Committees 2017-2018

College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

 

 

Members

  • Mary Ann Cutter (HA) 2018
  • Dale DeBoer (SS) 2018
  • Ron Ruminski (NS) 2018
  • Robert Camley (NS) 2019
  • Fred Coolidge (SS) 2019
  • Dan Segal (at large) 2020
  • Brian Duvick (H/A) 2020

Committee Description

The Dean’s Review Committee is composed of tenured associate and full professors from the college, department chair and primary unit evaluation committee chair, its job is to assist and advise the Dean in personnel matters. Every candidate must have a primary unit evaluation committee consisting of at least five members of the candidate’s department or related departments if the department is too small. Units may specify a smaller number of members of the Primary Unit Committee in their approved unit criteria, but in no case can this committee have fewer than three members. The chair of the primary department is responsible for providing candidates with a copy of the primary unit’s “statement of criteria, standards, and evidence” during the first semester of appointment.

Members

  • Zek Valkyrie (at large) 2020
  • Suzanne Cook (H/A) 2020
  • Christy Lofton (SS) 2019
  • Kathleen Johnson (H/A) 2018
  • Ramon Tirado (NS) 2018
  • Laura Austin-Eurich (SS) 2019
  • Alex Ilyasova (LAS Dean Liaison)

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Dean’s Instructors Review Committee (DIRC) is a standing committee of the College of LAS which assists and advises the Dean of LAS in:

  • the review of dossiers submitted for consideration in the promotion of Instructors to Senior Instructor, including the recommendation for or against promotion, and
  • the numerical scoring of Instructors/Senior Instructors’ performance as part of the annual merit/salary review process.
  • The DIRC may have other responsibilities as requested by the Dean of LAS and is expected to act as a resource to the Dean in Non Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) issues.

Members

  • Glen Whitehead ** (H/A)          
  • Steve Jennings (NS) - Cerian Gibbes (sabbatical replacement for Spring 2018)
  • Karin Larkin (SS)
  • David Nelson (SS) - Colin Wren (sabatical replacement for  Spring 2018)
  • Kevin Tvrdy (NS)  
  • David Diamond (H/A)
  • Stephen Carter (H/A)      
  • Sherry McDonnell (PESA)
  • Andrea Williams (Classified)
  • Rose Johnson (Classified)
  • Al Schoffstall (NS)
  • Anatoliy Pinchuk (NS)

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Budget and Planning Committee will advise the Dean on matters concerning budgeting priorities, and also on matters relating to long term planning (growth projections, FTE distribution, etc.). The committee will review and discuss the annual budget proposal before submission to the VCAA. The committee would act as the principal advisory board to the Dean in any situations of fiscal crisis, including potential financial exigency.

Members

  • ** Kevin Landis (H/A) 2020
  • Ed Hoang (SS) 2019
  • Emily Mooney (NS) 2020
  • Edgar Cota-Torres (H/A) 2018 
  • Sherry Morreale (SS) 2019
  • Greg Oman (NS) 2018 - Oksana Bihun sabbatical replacement Fall 2017
  • Chris Duval (ex-officio)
  • Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)
  • Brynne Thompson (ex-officio)
  • Carlos Duarte (ex-officio)
  • Lily Cosgrave (LAS Staff Representative)

** Indicates Committee Chair

C & R Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

All meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except as denoted with an asterisk) from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM and are held in Columbine Hall Conference Room, 3022

  • September 20, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • **December 13, 2017  (one week early due to end of semester)
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • **May 9, 2018 (one week early due to end of semester)

Committee Description

The Curriculum and Requirements Committee (C&R) serves as an advisory body to the Faculty of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS). The duties of the C&R committee are to review all new LAS courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and to provide advice and guidelines with respect to new academic programs and LAS college degree requirements. The recommendations of the C&R committee are submitted to the Faculty of LAS for final approval.

Members

  • ** Renee Henry (NS) 2020
  • Joe Craig (SS) 2019
  • Lisa Hines  (NS) 2019
  • Maria Steen (H/A) 2020
  • Cerian Gibbes (SS) 2018
  • Kirsten Ortega (H/A) 2018
  • Lt. Col. John Ring  (MS/OLPD) 2020 
  • Ruth Sansing (ex-officio)
  • Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)
  • Brynne Thompson (LAS Staff Representative)

** Indicates Committee Chair

(CAP) 2017-2018 Schedule

Columbine Hall 2036, 8:15-9:00 am

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

  • Tues, 9/12/2017
  • Tues, 10/10/2017
  • Tues, 11/14/2017
  • Tues, 12/12/2017
  • No January meeting
  • Tues, 2/13/2018
  • Tues, 3/13/2018
  • Tues, 4/10/2018
  • Tues, 5/8/2018   

Committee Description

The Committee on Academic Progress is a review board that handles student petitions for exceptions to the academic policies and requirements of the College. The committee is made up of faculty of the College, and makes recommendations to the Dean.

Members

  • Maja Krakowiak (SS) 2020  
  • David Anderson (NS) 2020
  • Carmen Stavrositu  (H/A) 2020
  • Radu Cascaval (NS) 2018
  • Jane Rigler (HUM) 2018
  • Jeff Scholes (HUM) (at large) 2019
  • Rebecca Laroche (H/A) 2019
  • Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Online Fee Committee is advisory to the Dean on matters concerning disbursement of the College’s portion of online fees. The committee will create guidelines for the distribution of these fee monies, send out calls for departmental (and faculty) proposals, review those proposals, and rank proposals before submission to the Dean. The committee will act as the principal advisory board to the Dean on these matters.

Members

  • Yang Wei (H/A) 2020
  • Chip Benight (SS)  2018
  • Robert von Dassanowsky (H/A) 2018
  • Jeff Broker (NS) 2019
  • Karen Livesey sabbattical replacement for Jeff Broker Fall 2017
  • Beth Daniels (SS) 2019
  • James Pearson (NS) 2019

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Research Committee’s primary purpose is to maintain, and where possible, improve the quality of research and creative works within the college. It is charged with developing measures for improving faculty and student research and establishing a program of faculty development. Also responsible for awarding the annual LAS research award.

Members

  • Marek Grabowski (NS) 2020
  • Robert Durham (SS) 2020
  • Anatoliy Glushchenko (NS) 2018
  • Janice Gould (H/A) 2018
  • Fernando Feliu-Moggi (H/A) 2019
  • Kirsten Ortega sabbattical replacement for Fernando Feliu-Moggi AY 2017/18
  • Leilani Feliciano (SS) 2019                                  
     

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Teaching Committee’s primary purpose is to maintain, and where possible, improve the quality of undergraduate instruction within the college. Also responsible for awarding the annual LAS teaching award

Members

  • David Weiss (NS) 2018
  • Jenny Dorrington (at large) 2020
  • Brian Duvick (H/A) 2018
  • Lori James (SS) 2018

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Admissions Committee serves as an advisory body to the Faculty of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS). The duties of the Admissions committee are to review student applications (Freshmen and transfer students) to LAS whose qualifications do not meet the criteria for guaranteed admission, to decide on admission on a weekly basis in cooperation with the Office of Admissions and Records, and to determine conditional admission requirements for individual students or groups of students.

Members

  • Teresa Meadows (H/A) 2020
  • David Weiss (NS) 2018
  • Chip Benight (SS) 2018
  • Edie Greene (at large) 2018
  • Grievant Appointment

** Indicates Committee Chair

Committee Description

The Salary Merit Grievance Committee is composed of tenured faculty from the college, its job is to consider information provided by the grievant and the Dean’s Review Committee and to make recommendations to the Dean. (None of the members of the Salary Merit Grievance Committee can be members of the Dean’s Review Committee.)

Members

  • Alex Ilyasova (LAS Dean Liaison)
  • Teresa Meadows (Faculty)
  • Brynne Thompson (LAS Staff)
  • Sherry McDonnell (LAS Finance)
  • Emily Hampson (LAS Student Senator)
  • Anneliese Schaafe (LAS Student Representative)
  • Lily Cosgrave (LAS Staff Representative)

Committee Description

The Fee Advisory Committee reviews department proposals to request new mandatory student fees or to increase, decrease, discontinue or change the original intent of an existing fee. The committee will make recommendations to the UCCS Board of Regents for its final review and approval.