Committees 2018-2019

College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

 

 

Members

  • Dale DeBoer (SS) 2018
  • Robert Camley (NS) 2019
  • Fred Coolidge (SS) 2019
  • Dan Segal (at large) 2020
  • Brian Duvick (H/A) 2020
  • Ron Ruminski (NS) 2021
  • Fernando Feliu-Moggi (H/A) 2021

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
  • Laura Austin-Eurich (SS) 2019
  • Christy Lofton (SS) 2019
  • Suzanne Cook (H/A) 2020
  • Kathleen Johnson (H/A) 2021
  • Ramon Tirado (NS) 2021
  • Alex Ilyasova (LAS Dean Liaison)

** Chair of the Dean’s Instructor Review Committee

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

  • ** Roger Martinez (H/A) 2021
  • Al Schoffstall (NS) 2019
  • Steve Jennings (NS) 2019
  • Anatoliy Pinchuk (NS) 2019
  • Kevin Tvrdy (NS) 2019
  • Karin Larkin (SS) 2020
  • Steven Carter (H/A) 2020
  • David Diamond (H/A) 2020
  • Dale Deboer (SS) 2021
  • Sherry McDonnell (PESA)
  • Andrea Williams (Classified)
  • Rose Johnson (Classified)

** Chair of the Budget & Planning Committee

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

  • Ed Hoang (SS) 2019
  • Sherry Morreale (SS) 2019 Sabbatical spring 2019
  • Kevin Landis (H/A) 2020
  • Emily Mooney (NS) 2020
  • David Weiss (at large) 2021
  • Edgar Cota-Torres (H/A) 2021
  • Greg Oman (NS) 2021
  • Chris Duval (ex-officio)
  • Carlos Duarte (ex-officio)
  • Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)
  • Lily Cosgrave (ex-officio)
  • Brynne Thompson (LAS recording secretary)
  • Erynn Mitchell (LAS Peak Ambassador Representative)

Meeting Schedule, AY-2018-2019, 8-9:30am in COLU 3022:

  • Sept. 19th
  • Oct. 17th
  • Nov. 14th (one week early due to Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 12th (one week early due to end of semester)
  • Jan. 16th
  • Feb. 20th
  • Mar. 20th
  • Apr. 17th
  • May 15th (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

  • Lisa Hines (NS) 2019
  • Joe Craig (SS) 2019
  • Kelly Leaverton (MS) 2019
  • Maria Steen (H/A) 2020
  • Kirsten Ortega (H/A) 2021
  • David Weiss (NS) 2021
  • Anna Faria Fall 2018 sabbatical replacement for Cerian Gibbes (SS) 2021
  • Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)
  • Elaine Blacharski (ex-officio)
  • Ruth Sansing (ex-officio)
  • Brynne Thompson (LAS recording secretary)
  • Alex Blanco-Castano (LAS Peak Ambassador Representative)

(CAP) AY 18-19 Schedule

Columbine Hall 2036, 8:15-9:30 am

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

  • 9/11/2018   
  • 10/9/2018
  • 11/13/2018
  • 12/11/2018
  • No meeting in January 
  • 2/12/2019
  • 3/12/2019 
  • 4/09/2019
  • 5/14/2019

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

  • ** Jeff Scholes (HUM) (at large) 2019
  • Rebecca Laroche (HUM) 2019
  • Maja Krakowiak (SS) 2020
  • David Anderson (NS) 2020
  • Carmen Stavrositu (SS) 2020
  • Radu Cascaval (NS) 2021
  • Tom Wahl (HUM) 2021
  • Alex Ilyasova (ex-officio)
  • Lily Cosgrave (ex-officio)

** Chair of the On-Line Committee

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

  • ** James Pearson (NS) 2019
  • ** Yang Wei (H/A) 2020
  • Jeff Broker (NS) 2019
  • Beth Daniels (SS) 2019
  • Chip Benight (SS) 2021
  • Robert von Dassanowsky (H/A) 2021
  • OPEN (LAS Peak Ambassador Representative)

** Co-Chairs Research Committee

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

  • Steve Jennings (SS) 2019
  • Fernando Feliu-Moggi (H/A) 2019
  • Janel Owens Nichols (NS) 2020
  • Robert Durham (SS) 2020
  • Anatoliy Glushchenko (NS) 2021
  • Suhaan Mehta (H/A) 2021 
  • OPEN (LAS Peak Ambassador Representative)                        

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) 2021
  • Brian Duvick (H/A) 2020, Sabbatical Spring 2019
  • Jenny Dorrington (at large) 2020
  • Joe Postell (SS) 2021

** Chair of Admissions Committee

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
  • Chip Benight (SS) 2021
  • David Weiss (NS) 2021
  • Kristin Samuelson (at large) 2021
  • Grievant Appointment

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 (L & C)
  • Chelsea Lawson (ENGL)
  • David Weiss (CHEM)
  • Tara Cepon Robins (ANTH)
  • Laura Collins (ENGL)
  • Andrea Baker (COMM)
  • Steven Pittz (PSC)
  • Brynne Thompson (LAS Recording Secretary)
  • Lisa Hinton (LAS Student Senator)
  • Lily Cosgrave (LAS Staff Representative)
  • AJ Vafiades (LAS Student Representative)
  • Dylan Copley (LAS Student Representative)
  • Israel Wheatley (LAS Peak Ambassador 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.

Members

  • Sam Frank - LAS Information Technology
  • Rhonda Goodman-Gaghan - Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
  • Darcia Kunkel - Army ROTC
  • Chuck Simmons - Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept.
  • Stephanie Smith - Economics and Political Science Depts.
  • Michaela Steen - Visual Resource Center

Committee Description

The LAS Staff Advisory Committee’s primary purpose is to maintain, and where possible, improve the quality of communication between staff and faculty within the college. The committee is also responsible for awarding the annual LAS Staff Outstanding Service Award.  Service Position Description