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Charge & Membership 

 

Academic Technology Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations regarding University resources and policy that pertain to instructional and research technology, including computing and instructional media development and services. There shall be consultation and liaison with other appropriate Standing Committees.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Chris Sales (Chair), Akanksha Bedi, Brad Jackson, Elise Fenn, Stephen Kutay, Joel Krantz, Stefanie Drew, Hendrick Postma, Kaitlin Bahr, Norm Herr, Teresa Williams-Leon; Hilary Baker (Executive Secretary)

*Two student members appointed by Associated Student will be added to the committee 

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; two members elected by the Senate; and two student members appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on 1st Fridays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Educational Equity Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall study educational equity policy and make recommendations affecting educational equity; review all existing University, College and departmental educational equity efforts; review all educational equity expenditures and allocations as necessary; and review proposals for new educational equity programs. The Director of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) shall serve as the executive secretary of the committee.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Marcella DeVeaux (Chair), Boris Ricks, Jongeun Kim, Jessica Chen, Eric Garcia, Dimpal Jain, Michael Neubauer, Omar Ruvalcaba; Shiva Parsa (Executive Secretary)

*Two new presidential appointments will be added to the committee by Fall 2018

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of twelve members: eight members elected by the Senate; two members appointed by the President of the University; and two student members, one graduate and one undergraduate, appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Mondays from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Educational Policies Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting undergraduate curriculum, general education, and undergraduate academic standards.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Christina Mayberry (Chair), Beth Lasky, Cheryl Spector, Lawrence Becker, Yoko Mimura, Lori Campbell, Elizabeth Sussman, Ken Luna, Elizabeth Adams (Executive Secretary)

*Two new presidential appointments will be added to the committee by Fall 2018

*A student member appointed by Associated Students will be added to the committee 

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of eleven members: eight members elected by the Senate, two members appointed by the President of the University, and one student member appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Educational Resources Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall make general policy recommendations in order to guide the allocation of all University resources that impact educational programs. In carrying out its charge, the committee may review and advise on current and proposed allocation of faculty positions; the allocation of and projected needs for space, support equipment and operating expense budgets; the allocation of resources for technology; the assignment of and projected needs for support staff; the recommendations of other faculty governance committees which have significant educational resource implications; and, at the request of an appropriate University committee or an Associate Dean, independently evaluate proposals for new programs with regard to their impact on the available educational resources of the University.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Nazaret Dermendjian (Chair), Kim Henige, Yarma Velazquez, Lindsay Hansen, Greg Knotts, Dianne Bartlow, Jerald Schutte, Sally Spencer; Diane Stephens (Executive Secretary)

*Two new presidential appointments will be added to the committee by Fall 2018

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of ten tenured members of the Faculty: eight members elected by the Senate and two members appointed by the President of the University.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on 2nd Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Extended Learning Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting continuing education.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Virginia Kennedy(Chair), Ivan Guillory, Svetlana Tyutina, Stephanie Kim, Stephanie Hood, Li Liu, Carol Shubin, Ahmed Alwan, Vickie Yu, Chris Bolsmann, Robert St. Pierre; Joyce Feucht-Haviar (Executive Secretary)

*One new presidential appointment will be added to the committee by Fall 2018

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of twelve members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; two members elected by the Senate; and one member appointed by the President of the University.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

Graduate Studies Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting graduate curricula and graduate academic standards. It shall maintain liaison with the Educational Policies Committee on curricular matters of mutual interest.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Casey terHorst (Chair), Grishma Bhavsar, Sami Maaloouf, Danielle Spratt, Rick Moore, J.C. Lee, Julia Heinen, Mira Pak, Lauren McDonald, Scott Sturgeon, Jennifer Skornik; Amy Levin (Executive Secretary)

*Two new presidential appointments will be added to the committee by Fall 2018

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members: ten members elected by the Senate, two members appointed by the President of the University, and one graduate student member appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Library Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations concerning the allocation of Library funds and the development of Library services and resources. There shall be consultation and liaison with other appropriate Standing Committees.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Annette Besnilian (Chair), Christopher Bulock, Terry Fuller, David Medeiros, Roxanne Moschetti, Mario Ontiveros, Sung Wook Yoon, Lorenz Gamma, Gisela Lanzas, Kathy Peckham-Hardin, Wen Chin (Amy) Hsu, Chhandak Basu; Mark Stover (Executive Secretary)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; two members elected by the Senate; and two student members, one undergraduate and one graduate, appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee meets on the first Wednesday of a designated meeting month at 2:00 p.m.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations concerning academic personnel policies and procedures, including those which, if adopted, shall be incorporated in appropriate sections of the Administrative Manual. The committee shall interpret Section 600 of the Administrative Manual and other pertinent documents and directives with respect to personnel matters, shall hear appeals from personnel decisions of College committees and/or Deans, and shall carry out all other duties assigned to the committee in Section 600 of the Administrative Manual.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Jeff Wiegley (Chair), David Moguel, Mary-Pat Stein, Vicki Ebin, David Russell, William Whiting, Rosa Rivera Furumoto, Lynn Lampert, Judy Schmidt-Levy, Sean Murray, Kenneth Lee, Maria Rosa Garcia-Acevedo, Lesley Krane; Daisy Lemus (Executive Secretary)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members, including the President of the Faculty and twelve members elected by and from the eight Colleges, the Library, and Student Affairs, each unit electing its own representatives. Only faculty in the rank of Professor, Librarian, or Student Services Professional III - Academically Related are eligible to serve on the Personnel Planning and Review Committee. If the President of the Faculty is not eligible to serve, the Faculty President shall appoint an eligible designee. The twelve elected members shall be apportioned annually among the Colleges, the Library, and Student Affairs by the Executive Committee of the Senate according to the number of full-time equivalent teaching faculty each employs during the semester of the election. The method of major fractions shall be used, provided that no represented unit shall have fewer than one member or more than four.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m.

Research and Grants Committee

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations concerning faculty and University research, including general policy recommendations, and shall recommend procedures for maintaining adequate records and preparing reports of research activity undertaken at the University.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Dena Herman (Chair), Karin Crowhurst, Michael Bryson, Michelle Rozic, Mariam Beruchashvili, Meeta Banerjee, Rais Ahmad, Shartriya Collier, Suzanne Spear, Michael Carter; Crist Khachikian (Executive Secretary)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of eleven members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; and two members elected by the Senate. A University administrator associated with research shall serve as executive secretary and as a resource person for the committee.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on 2nd Fridays from 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Learning Resource Advisory Committee

Learning Resource Advisory Committee*

Charge:

This Advisory Committee shall make recommendations to the Director of the Learning Resource Center concerning the development and use of Learning Resource Center services and the allocation of Learning Resource Center funds.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Chris Sales, Kaitlin Bahr, Lauren McDonald, Beth Lasky; Rashawn Green (Executive Secretary)

Description of Membership:

This Advisory Committee shall consist of five members: four members elected by the Senate and one student member appointed by the Associated Students Senate. The Director of the Learning Resource Center shall serve as executive secretary.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets once per semester on a Friday.

*The Learning Resource Advisory Committee is not a Senate Standing Committee

Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board

Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board*

Charge:

In accordance with Executive Order No. 792 of the California State University, an Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board is hereby established by the Faculty Senate as the agency charged with the responsibility of processing certain academic grievances of students of CSUN against members of the faculty, and for processing of student grade appeals.

Current Members (Fall 2018):

Nina Golden, Stephanie Bluestein, Kim Henige, Paulette Theresa-Schechtel, Carolyn Jeffries, Alyssa Arentoft, Edith Chen, Del Williams, Emmanuel Yomba, Kourosh Sedghisigarchi; William Watkins (Executive Secretary)

Description of Membership:

Thirteen members including: one faculty member from each academic college; one from Counseling Services; one from the Library, and three from the student body.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Mondays from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. once per month.

*The Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board is not a Senate Standing Committee

Other University Standing Committees

For more information visit the University Standing Committees page.