Faculty Development & Research Committee

Membership

The Faculty Development and Research Committee is composed of two faculty appointed from each academic college on recommendation of the Faculty Association President to the University President. One dean without the right to vote also serves on this committee. Deans rotate on two-year terms as established by the Provost.

Voting Members

name department college term expiration
Michaël Dewally Finance CBE 2019
Devon Dobrosielski Kinesiology CHP 2020
Marty Freedman Accounting CBE 2018

Jennifer Figg

Co-Chair

Art + Design, Art History, Art Education

 

COFAC

 

2018

 

Heather Haverback

Co-Chair
Secondary and Middle School Education COE 2018
Christian Koot History CLA 2020
Eva Mengelkoch Music COFAC 2018
Mark Pellowski Audiology - Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies CHP 2019
Jessica Shiller Instructional Leadership & Professional Development COE 2019
Jacqueline Shin English CLA 2019
Vera Smolyaninova Physics Astronomy and Geosciences FCSM 2020
Michelle Snyder Biological Sciences FCSM 2019

Ex-Officio

Name Department College Term Expiration
Lisa Plowfield Dean, College of Health Professions CHP 2018
Nancy Dufau  Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Research   NA 

Responsibilities

According to the University Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the Faculty Development and Research Committee are:

  1. To communicate with the faculty to determine its need for faculty development and research support. 
  2. To encourage the development of faculty as scholar-teachers. 
  3. To advocate for financial support for faculty development and research whenever possible. 
  4. To establish criteria and guidelines for the distribution of support funds and to award these grants based on the review of the proposals. 
  5. To provide an Annual Report to the University Senate.