Committees

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences maintains the following committees. These committees are advisory to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, with the exception of the Curriculum Committee, which has responsibilities described in Board policy provision, 1-1-304. Faculty committees elect their own chairs and develop their own bylaws consistent with college and university policy.

Awards Committee

Members of this committee review applications for college awards each fall and make award recommendations to the dean. In addition, members review undergraduate student papers each spring for the outstanding student research paper awards. Membership on this committee differs from the others in that it consists of faculty award winners for the prior year plus two faculty members elected at large for staggered 3 year terms.

Members
Unit Term Expiration
Priscilla Falcón
Hispanic Studies
Spring 2015
Jeri Kraver
English
Spring 2016
Sally McBeth
Anthropology
Spring 2016
Josh Packard
Sociology
Spring 2016
James Keaten
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio  

Budget & Planning Committee

Functions of the budget and planning committee include input to the dean on planning and budget issues. This committee meets the fourth Thursday of every month 3:30-4:30 PM.

Members
Unit Term Expiration
Brook Blair
Political Science
Spring 2015
Richard Bownas
Political Science
Spring 2014
Rhonda Corman
Economics
Spring 2015
James Dunn
Geography
Spring 2016
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Criminal Justice
Spring 2015
Charles Ingold
Communication
Spring 2014
David Musick
Sociology
Spring 2016
Aldo Romero
Hispanic Studies
Spring 2015
Michelle Behr
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio
 

 

College Leadership Council

This committee consists of all school directors, department chairs and the dean with other dean’s office personnel chosen by the dean as ex-officio members.

Members Unit
Joan Clinefelter
Department of History
David Aske
Social Sciences
Thomas Endres
School of Communication
Fumiko Fukuta
Department of Modern Languages
Angela Henderson
Department of Sociology
George Junne
Africana Studies
Kelfala Kallon
Department of Economics
James Doerner
Department of Geography
Joy Landeira
Department of Hispanic Studies
Stan Luger
Department of Political Science
Sally McBeth
Department of Anthropology
Donna Bottenberg
Department of Criminal Justice
Joonok Huh
Department of English
Chris Talbot
Women's Studies
Thomas Trelogan
Department of Philosophy
Michelle Behr
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio
James Keaten
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio

 

Curriculum Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review all curriculum proposals in the college and provide professional advice or comments to the originating units related to quality, consistency, and clarity of the proposals; their anticipated contribution to the curriculum of the college and the college mission; and the integration of the proposed curriculum into existing curriculum.

Members
Unit Term Expiration
Mark Eiswerth
Economics
Spring 2016
Lachen Ezzaher
English
Spring 2015
Emily Golson
English
Spring 2015
Aaron Haberman
History
Spring 2014
Paul Hodapp
Philosophy
Spring 2014
Brian Iannachione
Criminal Justice
Spring 2016
Stan Luger
Political Science
Spring 2014
Mary West-Smith
Criminal Justice
Spring 2015
James Keaten
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio
 

Diversity Advisory Board

The HSS Diversity Advisory Board is a body of constituents of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences who can advise on matters of human diversity as they relate to the academic mission of the college.

Members
University Position
Travis Boyce
Africana Studies
Shannon Boepple
College Student Representative
Tyrell Allen
College Student Representative
Pepper Mueller
Classified Staff
Chris Talbot
Women's Studies
Michelle Behr
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio

 

Policies & Procedures Committee

The purpose of the policy and procedures committee is to review policies and procedures in the college and suggest changes where needed. This committee meets the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Members
Unit Term Expiration
Joan Clinefelter
History
Spring 2014
James Doerner
Geography
Spring 2015
Kenneth Chan
English
Spring 2016
Kelfala Kallon
Economics
Spring 2014
Joy Landeira
Hispanic Studies
Spring 2016
Stan Luger
Political Science
Spring 2015
Jack Temkin
Philosophy
Spring 2015
Mary West-Smith
Criminal Justice
Spring 2015
Michelle Behr
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio  

 

Program Review & Assessment Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review annual program review reports and assessment plans from the various programs in the college. In addition, committee members will review 5 year comprehensive program reviews.

Members
Unit Term Expiration
Christine Marston
Economics
Spring 2014
Alex Drayer
Criminal Justice
Spring 2016
Dale Edwards
Communication
Spring 2015
Nancy Matchett
Philosophy
Spring 2015
Tracey Sedinger
English
Spring 2015
Evelyn Wisbey
Modern Languages
Spring 2015
James Keaten
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio
 

 

Undergraduate Success Committee

The committee will focus on studying and evaluating conditions or circumstances that affect undergraduate success, including student support services, academic and co-curricular programming, and other areas of interface between the college and students. The committee may recommend specific changes to existing practices or develop and propose new ideas that would have a positive impact on the quality of the undergraduate experience.

Members
Unit Term Expiration
Molly Desjardins
English
Spring 2014
Christiane Olivo (sabbatical Spring 2014)
Political Science
Spring 2014
T.J. Tomlin (sabbatical Spring 2014)
History
Spring 2014
Britney McIlvaine
Anthropology
Spring 2016
Christine Moritz
Modern Languages
Spring 2016
Chris Talbot
Women's Studies
Spring 2016
James Keaten
HSS Dean's Office, ex officio