Student Affairs Committee

Chair: Martha Byam

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 or Friday 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


Student Affairs Committee

Charges for Academic Year 2017-2018

A.  Ongoing Charge

B.  New Charges

1. Look at engagement and scholarship and how those fit into university-wide standards for promotion and tenure.

2. Examine how the Senate’s recommended P&T guidelines are being implemented across colleges and departments.

3. If the administration returns with revised draft of their policy on start-up companies, consider this revised policy and report your findings to the Senate.

4. Follow-up on the university drones policy.

5. Review the new procedure for Internal Research Support Accounts from the office of the senior vice provost for research and report your findings to the Agenda Committee.  


1. Assess the status of underrepresented students and their ongoing social and classroom struggles.

2. Compose list of issues concerning use of technology by students. 

3. Monitor state legislature for possible votes regarding guns on campus.

4. Assess study abroad academic requirements and policies, especially regarding transparency, and the rationale for refusing exceptions to the 2.5 GPA requirement.


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 2017-2018

  • Martha Byam, Social Work, CHHS
  • Adam Boucher, Mathematics & Statistics, CHHS
  • Susan Endrizzi, Theatre & Dance, COLA
  • Katya Karaivanova, Psychology, COLA (on leave F17)
  • Joe Onosko, Education, COLA
  • Evangelos Simos, Economics, PCBE
  • Richard Smith, Natural Resources & the Environment, COLSA
  • Nena Stracuzzi, Sociology, COLA
  • Nate Trauntvein, Recreation Management & Policy (proxy F'17)
  • Elsa Upham, English, COLA
  • Allison Wilder, Recreation Management & Policy, CHHS (on leave F'17)
  • Graduate Student Senate Representative
  • Student Senate Representative