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Committees 2014-2015

Executive Committee
Election Committee

Standing Committees (see Appendix A):
Academic Affairs Committee
Faculty Affairs Committee
Library Committee
Scholarly Affairs Committee
Student Affairs Committee

Special Committees:
Promotion and Tenure Committee

Ad-Hoc Committees:
Diversity in Education
Academic Integrity

 


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article IV, Section 4, PSU WB Faculty Senate Constitution

Membership:  The Executive Committee consists of the chairperson, immediate past chairperson, vice-chairperson, two members at large elected by the WB Faculty Senate from its membership, and the senior representative to the University College Council and the senior University Faculty Senator from Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The Chancellor is an ex-officio member.

Duties:
1)
  (Article IV, Section 4, PSU WB Faculty Senate Constitution):  This committee acts as an advisory and consultative group to the Chancellor.  It also advises the chairperson and vice-chairperson on the composition of standing committees of the WB Faculty Senate.
2)  (Article II, Bylaws of the PSU Faculty Senate):  Schedules regular meetings with the administration to discuss faculty business.  Conducts routine and executive functions such as: preparing agendas, referring correspondence, scheduling meetings, selecting faculty representative for search and screen committees for campus administrative positions.

Members

Chair: David Chin
Past Chair: Frank Derby
Vice Chair: Christyne Berzsenyi
Members at large: Marshall Davis, Renee Rosier
U College Council Rep: Wei-Fan Chen, Tom Knapp
U Senators: Sal Marsico, Willie Ofosu
Chancelor (ex-officio): Charles Davis

 


ELECTION COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article I, Elections, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  Members appointed (within the first 12 days of Spring Semester) by the Senate chairperson in consultation with the Executive Committee.  At least three senate members including the chairperson.

Term of Service:  One year (to end of next fall semester; calender year)

Duties: This committee conducts elections as follows:

  • SPRING SEMESTER ELECTION (completed at least one week prior to last class day)

The chairperson-elect
Two at-large members of the Executive Committee
One ombudsman and an alternate
Two members of the Good Offices Panel and an alternate
Two members of the Promotion and Tenure Committee

  • FALL SEMESTER ELECTION 1 (during the first three weeks of semester)
Adjunct faculty representatives to the Senate
  • FALL SEMESTER ELECTION 2 (by the end of the semester)
Senators to the University Faculty Senate
Representatives to the University College Faculty Council

 


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article IV, Section 1, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  Director of Academic Affairs (ex-officio); at least three full time faculty members; one student designated by the Student Government Association.

Duties: This committee advises the Office of Academic Affairs on scheduling, proposed new courses and evaluation of present courses, academic standards, academic advising, admission, and other matters related to academic affairs, including policy. This committee also acts as the Curricular Affairs Committee mandated by the Constitution of the Commonwealth College Faculty Senate.

Charge to the Committee:  To be developed.

Members

DAA:  Dr. Albert Lozano (ex-officio)
Faculty:  Wei-Fan Chen
Terry Clemente
Marshall Davis
Bob Faux
Frouke deQuillettes
Lynda Goldstein
Renee Rosier
John Weber

Student: 

 


FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article IV, Section 5, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  At least three full time faculty members including the chairperson of the Faculty Senate.  The Committee Chairperson must be a tenured faculty member.

Duties: This committee shall concern itself with faculty awards, the composition of search and screen committees for new faculty members, the rights and responsibilities of faculty members, and the educational environment in which the faculty works. It is empowered to study any situation or grievance brought to it by any member of the campus faculty or administration.

Members

Faculty: Sal Marsico (ex-officio) 
Mike Ecker
Rich Fanning
Chuck Ghilani
Tom Knapp
Sal Marsico
William Bachman
Christyne Berzsenyi
Dudley Snyder

 


LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article IV, Section 3, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  The Campus Librarian (ex-officio); at least five full time representative faculty members; one student, appointed by the Librarian.

Duties: This committee is consultative and advisory to the Campus Librarian and the Campus Administration. It serves as a liaison between the Campus Library and the faculty at large through the WB Faculty Senate.

Members
Faculty: 
Fred Stefon
Tom Winter
Anatoli Ivanov
Tim Sichler
Dudley Snyder
Anson Carter

 


SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article IV, Section 4, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  Director of Academic Affairs (ex-officio); at least three full time faculty members

Duties: This committee advises the Office of Academic Affairs on means to encourage scholarly activities and disseminate information about research and other scholarly activities to and among the faculty.

Charge to the Committee:  To be developed.

Members

DAA:  Dr. Albert Lozano (ex-officio)
Faculty:  Frank Derby
Anatoli Ivanov
Tim Sichler
Willie Ofosu
Renee Rosier

Students: 

 


STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article IV, Section 2, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  Director of Student Programs and Services (ex-officio); at least three full time faculty; two students; one designated by the Student Government Association and one by the Director of Student Programs and Services.

Duties: This committee advises the Office of Student Affairs on extracurricular activities and student Senates, scholarships and awards, and other matters related to student affairs.

Charge to the Committee:  To be developed

Members

Director:  Kathie Flanagan-Herstek (ex-officio)
Faculty: William Bachman
Ann Brennan
Jeff Chiampi
Brian Naberezny
Melisa Naylor
John Weber
Tom Seyber

Students:

 


PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE

Authority:  Article V, Section 1, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate

Membership:  By HR 23
1.)  For second, fourth and sixth year review and promotion to associate professor: two core members, elected by eligible faculty from the campus, plus three ad-hoc members selected by the core.  Of these five at least three will be in the candidate's disciplinary area.
2.)  For promotion to professor.  Three professors, two of which will be in the disciplinary of the candidate.

Terms of Service:
1.)  Core members: Two years; terms start on consecutive years.
2.)  Ad-hoc members: One year.

Duties: This committee reviews dossiers of candidates and provides the campus administration with recommendations.

Core Members

Wei-Fan Chen 
Anatoli Ivanov

 


AD HOC DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION

Authority: Article V, Section 1, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate: the Senate chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Committee, may create ad hoc committees.  The faculty may, by a majority vote, create ad hoc committees.

Duties: Provide analysis and input on Diversity in Education  issues.

Members
Faculty: David Chin
Frank Derby
Lynda Goldstein
Fred Stefon
Steve Putzel

 

 


APPENDIX A: Standing Committee Structure and Formation
(Article III, Bylaws of the PSU WB Faculty Senate)

Formation: (Article III, Section I)  Senate by 2/3 vote may create or terminate standing committees.

Membership:  (Article III, Section 2)  Membership of standing committees is determined by the Senate chairperson and vice-chairperson, with advice from the Executive Committee, from the names submitted to them by those faculty who wish to serve on a standing committee and who have stated their committee preference.

Term of membership: (Article III, Section 3) One year; no limit to number of consecutive years served.

Committee chairperson: (Article III, Section 4)  Elected by the committee.  May not be ex-officio or student members.

Committee reports: (Article III, Section 5) Every committee reports its activities to the Senate at each Senate meeting.