Function: Reviews any appeals to a student's academic standing as it relates to academic suspension and dismissal. Students provide their appeals in writing with supporting documentation. The committee has an opportunity to review those appeals prior to meeting for discussion.
Membership: Faculty and staff appointed by the vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the provost.
Chair: Julie Mosley, director of R.O.A.R. First-Year Academic Advising Center
|Danielle Jolie||Sherry Burnett|
Function: Strives to engage alumni and strengthen participation for the roughly 45,000 living UAFS, Westark, and Fort Smith Junior College alumni.
Membership: Alumni selected by a nominating committee
Chair: Christopher Cluck '05
Chair Elect: Stephanie London '06
|Rham Cunningham '01||Mike Daniels '77|
|Sharon Daniels '78||Sandy Dixon '85|
|Brenda Frederiksen '84||Jerry Frederiksen '84|
|Jerry Glidewell '91||Taylor Goodson '15|
|Stacey Jones '71||Tony Jones '16|
|Sarah May '17||Hannah Osborne '08|
|Warren Raper '81||Brock Schulte '08|
Function: A faculty-led, student-learning committee. Coordinates assessment activities for the entire campus for the purpose of continuous improvement in learning. Quality of learning at UAFS is assessed through two primary sets of learning outcomes: one specific to each academic program and one that targets general education competencies . Measures include such approaches as portfolios, practical demonstrations, projects, presentations, comprehensive examinations, embedded exam items, class assignments, labs, and case studies.
Membership: Faculty liaisons from each college.
|Derek Goodson||Ahmad Rahal|
|Eric Baker||Daniel Maher|
|Chris Knugley||Brandy Weidman|
|Lisa Bailey||Lisa Manriquez|
|Faculty Senate Representative (TBD)||Curriculum Committee Representative (TBD)|
Function: Evaluates, reviews, and updates each other on the eligibility rules and regulations of the NCAA DII bylaws to insure every student-athlete is recognized by the institution's system as an athlete for monitoring and certification procedures.
Chair: Tommye Robinson, assistant athletic director for compliance / senior women's adminstrator
|Becky Mroczek||Julie Mosley|
|Jenny Jones||Wayne Womack|
|Karen Jeffers||Tammy Conrow|
|Danielle Jolie||Shanna Turney|
Function: Advises, educates, and advocates for an inclusive athletic community that values other cultures, feelings, and history in a non-assimilating way that builds community through common goals.
Membership: Volunteers from the UAFS Athletic Department, faculty, staff, student-athletes, and community leaders.
|Robert McAfee||Jason Phillips|
|Rachel Williams||Nicki Stancil|
|Katie Beineke||Chris Kelly|
|Mary Ruth||Nicolas Pattillo|
|Crystal Lougin||Alexsis Brown|
|Curtis Janz||Natasha Higgins|
|Wing Chow||Becky Mroczek|
Function: Reviews university revenues and brings a recommended and balanced budget for consideration and approval by the university chancellor. Subcommittees recommend ways to increase revenues, decrease expenses, increase efficiencies, and/or improve communication. Subcommittees have been formed using input received from faculty, staff, and students through an anonymous survey instrument sent to all employees and students.
Membership: Senior Staff, budget director, Deans Council, one representative of Student Government Association, one representative of Faculty Senate, and one representative of University Staff Council
Chair: Carey Tucker, vice chancellor for finance and administration
|Terisa Riley||Jennifer Belt|
Revenue Generation Subcommittee
|Blake Rickman (co-chair)||Larry Faulk (co-chair)|
|Meagan Bowling-Fudge||Andrew Mackey|
|Jason Phillips||Stephen Husarik|
|Christy Williams||Kristin Tardif|
|Kendall Ross||Katie Beineke|
|Stacey Jones (co-chair)||Rita Barrett (co-chair)|
|Alvin Campbell||Chris Flippo|
|Jeff Shaver||Carolyn Filippelli|
|Kari Carbajal||Cheryl Davis|
|Latisha Settlage||Dave Stevens|
|Margaret Tanner||Meighan Pendergrass|
University Organization Structure Subcommittee
|Georgia Hale (co-chair)||Dave Stevens (co-chair)|
|Paul Hankins||Anne Thomas|
|Maurice Testa||Amanda Seidenzahl|
|Ken Warden||Rita Barrett|
|Tina Root||Nicolas Pattillo|
|Lynn Korvick||Loni Elliott|
|Laura Witherington||Julie Wright|
|Monica Riley||Virginia Hardgraves|
Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee
|Bev McClendon (co-chair)||Joe Hardin (co-chair)|
|Brittany Slamons||Wayne Womack|
|Svetla Dimitrova||Monique Bracken|
|Susan Krafft||Justina Buck|
|Shelley Blanton||Ben Anderson|
Student Engagement and Success Subcommittee
|Lee Krehbiel (co-chair)||Chris Kelly (co-chair)|
|Alora Bauer||Joshua Burns|
|Derek Goodson||Jennifer Holland|
|Matt Hutchins||Curtis Janz|
|Stephanie London||Becky Mroczek|
|Amanda Seidenzahl||Micki Voelkel|
Function: Reviews and discusses the behavior of students who may be a threat to themselves or the campus community. Seeks to have positive interventions and interactions with these students and manage any situations that may pose a threat to the individual or the campus community.
Membership: Faculty and staff from different service areas across campus.
Chair: Dave Stevens, dean of students
|Beth Eppinger||Curtis Janz|
|Nicolas Pattillo||Karen Martindale-Orite|
|Amy Keener||Peyton Lazzo|
|Ray Ottman||Dana Andreassen|
Function: Plans, reviews, revises, and executesthe university's commencement ceremonies for both fall and spring semesters.
Membership: Staff members directly involved in the planning of commencement ceremonies
Chair: Wayne Womack, registrar
|Sherry Burnett||Ashley Goodson|
|Jordanna Shotzman||Wesley Hooks|
|Stacey Jones||Ray Ottman|
Function: Advances the educational mission of the university and addresses issues of concern related to academic programs, including adding and sunsetting programs, program delivery, Program review, quality of programs, and advising. Also provides a conduit for discussion of issues within the colleges to ensure uniformity in implementing university policies and procedures.
Membership: Associate provost and academic deans
Chair: Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
|Latisha Settlage||Paul Hankins|
|Lynn Korvick||Margaret Tanner|
Function: Reviews, unifies, and strengthens UAFS's diversity and inclusion efforts. Members have opportunities to plan and implement cultural sensitivity and heritage programs, review campus policies and practices to ensure that they are inclusive for all UAFS students, faculty, and staff, and serve as resources and advocates for the university's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Membership: Volunteers from the faculty, staff, student body, and Fort Smith community.
Chair: John Blue, executive director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
|Rachel Putman (chair)||Williams Yamkam|
|Bun Song Lee||Megan Smith|
|Wesley Hooks (co-chair)||Tommye Robinson (co-chair)|
|Curtis Janz||Crystal Lougin|
|Kenneth Spears||Mason Rhodes|
|Samantha Contreras||Chris Chaney|
|Lexie Lewis||Becky Mroczek|
|Lynette Thrower (chair)||James Benjamin|
|Jeanetta Henry||Sherri Bennett|
|Mandy Keyes (chair)||Dave Stevens|
|Raneisha Lewis||Kim Gordon|
|Monique Bracken||Gwen Kelly|
|Bun Song Lee||Aviance Taylor|
Men of Excellence Subcommittee
|John Blue (chair)||Kevvin Brown|
|Nigel Otero||Olan James|
|Wesley Hooks||Luis Negrete|
|Dejon Jordan||Sayo Fakayode|
Policies and Procedures Subcommittee
|Jason Phillips (chair)||Lindsy Lawrence|
|Melissa Freiley||Nicki Stancil|
|Shanna Turney||Nicha Otero|
|Katie Waugh||Jordan Ruud|
|Daniel Maher||John Bennett|
|Lindsy Lawrence (chair)||Nicha Otero|
|Nicolas Pattillo||Samantha Contreras|
|Mary Lutze||John Blue|
|John Blue (chair)||Kristen Bensinger|
|Rhonda Gray||Paulette Miekle|
|Wesley Hooks||Tiffany Johnson|
|Kerrie Taber (chair)||Cristina Castorena|
|Paula Julian||Tina Root|
Faculty Council: Voting members of the Faculty Council are those full-time employees of the university with teaching included as 50 percent or more of their appointment and professional librarians.
Faculty Senate: The Faculty Senate and its constituent committees serve as the faculty voice of the university. The Faculty Senate is elected by and from voting members of the Faculty Council. A faculty member becomes eligible to serve on the Senate after being a voting member of the Faculty Council for two years.
Chair: Erik Carlson, associate professor of English, rhetoric, and writing
|Janet Renwick (chair elect)||Jason Phillips (secretary)|
|Mitzi Jones (parliamentarian)||
Function: Insures the development of basic policies for graduate education at UAFS and the facilitation, improvement, and evaluation of graduate programs throughout the university.
Membership: Composed with the director of Graduate Studies as chair. Voting faculty members shall be appointed by the UAFS provost, in consultation with the deans, for a term of two years with one-half of the council changing each year.
Chair: Margaret Tanner, director of Graduate Studies
|Micki Voelkel||Debbie Koch|
|Laura Witherington||James Benjamin|
|Ahmad Rahal||Jim Wollscheid|
Function: Reviews the grant writing process to ensure that faculty and staff who wish to apply for a grant has an easy-to-understand process that guides them from researching the grant to submitting it.
Membership: Faculty, staff, vice chancellors, and other senior leaders.
Chair: Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
|Katrina Brandli||Paul Hankins|
|Paulette Meikle||Blake Rickman|
|Monica Riley||Cammie Sublette|
|Christy Williams||Linda Word|
Function: Devises policies, provides guidance, assesses the security of network infrastructure, and reviews pertinent operating procedures and response plans; develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive information security program that includes a risk-based framework for identifying and managing threats, establishing security standards, responding to incidents, restoring impaired services, and assessing progress towards program goals.
Membership: Director of Information Technology Services; manager of ITS infrastructure; manager of ITS customer support; ITS security analyst; registrar; chief of police; human resource representative; faculty representative.
Chair: Terry Meadows, director of Information Technology Services
|Cheryl Davis||Mike Ming|
|Michael Madzar||Wayne Womack|
|John Hightower||Ray Ottman|
Function: Advances the educational mission of the university and addresses issues of concern related to academic programs including adding and sunsetting programs, program delivery, program review, quality of programs, and advising. Also provides a conduit for discussion of issues within the colleges to ensure uniformity in implementing university policies and procedures.
Membership: Vice chancellors and other direct reports of the chancellor
Chair: Terisa Riley, chancellor
|Georgia Hale||Lee Krehbiel|
Chris Kelly, ex officio
Function: USC facilitates participation in university governance, thus fostering staff development and commitment to university goals, and operates in an official capacity with authority delegated by the chancellor.
Chair: Jasmine Smith, director of alumni engagement and annual giving
|Jennifer Holland, chair elect||Meagan Bowling-Fudge, past chair|
|Amber Gutierrez, secretary||
Function: Oversees implementation of the Strategic Enrollment Plan and periodic re-formulation.
Membership: UAFS faculty and staff
Chair: Lee Krehbiel, vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
|Chris Kelly||Curtis Janz|
|Wayne Womack||Ken Warden|
|Dave Stevens||Monica Riley|
|Jennifer Holland||Karen Jeffers|
|Margaret Tanner||Andrea McCaleb|
|Meagan Bowling-Fudge||Nicolas Pattillo|
|Dennis Siler||Beth Eppinger|
|Tina Root||Terry Meadows|
Function: Plans, implements, and oversees all activities related to technology in the support of effective student learning and teaching. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Evaluating, refining and implementing the Blackboard Learning System (BLS) training and certification of faculty.
- Aiding in the transition to and implementation of new and improved technology products on our campus and serve as champions and/or models for how the new products can best be used.
- Adopting a set of best practices for all UAFS BLS courses to ensure established quality practices for online and distance learning are shared and used in development of courses.
- Providing and maintaining a rubric based on the aforementioned best practices for evaluation of the quality of courses to be used within each college to assure ongoing success of existing and new courses.
- Evaluating new technologies that enhance student learning and effective instruction and providing recommendations to appropriate faculty, deans, and/or support personnel.
- Exploring strategies related to technology requested by faculty that support teaching and learning.
- Providing or assisting in the planning for specialized workshops to showcase technology tools to be used in the classroom.
- Preparing an annual report of activities of the TSI committee for the provost/senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and/or the associate provost.
Membership: Two members from each college to serve three-year terms with one-third of the members being selected each year. (Initial terms will range from one to three years and will be determined by the Office of the Provost). Terms will end in the spring semester. Key staff members in information systems and information technology are also included.
Chair: Tara Mishra, director of Instructional Support
|Justina Buck||Matt McCoy|
|Virginia Hardgraves||Chizuko Iwaki|
|Clint Brooks||Sky Zhang|
|Michael Ming||Pam Fout|
|Margaret Tanner||Larry Faulk|
Function: Reviews each faculty promotion portfolio to determine whether the process for attaining a promotion to senior instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor has been followed. If there is not unanimous agreement on the promotion from the college, members will review the portfolio to ascertain whether the faculty member meets promotion guidelines.
Membership: Representatives from each college.
Chair: Janet Renwick, professor
|Debbie Koch||Argie Nichols|
|Ahmad Rahal||Kimberly Robinson|
For updates or additions, please contact the Office of the Chancellor at 479-788-7007 or email Jennifer.Belt@uafs.edu.