Senate Committees 2019-2020

From the bylaws:

Membership Size: All Senate committees, including the Auditing and Elections, Bylaws, Policy and Procedure, Academic Affairs, and Facilities Committees, will have at least three representatives. The Nominating Committee and Salary and Benefits Committees would have the added stipulation that each would have representation from at least three different campuses.

Committee membership for the next academic year shall be solicited in the spring. A list of committee membership shall be presented at the first Senate meeting in the fall semester. Vacancies shall be filled by officers of the Senate. The Committee chairperson shall be appointed by the Senate officers.

Notes: Committees that require information about campuses have that included below. The others do not. The membership appointments below were approved at the Full-Time Faculty Senate Retreat on 8/20/19.

Academic Affairs Committee – Considers curriculum and instructional matters and brings recommendations to the Senate about such matters, and (if so directed by the Senate) communicates with appropriate administrators.

  1. Marilyn Yale – Chairperson
  2. Linda Clement (Library)
  3. Samantha Croft (Biology)
  4. Dan Dydek (Psychology)
  5. Sharon Goh (Counseling)
  6. Leila Liberman (Dental Hygiene)

Auditing and Elections Committee – Audits all Senate documents and financial records before October 15 and at least one additional time to be determined by the Committee each year. Additional special audits may be conducted at any time that a majority of the Auditing and Elections Committee members deem necessary. Conducts all regular, special, and recall elections. Conducts any referenda and elections concerning amendments to bylaws called for by the Senate. Assures that all faculty members get ballots seventy-two hours prior to election deadline.

  1. David Haney – Chairperson
  2. Renee Kuhles (Library)
  3. Emily Olson (Counseling)
  4. Barbara Powell (Surgical Technology)

Bylaws Committee – Considers Bylaws revisions as needed or requested and bring recommendations to the Senate about the same.

  1. Jon Luckstead – Chairperson
  2. Don Becker (Philosophy, Religion and Humanities)
  3. Mary Corredor (ESOL)
  4. Gabrielle Davis (Vocational Nursing)
  5. Jon Luckstead (Library)

Facilities Committee – Considers matters relating to faculty concerns about the condition of the physical facilities of the College and also the long-range planning for future facilities.

  1. Jesse Saunders – Chairperson
  2. Erlene Clark (Architectural & Engineering Computer-Aided Design)
  3. Frederic Kumi (Computer Science/Information Technology)
  4. Jesse Saunders (Library)
  5. Larry Stephens (Accounting)

Nominating Committee– Presents a ballot for the regular election and any special elections, within the timelines stated under the article on elections.

  1. Marlene Meador – Chairperson
  2. Kelli Blount (Accounting) – NRG
  3. Jennifer Brimberry (Vocational Nursing) – EVC
  4. Julz Decker (Government) – RVS
  5. Irena Klaic (Library) – RVS

This committee elected in 2019 to have a succession plan for their chair, such that they have a past chair, current chair, and incoming chair. This will ensure that there is always someone leading the committee who has the experience needed to organize the nomination process. The Full-Time Faculty Senate voted on 10/11/19 to support this change.

Policy and Procedure Committee – Considers policy and procedures affecting full-time faculty and bring recommendations to the Senate about such matters, and (if so directed by the Senate) communicates with appropriate administrators about the same.

  1. Joansandy Wong – Chairperson
  2. Pamela Askew (General Studies and Student Development)
  3. Chris D’Urso (Government)
  4. Jordan Hagan (Library)
  5. Juan Molina (Math)
  6. Sarah Stayton (English)

Salary and Benefits Committee – Studies matters relating to faculty salaries and non-salary employee benefits, brings recommendations to the February Senate meeting about such matters, and (if so directed by the Senate) communicates with appropriate administrators about the same.

  1. David Lydic – Chairperson
  2. Alessandra Di Lorenzo (Biology) – EGN
  3. Patty Hatcher (Humanities) – HLC
  4. Jessica Hejny (Sonography) – RRC
  5. Nabeel Khan (Computer Information Systems) – HLC
  6. Karina Parlato (Accounting) – SGC
  7. Sarah Porter (Counseling) – HLC (on sabbatical until spring 2020)

Note – 11/19/19 – This committee should expect to meet with the EVP of Finance each year during February and March to develop recommendations for faculty salaries. The budget process starts as early as April, and if we want our suggestions to be considered, they need to be discussed well in advance of this date.

AD-HOC Counselors and Librarian Committee – Addresses the unique concerns of Faculty Counselors and Faculty Librarians. Communicates ideas, issues, and recommendations to Faculty Senate and Administration as needed.

  1. Toyya Cisneros (Library)
  2. Linda Clement (Library)
  3. Sharon Goh (Counseling)
  4. Jordan Hagan (Library)
  5. Courtney Mlinar (Library)
  6. Kisha Moragne (Counseling)
  7. Emily Olson (Counseling)
  8. Lucia Ponce (Counseling)
  9. Howard Sharp (Counseling)
  10. Patti Singleton (Counseling)
  11. Alexander Speetzen (Library)
  12. Gloria Sutton (Counseling)
  13. Henry Tsai (Counseling)
  14. Jennifer Weber (Library)

AD-HOC Faculty Emergency Fund Review Committee – The Full-Time Faculty Senate and the Adjunct Faculty Association have established the Faculty Emergency Fund to provide financial support for ACC faculty members who face catastrophic situations that affect their ability to perform their jobs or prevent them from fulfilling their teaching and administrative duties.

  1. Sukisha Moragne (Chairperson)
  2. Julz Decker
  3. Juan Molina
  4. Amber Luttig-Buonodono (Adjunct Faculty Association)