CNAS College Committees

Assignments 2018-2019

Bull Shoals Field Station Committee

Charge – Works with the director of the station to oversee the budget and operations of the station. Makes recommendations to the dean for enhancements and reallocations. Annual report to dean.

Janice Greene, BIO, Chair / Cyren Rico, CHM / Chuck Rovey, GGP

Awards Committee

Charge – Review the policies and procedures for CNAS awards by October 1, 2017 and recommend any revisions to dean. Dean will seek input from heads, faculty advisory committee and personnel committee. After discussion with the CNAS Awards Committee, the dean will adopt a revised policy by November 1, 2017. Awards Committee will choose award winners in March of 2018 for the May 3 awards ceremony.

Brian High, CHM, Chair / Raj Jutla, GGP / Mark Rogers, MTH / Albert Barreda, HL
Razib Iqbal, CSC / Laura Rios, PAMS / Paul Durham, BIO / Sanjay Tewari, EGR

Budget Committee

Charge –The committee must meet in early September to determine members to send to executive (1 faculty) and academic affairs (2 faculty and dean) committees. The committee follows recommendations from the executive budget committee for the year as well as any recommendations from the AA budget committee. Review college budgets and make recommendations to dean and AA budget committee for reallocations, incentive programs and new initiatives. The deans are responsible for leading that process in a manner that serves the students, faculty and staff of the college as well as the larger organization.

Tamera Jahnke, CNAS, Chair / Xiaomin Qiu (a/2019), CNAS / Julie Vaughan (a/2019), CNAS
^Adam Wanekaya (e/2021), CHM / ^^Day Ligon (e/2020), BIO / ^^Lloyd Smith (e/2019), CSC
Liza Cobos (e/2021), HL / Matthew Pierson (e/2021), EGR / Shelby Kilmer (e/2021), MTH
Kartik Ghosh (e/2021), PAMS / David Szepatowski (a/2019), CNAS

e-elected, a-appointed, #-term in years

^Member elected to serve on executive budget committee.
^^Members elected to serve on academic affairs budget committee.

Ad Hoc Committee on Evaluation of Teaching

Charge – This committee will meet regularly during the 2018-2019 academic year to review the current literature in the evaluation of teaching, review current departmental RPT plans as it relates to the evaluation of teaching, review the Faculty Handbook as it relates to this topic, and submit a report to the college by June 1, 2019. 

Ken Vollmar, CSC, Chair  / Michelle Bowe, BIO / Mike Reed, PAMS / Cameron Wickham, MTH
Abbe Ehlers, HL / Richard Biagioni, CHM / David Perkins, GGP

Diversity Committee

Charge - Review CNAS Diversity website annually. Plan and propose activities/events for the year with a proposal to the dean for funding. Monitor professional development and other opportunities related to diversity and inclusion to be included in CNAS NEWS for all to attend.

Ryan Udan, BIO, Co-Chair / Steven Senger, MTH, Co-Chair/Secretary
Theresa Odun-Ayo, EGR / Ron Malega, GGP / Jokima Hiller, HL
Paula Kemp, MTH / Nandita Nag, PAMS / Tony Clark, CSC
Helena Metzker, CHM / Jason Ray, CRPM

Student representatives

James "Wesley" Welch, GGP

Equipment Repair/Service Committee

Charge – Makes recommendations to the dean regarding the equipment repair and service budget within CNAS. Reports to the dean quarterly.

Jun Luo, GGP, Chair / Kartik Ghosh, PAMS / Erich Steinle, CHM / Anita Liu, CSC
Wajeana White, HL / Michelle Bowe, BIO / Rohit Dua, EGR / Craig Baird, CNAS Staff

Instructional Technology Committee

Charge – Reviews all IT SCUF proposals and makes recommendations to the dean. Committee may also review college-wide software purchases for faculty or student use.

Matt Wright, MTH, Chair / John Heywood, BIO / Brian High, CHM
Lloyd Smith, CSC / Xin Miao, GGP / Wajeana White, HL
Shyang Huang, PAMS / Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, EGR
Mike Murphy, CNAS IT Staff / Ken McCrory, CNAS IT Staff

Library Committee

Charge – Communicate with CNAS Library Committee Representative and use funds allocated to CNAS appropriately. Communicate with CNAS faculty and staff regarding library initiatives.

Richard Belshoff, MTH, Chair / Gary Meints, CHM / Jamil Saquer, CSC / Laszlo Kovacs, BIO
Nancy Kageyama, HL / Bob Patterson, PAMS / Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, EGR
Rajinder Jutla/Jill Black, GGP

MNAS Committee

Charge – Recruit, admit and monitor progress of graduate students in MNAS program. Distribute assistantships to graduate students in CNAS MNAS program. Continue to work on PSM action plan. Work with Career Services to place PSM students in internships. Develop a routine schedule/action plan for MNAS and PSM programs. Committee reports quarterly to CNAS heads and the dean.

Kyoungtae Kim, BIO, Chair / Erich Steinle, CHM / Lloyd Smith, CSC
Gary Michelfelder, GGP / Xingping Sun, MTH / Ridwan Sakidja, PAMS

Personnel/Sabbatical Review/College Compensation Committee

This committee will serve as the personnel committee, the sabbatical review committee, and the college compensation committee. 1) Advice will be given to the dean in regard to promotion/tenure decisions. 2) Consider applications for sabbaticals, prepare short lists of strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations to the dean. 3) Committee reviews PSIP applications. Evaluations and recommendations are forwarded to the dean. 4) Reviews department compensation/evaluation plans if we ever use these in the future. A subcommittee will help the dean to determine cut points in the matrix and will be involved in the college appeal process. This committee would also evaluate any appeals related to the compensation/evaluation plans. The committee reports on compensation/evaluation decisions regularly during the spring semester if the compensation plan is used.

Dave Cornelison, PAMS, Chair / Les Reid, MTH / Charles Rovey, GGP
Chris Barnhart, BIO / Yang Wang, CSC / Dan Crafts, HL / Nick Gerasimchuk, CHM

Scholastic Appeals Committee

Charge – Meets with students who have been suspended to make a recommendation to the associate dean regarding readmission and advice. Meets three times each year.

Emmett Redd, PAMS, Chair / Reza Herati, CHM / Razib Iqbal, CSC / Abbe Ehlers, HL
Melanie Carden-Jessen, GGP / Brian Greene, BIO / Carolyn Shand-Hawkins, MTH
Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, EGR / Xiaomin Qiu, CNAS AD, ex officio

STEM K-12 Education Committee

Charge - All issues related to education in CNAS need to go through this committee. Complete the conversion of the BSED programs in science to new certification program by December of 2017. Chair must report to the dean monthly regarding due dates and action plans.

Erica Cox, BIO, co-Chair / Melanie Carden-Jessen, GGP,  co-Chair
Tammy Jahnke, CNAS / Bryan Breyfogle, CHM / Gautam Bhattacharyya, CHM
Jill Black, GGP / Adam Harbaugh, MTH / Evan Frodermann, PAMS / Becky Baker, PAMS
Dave Cornelison, PAMS / Bill Bray, MTH / Kurt Killion, MTH / Patrick Sullivan, MTH
Gay Ragan, MTH / Janice Greene, BIO / Gigi Saunders, BIO

Student Leadership Board Committee

Charge – Board meets with the dean and/or associate dean to provide feedback regarding CNAS strategic plan. Top priorities are student engagement and student success.

CHM: Jessica Bruer, Allison Freese, Michael Bakker
CSC: Mitchell Perez, Eric McCullough
GGP: Erica Scott, Clayton Sansoucie, Madeline Behlke-Entwisle
HL: Shani Adams
MTH: Rebecca Crow, Caleb Marshall
PAMS: Matthew Yeager, Christopher Klenke
EGR: Morgan Neal, Brittany Martin

Student Recruitment Committee

Charge – Insure participation of the college in university recruitment events by communicating to department to coordinate volunteers for recruitment events. It is not the job of committee members to recruit students - that is everyone's responsibility. Committee may make recommendations to the dean regarding enhancements to recruitment. Reports to the dean each semester.

Tony Clark, CSC, Chair / Matt Pierson, EGR / **Gary Meints, CHM /  Katy Seery,  HL
Linnea Iantria, GGP / Mike Reed, PAMS / Les Reid, MTH / Angela Plank, BIO
Xiaomin Qiu, ex officio

**On sabbatical - Nick Gerasimchuk will substitute for fall 2018.

Student Scholarship Committee

Charge – Review applications for student scholarships in the college and select award winners. All award winners must be selected by May 1 of each year so that the college can recognize the award winners at a reception in the fall. Reports to the dean annually.

Paul Durham, BIO, Chair / Gary Meints, CHM / Hui Liu, CSC / Ron Malega, GGP
Nancy Kageyama, HL / Kanghui Guo, MTH / Matt Pierson, EGR / Bob Patterson, PAMS

College Council Representatives

Gigi Saunders, BIO, Chair/Rep, 2019/2020 / Matthew Siebert, CHM, 2019
Steven Senger, MTH, 2020 / Bob Patterson, PAMS, 2020 / Albert Barreda, HL, 2019
Matt McKay, GGP, 2019 / Tony Clark, CSC, 2019
Xiaomin Qiu, ex officio / David Szepatowski, CNAS Adm Asst

Faculty Senate Representatives

John Heywood, BIO, 2019 / Matt Siebert, CHM, 2020 / Ken Vollmar, CSC, 2020
Damon Bassett, GGP, 2020 / Dan Crafts, HL, 2019 / Cameron Wickham, MTH, 2019
Ridwan Sakidja, PAMS, 2019

Grad Council Representatives

Alexander Wait, BIO, 2020 / Alan Schick, CHM, 2020 / Vera Stanojevic, MTH, 2019
Gay Ragan, MSED, 2020 / Dave Cornelison, PAMS, 2020 / Razib Iqbal, CSC, 2019
Albert Barreda, HL, 2020 / Doug Gouzie, GGP, 2020 / Erich Steinle, MNAS, 2019
Lloyd Smith, MNAS-CSC, 2019