2015-2016 College of Education Committee Assignments

Additional College of Education committee information including terms and departmental affiliations is available on a live Google Document maintained by committee chairs.

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Council of Chairs

Function

The Dean, the Associate Deans and the Chairs of the College of Education Departments comprise the Council of Chairs.

Jared Stallones
Beth Rous
Jeff Reese
Margaret Bausch
Beth Goldstein
Ben Johnson
Jennifer Wilhelm
Kelly Bradley
Steve Parker
Laurie Henry
Rob Shapiro
Rosetta Sandidge
Rosemary Waters

 

Committee on Media and Information Systems

Function

The Committee on Media and Information Systems shall be responsible for identifying and reporting on policy issues related to technology and ensuring that faculty perspectives are represented in technology, media and information systems-related policy issues. Additionally, this committee will serve as a liaison between the College and the library and act to ensure library support for the College. The Committee on Media and Information Systems will also support the College’s program areas and the content of their respective courses by soliciting guidance and feedback from faculty members and course instructors on the nature and titles of materials they want purchased to support the educational mission of the College.

Gerry Swan – Co-Chair
Lisa Amick – Co-Chair
Lu Young
Rachel Hammond
Jackie Rogers
Joe Waddington
Stephanie Bennett
Laurie Henry
Amanda Nelson
Beth Goins
Josh Boldt
Joan Mazur

 

Faculty Council

Function

Faculty Council represents the faculty and serves as:
(1) an executive committee of the faculty,
(2) an advisory committee to the dean,
(3) a channel for communication between the faculty and the dean, and
(4) a representative voice of the faculty.

Kelly Bradley – Chair
Margaret Mohr-Schroeder
Joan Mazur
Tricia Browne-Ferrigno
Xin Ma
Katherine McCormick
Mark Abel
Heather Erwin
John Nash
Susan Cantrell
Mary John O’Hair
Rosetta Sandidge
Allan Allday
Kristen Mark
Fred Danner
Willis Jones
Melody Noland

 

Committee on Courses and Curricula

Function

Reports to faculty; reviews all proposals for new courses, changes in courses, new programs of study, modified programs of study, and degree programs; may, on its own initiative, study existing programs; studies each proposal, consults with appropriate departmental representatives, and makes a recommendation to the faculty; prepares a written statement, where the proposal is not supported, explaining the basis for objections and distributes this statement to the College faculty 8 business days prior to the appropriate faculty meeting.

Justin Nichols (KHP) – Chair
Margaret Rintamaa (EDC)
Tricia Browne-Ferrigno (EDL)
Bob McKenzie (EDSRC)
Jon Campbell (EDP)
Jane Jensen (EPE)
Brett Criswell (STEM)
Rosetta Sandidge (Ex-Officio)
Martha Geoghegan

 

Inclusiveness Committee

Function

The Inclusiveness Committee is dedicated to the development and maintenance of an environment for faculty, staff, and students in which discussion about issues of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, privilege, class, disability, sexuality, geographic differences, and other aspects of diversity, can occur in an open and supportive atmosphere. The purpose of these discussions is to affect positive change as it relates to recruitment and retention, teaching and learning, and research and practice. Through conversation and action, the desired outcome is to create a non-discriminatory and non-exclusionary learning and working environment.. It promotes this mission by supporting faculty and student research and engagement in local, national and international initiatives and encouraging curriculum development with a global vision.

Kristen Mark – Co-Chair
Cindy Jong – Co-Chair
Fred Danner
Carmen Coleman
Melinda Ault
Willis Jones
Ryan Crowley
Steve Parker
Laurie Henry

 

Staff Council

Martha Geoghegan – Chair
Cary Pappas
Debbie Thurmond
Tonya Brooks
Penny Cruse
Matthew Reed
Judy Blackburn
Tammy Medaris
Stu Reedy
Beth Graham
Mary Henderson
Nora Whitehead
Holly Jones Clark
Sarah Vaughn

 

Research Advisory Committee

Function

The Research Advisory Committee provides direction, guidance, innovation, and support for research and input on any and all general matters concerning the research mission of the College of Education.

Jonathon Thomas – Chair
Kathy Swan
John Nash
Danelle Stevens-Watkins
Brian Bottge
John Thelin
Haley Bergstrom
Rob Shapiro

 

Promotion and Tenure

Kelly Bradley – Chair
Janice Almasi
Lars Bjork
Kenneth Tyler
Debra Harley
Jody Clasey
Becky Krall

 

Rules

Function

The Rules Committee is charged with codifying, making editorial changes in, and interpreting the College and Department Rules documents at the direction or with the approval of either the Faculty Council or the College Faculty. It shall evaluate and revise any section of the Rules Document where necessary to eliminate inconsistencies, clarify confusing statements, and note omissions, and may initiate or suggest to the Faculty Council any necessary modification in the Rules.

Sherry Rostosky – Chair
Joan Mazur
Justin Bathon
Allan Allday
John Thelin
Melody Noland
Molly Fisher
Kelly Bradley
Rob Shapiro
Rosetta Sandidge

 

Graduate Recruitment, Retention and Student Success

Function

To support and review the policies and functions of the various offices, personnel (including faculty) and programs that promote recruitment of diverse, academically prepared students, retain them over the course of their programs and ensure success to graduation for graduate students in the college. To maintain clear lines of communication with the Directors of Graduate Studies in the departments and also with the Graduate School as needed. Annual review of recruitment, retention and graduation metrics will be a function of this committee and using data-driven decision-making processes in order to make recommendations for improvement of these functions in the College. The committee is charged with gathering additional information as needed to make recommendations to improve the educational and broad academic policies of the College that may positively affect the success and positive educational experiences of our graduate students.

Kristen Perry
John Nash
Kenneth Tyler
Ralph Crystal
Jeff Bieber
Heather Erwin
Molly Fisher
Rob Shapiro
Jenna DeMastes

 

Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention and Student Success

Function

To support and review the policies and functions of the various offices, personnel (including faculty) and programs that promote recruitment of diverse, academically prepared students, retain them over the course of their programs and ensure success to graduation for undergraduate students in the college. To maintain clear lines of communication with the undergraduate program chairs and department chairs in the college and also with the various University Offices and programs that support student recruitment, retention and success as needed. Annual review of recruitment, retention and graduation metrics will be a function of this committee and using data-driven decision-making processes in order to make recommendations for improvement of these functions in the College. The committee is charged with gathering additional information as needed to make recommendations to improve the educational and broad academic policies of the College that may positively affect the success and positive educational experiences of our undergraduate students.

Ellen Usher – Chair
Kim White
Justin Bathon
Jennifer Grisham-Brown
Jungmin Lee
Aaron Beighle
Brett Criswell
Laurie Henry
Steve Parker
Heather Erwin
Jenna DeMastes
Bob Singleton

 

Faculty and Student Recognition

Function

The Faculty and Student Recognition Committee is responsible for promoting and supporting the awards for scholarships, fellowships, teaching, research, service, entrepreneurship, innovation etc. Specifically the committee will make available lists of possible awards, deadlines and application procedures for university and college level awards as well as for national and international awards. The committee will work closely with Department Chairs for identifying suitable candidates 17 for the aforementioned awards and recognition.

Lisa Amick – Chair
Mary Ann Vimont
Maria Cahill
Alicia Fedewa
Justin Lane
Joe Ferrare
Randy Crist
Steve Parker
Laurie Henry
Rosetta Sandidge
Rob Shapiro
Jeff Francisco
Sarah DeVriendt
Jenna DeMastes

 

Directors, Associate & Assistant Deans

Rosetta Sandidge
Rob Shapiro
Steve Parker
Laurie Henry
Gerry Swan
Keith Lyons
Jeff Francisco
Mary Ann Vimont
Amanda Nelson & Beth Goins
Lee Ann Jung
Kathy Swan
Justin Bathon
Jenna DeMastes
Tracey Snyder
Regina Dawson
Sharon Brennan
Gary Schroeder

 

Budget Task Force

Rob Shapiro
Kelly Bradley
Rosetta Sandidge
Mary John O’Hair
Rosemary Waters