Faculty Senate

Senate Standing Committees

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:

Tomo Hattori (Chair); Soheil Boroushaki, Mauro Carassai, Ovande Furtado, Joel Krantz, Mariano Loza-Coll, Chris Sales, Nicole Shibata, Wayne Smith, Jeff Wiegley, Jenn Wolfe; Ranjit Philip (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointments (TBD)

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:

Martha Escobar (Chair); Anwar Alroomi, Xochitl Flores-Marcial, William Garrow, Jinah Kim, Suzanne Spear, Teri Todd, John Valdovinos; Shiva Parsa (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointments (TBD), *Presidential Appointments (TBD)

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:

Dan Weingarten (Chair); Lawrence Becker, Judith DeBonis, Kandice Grote, Yoko Mimura, Theresa Montano, Kristin Taylor, Tadeh Zirakian; Elizabeth Adams (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointments (TBD), *Presidential Appointments (TBD)

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 meets twice a month on Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

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:

Katherine Stevenson (Chair); Nazaret Dermendjian, Michael Doron, Ellis Godard, Kim Henige, Greg Knotts, Elizabeth Sussman, Holli Tonyan; Diane Stephens (Executive Secretary)

*Presidential Appointments (TBD)

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:

Yi Ding (Chair); Elizabeth Blakey, Stephen Duarte, Susana Eng-Ziskin, Monica Garcia, Gary Katz, Li Liu, Debi Parsad Choudhary, Seyed Pouyan Eslami, Yannan Shen, Tim Watson; Joyce Feucht-Haviar (Executive Secretary)

*Presidential Appointment (TBD)

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:

Danielle Spratt (Chair); Grishma Bhavsar, Joannie Busillo-Aguayo, Julie Gainsburg, Monica Gianni, Danielle Jarvis, Michael Johnson Jr., Allen Lipscomb, Katya Mkrtchyan, Casey terHorst; Amy Levin (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointment (TBD), *Presidential Appointments (TBD)

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:

TBD (Chair); Ali Al-Sharadqah, Abel Franco, Rosalia Garcia-Torres, Vanessa Goodwin, Jamie Johnson, Elizabeth Leister, Sanjay Jain, Ruting Jia, Chin-hsin Liu, Sean Rogers,  Meiqin Wang; Mark Stover (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointments (TBD)

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:

Lindsay Hansen Brown (Chair); Tamarah Ashton, Jeffrey Auerbach, Tracey Buenavista, Frances Gateward,  Dennis Halcoussis, Sylvia Macauley, Michael Neubauer, Margaret "Peggy" Roller, Taehyung "George" Wang, Konstantinos "Dino" Vrongistinos, Diane Guido (Executive Secretary)

*Vacancy - Student Affairs representative (TBD in Fall), *Vacancy - S&M representative (TBD in Fall)

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:

Karin Crowhurst (Chair); Kyle Dewey, Christopher Higgs, Jacob Hinkel-Lipsker, Minsung Kwon, David McCarty-Kaplan, Madgy Rizk, Joanne Scillitoe, Maryam Tabibzadeh, Ivor Weiner, Andrew Weiss; Chris Sanford (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.

Advisory Committees

Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board*

Charge:

In accordance with Executive Order No. 1037 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:

Ahmed Alwan, Aziz Boulesbaa, Stephanie Bluestein, Judith DeBonis, Sarah Hansen, Wen Chin "Amy" Hsu, Nina Golden, Kim Henige, John Reveles, Alisa Turner Augustyn; William Watkins (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointments (TBD)

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

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:

Kaitlin Bahr, Rosalia Garcia-Torres, Beth Lasky, Gina Masequesmay, Quinn Saunders, Rashawn Green (Executive Secretary)

*AS Appointment (TBD)

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

 

University Standing Committees

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