Faculty Committees 2015-16

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Faculty Handbook Section I-B

1.2.2   Faculty Senate

  • Compensation Subcommittee
  • Nominations Subcommittee

1.2.3   Faculty Review Committee

1.2.4   Curriculum Committee

  • Course Approval Subcommittee (CAPSUB)
  • General Education Subcommittee (GENSUB)

1.2.5   Academic Operations Committee (AOC)

1.2.6   Academic Technology Committee (ATC)

1.2.7 Global Engagement Committee (GEC)

1.2.8   Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL)

1.2.9   Faculty Development Committee (FDC)

1.2.10 Faculty Personnel Committee

  • Third year Review Subcommittee

1.2.11 Academic Affairs Coordinating Council (AACC)

1.2.12 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC)

1.2.13 Faculty Position Request Committee

1.2.14 Special Faculty Assignments

  • Faculty Secretary
  • Faculty Marshals
  • Chair of the Lecture Series
  • Chair of the Artist Series
  • Representative to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
  • Faculty To Serve on Committees and Subgroups of the Board of Trustees Groups
  • Internal Budget Committee Representatives
  • Honor Board
  • Grade Appeals Board
  • Faculty Committee on Student Life
  • Academic Petitions Committee
  • Academic Probations Committee

1.2.15 Benefits Committee

1.2.16 Department Chairs and Program Directors Committee (DCPDC) Membership

1.2.17 Faculty Representative to Administrative Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC)

1.2.18 College Assessment Committee

1.2.19 College Accreditation Committee


NOTE: The information in this Section I-B is a listing of persons elected or appointed to serve on faculty committees and/or special faculty assignments. Information about specific functions and procedures is given in that part of Section I-A designated in each listing.


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1.2.2 Faculty Senate Membership 2015-16

  • Education Division: Michele Koomen (2013-16) Chair
  • Fine Arts Division: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (2014-18)
  • Humanities Division: Josh Brown (2013-16)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Ron Rietz (2014-17)
  • Social Science Division: Elizabeth Jenner (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Kristen Lowe (2014-16)
  • At-Large: David Obermiller (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Richard Leitch (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Chuck Niederriter (2015-18) Vice-Chair
  • At-Large: Jeff Dahlseid (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Ana Adams (2015-17)
  • At-Large: Jennifer Ackil (2015-18) 
  • Non-voting ex officio: President Rebecca M. Bergman
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Thia Cooper, Faculty Secretary (2015-18)
Subcommittees

Compensation Subcommittee:

  • Kristian Braekkan (2013-17)
  • Alisa Rosenthal (2012-16) Chair
  • Kathi Tunheim (2015-19)
  • Yurie Hong (2014-18)

Nominations Subcommittee:

  • At-large: Chuck Niederriter (2015-18) Convener
  • Education Division: Michele Koomen (2013-16)
  • Fine Arts Division: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (2014-18)
  • Humanities Division: Josh Brown (2013-16)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Ron Rietz (2014-17)
  • Social Science Division: Elizabeth Jenner (2013-16)

Faculty Senate Website


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1.2.3 Faculty Review Committee Membership 2015-16

Regular Members:

  • Casey Elledge (2015-16)
  • Max Hailperin (2015-18)
  • Nominees sought

Alternate Members:

  • Kate Knutson (2013-16)
  • Brandy Russell (2013-16)

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1.2.4 Curriculum Committee Membership 2015-16

  • Education Division: Katrina Imison-Mazy (2014-17)
  • Fine Arts Division: James Patrick Miller (2015-18)
  • Humanities Division: Yurie Hong (2014-17)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Tom LoFaro (2013-16) Chair
  • Social Science Division: Kayla De Lorme (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Sarah Ruble (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Sun Hee Lee (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Julie Bartley (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Mary McHugh (2014-17)
  • Student representative: Ngan Hoang (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Sean Hinnenkamp (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Andrew Boge (2015-16)

Voting ex officio:

  • ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun

Non-voting ex officio:

  • Registrar: Kristianne Westphal / Assistant Registrar Mary Gunderson
  • College Librarian: Dan Mollner
  • Director of General Education: Dean Brenda Kelly/Dean Paula O'Loughlin
  • Director of Three Crowns Curriculum: Lori Carsen Kelly
  • Director of the Center for International and Cultural Education: Roger Adkins
  • Director of Writing Across the Curriculum: Rebecca Fremo
  • Director of First Term Seminar: Katherine Knutson
  • Director of January Term: Dean Brenda Kelly
  • College Assessment Director: Daniel Moos

Course Approval Subcommittee (CAPSUB) Membership

  • Chair / Curriculum Committee Representative: Julie Bartley (2015-17)
  • Education Division: Karl Larson (2013-16)
  • Fine Arts Division: Michael Jorgensen (2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: Carlos Mejia Suarez (2015-17)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Nominees sought (2015-18)
  • Social Science Division: Nominees sought (2015-18)
  • Student representative: Julia Rydberg (2015-16)
  • Voting non-member: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Curriculum Committee Chair: Tom LoFaro
  • Director of General Education: Dean Paula O'Loughlin
  • Director of Three Crowns Curriculum: Lori Carsen Kelly
  • Director of Writing Across the Curriculum: Rebecca Fremo
  • Director of First Term Seminar: Kate Knutson
  • Director of January Term: Dean Brenda Kelly
  • Library Chair or designee: Dan Mollner

General Education Subcommittee (GENSUB) Membership

  • Director of General Education (Convener): Dean Paula O'Loughlin
  • Voting ex officio: Director of the Three Crowns Curriculum Lori Carsen Kelly
  • Voting ex officio: Director of Writing Across the Curriculum Rebecca Fremo
  • Voting ex officio: Director of First Term Seminar: Kate Knutson
  • Voting ex officio: Director of January Term: Dean Brenda Kelly
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost or designee: Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Registrar Kristianne Westphal
  • Non-voting ex officio: Curriculum Committee chair Tom LoFaro
  • Non-voting ex officio: College Assessment Director Daniel Moos

Curriculum Committee Website


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1.2.5 Academic Operations Committee (AOC) Membership 2015-16

  • At-Large: Henry McCarthy (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Mike Hvidsten (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Scott Bur (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Ursula Lindqvist (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Anna Hulseberg (2015-18)
  • Student representative: Hanna Engebretson (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Mackenzie Venhor (2015-16)
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: Assistant Dean of Students Megan Ruble
  • Non-voting ex officio: Registrar Kristianne Westphal
  • Non-voting ex officio: Library Chair Dan Mollner
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Athletics designee Kari Eckheart
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Internships
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Academic Support Center Margo Druschel

AOC Website


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1.2.6 Academic Technology Committee (ATC) Membership 2015-16

  • Education Division: Heidi Meyer (2015-18)
  • Fine Arts Division: Brandon Dean (2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: Marcia Bunge (2014-16)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Dwight Stoll (2015-18)
  • Social Science Division: Paul Estenson (2013-16)
  • Student representative: Joseph Huff (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Viet Dao (2015-16)
  • Voting ex officio: Dean Brenda Kelly
  • Voting ex officio: Library Chair Dan Mollner
  • Voting ex officio: Director of Instructional/Media Services OPEN
  • Non-voting ex officios: Media Services Coordinator AND Divisional Technology Specialists

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1.2.7 Global Engagement Committee (GEC) Membership 2015-16

  • Education Division: Amy Vizenor (2015-18)
  • Fine Arts Division: Michele Rusinko ((2014-17) Co-Chair
  • Humanities Division: So Young Park (2013-16)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: San Skulrattanakulchai (2013-16)
  • Social Science Division: Annika Ericksen (2015-17)
  • At-Large: Deb Pitton (2013-16) Co-Chair
  • At-Large: Kjerstin Moody (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Carlos Mejia Suarez (2014-17)
  • Student representative: Nate Long (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Guan "Chrissy"  Dornon (2015-16)
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of January Term Dean Brenda Kelly
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Center for International and Cultural Education Roger Adkins
  • Non-voting ex officio: Chair of Education Department or designee Deb Pitton
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Multicultural Programs

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1.2.8 Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) Membership 2015-16

  • At-Large: Kyle Momsen (2015-18) 
  • At-Large: Valerie Walker (2014-16)
  • At-Large: Phil Voight (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Nominees sought (2015-17)
  • At-Large: Dave Stamps (2015-18)
  • Student representative: Mia Cannon (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Sam Benson (2015-16)
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: College Assessment Director Daniel Moos
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Institutional Research David Menk

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1.2.9 Faculty Development Committee (FDC) Membership 2015-16

  • At-Large: Betsy Byers (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Joyce Sutphen (2014-16)
  • At-Large: Lynnea Myers (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Lauren Hecht (2015-17)
  • At-Large: Rob Kendrick (2013-16) Co-Chair
  • At-Large: Jim Welsh (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Suzanne Wilson (2014-17) Co-Chair
  • Non-voting ex officio: President Rebecca M. Bergman
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: Kendall Center Director Alisa Rosenthal

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1.2.10 Faculty Personnel Committee (PC) Membership 2015-16

  • At-Large: Melissa Rolnick (2015-17)
  • At-Large: Jon Grinnell (2013-16) Chair
  • At-Large: Stephanie Otto (2015-17)
  • At-Large: Mary Gaebler (2015-16)
  • At-Large: Daniel Moos (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Mimi Gerstbauer (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Dwight Stoll (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Sean Cobb (2015-18)
  • At-Large: Maria Isabel Kalbermatten (2013-16)
  • Non-voting ex officio: President Rebecca M. Bergman
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
Subcommittee

Third-Year Review Subcommittee Membership

  • At-Large: Beatriz Torres (2014-16)
  • At-Large: Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh (2014-16) Chair
  • At-Large: Julie Gilbert (2015-18) 
  • At-Large: Colleen Jacks (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Lisa Heldke (2014-16)
  • At-Large: Amanda Nienow (2014-17)

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1.2.11 Academic Affairs Coordinating Council (AACC) Membership 2015-16

  • Chair of Curriculum Committee: Tom LoFaro
  • Chair of Academic Operations Committee: 
  • Chair of Global Engagement Committee: Deb Pitton and Michele Rusinko
  • Chair of Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning:
  • Chair of Faculty Senate: Michele Koomen
  • Chair of Faculty Development Committee: Rob Kendrick and Suzanne Wilson
  • Chair of Faculty Committee on Student Life: Karrin Meffert-Nelson
  • Chair of Department Chairs and Program Directors Committee: 
  • Non-voting ex officio: President Rebecca M. Bergman
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke

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1.2.12 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) 2015-16

  • Education Division: Karl Larson (2015-18)
  • Fine Arts Division: Beatriz Torres (Spring 2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: Paschal Kyoore (2014-17)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Cindy Johnson (2013-16) Chair
  • Social Science Division: Kristian Braekkan (2013-16)
  • At Large: Angelique Dwyer (2015-18)
  • At Large: Louis Yu (2014-17)
  • Student Representative: Jace Riggin (2015-16)
  • Student Representative:Taylor Wicklund (2015-16)
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Center for International and Cultural Education Roger Adkins
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Human Resources
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Kendall Center for Engaged Learning or designee Thia Cooper

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1.2.13 Faculty Position Request Committee (Spring 2016)

  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division:
  • Humanities Division:
  • Education Division:
  • Fine Arts Division:
  • Social Sciences Division:

1.2.14 Special Faculty Assignments 2015-16

  • Faculty Secretary: Thia Cooper (2015-18)
  • Faculty Marshal: Richard Leitch (2013-16)
  • Assistant Faculty Marshal: Brandon Dean (2013-16)
  • Chair of Lecture Series: Betsy Byers (2015-16)
  • Chair of Artist Series: Esther Wang (2013-16)
  • MIAC Representative: Jeff Owen (2015-18)
Faculty to Serve on Committees and Subgroups of the Board of Trustees Groups

Note: Board appointments run for one year, July through June

Academic Affairs Committee

  • Faculty Senate Representative: David Obermiller
  • Curriculum Committee Representative: Kate Knutson
  • DCPDC Representative: Mary McHugh
  • Non-voting ex officio: Faculty Senate Chair, Michele Koomen
  • Non-voting ex officio: Faculty Senate Vice Chair, Chuck Niederriter

Student Life Committee

  • Richard Leitch
  • Lynnea Myers

Enrollment Management Committee

  • Elizabeth Jenner
  • Michelle Twait

Marketing and Communication Committee

  • Kristen Lowe
  • Brenda Kelly

Board of Trustees Budget Committee

  • Alisa Rosenthal

Advancement Committee

  • Chuck Niederriter
  • Greg Kaster
Internal Budget Committee Representatives
  • Mark Kruger (2015-16)
  • Steve Mellema (2015-16)
  • Alisa Rosenthal (2015-16)
Honor Board Membership

Faculty Members:

  • Michelle Twait (2015-18)
  • Priscilla Briggs (2014-17)
  • Glenn Kranking (2013-16)
  • Patty Reeder (2015-18)
  • Jeff Jenson (2014-17)
  • Brandy Russell (2013-16)

6 student representatives:

  • Jennifer Facendola (2015-16)
  • Sean Hinnenkamp (2015-16)
  • Grace Holbrook (2015-16)
  • Grace Clough (2015-16)
  • Taylor Wicklund (2015-16)
  • Sabrina Repke (2015-16)
Grade Appeals Board Membership
  • Education Division: Jeff Jenson (Spring 2014-16)
  • Fine Arts Division: Patricia Snapp (2013-16)
  • Social Science Division: Lauren Hecht (2014-17)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division: Bali Chen (2015-18)
  • Humanities Division: Fuad Naeem (2015-18)
Faculty Committee on Student Life (FCSL) Membership
  • Karrin Meffert-Nelson (2013-16) Chair
  • Jeff Jenson (2014-16)
  • Jessica Stadick (2012-15)
  • Justin Knoepfel (2014-17)
  • Dario Sanchez-Gonzalez (2015-18)
  • Student representative: Alexa Peterson (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Melissa Saholt (2015-16)
  • Student representative: Robert "Marshall" Bell (2015-16)
  • Non-voting ex officio: President Rebecca M. Bergman
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke
Academic Petitions Committee Membership
  • Patricia Snapp (2013-16)
  • Marian Frazier (2014-17)
  • Voting ex officio: Dean Brenda Kelly
  • Voting ex officio: Registrar Kristianne Westphal
Academic Probations Committee Membership
  • Faculty member: Casey Elledge (2015-16)
  • Faculty member: Brandy Russell (2015-18)
  • Faculty member: Richard Leitch (2014-17)
  • Voting ex officio: Dean of Faculty Brenda Kelly Chair
  • Voting ex officio: Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke
  • Voting ex officio: Registrar Kristianne Westphal
  • Voting ex officio: Academic Support Center Director Margo Druschel
  • Voting ex officio: Counseling Center Director Lisa Rinehart
  • Voting ex officio: Chaplain Brian Konkol
  • Voting ex officio: Vice President of Enrollment Management Tom Crady
  • Voting ex officio: Director of Multicultural Programs

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1.2.15 Benefits Committee 2015-16

  • Valerie Walker (2014-16)
  • Henry MacCarthy (2015-18)
  • Aaron Banks (2015-17)

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1.2.16 Department Chairs and Program Directors Committee (DCPDC) Membership 2015-16

  • Art and Art History: Kristen Lowe
  • Biology: Margaret Bloch Qazi
  • Chemistry: Amanda Nienow and Dwight Stoll
  • Classics: Mary McHugh
  • Communication Studies: Lei Brammer
  • Economics and Management: Jeff Owen
  • Education: Debra Pitton
  • English: Baker Lawley and So Young Park
  • Geography: Pam Kittelson and Jeff La Frenierre
  • Geology: Julie Bartley
  • Health and Exercise Science: Aaron Banks
  • History: David Obermiller
  • Library: Dan Mollner
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics: Mike Hvidsten
  • Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Marisa Kalbermatten
  • Music: Scott Moore
  • Nursing: Heidi Meyer
  • Philosophy: Lisa Heldke
  • Physics: Steve Mellema
  • Political Science: Chris Gilbert
  • Psychological Science: Marie Walker
  • Religion: Sarah Ruble
  • Scandinavian Studies: Glenn Kranking (Fall 2015) and Kjersten Moody (Jan. Term and Spring 2016)
  • Sociology and Anthropology: Elizabeth Jenner
  • Theatre and Dance: Micah Maatman
  • African Studies: Paschal Kyoore
  • Arts Administration: Micah Maatman
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Jeff Dahlseid
  • Comparative Literature: Lianying Shan
  • Environmental Studies: Jim Dontje
  • Film and Media Studies: Sean Cobb
  • First Term Seminar: Kate Knutson
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies: Martin Lang
  • Japanese Studies: John Cha
  • Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies: Thia Cooper
  • Neuroscience: Michael Ferragamo
  • Peace Studies: Seán Easton
  • Russian Studies: Glenn Kranking (Fall 2015) and Denis Crnković (Spring 2016)
  • Three Crowns Curriculum: Lori Carsen Kelly
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Dean Brenda Kelly
  • Non-voting ex officio: Dean Paula O'Loughlin

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1.2.17 Faculty Representative to Administrative Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) 2015-16

  • Paul Estenson (2014-16)
  • Student representative: Andrew Boge (2015-16)

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1.2.18 College Assessment Committee (convened by the Provost and Dean of Students)

  • At-large: Brenda Kelly (2014-17)
  • At-large: Kathy Lund Dean (2014-16)

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1.2.19 College Accreditation Committee (convened by the President; Provost presides)

  • Faculty Senate designee: Michele Koomen (2013-16)
  • Curriculum Committee designee: Mary McHugh (2014-17)

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Last updated 26 June 2015 by Rob Kendrick, Faculty Secretary