Academic Services Committees
ch. Michael LaCourse
To deal with all policies and issues pertaining to instruction, including instructional support.
Sylvia Bradshaw, Debra Bryant, Richard Featherstone, Nancy Hauck, Jeff Jarvis, Mark Jeffreys, Jim Haendiges, Matt Morin, Eric Pedersen, Sandra Peterson, Brenda Sabey, Laura Snelson, David Wade, Sarah Ramaker, Kyle Wells, David Zielke, *Andrea Brown, *Mo Eckroth, *Carlene Holm, *Mike Olson, *J.D. Robertson, *David Roos, *Travis Rosenberg, *Julie Stender, *Secretary – Sheila Bastian. [*] ex officio members
ch. Erin O’Brien/David Wade
To review and recommend approval of all courses and program changes, including course fees, degrees, and course and program eliminations.
Brent Albrecht, Kelly Bringhurst, Cari Buckner, Clint Buhler, John Burns, Gary Cantrell, Cara Calvo, Robert Carlson, Shane Christensen, Cheri Crenshaw, Sherry Floerchinger, Debbie Forbush, Sean George, Jim Haendiges, Michael Harding, Susan Hart, David Harris, Mark Jeffreys, Munir Mahmud, Chizu Matsubara, Michelle McDermott, Chip McLeod, Erin O’Brien, Vicky O’Neil, Bill Patterson, Russ Ross, Kathy Snyder, Nate Staheli, Glenn Webb, Patricia Wintch, Brent Yergensen, *Sharon Lee, *Mike Olson, *Vicki Peacock, *J.D. Robertson, *Julie Stender, *Cari Heizer, *Kendra Jensen, *Dillon Hunt, *Secretary – Robyn Whipple [*]ex officio members
ch. Sherry Floerchinger
To adjudicate appeals from a student or faculty of a dean’s decision on an academic action. To accept and decide on petitions for exemptions to University General Education and graduation requirements. To conduct hearings and recommend sanctions to the Vice President Academic Services.
Angela Child, Debra Forbush, Katie Liegh, Scott Lindsey, Kristine Olson, Ken Peterson, Chelsea Richards, Kristeen Zimmerman, Kendra Jensen, Dillion Hunt, *Secretary – Ruth Bruckert [*]ex officio member
ch. Randy Jasmine
To organize academic-program assessment training and provide coaching for fellow assessment coordinators, faculty at large, and administration.
Brenda Armstrong, Denise Burton, Derrick Esplin, Timothy Francis, Laura Snelson, Lucia Taylor, Samuel Tobler
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY COMMITTEE
ch. Shandon Gubler
To hear student appeals to Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy regarding academic misconduct.
Rebecca DiVerniero, Sara Gallo, Michael Harding, Jennifer Harrington, Susan Hart, Hosok O, Sandy Wilson, Todd Hess, Braden Lindstrom, Weston Zimmerman, Jordan Cox, *Secretary – Lory Mattucci [*]ex officio member
DIXIE FORUM COMMITTEE
ch. John Burns
To plan and coordinate guest speakers for the forum program.
Sue Bennett, Tim Bywater, Gary Cantrell, Shane Christensen, Melvin Jensen, Lucia Taylor, Marius van der Merwe, Joseph Nelson, Jeri Crosby, Anilee Bundy, Brogan Crockett
ch. Scott Miles
To track demand for courses and programs that develop competencies in written and spoken English needed by degree-seeking international students and to develop competencies in English needed by multicultural degree-seeking domestic students.
Richard Andes, Linda Galloway, Kevin Hajovsky, Carole Hulet, George Jantzen, Joyce Meyer, Jill Nagrodsky, Michael Petersen, Michele Poast, Brady Hafen
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR COORDINATOR COMMITTEE
ch. Chizu Matsubara
To plan, coordinate, and evaluate the quality, content, and effectiveness of teacher preparation programs.
Clare Banks, Kevin Barrett, Greg Bartholomew, Kelly Bringhurst, Shane Christensen, Steven Day, Randy Jasmine, David Jones, Linda Jones, Joel Lewis, Braden Lindstrom, Greg Murray, Woody Odil, Rhonda Rhodes, Tracey Wheeler
FACULTY EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE
ch. Nate Staheli
To promote academic standards for teaching and learning; to recommend faculty evaluation policy.
Kevin Barrett, Susan Caton, Angela Child, Martina Gaspari, Shandon Gubler, Jerry Harris, Philip Haslam, Linda Rogers, Russ Ross, Lisa Welch
NEW FACULTY EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
ch. Kristine Olson
To help orient first-year faculty to the culture of DSU in order to help them be successful and to offer assistance to second-year faculty navigating the tenure process.
Andriana Brandt, Leonor Ceballos, Joy Cooney, Phillip Garner, Melanie Hinton, Lynn Hunt, Sandy Petersen, Tiffany Petersen, Kathy Rasmussen
GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
ch. Sean George/Matt Morin
To coordinate the process for institution-level assessment of the general education program, and report the findings and make recommendations to the General Education Committee.
Brent Albrecht, Dianne Aldrich, Clinton Buhler, Janet Campbell, Angela Child, John Rasmussen, Wendy Schatzberg
GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
ch. Nancy Ross
To evaluate, review, coordinate, assess, and recommend discipline-based courses and assess GE outcomes as part of an intentional and integrated general education degree plan.
Glen Blakley, Alexander Chamberlain, Vinodh Chellamuthu, Jennifer Ciaccio, Ami Comeford, Rebecca DiVerniero, Roger Hale, Melanie Hinton, Frank Klackle, John Pugliese, Wendy Schatzberg, Barbara Tanner, Linda Wright, Warren Anderson, *Dana Kelvington [*]ex officio members
GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
ch. Kathy Kinney
To review all new requests for international exchanges or study abroad proposals.
Verl Anderson, Shadman Bashir, Kelly Bringhurst, Leonor Ceballos, Amber D’Ambrosio, William Dupree, Chizu Matsubara, Kathy Rasmussen, David Roos, Marius van der Merwe, Sandy Wilson, Theda Wrede
ch. Mark Jeffreys
To promote, evaluate, and coordinate the Honors Program at Dixie State University
Brent Albrecht, Brad Barry, Denise Burton, Elizabeth Cornwall, Lish Harris, David Jones, Claire McQuerry, Nancy Ross, John Wolfe
INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE
co-chairs – Andrea Brown, Debra Bryant
To coordinate and implement measurements to assess current and ongoing student academic performance; to facilitate and coordinate the collection and analysis of evidence of institutional effectiveness, including issues related to accreditation.
Brad Barry, Kathleen Briggs, Denise Burton, Cheri Capps, Robert Carlson, Kindra Celani, Kris Davies-Zimmerman, Derek Dawes, Greg Esplin, Carole Grady, Costel Ionita, Steve Johnson, Jaclyn Kerouac, Gary Koeven, Lisa Monk, Jonathan Morrell, Maria Ortiz, Rich Paustenbaugh, David Roos, Ken Richmond, Wendy Schatzberg, Judy Scott, Becky Smith, Carole Stander, Don Steck, Ali Threet
ch. Rich Paustenbaugh
Formulate recommendations to facilitate development and improvement regarding library resources; facilities, and services; disseminate that information to academic departments.
Paul Abegg, Nancy Allred, Barrett Beck, Rhiannon Bent, Tim Bywater, Ross Decker, Mathew Harris, Adina Ionita, Michael Peterson, Helen Saar, Donald Warner
POLICY EXCEPTIONS COMMITTEE
ch. Karen Bauer
To approve or disapprove student petitions for exceptions to policies, procedures and deadlines. To hear appeals of academic standing and to rule on petitions for reinstatement of student status after repeated academic suspension.
Janice Hayden, Todd Hess, Melanie Hinton, Carlene Holm, Mark Houser, George Jantzen, Chip McLeod, Claire McQuery, Ken Peterson, Bill Schouten, Leah Romney, Secretary -TBD
FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
ch. James Haendiges
To facilitate faculty professional development.
Verl Anderson, Kelly Bringhurst, Clinton Buhler, Timothy Francis, Dee Murray, Nate Staheli, Marius van der Merwe
UNIVERSITY POST-PROBATION REVIEW COMMITTEE
ch. Dennis Martinez
5 Tenured FULL Professors elected for 3 year term; chair appointed by VP/Faculty Senate from Tenured Full Rank faculty.
First year: Karen Bauer, Bart Stander, Second Year: Sue Bennett, Third year: Chip McLeod, Del Parson, Dennis Wignall
UNIVERSITY FACULTY REVIEW COMMITTEE
ch. Randal Chase
(3yr term expires 7/2017)
To act on promotion, intermediate, and tenure reviews, and provide written recommendations regarding reappointment at the intermediate review, advancement in rank at a promotion review, and award of tenure at the tenure review. Committee is nine tenured, elected faculty members serving three year terms.
First year of appointment (ends 2018): Sandra Petersen, Gary Caldwell, Second year of appointment (ends 2017): Dianne Aldrich, Leonor Ceballos, Nate Staheli; Third year of appointment (ends 2016): Diane Albertini, Ross Decker, DeAnne Larsen
University Faculty Hearing Board – Curt Walker (2014/15-2015/16) Sue Bennett (2014-15-2017/18) Munir Mahmud (2014/15-2019/20)
Brad Barry, Ami Comeford, Susan Ertel, Joe Green, Lish Harris, Curtis Larsen, Chizu Matsubara, Rico Del Sesto, Donald Warner
SERVICE LEARNING COMMITTEE
ch. David Zielke
To promote academic service learning and facilitate institutionalization by identifying external opportunities for service learning.
Luis Arevalo, Cari Buckner, Joy Challis, Debra Forbush, Travis Seegmiller, Steve Sullivan, Phil Tuckett, Joel Griffin, Dillon McKinney
ch. Tracey O’Kelly
To promote, encourage, explore and develop an effective sustainability initiative on campus.
Dianne Aldrich, Caleb Ames, Rico Del Sesto, Linda Galloway, Jon Gibb, Bruce Harris, Jerry Harris, Katherine Leigh, Jared Madsen, Bart Peacock, Candi Pearce, Donald Warner, Theda Wrede, Bradyn Poulsen
TEACHING AND LEARNING COMMITTEE
ch. Sandy Petersen
To foster teaching excellence leading to enhanced learning by providing resources, opportunities for enrichment, and strategies to support, strengthen, and recognize high quality and innovative teaching, by working closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in order to advise and support the Director.
Shane Christensen, Bryon Geddes, David Harris, John Jones, Michelle McDermott, Dee Murray, Maria Ortiz, Samuel Tobler
WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER COMMITTEE
ch. Carole Grady
Brenda Armstrong, Florence Bacabac, Clare Banks, Christine Chew, Ami Comeford, Linda Galloway, Dannelle Larsen-Rife, Nancy Ross
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMMITTEE
ch. Rico Del Sesto
To promote, coordinate, and celebrate undergraduate student research achievements across campus.
Stephen Armstrong, Shadman Bashir, Gabriela Chilom, Virginia Hughes, Frank Klackle, Chizu Matsubara, RC Morris, Erin O’Brien, Vicky O’Neil, John Pugliese, Russ Ross, Curt Walker, John Wolfe