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College of Arts & Sciences

ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Committees

Additional information regarding the committees is found in the College Constitution

Faculty Council

The College of Arts and Sciences shall have a Faculty Council to represent the faculty and to assist the Dean in the orderly management of the College. The Faculty Council shall serve as the Screening and Steering Committee of the Faculty for the consideration of all matters of academic policy. It shall have the responsibility to advise the Dean on all academic and budgetary matters. The Council shall maintain communication with all standing committees and ad hoc committees appointed by the Council.

Members of the Faculty Council for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

Faculty Member     Department
Rebecca Fletcher Appalachian Studies
Michael Fowler Art and Design
Sage Perrott  Art and Design
Mark Baumgartner Literature and Language
Isabel Gomez Sobrino Literature and Language
Stephanie Frye Music
Joe Moore Music
Rico Ignace Physics and Astronomy
Matt McBee Psychology
Matt Palmatier Psychology
Jonathan Taylor Theatre and Dance  
 Brad Fugate Theatre and Dance
Council of Chairs

The Council of Chairs shall consist of the chair of every department and directors of Centers of Excellence of the College of Arts & Sciences or their designated representative. It shall also include a member from the Faculty Council.

Educational Affairs Committee

The Educational Affairs Committee shall maintain oversight of all policies concerning new courses, academic programs, curricular changes, or other educational affairs within the College and make recommendations to the Dean. The committee makes recommendations to the Dean regarding the candidate for the annual Jewell Friend Lecture.

Members of the Educational Affairs Committee for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

Faculty Member         Department
Lee Bidgood Appalachian Studies
Wesley Buerkle Communication and Performance
Isabel Gomez Sobrino Literature and Language
Rodney Keaton Mathematics and Statistics
Stephanie Frye Music
Heather Killmeyer Music
Meredith Ginley Psychology
Matthew Palmatier Psychology 
Jonathan Taylor Theatre and Dance
Tenure and Promotion Committee

The Tenure and Promotion Committee reviews applications and serves to provide college recommendations in matters pertaining to faculty promotion and tenure. The committee makes recommendations directly to the Dean.

Members of the Tenure and Promotion Committee for the 2019-2020 academic year are (3 more will be appointed by the dean): 

Faculty Member    Department
Dhirendra Kumar Biological Sciences
Chris Gregg Geosciences
Henry Antkiewicz History
Theresa McGarry Literature and Language
Robert Gardner Mathematics and Statistics
Christian Zembower Music
Michael Allen Philosophy and Humanities
Jon Ellis Psychology
Paul Kamolnick Sociology and Anthropology
Bobby Funk Theatre and Dance 
Evaluation Committee for Non-instructional Assignments

The Evaluation Committee for NIAs reviews applications and makes recommendations for Non-instructional Assignments directly to the Dean.

Members of this committee for the 2019-2020 academic year are (1 more will be appointed by the dean): 

Faculty Member      Department
Aruna Kilaru Biological Sciences
Robert Sawyer Literature and Language
Shara Lange Media and Communication
Advisory Committee on Faculty Awards

The Faculty Awards Advisory Committee reviews nominations and makes recommendations for the annual Faculty Awards.

Members of this committee for the 2019-2020 academic year are (1 more will be appointed by the dean):

Faculty Member      Department
Cecilia McIntosh Biological Sciences
Dane Scott  Chemistry
Chris Rush Criminal Justice and Criminology
Ingrid Luffman Geosciences
Matthew Fehskens Literature and Language
Brett Long Music
Basler Chair Selection Committee 

The Basler Chair Selection Committee reviews nominations and makes a recommendation for the annual Basler Chair.

Members of the Basler Chair Selection Committee for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

Faculty Member     Department
Lev Yampolsky Biological Sciences
Gerardo Arceo-Gomez Biological Sciences
Eileen Ernenwein Geosciences 
Scott Honeycutt Literature and Language
Dan Westover Literature and Language
Colin Glennon Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration
Academic Dishonesty and Grade Appeal Committee

This committee reviews charges of Academic Dishonesty and Student Grade Appeals as described in university policy. The committee is formed on an as-needed basis.

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