• Convene your committee early in the fall semester and have the members elect the chair for the academic year.
    • The previous chair or a representative approved by the Faculty Senate's Administrative Committee will convene the first meeting. The committee elects a new chair at that meeting.
    • Notify the Governance Manager with the name of the chair.
      • Committee chairs comprise the 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 Governance Manager if you would like a meeting poll created for you.
    • Notify the Governance Manager of your regular meeting time and  if you need rooms booked for meetings.
  • Facilitating remote or hybrid participation for your committee. 
    • A quorum consists of at least 50% of the voting members of a committee. Committees must
      accommodate members at a distance. Presence may be established by in-person participation or participation by audio-conference, Zoom, or other distance technology utilized by committees for meetings.
    • Zoom: Zoom is the primary platform for holding hybrid or remote calls. Committee members that are unable to attend via Zoom may call in to the meeting via the provided call-in instructions for that committee.
  • 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 Governance Manager 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 Governance Manager will distribute them for you via email.
    • Include the meeting location and Zoom 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 Governance Manager for inclusion in the Administrative Committee and Faculty Senate meeting agendas.
  • 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 next 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. Annual reports are due: April 10, 2024.

**Meeting minutes are not approved until the following meeting. All approved meeting minutes are listed below for AY23-24.

2023-2024 Administrative Committee meeting schedule and members

Administrative Committee Meetings

Meeting modality will be hybrid (unless otherwise noted)

Meeting #273 August 25, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #274 September 22, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #275 October 27, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #276 November 17, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #277 January 26, 2024 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #278 February 23, 2024 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #279 March 22, 2024 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #280 April 26, 2024 1:00-3:00pm

Abel Bult-Ito, Faculty Senate President-Elect, Chair

Jennifer Carroll, Faculty Senate President

Jak Maier - CAC  

Bill Howard - FAC

Obadare Awoleke - UCC 

Seth Jones - GERC

Leah Berman - CRC

Syndonia "Donie" Bret-Harte - GAAC

Judy Atkinson - SADA

Don Larson - SADA


Morag Clinton - CSW


Maya Salganek - RAC

Falk Huettmann - RAC

Amanda Langhorst - TLC

Retchenda George-Bettisworth - TLC


Javier Fochesatto - Covid-19 and Health and Safety Related Academic Policy


Ex-officio members

Anupma Prakash, Provost

Trent Sutton, Vice Provost

Ataur Chowdhury, Faculty Senate Past President

Committee Meeting Times

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

Standing Committees of Faculty Senate

2023-2024 Curricular Affairs Committee

Jak Maier, CTC (24) Co-Chair

TBD, Co-Chair

Brian Hemphill, CLA (24)

Chanda Meek, CLA (25)

Deana Waters, CTC (25)

Eileen Harney, CLA (25)

Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)

Leah Berman, CNSM (24)

Leigh Lubin, CFOS (25)

Mike Hatfield, CEM (25)

Olga Skinner, SOE (25)

Sally Samson, CRCD (24)


Ex-officio members

Trent Sutton, Vice Provost

Holly McDonald, Registrar

Ginny Kinne, Head of University Academic Advising Council

Jen Hoppough, Faculty Accelerator representative

Cole Osowski, ASUAF President



2023-2024 Faculty Affairs Committee

William Howard, Chair

Amy May, CLA (25)

Art Nash, IANRE (25)

Cecile Lardon, CLA (25)

Dmitry Nicolsky, GI (24)

Donie Bret-Harte, CNSM (24)

Keith Criddle, CFOS (24)

Leslie McCartney, Library (24)

Richie Berndt, CTC (25)

Sally Samson, CRCD (24)

Schery Umanzor, CRCD (24)



2023-2024 Unit Criteria Committee 

Obadare Awoleke, Chair

Anshul Pandya, CRCD (25)

Charlie Sparks, CBSM (24)

David Henry, CLA (24)

Franz Mueter, CFOS (24)

Gerri Brightwell, CLA (25)

Greg Pietsch, CNSM (25)

Ute Kaden, SOE (25)

Ex-officio members

Kartsten Hueffer, 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

2023-2024 GER & Core Committee 

Seth Jones, CLA/Ethics, Chair

At-large: VACANT 

CLA/Humanities: Caroline Colquhoun (24)

CLA/Communication: Amy May (25)

CLA/English: Sarah Stanley (25)

CLA/Social Sciences: Christina Ireton (24)

CLA/Arts:Sarah McConnell (25)

Library: Ilana Kingsley (25)

CNSM/Math: Latrice Bowman (25)

CNSM/Science: Don Larson (24)

CRCD: Lisa Strecker (25)


Ex-officio members

Trent Sutton, Vice Provost

Sandy Ocampus, Registrar

Emily Stone and Iris Harritt, SSS

Ginny Kinne, Academic Advising Center

Holly McDonald, Registrar

Jennifer Tilbury, Academic Advising

Nathan Feemster, eCampus



2023-2024 Curriculum Review Committee 

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

CAC rep: Leah Berman - Co-Chair

CRCD: Sean Asikłuk Topkok

CTC: Kevin Alexander

SOE: Ute Kaden

CNSM: Pat Doak

CBSM: Kris Racina

CLA: David Henry

CEM: Sun WooKim

CFOS: Megan McPhee

GERC reps: Lisa Strecker

SADA reps: TBD


Ex-officio members

Bryan Uher, Dean

Janeen Culbertson, Assistant Registrar

Sean Holland, eCampus


2023-2024 Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee 

Donie Bret-Harte, CNSM (24) - Chair

Andrey Pnyushkov, IARC (25)

Bill Simpson, CNSM (25)

Christian Stettler, CLA (25)

Christopher Sannito, CFOS (25)

Hishinlai' Peters, CRCD (24)

John Pennington, CBSM (24)

Pavel Izbekov, GI (25)

Tathagata Ghosh, CEM (24)

Zoë Jones, CLA (25)

Daryl Schaffer, graduate student

Chanci Davis, graduate student


Ex-officio members

Rich Collins, Director of the Graduate School (and/or designee)

Karen Jensen, Director of Libraries

Holly McDonald and/or Janeen Culbertson, Registrar (and/or designee)


2023-2024 Student Academic Development & Achievement Committee 

Judith Atkinson, CTC/Math (24), Co-Chair

Don Larson, CNSM/Science  (25), Co-Chair

Bristol Bay: Deven Lisac (24)

Chukchi: VACANT (25)

CLA/At-Large: Amy May (25)

CLA/English: Sara Johnson (24)

CNSM/Math: James Gossell (25)

CTC/Writing: Dana Greci (24)

Interior Alaska: Robin Brooks (25)

Kuskokwim: Kelechukwu Alu (25)

Northwest: Vacant

Rural Student Services: Gabrielle Russell

Student Support Services: Montana Goss

First Year Academic Advisor: Carrie Browne

Rural Campus Advisor: VACANT


Ex-officio members

Ellen Lopez, Dean

Kim McFadden, Registrar

Vicky Avery, SSS

Ginny Kinne, AAC

Cole Osowski, ASUAF 



2023-2024 Faculty Development, Assessment, & Improvement Committee 

Genova Brookes Boyd, Libraries (25)

Gwenn Hennon, CFOS (25)

Keith Criddle, CFOS (24)

Larry Duffy, CNSM (25)

Richie Berndt, CTC (25)

William Howard, CNSM (25)


Ex-officio members

Bill Schnabel, Dean

Madara Mason, Faculty Development

Jenn Pederson, eCampus



2023-2024 Committee on the Status of Women 

Morag Clinton, CNSM (24), Co-Chair

Tori McDermott, CLA (24), Co-Chair

Christina Ireton, CLA (25)

Donna Hauser, IARC (24)

Gwenn Hennon, CFOS (25)

Julie Avery, INE (25)

Melissa Ward Jones, INE (24)

Sarah McConnell, CLA (25)

Veronica Farrugia Drakard, CFOS (25)

Ex-officio members

Ginny Eckert, Director



2023-2024 Research and Creative Activity Advisory Committee 

Falk Huettmann, CNSM (24), Co-Chair

Maya Salganek, CLA (24), Co-Chair

Casey Matney, IANRE (24)

Erin Trochim, INE (24)

Go Iwahana, IARC (25)

Javier Fochesatto, CNSM (24)

Kavelina Torres, CLA (25)

Robert Herrick, INE (25)

Thomas Zhou, IARC (25)

Tobias Schwoerer, IARC (25)

Ex-officio members

Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, Vice Chancellor for Research



2023-2024 Information Technology Committee 

TBD, Chair

Casey Matney, IANRE (24)

Dmitry Nicolsky, GI (24)

Erin Trochim, INE (24)

Heidi Rader, IANRE (24)

Orion Lawlor, CEM (24)

Ex-officio members

Karsten Hueffer, Dean 

Dan LaSota, eCampus

Kel Gitter, OIT



2023-2024 Faculty Administrator Review Committee meeting schedule and members


2023-2024 Teaching and Learning Committee 

Retchenda George-Bettisworth, CLA Co-Chair

Amanda Langhorst, CBSM, Co-Chair

Joanne McCrea, CNSM (25)

Kavelina Torres, CLA (25)

Kristen Gorman, CFOS (24)

Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)

Maher Al Badri, CEM (25)

Mike Hatfield, CEM (25)

Sean Dowgray, CLA (25)

Sean Walkin, CTC (25)



Ex-officio members

Amy Vinlove, Director

Trent Sutton, Vice Provost 

Kel Gitter, OIT 

Madara Mason and Kendell Newman-Sadiik, eCampus




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).

2023-2024 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate


Anja Kade, CNSM

Genova Brooks Boyd, Libraries

Jen Moss, eCampus

Latrice Bowman, CNSM

Sandra Wildfeuer, Faculty Senate

Sarah Stanley, CLA

Scott Goddard, CNSM


Ellen Lopez, Dean (CLA)

Cole Osowski, ASUAF President

Alda Norris, Staff Council


Archived Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate

2022-2023 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate


Scott Goddard, CNSM (24)

Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)

Genova Brookes Boyd, Libraries (23)

Anja Kade, CNSM - Chair

Ellen Lopez, CLA

Ashlyn Espinosa, ASUAF President

Jen Moss, eCampus

Sarah Stanley, CLA

Alda Norris, Staff Council

Sandra Wildfeuer, Faculty Senate




2021-2022 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate


Scott Goddard, CNSM (24)

Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)

Genova Brookes Boyd, Libraries (23)

Anja Kade, CNSM - Chair

Ellen Lopez, CLA

Ashlyn Espinosa, ASUAF President

Jen Moss, eCampus

Sarah Stanley, CLA

Alda Norris, Staff Council

Sandra Wildfeuer, Faculty Senate




2019-2020 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate


Javier Fochesatto - Chair

Jennie Carroll

Jak Maier

Diane McEachern

Chanda Meek

Don Larson


Ex-officio members

Anupma Prakash

Alexandra Fitts

Ataur Chowdhury

Holly McDonald



2018-2019 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate


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



Gordon Williams, CNSM - Chair

Nicole Cundiff, SOM

Jennifer TIlbury, CTC

Sarah Stanley, CLA

Steffi Ickert-Bond, CNSM

Ex-officio members

Alex Fitts, Vice Provost and Dean of General Studies



Arthur Nash, SNRE

Julie Matweyou, CFOS

Javier Fochesatto, CNSM

Ataur Chowdhury, CNSM

Wendy Croskrey, CLA

Paul Krejci, CLA




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



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

  • 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)


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. 

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