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Nominations for Standing Committees

The faculty present at the LAS Spring Faculty Meeting will vote on nominations for LAS Standing Committees. The slate of nominees for these committees will be updated on this site Friday mornings by noon.

LAS Standing Commitees Update 4-23-18

LAS Standing Committees Update 4-7-18

The College Bylaws (VI.7.4) provide that "Additional nominations, with the nominees' consent, may be presented by petition signed by eight voting members submitted to the Secretary of the Faculty at least three calendar days prior to the election."

Elections Procedures for LAS Standing Committees (VI.7.5):

  1. The Nominations Committee shall present nominations for the Faculty and non-faculty members for each standing committee in the agenda for the last meeting of the Faculty for the academic year.
  2. If the slate is rejected, the Nominations Committee will develop procedures for a contested election.

LAS Spring Faculty Meeting will be held on April 24th, 2018

At the Spring 2013 LAS Faculty meeting the bylaws were amended to include expanded representation on LAS Standing committees (Academic Standards, Awards, Courses & Curricula, General Education, Honors, and Policy & Development). The new language is below:

VI.7.3. Standing Committee- Membership

Faculty members will normally serve staggered two-year terms. The number of Faculty members on each committee shall be determined by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee. Each standing committee may include up to four non-tenure-track faculty members (undergraduate students, graduate students, Academic Professionals, Instructional Staff (including but not limited to Instructors and Lecturers)) with full voting rights in the committee. Each committee will elect its own Chair annually. The Dean or a designee shall serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees.

The Nominations Committee has developed an ideal membership makeup for the four non- tenure-track/tenured faculty members on each committee based on the committee’s purpose. The Nominations Committee is currently soliciting nominations from faculty, students, academic professionals, and specialized faculty for all openings. The Nominations Committee will review all nominations and develop a slate of nominees for each standing committee. If possible, the nominees shall be members of the electoral groups they represent. However, if, after due diligence, the Nominations Committee cannot identify a suitable candidate or candidates from an electoral group, a substitute who is not a member of that group but is qualified to represent that group may be selected.

Electoral Groups as defined in the LAS Bylaws:

  • Group I: Classics, History, Philosophy, Religion
  • Group II: English, African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, & Latina/Latino St
  • Group III: Comparative and World Literature; East Asian Languages and Cultures; French and Italian; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Linguistics; Slavic Languages and Literatures; and Spanish and Portuguese
  • Group IV: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science and Sociology
  • Group V: Economics, and Psychology
  • Group VI: School of Integrative Biology; School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Group VII: School of Earth, Society and the Environment, and the School of Chemical Sciences
  • Group VIII: Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics

For purposes of nomination and election to the Standing Committees, non-tenure-track/tenured faculty members within units not mentioned above shall be considered to belong to the electoral groups as follows:

Group I: Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies

Group II: African Studies, Intensive English Institute, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Writing Studies

Group III: East Asian and Pacific Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Administration

Group IV: LAS Global Studies Program, South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian East European and Eurasian Center

Group V: LAS Student Academic Affairs Office, Spurlock Museum

Group VI: LAS Office of the Dean, Neurosciences

Group VII: Applied Technologies in the Arts and Sciences Office

Group VIII: LAS Office of Advancement

Below is a list of the continuing members on the LAS Standing Committees and the areas where openings are available for AY 18-19. If not specifically noted, the opening is a 2 year term.

The committee reviews student appeals of academic suspension and serves as the official college review body to hear student appeals on charges of academic dishonesty. These hearings take place on the following days:

First Tuesday of the month 1-4pm

Fourth Friday of the month 8:30-12

The committee also serves as the official advisors to the Dean and to the faculty in matters related to student academic progress policies and regulations within the college.

  1. ____________________, 1 year opening
  2. ____________________
  3. Jonathan MacDonald, Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese
  4. Inger Stole, Communication
  5. ____________________
  6. Brian Freeman, Cell and Developmental Biology
  7. ____________________
  8. ____________________

 

Ideally, the non-tenure-track faculty members will be chosen from Electoral Groups IV and V, but individuals from all areas are encouraged to submit interest:

____________________, undergraduate students (multiple openings will be filled)

Hannah Kim, graduate student

____________________, Academic Professional or Specialized Faculty

The Awards committee reviews all nominations and selections for the LAS Staff and Academic Professional Awards in the Fall semester. During the first 2 weeks of the Spring semester, the committee reviews all nominations for LAS and Campus Teaching and Advising Awards.

  1. ____________________, 1 year opening
  2. ____________________
  3. ____________________
  4. John Murphy, Communication
  5. Lili Sahakyan, Psychology
  6. ____________________
  7. Bruce Rhoads, Geography & GIS
  8. ____________________

Ideally, the non-tenure-track faculty members will be chosen from Electoral Groups II and VI for a 2 year term, but individuals from all areas are encouraged to submit interest:

____________________, undergraduate student

Nickolas Anderson, graduate student

____________________,Academic Professional

Susan Faivre, Specialized Faculty

The committee reviews all proposals for new or revised courses and curricula in the college.

  1. ____________________
  2. ____________________
  3. ____________________
  4. Brian Gaines, Political Science
  5. Nicole Allen, Psychology
  6. ____________________
  7. Allison Anders, Geology
  8. ____________________, 1 year

Ideally, the non-tenure-track faculty members will be chosen from Electoral Groups Iv and VIII for a 2 year term, but individuals from all areas are encouraged to submit interest:

____________________, undergraduate student , 1 year

____________________, graduate student

Allison Musser, Academic Advisor, Integrative Biology

____________________, Specialized Faculty

The committee oversees the implementation of the college general education program, under the umbrella of campus-wide General Education. The committee determines which courses are appropriate for general education in each of the respective distributional areas, periodically reviews approved courses and establishes guidelines regarding the interpretation and administration of general education policies.

  1. ____________________
  2. Rob Barrett, English
  3. ____________________
  4. Andrew Orta, Anthropology
  5. Florin Dolcos, Psychology
  6. ____________________
  7. ____________________
  8. Feng Liang, Statistics

Ideally, the non-tenure-track faculty members will be chosen from Electoral Groups II and VII for a 2 year term, but individuals from all areas are encouraged to submit interest:

____________________, undergraduate student

Philip Alpern, undergraduate student

Alicia Rodriguez, Academic Advisor, Latina/Latino Studies

____________________, Academic Professional/Specialized Faculty/Grad St

The Honors Council oversees the LAS honors programs, policies and practices.

  1. ____________________
  2. ____________________
  3. ____________________
  4. Brian Dill, Sociology
  5. ____________________
  6. Brenda Wilson, Microbiology           
  7. ____________________,1 year opening
  8. ____________________

Ideally, the non-tenure-track faculty members will be chosen from Electoral Groups I and V for a 2 year term, but individuals from all areas are encouraged to submit interest:

____________________, undergraduate student

Samuel Woessner, undergraduate student

Christian Ray, Director of General Chemistry, Chemistry

____________________, Academic Professional/Specialized Faculty/Grad St

The committee is charged with advising the Dean and the faculty on current policy and long-range planning issues.

The Nominations Committee will solicit individuals for service on the Policy and Development Committee when a charge has been established.