Juneteenth Day Observance

Senate Standing Committees

Charge & Membership

Charge 
This committee shall make recommendations regarding University resources and policies that pertain to instructional and research technology, including computing and instructional media development and services. There shall be consultation and liaison with other appropriate Standing Committees.

Current Members

Jenn Wolfe (Chair); Sepideh Abolghasem, Jorge Balbas, Cecile Bendavid, Dongling Huang, Joel Krantz, Steve Kutay, Moira Saltzman, Wayne Smith, Adhikari Sanchayeeta, Myra Stewart, Melissa Weininger, TBD (Associated Students Representative), TBD (Associated Students Representative), Ranjit Philip (Executive Secretary; non-voting), Helen Heinrich (Permanent Guest), Celene Valenzuela (Recording Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership

This committee shall consist of thirteen members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; two members elected by the Senate; and two student members appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time

This Committee typically meets on 1st Fridays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

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Charge:

This committee shall study educational equity policy and make recommendations affecting educational equity; review all existing University, College, and departmental educational equity efforts; review all educational equity expenditures and allocations as necessary; and review proposals for new educational equity programs. The Director of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) shall serve as the executive secretary of the committee.

Current Members:

Nayan Ramirez (Chair); William Garrow, Xunfei Jiang, Jinah Kim, Suzanne Spear, Colleen Tripp, John Valdovinos, Del Williams, TBD (Associated Students Representative), TBD (Associated Students Representative), Oren Jeffries (Recording Secretary; non-voting); Shiva Parsa (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of twelve members: eight members elected by the Senate; two members appointed by the President of the University; and two student members, one graduate and one undergraduate, appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Mondays from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Charge:

This committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting undergraduate curriculum, general education, and undergraduate academic standards.

Current Members:

Dan Weingarten (Chair); Vartenie Aramali, Lawrence Becker, Aimee Glocke, Kandice Grote, Yoko Mimura, Theresa Montano, Laura Ruth-Hirrel, TBD (Associated Students Representative), Julie Hunter (Recording Secretary; non-voting); Paul Lazarony (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of eleven members: eight members elected by the Senate, two members appointed by the President of the University, and one student member appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee meets twice a month on Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

 

Charge:

This committee serves as the primary faculty advisory body to the Faculty Senate and the University’s academic and fiscal leadership on matters associated with educational resources in the University budget, including, but not limited to the general fund budget, instructional resources, the academic support budget, the student support budget, and the institutional support budget.

To carry out its charge, the committee shall be consulted by the Faculty Senate and University divisions to review, evaluate, and set priorities for use of funds related to education, and make general policy recommendations proactively guiding the allocation of fiscal and business matters related to education. Review and evaluation shall be done within a frame of educational equity and student success.

The committee shall review, evaluate and make recommendations on the planning for and allocation of:

  1. the equipment, technology, and other operating budget items that support instruction
  2. the annual Academic Affairs budget with the Provost
  3. the current and proposed allocation of faculty positions
  4. the assignment and projected needs of support staff
  5. the fiscal implications of pertinent planning documents related to educational resources
  6. the campus-based fees that impact educational resources
  7. the physical facilities and their maintenance that relate to educational resources
  8. the resources needed to achieve the University’s academic objectives
  9. the work of faculty governance committees with educational resource implications
  10. the proposals for non-traditional funding, like gifts, that impact educational resources

Additionally, at the request of an appropriate University committee or administrator, independently evaluate proposals for new programs with regard to their impact on the available educational resources of the University. Prospective policy recommendations will be provided to the Senate and subsequently to the President.

Current Members:

Yarma Velazquez (Chair); Matthew Jackson, Greg Knotts, Katherine Stevenson, Elizabeth Sussman-Dabach, Holli Tonyan, Meiqin Wang, Tadeh Zirakian, Krystle Cronin (Recording Secretary; non-voting); Callie Juarez (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of ten tenured members of the Faculty: eight members elected by the Senate and two members appointed by the President of the University.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on 2nd Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

 

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Charge:

This committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting continuing education.

Current Members:

TBD (Chair); Mads Andersen, Elizabeth Blakey, Farshad Ghodoosi, Marc Glidden, Tomo Hattori, Alexandria Hollett, Sanjay Jain, Jongeun "JK" Kim, Coleen Martin, Vidya K. Nandikolla, Jose Paez; Me'Laine Pemberton Hanna (Recording Secretary; non-voting), Joyce Feucht-Haviar (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of twelve members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; two members elected by the Senate; and one member appointed by the President of the University.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

 

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Charge:

This committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting graduate curricula and graduate academic standards. It shall maintain liaison with the Educational Policies Committee on curricular matters of mutual interest.

Current Members:

Casey terHorst (Chair); Jaime Booth, Nelida Duran, Julie Gainsburg, Monica Gianni, Danielle Jarvis, Katherine Lorenz, Sami Maalouf, Danielle Spratt, Svetlana Tyutina, TBD (Associated Students Representative), Lani Kiapos (non-voting), Gloria Rocklin (Recording Secretary; non-voting); Amy Levin (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members: ten members elected by the Senate, two members appointed by the President of the University, and one graduate student member appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

 

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations concerning the allocation of Library funds and the development of Library services and resources. There shall be consultation and liaison with other appropriate Standing Committees.

Current Members:

TBD (Chair); Ravinder Abrol, Avram Anderson, David Boyajian, Manisha Chase, Leily Farrokhvar, Vanessa Goodwin, Stephanie Kim, Drake Langford, Katya Mkrtchyan, Aglaia Mortcheva, John Paul Nuno, TBD (Associated Students Representative), TBD (Associated Students Representative); Gina Flores (Recording Secretary; non-voting), Mark Stover (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; two members elected by the Senate; and two student members, one undergraduate and one graduate, appointed by the Associated Students Senate.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee meets on the first Wednesday of a designated meeting month at 2:00 p.m.

 

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations concerning academic personnel policies and procedures, including those which, if adopted, shall be incorporated in appropriate sections of the Administrative Manual. The committee shall interpret Section 600 of the Administrative Manual and other pertinent documents and directives with respect to personnel matters, shall hear appeals from personnel decisions of College committees and/or Deans, and shall carry out all other duties assigned to the committee in Section 600 of the Administrative Manual.

Current Members:

Sylvia Macauley (Chair); Pat Alford-Keating, Sakile Camara, Silvia Fernandez, Rachel Friedman-Narr, Eric Garcia, Bingbing Li, Paulo Marchetti, Miriam Neirick, Iswari Pandey, Franck Vigneron, Konstantinos Vrongistinos, Jeffrey Wiegley; Anita Mendoza (Recording Secretary; non-voting), Diane Guido (Executive Secretary; non-voting)

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of thirteen members, including the President of the Faculty and twelve members elected by and from the eight Colleges, the Library, and Student Affairs, each unit electing its own representatives. Only faculty in the rank of Professor, Librarian, or Student Services Professional III - Academically Related are eligible to serve on the Personnel Planning and Review Committee. If the President of the Faculty is not eligible to serve, the Faculty President shall appoint an eligible designee. The twelve elected members shall be apportioned annually among the Colleges, the Library, and Student Affairs by the Executive Committee of the Senate according to the number of full-time equivalent teaching faculty each employs during the semester of the election. The method of major fractions shall be used, provided that no represented unit shall have fewer than one member or more than four.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m.

 

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Charge:

This committee shall make recommendations concerning faculty and University research, including general policy recommendations, and shall recommend procedures for maintaining adequate records and preparing reports of research activity undertaken at the University.

Current Members:

Connie Wong (Chair); Chris Bolsmann, Kyle Dewey, Myriam Forster, Judy Korin, Lynn Lampert, Stevie Ruiz, Christopher Schaal, Melissa Takahashi, Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado, Sung Wook Yoon; Naty Palos (Recording Secretary; non-voting); Charlene Manzueta (Executive Secretary; non-voting) 

Description of Membership:

This committee shall consist of eleven members: nine members elected, one each, by and from the eight Colleges and the Library; and two members elected by the Senate. A University administrator associated with research shall serve as executive secretary and as a resource person for the committee.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on 2nd Fridays from 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

 

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Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board*

Charge:

In accordance with Executive Order No. 1037 of the California State University, an Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board is hereby established by the Faculty Senate as the agency charged with the responsibility of processing certain academic grievances of students of CSUN against members of the faculty, and for processing of student grade appeals.

Current Members:

Dan Alonzo, Sandra Chong, Mallory Furnier, Nina Golden, Kim Henige, Taehyun Kim, Katherine Lorenz, Axel Montepeque, John Noga, Xu Zhang, TBD (Associated Students Representative),TBD (Associated Students Representative); TBD (Associated Students Representative); William Watkins (Executive Secretary)

Description of Membership:

Thirteen members including one faculty member from each academic college; one from Counseling Services; one from the Library, and three from the student body.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets on Mondays from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. once per month.

*The Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board is not a Senate Standing Committee

Learning Resource Advisory Committee*

Charge:

This Advisory Committee shall make recommendations to the Director of the Learning Resource Center concerning the development and use of Learning Resource Center services and the allocation of Learning Resource Center funds.

Current Members:

 

Description of Membership:

This Advisory Committee shall consist of five members: four members elected by the Senate and one student member appointed by the Associated Students Senate. The Director of the Learning Resource Center shall serve as executive secretary.

Routine Meeting Time:

This Committee typically meets once per semester on a Friday.

*The Learning Resource Advisory Committee is not a Senate Standing Committee

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