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University Committees

Function: Reviews any appeals to a student's academic standing as it relates to academic suspension and dismissal. Students provide their appeals in writing with supporting documentation. The committee has an opportunity to review those appeals prior to meeting for discussion.

Membership: Faculty and staff appointed by the vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the provost.

Chair: Julie Mosley, director of R.O.A.R. First-Year Academic Advising Center

Members:

Danielle Jolie            Sherry Burnett
Tina Root    

Function: Strives to engage alumni and strengthen participation for the roughly 45,000 living UAFS, Westark, and Fort Smith Junior College alumni.

Membership: Alumni selected by a nominating committee

Chair: Christopher Cluck '05
Chair Elect: Stephanie London '06

Members:

Rham Cunningham '01            Mike Daniels '77
Sharon Daniels '78            Sandy Dixon '85
Brenda Frederiksen '84            Jerry Frederiksen '84
Jerry Glidewell '91            Taylor Goodson '15
Stacey Jones '71            Tony Jones '16
Sarah May '17            Hannah Osborne '08
Warren Raper '81            Brock Schulte '08

Function: A faculty-led, student-learning committee. Coordinates assessment activities for the entire campus for the purpose of continuous improvement in learning. Quality of learning at UAFS is assessed through two primary sets of learning outcomes: one specific to each academic program and one  that targets general education competencies . Measures include such approaches as portfolios, practical demonstrations, projects, presentations, comprehensive examinations, embedded exam items, class assignments, labs, and case studies.

Membership: Faculty liaisons from each college.

Co-Chair: Lisa-Marie Norris, director of Outcomes Assessment
Co-Chair: Shelli Henehan, associate professor / coordinator of assessment

Members:

Derek Goodson            Ahmad Rahal
Eric Baker            Daniel Maher
Chris Knugley            Brandy Weidman
Lisa Bailey            Lisa Manriquez
Faculty Senate Representative (TBD)            Curriculum Committee Representative (TBD)

Function: Evaluates, reviews, and updates each other on the eligibility rules and regulations of the NCAA DII bylaws to insure every student-athlete is recognized by the institution's system as an athlete for monitoring and certification procedures.

Membership

Chair: Tommye Robinson, assistant athletic director for compliance / senior women's adminstrator

Members:

Becky Mroczek            Julie Mosley
Jenny Jones            Wayne Womack
Karen Jeffers            Tammy Conrow
Danielle Jolie            Shanna Turney
Andy Johnson    

Function: Advises, educates, and advocates for an inclusive athletic community that values other cultures, feelings, and history in a non-assimilating way that builds community through common goals.

Membership: Volunteers from the UAFS Athletic Department, faculty, staff, student-athletes, and community leaders.

Chair: Wesley Hooks, technical coordinator
Co-Chair: Tommye Robinson, assistant athletic director for compliance / senior women's adminstrator

Members:

Robert McAfee            Jason Phillips
Rachel Williams            Nicki Stancil
Katie Beineke            Chris Kelly
Mary Ruth            Nicolas Pattillo
Crystal Lougin            Alexsis Brown
Curtis Janz            Natasha Higgins
Wing Chow            Becky Mroczek

 

Function: Reviews university revenues and brings a recommended and balanced budget for consideration and approval by the university chancellor. Subcommittees recommend ways to increase revenues, decrease expenses, increase efficiencies, and/or improve communication. Subcommittees have been formed using input received from faculty, staff, and students through an anonymous survey instrument sent to all employees and students.

Membership: Senior Staff, budget director, Deans Council, one representative of Student Government Association, one representative of Faculty Senate, and one representative of University Staff Council

Chair: Carey Tucker, vice chancellor for finance and administration

Members:

Terisa Riley            Jennifer Belt
Helen Seibold           

Shirley Carter

Holiday Hull          

Susan Simkowski

Erik Carlson  

 

 

Revenue Generation Subcommittee

Blake Rickman (co-chair)           Larry Faulk (co-chair)
Meagan Bowling-Fudge           Andrew Mackey
Jason Phillips           Stephen Husarik
Christy Williams           Kristin Tardif
Kendall Ross           Katie Beineke
Duane Jenkins    

 

Facilities Subcommittee

Stacey Jones (co-chair)           Rita Barrett (co-chair)
Alvin Campbell           Chris Flippo
Jeff Shaver           Carolyn Filippelli
Kari Carbajal           Cheryl Davis
Latisha Settlage           Dave Stevens
Margaret Tanner           Meighan Pendergrass
Ashley Goodson    

 

University Organization Structure Subcommittee

Georgia Hale (co-chair)           Dave Stevens (co-chair)
Paul Hankins           Anne Thomas
Maurice Testa           Amanda Seidenzahl
Ken Warden           Rita Barrett
Tina Root           Nicolas Pattillo
Lynn Korvick           Loni Elliott
Laura Witherington           Julie Wright
Monica Riley           Virginia Hardgraves

 

Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee

Bev McClendon (co-chair)           Joe Hardin (co-chair)
Brittany Slamons           Wayne Womack
Svetla Dimitrova           Monique Bracken
Susan Krafft           Justina Buck
Shelley Blanton           Ben Anderson
Shelli Henehan    

 

Student Engagement and Success Subcommittee

Lee Krehbiel (co-chair)           Chris Kelly (co-chair)
Alora Bauer           Joshua Burns
Derek Goodson           Jennifer Holland
Matt Hutchins            Curtis Janz
Stephanie London           Becky Mroczek
Amanda Seidenzahl           Micki Voelkel

Function: Reviews and discusses the behavior of students who may be a threat to themselves or the campus community. Seeks to have positive interventions and interactions with these students and manage any situations that may pose a threat to the individual or the campus community.

Membership: Faculty and staff from different service areas across campus.

Chair: Dave Stevens, dean of students

Members:

Beth Eppinger            Curtis Janz
Nicolas Pattillo            Karen Martindale-Orite
Amy Keener            Peyton Lazzo
Ray Ottman            Dana Andreassen
Lynette Thrower    

Function: Plans, reviews, revises, and executesthe university's commencement ceremonies for both fall and spring semesters.

Membership: Staff members directly involved in the planning of commencement ceremonies

Chair: Wayne Womack, registrar

Members:

Georgia Hale

          

Lee Krehbiel
Sherry Burnett            Ashley Goodson
Jordanna Shotzman            Wesley Hooks
Stacey Jones            Ray Ottman
Beth Hice    

 

Function: Advances the educational mission of the university and addresses issues of concern related to academic programs, including adding and sunsetting programs, program delivery, Program review, quality of programs, and advising. Also provides a conduit for discussion of issues within the colleges to ensure uniformity in implementing university policies and procedures.

Membership: Associate provost and academic deans

Chair: Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Members:

Latisha Settlage            Paul Hankins
Lynn Korvick            Margaret Tanner

 

Function: Reviews, unifies, and strengthens UAFS's diversity and inclusion efforts. Members have opportunities to plan and implement cultural sensitivity and heritage programs, review campus policies and practices to ensure that they are inclusive for all UAFS students, faculty, and staff, and serve as resources and advocates for the university's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Membership: Volunteers from the faculty, staff, student body, and Fort Smith community.

Chair: John Blue, executive director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Members:

Assessment Subcommittee

Rachel Putman (chair)            Williams Yamkam
Bun Song Lee            Megan Smith
Shelli Henehan    

 

Athletic Subcommittee

Wesley Hooks (co-chair)            Tommye Robinson (co-chair)
Curtis Janz            Crystal Lougin
Kenneth Spears            Mason Rhodes
Samantha Contreras            Chris Chaney
Lexie Lewis            Becky Mroczek

 

Facilities Subcommittee

Lynette Thrower (chair)            James Benjamin
Jeanetta Henry            Sherri Bennett
Dana Andreassen    

 

Hiring Subcommittee

Mandy Keyes (chair)            Dave Stevens
Raneisha Lewis            Kim Gordon
Monique Bracken            Gwen Kelly
Bun Song Lee            Aviance Taylor

 

Men of Excellence Subcommittee

John Blue (chair)            Kevvin Brown
Nigel Otero            Olan James
Wesley Hooks            Luis Negrete
Dejon Jordan            Sayo Fakayode

 

Policies and Procedures Subcommittee

Jason Phillips (chair)            Lindsy Lawrence
Melissa Freiley            Nicki Stancil
Shanna Turney            Nicha Otero
Katie Waugh            Jordan Ruud
Daniel Maher            John Bennett

 

Programming Subcommittee

Lindsy Lawrence (chair)            Nicha Otero
Nicolas Pattillo            Samantha Contreras
Mary Lutze            John Blue

 

Steering Subcommittee

John Blue (chair)            Kristen Bensinger
Rhonda Gray            Paulette Miekle
Wesley Hooks            Tiffany Johnson

 

Training Subcommittee

Kerrie Taber (chair)            Cristina Castorena
Paula Julian            Tina Root
Nicki Stancil    

Faculty Council: Voting members of the Faculty Council are those full-time employees of the university with teaching included as 50 percent or more of their appointment and professional librarians.

Faculty Senate: The Faculty Senate and its constituent committees serve as the faculty voice of the university. The Faculty Senate is elected by and from voting members of the Faculty Council. A faculty member becomes eligible to serve on the Senate after being a voting member of the Faculty Council for two years.

Chair: Erik Carlson, associate professor of English, rhetoric, and writing

Members:

Janet Renwick (chair elect)            Jason Phillips (secretary)
Mitzi Jones (parliamentarian)           

Nicki Stancil

Cheryl Holden           

Silvia Imanda

Shawn Theobald           

Larry Faulk

Heath Cady           

Jason Merritt

Jim Belcher           

Joshua Burns

Maurice Testa           

Jeff Shaver

Kayla Murray           

Bret Strauch

Nicha Otero             

 

Function: Insures the development of basic policies for graduate education at UAFS and the facilitation, improvement, and evaluation of graduate programs throughout the university.

Membership: Composed with the director of Graduate Studies as chair. Voting faculty members shall be appointed by the UAFS provost, in consultation with the deans, for a term of two years with one-half of the council changing each year.

Chair: Margaret Tanner, director of Graduate Studies

Members:

Micki Voelkel            Debbie Koch
Laura Witherington            James Benjamin
Ahmad Rahal            Jim Wollscheid
Monica Riley           

Sayo Fakayode

Function: Reviews the grant writing process to ensure that faculty and staff who wish to apply for a grant has an easy-to-understand process that guides them from researching the grant to submitting it.

Membership: Faculty, staff, vice chancellors, and other senior leaders.

Chair: Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Members:

Katrina Brandli            Paul Hankins
Paulette Meikle            Blake Rickman
Monica Riley            Cammie Sublette
Christy Williams            Linda Word

Function: Devises policies, provides guidance, assesses the security of network infrastructure, and reviews pertinent operating procedures and response plans; develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive information security program that includes a risk-based framework for identifying and managing threats, establishing security standards, responding to incidents, restoring impaired services, and assessing progress towards program goals.

Membership: Director of Information Technology Services; manager of ITS infrastructure; manager of ITS customer support; ITS security analyst; registrar; chief of police; human resource representative; faculty representative.

Chair: Terry Meadows, director of Information Technology Services

Members:

Cheryl Davis            Mike Ming
Michael Madzar            Wayne Womack
John Hightower            Ray Ottman
Mandy Keyes    

Function: Advances the educational mission of the university and addresses issues of concern related to academic programs including adding and sunsetting programs, program delivery, program review, quality of programs, and advising. Also provides a conduit for discussion of issues within the colleges to ensure uniformity in implementing university policies and procedures.

Membership: Vice chancellors and other direct reports of the chancellor

Chair: Terisa Riley, chancellor

Members:

Georgia Hale            Lee Krehbiel
Blake Rickman           

Jennifer Belt

Carey Tucker           

Ken Warden

John Blue           

Chris Kelly, ex officio

 

Function: USC facilitates participation in university governance, thus fostering staff development and commitment to university goals, and operates in an official capacity with authority delegated by the chancellor. 

Chair: Jasmine Smith, director of alumni engagement and annual giving

Members:

Jennifer Holland, chair elect            Meagan Bowling-Fudge, past chair
Amber Gutierrez, secretary                     

Amber Holmes

Kristen Merritt                     

Kendall Ross

Meighan Pendergrass                     

Josh Simonds

Stephany Dobbins           

Lavelle Sturgis

Brent Tedford           

Melissa White

Chelsea Williams           

Ashley Goodson

 

Function: Oversees implementation of the Strategic Enrollment Plan and periodic re-formulation.

Membership: UAFS faculty and staff 

Chair: Lee Krehbiel, vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Members:

Chris Kelly            Curtis Janz
Wayne Womack            Ken Warden
Dave Stevens            Monica Riley
Jennifer Holland            Karen Jeffers
Margaret Tanner            Andrea McCaleb
Meagan Bowling-Fudge            Nicolas Pattillo
Dennis Siler            Beth Eppinger
Tina Root            Terry Meadows
Brittany Slamons             

Function: Plans, implements, and oversees all activities related to technology in the support of effective student learning and teaching. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating, refining and implementing the Blackboard Learning System (BLS) training and certification of faculty.
  • Aiding in the transition to and implementation of new and improved technology products on our campus and serve as champions and/or models for how the new products can best be used.
  • Adopting a set of best practices for all UAFS BLS courses to ensure established quality practices for online and distance learning are shared and used in development of courses.
  • Providing and maintaining a rubric based on the aforementioned best practices for evaluation of the quality of courses to be used within each college to assure ongoing success of existing and new courses.
  • Evaluating new technologies that enhance student learning and effective instruction and providing recommendations to appropriate faculty, deans, and/or support personnel.
  • Exploring strategies related to technology requested by faculty that support teaching and learning.
  • Providing or assisting in the planning for specialized workshops to showcase technology tools to be used in the classroom.
  • Preparing an annual report of activities of the TSI committee for the provost/senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and/or the associate provost.

Membership: Two members from each college to serve three-year terms with one-third of the members being selected each year. (Initial terms will range from one to three years and will be determined by the Office of the Provost). Terms will end in the spring semester. Key staff members in information systems and information technology are also included.

Chair: Tara Mishra, director of Instructional Support

Members:

Justina Buck            Matt McCoy
Virginia Hardgraves            Chizuko Iwaki
Clint Brooks            Sky Zhang
Michael Ming            Pam Fout
Margaret Tanner            Larry Faulk
Becky Mroczek    

 

Function: Reviews each faculty promotion portfolio to determine whether the process for attaining a promotion to senior instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor has been followed. If there is not unanimous agreement on the promotion from the college, members will review the portfolio to ascertain whether the faculty member meets promotion guidelines.

Membership: Representatives from each college.

Chair: Janet Renwick, professor

Members:

Debbie Koch            Argie Nichols
Ahmad Rahal            Kimberly Robinson

 

 

For updates or additions, please contact the Office of the Chancellor at 479-788-7007 or email Jennifer.Belt@uafs.edu