Faculty Committees 2014-15

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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
  • Honor Board
  • Grade Appeals Board
  • Faculty Committee for Achievement Recognition
  • 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-Wide Assessment 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 2014-15

  • Education Division: Michele Koomen (2013-16) Vice-Chair
  • Fine Arts Division: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (2014-18)
  • Humanities Division: Josh Brown (2013-16)
  • Natural Science/Math 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: Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh (2014-15)
  • At-Large: Jeff Dahlseid (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Mary Solberg (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Max Hailperin (2013-15) Chair
  • Non-voting ex officio: President Rebecca M. Bergman
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Rob Kendrick, Faculty Secretary (2013-15)
Subcommittees

1. Compensation Subcommittee:

  • Kristian Braekkan (2013-17)
  • Alisa Rosenthal (2012-16) Chair
  • Tom Huber (2013-15)
  • Yurie Hong (2014-18)

2. Nominations Subcommittee:

  • Education Division: Michele Koomen (2013-16; Convener)
  • Fine Arts Division:Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (2014-18)
  • Humanities Division: Josh Brown (2013-16)
  • Natural Science/Math 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 2014-15

Regular Members:

  • Deborah Goodwin (2012-15)
  • Amy Seham (2012-15)
  • Chuck Niederriter (2104-17)

Alternate Members:

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

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1.2.4 Curriculum Committee Membership 2014-15

  • Education Division: Katrina Imison-Mazy (2014-17)
  • Fine Arts Division: Micah Maatman (2014-15)
  • Humanities Division: Yurie Hong (2014-17)
  • Natural Science and Math Division: Tom LoFaro (2013-16) Chair
  • Social Science Division: Kayla De Lorme (2014-15)
  • At-Large: Blake Couey (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Sun Hee Lee (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Julie Bartley (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Mary McHugh (2014-17)
  • Student representative: Jennifer Marquette (2014-15)
  • Student representative: James Urquhart (2012-15)
  • Student representative: Anh Kim Le (2014-15)

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 Darrin Good/Dean Paula O'Loughlin
  • Director of Three Crowns Curriculum: Lori Carsen Kelly
  • Director of the Center for International and Cultural Education: Carolyn O'Grady
  • Director of Writing Program: Deborah Goodwin
  • Director of First Term Seminar: Katherine Knutson
  • Director of January Term: Dean Darrin Good
  • College Assessment Director: Daniel Moos

Course Approval Subcommittee (CAPSUB) Membership

  • Chair / Curriculum Committee Representative: Katrina Imison-Mazy (2014-15)
  • Education Division: Karl Larson (2013-16)
  • Fine Arts Division: Michael Jorgensen (2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: Denis Crnkovic (2014-17)
  • Natural Science and Math Division: Joel Carlin (2014-15)
  • Social Science Division: Sheng-Ping Yang (2012-15)
  • Student representative: Nate Long (2014-15)
  • 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 the Writing Program: Deborah Goodwin
  • Director of First Term Seminar: Kate Knutson
  • Director of January Term: Darrin Good
  • 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 the Writing Program: Deborah Goodwin
  • Voting ex officio: Director of First Term Seminar: Kate Knutson
  • Voting ex officio: Director of January Term: Dean Darrin Good
  • 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 2014-15

  • At-Large: Jessie Petricka (2013-16) Chair
  • At-Large: Mike Hvidsten (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Scott Bur (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Ursula Lindqvist (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Michelle Twait (2012-15)
  • Student representative: Jake Christina (2014-15)
  • Student representative: John ("Sam") Benson (2014-15)
  • 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: Kari Eckheart
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Internships Vincent Thomas

AOC Website


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1.2.6 Academic Technology Committee (ATC) Membership 2014-15

  • Education Division: Bonnie Reimann (2012-15)
  • Fine Arts Division: Brandon Dean (2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: Marcia Bunge (2014-16)
  • Natural Science and Mathematics Division: Laura Triplett (2014-15)
  • Social Science Division: Paul Estenson (2013-16) Chair
  • Student representative: Quincy Flint (2014-15)
  • Student representative: Sarah Schuetz (2014-15)
  • Voting ex officio: Dean Darrin Good
  • 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 2014-15

  • Education Division: Bonnie Reimann (2014-17)
  • Fine Arts Division: Michele Rusinko ((2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: So Young Park (2013-16)
  • Natural Science and Math Division:San Skulrattanakulchai (2013-16)
  • Social Science Division: Sheng Yang (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Deb Pitton (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Kjerstin Moody (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Angelique Dwyer (2014-15)
  • At-Large: Glenn Kranking (2012-15) Chair
  • At-Large: Carlos Mejia Suarez (2014-17)
  • Student representative: Janelle Thienes (2014-15)
  • Student representative: Tiamat Gustafson (2014-15)
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun or designee
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of January Term Dean Darrin Good
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Center for International and Cultural Education Carolyn O'Grady
  • Non-voting ex officio: Chair of Education Department or designee Deb Pitton
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Multicultural Programs Pearl Leonard-Rock

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1.2.8 Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) Membership 2014-15

  • At-Large: Sarah Ruble (2014-17) Chair
  • At-Large: Valerie Walker (2014-16)
  • At-Large: Phil Voight (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Kyle Momsen (2014-15)
  • At-Large: Heidi Meyer (2012-15)
  • Student representative: Annika Olson (2014-15)
  • Student representative: Paige Miller (2014-15)
  • 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 2014-15

  • At-Large: Brian O-Brien (2014-15)
  • At-Large: Joyce Sutphen (2014-16)
  • At-Large: Pamela Kittelson (2014-15)
  • At-Large: Tom Huber (2012-15) Co-Chair
  • At-Large: Rob Kendrick (2013-16) Co-Chair
  • At-Large: Jim Welsh (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Suzanne Wilson (2014-17)
  • 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 2014-15

  • At-Large: Deborah Downs-Miers (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Jon Grinnell (2013-16) Chair
  • At-Large: Matthew Panciera (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Laurent Dechery (2013-16)
  • At-Large: Daniel Moos (2014-17)
  • At-Large: Barb Zust (2012-15)
  • At-Large: Esther Wang (2012-15)
  • At-Large: Casey Elledge (2012-15)
  • 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)
  • At-Large: Baker Lawley (2012-15) Chair
  • 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 2014-15

  • Chair of Curriculum Committee: Tom LoFaro
  • Chair of Academic Operations Committee: Jessie Petricka
  • Chair of Global Engagement Committee: Glenn Kranking
  • Chair of Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning: Sarah Ruble
  • Chair of Faculty Senate: Max Hailperin
  • Chair of Faculty Development Committee: Tom Huber and Rob Kendrick
  • Chair of Faculty Committee on Student Life: Kate Keller
  • Chair of Department Chairs and Program Directors Committee: Eric Carlson
  • 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 2014-15

  • Education Division: Amy Vizenor (2013-15)
  • Fine Arts Division: Beatriz Torres (Spring 2014-17)
  • Humanities Division: Paschal Kyoore (2014-17)
  • Natural Science and Mathematics Division: Cindy Johnson (2013-15) Chair
  • Social Science Division: Kristian Braekkan (2013-16)
  • At Large: Deborah Goodwin (2013-15)
  • At Large: Louis Yu (2014-17)
  • Student Representative: Nicole Ektnitphong (2014-15)
  • Student Representative: Antonio Carmona-Elias (2014-15)
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services: Pearl Leonard-Rock
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Center for International and Cultural Education: Carolyn O'Grady
  • Non-voting ex officio: Director of Human Resources: Kirk Beyer
  • 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 2015)

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

1.2.14 Special Faculty Assignments 2014-15

  • Faculty Secretary: Rob Kendrick (2013-15)
  • Faculty Marshal: Richard Leitch (2013-16)
  • Assistant Faculty Marshal: Brandon Dean (2013-16)
  • Alternate Faculty Marshal: Deb Pitton (2012-15)
  • Chair of Lecture Series: Priscilla Briggs (2014-15)
  • Chair of Artist Series: Esther Wang (2013-16)
  • MIAC Representative: Jeff Owen (2011-14)
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

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

  • Greg Kaster
  • Jennifer Ackil

Internal Budget Committee Representatives

  • Kristian Braekkan (2014-15)
  • Alisa Rosenthal (2014-15)

Honor Board Membership

Faculty Members:

  • Katrina Imison (2012-15)
  • Priscilla Briggs (2014-17)
  • Glenn Kranking (2013-16)
  • Ruth Lin (2012-15)
  • Jeff Jenson (2014-17)
  • Brandy Russell (2013-16)

6 student representatives:

  • Jennifer Facendola (2014-15)
  • Sean Hinnenkamp (2014-15)
  • Herchran Singh (2014-15)
  • Quincy Flint (2014-15)
  • Rachel Scharf (2014-15)

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 Science Division: Colleen Jacks (2012-15)
  • Humanities Division: Sarah Ruble (2012-15)

Faculty Committee on Student Life (FCSL) Membership
  • Karrin Meffert-Nelson (2013-16)
  • Jeff Jenson (2014-16)
  • Kate Keller (2012-15) Chair
  • Justin Knoepfel (2014-17)
  • Lynnea Myers (2012-15)
  • Student representative: Zachary Jensen (2014-15)
  • Student representative: Ryan Ragan (2014-15)
  • Student representative: Kaitlin Kwasniewski (2014-15)
  • 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 Darrin Good
  • Voting ex officio: Registrar Kristianne Westphal

Academic Probations Committee Membership
  • Faculty member: Karla Marz (2013-16)
  • Faculty member: Terry Morrison (2014-15)
  • Faculty member: Richard Leitch (2014-17)
  • Voting ex officio: Dean of Faculty, Dean Darrin Good 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 Pearl Leonard-Rock

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1.2.15 Benefits Committee 2014-15

  • Valerie Walker (2014-16)
  • Kristian Braekkan (2012-15)
  • Jessie Petricka (2014-15)

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1.2.16 Department Chairs and Program Directors Committee (DCPDC) Membership 2014-15

  • Art and Art History: Linnea Wren
  • Biology: Margaret Bloch Qazi
  • Chemistry: Brenda Kelly
  • Classics: Mary McHugh
  • Communication Studies: Lei Brammer
  • Economics and Management: Larry Wohl (Fall 2014) and Jeff Owen
  • Education: Debra Pitton
  • English: Florence Amamoto and So Young Park
  • Geography: Anna Versluis
  • Geology: Julie Bartley
  • Health and Exercise Science: Aaron Banks
  • History: Eric Carlson (Chair)
  • Library: Dan Mollner
  • Mathematics and Computer Science: Mike Hvidsten
  • Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Marisa Kalbermatten
  • Music: Scott Moore
  • Nursing: Barb Zust
  • Philosophy: Peg O'Connor
  • Physics: Steve Mellema
  • Political Science: Chris Gilbert
  • Psychological Science: Marie Walker
  • Religion: Mary Solberg
  • Scandinavian Studies: Kjerstin Moody
  • Sociology and Anthropology: Patric Gielser
  • Theatre and Dance: Micah Maatman
  • African Studies: Paschal Kyoore
  • Arts Administration: Lois Peterson
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Jeff Dahlseid
  • Environmental Studies: Jim Dontje
  • Film and Media Studies: Priscilla Briggs
  • First Term Seminar: Kate Knutson
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies: Martin Lang
  • Japanese Studies: Toshiyuki Sakuragi
  • Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies: Thia Cooper
  • Neuroscience: Michael Ferragamo
  • Peace Studies: Seán Easton
  • Russian Studies: Denis Crnković
  • Three Crowns Curriculum: Lori Carsen Kelly
  • Non-voting ex officio: Provost Mark J. Braun
  • Non-voting ex officio: Dean Darrin Good
  • Non-voting ex officio: Dean Paula O'Loughlin

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1.2.17 Faculty Representative to Administrative Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) 2014-15

  • Paul Estenson (2014-16)
  • Student representative: Brita Pretus (2014-15)

1.2.18 College-Wide Assessment Committee (convened by the Provost)

  • At-large: Brenda Kelly (2014-17)
  • At-large: Kathy Lund Dean (2014-16)
  • Faculty Senate designee to the College Wide Accreditation Committee: Michele Koomen
  • Curriculum Committee designee to College Accreditation Committee: Mary McHugh

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