguez, History, COLA

            Joanne Samuels, Nursing, CHHS

            Dante Scala, Political Science, COLA

            Rudi Seitz, Chemistry, CEPS

            Christopher White, Mechanical Engineering, CEPS

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Student Affairs Committee

Chair: Jo Laird

The Student Affairs Committee will concern itself with student services and non-academic student programs, including athletics.

The chair will try to ensure that a member of this committee or the Faculty Senate can represent the faculty at the Student Senate as needed. The Student Affairs Committee is encouraged to invite a Student Senate observer to its meetings.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Services

Charges:

 Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Student Affairs Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Student Affairs Committee Membership

            Jo Laird, Earth Sciences, CEPS, Chair

            Stephen Brunet, (Classics, Humanities, Italian), COLA

            Jennifer Franckzak, Management, PCBE

            Sharon McCrone, Mathematics and Statistics, CEPS                                    

            Shelley Mulligan, Occupational Therapy, CHHS

            Joe Onosko, Education, COLA

            ____________________, Graduate School Senate Representative

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Agenda Committee of the Faculty Senate

Chair: Alberto Manalo

Agenda Committee of the Faculty Senate Membership         

            Alberto Manalo, Natural Resources and the Environment, COLSA, Chair

            James Connell, Physics, CEPS

            Todd DeMitchell, Education, COLA, Past Chair

            Kerry Kazura, Family Studies, CHHS

            Deborah Kinghorn, Theatre and Dance, COLA, Vice Chair

            Peijou Kuo, Hospitality Management, PCBE           

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Professional Standards Committee

Chair: Deborah Kinghorn

The chair of this committee is the vice chair of the senate and represents the Faculty Senate when the UNH Policy on Academic Misconduct is triggered.  The chair of this committee serves as a member of the Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Review Committee and also of the Responsible Conduct of Research Advisory Committee.

Charge:

1.  Consider any quasi-adjudicatory charges which arise.

Professional Standards Committee Membership

            Deborah Kinghorn, Theatre and Dance, COLA, 2014/15 academic year, Chair

 

            Barbara Arrington, Health Management, CHHS, through the 2014/15 academic year
           

            Robert Henry, Civil Engineering, CEPS, through the 2014/15 academic year

           

            Jack Hoza, Sign Language Interp. Program, UNH-M, through the 2014/15 acad. year

      

            Robert Mohr, PCBE, through the 2015/16 academic year (sabbatical F14)

 

            Peter Pekins, COLSA, through the 2015/16 academic year

             

            Janet Polasky, History, COLA, through the 2014/15 academic year

 

            Deanna Wood, Library, through the 2015/16 academic year

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University Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee

Chair:

Charges:

1.  Check to see if any proposals for particular new schools are being made, review any such proposals, and report your recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

2.  Monitor RCM III by specifically considering inter-unit problems and the ways in which strategic initiatives will influence the fiscal health of academic programs; and report your findings to the Faculty Senate. 

UCAPC Charter

University Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee Membership       

            David Bachrach, History, COLA, to 7/1/16

 

            ____________________, COLA, to 7/1/17

 

            Carole Barnett, Management, PCBE to 7/1/16

 

            ____________________, COLSA, to 7/1/15

 

            ____________________, COLSA, to 7/1/17

 

            Brooks Carter, Social Work, CHHS, to 7/1/15

 

            Robert Henry, Civil Engineering, CEPS, to 7/1/17

 

            Michael Charpentier, Computer Science, CEPS, to 7/1/15

 

            Linda Johnson, Government Information, Library to 7/1/16

 

            Robert Macieski, UNH-M, to 7/1/15            

 

            Dante Scala, Politcal Science, COLA, to 7/1/15

 

            P.T. Vasudevan, VPAA's designee

 

            Neil Vroman, Chair of the Academic Standards and Advising Committee            

 

            Joseph Sweeney, Student Body President

 

            _____________________, Graduate Student Senate Representative

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Discovery Committee

Chair: Barbara White

Charge:

1.  Continue implementation of the Discovery Program.

Discovery Committee Membership

            Barb White, Director, (ex officio, non-voting except for ties), Chair

            Gretchen Bean, Social Work, CHHS, to 7/1/15

            Daniel Beller-McKenna, Music,  COLA, to 7/1/15

            ____________________, CEPS, to 7/1/16

            Todd DeMitchell, Education and Faculty Senate, COLA,        

            ____________________, COLSA, to 7/1/16

            Norma Bazylinski, Registrar’s office (ex officio, non-voting)

            Jerry Marx, Honors Program (ex officio, non-voting)

            Steve Pugh, Biology, UNH-M, to 7/1/15      

            Bill Ross, Special Collections & Archives, Library, to 7/1/15

            P.T. Vasudevan, provost’s office (ex officio, non-voting)

            ____________________, PCBE to 7/1/16

            Garrett McGlory, Student Senator (non-voting)

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Ad hoc Committee on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Chair: Willem deVries

Charge:

1.  The Faculty Senate’s Ad Hoc Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty shall investigate the status of instructors, clinical, and research faculty on their teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The committee will compile data from the various colleges for all three groups. In addition, the Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty shall review the type of participation in governance at the university level of these faculty members. The Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty shall present to the Faculty Senate a review and any recommendations, by the first meeting in January.

Committee on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Membership

            Willem deVries, Philosophy, COLA, Chair

            Tom Ballestero, Civil Engineering, CEPS

            Gretchen Bean, Social Work, CHHS,  clinical faculty representative 

            Steven Bornstein, Communication Sciences and Disorders, CHHS

            Joanne Curran-Celantano, Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences, COLSA

            Beth Mattingly, Carsey Institute, research faculty representative           

            Anna Sandstrom, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, COLA, lecturer's representative

            P.T. Vasudevan, provost's designee

            Catherine Violette, UNH Cooperative Extension, extension faculty representative

            James Wible, Economics, PCBE                 

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Ad hoc Promotion and Tenure Standards Oversight Committee

Chair: Art Greenberg

The Faculty Senate passed MOTION # XVI-M18 (http://www.unh.edu/fac-senate/pub/P&TOversightCom-XVI-M18-4-23-2012.htm) on April 23, 2012 establishing the Ad Hoc Promotion and Tenure Standards Oversight Committee. The committee was charged with ensuring the departments/divisions, colleges, and Provost respond to the issues raised by the ad hoc Committee on Promotion and Tenure Standards report. On April 29, 2013, the Senate passed MOTION # XVII-M17 (http://www.unh.edu/fac-senate/pub/P&TOversightCom2-XVII-M17-4-29-2013.htm) which continued the charge from MOTION # XVI-M18.

Charge:

The Faculty Senate’s Ad Hoc Promotion & Tenure Standards Oversight Committee shall contact departments/divisions, deans, including the Director of the Thompson School, and the Provost regarding the status of the issues raised by the report. The goal is raise these issues so as to support transparency and clarity of expectations and process at the all levels of the university. This is a critical component of due process and professional development of the faculty. The committee’s purpose is to assist departments/divisions, deans, and the Provost with clearly articulating expectations for faculty by bringing to their attention the recommendations of the original ad hoc committee so that they can be addressed at the appropriate level. The specific issues raised by the report include the following:

1. Do P&T documents at all levels of the university provide definitions and relative weighting for teaching, research, outreach, engaged scholarship and interdisciplinary and collaborative work?

2. Are the metrics for assessing faculty work clearly stated?

3. Are there written standards that clearly communicated to clarify expectations for faculty work and to assist the promotion and tenure reviewers?

4. Are the standards for promotion to full professor articulated?

5. When department/division P & T standards are not clearly stated and available for faculty who are pursuing the process of promotion and tenure or they are not followed by department/divisions and it impacts the professor’s case, is there a process by which the dean or provost meet with departments/divisions to discuss and work through the issues?

Promotion and Tenure Standards Oversight Committee Membership

            Art Greenberg, Chemistry, CEPS, Chair, FS appointee

            Stephen Calculator, Communication Sciences and Disorders, CHHS

            Kent Chamberlain, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CEPS

            Stephen Ciccone, Finance, PAUL

            Robert Eshbach, European Cultural Studies, COLA

            Tom March, Agricultural Mechanization, Thompson School, COLSA

            Alison Paglia, UNH-M

            Chris Shea, Academic Affairs

            Deanna Wood, Library

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Ad hoc Teaching Evaluation Form Implementation Committee

Co-chairs: Paula Salvio and David Kaye

Charge:

1.  The committee is charged with (1) ensuring that all academic departments review and comment on the evaluation form proposal (the senate helped expedite this process by circulating relevant materials to all college deans, the Library Dean, the Director of the Thompson School, and department chairs for distribution to the faculty); (2) planning and conducting a pilot study using the form during fall, 2012; (3) providing and organizing. for fall of 2012, a process for academic departments to propose questions designed to supplement the general form in view of particular, distinctive, pedagogical contexts within their curricular programs (e.g., evaluative questions designed to address lab courses, large enrollment courses) if departments so choose; (4) conducting formal review and revision of the general form, as well as proposed supplemental questions specific to particular pedagogical contexts during spring, 2013; and (5) planning for full implementation of the general form in fall, 2013. 

 

Teaching Evaluation Form Implementation Committee Membership

            Paula Salvio, Co-chair

            David Kaye, Co-chair, FS appointee

            Chris Bauer, Chemistry, CEPS

            Nivedita Gupta, CEPS deans office

            Marc Herold, Economics, PAUL

`           John Kraus, Institutional Research

            Alberto Manalo, Natural Resources & the Environment, COLSA

            Steve Pugh, UNH-M

            Bill Ross, Special Collections and Archives, Library

            Toni Taylor, Institutional Research

            Sally Ward, Sociology, COLA, FS appointee

            Barbara White, Occupational Therapy, CHHS

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Faculty Senate Vice-chair

Review the Faculty Senate motions of the last academic year and report to the senate on their implementation, by the end of November, so that there will be time to deal with any lack of implementation.

Corresponding administrators to committees are as follow:

Academic Affairs Committee - Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean’s Council

Campus Planning Committee - Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Real Property Management and Campus Planner

Finance and Administration Committee - Vice President for Finance and Administration

Information Technology – Chief Information Officer

Library Committee – Dean of the University Library

Research and Public Service Committee – Senior Vice Provost for Research and Senior Vice Provost for Engagement   and Academic Outreach

Student Affairs Committee - Vice President for Student and Academic Services


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