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Committees

The faculty committees are under the auspices of the Faculty Senate and the membership and means of appointment are given in the USC Columbia Faculty Manual. The official listing of faculty committees and their respective missions is in the faculty manual. Faculty committees are distinctive from Special Advisory Committees because they are governed by faculty of the university.

The Faculty Senate Office will issue a call for nominations for faculty committees near the end of each fall semester. Please respond to this call or contact the appropriate chair if you are interested in serving on a particular faculty committee.


2020-21 Faculty Committees

Select a committee below to view members, chair contact information and the committee charge. You may also download a copy of the faculty committees [pdf].

This committee shall consider appeals of cases decided by the Carolina Judicial Council regarding Honor Code violations. The committee shall consist of five faculty members elected for staggered three-year terms. The committee will assist the Office of Academic Integrity in periodically reviewing the Honor Code and share updates with the Faculty Senate. Members will receive annual training by the Office of Academic Integrity regarding due process, scope, and correspondence, prior to serving on the committee.


Elected
Amanda Fairchild, Psychology (2023)
Jochen Lauterbach, Chemical Engineering (2023)
Shanna Schaffer, Library Acquisitions (2021)
Caroline DiBattisto, Chair, Mdc Pediatrics (2022)
William Knapp, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2022)

Appointed
Uriah Chapman, Undergraduate Representative, Prevention Research Center (2021)
Sarah Noonan, Undergraduate Representative, Student Success Center (2021)

This committee shall consider policies on undergraduate entrance examinations, admissions, and readmissions and may recommend changes in policy to the Faculty Senate. To assure conformity with undergraduate admissions policies, the committee may review policies and changes proposed by faculties of the various academic units. The committee shall act on appeals of applicants for admission who fail to fulfill established standards of admission or readmission. Of the ten members, five shall be elected by the faculty and five appointed by the provost. Two faculty representatives shall be elected each year for a term of three years, except every third year, when only one member shall be elected. The director of admissions shall serve as secretary, ex-officio.


Elected
Brandon Bookstaver, Chair, College of Pharmacy (2021)
Andrew Corley, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2022)
Nathan Huynh, Civil And Env Engineering (2023)
Matthew Miller, Mathematics (2022)
Marketa Kubickova, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2023)

Appointed
Mary Wagner, ex officio, Undergrad Admissions (2021)
Sandra Kelly, Office Of The Provost (2021)
Terrance McAdoo, Instruc & Techr Education (2022)
Tarek Shazly, Mechanical Engineering (2022)

The committee shall review and monitor admissions decisions and the academic performance of all student-athletes by regularly receiving appropriate and relevant information regarding the academic eligibility and progress of student-athletes, including graduation rates. The committee also receives reports on, reviews and advises, as appropriate, the Faculty Senate, the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), the president, the director of athletics, and the Board of Trustees on the following: annual inter-collegiate athletic program schedules and major changes to them; the annual budget of the Athletics Department; admissions decisions for athletes receiving grants-in-aid; NCAA certification reports, including Title 9 reports; major requests for waiver of any institutional athletic policies; major changes in Athletics Department personnel (specifically the director of athletics, director of the academic support unit, and head coaches for each sport); the needs, interests, and concerns of student athletes; all other issues regarding inter-collegiate activities as referred to it by University officials. The committee shall make at least an annual, written report of its activities to the Faculty Senate, the president, and the director of athletics. Membership of the committee shall be six elected faculty members; three student members, (one undergraduate student-athlete who serves as either president or president-elect of the Student Athletics Advisory Committee; one undergraduate student appointed by the president of the student body; and one graduate student appointed by the student government with the consent of the Association of Graduate Students); one member of the Intercollegiate Activities Committee of the Board of Trustees appointed by the chair of that committee; the NCAA faculty athletics representative (FAR); one representative from the Division of Student Affairs; and the director of athletics and one at-large representative from the faculty, appointed by the president . The chair shall be a member of the faculty. The chair and the NCAA faculty athletics representative (FAR) shall sit with the Intercollegiate Activities Committee at its meetings, ex-officio.


Elected
Courtney Worsham, Marketing (2023)
Khalid Ballouli, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2021)
Jean Clenney, Chair, Research Instruction Reference (2022)
Nikki Wooten, Col Of Social Work (2022)
Birgitta Johnson, School Of Music (2023)
Kari Wolf-Odland, Exercise Science (2021)

Appointed
Valinda Littlefield, Faculty Athletics Representative, History (2021)
Ray Tanner, Athletics (2021)
Marc Shook, Division Of Student Affairs (2021)
Sierra Stewart, Undergraduate Representative, College of Engr & Computing (2021)
Philip Berry, Graduate Representative, Criminology And Crim Justice (2021)
Vacant
Vacant, Board of Trustees Representative
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee serves to mediate any disputes between students or faculty and local bookstores whose primary purpose is to serve the university community. Faculty members, students, or bookstores with problems should contact the chair of this committee. The committee should also report any major problems to the Faculty Senate with recommendations. In addition to the six elected faculty members, one graduate and one undergraduate student shall serve on the committee.


Elected
Eve Ross, Law Library, Senator (2023)
Amber Cook, Chair, Interlibrary Loan (2021)
Toni Williams, Instruc & Techr Education (2021)
Fina Crosby-Quinatoa, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2022)
David Shay, Irvin Dept Of Rare Books (2022)
Leon Jackson, English (2023)
Julia Vogel, Undergraduate Representative, Undergrad Admissions (2021)
Vacant, Graduate Representative

On July 15, 2020 President Caslen charged this committee to explore opportunities for cost-savings and revenue-generation through the reorganization of academic programs. The group was also changed to ensure that the review process and related decisions, including any changes in staffing levels, would be consistent with the requirements of the Faculty Manual.
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Appointed
Mark Cooper, Chair, Faculty Senate (2020)
Heather Heckman, Library Technologies (2020)
Derek Black, Law Office (2020)
Gloria Boutte, Instruc & Techr Education (2020)
Tena Crews, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2020)
Marco Valtorta, Computer Sci & Eng (2020)
Carol Harrison, Advisory member, History (2020)
Coretta Jenerette, College Of Nursing (2020)
Thomas Vogt, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2020)
Patrick Wright, Management (2020)
Alexander Beecroft, Advisory member, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2020)
Shirley Carter, Advisory member, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2020)
Susan Cutter, Advisory member, Geography (2020)
Scott Weiss, Advisory member, School Of Music (2020)

This committee shall consider, and recommend to the faculty, action on all requests for new or revised curricula leading to any formal recognition other than graduate degrees or first professional degrees in law, medicine and pharmacy. The committee shall also consider, and recommend to the faculty, action on all requests for the institution, modification, or deletion of courses and of any prescribed programs of study that do not fall within the purview of the graduate faculty. The committee shall review the various university curricula with special attention to duplication or obsolescence of courses. The committee shall consist of eight faculty members, elected for terms of three years. In addition to the members elected by the faculty, there shall be one member appointed by the provost to serve ex officio, one representative from the regional campuses elected by the Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate, a representative of the Office of the University Registrar and two student members.
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Elected
Marianne Bickle, Chair, College Of Hrsm (2021)
Kenneth Campbell, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2021)
Raymond Thompson, Department Of Exercise Science (2021)
Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences (2022)
Chin-Tser Huang, Computer Sci & Eng (2022)
Lee Morris, Un Palmetto College (2022)
Stacy Winchester, Library Digital Resources (2023)
Sabra Custer, College Of Nursing (2023)

Appointed
Sarah Noonan, Undergraduate Representative, Student Success Center (2021)
Trena Houp, ex officio, Distributed Learning Supp Ser (2021)
Christine Rinehart, Un Palmetto College (2021)
Elliot Vittes, Palmetto College Academic Aff (2022)
Ed Short, ex officio, Office Of The Registrar (2021)

Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee shall advise the faculty and administration on all matters pertaining to the general policies and operations of the university that lie outside or cut across the responsibilities of other standing committees. It shall initiate studies and make recommendations to the faculty and administration regarding any matters affecting the general welfare of the university that faculty members, faculty bodies, and administrative officers refer to it. It also shall review proposals of other standing committees and recommend procedures for their implementation. The committee consists of eight elected members; the chair of the Faculty Senate, the provost, and vice provost responsible for faculty development are ex officio members.


Elected
Charles Adams, Chair, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2021)
Bill Sudduth, Government Info And Maps (2023)
Fina Crosby-Quinatoa, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2022)
Andrew Graciano, School Of Visual Art Design (2021)
Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2021)
Liam Hein, Chair, College Of Nursing (2022)
Jennifer Vendemia, Psychology (2022)
Robert Brookshire, Integrated Information Tech (2023)
Armen Shaomian, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2023)

Appointed
Mark Cooper, ex officio, Faculty Senate (2021)
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)
William Tate, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)

The committee shall consist of ten members: three elected members, the current and immediate past chairs of the Faculty Advisory Committee and the Welfare Committee, the chair of the Faculty Senate, and the past chair or the chair‑elect of the Faculty Senate; the provost and a representative of the Division of Administration and Finance shall serve ex officio. This committee serves as a liaison between the university administration and the university faculty (through the Faculty Senate) on matters pertaining to the university budget, advocates the faculty perspective on matters of budget and budgetary policy, and provides a venue for discussing faculty questions and concerns about the university budget and budgeting process. To accomplish its purpose, the Faculty Budget Committee shall have input into university budget policy in two ways. First, the chair of the Faculty Budget Committee, the other two elected members, and the chair of the Faculty Senate will be welcomed to attend the president’s budget hearings. Second, the chair of the Budget Committee, the immediate past chair of the Budget Committee, and the chair of the Faculty Senate shall serve on the University Finance Committee.


Elected
Nicholas Watanabe, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2022)
Deborah Hazzard, Management (2021)
Gregory Niehaus, Chair, Finance (2023)

Appointed
Mark Cooper, Faculty Senate (2021)
Marco Valtorta, Computer Sci & Eng (2021)
Andrea Henderson-Platt, Sociology (2021)
Audrey Korsgaard, Management (2021)
Charles Adams, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2021)
Andrew Graciano, School Of Visual Art Design (2021)
Liam Hein, College Of Nursing (2021)
Mary Alexander, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)

This committee shall consider individual grievances, including grievances regarding salary matters (see also "Terms of Employment"), brought before it by members of the faculty. When, in its judgment, a grievance is determined to be well‑founded, the committee shall attempt to resolve the matter through mediation or other appropriate action. See also "Academic Grievance Procedures." The committee shall consist of nine elected members for staggered three-year. All members of the committee shall be tenured full professors or tenured librarians, and, at the time they commence a term of service on the committee, a year shall have elapsed since their last service, if any, on the University Committee on Tenure and Promotions. Faculty members appointed to administrative positions such as department chair, assistant dean, or associate dean are not eligible to serve on this committee.


Elected
Matt Kisner, Philosophy (2021)
Andrea L'Hommedieu, Chair, Library Oral History (2021)
David Reisman, Biological Sciences (2021)
Bo Cai, Epidemiology And Biostatistics (2022)
Subrahmanyam Bulusu, Sch Of Earth, Ocean, & Envmt (2022)
Carol Harrison, History (2022)
Sali Li, International Business (2023)
Julia Lopez-Robertson, Instruc & Techr Education (2023)
Vacant

The Faculty Senate Information Technology Committee provides a faculty voice in assessing and planning Information Technology (IT) services, resources, and infrastructure for administration, instruction, and research at the University of South Carolina. The committee shall consist of eight elected members of the voting faculty; one graduate student representative; one undergraduate student representative; and no more than six ex-officio representatives, typically one each from the Division of Information Technology (DoIT), Research, the University Libraries, the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the University Registrar. The composition of the committee shall reflect the need for expertise in the complex field of IT and general interest of the University faculty.

Specific charges to the committee are:

  1. To survey periodically faculty, staff, and students regarding the efficacy of IT resources including general services, resources and infrastructure that support the missions of teaching, research, and service.
  2. To assess the compatibility of available and planned IT services, resources, and infrastructure with the University’s ambition as a locally, nationally, and internationally-regarded teaching and research institution.
  3. To ensure that faculty have a meaningful role in future development of IT at the University of South Carolina by: maintaining and publishing a list of all standing committees related to IT.
  4. To make recommendations to the Faculty Senate for changes in IT services, resources, and infrastructure based on the information, assessment, and analysis resulting from the committee’s work in points 1-3 above.


Elected
Neset Hikmet, Chair, Integrated Information Tech (2020)
Kelli Kenison, Health Services Policy And Mgt (2023)
Orgul Ozturk, Economics (2021)
Ana Lopez-DeFede, Inst Families In Socty (2021)
Chun-hui Miao, Chair, Economics (2022)
Scott Phinney, Cataloging (2023)
Alexander Yankovsky, Sch Of Earth, Ocean, & Envmt (2023)
Robert Mullen, Civil And Env Engineering (2021)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)
Aaron Marterer, ex officio, Office Of The Registrar (2021)
Liz Shirkey, ex officio, Division Of Information Tech (2021)
Douglas Foster, ex officio, Division Of Information Tech (2021)
Paul Sagona, ex officio, Research Cyber Infrastructure (2021)
Heather Heckman, ex officio, Library Technologies (2021)
Debbie Kassianos, ex officio, Research Infrastructure Suppor (2021)

Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee shall consider university policies and the enforcement of policies regarding the welfare of the faculty, such as faculty salaries, other compensation and benefits, and any matters affecting the workplace environment. The committee may recommend appropriate changes or the enforcement of existing policy, propose new policies, or comment upon proposed university action affecting faculty welfare. Major changes in policy should be forwarded with a recommendation to the Faculty Senate for its consideration and transmittal to the provost, president, or Board of Trustees. A representative of the Office of the Provost shall serve ex officio.


Elected
Doug Meade, Mathematics (2021)
Marco Valtorta, Chair, Computer Sci & Eng (2022)
Andrea Henderson-Platt, Chair, Sociology (2022)
Toni Torres-McGehee, Department Of Exercise Science (2022)
Sheryl Mitchell, College Of Nursing (2023)
Haylee Mercado, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2021)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)
Shelley Johnson-Jones, Palmetto College Academic Aff (2021)
Vacant
Vacant

This committee shall serve as liaison between the faculty and the Board of Trustees. Members shall be the chair and chair-elect of the Columbia Faculty Senate, the chairs of the Faculty Advisory and Faculty Welfare committees, one person appointed by the president upon nomination by the Regional Campuses Faculty Senate, and the chair of the faculty government at one of the four-year campuses. The representation of the four-year campuses shall rotate annually among these campuses, Aiken, Beaufort, and Upstate. The chair of the Columbia Faculty Senate shall be chair of the committee and shall sit with the Board of Trustees as provided by the bylaws of the board. The committee shall meet with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, which deliberates on matters of mutual concern to the faculty and the Board of Trustees.


Appointed
Mark Cooper, Chair, Faculty Senate (2021)
Marco Valtorta, Computer Sci & Eng (2021)
Andrea Henderson-Platt, Sociology (2020)
Audrey Korsgaard, Management (2021)
Charles Adams, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2021)
Liam Hein, College Of Nursing (2021)
Jayne Violette, Social Science Cent Budget (2021)
Ernest Jenkins, Lan Palmetto College (2021)

Constituted by the Steering Committee in March 2021, the committee will review all existing university policies regarding academic freedom and freedom of expression for students, faculty, and staff. It will determine whether the University of South Carolina, Columbia should adopt a statement on the freedom of expression comparable to the “Chicago Principles.” If, in the committee’s judgment, the university should adopt such a statement, the committee will propose one for consideration by the Faculty Senate and other bodies as appropriate. In addition, the committee will recommend any modifications to existing policies that may be necessary either to conform them to the proposed policy or to make them internally consistent with each other. The committee is expected to complete most of its work in fall 2021.


Appointed
Cheryl Addy, Advisory member, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Audrey Korsgaard, Management (2022)
Marc Shook, Division Of Student Affairs (2022)
Robert Brookshire, Integrated Information Tech (2022)
Carol Harrison, History (2022)
Shirley Carter, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2022)
Julian Williams, Diversity Equity And Inclusion (2022)
Scott Decker, Psychology (2022)
Chris Wuchenich, Dles Law Enforcement & Safety (2022)
Henry White, Advisory member, Office Of General Counsel (2022)
Sawyer McDuffie, Undergraduate Representative, Political Science (2022)
Patrick Lawrence, Palmetto College, Lancaster (2022)
Kay Banks, Advisory member, South Carolina Honors Col (2022)
Thomas Crocker, Advisory member, Law School (2022)
Shudan Huang, Graduate Representative, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2022)

This committee shall recommend recipients of honorary degrees to the president and the Board of Trustees. The provost or appointed representative shall be ex-officio chair.


Elected
Xiaofeng Liu, Educational Studies (2021)
Swapan Ray, Mdc Path-micro (2021)
Amy Edwards, Research Instruction Reference (2022)
Milind Kunchur, Physics & Astronomy (2022)
Phillip Bush, School Of Music (2023)
Brianne Dunn, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2023)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, Chair, Office Of The Provost (2021)
Zechariah Willoughby, Undergraduate Representative, Political Science (2021)

This committee shall initiate studies, make recommendations to the faculty and administration on enhancing the practice and status of teaching, and review distributed learning course proposals for compliance with best practice benchmarks as defined by the university and accreditation bodies. The committee shall then recommend compliant distributed learning course proposals for approval. The membership of the committee shall include seven faculty members elected for staggered three‑year terms. The provost shall appoint four other faculty members, for staggered three‑year terms, to guarantee broad representation of the colleges and academic ranks. The president of the student body with confirmation of the Student Senate and the Graduate Student Association, respectively, shall appoint one undergraduate and one graduate student to one‑year terms. Ex officio members may include representatives from the Office of the Provost , Distributed Learning Support Services, Center for Teaching Excellence and Graduate School.


Elected
Lisa Bailey, Management (2021)
Christy Friend, English (2021)
Katie Wolfe, Educational Studies (2021)
Ramy Harik, Chair, Mechanical Engineering (2022)
Darin Freeburg, Sch Of Library & Info Sci (2023)
Linda Hazlett, Epidemiology And Biostatistics (2023)
John Gerdes, Integrated Information Tech (2023)

Appointed
Haylee Mercado, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2023)
Stephen Criswell, Lan Palmetto College (2023)
Sarah Noonan, Undergraduate Representative, Student Success Center (2021)
Trena Houp, ex officio, Distributed Learning Supp Ser (2021)
Murray Mitchell, ex officio, Graduate School (2021)
Bryan Jenkins, ex officio, Audio Visual Engineering (2021)
Aisha Haynes, ex officio, Center For Teaching Excellence (2021)
Leslie Lovelace, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee shall consider cases involving intellectual property, including patent and copyright matters, and shall be the intellectual property advisory body within the university. In addition to the six elected faculty members, there shall be three members appointed by the provost. The director of the Technology Commercialization Office, or a representative of that office, shall serve ex officio.


Elected
John Lavigne, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Milind Kunchur, Physics & Astronomy (2022)
Eric Robinson, Chair, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2021)
Peisheng Xu, Drug Discovery And Biomed Sci (2021)
Cormac Cannon, School Of Music (2022)
Michael Weisenburg, Irvin Dept Of Rare Books (2023)

Appointed
Michael Myrick, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Ned Snow, Law Office (2023)
Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering (2023)
Charles Hardaway, ex officio, Office Of Economic Engagement (2021)
George Lampl, Office Of General Counsel (2021)

This committee shall consider and review matters concerning the status and funding of the libraries that are under the supervision of the dean of libraries. The committee shall consist of eleven members: seven elected from the faculty, including one member of the teaching faculty of the regional Palmetto Colleges elected by the Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate; three at-large faculty members appointed by the provost; and the dean of libraries, ex officio. No college shall have more than two elected members, and no department shall have more than one elected member.


Elected
Doug Meade, Mathematics (2022)
Amanda Schlegel, School Of Music (2023)
Lucy Green, Sch Of Library & Info Sci (2022)
Varsha Kulkarni, Physics & Astronomy (2022)
James Catroppo, Mdc Path-micro (2023)
Mark Uline, Chair, Chemical Engineering (2023)

Appointed
Susan Rathbun-Grubb, Sch Of Library & Info Sci (2021)
Jessica Elfenbein, History (2021)
Holly Crocker, English (2023)
Tom Mcnally, ex officio, University Libraries (2021)

Constituted by the Steering Committee in March 2021, the committee will address professional conduct issues that are at the intersection of legal, ethical, and faculty governance. The committee will: (a) review current policies addressing professional conduct among and between faculty, staff, and students, (b) identify conflicts, overlapping areas and gaps in policies, and (c) develop recommendations which may include proposed changes to policies, the introduction of new policy, modification to roles and units dedicated to address professional conduct, and guidance in integrating and navigating existing policies. The committee is expected to complete most of its work in fall 2021.


Appointed
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative
Cheryl Addy, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Audrey Korsgaard, Chair, Management (2022)
Charles Adams, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2022)
Megan Oliver, Library Digital Resources (2022)
Marc Shook, Division Of Student Affairs (2022)
Mary Alexander, Staff Representative, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Susan Bon, Faculty Civility Advocate (2022)
Suzanne Swan, Psychology (2022)
Subramani Sockalingam, Mechanical Engineering (2022)
Carl Wells, Equal Opportunity Prgms (2022)
Julian Williams, Diversity Equity And Inclusion (2022)
Kyle Radtke, Graduate Representative, Darla Moore School of Business (2022)

This committee will investigate formal complaints of workplace bullying. The committee will consist of 10 elected faculty members for staggered three-year terms. Each member of the Committee must hold the rank of tenured Professor or tenured librarian. No Committee member shall serve simultaneously on the Faculty Grievance Committee. Prior to the commencement of a committee member’s duties, he or she must receive training in the recognition of workplace bullying, which is defined below under the section on workplace civility. The Provost in consultation with the Chair of the Faculty Senate will appoint a tenured faculty member to serve in a part-time capacity as the Faculty Civility Advocate. In response to the receipt of a formal complaint of workplace bullying, the Provost shall appoint an ad hoc committee to investigate the complaint. The ad hoc committee shall consist of three members from the Committee and two non-Committee faculty members.


Elected
Haylee Mercado, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2023)
Brian Mihalik, College Of Hrsm (2021)
Mike Harley, School Of Music (2023)
Leon Jackson, English (2021)
Kathryn Snediker, Chair, Research Instruction Reference (2021)
Shannon Bowen, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2022)
Jodi Spillane, Cataloging (2022)
Chris Xue, Mechanical Engineering (2022)
Susan Felleman, School Of Visual Art Design (2023)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)
Susan Bon, Faculty Civility Advocate (2021)

The University Committee on Professional-Track Faculty is responsible for 1) reviewing and approving college, school, and academic policies regarding professional-track faculty; 2) proposing and reviewing university wide policies regarding professional-track faculty; and 3) advising the Faculty Senate and the administration regarding issues related to professional-track faculty. The committee shall consist of seven members: five elected faculty members including a majority of professional-track faculty members, one member elected by the University Committee on Tenure and Promotion, and a representative of the Office of the Provost serving as an ex-officio member (voting) of the committee.


Elected
Kate Chappell, College Of Nursing (2022)
Brianne Dunn, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2023)
Vacant
Graham Duncan, South Caroliniana Library (2023)
Kathy Langston, Chair, Management (2024)
Sean Yee, Chair, Mathematics (2024)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2022)

This committee shall consider matters concerning university academic requirements, standards, policies, and practices. It shall review changes proposed by colleges and shall make recommendations to the appropriate faculty or the Faculty Senate. Decisions of a college committee concerning academic regulations may be appealed to the university committee by either the student involved or the dean of the college. Grounds for appeals shall be limited to a contention that a university academic regulation was misinterpreted or that the college committee hearing was fundamentally unfair. The appealing party shall describe in writing the basis for the appeal and shall provide available supporting information. If the committee considers an appeal, it may confirm the decision of the college committee, return the case to the college for reconsideration, or under exceptional circumstances reverse the decision of the college committee in matters involving the interpretation of university regulations. In addition to the six elected faculty members, there shall be two student members. The director of admissions and the registrar, or representatives of those offices, shall serve as ex officio members.


Elected
Hunter Gardner, Chair, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2021)
Robert Kopack, Geography (2021)
Andrew Kretschmar, Law Library (2023)
Amie Freeman, Library Digital Resources (2023)
Kathrine Jones, College Of Nursing (2022)
Celeste Caulder, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2022)

Appointed
Scott Verzyl, ex officio, Undergrad Admissions (2021)
Aaron Marterer, ex officio, Office Of The Registrar (2021)
Whitney Garland, Undergraduate Representative, Health Services (2021)

Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee shall serve as a nominating committee and as a planning body that studies issues confronting the university and recommends action to be taken by existing faculty committees, the faculty, and administration. The committee is composed of the nine chairs of the following committees: Admissions, Athletics Advisory, Curricula and Courses, Faculty Advisory, Faculty Budget, Faculty Welfare, Scholastic Standards and Petitions, Information Technology, University Committee on Promotion and Tenure, and one faculty member appointed by the Chair of the Faculty Senate. The Provost and Parliamentarian shall serve as ex officio members.


Elected
Mark Cooper, Chair, Faculty Senate (2021)
Marco Valtorta, Computer Sci & Eng (2021)
Andrea Henderson-Platt, Sociology (2021)
Hunter Gardner, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2021)
Audrey Korsgaard, Management (2021)
Spencer Platt, Educ Leadrshp & Policies (2021)
Neset Hikmet, Integrated Information Tech (2021)
Charles Adams, Comm Sciences And Disorders (2021)
Jean Clenney, Research Instruction Reference (2021)
Marianne Bickle, College Of Hrsm (2021)
Liam Hein, College Of Nursing (2021)
Gregory Niehaus, Finance (2021)
Chun-hui Miao, Economics (2021)
Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering (2021)
Wayne Outten, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2021)
Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2021)

Appointed
Bill Sudduth, ex officio, Government Info And Maps (2021)
William Tate, ex officio, Office Of The Provost (2021)

The faculty Committee on Social and Racial Justice was established by November 4 resolution of the Senate "to work with and advise the Presidential Commission on University History other issues of social and racial justice on campus.” The committee is asked "to report no less than twice a semester to the Faculty Senate and at each meeting of the General Faculty and should include a member from the Black Faculty Caucus, and with representation from other marginalized communities on campus.”


Appointed
Frank Thorne, Mathematics, Senator (2023)
Eve Ross, Law Library, Senator (2023)
Eboni Herbert Harris, College of Nursing, Senator (0203)
David Crockett, Chair, Marketing, Black Faculty Caucus Represenative (2023)
Meir Muller, Chair, Instruc & Techr Education (2023)
Jorge Camacho, Lang, Lit, and Cultures, Hispanic & Latino Faculty Caucus Represenative (2023)

This committee shall publish guidelines for departmental tenure and promotion criteria and procedures, approve departmental tenure and promotion criteria and procedures, review all tenure and promotion cases, and make tenure and promotion recommendations to the president. It shall be composed of twenty‑four tenured full professors, fifteen elected by the faculty and nine appointed by the president or designee. No more than three elected members may be from any single college or school except the College of Arts and Sciences, which may have up to nine elected members. Of the nine appointed members, no more than two may be chosen from any single college or school. The elected members shall be nominated by a committee composed of the members of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, and the eight persons completing their terms on the Tenure and Promotions Committee. The nominating committee shall nominate a slate of ten, from which the voting members of the faculty shall elect five persons. Each voting faculty member may vote for up to five nominees. No person shall serve more than three years consecutively, and no department chair, assistant or associate dean, or dean shall be a member of the committee.


Elected
Matthew Miller, Mathematics (2022)
Amanda Fairchild, Psychology (2023)
Lucy Green, Sch Of Library & Info Sci (2022)
Varsha Kulkarni, Physics & Astronomy (2021)
Lara Anderson, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2021)
Catherine Compton-Lilly, Instruc & Techr Education (2021)
Wayne Outten, Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2021)
Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences (2021)
Stephanie Mitchem, Religious Studies (2022)
Jiajia Zhang, Epidemiology And Biostatistics (2022)
Gerald McDermott, International Business (2022)
Sue Levkoff, Col Of Social Work (2023)
Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences (2023)
Collin Webster, Dept Of Physical Education (2023)
Sudha Xirasagar, Health Services Policy And Mgt (2023)

Appointed
Lynn Kompass, School Of Music (2022)
Cynthia Corbett, College Of Nursing (2021)
Jay Potts, Mdc Cell/dev Bio & Anatomy (2021)
Robin Dipietro, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2021)
Jacqueline Fox, Law Office (2022)
Robert Mullen, Civil And Env Engineering (2022)
Thomas Brown, History (2023)
Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering (2023)
Scott Vandervelde, Accounting (2023)

This board conducts hearings and rules on cases involving the dismissal of tenured faculty members for cause. It also resolves disagreements between the provost and any unit over the content of unit post-tenure review standards and procedures. The seven members of the board shall be tenured faculty, two appointed by the president or designee and five elected by the faculty for staggered three‑year terms.


Elected
Vladimir Gudkov, Physics & Astronomy (2021)
Mark Nagel, Chair, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2021)
Kevin Lu, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2023)
Michael Stoeltzner, Philosophy (2023)
Fenice Boyd, Instruc & Techr Education (2022)

Appointed
Vacant
Vacant

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