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University Committees for 2007-2008


Office of the Provost

University Committees for 2007-2008

Administrative Committees 2007-2008

* Name in BOLD convenes first committee meeting.

Academic Misconduct Committee
Serves as the hearing committee for alleged cases of student academic misconduct as specified in Chapter 14 of the UW Administrative Code. Faculty who suspect academic misconduct in a student's class work may refer the case of alleged misconduct to the Committee. In these cases, the Committee, acting under the procedures set forth in Chapter 14, reviews the case and may recommend a number of disciplinary sanctions. The committee's findings and recommendations are reported to the Chancellor for action. The Committee membership consists of four (4) faculty and three (3) students. The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (4)
Chris Kemnitz, Susan Loonsk, Nancy Minahan, Greg Trudeau

Students (3)
Stefan Fletcher, Cody Ryder, Kimberly Store


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Committee (AA/EOC)
The Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Committee (Education and Employment) AA/EO advises the Chancellor concerning programs designed to ensure equal opportunities to all employees, students, applicants for employment, and clients of the university. The committee acts as a voice for students, staff, and faculty regarding AA/EO issues and the creation of an inclusive and respectful campus climate. The committee may review and evaluate any information and statistics regarding AA/EO issues and campus climate. The committee works proactively to educate within the university community on AA/EO issues. It makes such recommendations to the Chancellor and the Affirmative Action Officer to give effect to the letter and spirit of the AA/EO plan, Title IX regulations, and Plan 2008. The committee is composed of two faculty, two academic staff, two classified staff, two students, the Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator (ex-officio), the Women and Gender Issues Coordinator (ex-officio), and the Director of Multicultural Affairs (ex-officio). The committee elects a chair at the beginning of each academic year and submits an annual report to the Chancellor and campus governance groups at the conclusion of each year. The committee will meet a minimum of four times per semester.

Faculty (2)
Tracy Fabian (2007-10), Richard Stewart (2007-09)

Academic Staff (2)
Tom Fennessey, Reilly O'Halloran

Classified Staff (1)
Nancy Kyle

WSEU Classified Staff (2)
Kathy O'Flannagan, Kathie Watland

Students (2)
Travis Erickson, Josef Siebert,

AA/Title IX Coordinator
TBD

Women & Gender Issues Coordinator
Dianna Hunter

Director of Multicultural Affairs:
Chip Beal


Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Committee (AODA)
The Chancellor has asked the AODA (Alcohol and Other Drub Abuse) Task Force to be a Chancellor's Committee. This committee is charged with:

1. Reviewing the UW-System recommendations for prevention and determining what our campus needs to focus on when dealing with alcohol and other drug issues. (The system guidelines include: Policy & Program Development, Research, Curricular Integration, Assessment, Awareness & Promotion, Collaboration, and Alcohol Beverage Marketing.)

2. Reviewing the current campus policies and making recommendations for changes

3. Providing programs and activities that provide education and alternative opportunities to our students and that encourage the reduction of high-risk drinking on campus.

4. Creating a strategic plan to address AODA concerns.

The membership recommendations are as follows:

  • 3 Academic staff (including a Campus Safety officer, a campus counselor, and one other member recommended by Academic Staff Senate)
  • 3 faculty members (Recommended by Faculty Senate)
  • 3-4 students (Recommended by Senate President)
  • 1-2 Community Members (potentially the AODA coordinator at the HS and the Dare Officer...Recommended by the Mayor)
  • Convener: Tammy Fanning, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Development

Faculty (2)
Melissa Nelsen, Brent Notbohm

Academic Staff (3)
Marsha Francis, Mike Wallin, VACANT (campus counselor)

Students (3-4)
Amy Flessert, Benjamin Okemwa, Karl Olson,

AODA Coordinator
Tammy Fanning

Appointees by Mayor
(1-2-Suggest AODA Coordinator at SSHS, DARE Officer)

Athletics Advisory Committee
Continually reviews athletic programs and practices in an effort to promote student athletics as an integral part of a liberal education. Items reviewed include such issues as the array of sports offered, resources necessary for individual sports, university policies affecting student athletes and all matters pertaining to the strengthening of athletics. The committee makes recommendations and reports to the Chancellor through the Dean of Students.  The committee membership consists of four(4) faculty, three (3) academic staff, two (2) students and the Athletic Director who serves as the chair in an ex officio capacity. The Athletic Director will call for meetings at least once each semester and will prepare an agenda. Other Committee members may add items to agendas.

Faculty (4)
Maria Cuzzo, Orv Clark, Jeffrey Engstrom, Hope Koehler

Academic Staff (3)
Shane Deadrick, Stefan Pagnucci, Jon Wojciechowski

Students (3)
Aaron Berman, VACANT, VACANT

Athletic Director (chair)
Steve Nelson


Campus Physical Development Committee: COMMITTEE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Surveys and reviews physical development needs of campus programs. The surveys and reviews are usually conducted in response to a charge issued by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. The Committee recommends a prioritized list of projects and potential solutions to the Vice Chancellor. The Committee membership consists of three (3) faculty, two (2) members of the academic staff, one (1) member of the classified staff, one (1) WSEU classified staff representative- two (2) students, one (1) representative from Student Services, one (1) representative from Student Life and the Director of Facilities Management (ex officio). The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (3)

Academic Staff (2)
Vaughn Russom, Ryan Kreuser

Classified Staff (1)

WSEU Classified Staff (1)

Students (2)

Student Services Representative

Student Life Representative

Director, Facilities Mgmt.


Continuous Improvement Planning Team: (formerly Strategic Planning Budgeting Committee)
Members include: two (2) faculty, one (1) Chair-Faculty Senate, two (2) academic staff, one (1) Chair-Academic Staff Senate, two (2) classified staff, one (1) President-Student Senate, two (2) students, Chair, and two (2) administration.

Faculty (2)
Beth Gilbert (05-08), Mary Balcer (05-08)

Chair, Faculty Senate (1)
Martha Einerson (07-08)

Academic Staff (2)
Ryan Kreuser (2007-09), Jill Mellin (2007-2008)

Chair, Academic Staff Senate: Donna Dahlvang (07-08)

Classified Staff (1)
Debbie Seguin (2007-09)

Classified WSEU (1)
Suzie Bednar-Munsell (2007-09)

Students (2)
Brad Peot, Amanda Hanson

Chair, Student Senate (1)
Stefan Fletcher

Academic Affairs (3)
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Faith Hensrud, Assistant Vice Chancellor and CIO, Mary Schoeler, Assistant Vice Chancellor Enrollment Management, Jane Birkholz

Administration & Finance (3)
Director of HR, Peggy Fecker, Budget Office, Jeff Kahler, Facilities Management, Tom Fennessey

Student Affairs
Campus Wellness: Jeff Dupont
Campus Life: Tammy Fanning
Multicultural Student Services: Chip Beal
Athletics: Director, Steve Nelson
University Relations: Heather Heart

Chairs (3)
Vicki Hajewski, Vice Chancellor for Campus Life and Dean of Students
Janet Hanson, Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
Christopher Markwood, Provost and Dean of Faculties

Environmental Health & Safety Committee:  COMMITTEE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Reviews, develops and promotes safety and environmental health plans. Environmental health and safety issues or concerns that come to any campus office are directed to the Committee for review. Committee recommendations are forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance for action. The Committee membership consists of three (3) faculty (the chemical safety officers from Biology, Chemistry and Fine Arts), one (1) representative from the Lake Superior Research Institute, one (1) representative of the academic staff, one (1) representative from Student Life, the Risk Manager, the Worker's Compensation Coordinator, the WSEU Local Safety Officer, the Director of Human Resources, a Physical Plant representative, and the following ex officio members: Director of Environmental Health/Safety and the campus Safety Officer.  The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (3) Biol., Chem., F Arts)

LSRI (1)

Academic Staff (1)
Tom Markee

Student Life (1)

Student (1)

Risk Manager (1)

Workers' Comp. (1)

WSEU Safety Officer (1)

Dir. Human Resources (1)

Physical Plant Rep. (1)

Dir. Env. Health/Safety (1)

Campus Safety Officer (1)


First Year Experience

Department Chairs: Serve as consultants

Housing Appeals
Considers individual student appeals of the Board of Regent policy that all Freshmen and Sophomores live on campus. These appeals come to the Committee through a petition filed with the Residence Life Office. The Committee forwards recommendations to the Dean of Students who hears any student appeals of a Committee decisions. The Committee membership consists of one (1) faculty member, two (2) members of the Academic Staff, three (3) students and the Director of Residence Life (ex officio). The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (1)
Ralph Seelke

Academic Staff (2)
Cheri Boreen, Lon Bagley

Students (3)
Mandi Evenski, Deanna Rantala, Shelieka Smith

Director Res. Life (1)
Ryan Kreuser


Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Reviews all research protocols for any UW-Superior project involving human subjects. Such projects can be conducted only after they are approved by the IRB. The IRB works to assure that the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected and that appropriate methods of obtaining informed consent are utilized in projects involving human subjects, consistent with the Code of Federal Regulations, 45 CRF 46 (June 18, 1991). The membership of the committee consists of five (5) faculty members and one community member who is not otherwise affiliated with UW-Superior. The faculty membership (5 total) includes at least one member whose primary concerns are scientific areas, at least one member whose primary concerns are in non-scientific areas and members representing graduate programs likely to generate research with human subjects. The Committee elects its chair and reports its recommendations to the Dean of Faculties.

Faculty (5)
William Simpson (07-10), Erin Aldridge (2007-2010), Michael Ball (2005-2008), David Carroll (2006-2009), William Bajjali (07-09)

Parking Appeals Committee
Reviews appeals of on-campus parking violations (allegedly) committed by students, faculty and staff, as well as non-university individuals. Appeals are made to the Parking Office and come to the Committee without the name of the appellant. Committee decisions are communicated to the Dean of Students and the Parking Office. The Parking Office notifies the petitioner of the Committee decision. The Committee membership consists of two (2) faculty members, two (2) members of the Academic Staff, one (1) member of the classified staff, one (1) WSEU classified staff representative, two (2 students), and the Campus Safety Officer (ex officio). The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (2)
Bill Morgan, Terri Kronzer

Academic Staff (2)
Angie Lindberg, Sharon LaVine

Classified Staff (1)
Brenda Dalpiaz

WSEU Classified Staff (1)
JoAnn McDonough

Students (6)
Stefan Fletcher, Abe Neuberger, Joseph Stensland, Andy Toth, Brook Wilkerling, VACANT

Campus Safety Officer (1)
Michael Wallin


Promotion Committee
Faculty promotion in rank is granted by the Board of Regents based on the positive recommendations of a candidate's department and the Chancellor. Promotion means looking back at a candidate's record of performance, and promoting the candidate in rank is based on merit. The Promotion Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Faculties/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Promotion Committee gives full and fair consideration to the candidate's promotion portfolio, as well as the candidate's departmental recommendation. The Committee then makes its promotion recommendation to the Dean of Faculty/Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, who upon full and fair consideration of the same materials, makes a recommendation to the Chancellor.

The Committee membership consists of ten (10) tenured faculty members, including five (5) at Associate Professor rank and five (5) at Full Professor rank, and representing the following broad academic areas: Letters and Sciences, Fine Arts, Education, and Business/Math/Computer Science. Faculty are selected by the Faculty Senate. Terms of service for the faculty members shall be three years, with two faculty members being replaced each year. The committee shall form two subcommittees each year. One subcommittee of Associate Professor members shall consider applications for promotion to Associate Professor, and one subcommittee of Full Professor members shall consider applications for promotion to Full Professor. Every year, each subcommittee shall elect its chair.

Departmental recommendations for promotion are submitted to the Committee by December 1st each year. Each candidate submits an Unclassified Staff Personnel Portfolio which includes the following documentation, approved by UW-Superior Faculty Senate, December 2004:

Cover Page

Departmental Policies & Procedures (Departmental Personnel Rules)

Curriculum Vita

University Mission/Promotion Standard

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5, etc. (annual snapshots of each year in rankâ€"e.g. annual review/post-tenure review/syllabi/course evaluations/scholarship)

Appendix: Faculty hired beginning Fall 2005, are required to use this standard format, and faculty hired prior to Fall 2005, may choose to use this format. The Unclassified Staff Personnel Portfolio presents each candidate's record of teaching, scholarship, and service for review by the Committee. The Committee's deliberation takes into consideration the candidate's departmental recommendation, as well as the University standard for promotion (See Unclassified Staff Handbook Section 7). The Committee's review does not deliberate the departmental criteria (Approved Department Personnel Rules), rather focuses on the successful achievement of departmental criteria.

During the first week of spring semester, each Subcommittee meets to discuss each candidate's application. Within a week of the close of this meeting, each subcommittee member submits a vote (yes or no) to the Subcommittee Chair on a motion to promote each candidate. In the case of a no vote, Subcommittee member's reasons must be included. The Chair tallies the votes, collects reasons associated with negative votes, and shares this information with the Subcommittee at its second meeting during the first week in February. Those candidates receiving a majority of yes votes (at least three (3) of the five (5) Subcommittee members) will be recommended to the Dean of Faculties/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for promotion, and the candidate's department chair shall be notified. A final list of reasons for those candidates not recommended for promotion by the Subcommittee will be prepared at this meeting and forwarded to the Dean of Faculty/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the candidate's department chair. The department chair notifies the candidate of the Subcommittee's recommendation. The Dean of Faculty/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, after thorough review of each candidate's Unclassified Staff Personnel Portfolio, as well as the Promotion Subcommittee's recommendations, submits their recommendations to the Chancellor, and notifies each candidate and the candidate's department chair of the recommendations. The Dean of Faculty/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs shall provide in writing to the candidate and candidate's department chair, their reasons for not recommending the candidate.

A department or candidate may file a written request with the Dean of Faculty/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for reconsideration of a denied promotion recommendation within 30 days of written notice of the recommendation. Requests for reconsideration shall be based upon violations of specified procedures, failure to consider pertinent evidence, or evidence of illegal discrimination. The Dean of Faculty/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Promotion Subcommittee shall provide a written reconsideration decision to the department, the candidate, and the Chancellor, within 20 days of receiving the candidate's reconsideration request.

As in all matters, faculty members who believe their case was not fairly considered may file a complaint or grievance under the provisions of UWS 6.01 or UWS 6.02.

Associate Professor Committee:
Greg Moore 2007-2010
Shaun Lynch 2006-2009
Mary Pulford 2007-2010
Rhoda Robinson 2006-2008
Jay Wolterstorff 2006-2008

Full Professor Committee:
Norma Stevlingson 2007-2010
Khalil Dokhanchi 2006-2009
Priscilla Starratt 2006-2009
Suzanne Griffith 2005-2008
Gregory Trudeau 2005-2008


Sexual Assault Prevention Committee
The Charge of the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee is as follows:

  • To raise consciousness and awareness of sexual assault and issues surrounding sexual assault
  • Provide links to campus and community resources for those affected by sexual assault 
  • Research and implement sexual assault prevention and intervention strategies on our campus
  • Encourage reporting and provide resources to those people
  • Integrate Campus Safety more effectively with campus response
  • Develop recommendations for campus policy and procedure regarding sexual assault

The Sexual Assault Prevention Committee will include people from the following areas:

Psychology faculty representative: __________________________
Women's studies faculty representative: _______________
Students: Travis Erickson, VACANT

Student Retention & Enrollment Committee
Develop and implement a coordinated program of activities with campus-wide impact which will attract and retain a maximum number of qualified students who are integral to the vitality and maintenance of the University, renew recruitment plans for the new first year students, undergraduate transfer students, extended degree students, develop and assist in implementing plans and activities that increase UW-Superior's persistence rate and graduation rate.

The SR& E Committee will submit a final report at the end of each academic year to the Chancellor for circulation among the Cabinet.

Members consist of two (2) faculty, two (2) academic staff, the Director of Academic and Career Advising, the Director of Continuing Education/Distance Learning, the Vice Chancellor Enrollment Management, the VC Student Life and Dean of Students, and the Provost

Faculty (2)
Nancy Minahan, Chad Scott

Academic Staff (2): TBD

Director, Academic and Career Advising Mary Lee Vance

Director, Continuing Education/Distance Learning Faith Hensrud

Vice Chancellor  Enrollment Management: Jane Birkholtz

Vice Chancellor Student Life and Dean of Students: Vicki Hajewski

Provost and Dean of Faculties: Christopher L. Markwood

Students (3)  Beth Lehman, Stefan Pagnucci, VACANT

Textbook Rental Task Force
Research and develop possible models for a Textbook Rental Program.  This includes examining the current textbook sale procedures, seeking input from Faculty, Academic Staff and Student Senates and preparing a report on the feasibility of a rental pilot at UW-Superior.  The continuation of this Task Force and implementation of a pilot program are contingent on the report findings.

Faculty (2)
Glenn Carlson, Matthew Faerber

Academic Staff (2)
Angie Lindberg, Ray Reinertsen

Students (2)
Andrew Toth, Kimberly Store

Bookstore Manager: Vaughn Russom

Budget & Policy Analyst: Jeff Kahler

Provost Appointed Chair, Susan Kusilek


University Technology Committee
The University Technology Committee advises the IITS Management Team activities and strategies to be used in implementing the campus Information Technology plan. This advice includes recommendations on new software and technologies as well as recommendations on various technology usage policies and procedures. The previous Student Technology Fee committee will be a subcommittee of this committee. Includes six (4) faculty, three (3) academic staff, one (1) classified staff, one (1) WSEU representative (3) students, and the Chief Information Officer.

Faculty (4)
Serguei Bezroukov, Laura Jacobs, Martin Pflug, Shin-Ping Tucker

Academic Staff (3)
Lisa Larson , Al Miller, Sue Wallgren

Classified Staff (1)
Sandy Wallgren

WSEU Classified Staff (1)
Ellen Fure

Students (3)
Chenthuran Jayachandiran, Daniel Stock, Aaron Berman

Chief Information Officer Mary Schoeler


Wessman Arena Committee: Committee Temporarily Suspended
A joint university-city committee that advises the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance on strategic positioning and planning for the Wessman Arena operation. The Committee meets at least once each semester to review Arena operations, update strategic goals, and make operational and capital budget recommendations. The Committee membership consists of two (2) faculty members, two (2) members of the academic staff, two (2) members of the classified staff, one (1) student, two (2) representatives appointed by the Mayor of Superior, two (2) members of the City Council, the Athletic Director (ex officio), the Arena Director (ex officio), and the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance who serves as chair. The terms of appointments will have staggering end dates.

Faculty (2)

Academic Staff (2)
Barb Erickson, Michael Wallin

Classified Staff (1)

WSEU Classified Staff (1)

Students (1) T

Appointees by Mayor (2)

Athletic Director

Hockey Coaches

Director, Recreational Facilities


Women's Issues Committee
Reviews student and staff concerns and develops recommendations to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for ways to improve the campus climate for women. The Committee works to identify gender issues and parts of the institution's educational and business processes that work against equity, and recommends changes to remove potential discriminatory practices from these processes. The Committee will report its work each year to the Provost/Vice Chancellor, the Faculty Senate, and other representative groups. The Committee membership consists of two (2) faculty, two (2) members of the academic staff, one (1) member of the classified staff, one (1) WSEU classified staff representative, two (2) students, and the Coordinator of Women's and Gender Issues (ex-officio). The Committee elects its own chair. There will be annual rotation of one member from each classification.

Faculty (2)
Hal Bertilson, Deb Nordgren

Academic Staff (2)
Ivy Vainio, Janice Hawes

Classified Staff (1)  TBD

WSEU Classified Staff (1)
Janet Blair

Students (2)
Travis Erickson, Laura Gapske

Coordinator of Women's Issues
Dianna Hunter

Faculty Senate Committees

Academic Service Learning
The Academic Service Learning advisory committee consists of faculty, academic staff and community partners. This group serves in an advisory capacity for the development of service learning at UW-Superior, and will help to determine how to best expand service learning opportunities across campus. The committee will begin its work by reviewing the plans developed by the Academic Service Learning implementation group plan in December 2005.

In the first year, the Committee membership includes (1) three or four faculty members; (2) one or two instructional academic staff; (3) one Continuing Education representative; VISTA Supervisor; and VISTA volunteer (when the campus has one); community members (as appropriate). The VISTA supervisor serves as ex officio.

Faculty (4)
Ted Cox, Gary Keveles, Randy Gabrys-Alexson, Stewart Platner

Instructional Academic Staff (1 or 2)

Continuing Education representative (1)

Student (1)
Joseph Stensland

VISTA Supervisor (Ex officio): TBD

VISTA Volunteer: TBD

Community Members: TBD


Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
The Advisory Committee for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides advise and recommendations to the Director and staff of CETL on mission, direction and priorities for the Center to support quality teaching and learning at UW-Superior.  There are four faculty appointments and 2 academic instructional staff appointments.

(Faculty (4)
Pamela Bustos, Wendy Kropid, Shaun Lynch, Randy Gabrys-Alexson

Academic Staff (2)
Ron Harshman, Ray Reinertsen

Continuing Education
Reviews Continuing Education/Extension offerings and activities. Based on this review, the Committee makes recommendations to the Director of Continuing Education/Extension and reports to the Academic Affairs Council. The committee membership consists of three (3) faculty members, two (2) members of the academic staff, and one (1) student. The Director of Continuing Education/Extension is an ex officio member of the committee. The committee elects its chair.

Faculty (3)
Glenn Carlson, Randy Gabrys-Alexson, Laura Jacobs,

Academic Staff (2)
Ron Harshman, Trish Skajewski

Student (1) VACANT

Director, Continuing Education Faith Hensrud


Credits Committee
Is empowered by the Academic Affairs Council to act on petitions from students for deviations from the prescribed curriculum and to resolve problems arising because of curricular changes. The Committee membership consists of four (4) faculty and two (2) non-voting students. Appointment of faculty should be on a rotating basis. The Registrar and the Director of the Extended Degree Program are ex officio non-voting members. The committee elects its chair.

Faculty (4)
Karl Bahm, Ed Burkett, Timothy Crow, Nancy Minahan

Students (2) (Non-voting)
Joseph Stensland, VACANT

Registrar Barbara Erickson

Director, Extended Degree
Faith Hensrud

Global Awareness and Education Committee
The Global Awareness and Education Committee focuses on the fostering of the campus-wide Global Awareness Initiative. This is one of the essential aspects of the public liberal arts mission at UW-Superior. The Committee's specific duties and responsibilities include: recommendations to strengthen and expand the global dimension of the curriculum; policy recommendations for administration of all types of learning abroad programs; encouragement of community outreach activities devoted to global awareness and education; promotion and sponsorship of related conferences, lectures, concerts and other events; advocacy of the interests and welfare of international students attending UW-Superior; promotion of recruitment and admission of international students; and recommendations for faculty and student exchange programs involving universities and other institutions abroad. The Committee makes recommendations to ensure the allocation of adequate resources to implement campus-wide global initiatives.

The Committee communicates all actions to the Faculty Senate and Student Senate for review, and ratification, if necessary. The Committee membership consists of five (5) faculty members representing a broad spectrum of disciplines and international experience, two (2) academic staff members, four (4) students including two (2) U.S. study/learning abroad returnees and two (2) international students, the Coordinator of International Student Services and the International Student Services Specialist. All members are voting members. The Coordinator of International Student Services convenes the Committee and the Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (5)
Olawole Famule, Eri Fujieda, Jerry Hembd, James Lane, Martin Pflug

Academic Staff (2)
Diek Carlson, Heather Kahler

Students (3) NONE LISTED

Coordinator, Int'l Student Services
Cherie Sawinski

Associate Dean, International Education and Programs: Judy Dwyer


Library Advisory Committee
Reviews the holdings, operations and services of the Jim Dan Hill Library. Based on this review, the Committee makes recommendations to the Director of the Library and reports to the Academic Affairs Council. The Committee membership consists of four (4) faculty, one (1) member of the academic staff and one (1) student. The Director of the Library is an ex officio member of the Committee. The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (3)
Alvin Beal, Elizabeth Blue, Jeffrey Schuldt

Academic Staff (1)
Marsha Francis

Student (1)
Daniel Stock

Director, Library
Felix Unaeze


Sabbatical/Faculty Development Committee

Reviews faculty proposals for sabbatical leaves and forwards recommendations for these leaves to the Vice Chancellor, consistent with provisions of the UW-Superior Faculty Sabbatical Program. In addition, the Committee reviews faculty development project proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Vice Chancellor. The membership of the committee consists of four (4) tenured faculty members serving staggered three-year terms appointed by the Faculty Senate, and one (1) additional faculty member appointed annually by the Vice Chancellor. The committee elects its chair and reports to the Senate Executive Committee.

Faculty (4) Tenured Judy Dwyer, Victor Piotrowski, Michael Waxman, Pope Wright

Faculty (1) Appt. by Provost and Dean of Faculties: Mary Pulford

Student Reinstatement Committee
Reviews and acts upon all petitions for readmission to the University submitted by students who have been suspended for academic reasons. The Committee also hears appeals from students who complete a petition for reinstatement following an unsuccessful petition for readmission. The Committee membership consists of six (6) faculty, two (2) academic staff, two (2) students, and the Director of Student Support Services. The Registrar and the Coordinator of Academic Advisement are ex officio members of the Committee. The Committee elects its chair and reports to the Academic Affairs Council.

Faculty (4)
Keith Berry, Priscilla Starratt, Gary Sherman, Pope Wright

Academic Staff (1)
Gail Archambault

Students (2)
Abe Neuberger, Kendra Quain

Student Services Director
Reilly O'Halloran

Registrar
Barbara Erickson

Director, Academic & Career Advising Mary Lee Vance


Teacher Education Committee
The mission of the Teacher Education Committee is to: (1) establish programmatic objectives, policies, and procedures, (2) provide leadership and guidance to academic programs in the development of teacher education curricula, (3) review and act on University curriculum matters that pertain to teacher education, (4) act on all applications for admission to the Teacher Education Department and the professional education courses, (5) review and act upon petitions relative to teacher education rules and regulations, and (6) review and act on recommendations of the Student Review Board. The Committee membership consists of four (4) faculty members, the Chair of the Teacher Education Department, representatives from three other academic departments, and one (1) student. The committee is chaired by the Chair of the Teacher Education Department and reports to the Academic Affairs Council.

Faculty (3)
Gary Johnson, Laurel Scott, Joel Sipress,

Student (1)
Rachel Cook

Chair, Teacher Education
Rhoda Robinson


Terminations Committee
Functions as (1) the standing faculty committee charged with hearing dismissal cases and making recommendations as detailed in Section 4.03 of Chapter, UWS 4 (Procedures for Dismissal) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code; and (2) the faculty hearing committee described in Section 5.11 of UWS 5 (Layoff and Termination for Reasons of Financial Emergency) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. The Committee membership consists of four (4) faculty members, to be elected by the Faculty Senate. The Committee elects its chair.

Faculty (4)
Marshall Johnson, Susan Loonsk, Raychel Reiff, George Wright,


Undergraduate Academic Advisement Committee
Reviews the programs and procedures used for academic advisement. Based on this review, the Committee makes recommendations to the Coordinator of Undergraduate Advisement regarding the advisement process and faculty in-service programs. The Committee membership consists of four (4) faculty, two (2) academic staff, and one (1) student. The Committee reports to the Academic Affairs Council and is chaired by the Director of Academic & Career Advisement.

Faculty (4)
Richard Hudelson, Wendy Kropid, Deborah Schlacks, Shevaun Stocker

Academic Staff (2)
Gail Archambault, Trish Skajewski

Student (1)
Anders Hultstrom

Director, Academic & Career Advisement
Mary Lee Vance


Writing Across the Curriculum
We recommend the advisory committee be composed of four members of the facultyand two members of the teaching academic staff, representing the broad areas of Business/Math/Computer Science, Letters & Science, Fine Arts, and Education. We further recommend the following charge for the WAC Advisory Committee:
: Advise the WAC Coordinator
: Review proposals as WAC initiative continues to develop:  recommend approval or revision
: Assist WAC Coordinator with development of ongoing program assessment, reviewing assessment data, and recommending revisions as needed

Two additional items were suggested:
1. that the Language and Literature Department's Composition Coordinator should be an ex oficio member of the committee, and
2. that Faculty Senate or Senate Executive should consider whether the Coordinator or Acting Coordinator of WAC should be a voting or ex oficio member, given that the person in that position has demonstrated expertise in WAC; one would think that a vote on matters related to WAC would be appropriate for this person, particularly when this person is a faculty member.

Faculty (4)
Mary Balcer (2007-10)
Kim Borst (2007-10)
Ethan Christensen (2007-10)
Richard Hudelson (2007-10)

Academic Staff (2)
Dianna Hunter, Yvonne Rutford

Student (1)
VACANT

Academic Staff Senate Committees

Academic Service Learning Advisory
Serves in an advisory capacity for the development of service learning at UW-Superior, and will help to determine how to best expand service learning opportunities across campus. Must be Teaching Academic Staff to service.

Academic Staff (2)
Dan Rau, Kay Biga


Academic Staff Appeals
Review or hear all appeals of non-renewals, non-retention of probationary employees, layoffs, discipline and dismissals, and grievances not resolved at a lower leve. This committee will form on an as-needed basis only. Members must not have a conflict of interest with parties involved.

5 members to be selected as needed.



Academic Staff Investigation
Investigates any complaint against an academic staff member and report findings and recommendations to the Chancellor

3 members to be selected as needed.


Academic Staff Legislative
Keep abreast of legislative issues and trends which may affect academic staff. Inform the Senate of bills or legislative trends which may need action.

Academic Staff (3)
Reilly O'Halloran
Sue Holm
Julianne Raymond


Academic Staff Personnel & Compensation Committee
The Academic Staff Personnel/Compensation Committee shall review all requests and policies for promotion, title changes, and/or career progression requests; make recommendation to the Vice Chancellor based on the review of requests. Reviews academic staff compensation issues and policies and informs the academic staff constituency of current issues. Composition of the membership is five (5) members: two academic staff senators elected from the Academic Staff Senate, two academic staff nominated and elected from the academic staff constituency, and Director of Human Resources. Chairperson is selected by members of the Personnel/Compensation Committee.

Academic Staff (5)
Reilly O'Halloran (2007-2008)
Kim Lebard-Rankila (2007-2009)
Jen Bird (2007-2009)
Ryan Kreuser (2007-2008)
PeggyrFecker: Human Resources Director


Academic Staff Senate Legislative Committee
The Academic Staff Senate Legislative Committee shall keep abreast of legislative issues and trends which may affect academic staff and inform the Senate of bills or legislative trends which may require action. Composition of the membership shall consist of at least three (3) academic staff members nominated and elected from the academic staff constituency. Additional members, if appropriate, shall be nominated and elected by the Senate. Chairperson is selected by members of the Legislative Committee.

Academic Staff (3)
Sue Holm, Reilly O'Halloran, Julianne Raymond

Academic Staff Senate UW-System Representative

Academic Staff (1)
Donna Dahlvang (2007-2009)


Budget Committee

Academic Staff (2 nominated & elected) To be selected as needed

Ad Hoc Hearing

Academic Staff (2 nominated & elected) To be selected as needed

Student Senate Committees

Day Care Advisory Committee

The Day Care Advisory Board assists the Director of the Children's Center by cooperatively evaluating the Children's Centers policies and its educational and developmental programs. The Board is composed of four (4) faculty/staff representatives, three (3) or four (4) students, and interested parents. The Dean of Students convenes the committee and is an ex officio member.

Faculty (3)
Karl Bahm, Mary Pulford, Shin-Ping Tucker

Academic Staff (2)
Dori Decker, Heather Heart

Students (3-4)
Travis Erickson, VACANT, VACANT

Dean of Students
Vicki Hajewski

Disciplinary Appeals Committee

The Disciplinary Appeals Committee consists of four (4) faculty and/or academic staff members and three (3) students. The committee hears appeals on the record of decisions made by the hearing examiner or Student Conduct Hearing Committee and suspension or expulsion decisions made by the Academic Misconduct Hearing Committee. The Dean of Students convenes the committee.

Faculty (3)
Anthony Bukoski, Marshall Johnson, Terri Kronzer

Academic Staff (2)
Lon Bagley, Barb Erickson

Students (3)
Stefan Fletcher, Joseph Stensland, VACANT

Dean of Students
Vicki Hajewski

International Student Services Committee

The duties and responsibilities of the International Student Services Committee cover the range of problems and concerns of the international students on the campus. The committee consists of five (5) faculty/staff and three (3) students.  The coordinator of International Student Services convenes the committee.

Faculty (3-5)
NONE LISTED

Academic Staff (2)
NONE LISTED

Students (3)
NONE LISTED

Coordinator, Int'l Student Services
Cherie Sawinski


RothwellStudent CenterAdvisory Committee
The Rothwell Student Center Advisory Committee formulates policies in matters relating to the use of Rothwell Student Center and serves in an advisory manner to the director of the center. The Board is composed of one (1) faculty/staff members and six (6) students.  The Student Center Director convenes the committee. The Student Senate Vice President should chair this committee.

Faculty (1)
Jeff Engstrom

Academic Staff (1)
Jen Bird

Students (5)
Jamie Nelson, Linnea Lebens, Brenda Coffield, Emily Barkheim, VACANT

Director, Student Center: Gail Archambault

VP Student Senate (chair): Kimberly Store

Segregated University Fee Allocations Committee (SUFAC)
SUFAC recommends the peroration of the allocable portion of the segregated University fee to various campus activities. SUFAC is composed of two (2) faculty or staff members. Ex officio members include the Chancellor and Student Senate President.

Faculty (1) By invitation only by committee (non-voting)

SUFAC Director: Amanda Evenski

Vice SUFAC Director: Aaron Berman

Advisor to SUFAC: Jeff Kahler

Academic Staff (1)
By invitation only by committee: Ivy Vainio (non-vioting)

Students (5)
Mike Harvey, Brad Peot, Andy Toth, Arjuna Premachandra, Brook Wilkerling

Chancellor Julius Erlanbach

President, Student Senate: Stefan Fletcher, Kimberly


Student Affairs Council
The Student Affairs Council is a student majority council chaired by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Services. It functions primarily in the areas of student life services and interests. Policy recommendations concerning the above areas are reviewed by the Council and forwarded to the University Senate for their approval.

Faculty (2)
Robert Beam, James Holter

Students (4)
Arjuna Premanchandra, Anders Hultstrom, Brianne Looze, Jamie Nelson

Assistant Dean of Students
Tammy Fanning

Student Affairs Hearing Committee
The Student Affairs Hearing Committee consists of two (2) faculty and/or academic staff members and three (3) students, and acts in cases of nonacademic misconduct by a student when the investigating officer concludes that a sanction less than suspension or expulsion should be sought and when the student selects a committee hearing as the means of informal adjudication. The Dean of Students convenes the committee.

Faculty (1-2)
Robert Beam, James Holter

Academic Staff (1)
John Kunz

Students (3)
Stefan Fletcher, Kimberly Store, Cody Ryder

Dean of Students
Vicki Hajewski

Student Conduct Committee
The Student Conduct Committee acts as a tribunal for cases in which suspension or expulsion of a student is requested by the University's investigating officer. The committee consists of two (2) faculty or academic staff members and three (3) students. The chair, appointed from the committee by the Chancellor, constitutes a quorum, in any hearing pursuant to due notice. Proceedings of the committee shall comply with procedures adopted by UW-Superior pursuant to Chapter UWS 17, Wisconsin Administrative Code, Section 17.09(4) Hearing Procedures.

Faculty (1-4)
Anthony Bukoski, Terri Kronzer, Marshall Johnson

Academic Staff (1)
Krisi Patterson

Students (3)
Stefan Fletcher, Kimberly Store, Cody Ryder

Chair appointed by Chancellor

Student Financial Aids Committee
The Student Financial Aids Committee reviews and recommends policy changes regarding the financial aid programs. Information is provided for all committee members so that policies may be revised for the benefit of the greatest number of financial aid recipients in the student body. Reports of the committee actions are approved by the Student Affairs Council and the Faculty Senate. An additional duty of the Student Financial Aids Committee is to act as an appeals body for students who wish to appeal the decisions of the Director of Financial Aids as regards the student's personal aid evaluation and awards. The committee includes the Director of Financial Aids, who chairs the committee, at least three (3) other faculty members and at least four (4) student members. Every effort will be made to include a minority student as one of the student members if one expresses interest to serve.

Faculty (2)
William Bajjali, Cathy Fank,

Students (4)
Joseph Stensland, Karl Olson, Andy Toth, VACANT

Director, Financial Aids
Anne Podgorak

Student Health and Counseling Services Advisory Committee

The Student Health and Counseling Services Committee reviews services provided to students in the area of Health and Counseling Services, as well as developing and evaluating recommendations for the future of these services. The Committee will provide their recommendations to the Student Government for final review and potential ratification. The Committee consists of three (3) Students, two (2) Faculty, and two (2) Academic Staff. The Vice-Chancellor for Campus Life shall convene the Committee. The Committee shall elect a chair from within its membership.

Vice Chancellor for Campus Life and Dean of Students: Vicki Hajewski

James Holter (Ex-officio) Director, Health Counseling

Faculty (2)
Tracy Fabian, Jay Johnson

Academic Staff (2)
Marsha Francis, Jeff Dupont

Students (3)
Jeremy Peterson, Chenthuran Jayachandiran, Stefan Fletcher

(Revised 10/3/07)


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