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.
2022-2023 Administrative Committee meeting schedule and members

2022-23 Meeting Schedule

Administrative Committee Meetings

Meeting modality will be via Zoom (unless otherwise noted)

Meeting #265 August 26, 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #266 September 23, 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #267 October 21, 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #268 November 18, 2022 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #269 January 27, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #270 February 24, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #271 March 24, 2023 1:00-3:00pm
Meeting #272 April 21, 2023 1:00-3:00pm

 

Members
Jennie Carroll, President-Elect, Chair
Ataur Chowdhury, President
 
*Chairs of the following commitees, will be determined in August 2022. *
 
(CAC)
(FAC)
(UCC)
(GERC)
(CRC)
(GAAC)
(SADA)
(FDAI)
(CSW)
(ITC)
(RAC)
(TLC)
(OER)
Ex-officio members
Anupma Prakash, Provost
Alex Fitts, Vice Provost
Sandra Wildfeuer, Past President

Committee Meeting Times

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

Standing Committees of Faculty Senate

2022-2023 Curricular Affairs Committee
Members
Leah Berman, CNSM (24)
Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)
Haiwei Chen, CBSM (23)
Eileen Harney, CLA (23)
Mike Hatfield, CEM (23)
Davin Holen, CFOS (23)
Tyler Kirk, CLA (23)
Jak Maier, CTC (24)
Chanda Meek, CLA (23)
Hishinlai' Peter, CRCD (24)
Olga Skinner, SOE (23)
Deana Waters, CTC (23) 
Ex-officio members
Alex Fitts, Vice Provost
Michele Stalder, Dean and Alternate
Anna Gagne-Hawes and Caitlin Lipka, Admissions
Madara Mason, eCampus
Ginny Kinne, Academic Advising Center
Holly McDonald, Registrar
Jennifer Tilbury, Academic Advising
Victoria Smith and Montana Goss, SSS
GAAC Representative
CRC Representative 
SADA Representative
2022-2023 Faculty Affairs Committee
Members
Mara Bacsujlaky, IANRE (23)
Donie Bret-Harte, CNSM (24)
Keith Criddle, CFOS (24)
Bill Howard, CNSM (23)
Yelena Matusevich, CLA (23)
Leslie McCartney, Libraries (24)
Dmitry Nicolsky, GI (24)
Sean Walklin, CTC (23)
Schery Umanzor, CFOS (24)
Ex-officio members
Amy Vinlove, Director
Karsten Hueffer, Associate Dean and alternate
2022-2023 Unit Criteria Committee 
Members
Sampurna Arya, CEM (23)
Mara Bacsujlaky, IANRE (23)
Eric Goddard, CRCD (24)
David Henry, CLA (23) 
Ute Kaden, SOE (23)
Jingqiu Mao, CNSM (23)
Franz Mueter, CFOS (24)
Charlie Sparks, CBSM (24)
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

2022-2023 GER & Core Committee 
Members
CLA/Humanities: Sarah McConnell (23-GERC)
CLA/Communication: Amy May (24-GERC)
CLA/English: Eric Heyne (23-GERC)
CLA/Social Sciences: Christina Ireton (24-GERC) 
CLA/Ethics: Seth Jones (24-GERC)
CLA/Arts: Mareca Guthrie (23-GERC)
Library: Ilana Kingsley (23-GERC)
CNSM/Math: Scott Goddard (23-GERC)
CNSM/Science: Don Larson (24-GERC)
CRCD: Anshul Pandya (23-GERC)
CRCD/DANSRD: Deb Mekiana (24-GERC)
At-large: Andrés López (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, Registrar
Jennifer Tilbury, Academic Advising
Nathan Feemster, eCampus
2022-2023 Curriculum Review Committee 
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: Sean Topkok
CTC: Galen Johnson
SOE: Ute Kaden
CNSM: Pat Doak
CBSM: Chris Racina
CLA: Brian Hemphill
CEM: Sun Woo Kim
CFOS: Sarah Mincks
GERC reps: TBD
TBD - Co-Chair
SADA reps: TBD, TBD
Ex-officio members
Bryan Uher, Dean
Alternate TBD
Janeen Culbertson & Renee Pike, Registrar
Sean Holland, eCampus
2022-2023 Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee 
Members
Donie Bret-Harte, CNSM (24)
Ed Bueler, CNSM (23)
Elaine Drew, CLA (23)
Tathagata Ghosh, CEM  (24)
Kristen Gorman, CFOS (23)
John Pennington, CBSM (24)
Dominique Pride, INE (23)
Gay Sheffield, CFOS (23)
Sabine Siekmann, CLA (23)
Bill Simpson, CNSM (23)
Tammi Gaston, graduate student
Skye Kushner, graduate student
Ex-officio members
Rich Collins, Director
Shelly Baumann, Graduate School
Karen Jensen, Director of Libraries
Holly McDonald and Janeen Culbertson, Registrar
Anna Gagne-Hawes and Caitlin Lipka, Admissions
Nathan Feemster, eCampus

2022-2023 Student Academic Development & Achievement Committee 
Members
Bristol Bay: Vacant
Chukchi: Antoinette Edenshaw (23-SADA)
Interior Alaska: Robin Brooks (23-SADA)
Kuskokwim: KC Alu (23-SADA)
Northwest: Kacey Miller (23-SADA)
CTC/Math: Judy Atkinson (24-SADA)
CRCD: Chelsey Zibell (23-SADA)
CTC/Writing: Dana Greci (24-SADA)
CNSM/Math: Caleb Jurkowski (23-SADA)
CNSM/Science: Larry Duffy (23-SADA)
CLA/At-Large: Yelena Matusevich (23-SADA)
CLA/English: Sara Johnson (24-SADA)
Ex-officio members
Ellen Lopez, Dean
Arleigh Reynolds, Director and alternate
Kim McFadden, Registrar
Gabbrielle Russell, RSS
Vicky Avery, SSS
Ginny Kinne and Carrie Browne, AAC
Pierce Brooks, ASUAF 
2022-2023 Faculty Development, Assessment, & Improvement Committee 
Members
KC Alu, CRCD (23)
Genova Brookes Boyd, Libraries (23)
Laura Conner, GI (23) 
Mel Denning, CTC (23) 
Bryan Hall, CLA (23)
Rorik Peterson, CEM (23)
TBD, CNSM
Ex-officio members
Rich Collins, Director
Ginny Eckert, Director and alternate
Madara Mason, Faculty Development
Kendell Newman-Sadiik, eCampus
2022-2023 Committee on the Status of Women 
Members
Kenneth Berndt, CTC (23)
Cathy Brooks, CRCD (23)
Daisy Huang, CEM (23-CSW) 
Derek Sikes, CNSM (23-CSW)
Michael West, GI (23)
Vacant 
Vacant
Vacant 
Vacant
Ex-officio members
Ginny Eckert, Director
Promotion & Tenure Workshop 2022

 

 
2022-2023 Research Advisory Committee 
Members
Ana Aguilar-Islas, CFOS (23)
Andy Aschwanden, GI (23)
Peter Bienek, IARC (23)
Falk Huettmann, CNSM (23)
Mark Johnson, CFOS (24)
Casey Matney, IANRE (24)
Maya Salganek, CLA (24)
Tobias Schwoerer, IARC (23)
Erin Trochin, INE (24)
Thomas  Zhou, CBSM (23)
Ex-officio members
Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, Vice Chancellor for Research
Tapiana Way, OGCA
2022-2023 Information Technology Committee 
Members
Go Iwahana, IARC (23)
Sara Johnson, CLA (23)
Orion Lawlor, CEM (24)
Jason Lazarus, CLA (23)
Heidi Rader, IANRE (24)
Margaret Short, CNSM (24) 
TBD, CRCD
TBD, CBSM
Ex-officio members
Dan LaSota, eCampus
Kel Gitter, OIT
Pete Pinney, Emeritus and Interim Director
2022-2023 Faculty Administrator Review Committee meeting schedule and members

 

2022-2023 Teaching and Learning Committee 
Members
Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)
Keith Criddle, CFOS (24)
Eric Goddard, CRCD (24) 
Michael Hatfield, CEM (23)
Wendy Martelle, CLA (24)
Sabine Seikmann, CLA (23)
Sean Walkin, CTC (23)
Miho Aoki, CLA
Judith Atkinson, CTC
Retchenda George-Bettisworth, CLA
Madara Mason
Miranda Musich
Amanda White, CBSM
Vacant, SOE
Matt Ford, Graduate Student
Ex-officio members
Amy Vinlove, Director
Alex Fitts, Vice Provost
Kel Glitter, 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).

2021-2022 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate 

Members
  • Scott Goddard, CNSM (24) - Chair
  • Latrice Bowman, CNSM (24)
  • Genova Brookes Boyd, Libraries (23)
  • Daniel Darrow, CLA 
  • Anja Kade, CNSM 
  • Ellen Lopez, CLA 
  • Billy Morrow, ASUAF 
  • Jen Moss, eCampus
  • Sarah Stanley, CLA 
  • Alda Norris, Staff Council 
  • Sandra Wildfeuer, Faculty Senate

2019-2020 Ad Hoc Committees of Faculty Senate

Members
  • Jennie Carroll (Chair) 
  • Javier Fochesatto
  • Jak Maier
  • Diane McEachern
  • Chanda Meek
  • Nicole Misarti 
  • Deana Waters 
  • Don Larson
Ex-officio members
  • Anupma Prakash 
  • Alexandra Fitts 
  • Leah Berman
  • Sandra Wildfeuer 
  • Holly McDonald 

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