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Faculty Senate

Standing Committees

2022-2023

See UW Regulation 2-302 for regulations and descriptions of all committees except UW Regulation 2-301 for Committee on Committees, and UW Regulation 2-303 for Research Advisory Committee.

 

Academic Planning Committee

The Academic Planning Committee will consist of 11 voting members. Each college has the opportunity to be represented on the committee, including the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, UW-Casper, and ASUW. If representation from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select members in as representational fashion as possible. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and Chairs of the Student Interaction Committee, Graduate Council, Budget Planning Committee, and University Course Review Committee shall be ex officio members. Faculty representatives shall be selected by the Committee on Committees and shall serve staggered three-year terms. The Chair of the Academic Planning Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Budget Planning Committee and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                         Name                              Term Expires Spring

AG                                                                                          To be determined.                               2025/1

AS                English                                                         Caroline McCracken-Flesher                        2025/1 

AS                Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies           Gregg Cawley                                    2023/1 

BU                Management & Marketing                                     Grant Lindstrom                                  2024/1 

ED                School of Teacher Education                                   Lydiah Nganga                                   2024/2

EN                                                                                         To be determined.                                2023/1

HS                Nursing                                                              Candace Stidolph                                 2024/2 

LA                School of Law                                                      To be determined.                                2025/1

LI                                                                                          To be determined.                                2025/1

AHC              American Heritage Center                                    To be determined.                                2025/1         

ODES/UWC   UW-Casper                                                          Amanda DeDiego                                 2024/1 

ASUW          Student                                                                   Saber Smith                                    2023

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Budget Planning Committee

The Budget Planning Committee shall consist of 11 voting members. Each college has the opportunity to be represented on the committee, including the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, UW-Casper, and ASUW. If representation from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select members in as representational fashion as possible. Faculty representatives shall be selected by the Committee on Committees and shall serve staggered four-year terms. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Administration, and the Chair of the Academic Planning Committee shall be ex officio members. The Chair of the Budget Planning Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Academic Planning Committee and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.  

 

College         Department                                                                         Name                              Term Expires Spring

AG               Veterinary Sciences                                                 Jonathan Fox                                 2025/2 

AS                English                                                                 Michael Knievel                               2024/1

AS                Communication & Journalism                                     Sandy Hsu                                  2025/1 

BU                Management & Marketing                                      Eric Krszjzaniek                               2024/1 

ED                School of Teacher Education                                    Lydiah Nganga                               2025/2 

EN                Electrical & Computer Engineering                               Jon Pikal                                    2023/2

HS                School of Pharmacy                                                 David Bruch                                  2024/1

LA                 School of Law                                                          Sam Kalen                                   2024/1 

LI                 Resource Discovery & Management                        Deborah McCarthy                            2025/1

AHC              American Heritage Center                                     To be determined.                             2025/1

ODES/UWC   Office of Distance Education Support                         Christi Boggs                                 2025/1

ASUW           Student                                                               To be determined.                             2023

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees shall consist of 12 members and approved by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. Each college, the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, the Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources, and UW-Casper will be given the opportunity to be represented. If representation from any of these areas cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select members in as representational a fashion as possible. The chair of the Committee on Committees shall serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. The chair-elect of the Senate shall be an ex officio member of the Committee on Committees.

College         Department                                                                                Name                           Term Expires Spring

AG                                                                                                To be determined.                        2024/1   

AS               Communication & Journalism                                       Kristen Landreville                        2023/2 

AS               School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies       Nevin Aiken                             2024/2

BU               Accounting & Finance                                                      Amber Mercil                            2023/R 

ED               School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy & Design     Jonathan Carrier                          2023/R 

EN               CEAS Dean's Office                                                         David Bagley                            2025/1

HS               Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)                    Sandy Root-Elledge                        2025/1 

LA                School of Law                                                                  Sam Kalen                              2024/2

LI                 Instructional Design                                                     Samantha Peter                           2025/1 

AHC             American Heritage Center                                           To be determined.                          2025/1 

ODES/UWC   Office of Distance Education Support                                 Jeff Miller                                 2024/2

 

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Faculty Academic Standards, Rights & Responsibilities Committee

The Faculty Academic Standards, Rights, and Responsibilities Committee shall consist of 11 members. Each college has the opportunity to be represented on the committee, including the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, UW-Casper, and ASUW. If representation from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select members in as representational fashion as possible. Members shall be selected by the Committee on Committees and shall serve staggered three-year terms. The Chair of this committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                         Name                              Term Expires Spring

AG               Family & Consumer Sciences                                     Jennifer Harmon                            2024/2 

AS               Visual & Literary Arts                                                Diana Baumbach                            2024/2 

AS               English                                                                       Nancy Small                                2023/1

BU               Management & Marketin                                              Casey Frome                               2025/2 

ED               School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy & Design      Reed Scull                                 2023/R 

EN                                                                                             To be determined.                           2025/1 

HS              School of Pharmacy                                                    Janelle Krueger                             2023/2

LA              School of Law                                                                Sam Kalen                                 2025/1

LI               User Services                                                               Paula Martin                                2024/1 

AHC            American Heritage Center                                        To be determined.                             2025/1   

ASUW         Student                                                                  To be determined.                             2023 

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Faculty Recognition & Development Committee

The Faculty Recognition Committee shall consist of 12 members. Each college has the opportunity to be represented on the committee, including the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, UW-Casper, the Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning, and ASUW.If representation from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select members in as representational fashion as possible. Members shall be selected by the Committee on Committees and shall serve staggered three-year terms. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Vice President for Administration, and the Chair of the Research Advisory Committee shall serve as ex officio members without vote. The Chair of this committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                                Name                            Term Expires Spring

AG                                                                                                To be determined.                         2024/1 

AS                Criminal Justice & Sociology                                            Jamie Snyder                            2022/2 

AS                Communication & Journalism                                            Sandy Hsu                              2024/1 

BU                                                                                                To be determined.                         2023/1

ED                School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy & Design     Courtney McKim                          2023/1

EN                Mechanical Engineering                                                     Ann Peck                                2023/1

HS                School of Pharmacy                                                     Jeremy Vandiver                          2025/1

LA                 School of Law                                                           Noah Novogrodsky                         2023/1

LI                 Instructional Design                                                     Samantha Peter                           2024/1 

AHC              American Heritage Center                                           To be determined.                         2025/1 

ODES/UWC   Office of Distance Education Support                                 Jeff Miller                                 2024/2

Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning                                       To be determined                          2025/1

ASUW           Student                                                                    To be determined

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council shall consist of 16 members, 14 of whom shall be members of the faculty distributed among the colleges as follows: Agriculture and Natural Resources 2, Arts and Sciences 2, Business 2, Education 2, Engineering and Applied Science 2, Health Sciences 2, Law 1, ENR 1. Two graduate students chosen by the Council shall also be members. College representatives shall be chosen by each college in a mannersimilar to that used to elect members of college reappointment, tenure and promotion committees (see UW Regulation 2-7.) College representatives shall have terms of office of three years. Student members shall have one-year terms of office. If possible, college representatives shall have staggered terms. Ex officio members of the Graduate Council shall include: the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Director of the American Heritage Center, and the Dean of University Libraries or their designees. The Vice Provost for Graduate Education will serve as liaison with the Office of Academic Affairs.  The Chair of this Council shall serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Chair of this Council or designee shall serve on the Academic Planning Committee and the University Course Review Committee of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                                 Name                            Term Expires Spring

AG              Ecosystem Science and Management                             David Christianson                        2025/1

AG              Veterinary Sciences                                                      Jennifer Malmberg                        2023/1      

AS              Music                                                                         Beth Vanderborgh                          2023/R 

BU              Accounting and Finance                                                   Eric Johnson                              2025/2 

BU              Management & Marketing                                                  Linda Price                               2023/R 

ED              Education Dean's Office                                                   Jenna Shim                                2025/1

ED              School of Teacher Education                                           John Kambutu                              2023/2 

EN              Chemistry                                                                       Elliott Hulley                              2023/1 

EN              Civil & Architectural Engineering                                          Kam Ng                                  2025/2

EN              Chemical Engineering                                                     Saman Aryana                             2023/R 

HS              Pharmacy                                                                      Jared Bushman                            2025/1          

HS              Kinesiology and Health                                                    Kelly Simonton                            2023/1

LA              Law                                                                              Debora Person*                            2023/1 

Haub          Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources        Temple Stoellinger                          2025/1

                 Graduate Student                                                         To be determined.                          2023

                 Graduate Student                                                         To be determined.                          2023

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

* = will by replaced in spring by Tawnya Plumb

 

Library Council

The Library Council shall consist of 12 voting members, which are to include one representative from each of the seven colleges and the Libraries, one American Heritage Center archivist, one undergraduate and one graduate student, one non-University representative appointed by the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (this person should be knowledgeable in library issues). Ex officio members with vote shall include the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the Libraries, the Vice President for Information Technology, and the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The Chair shall be an ex officio member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. The representatives from the colleges, the Libraries, and the American Heritage Center shall be elected by their respective units, and the student members shall be selected by ASUW and by the graduate students, respectively. Members shall serve three-year staggered terms, and the Chair shall be a faculty member.

College         Department                                                                             Name                             Term Expires Spring

AG              Animal Science                                                          Brenda Alexander                         2023/1

AS              Psychology                                                                     Matt Gray                               2023/1 

BU             Accounting and Finance                                               Stephanie Cheng                         2025/1

ED             School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy & Design        Jihyun Lee                               2023/1 

EN              Atmospheric Science                                                    Dana Caulton                             2025/2 

HS                                                                                            To be determined.                          2025/1

LA              Law Library                                                                Tawnya Plumb                              2024/1 

LI               Instructional Design                                                   Samantha Peter                            2023/1

AHC           American Heritage Center                                           Mary Beth Brown                           2024/1 

NonUW                                                                                      To be determined.

ASUW        Graduate Student                                                      To be determined.                          2023    

ASUW        Undergraduate Student                                              To be determined.                          2023      

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Research Advisory Committee

The committee shall consist of 11 voting members. Each of the seven colleges, the Libraries, the American Heritage Center (Archivists), the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources/the School of Energy Resources, and the School of Computing will be given the opportunity to be represented. If representation from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to appoint members in as representational fashion as possible. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Vice President for Research and Economic Development shall be ex officio members. Faculty members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees and shall serve three-year staggered terms. The chair of the Research Advisory Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Faculty Recognition Committee of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                             Name                            Term Expires Spring

AG                 Molecular Biology                                                         Dan Wall                                2023/2

AG                 Botany                                                                      Greg Brown                              2024/1 

AS                                                                                            To be determined. 

BU                                                                                            To be determined.                         2024/1 

ED                School of Teacher Education                                         Tim Slater                               2023/1 

EN                Civil and Architectural                                                  Haibo Zhai                              2025/1

EN                Geology & Geophysics                                               Kenneth Sims                            2025/1

HS                Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)                     Eric Moody                               2025/2

LA                School of Law                                                        To be determined.                          2024/1            

LI                 Electronic Resources                                                Denis Shannon                            2025/1           

AHC              American Heritage Center                                          Brigida Blasi                              2025/1 

ODES/UWC   UW-Casper                                                               Scott Seville                               2024/2 

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

Student Interaction Committee

The Student Interaction Committee shall consist of 11 members. Each college has the opportunity to be represented on the committee, including the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, UW-Casper, and ASUW.If representation from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select members in as representational fashion as possible. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Director of International Student Services, the Director of Admissions, the Registrar, and the Director of Student Financial Aid shall be ex officio members without vote. Faculty representatives shall be selected by the Committee on Committees and shall serve three-year staggered terms. The Chair of the Student Interaction Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Academic Planning and Executive Committees of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                         Name                              Term Expires Spring

AG               Plant Sciences                                                         Donna Harris                               2024/1 

AS               Music                                                                      Blake McGee                               2025/2 

BU               Management & Marketing                                       Greg Livingston                             2023/2 

ED               Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy & Design                Mia Williams                               2024/1

EN               Geology & Geophysics                                               Dario Grana                               2025/1

EN               Petroleum                                                             Tawfik Elshehabi                            2023/1 

HS               Pharmacy                                                                Tonja Woods                               2023/2 

LI                Learning and Engagement                                        Jessica Rardin                              2024/R 

AHC             American Heritage Center                                      To be determined.                          2025/1 

UW-Casper                                                                              To be determined.                          2025/1

ASUW          Student                                                                    Saber Smith                              2023

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

University Course Review Committee

Each college will select its own representative along with an alternate. If representation from any of these colleges cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees is directed to select membersin as representational a fashion as possible. The Chair of the University Studies Committee, the Chair of the Graduate Council, the Registrar, the Dean of the Libraries, the Director of the American Heritage Center, School of Environment and Natural Resources, an ASUW representative, and the Coordinator of Community College Articulation shall be ex officio members without vote. The Chair is an ex officio member of the Academic Planning Committee and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

College         Department                                                                         Name   

AG              AGNR Dean's Office                                                   Warrie Means

AS                                                                                           To be determined.

BU              Accounting & Finance                                                  Nicole Choi           

ED              Education Dean's Office                                               Jenna Shim            

EN              CEAS Dean's Office                                                     David Mukai                      

HS              Pharmacy                                                                Janelle Krueger

LA              School of Law                                                       Jacquelyn Bridgeman    

ASUW         Student (ex officio)                                                  To be determined.

 

University Reappointment, Tenure & Promotion Committee

The Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee shall consist of at least 16 members excluding the vice presidents, the deans, the associate and assistant deans, the directors, and the department or division heads/chairs. Two tenured faculty members shall be elected from each of the following six colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Health Sciences; and Arts and Sciences; one from the College of Law, one extended-term faculty member elected from the Libraries; one extended-term faculty member elected from the American Heritage Center; and one faculty member from the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. The University Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee has the authority to appoint one or more academic professional(s) to its committee. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs shall be an ex officio member. Members who have served a three-year term cannot succeed themselves. Replacements (temporary or permanent) shall be determined in the same manner as the original appointments

College         Department                                                                         Name                              Term Expires Spring

AG              Agricultural & Applied Economics                                 Don McLeod                              2023/1 

AG              Plant Sciences                                                           Anowar Islam                            2024/R

AS              Criminal Justice & Sociology                                        Jamie Snyder                            2025/1

AS              Philosophy & Religious Studies                                      Harvey Hix                              2024/1 

AS              Psychology                                                                 Alison Looby                             2024/1

AS              Visual & Literary Arts                                                    Leah Hardy                             2023/1 

BU              Economics                                                                 Thorsten Janus                         2025/1

BU              Management & Marketing                                             Linda Price                              2024/R

ED              Couseling, Leadership, Advocacy & Design                  Michael Morgan                          2025/1

ED              School of Teacher Education                                         Rick Kitchen                            2023/1 

EN              Civil & Architectural Engineering                                 Jonathan Brant                          2023/1 

EN              Chemical Engineering                                               Vladimir Alvarado                        2024/1 

HS              Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)                   Michelle Jarman                         2023/1 

HS              Social Work                                                             Neely Mahapatra                        2024/1 

LA              School of Law                                                            Michael Smith                           2025/1

LI               Education and Research Services                                 Kaijsa Calkins                          2025/1

AHC            American Heritage Center                                          Ginny Kilander                          2023/1 

Haub          Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources      Kevin Monteith                         2025/1

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term

 

University Studies Committee

The committee shall consist of 12 voting members. Each college has the opportunity to be represented on the committee, including the Libraries, the American Heritage Center, the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ASUW. A student designated by ASUW shall be a voting member. Each college or group will elect their own representatives, and these names will be forwarded to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate for approval. If representatives from any of these groups cannot be found, then the Committee on Committees shall select members in as representative a fashion as possible. Faculty representatives shall serve staggered three-year terms. Ex officio members of the committee shall include: the First Year Seminar Coordinator and the Communications Coordinator; representatives from the offices of: the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Registrar, the Academic Planning Committee, the Deans’ Council, Academic Advising, the Director of Transfer Relations, and the Wyoming community colleges. Ex officio members do not have a vote. Vice presidents, deans, associate and assistant deans, and directors shall not be eligible to serve on the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson. The Chair or his/her designee shall serve as an ex officio member of the University Course Review Committee. The University Studies coordinator shall serve as secretary of the committee and maintain a record of the minutes of meetings. The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate shall fill temporary vacancies on the University Studies Committee.

College         Department                                                                         Name                              Term Expires Spring

AG               Family & Consumer Sciences                                  Christine Wade                              2023/1 

AS               English                                                                   Nancy Small                                2024/1 

BU               Management & Marketing                                       Mark Peterson                              2024/1 

ED               Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design           William Cain                                 2025/1

EN               CEAS Dean's Office                                                 David Mukai                                 2025/1

HS               Kinesiology & Health                                            Qin "Arthur" Zhu                             2023/R 

LI                Education & Research Services                           Janice Grover-Roosa                           2024/R 

AHC             American Heritage Center                                    To be determined.                            2025/1

ASUW          Student                                                              To be determined.                            2023                

R = replacement for an unexpired term

1 = first 3-year term

2 = second consecutive 3-year term



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