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Faculty Senate

Executive Committee Information 

Membership
All full-time faculty of the University shall be Members of the Faculty Senate. Full-time faculty include all individuals with a contract for full-time teaching regardless of whether that individual has release time for administrative duties, research, or for other reasons. Department chairpersons shall be Members.

Voting
Each member shall have one vote. All voting is by simple majority except where otherwise noted in these by-laws. Voting shall ordinarily be conducted by voice or a show of hands. Annual voting for Executive Committee members shall be conducted by a three-person ad hoc committee appointed by the University Registrar comprised on non-members.

Executive Committee
The Members shall once annually in the spring elect an Executive Committee of five persons comprising a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and additional Member. All must be Members and at least one of the individuals on the Executive Committee shall hold the rank of full or associate professor. Department chairpersons may serve on the Executive Committee, however no more than one department chairperson may serve on the Executive Committee at one time.

Voting Procedure
Executive Committee members are elected by the Members during the Spring general assembly meeting by secret ballot. In the event of a tie, the current Chairperson of the Executive Committee shall cast the deciding vote and, in the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson shall cast the deciding vote.

Candidates may be nominated by a Member. Members may also self-nominate. Newly elected Executive Committee members shall take office as soon as they are elected. Should any officer refuse or fail to serve, the Executive Committee shall hold an election to select a replacement as soon as feasible.

Term of Executive Committee Members
Members on the Executive Committee serve a maximum two one-year terms. Terms do not have to be contiguous. A member of the Executive Committee who goes on leave for a semester or who is terminated from employment with the University shall be considered resigned. Executive Committee members may serve no more than two terms.

Duties of the Chairperson
The Chairperson shall chair Executive Committee meetings and Faculty Senate general assemblies in accordance with these by-laws. The Chairperson shall serve as the representative of the Faculty Senate.

Duties of the Vice Chairperson
The Vice Chairperson shall perform the duties of the Chairperson when the Chairperson is unable to conduct his or her duties. The Vice Chairperson assists the Chairperson in the conduct of his or her duties.

Duties of the Secretary
The Secretary shall take the minutes of all Executive Committee and Faculty Senate general assembly meetings and present them to the Chairperson for distribution. The Secretary shall keep all records of the Executive Committee and Faculty Senate, including minutes, votes, and election results.

Duties of the Parliamentarian
The Parliamentarian shall be responsible for ensuring that the Senate follows appropriate protocol and procedures as required by these by-laws.

2018/2019 FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

Dr Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz – Chairperson,Department of IT

Dr Sami Naji – Vice Chairperson, Department of IT

Dr John Wall- Secretary, Department of English

Dr Christine Murray, Parliamentarian, Department of English

Prof Angela Miller, Additional Member, Department of English

 

2017/2018 FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

Dr Rod Monger—Chairperson, Department of Business

Dr Boris Abbey—Vice Chairperson, Department of Business

Dr Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz—Secretary, Department of IT and Computer Science

Dr Albert Wolf—Parliamentarian, Department of Political Science

Dr Volodymyr Pihenko—Additional Member, Department of Public Administration

Curriculum Committee

Dr John Wall, Department of English

Dr Jesus Pascal, Department of Math and Sciences

Prof Nezamuddin Abdullah, Department of Law

Dr Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz, Department of IT and Computer Science

Quality of Teaching

Dr Zaher Wahab, Department of Education and Center of Teaching Excellence Dir.

Dr Christine Murray, Department of English

Prof Chris Henderson, Department of English

2 additional faculty as needed

Faculty Recruitment

Dr Jesus Pascal, Department of Math and Sciences

Prof Angela Miller, Department of English

Waheed Noori, Director of Human Resources

Dr Rod Monger, Department of Business

Prof Ghizaal Haress, Department of Law

Library Committee

Dr Albert Wolf, Department of Political Science

Dr John Wall, Department of English

Prof Gilbert Lopez, Head Librarian

Dr Boris Abbey, Department of Business

3 additional faculty as needed

Student Enrollment and Retention

Prof Colleen Foster, Department of Business

Dr Jimbo Claver, Department of Math and Sciences

3 additional faculty as needed

Research and Development

Dr Tat Puthsodary, Department of Public Administration

Prof Shoaib Timory, Department of Law

Dr Volodymyr Pihenko, Department of Public Administration

Dr Sujatha Chandarlapaty, Department of Business

Dr Aissa Boudjella, Department of IT and Computer Science

Quality Assurance Office

Dr Julie Holland, University Registrar

Dr Rod Monger, Department of Business

Dr Christine Murray, Department of English

Prof Chris Henderson, Department of English

Dr Zaher Wahab, Department of Education & Dir of Center for Teaching & Learning

Ex Officio: All Department Chairs and Student Representative, SGA President


 

2016/2017 Faculty Senate:

Dear AUAF faculty,

We are happy to announce this year’s AUAF Faculty Executive Committee members for 2016/2017:

Dr Bahar Jalali – Chairperson

Chris Henderson – Vice Chairperson

Ali Reza Yunespour – Secretary

Dr Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz – Parliamentarian

Dr Jimbo Claver – Additional Member

Meetings take place throughout the spring 2017 semester.

 

2016/2017 FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

Bahar Jalali—Chairperson

Chris Henderson—Vice Chairperson

Ali Reza Yunespour--Secretary

Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz—Parliamentarian

Jimbo Claver—Additional Member

Curriculum Committee

Ali Reza Yunespur

John Wall

Jesus Pascal

Nezamuddin Abdullah

Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz 

Quality of Teaching

Zaher Wahab

Christine Murray

 Bruce Josephson

Chris Henderson

2 additional ad-hoc faculty as needed

Faculty Recruitment

David Sedney, Ex Officio

Jesus Pascal

Angela Miller

Waheed Noori

Rod Monger

Ghizal Haress

Library Committee

Albert Wolf

John Wall

3 other faculty

Student Enrollment

Colleen Foster

Jimbo Claver

3 additional ad-hoc faculty as needed

Professional Development

Puthsodary Tat

Shoaib Timory

Volodymyr Pihenko

Sujatha Chanderlapaty

Aissa Boudjella

 

2017 Spring meetings:

05/April Meeting Wednesday April 5, 2017 from 12:30pm-1:30pm to decide sub committee members

19/April Report from each standing committee chair since the last meeting of the Faculty  Senate which took place on April 5, 2017.

16/May Academic calendar review

12/June Meeting with new AUAF President Kenneth Holland. He has arrived and joined our community. Meeting will be held in the Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

14/June Faculty Senate general assembly meeting from 12:30pm-1:30pm in room 114 of the Women's Center. The main agenda item will consist of voting on work done by the curriculum committee.