Academic Senate Standing Committees

Standing Committees of the Academic Senate

The Academic Affairs committee sets or recommends to the Senate policy and practice regarding cheating, plagiarism, grade appeals, registration, class scheduling, and academic calendar adjustments. The committee may hear cases regarding probation and grade appeals. (Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-A)

Revised 10/2002; revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership

Chair
  • Amy Gretencord | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)

Members
  • Angela Gatto | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 1)
  • Julio Hernando | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Susan Moore | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Shanon Oldenburg | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Haiyan Yin | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)

Ex-Officio
  • Terri Langel | Office of the Registrar

The Committee on Academic Personnel shall make recommendations concerning the Lundquist Award, recruitment, sabbatical leaves, faculty expansion or contraction and part-time credit faculty. The Committee shall be concerned with the creation or elimination of academic administrative positions.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-E

Revised 5/98; revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership
Co-Chairs
  • Joe Chaney | College of Liberal Arts and Science (Year 2)
  • Caren Rossow | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
Members
  • Yi Cheng | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Dan Holm | School of Education (Year 1)
  • Susan Moore | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Susan Thomas | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
  • Samaneh Torkzadeh | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)

The Admissions and Advising Committee shall be concerned with the standards, policies, and procedures governing admission to Indiana University South Bend.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-L


2018-2019 Membership

Chair
  • Ann Grens | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
Members
  • Tammy Fong-Morgan | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Diana Lemanski | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
  • Monika Lynker | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Theo Randall | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Jannike Seward | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Hong Zhuang | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)

Administrative Members
  • Connie Peterson-Miller | Director, Office of Admissions and International Student Services
  • Monica Porter | Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Engagement
  • Michelle Rosemond | Executive Director, Retention and Student Success

The Committee, in collaboration with the Assessment Coordinator and the Office of Institutional Research, oversees and coordinates assessment activities by collecting and reviewing annual assessment data across campus from all academic and co-curricular areas and by awarding assessment grants.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-P

2003; Revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Matt Shockey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)

Senate Appointees
  • Linda Fisher | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 2)
  • Anthony Randles | School of Education (Year 1)
  • David Tobey | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
  • Rebecca Zellers | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 1)
  • Lisa Zwicker | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

Academic Affairs Appointees
  • LeAnna LaLime | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
  • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Kathy Ritchie | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

Ex-Officio
  • Yu Song | Assessment Coordinator
  • Xiaoxu Shan | Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Budget Committee shall concern itself with matters of the budget and shall have the following specific responsibilities:

  1. To represent faculty interests in budget matters at IUSB.
  2. To consult with appropriate administrative officers in preparing IUSB's budget each year.
  3. To consult with the faculty members of this campus about budgetary procedures and practices.
  4. To evaluate present budgetary procedures and to propose modifications as needed.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-J


2018-2019 Membership

Co-Chairs
  • Maryann Oake | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 3)
  • Susan Thomas | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
Members
  • Jerry Hinnefeld | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Michael Lasater | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Jeremy Linton | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Gail McGuire | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Anurag Pant | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
  • Elaine Roth | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Jay VanderVeen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 3)

Other Members
  • Victor Gutierrez-Schultz | Student Government Association
  • Phil Iapalucci, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Fiscal Affairs (Non-Voting Consultant)
  • Josephine Johnson | Bi-weekly Staff Council
  • Joel Langston | Profesional Staff Council

The Campus Directions Committee is responsible for

  1. Directing the periodic development of the campus strategic plan in collaboration with University Administration;
  2. Regularly reviewing and, if needed, revising the campus mission statement;
  3. Regularly assessing the progress, results, and performance indicators of each goal and, where appropriate, make recommendations and adjustments;
  4. Reporting annually to the Academic Senate.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-O

6/1996; revised 2008; revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership
Co-Chairs
  • Jannike Seward | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Josh Wells | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 3)

Members
  • Vishal Bindroo | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
  • Nancy Colborn | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
  • Christina Gerken | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Neovi Karakatsanis | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Caren Rossow | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
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  • Matt Shockey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 3)
  • Dave Surma | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

Members appointed by Director of the following Administrative Units
  • Ken Baierl | Office of the Chancellor (non-voting)
  • Rick Dennie | Professional Staff Council
  • Maureen Green | Student Engagement and Success
  • Phil Iapalucci | Vice Chancellor for Adminstration and Finance
  • Angela Johnson | Alumni Board Member (non-voting)
  • Vincci Kwong | Academic Senate (non-voting)
  • Douglas McMillen | Academic Affairs
  • Albert Peiffer | Bi-weekly Staff Council
  • Elaine Roth | Senior University Faculty Council (non-voting)
  • Xiaoxu Shan | Institutional Research (non-voting)
  • Paul Sharpe | UITS

Mission:

We, as faculty, daily implement the curriculum. We also have primary responsibility for its development and oversight. Since curricular decisions are most often, and appropriately so, made at the academic unit level, the Curriculum Committee's primary responsibility is to provide a campus perspective for changes.

The Committee therefore serves in the following capacities

  1. To maintain the institutional history of the curriculum committee by maintaining archives of past curriculum decisions for record purposes and for consultation for future decisions;
  2. To consider and vote upon all new courses, programs, degrees, certificates, and minors offered at IU South Bend and upon all changes within current ones involving course numbering, titles, credit hours, grading options, and descriptions;
  3. To enhance communication among the different academic units in terms of proposed changes that will affect both current and future programs, especially as they increasingly use resources that cross academic unit boundaries;
  4. To oversee the curriculum development process

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-B


2018-2019 Membership

Chair
  •   David Blouin | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 3)

Members
  • Justin Amellio | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Hang Dinh | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Julie Elliott Feighery | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
  • Terri Hebert | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Clayton Michaels | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Nelson Mlotshwa | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
  • Lori Pajakowski | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 3)
  • Rolf Schimmrigk | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Kari Wilson | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Student

Ex-Officio
  • Keith Dawson | Office of the Registrar
  • Doug McMillen | Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Links of Importance

The Committee on Facilities Management shall be concerned with matters pertaining to the utilization, modification, expansion, and maintenance of campus facilities. The Committee regularly reviews the campus master plan and its implementation. The Committee shall bring faculty and staff concerns regarding campus facilities to the attention of the Senate and campus administration.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-C

5/1998; revised 3/2008; revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Vishal Bindroo | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)

Members
  • Krista Bailey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • David Wood Douglas | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
  • Terri Hebert | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Susan Moore | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Michael Scheessele | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Feng Shan | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 2)
  • Yu Song | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

Other Representatives
  • Tabitha Kingsbury | Professional Staff Council
  • Carrie Lewis | Bi-weekly Staff Council
  • Mike Prater | Director of Facilities Management
  • Student Government Association

The Committee for Faculty Welfare shall have authority over matters pertaining to salaries, fringe benefits, research, academic freedom, and working conditions. It shall be concerned with all academic personnel and procedure matters not specifically delegated to other committees.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-D

Revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership

Co-Chairs
  • Elizabeth Bennion | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Nuran Bradley | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)

Members
  • Shanquin Chen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Kirby Cheng | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
  • Dawn Hopkins | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 1)
  • Tami Martinez | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Vicar Valencia | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)

Important Links

The General Education Committee shall have authority over the IU South Bend campus general education curriculum.

The General Education Committee shall:

  1. approve all courses proposed to satisfy the General Education Curriculum and forward General Education proposals for new courses to the Curriculum Committee;
  2. review the list of approved courses and the general education program annually, and make recommendations regarding needed course development and program changes;
  3. conduct annual assessment of the general education program, and report regularly to the Academic Senate Assessment Committee;
  4. review and revise course characteristics documents on the basis of annual program assessment findings.

2018-2019 Membership
Co-Chairs
  • Hossein Hakimzadeh | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Betsy Lucal | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 3)

Members
  • Mallory Edmondson | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 1)
  • Hayley Froysland | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 3)
  • Marsha Heck | School of Education (Year 1)
  • Vincci Kwong | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 2)
  • Tami Martinez | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Sung-Jin Park | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)
  • Brenden Shea | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
Other Representative
  • Student Government Association

The Committee has the authority and responsibility for advising on policy creation and procedures concerning technology (broadly construed) as it applies to academic and instructional matters. The Committee also has the responsibility for advising the Chief Information Officer on matters of administrative policy and procedure. The Committee further advises the Chief Information Officer on guidelines governing distribution of information technology services and resources.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-N

Revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Murlidharan Nair | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

Members
  • Matthew Holloway | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Sean Hottois | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Matt Marmorino | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Mohammad Merhi | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 2)
  • Ryan Olivier | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Rama Krishna Reddy | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 1)
  • Barbara Spinda | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 1)

Administrative Members
  • Michelle Bakerson | Center for Online Education
  • Kirby Cheng | Franklin D. Schurz Library
  • Mike Fletcher | UITS
  • Doug McMillen | Academic Affairs
  • Lars Schlereth | Administration and Finance
  • Katie Smith | Communications and Marketing
  • Beth Van Gordon | Chief Information Officer (non-voting)
  • Student Engagement and Success
  • Center for Online Education
  • Student Government Association

The Committee on Library Affairs shall advise and make recommendations on all matters pertaining to the Library and the needs of library stakeholders (e.g., advocacy and budget matters, faculty/student engagement, facilities, review/renovation of materials, access and preservation). The Committee keeps the Academic Senate informed of current library issues and concerns.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-H

Revised February 2018


2018-2019 Membership

Chair
  • Andrea Meluch | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
Members
  • Joseph Campbell | School of Education (Year 2)
  • Chu He | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • John Pankow | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Andrea Rusnock | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Samantha Torkzadeh | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)
  • Dana Vrajitoru | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Caitlin Vlaeminck | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 1)

Ex-Officio
  • Vicki Bloom | Dean, Franklin D. Schurz Library

The Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) Policy Committee's main functions will be:

  1. to monitor the execution of campus policies relating to NTTF;
  2. to recommend ways to improve and regularize the employment of NTTF in all units on campus;
  3. and to provide an annual report concerning the employment of NTTF to the President of IU, Co-Secretaries of the University Faculty Council, Chancellor of IUSB and IUSB Academic Senate.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-F


2018-2019 Membership

Chair
  • Erinn Kelley | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
Faculty Non-Tenure Track
  • Kristy Ganoe | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Kimberly McInerney | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Deanna Shively | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
  • Mihaela Vajiac | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
Faculty Tenured/Tenure-Track
  • Hang Dinh | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Mallory Edmondson | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
  • April Lidinsky | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Elaine Roth | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Dana Vrajitoru | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

The Research and Development Committee regularly reviews applications and makes award recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for established internal grants and fellowships such as Grants-in-Aid of Research, Curriculum Development Grants, and Summer Faculty Fellowships. The Committee also provides occasional advice on other internal grant programs and assists when necessary in screening applications for external awards. At the request of the Executive Committee or the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, or on its own initiative, the committee reviews and makes recommendations on University or Campus policies affecting research, patent and royalty arrangements and conflict of interest matters.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-K

The Research and Development Committee regularly reviews applications and makes award recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for established internal grants such as Faculty Research, Curriculum Development, and Seed Grants. The Committee also provides occasional advice on other internal grant programs and assists when necessary in screening applications for external awards. At the request of the Executive Committee or the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, or on its own initiative, the committee reviews and makes recommendations on University or Campus policies affecting research, patent and royalty arrangements and conflict of interest matters.

For more information on research at IU South Bend, including funding, forms, and guidelines, visit the Office of Research site.


2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Kevin Ladd | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
Members
  • Ian Clift | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 1)
  • Craig Finlay | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 2)
  • Zhong Guan | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Jeff Horwat | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Jen Kazmierczak | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 2)
  • Micheline Nilsen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Bhavik Pathak | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)
  • Liqiang Zhang | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

The Committee on Student Affairs shall have authority over non-academic student affairs, including the following specific responsibilities:

  1. To recommend and review policies related to student life, including student rights and responsibilities, safety, student housing and student fees.
  2. To monitor student life as it relates to university student organizations, including officers' and senators' eligibility, elections, annual budgets and expenditures of the Student Government Association (SGA).
  3. To monitor student support services, including the University Bookstore, the Student Counseling and Life Skills Center, and, in conjunction with the Athletics Committee, the Student Activities Center (SAC).

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-G


2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Jenny Deranek | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
Members
  • Joseph Campbell | School of Education (Year 1)
  • Diane Economakis | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Sharon Jones | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
  • Monika Lynker | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Alex Meisami | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
  • Andrea Meluch | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Andrew Swain | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)

Ex-Officio
  • Monica Porter | Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement and Success

2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Craig Finlay | Franklin D. Schurz Library
Members
  • Oscar Barrau | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Terri Hebert | School of Education (Year 1)
  • Andrea Rusnock | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • John Thompson | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
Ex-Officio and Student Government Association Members
  • Student Government Association | Victor Gutierrez-Schultz
  • Director of Student Life | Scott Strittmatter
  • Analecta Editor | Franke Spring
  • Analecta Advisor | Kelcey Ervick
  • Graduate Research Journal Editor | Ryan Lohman
  • Graduate Research Journal Advisor | Peter Bushnell
  • New Views on Gender Editor | Mark Streeter
  • New Views on Gender Advisor | Andrea Rusnock
  • Preface Editor | Christina Clark
  • Preface Advisor | Ken Klimek
  • Undergraduate Research Journal Editor
  • Undergraduate Research Journal Advisor
  • Undergraduate Research Journal of History Editor | Kendon Service
  • Undergraduate Research Journal of History Advisor | Tom Murphy

The Teaching Committee shall develop standards of teaching excellence, and promote the use of evidence of teaching performance for constructive self-criticism by teachers, for the reward of good teaching by the University, and as criteria for promotion, tenure, and reappointment.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-I

Revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership

Chair

  • Anna Savvopoulou | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
Members
  • Sushma Agarwal | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 2)
  • Joseph Campbell | School of Education (Year 1)
  • Nancy Colborn | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
  • Julia Gressick | School of Education (Year 1)
  • Gary Kern | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)
  • Jamie Smith | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Jay VanderVeen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)

Ex-Officio

Carolyn Schult | Director, University Center for Excellence in Teaching


  • Support the goal that our campus should work with IU-approved businesses that best align with IU South Bend values statements, in conversation with Purchasing.
  • Educate campus community about the campus values statements regarding consumption and production of everyday goods and services on campus, and promote discussion of sustainable and ethically responsible business practices.
  • Serve as a venue to field concerns and suggestions about the relationship of current vendors to IU South Bend’s campus value statements. Seek input from all concerned parties to evaluate concerns and suggest resolution strategies.
  • Consult with appropriate administrators in the context of specific issues brought to the committee under item #3 and make recommendations and propose modifications in purchasing policies as needed.

3/2012; revised 2018


2018-2019 Membership
Chair
  • Andrew Swain | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 2)
Members
  • Timothy Hanson | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (Year 1)
  • Diane Lemanski | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (Year 2)
  • April Lidinsky | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Jeffrey Luppes | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Jake Mattox | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Scott Shoger | Franklin D. Schurz Library (Year 1)
  • Liguo Yu | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Year 1)
  • Nicole Micolichek | Professional Staff Council
  • Deryl Sawatsky | Biweekly Staff Council

Ex-Officio
  • IU Associate Vice President of Purchasing