Academic Senate Standing Committees

Standing Committees of the Academic Senate

  • Academic Affairs

    The Committee on Academic Affairs shall have authority over admission and retention of students, probation, cheating, plagiarism, grading, registration, class scheduling and University calendars. (Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-A)


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Julio Hernando | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Members
    • Cheryl Beyioku | School of Education
    • Susan Cook | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Amy Gretencord | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Xing Lu | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Sharon Oldenburg | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Dave Surma | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • John E. Thompson | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts

    Ex-Officio
    • Keith Dawson | Office of the Registrar
    • Melissa Foster | Office of the Registrar

    2016-2017 Academic Year Report >>

  • Academic Personnel

    The Committee on Academic Personnel shall make recommendations concerning 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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Co-Chairs
    • Mark Fox | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Caren Rossow | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

    Members
    • Joe Chaney | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • David Douglas | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Yu Song | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Annual Report/s

  • Advising and Admissions

    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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Theo Randall | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)

    Members

    • Yi Cheng | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Ann Grens | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 1)
    • Julia Gressick | School of Education (year 1)
    • Diane Lemanski | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 1)
    • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 1)
    • Jannike Seward | School of Education (year 1)
    • Hong Zhuang | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 2)

    Administrative Members
    • Linda Chen | Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    • Monica Porter | Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Engagement
    • Connie Peterson-Miller | Director, Office of Admissions and International Student Services

    Meeting Minutes
  • Assessment Committee

    The Committee is responsible for promoting and supporting the continuing development of assessment efforts at IUSB. The Committee is also responsible for advising the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who maintains primary administrative responsibility for IUSB assessment efforts. The Committee oversees and coordinates assessment activities by collecting annual assessment data from individual units, conducting periodic assessment reviews of units and of general education, and awarding assessment grants.

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


    2017-2018 Membership
    Chair

    LeAnna LaLime | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 1)


    Academic Affairs Appointees
    • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 1)
    • Terry Shepherd | School of Education (year 3)
    • Matt Shockey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 1)

    Senate Appointees
    • Kim DeOrto | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 1)
    • Linda Fisher | Franklin D. Schurz Library (year 1)
    • Ganesh Vaidyanathan | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 3)

    Other Representatives
    • Susan Cress | Assessment Coordinator (ex-officio)
    • Kevin Griffith | Director, Student Counseling Center (co-curricular)
    • Biniam Tesfamariam | Institutional Research (ex-officio)

    Meeting Minutes
  • Budget Committee

    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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Jerry Hinnefeld | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 3)


    Members
    • Michael Lasater | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 1)
    • Jeremy Linton | School of Education (year 1)
    • Maryann Oake | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 3)
    • Elaine Roth | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 1)
    • Susan Thomas | Franklin D. Schurz Library (year 3)
    • Ganesh Vaidyanathan | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 1)
    • Jay VanderVeen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)

    Professional Staff Council
    • Josephine Johnson, Franklin D. Schurz Library (Biweekly Staff Council)
    • Joel Langston, Media Services (Professional Staff Council)

    Annual Report/s

  • Campus Directions Committee

    The Campus Directions Committee is responsible for

    1. directing the periodical development of the campus strategic plan;
    2. organizing the campus re-accreditation self-study;
    3. regularly assessing the campus’ mission; direction; priorities; and progress on its strategic plan;
    4. making recommendations on developing and/or revising the campus mission statement, the objectives, priorities, strategic initiatives, and the programs or initiatives that implement the campus strategic plan to the appropriate administrative officers and Academic Senate;
    5. reporting for the prior academic year at the first meeting of the Academic Senate in the new academic year.

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


    2017-2018 Membership
    Co-Chairs
    • Jeff Luppes | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • David Vollrath | Judd School of Business and Economics

    Members
    • Christine Gerken | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Doug McMillen | Academic Affairs
    • Susan Moore | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Caren Rossow | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Matt Shockey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Jannike Seward | School of Education
    • Susan Thomas | Franklin D. Schurz Library
    • David Vollrath | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Josh Wells | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Other Representatives
    • Ken Baierl | Office of the Chancellor; Office of Communications and Marketing (ex-officio)
    • Vicki Bloom | Franklin D. Schurz Library (ex-officio)
    • Brenda Buck | Staff Council
    • Cathy Buckman | Academic Affairs
    • Rick Dennie | Professional Staff Council
    • Phil Iapalucci | Administrative and Fiscal Affairs
    • Monica Porter | Vice Chancellor for Student Success
    • Elaine Roth | UFC Representative (non-voting)
    • Deb Schmidt | Human Resources and Career Services (non-voting)
    • Paul Sharpe | UITS
    • Biniam Tesfamariam | Institutional Research (ex-officio, non-voting)
    • Shawn Todd | President, IU South Bend Alumni Board (non-voting)

    Annual Report/s
  • Curriculum Committee

    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 IUSB 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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair
    • David Blouin | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Year 2

    Members
    • Peter Aghimien | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (Year 1)
    • Terri Hebert | School of Education | Year 1
    • Craig Finlay | Franklin D. Schurz Library | Year 3
    • Jim McLister | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Year 3
    • Lori Pajakowski | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences | Year 2
    • Kari Wilson | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts | Year 1
    • Jeff Wright III | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts | Year 2

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

    Links of Importance

    Annual Reports

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  • Facilities Management

    The Committee on Facilities Management shall be concerned with matters pertaining to the utilization, modification, and expansion of all campus facilities.

    Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-C
    2017-2018 Membership
    Chair

    Vishal Bindroo | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 1)


    Members
    • Krista Bailey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Terri Hebert | School of Education (year 1)
    • Susan Moore | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 1)
    • Gabriel Popescu | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Michael Scheessele | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 1)
    • Feng Shan | Franklin D. Schurz Library (year 1)
    • David Wood Douglas | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 1)

    Other Representatives
    • Carrie Lewis | General Supervisor 1st Shift Custodial Services (Biweekly Staff Council)
    • Scotty Myers | Gateway Information Center (Professional Staff Council)
    • Michael Prater | Director of Facilities Management (Ex-Officio)

    Meeting Minutes
  • Faculty Welfare

    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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Nuran Bradley | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Members
    • Elizabeth Bennion | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Shanquin Chen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Kirby Cheng | Franklin D. Schurz Library
    • Kwadwo Okrah | School of Education
    • Sandra Peek | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Vicar Valencia | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics

    Important Links


    Annual Reports


    Meeting Minutes

  • General Education Committee

    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.

    2017-2018 Membership
    Co-Chair/s
    • Betsy Lucal | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Kristyn Quimby | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

    Members
    • Tracey Anderson| Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Hayley Froysland | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Marsha Heck | School of Education
    • Vincci Kwong | Franklin D. Schurz Library
    • Tami Martinez | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Brenden Shea | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Lyle Zynda | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Ex-Officio Voting Member
    • Linda Chen | Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    Annual Report/s
    2016-2017
    • Tami Martinez | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
  • Information Technology Committee

    The Committee has the authority and responsibility for creating policies and procedures concerning technology (broadly construed) as it applies to academic and instructional matters. The Committee also has the responsibility for advising the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technologies on matters of administrative policy and procedure, and for creating guidelines governing distribution of information technology services and resources.

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


    2017-2018 Membership
    Co-Chairs
    • Sean Hottois | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 2)
    • Mohammad Merhi | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 2)

    Members
    • Raman Adaikkalavan | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Kirby Cheng | Franklin D. Schurz Library (year 1)
    • Kristine Flora | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 1)
    • Kevin Ladd | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Deanna Shively | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 2)

    Administrative Members
    • Ken Baierl | External Affairs
    • Michelle Bakerson | School of Education
    • Scotty Myers | Director of the Gateway Information Center, Student Affairs
    • Lars Schlereth | Business Affairs
    • Paul Sharpe | University Information Technology Services

    Annual Report/s
  • Library Affairs

    The Committee on Library Affairs shall have authority over matters pertaining to the Library.

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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Justin Amellio | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts


    Members
    • Joseph Campbell | School of Education
    • Christine Hawkins | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Jeff Luppes | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Andrea Meluch | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Samantha Torkzadeh | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Tim Willig | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

    Annual Report/s

  • Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Committee

    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

    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Elaine Roth | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (tenured)


    Members
    • Sushma Agarwal | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Mallory Edmondson | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Erinn Kelley | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • April Lidinsky | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (tenured)
    • Kimberly McInerney | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Tony Randles | School of Education
    • Deanna Shively | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Liqiang Zhang | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (tenured)

    Annual Report/s

  • Research and Development Committee

    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.


    2017-2018 Membership

    • Cyndi Sofhauser | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences (year 2) | Chair
    • Kevin Ladd | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 1) | Vice-Chair

    Members
    • Hang Dinh | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Craig Finlay | Franklin D. Schurz Library (year 1)
    • Jen Kazmierczak | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 1, second term)
    • Bhavik Pathak | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics (year 1, second term)
    • Young Suk Lee | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (year 2)
    • Grace Muna | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 2)
    • Micheline Nilsen | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (year 1, second term)
    • Tony Randles | School of Education (year 1)

    Ex-Officio
    • Erika Zynda | Contracts and Grant Coordinator

    Annual Report/s

  • Student Affairs

    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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Co-Chairs
    • Peter Connor | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Jenny Deranek | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

    Members
    • Peter Aghimien | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Sharon Jones | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Jake Mattox | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Kylie Rogalia | School of Education

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

    Annual Report/s

  • Student Publications Committee
    2017-2018 Membership
    Chair

    Craig Finlay | Graduate Research Journal | Franklin D. Schurz Library


    Faculty Advisors of Student Publications (ex-officio, voting members)
    • Peter Bushnell | Undergraduate Research Journal | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Kelcey Ervick | Analecta | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Christina Gerken | New Views on Gender | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Jim Irizarry | Preface editor
    • Ken Klimek | Preface | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Tom Murphy | Undergraduate Research Journal of History | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Ex-Officio
    • Scott Strittmatter, Student Life (voting)

    Annual Report/s
  • Teaching

    The Committee on Teaching 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


    2017-2018 Membership

    Chair

    Anna Savvopoulou | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Members
    • Sushma Agarwal | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Gary Kern | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
    • Vincci Kwong | Franklin D. Schurz Library
    • Bill Tourtillotte | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Roxanne Wolfram | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

    Ex-Officio

    Gwynn Mettetal | School of Education | Director, University Center for Excellence in Teaching


    Annual Report/s

  • Vendor Review Board
    2017-2018 Membership
    Chair

    Jake Mattox | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Members
    • Louise Collins | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Diane Lemanski | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • April Lidinsky | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Nicole Micolichek | Student Life (Professional Staff Council)
    • Deryl Sawatsky | Custodial Services (Biweekly Staff Council)
    • Andrew Swain | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics

    Annual Report/s