Retrenchment Committee

Membership

The Retrenchment Committee shall be composed of one elected tenured faculty member from each college with academic departments, two elected non-tenured faculty members, and one elected librarian with permanent status; one chairperson (appointed by the chairs of the University [i.e., the Council of Chairs] in the event of the committee’s convening); the Provost ex officio with the right to vote; the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Inclusion ex officio with the right to vote; the Vice President for Administration and Finance ex officio with the right to vote; the President of the TU-AAUP ex officio with the right to vote; and the Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Research, ex officio and non-voting.

Name Department College Term Expiration
Carol Caronna Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice CLA 2022
Kate Evans Music COFAC 2023
Shuhua Ma Chemistry FCSM 2024 

Alicia Mueller

Music COFAC 2022 

Christine Engbert (non-tenured at large)

Educational Technology and Literacy COE 2024
James Otto  Business Analytics & Technology Managment CBE 2022 
Shana Gass Cook Library Library 2022 
Hyunjeong Park Nursing CHP 2022
Jeff Kenton Educational Technology & Literacy COE 2022 

Responsibilities

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.