Committees

  • Convene your committee early in the fall semester and have the members elect the chair for the academic year.
    • Notify the Faculty Senate Coordinator with the name of the chair.
      • Committee chairs comprise the Faculty Senate Administrative Committee (along with Faculty Senate leadership and the Provost). The chair will be added to the email distribution list for the Administrative Committee.
  • Identify a regular meeting time for your committee.
    • Contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator if you would like a Doodle poll to be done for you.
    • Notify the Faculty Senate Coordinator of your regular meeting time and  if you need rooms booked for meetings.
  • Facilitating remote participation for your committee. 
    • Local callers: notify your Chair in advance if you need to call in to a meeting. If there is only one local caller, it is free for the Chair to call you instead of paying for a local call on Two Rivers. Please use this option if at all possible, unless everyone is comfortable with another free option like Google Hangouts or Zoom. 
    • Google Hangouts: A great option to use if you have multiple people calling in. Individuals can call in by video or phone. Need training on how to use Hangouts?  Training resources provided by UA include hoonuit, which provides training on how to utilize Hangouts.  See the Training Resources section on the OIT website to access honnuit. Google for Education also provides an online Training Center which includes instruction on Hangouts.
    • Zoom: Another great video conferencing option that is similar to Google Hangouts. For more information, check out their website
    •  Two Rivers Audio Conferencing: For non-local participants, or meetings where more than one local person needs to call in. The audio bridge number is provided below. You must reserve PINs for your meeting, or you might be meeting with another group other than your committee at the same time. Call the Faculty Senate Office at 907-474-7964 to reserve PINs. To help us avoid unauthorized charges, do not share PINs or post them publicly, please.
      • 1-866-832-7806
      • If you have just one local caller, call them from the phone or polycom device in your meeting room instead; that is free and helps our budget.
  • Review the Faculty Senate bylaws with your committee and decide if they need to be updated.
    • Go to the current "Committees" section of the bylaws. The bylaws are located on the Faculty Senate home page
    • Changes to committee-related bylaws require a formal motion to go before the full Faculty Senate for voting.
    • Look at a sample motion to change committee bylaws. See Chapter 4 in the Faculty Senate Handbook and Directory for more information about motions and resolutions, and for more examples.
    • The committee-approved motion is brought by the chair to the Administrative Committee for discussion and approval to be included in the next Faculty Senate meeting agenda.
    • Faculty Senate bylaws contain important information about the membership of each senate committee and should be regularly reviewed by the membership at least once a year.
    • Ex Officio members are non-voting members and do not count toward a meeting quorum.
  • What to do with requests from external entities
    • From time to time you may get requests from entities external to the Faculty Senate to look into a particular issue. If you have not received such a request in writing, please ask for it to be put in writing (email is fine). Share this with the Faculty Senate Coordinator and Faculty Senate leadership. By doing so, you will help facilitate answering any questions to ensure an issue is considered by the appropriate committee, and help in prioritization of tasks that committees are being assigned.
  • Set the agenda for committee meetings.
    • You may distribute agendas to your committee members if that is your preference; or, upon your request the Faculty Senate Coordinator will distribute them for you via email.
    • Include the meeting location and Google Hangout information (if applicable) in your agenda.
  • Identify a committee member to take meeting minutes during the meeting.
    • Usually minutes from the prior meeting are reviewed at the next meeting and approved by all committee members. Minutes can be approved via email if that is preferred.
    • Send a copy of the approved minutes to the Faculty Senate Coordinator for inclusion in the Administrative Committee and Faculty Senate meeting agendas.
    • Approved minutes will also be posted online at the committee's web page.
    • The Faculty Senate Coordinator is not available to take notes for committees with the notable exception of the Curriculum Review Committee (due to the extensive follow-up required with processing curriculum).
  • Attend Administrative Committee meetings.
    • Schedule of Faculty Senate and Administrative Committee Meetings is posted on the Faculty Senate Meetings.
    • Committee actions (usually in the form of motions or resolutions) are brought by the committee chairs to the Administrative Committee for discussion. Upon the consensus of the Administrative Committee, actions will be included in the agenda for Faculty Senate.
    • The Administrative Committee is also a forum for discussion of issues affecting faculty and the university. The Provost is an Ex Officio member of the Administrative Committee.
    • Attending Administrative Committee meetings is not optional. If a chair can not make a particular meeting, arrange for an alternate to attend that meeting.
    • If a committee has co-chairs, both usually attend the Administrative Committee meetings. If one of the co-chairs can not attend, the co-chair in attendance has the responsibility to update the other.
  • Attend Faculty Senate meetings.
    • Attendance at Faculty Senate meetings is a primary responsibility of all Faculty Senate members, but particularly committee chairs.
    • If your committee has formal action for the Faculty Senate, the chair brings this action to the floor of the senate and provides background and information and answers questions as necessary.
    • If an action is referred back to the committee, the chair brings the matter back to the committee at their next meeting.
  • Prepare an annual report at the close of the academic year.
    • The annual report summarizes the work of the committee for the past academic year. Its purpose is to inform and prepare the next term's committee for continuing business.
    • The annual report is turned in prior to the last Administrative Committee meeting in April to be included in the May Faculty Senate agenda.
2021-2022 Administrative Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

Administrative Committee Meetings

in Chancellor's Conference Room (unless otherwise noted)

Meeting #257 August 2021 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #258 September 2021 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #259 October 2021 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #260 November 2021 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #261 January 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #262 February 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #263 March 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #264 April 2022 1:00-3:00pm

 

Members

Ataur Chowdhury, President-Elect, Chair
Sandra Wildfeuer, President
Chanda Meek (CAC)
Veronica Plumb (CAC)
Donie Bret-Harte (FAC)
Charlie Sparks (UCC)
David Henry (UCC)
Jerem Speight (GERC)
Zoe Jones (CRC)
Jennifer Carroll (GAAC)
Javier Fochesatto (GACC)
Larry Duffy (SADA)
Mel Denning (FDAI)
Jessica Black (CSW)
Robyn Shoaps (CSW)
Margaret Short (ITC)
Margaret Keiper (RAC)
Casey Matney (RAC)
Retchenda George-Bettisworth (Teaching & Learning)
Scott Goddard (OER)

Ex-officio members

Anupma Prakash, Provost
Alex Fitts, Vice Provost
Jak Maier, Past President

Committee Meeting Times

See the Faculty Senate Calendar below to see when committees are meeting. 

Standing Committees of Faculty Senate

2021-2022 Curricular Affairs Committee meeting schedule and members

 2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Chanda Meek, CLA (23) - Co-chair
Veronica Plumb, CRCD (22) - Co-chair
Deana Waters, CTC (23) 
Mike Hatfield, CEM (23)
Eileen Harney, CLA (23)
Mark Young, CTC (22)
Haiwei Chen, SOM (23)
Lara Horstmann, CFOS (22)
Schery Umanzor, CFOS (23)
Davin Holen, CFOS (23)
Olga Skinner, SOE (23)

Ex-officio members

Alex Fitts, Vice Provost
Michele Stalder, Dean and alternate
Mike Earnest, Registrar
Anna Gagne-Hawes and Caitlin Lipka, Admissions
Madara Mason, eCampus
Ginny Kinne, Academic Advising Center
Holly McDonald, Academic Advising
Victoria Smith and Montana Goss, SSS
2021-2022 Faculty Affairs Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

Date Time Location PDF download
September 9, 2020 11am-12pm Zoom  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Members

Yelena Matusevich, CLA (21)
Leslie Shallcross, CFOS (22)
Jon Nachtigal, SOM (22)
Sean Walklin, CTC (23)
Bill Howard, CNSM (23)
Donie Bret-Harte, CNSM (22) - chair

Ex-officio members

Amy Vinlove, Director
Karsten Hueffer, Associate Dean and alternate
2021-2022 Unit Criteria Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Charlie Sparks, SOM (22) - co-chair
Katherine Arndt, Libraries (22)
Jingqiu Mao, CNSM (23)
Franz Mueter, CFOS (23)
Michael Hirt, CRCD (22)
David Henry, CLA (23) - co-chair
Ute Kaden, SOE (23)

Ex-officio members

 Brad Moran, Dean
 

Helpful links

Advice for Units Submitting Criteria (2019 WORD) - This document is in the process of being finalized. Feedback is welcome.

Unit Criteria Template (NEW)

Current Unit Peer Criteria - Provost Website

 

Permanent Committees of Faculty Senate

2021-2022 GER & Core Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

CLA/Humanities: Jen Schell  (23-GERC)
CLA/Communication: Amy May (22-GERC)
CLA/English: Sarah Stanley (23-GERC)
CLA/Social Sciences: Jeremy Speight (22-GERC) - Chair
CLA/Ethics: Alex Hirsch (22-GERC)
CLA/Arts: Zoe Marie Jones (23-GERC)
Library: Ilana Kingsley (23-GERC)
CNSM/Math: Scott Goddard (23-GERC)
CNSM/Science: Larry Duffy (22-GERC)
CRCD: Anshul Pandya (23-GERC)
CRCD/DANSRD: Deb Mekiana (22-GERC)
At-large: Will Burt (23-GERC)

Ex-officio members

Alex Fitts, Vice Provost
Keith Swarner, Associate Dean and alternate
Sandy Ocampus, Registrar
Emily Stone and Iris Harritt, SSS
Ginny Kinne, Academic Advising Center
Holly McDonald, Academic Advising
2021-2022 Curriculum Review Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Membershp on the Curriculum Review Committee (CRC) is comprised of the Chairs of Curriculum Councils for each of the academic schools and colleges, two representatives from the GER & Core Committee, and two representatives from the SADA Committee.

CRCD: Robyn Henry
CTC: Galen Johnson
SOE: Ute Kaden
CNSM: Pat Doak
SOM: Ken Abramowitz
CLA: Brian Hemphill
CEM: Sun Kim
CFOS: Peter Westley - Co-Chair
GERC reps: Sarah Stanley, Zoe Marie Jones - Co-Chair
SADA rep: Caleb Jurkowski

Ex-officio members

Kinchel Doerner, Dean
Bryan Uher, Dean and alternate
Janeen Culbertson & Renee Pike, Registrar
Jennifer Pederson, eCampus
2021-2022 Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Elaine Drew, CLA (23)
Javier Fochesatto, CNSM (22) - Co-Chair
Jennie Carroll, CRCD (23) - Co-Chair
Brandon Boylan, CLA (22)
Bill Simpson, CNSM (23)
Tathagata Ghosh, CEM  (22)
Sabine Siekmann, CLA (23)
Dominique Pride, INE (23)
Ed Bueler, CNSM (23)
Gay Sheffield, CFOS (23)
Jeff Falke, CFOS (non-senate)
Maren Savage, graduate student
Jackie Cordova, graduate student

Ex-officio members

Rich Collins, Director
Shelly Baumann, Graduate School
Karen Jensen, Director
Mike Earnest & Janeen Culbertson, Registrar
Anna Gagne-Hawes and Caitlin Lipka, Admissions

2021-2022 Student Academic Development & Achievement Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Bristol Bay: Jorden Lisac
Chukchi: 
Interior Alaska: Robin Brooks
Kuskokwim: KC Alu
Northwest: Kacey Miller
CTC/Math: TJ Barry
CRCD: 
CTC/Writing: Dana Greci (22-SADA)
CNSM/Math: Caleb Jurkowski (23-SADA)
CNSM/Science: Larry Duffy (23-SADA)
CLA/At-Large: Yelena Matusevich (23-SADA)
CLA/English: Daryl Farmer (22-SADA)

Ex-officio members

Ellen Lopez, Dean
Arleigh Reynolds, Director and alternate
Kim McFadden, Registrar
Gabbrielle Russell, RSS
Vicky Avery, SSS
Pierce Brooks, ASUAF
2021-2022 Faculty Development, Assessment, & Improvement Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Laura Conner, GI (23) 
Rorik Peterson, CEM (23)
Ryan Ford, CRCD (22)
Mara Bacsujlaky, IANRE (23)
Milo Adkison, CFOS (22)
Mel Denning, CTC (23) - Chair
Genova Brookes Boyd, Libraries (23)

Ex-officio members

Rich Collins, Director
Ginny Eckert, Director and alternate
Madara Mason, Faculty Development
Kendell Newman-Sadiik, eCampus
2021-2022 Committee on the Status of Women meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Daisy Huang, CEM (23-CSW) 
Derek Sikes, CNSM (23-CSW)
Carrie Stevens, CRCD (22-CSW)
Cathy Brooks, CRCD (23)
Michael West, GI (23)
Robin Shoaps, CLA (22) - Co-Chair
Jessica Black, CRCD (22) - Co-Chair
Claudine Hauri, GI (23)
Kenneth Berndt, CTC (23)

Ex-officio members

Bill Schnabel, Dean and alternate
 
2021-2022 Research Advisory Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Peter Bienek, IARC (23)
Casey Matney, IANRE (22) - Co-Chair
Taryn Lopez, GI (22)
Andy Aschwanden, GI (22)
Hyunju Conner, CNSM (22)
Benjamin Barst, INE (22)
Bernard Coakley, CNSM 23)
Peggy Keiper, SOM (23) - Co-Chair
Ana Aguilar-Islas, CFOS (23)
Tobias Schwoerer, IARC (23)

Ex-officio members

Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, interim Vice Chancellor for Research
Tapiana Way, OGCA
2021-2022 Information Technology Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Members

Orion Lawlor, CEM (22)
Margaret Short, CNSM (22) - Chair
Jason Lazarus, CLA (23)
Sara Johnson, CLA (23)
Harper Simmons, CFOS (23)
Go Iwahana, GI (23)

Ex-officio members

Sean Holland, eCampus
Kel Gitter, OIT
Pete Pinney, emeritus
2021-2022 Faculty Administrator Review Committee meeting schedule and members

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

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Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate

From time to time, Faculty Senate forms Ad Hoc Committees for special purposes. Individual committees may also form subcommittees. Information about a subcommittee formed by any particular Faculty Senate Committee may also be found on the web page for that particular committee (e.g., GERC - subcommittee of CAC).

2018-2019 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate

Members

Falk Huettmann, CNSM
Debu Misra, CEM - chair
Javier Fochesatto, CNSM
Jeff Benowitz, GI
Laura Conner, GI
Jennie Carroll, CRCD
Wendy Croskey, CLA

Ex-officio members

Alex Fitts, Vice Provost and Dean of General Studies
Date Time
February 25, 2019 

9:30am-11:00am

March 25, 2019 9:30am-11:00am
April 29, 2019 9:30am-11:00am

Members

Nicole Cundiff, SOM
Jennifer TIlbury, CTC
Sarah Stanley, CLA
Steffi Ickert-Bond, CNSM
Gordon Williams, CNSM - Chair

Ex-officio members

Alex Fitts, Vice Provost and Dean of General Studies

Members

Arthur Nash, SNRE
Julie Matweyou, CFOS
Javier Fochesatto, CNSM
Ataur Chowdhury, CNSM
Wendy Croskrey, CLA
Paul Krejci, CLA
 

Members

Donie Bret-Harte, CNSM
Sine Anahita, CLA -Chair
Daisy Huang, CEM
Kathleen Meckel, CRCD-DANSRD
Bob Bolton, IARC
Staff Council: vacant
Quineshia Peterson, Staff Council 
Caitlyn Tozier, Student Representative

Ex-officio members

Margo Griffith, Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

 

Date Location PDF download
November 29, 2018

717 Gruening Building

Meeting Minutes

Members

Sine Anahita
Sandra Wildfeuer (20)- Chair
William Howard (20)

Ex-officio members

Mike Earnest, Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services
Gabrielle Russell, Rural Student Services
Lena Krutikov, Academic Advisor
Victoria Smith, Student Support Services Associate Director
Chiebuka Lebechi, ASUAF representative
Robert Heath, Bristol Bay Student Services Program Development Manager

2014-2015 Ad Hoc Committee of Faculty Senate

Year End Report:

Web site by GERC:

Date Time Location
August 29, 2014 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Kayak Room, 408 Rasmuson

October 14, 2014 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Chancellor's Conference Room, 330 Signers' Hall

October 23, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Chancellor's Conference Room, 330 Signers' Hall

November 5, 2014 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Room 502 Rasmuson Library

November 18, 2014 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

304C Eielson Building

December 9, 2014 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chancellor's Conference Room, 330 Signers' Hall
February 4, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chancellor's Conference Room, 330 Signers' Hall
February 18, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 PM Kayak Room, 408 Rasmuson Library
March 4, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chancellor's Conference Room, 330 Signers' Hall
April 15, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chancellor's Conference Room, 330 Signers' Hall

Members

  • Bethany Marx, CLA
  • Leah Berman, CNSM - Chair
  • Derick Burleson, CLA
  • Anne Armstrong, SoED
  • Mary Ehrlander, CLA
  • Libby Eddy, Registrar
  • Alex Fitts, Dean of General Studies
  • Sarah Fowell, CNSM
  • Greg Goering, SOM
  • Linda Hapsmith, Academic Advising Center
  • Ilana Kingsley, Libraries
  • Jean Richey, CLA
  • Jonathan Rosenberg, CLA, Past Chair
  • Mahla Strohmaier, CRCD
  • Sarah Stanley, CLA
  • Sandra Wildfeuer, CRCD
  • Cindy Hardy, Curricular Affairs Committee Member
  • Todd Sherman, CLA Dean (ex officio)

 

2013-2014 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate

Charge to the Committee:

Identify structural problems, impediments and disincentives to interdisciplinary teaching, student advising, and research.

The UAF Faculty Senate has formed an ad hoc faculty committee to start addressing practical problems that faculty have with interdisciplinary work at UAF. We need to identify the full suite of problems in order to tackle them effectively. The first step is this faculty committee and its report. Administrators will have valuable input also, and will be added as a second step. Solutions will come later and are not part of this committee's charge.

Final Report by the Committee (November 2013 - PDF)

Members

Ray Barnhardt, CLA
Ron Barry, CNSM
Larry Duffy, CNSM and IAB
Ginny Eckert, SFOS
Craig Gerlach, CLA, Chair
Josh Greenberg, SNRAS and SOM
Gary Jacobsen, SOE
Gary Kofinas, SNRAS and IAB
Chanda Meek, CLA
Silke Schiewer, CEM
Date Time Location
February 12, 2013 1-2 PM

 Joint Conference Room (341 RAS)

 February 19, 2013 9:00 - 10:00 AM 

Chancellor's Conference Room (330 Signers' Hall)

March 5, 2013 9:00 - 10:00 AM 

Chancellor's Conference Room (330 Signers' Hall)

March 26, 2013 9:00 - 10:00 AM 

Chancellor's Conference Room (330 Signers' Hall)

April 16, 2013 9:00 - 10:00 AM 

Chancellor's Conference Room (330 Signers' Hall)

April 30, 2013 9:00 - 10:00 AM  Kayak Room (408 Rasmuson Library)
May 7, 2013 9:00 - 10:00 AM  Kayak Room (408 Rasmuson Library)

The UAF Faculty Senate has appointed this ad hoc committee to address policies and regulations for hiring and evaluation of faculty with joint appointments. In the reference document is the UAF Faculty Appointment and Evaluation Policy and Regulations, aka Blue Book, sections regarding joint appointments are brief and leave details unspecified. In the absence of official procedures ad hoc solutions have developed. In many cases these solutions have worked well for individual units and may be considered as possible models for the system as a whole. In other cases, the procedures have been reported to be unsatisfactory and confusing, particularly in units where joint appointments are less common.

The committee's charge is to:

  • Recommend formal policies and regulations for hiring and evaluation of tenure-track and research faculty with joint appointments. These recommendations will go to the Faculty Senate and the Provost.
  • Draft new sections on these policies and regulations for the UAF Blue Book.
  • Advise the Faculty Senate on any other issues related to joint appointments that the committee wishes to raise. 

Members

Perry Barboza, CNSM Bio & Wildlife / IAB
Bill Bristow, CEM / GI - Chair
Doug Christensen, CNSM Geol & Geophys / GI
Roxie Dinstel, CES
Javier Fochesatto, CNSM Atmospheric Sci / GI
Patricia Holloway, SNRAS
Gordon Kruse, SFOS Fisheries (Juneau)
Patrick Marlow, CLA / SOE
Date Time Location
May 17, 2013 11:00 AM to noon

Kayak Room, 408 Rasmuson Library

September  4, 2013 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Geology Library, 306 Reichardt Building

October 4, 2013 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Runcorn Room, 300 Reichardt Building

November 8, 2013 1:00 - 2:00 PM

IAB Library, 311 Irving I