Academic Policies

Considers and makes recommendations to the senate to enable the senate to carry out its responsibility for initiating and/or reviewing policies relating to university academic matters, considers and makes recommendations to the senate on matters which have a bearing on academic excellence.

Members Location
Bassil El Masri, Chair 415 BL
Amanda Davis 306S AS
Todd French 524 FA
Aleck Leedy 115 BL
Mi-Hwa Park 3210 AL
Miranda Wilson  G9 LC
Paul Foote 5A-10 FH


Serves as the agenda committee for the senate, a nominating committee for senate officers and representatives, and an advisory board to the president of the senate.

David Roach, Chair 
Kevin Binfield
Andrew Morelock
Bassil El Masri
Heidi Ortega
Barbie Papajeski
Priscilla Maghrabi
Sarah Martin
Melony Shemberger
 Michael Bordieri


Considers and makes recommendations to the senate on budgetary matters concerning fiscal resources and the financing of university programs.

Members Location
Kevin Binfield, Chair 7C-5 FH
Sarah Martin  
Naveen Musunuru 210S AS
Shri Singh BVC
Janice Super  553D BB
Eric Umstead 3203 AL
Paul Walker 7C-14 FH
Ken Sutrick 652C BB

Governmental Affairs

Keeps the senate informed of the actions and proposals of legislative, administrative, and other agencies (public and private), which might affect aspects of university programs and governance for which the senate has responsibility; serves as an advisory board to the COSFL representatives; bears primary responsibility for developing and conducting programs advocating the advancement of faculty and university interests with publics external to the university.

Members Location
Andrew Morelock, Chair 5A-1 FH
Nancy Armstrong 232 MH
Michael Bordieri 401C WE
Bommanna Loganathan  1244 CB
Andrew Morelock 5A-1 FH
 Kemaly Parr  3231 AL
 Brian Clardy  6B10 FH

Handbook and Personnel

Considers and makes recommendations to the senate on policies relating to the rights and responsibilities of faculty members incident to their employment by the university, considers and makes recommendations to the senate on changes and/or additions to the Faculty Handbook.

Members Location
Barbie Papajeski, Chair 115D CP
Kala Chakradhar  102B CH
Kate He 1112F BG
Marcie Hinton  209 WI
Randy Keller   157F IT
 Priscilla Maghrabi            403 AS
Brian Perna  

Rules, Elections, and Bylaws

Prepares senate electoral rolls, conducts all elections for which the senate is responsible, makes recommendations for changes in the senate constitution and/or bylaws.

Members Location
Heidi Ortega, Chair 705 FA
Karen Coulter 228 AH
Jeff Henry  216 WL
Amanda Holland 3238 AL
Leigh Johnson 132 BB-S
 Melony Shemberger (Faculty Regent)  121B WI
 Teresa Clark  3233 AL
Michael Busby 410 BL