Retrenchment Committee


There shall be a Faculty Retrenchment Committee consisting of one tenured faculty representative from each college, and two, at large, non-tenured faculty members and one elected librarian. The tenured and non-tenured faculty shall serve staggered terms of three years. One half of the faculty representatives shall be elected and one half shall be appointed by the president from nominations made by the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. After three years an elected faculty seat shall rotate on an appointed faculty seat and vice versa. The Chairperson of the Academic Senate shall be responsible for establishing the staggered terms and for supervising the alternation of elected and appointed terms. If faculty decline to elect faculty members in a timely manner, of if faculty decline to serve, the president shall appoint the committee members required to serve, including non-faculty members, if necessary.

The following persons shall serve on the Committee: the provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Fiscal Officer, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs. Ex officio, non-voting members shall be the Fair Practices Officer, the Associate Director of
Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, & Planning, and the President of the AAUP Faculty Association. The chairperson shall be a faculty representative (Faculty Handbook, Chapter 5, Section E).

Name Department College Term Expiration
Christian Koot History  CLA 2020
Christopher Cicconi  Music COFAC 2020 (appointed) 
Sergiy Borodachov Mathematics FCSM 2020 (elected) 

Alicia Mueller

Music COFAC 2022 (elected) 
James Otto (tenured) e-Business & Technology Managment CBE 2022 (elected)
Shana Gass Cook Library Library 2022 (elected)
Hyunjeong Park Nursing CHP 2022 (elected)
Jeff Kenton Educational Technology & Literacy COE 2022 (elected)


The responsibilities of the Retrenchment Committee include: 

  1. To advise the President of the University regarding retrenchment and those conditions both internal and external to the University that might ultimately have a bearing on retrenchment. 
  2. To advise the President of the University regarding deployment of human, fiscal, and physical resources on the basis of programmatic, statistical, and budgetary information. 
  3. To advise the President of the University regarding revising, adding to, or otherwise improving strategies for flexibility and advising departments regarding their situation relative to retrenchment.