FS100218 2.aApproved by FS 10/2/18


September 18, 2018, 3:30 pm Cascade Room


OFFICERS: Tom Hergert, Mark Jaede, Jamie Heiman, Tina Sacin

IFO BOARD: Debra Leigh, Shawn Schooley


MAJOR COLLEGE/UNIT REPRESENTATIVES: (CLA) VACANT, Debra Japp; (COSE) Matt Julius; (HBS) Bill Hudson; (SCEE) Tony Hansen; (SHHS) Laura Finch; (SOTA) Matt Ferrell; (SOE) Steven McCullar; (SOPA) Dick Andzenge; (SS) Cindy Gruwell

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (CLA): (ANTH) Mark Muniz; (CMST) Jen Tuder, David Warne, VACANT; (ENGL) John Madden, VACANT, VACANT; (GENDER & WS) Mumbi Mwangi; (FORL) Masha Mikolchak; (HIST) VACANT; (COMM) VACANT; (PHIL) VACANT; (PSYC) Jody Illies, Leslie Valdes; (SOC) Ann Finan

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (COSE): (BIOL) VACANT, Ryan Fink; (CHEM) Christina Cama, Nate Bruender; (MATH & STAT) Ravi Kalia, Bill Branson, Michael Ernst; (PHYS) Chris Nelson


SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENT(SCEE): (AHS) Alan Srock; (CSIT) Amos Olagunju, Andy Anda; (ECE) Timothy Vogt; (ETS) Tony Akubue; (MME) Julianna Zhao

SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (SHHS): (CSD) Teri Estrem; (COUN & PSYC) Martin Guo, Trae Downing; (GERO) Rona Karasik; (Kinesiology) Giovanni Antunez; (NURS) Victoria Hammer, Roxanne Wilson; (SW) Patience Togo Malm

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (SOA): (ART) Julie Baugnet; (MUS) Kristian Twombly, VACANT; (TH & FS) Jeffrey Bleam

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE): (CFS) Fati Zarghami; (ELHE) Rachel Friedensen; (HURL) Semya Hakim; (SPED) Jennifer Christensen; (TDEV) Jennifer Jay, VACANT

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (SOPA): (CJ) VACANT; (ECON) Eungmin Kang; (GEOG & PLAN) Aspa Rigopoulou-Melcher, VACANT; (POL) Shoua Yang, Linda Butenhoff

SPECIAL SERVICES (SS): (AS) Geoffrey Tabakin, Steven Anderson; (ATHL) Gretta Arvessen, VACANT; (CONT STUDIES) VACANT; (COUNS) Steve Jenkins;(UL) Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders


1.) Call to order at 3:35 pm/Welcome New Faculty Senators/Introductions


2.) Act on Minutes

a.) Faculty Senate minutes of August 28, 2018 (FS091818 2.a)

Motion to approve Faculty Senate minutes of August 28, 2018, and all actions included—(Fink/Jaede). Passed


b.) Executive Committee minutes of May 3 and August 13, 2018 (FS091818 2.b.1-2.b.2)—filed.

c.)  Safety Committee minutes of May 30, July 25, and August 29, 2018 (FS091818 2.c.1-2.c.3)—filed.

d.) Academic Affairs Committee report for 2017-2018 (FS091818 2.d)—filed.

e.) UCC minutes from September 13, 2018 (FS091818 2.e)—filed.


3.) Treasurer’s Report—Hergert gave a brief report. There will be a report at the next meeting.


4.) Consent Agenda

a.) Contingent Appointments Committee/IFO/2019/Fixed-term: Alex Polacco (MGMT/HBS)

b.) FA Government Relations Committee Special Appointment: Dick Andzenge (CJ/SOPA) to serve locally and at the IFO until 2019 as the Republican Co-chair

c.)  Academic Policy Working Group (appointed by Academic Affairs Committee): Jo Flanders (UL/SS/2020)

d.) CETL Advisory Committee: CLA Rep/2019: Ed Sadrai (ENGL); SCEE Rep/2021: Mark Petzold/ECE

e.) Assessment Steering Committee: SOE Rep/2020: JM Pickle (SPED)

f.)   Service-Learning Advisory Committee: HBS Rep/2021: Emil Towner (MKTG & Business Law)

g.) Concurrent Enrollment Community Advisory Board: at-large/2021: Eric Fuller (SOPA/GEOG&PLAN)

h.) Scholarship, Research & Creative Achievement Committee: SOE Rep/2021: Frances Kayona (ELHE)

i.)   Alnwick Program Committee: (one member from International Studies Committee): Julie Baugnet (ART/CLA/2021)

Motion to approve Consent Agenda—(Jaede/Fink). Passed


5.) Special Elections

a.) Health and Wellness Committee (at-large/2021/one rep) (FS091818 5.a)

·         Chris Jordan (TH&FS/SOTA) 4 votes

·         Tracy Ore (SOC/CLA) 12 votes

·         Rangamani G.N. (CSD/SHHS) 8 votes

·         Kim Scott (NURS/SHHS) 17 votes

b.) Search Committee for the Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management (one faculty rep) (FS091818 5.b)

·         Tony Akubue (ETS/SCEE) 4 votes

·         Stacy Martig (MATH SKILLS CENTER/SS) 6 votes

·         Tracy Ore (SOC/CLA) 16 votes

·         Kristian Twombly (MUSIC/SOTA) 22 votes

c.)  Affirmative Action Compliance Advisory Committee (two at-large spots/terms 2019 & 2021) (FS091818 5.c)

·         Timothy Baker (CPCF/SHHS) 11 votes

·         Miguel Bustamante (IS/HBS) 8 votes

·         Sharon L. Bohjanen (CFS/SOE)14 votes

·         Rebecca Crowell (CSD/SHHS) 18 votes

·         Ajay Panicker (SOC/CLA)11 votes

·         Yun Claire Park (TDEV&IM/SOE) 8 votes

d.) Gender Equity Advisory Committee: (3 at-large reps/2021) (FS091818 5.d)

·         Tony Akubue (ETS/SCEE) 10 votes

·         Miguel Bustamante (IS/HBS) 10 votes

·         Debra Japp (CMST/CLA) 29 votes

·         Matt Julius (BIOL/COSE) 21 votes

·         Kristin Kling (PSYC/CLA) 23 votes


6.) Call for Additional Agenda Items—Student Complaint Policy (Kalia); Steering Committee for Strategic Enrollment Management (Kalia)


7.) Announcements

a.) Grievance Update—Hakim gave an update, and she passed out a list of grievance officers and priority areas. There was discussion.

b.) Provost and President Meeting Updates—Jaede and Hergert had their first official meeting with President Wacker on Friday. They talked about elements of the contract, and it was a good enlightening conversation. The President was attentive. They also met with La Vonne Cornell Swanson and discussed a few items including faculty appointments to committees. This was also discussed at Meet and Confer. There was discussion.

c.)  Special Fall Elections for FA Standing Committees, CLA Major Unit Rep, and Strategic Planning Committee spots starting in fall 2019—ballots will be emailed Friday, 9/21/18 from a new vendor. Please vote!

d.) President Wacker will be at Faculty Senate October 2, 2018 to address faculty.


8.) Unfinished Business—none.


9.) New Business

a.) Proactive Conversations Pertaining to University Issues (standing EC item)—no guests this week.

b.) Student Complaint Policy (Kalia)—there was discussion; the policy was discussed at Faculty Senate and Meet and Confer last year.

c.)  Steering Committee for Strategic Enrollment Management (Kalia)

Motion to have Tom Hergert and Kristian Twombly serve temporarily on the Steering Committee for Strategic Enrollment Management until Faculty Senate appoints representatives—(Akubue/Jaede). Passed

10.)Adjournment at 4:26 pm

Submitted by Polly Chappell,
FA/IFO Union Office Operations Coordinator