ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES FOR 2012-13:

 

ADA Committee  (Owen Zimpel, Chair)

The ADA Committee will address and respond to ADA issues across campus by recommending policies and procedures that reflect established Best Practices.  The ADA Committee will promote accessibility to services and facilities that goes beyond mere compliance and strives to help create a campus that is truly welcoming to all.

 

Faculty representative appointed by Faculty Association:

 

Affirmative Action Committee  (Ellyn Bartges)

The Affirmative Action Committee is charged with the responsibility to provide consultations, discussions and recommendations on issues related to the creation and support of an environment of nondiscrimination on the St. Cloud State University campus for faculty, staff and students.

 

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts:

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services:

 

Assessment Steering Committee  (Lisa Foss)

The mission of the SCSU Assessment Steering Committee is to improve student learning through facilitating, monitoring, and improving the assessment of programs across the University.

 

Herberger School of Business: Vacant

School of Education: Vacant

College of Liberal Arts: Wendy Bjorklund (CMST)

School of the Arts: Marcelyn Smale (MUSIC)

College of Science and Engineering: Sandra Johnson (MATH&STAT)

School of Computer, Engineering and the Environment: Vacant

School of Public Affairs: Vacant

School of Health and Human Services: Joyce Simones (NURS)

Special Services: Chris Inkster (LRS)

 

Atwood Center Council  (Margaret Vos)

The Atwood Center Council shall serve primarily as an advisory body to the Atwood director.  Its recommendations will be given appropriate weight in decisions affecting Atwood Center policies.  In addition to its advisory capacity, the council may initiate and examine goals, policies and guidelines for the use of Atwood Center facilities and will review and evaluate the operational budget.

 

Representative from following areas:

Faculty:

 

Bookstore Fund Committee  (Jeff Wagner)

This committee is charged with the important responsibility of establishing guidelines and making recommendations for the allocation of moneys in the University bookstore account.

 

Two Faculty Representatives

 

Communication Technologies Committee  ( Loren Boone)

The Communication Technologies Committee provides direction and makes recommendations to the university vice presidents through the Provost regarding SCSU communication technologies including but not limited to the world-wide web, social media, digital signage, portals, way-finding devices, email, telephony, closed circuit TV, personal communication devices and other mobile devices in support of the university’s mission and goals.  The committee recommends and oversees standards and policies, sets priorities for communication technologies-related projects, makes budget recommendations and ensures that accurate and timely information is presented to the campus community in an accessible and user-friendly manner.  The committee interfaces with the university’s technology and communications planning.

 

3 Faculty members appointed by the Faculty Association

 

Cultural Diversity Committee  (Ellyn Bartges)

The Cultural Diversity Committee is an advisory committee to the President that serves to assist in the achievement of cultural diversity objectives at SCSU.  Specifically, it will make recommendations in the following areas:  Minority Student Recruitment, Minority Student Retention, Minority Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Cultural Diversity courses and Programs, Campus and Community Programs to promote Cultural Diversity.

 

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts:

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services:

 

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee  (Lalita Subrahmanyan)

The committee reviews the composition and responsibilities of the committee on an annual basis.  The committee meets regularly with the director to facilitate program development; minutes are forwarded to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Faculty Association President and are also on file in the Center office.

 

All members must be Faculty Association members.

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts:

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services:

 

Faculty Athletics Advisory Committee (Bill Hudson)

The purpose of the Faculty Athletics Advisory Committee (FAAC) is to advise the Director of Athletics on matters relating to the academic success of student athletes.

 

The Committee will be chaired by the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) and shall meet four times per year (September, December, February and April).  The membership of the Committee will be one member from each college and independent school.

 

The Committee may offer advice on any matter that affects student-athlete academic success including but not limited to:  NCAA regulations and the University’s position on proposed changes to those regulations, compliance with NCAA and MnSCU regulations, class attendance policies and their enforcement, academic support services for student-athletes, and budgetary and management practices that affect the student-athlete experience.

 

The Director of Athletics will regularly inform the President that the Committee has met and consulted with the Director.

 

Chair:  Institutional Representative to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference:

Ten Faculty Representatives.  (2-yr. terms, selected from those who do not have

    coaching assignments

One from Herberger Business School: Bill Hudson

            One from School of Education: Vacant

            Two from College of Liberal Arts: David Warne

            One from School of the Arts: Vacant

            One from College of Science & Engineering: Jack McKenna

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment: Vacant

            One from School of Public Affairs: Vacant

            One from School of Health & Human Services: Vacant

            One from Special Services: Bradley Isberner

 

First-Year and Transition Advisory Board  (Miguel Martinez-Saenz)

The First-Year and Transition Advisory Board will support the work of Undergraduate Education and Student Support Services in providing incoming new entering first-year (NEF) students and new incoming transfer students a supported university experience in their first year at SCSU.    Specifically, the Advisory Board will facilitate necessary connections to key areas of campus support and academic departments relevant to the transition experience and first-year academic experiences of these students.  The Board will advise on programming related to the Common Reading Program, academic components of New Student Orientation, programming and services for provisionally admitted students, living and learning communities, and the summer bridge program, as well as other new initiatives.

 

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts: Tracy Ore; and Mark Jeade

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services: Jennifer Quinlan

 

Gender Equity Advisory Committee  (Ellyn Bartges)

The mission of the Gender Equity Advisory Committee (GEAC) is to serve as an advisory committee to the President, the Equity & Affirmative Action/Title IX Compliance Officer, and the Athletic Director on all issues relevant to Title IX concerns, practices and compliance, as well as overall gender equity in St. Cloud State University’s athletics, recreation (intramurals) and club sport programs.  The committee is charged by the Equity & Affirmative Action Office through the federally mandated Title IX compliance officer.  The committee will complete an annual review of the Gender Equity Plan to provide direction for the aforementioned programs in all areas of compliance embraced in fact and spirit by Title IX of the Education Act of 1972.  Additionally, the committee will provide oversight to issues surrounding diversity, equity, student well-being, academic integrity, non-discrimination, and assurance of integrity of the process surrounding NCAA rules compliance.

 

3 Faculty-Female:

1 Faculty-Male:

 

 

Health & Wellness Committee  (Pat Thielman)

The purpose of this committee is to promote health and well being for the SCSU community.

 

2 IFO:

Honorary Doctorate Committee  (Dan Gregory)

This committee is responsible for reviewing nominations for honorary doctorates.

 

Faculty:

    Four full professors (serve four-year staggered terms):

 

International Student Services Committee  (Julie Condon)

This committee will be an advisory committee to the Associate Vice President for International Studies, which focuses on the improvement of the learning environment for international students at St. Cloud State University.  The Committee will address concerns and issues that arise for international students on campus and recommend necessary actions and policies to the administration.

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts:

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services:

 

Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects  (Dan Gregory)

This committee is charged with reviewing all faculty/staff and some student research activities involving human subjects to ensure that the activities comply with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

 

Faculty Representative from Psychology:

Faculty Representative from Philosophy:

Faculty Representative from Sociology:

Two Faculty Representatives:

 

Neighborhood University Community Council  (NUCC) (Loren Boone)

This committee is charged with the responsibility to provide a vehicle for continuing communication of concerns among SCSU, neighborhood, and St. Cloud community; to create an environment of continuing mutual respect and support; to make communications to member groups and other organizations on issues affecting the welfare of the neighborhood, community, and university; to actively work to solve problems affecting the three groups.

 

An SCSU faculty member appointed by the Faculty Association

 

Parking Appeals Committee  (Georgian Gross)

The committee is formed to: ensure the parking program is consistently enforced; promote the orderly and safe flow of vehicles and pedestrians while on university property; provide fair and equitable review of contested parking citations and violations; assist to determine parking lot sign wording and strategic location; examine parking lot safety violations and make

recommendations for improvement; make recommendations on parking lot layouts and signs; provide information for the Parking Rules and Regulations Booklet; advise on permit fees, ticket fees and other additional costs; recommend disciplinary actions to the Student Life Judiciary Board for major infractions or habitual minor offenders; assist Parking Coordinator/Security

 

2 IFO (Faculty) representatives

 

Recreation Advisory Committee  (Ron Seibring)

This committee is charged with the important responsibility of serving in an advisory role to the Director of Sport Facilities/Campus Recreation in areas relating to sports clubs and development, budget and facility use.

 

1 Faculty Representative:

 

Safety Committee  (Mary Bongers)

This committee is charged with the important responsibility of promoting a successful safety and health program aimed at accident and illness prevention.

 

One Faculty Representative from the College of Science and Engineering which includes the School of Computing, Engineering and Environment

 

Scholarship, Research and Creative Achievement Committee  (Dan Gregory)

This committee will be charged with the following responsibilities:  foster a positive and supportive climate that allows SCSU faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity; facilitate the implementation of the Community of Scholars work plan; make funding recommendations for student research and other SCSU awards funded by OSP; foster communications and collaborations with our external partners and stakeholders; make recommendations relating to research, scholarship, and creative activity procedures  and policy (policy issues will subsequently be reviewed through the appropriate governance channels); periodically review and update the Community of Scholars work plan.

 

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts:

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services:

 

Strategic Planning Committee  (Lisa Foss)

The committee will work to maintain a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students; establish enrollment goals which match capacity and resources; establish practices that support internal and external community building; provide state-of-the-art, discipline specific technologies that improve teaching, learning, service and access and create an environment that welcomes and empowers people and builds organizational strength through domestic and global diversity.

 

FA President:

FA Past-President:

Faculty Representatives:

  College of Liberal Arts:

  School of the Arts:

  School of Education:

  Herberger Business School:

  School of Public Affairs:

  College of Science and Engineering:

  School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

  School of Health and Human Services:

  Special Services:

 

Student Success Steering Committee  (Miguel Martinez-Saenz)

The Steering Committee on Student Success (SCSS) will be charged with developing a comprehensive approach to student recruitment, retention and success. The SCSS will make recommendations regarding policies and procedures, and on the integration and assessment of student recruitment, retention and success initiatives across the university. The Steering Committee on Student Success will be advisory to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 

Co-Chair:  Faculty member elected from the Steering Committee membership

Ten Faculty Representatives.

One from Herberger Business School:

            One from School of Education:

            Two from College of Liberal Arts:

            One from School of the Arts:

            One from College of Science & Engineering:

            One from School of Computing, Engineering and Environment:

            One from School of Public Affairs:

            One from School of Health & Human Services:

            One from Special Services:

 

Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable (TLTR)     (Suspend for one year)

This committee is charged with supporting SCSU’s strategic goal to achieve leadership in communications and information technology in instruction and administration.  The committee makes recommendations regarding planning and policy issues related to all aspects of computer and communications technology usage on campus.  All members of the campus community are invited to attend any and all meetings including students, faculty, staff and administrators.  Members of the external community are also welcome.

 

Convener :

Faculty Association Representatives:

 

University Archives Committee  (Keith Ewing)

This committee maintains the corporate memory of St. Cloud State University by preserving and making available for use the University records and publications of continuing value.  Materials in the Archives document the University’s development and serve as a convenient source of reliable information about University programs, people, policies, and property.  The University Archives also houses and manages records from organizations connected to St. Cloud State, as well as special collections.

 

University Archivist (as convener)

2 faculty representatives (appointed by the Faculty Association; preferably one from the History department and one from the library)