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Faculty Welfare Committee

Faculty Welfare Committee Description

Functions

A. To evaluate all full-time and adjunct faculty members on a regular basis.

B. To make recommendations to the President of the College in the area of salary, promotion, tenure, and sabbatical leave.

C. To make recommendations to the faculty-as-a-whole in the areas of fringe benefits, insurance programs, and professional meeting allowance.

D. To advise the Dean of the College, when needed, on issues related to faculty staffing.

The chair is elected from among tenured members of the Committee and will receive administrative support from the Academic Affairs Office over a two-year term.

Important Information

Call for Proposals: Faculty Development Plan (FDP) Post-tenure Review Alternative for 2015-16 Reviews

Faculty Review Timeline for 2015-16

Faculty Review Preparation Documents (guidelines and materials checklists, and a PowerPoint overview)

Faculty Handbook

Members of the Faculty Welfare Committee

Business and Education Division Chair

Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee

Deborah Bracke

Associate Professor of Education

Current term expires 2016-17

Contact information and profile

Fine and Performing Arts Division Chair

John S. Pfautz

Professor, Department of Music

Current term expires 2016-17

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History, Philosophy, and Religion Division Chair

Douglas Parvin

Associate Professor, Philosophy Department

Current term expires 2017-18

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Language and Literature Division Chair

Joe McDowell

Professor, English Department

Current term expires 2015-16

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Natural Sciences Division Chair

Kevin Geedey

Professor, Biology Department

Current term expires 2015-16

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Social Sciences Division Chair

Mariano Margalhaes

Professor, Political Science Department

Current term expires 2017-18

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Dean of the College

Pareena Lawrence

Provost and Dean of the College

Permanent member

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Advisory Members

When items in functions C and D are being considered, three faculty members of untenured status (no two from any one division) will act as the department chair of the individual being considered for review.

Untenured Member

Tierney Brosius

Assistant Professor, Biology Department

Current term expires 2016

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Untenured Member

Amanda Wilmsmeyer

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department

Current term expires 2017

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Untenured Member

Rupa Gordon

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department

Current term expires 2017

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Untenured Member

Megan Havard

Assistant Professor, World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department

Current term expires 2017

Contact information and profile

For more information, faculty may contact their division chair or Deb Bracke, chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee.