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
Tim Jankowiak Philosophy & Religious Studies CLA 2025
Kate Evans Music COFAC 2023
Shuhua Ma Chemistry FCSM 2024 

Christine Engbert (non-tenured at large)

Educational Technology and Literacy COE 2024
Jorge Romero  Accounting CBE 2025 
Shana Gass Cook Library Library 2025 
Kathleen Ogle Nursing CHP 2025
Marcia Vandiver Elementary Education COE 2025 
Brianna Snyder (non-tenured at large) Nursing CHP 2025

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.