Committee on Faculty Economic Welfare (CoFEW)
The Committee on Faculty Economic Welfare makes recommendations to the Academic Senate concerning the economic welfare of faculty members (Faculty Handbook, June 2006, I.A.4.a).
 
The expiration dates of elected senators' terms are shown in parentheses. The term ends in August, unless otherwise noted.
  • Dr. Janice Agazio, Ordinary Professor, Conway School of Nursing, Chair (2022)
  • Sister Nancy Bauer, Assistant Professor, School of Canon Law (2022)
  • Dr. Jean De Groot, Ordinary Professor, School of Philosophy (2020)
  • Dr. Melissa Grady, Associate Professor, National Catholic School of Social Work (2022)
  • Dr. Eleanor Holdridge, Associate Professor, Rome School of Music Drama and Art (2022)
  • Dr. Leon Hutton, Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (2020)
  • Prof. David Lipton, Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law (2020)
  • Prof. Julius Levine, Ordinary Professor, School of Architecture and Planning (2020)
  • Dr. Kurt Martens, Ordinary Professor, School of Canon Law, Chair (December, 2019) 
  • Dr. Chad Pecknold, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies (2020)
  • Dr. Reza Saidi, Associate Professor, Busch School of Business (2022)
  • Dr. Caroline Sherman, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Sciences (2022)
  • Dr. Zhaoyang Wang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering (2021)
 
Committee on Honorary Degrees
The Committee on Honorary Degrees recommends nominees for honorary degrees for consideration by the Academic Senate (Faculty Handbook, June 2006, I.A.4.a).
 
The expiration dates of elected senators' terms are shown in parentheses. The term ends in August, unless otherwise noted.
  • Dr. John Grabowski, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies, Chair (2016)
  • Dr. Thomas Donahue, Ordinary Professor, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art (2016)
  • Prof. Clifford S. Fishman, Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law (2016)
  • Dr. Patricia McMullen, Dean, Ordinary Professor, Conway School of Nursing (2016)
  • Dr. Marie Raber, Interim Dean, Associate Professor, National Catholic School of Social Service (2016)
 
Committee on Academic Services
The Committee on Academic Services is responsible for overseeing and reporting to the Senate on the various activities in the University that directly serve and support the academic program. Among the most important of these are the University library resources, enrollment management, and computer and technology support. Distance learning initiatives will also be within the jurisdiction of this committee (approved by the Academic Senate 4/15/10).
 
The expiration dates of elected senators' terms are shown in parentheses. The term ends in August, unless otherwise noted.
  • Dr. Janet Selway, Associate Professor, Conway School of Nursing, Chair (2019)
  • Dr. Thomas Cohen, Associate Professor, History, School of Arts and Sciences (2019)
  • Mr. Stephan Connaghan, Director, University Libraries (2020)
  • Dr. William Daniel, Assistant Professor, School of Canon Law (2021)
  • Dr. James Hampton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Music, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art (2020)
  • Prof. A.G. Harmon, Clinical Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law (2019)
  • Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Sciences (2019)
  • Mr. Matthew McNally, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Technology Services (2019)
  • Dr. Brendan Rich, Associate Professor, Psychology, Arts and Sciences (2019)
 
Committee on Budget and Planning
The Committee on Budget and Planning participates in an advisory capacity to the preparation of the University's annual operating budget and in the formulation and interpretation of the administration's budgetary policies (Faculty Handbook, Jun 2006, I.A.4a).
 
The expiration dates of elected senators' terms are shown in parentheses. The term ends in the Fall, unless otherwise noted.
  • Dr. William Loewe, Ordinary Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies, Chair (2021)
  • Prof. Daniel Attridge, Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law (2021)
  • Dr. Sharyn Battersby, Associate Professor, Music, School of Music, Drama, and Art (2018)
  • Prof. Beth Edinger, Associate Professor, Columbus School of Law (2019)
  • Dr. Joyce Johnson, Associate Professor, Conway School of Nursing (2019)
  • Dr. Michael Mack, Associate Professor, English, School of Arts and Sciences (2022)
  • Dr. Alex Russo, Associate Professor, Media Studie, School of Arts and Sciences (Spring 2021)
  • Andrew Simpson, Ordinary Professor, Music, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art (2022)
  • Dr. Binh Tran, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering (Spring 2021)
 
Committee on Academic Policy
The Committee on Academic Policy examines a variety of issues pertaining to the policies governing the academic program of the University, and its work encompasses such topics as academic freedom, student dishonesty, failing grades, guest speakers, definition of good academic standing, and transfer of credits.
 
The expiration dates of elected senators' terms are shown in parentheses. The term ends in August, unless otherwise noted.
  • Prof. Julio Bermudez, Ordinary Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, Chair (2019) 
  • Dr. David Bosworth, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies (2018)
  • Dr. Jon Klein, Ordinary Professor, Drama, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art (2018)
  • Dr. Nader Namazi, Ordinary Professor, Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering (2019)
  • Dr. Ernest Suarez, Ordinary Professor, English, School of Arts and Sciences (2020)
  • Dr. Patty Connor Ballard, Clinical Assistant Professor, Conway School of Nursing (2019)
  • Dr. Andrew Weaver, Ordinary Professor, Music, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art (2019, sabbatical Fall 2019)
  • Dr. Kevin White, Associate Professor, School of Philosophy (2021)
  • Prof. Lucia Silecchia, Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law (2020)
 
Committee on the Faculty Handbook
The Committee on the Faculty Handbook continually evaluates the provisions of the Faculty Handbook and the manner by which these provisions are being implemented. If on the basis of this evaluation the committee determines that revisions are needed, the committee will prepare and recommend revisions of the Handbook for approval by the Senate, the president and the Board of Trustees (approved by the Academic Senate 4/15/10).
 
The expiration dates of elected senators' terms are shown in parentheses. The term ends in the Fall, unless otherwise noted.
  • Dr. Angela Knobel, Associate Professor, School of Philosophy (Spring 2019)
  • Dr. Susan Wessel, Ordinary Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies (Spring 2021)
  • Mr. Vin Lacovara, Compliance and Privacy Officer (2018)
  • Dr. Christine Sabatino, Ordinary Professor, National Catholic School of Social Service (Dec 2020)
  • Prof. Lucia Silecchia, Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law (2018)
  • Dr. Patrick Tuite, Associate Professor, Drama, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art (Spring 2018)
  • Laura Mayhall, Associate Professor, History, School of Arts and Sciences (2022)
 
Committee on Evaluation
The Committee on Evaluation develops and implements methods for continuing evaluation of the work of the Academic Senate by its members and by the University community (approved by the Academic Senate 4/15/10).
  • Dr. Chris Sabatino, Ordinary Professor, National Catholic School of Social Service (began term October 2019)
 
Unit Standards Committee
The Unit Standards Committee comprises 13 members. The members will be elected by individual schools for 3-year terms. Each of the eleven schools with full-time faculty will have one representative on the Unit Standards Committee except for the School of Arts and Sciences, which shall have three members. The members from Arts and Sciences will be selected as follows: one each from humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The committee will elect a Chair from among its members.
 
The committee initially is tasked with investigating the various policies, practices, and common understandings pertaining to faculty workload among the schools and disciplines. Further, the committee will seek to determine teaching equivalencies for other work outside the classroom relevant to particular disciplines, such as strong research contributions including but not limited to undergraduate research supervision, thesis/dissertation guidance, certain service contributions, and administrative responsibilities. Recommendations should be provided to the provost and the deans by the end of each fall semester by means of an annual report to the Academic Senate.
 
The current members were all elected in January 2019, and will serve through the end of 2021.
  • Dr. Laura Mayhall, Ordinary Professor, History, School of Arts and Sciences, Chair
  • Prof. Carlos Reimers, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning
  • Dr. Kiran Bhutani, Ordinary Professor, Math, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Gianfranco Piras, Associate Professor, Economics, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. John Arege, Finance, Busch School of Business
  • Dr. John Beal, Ordinary Professor, School of Canon Law
  • Dr. Sang Wook Lee, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Prof. Marin Scordato, Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law
  • Dr. Andrew Weaver, Ordinary Professor, Music, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Dr. Melissa Grady, Associate Professor, National Catholic School of Social Service
  • Dr. Nalini Jairath, Associate Professor, Conway School of Nursing
  • Dr. Michael Gorman, Ordinary Professor, School of Philosophy
  • Dr. Robin Darling Young, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies