Faculty Senate Survey: Faculty Assembly Views on Administration

Available on NeiuPort, Faculty Channel (without comments) and in the Library Circulation Desk with comments included as a hard copy.

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Faculty Senate Agenda, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

3:05 PM, Lower Level Library Classroom
Tentative Agenda

  1. Approve agenda
  2. Minutes approval, 4/28
  3. Chair’s report
  4. President’s report
  5. Old Business
    1. Constitution Changes — updates/plans
    2. No Confidence vote
    3. Communication Committee — plan for “retreat” in Fall
    4. Committee Reports if any
    5. Faculty Council Reports
  6. Adjourn
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Faculty Senate Agenda, Tuesday, April 28, 2015

3:05 PM, Library Lower Level Classroom
Tentative Agenda

  1. Minutes approval 04/14, 04/20
  2. Chair’s Report
  3. President’s Report
  4. Old Business
    • MOTION (Constitution and Bylaws Subcommittee): “That the Senate put before the Faculty Assembly the question whether the President shall remain an ex officio member of the Senate.”
    • MOTION (Constitution and Bylaws Subcommittee): “That the minor changes to the Constitution outlined in this document be put before the Faculty Assembly for approval.”
    • MOTION (by 10% Assembly Petition) presented by John Casey and Kris Over:
      • Amendment A:
        Any academic program reorganization or elimination, which is not mutually agreed upon by the administration and program, will be referred for decision by a majority vote of the Faculty Assembly. Mutual agreement will be determined by a two-thirds vote of the affected program and the agreement of the University President and Provost. The Program Elimination Committee will hold a public forum in which each side will present and counter the case for elimination of a program or reorganization of programs. The arguments will be posted and available to the Faculty Assembly for at least two weeks prior to the Assembly’s vote.
      • Amendment B:
        Any change to the University’s Mission will require approval by a two-thirds vote of the Faculty Assembly
  5. Plan for Faculty Assembly on Constitution Change
  6. Faculty Council Reports
  7. Adjourn
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Faculty Senate Agenda, Tuesday, April 14, 2015

3:05 PM, Library Lower Level Classroom

Tentative Agenda

  1. Agenda approval
  2. Minutes approval
  3. Chair’s report
  4. President’s report
  5. Business
    a. Motions (see below)
  6. Faculty Councils: status, updates
    • FCAA (Olivia Perlow)
    • Finance and Administration (Henry Owen)
    • Institutional Advancement (Sandra Williams)
    • Student Affairs (Hong Gee Chen)
    • Technology (Henry Owen)
  7. Subcommittee updates/reports
    Question: Who is responsible for calling the first meeting of the year? What are the roles of the various committee members? chair/secretary/spokesperson

    • Bylaws and Constitution
    • Shared Governance/Academic Freedom
    • Policy
    • Communications
    • Enrollment and Retention
    • Diversity (needs charge)
    • Instructor Voice (needs charge)
  8. Adjourn
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Councils and committees membership after Spring elections

Council and Committee Members 2015-2016

There will be another election in Fall to fill remaining seats.

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At Large Seat Winners for Spring 2015

Faculty Senate

Jacqueline Anderson, Social Work

Siobhan B. Cooke, Anthropology

Shubin Xu, Management and Marketing

Faculty Council on Academic Affairs

Alfred Frankowski, Philosophy

Ken Voglesonger, Earth Science

Council on Finance and Administration

Emmanuel Nyadroh, Accounting Business Law Finance

Faculty Council on Student Affairs

Wilfredo Alvarez, Communication, Media, Theatre

Faculty Council on Technology

Caleb Gallemore, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Graduate College Advisory Committee

Melinda Storie, Geography & Environmental Studies

Committee on General Education

Kristin Hunt, Communication Media and Theatre

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Spring 2015 Ballot for the Election of At-Large Representatives due April 2, 11A

TO: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty and Department Chairs
All Colleges and the Library

FROM: Faculty Senate Elections Committee

RE: Spring 2015 Ballot for the Election of At-Large Representatives to Fill Constituency Vacancies

The voting deadline is Thursday, April 2nd at 11:00AM.
To vote, you may either

1) use this ballot to mark the names you wish to vote for, save and email the ballot as an attachment to S-Guth1@neiu.edu. Please type “At Large Vote” in the subject of the email.
or
2) After filling out the form below and then printing it out or printing it and then filling it in by hand, take the following steps:
• enclose the ballot in a small, unmarked envelope
• seal this envelope and place it in a larger envelope
• sign your name (a signature is required) in the upper left-hand corner of the larger envelope
• print your name clearly and legibly below your signature
• mark “At Large Vote” underneath your name.
• mail the completed ballot to Sabrina Guth, Faculty Governance Office (Room C520A). You may also use USPS and mail to the above campus address at 5500 N St Louis Av, Chicago, IL 60625.

If you have any questions or wish to observe or participate in the tabulation of votes in this election, please email Sabrina Guth (S-guth1@neiu.edu) or call x4377.

Thank you,
Sabrina Guth
Faculty Governance Office

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Constituency Seat Winners for Spring 2015 AND

Constituency Winners and Constituency seats for two year terms, starting Fall 2015:

Faculty Senate
Erick Howenstine, CAS
Hong Chen, COBM
Chunwei Xian, COBM
Rachel Adeodu, COE

Faculty Council on Academic Affairs
Pamela Geddes, CAS
Jeanine Ntihirageza, CAS
Ngoc-Diep T. Nguyen, COE

Faculty Council on Finance and Administration
Aaron Schirmer, CAS
Henry Owen, RP

Faculty Council on Student Affairs
Hyewon Kim, COE

Faculty Council on Technology
Ai-Ru Yen, COBM
Hyewon Kim, COE

Graduate College Advisory Committee
Shannon Saszik, CAS
Myung-Ho Yoon, COBM
Katy Smith, COE

Committee on General Education
Jennifer Slate, CAS
Kelly Grossmann, RP
Alfred Frankowski, Philosophy

Advisory Committee on Faculty Awards
Shayne Pepper, CAS
Suresh Singh, COBM
Alison Dover, COE
Elaine Chakonas, COE

Advisory Committee to the Library
Suresh Singh, COBM
Henry Owen, RP

Advisory Committee to the Center on Teaching and Learning
Xiaohong (Sara) Wang, COBM

University Planning and Budget Council (three year terms)
Lidia Filus, CAS

University Personnel Committee
Selina Mushi, COE

Academic Program Elimination Review Committee
Suresh Singh, COBM

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Constituency Voting Deadline Extended

to Thursday March 26th at 11AM.

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Faculty Senate Agenda, Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3:05 PM, Library Lower Level Classroom

Tentative Agenda

1a) Agenda approval

1b) Minutes approval

2) Chair’s Report

3) President’s Report

4) New Business

5) Old Business

  1. Subcommittee updates/reports
    • Bylaws and Constitution
      Motions:
      Instructors’ role on Faculty Assembly
      President’s role on Faculty Senate, postponed
    • Shared Governance/Academic Freedom
    • Policy
    • Communications
      Motions:
      Ombuds involvement in Faculty Senate
    • Enrollment and Retention
    • Diversity  (needs charge)
    • Instructor Voice  (needs charge)
  2. Faculty Councils: status, updates
    • FCAA (Olivia Perlow)
    • Finance and Administration (Henry Owen)
    • Institutional Advancement (Sandra Williams)
    • Student Affairs (Hong Gee Chen)
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