Faculty Governance

 The Faculty Governance Council

The faculty of the College of Education affirms the principle of shared governance and recognizes the responsibility of the faculty and administration to govern the internal affairs of the College.  As such, the faculty of the College shall have the right and responsibility to take action in matters relating primarily to the initial operation of the College. The Faculty Governance Council is the official body designated to bring governance issues to the Faculty Assembly and to make recommendations to the Dean about the structure, function, and regulation of the College of Education.

Composition of the Faculty Governance Council

The Governance Council is comprised of 2 representatives from each department.

The 2014 - 2015 Faculty Governance Council Members include:

  • Dr. Jessica Bucholz, Chair, Learning and Teaching
  • Dr. Michele Frazier Trotman Scott, Learning and Teaching
  • Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, Clinical and Professional Studies
  • Dr. Matthew Varga, Clinical and Professional Studies
  • Dr. Brian Mosier, Leadership and Instruction
  • Dr. Robyn Huss, Leadership and Instruction
  • Dr. Barbara Kawulich, Educational Technology and Foundations
  • Dr. Yun-Jo An, Educational Technology and Foundations
  • Dr. Rebecca Stanard, Associate Dean of the College of Education, Administrative Liaison

Charges of the Council

The Faculty Governance Council is charged with the following:

  1. Recommend on curricular matters, policies on academic freedom, and responsibility of faculty; monitor and report on faculty culture and climate issues; make recommendations to the dean about the need for ad hoc committees;
  2. Recommend policies and procedures that pertain to the functioning of the College (academic, non-academic, administrative, non-administrative) to the dean;
  3. Provide support for all College accreditation needs to the Dean’s office;
  4. Act as an advocate for the faculty in all College matters under deliberation;
  5. Conduct annual review of College Committees.