The University Academic Senate (UAS) is a deliberative body whose responsibilities include academic planning, review and evaluation of academic programs, and formulation and appraisal of initiatives and policies relevant to the faculty and the academic mission of the university. Its conclusions on university policy, academic planning and evaluation will represent the official collective stance of the Academic Division. The Provost, who has ultimate responsibility for all executive decisions and actions within the Academic Division of the university, will report the conclusions of the UAS to the appropriate authorities outside the Academic Division, along with her or his own conclusions. Recommendations of the University Academic Senate shall be subject to the approval of the President and the Trustees. (For additional information about committee responsibilities and membership requirements, please see University Academic Senate Statutes)


Dr. Timothy Melchert (Chair)

Faculty elected at large (Education)

Annual

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan (Co-Chair)

Interim Provost

Ex-Officio

Dr. William Thorn (Vice-Chair*)

Faculty elected at large (Communication)

Annual

Dr. Noreen Lephardt (Secretary)

Faculty elected at large (Economics)

Annual

Dr. Gary Meyer

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Teaching

Ex-Officio

Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp

Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School

Ex-Officio

Dr. Richard Holz

Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Ex-Officio

Dr. Wiliam Henk

Dean, College of Education

Dean

Dr. Robert Deahl

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Dean

Dr. Javier Ibanez-Noe

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty

2016

Dr. Michael Wert

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty

2016

Dr. Sarah Gendon

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty

2017

Dr. John Su

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty

2015

Dr. Cheryl Maranto

College of Business Administration elected faculty

2017

Mr. Michael Dole

College of Business Administration elected faculty

2016

Mr. Stephen Hudson-Mairet

Diederich College of Communication elected faculty (sabbatical 2014)

2016

Dr. Kati Tusinski Berg Diederich College of Communication (sabbatical replacement 2014)  

Dr. William Thorn

Diederich College of Communication elected faculty

2015

Dr. Pradeep Bhagavatula

School of Dentistry elected faculty

2017

Dr. Andrew Dentino

School of Dentistry elected faculty

2015

 

College of Education elected faculty

 

Dr. Timothy Melchert

College of Education elected faculty

2015

Dr. James Richie

College of Engineering elected faculty

2016

Dr. Joseph Domblesky

College of Engineering elected faculty

2017

Dr. Allison Hyngstrom

College of Health Sciences elected faculty

2016

Dr. Marie Hoeger-Bement

College of Health Sciences elected faculty

2015

Dr. David Papke

Law School elected faculty

2016

Prof. Bruce Boyden

Law School elected faculty

2017

Dr. Ronda Hughes

College of Nursing elected faculty

2017

Dr. Margaret Bull

College of Nursing elected faculty

2015

Rev. Mike Class, S.J.

College of Professional Studies elected faculty

2016

Mr. William Fliss

Academic Library Assembly elected faculty librarians

2015

Dr. Nancy Snow

Faculty elected at large (Philosophy)

2017

Mrs. Mary Jo Wiemiller

Faculty elected at large (Health Sciences)

2016

Mr. Scott Mandernack

Faculty elected at large (Library)

2017

Dr. Ana Garner

Faculty elected at large (Communication)

2015

Dr. Paul Gasser

Faculty elected at large (Health Sciences)

2015

Dr. Noreen Lephardt

Faculty elected at large (Business Administration)

2015

Mr. Kurt Gering

Part time faculty elected at large 

2017

Mr. Natalie Pinkney

MUSG

2015

Ms. Courtney Guc

MUSG

2015

Ms. Katherine Reiter

Professional/Graduate School Student

2015

University Academic Senate Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is presided over by the Presiding Chair of the UAS and co-chaired by the Provost. The other members of the Executive Committee include the UAS Vice Chair who is also Chair of the Faculty Council, the UAS Secretary, one Dean elected by and from the Dean members of the Senate, and two faculty elected annually by the full Senate from its membership.  The Executive Committee will be empowered to approve agendas for regular Senate meetings and to act for the Senate in matters on which the full Senate is unable to meet because of time constraints. (For additional information about committee responsibilities and membership requirements, please see University Academic Senate Statutes)

Dr. Timothy Melchert

Chair UAS (Education)

Annual

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan

Co-Chair UAS

Interim Provost

Dr. William Thorn

Vice Chair UAS (Communication)

Annual

Dr. Noreen Lephardt

Secretary UAS (Economics)

Annual

Dr. Robert Deahl

Dean: Professional Studies

Dean

Ms. Mary Jo Wiemiller

Faculty from UAS (Health Sciences)

Annual

Dr. John Su

Faculty from UAS (English)

Annual



MEMBERS AND COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES REPORTING TO UAS

COMMITTEES REPORTING JOINTLY TO PROVOST AND UAS