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Function: Promotes communication, training, and the assessment of advising to foster quality student service experiences across campus. Members review and discuss policies and procedures to develop resolutions to increase student success, retention, and graduation.
Membership: General membership shall consist of representatives from the following UAFS units:
- Professional Advisors (PA) include all college advisors and first-year advisors
- Two Faculty Advisors (FA) appointed by the college’s leadership
- Director of Adult Degree Completion Program
- ADA Coordinator, Director of Academic Programs Support, Registrar, Associate Registrar (Graduation/Degree Completion), Executive Director of Student Retention, APSSR, Associate Provost, Student Support Services Representative(s), and Academic Success Center Representative(s), and Student Workday Implementation Representative.
Executive Council membership shall consist of representatives from the following UAFS units:
- 1 Professional Advisor and 1 Faculty Advisor from each college which will be appointed by the college’s leadership
- Director of the ROAR First-Year Advising Center and 1 Professional Advisor from the center • Director of the Adult Degree Completion Program
- Assistant Provost of Student Success and Retention
- Secretary, if not a voting member
Co-Chair: Julie Mosley, director of R.O.A.R. First-Year Academic Advising Center
Co-Chair: Amber Bergthold, advising coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
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
|Tina Root||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: Stephanie London '06
|Rham Cunningham '01||Mike Daniels '77|
|Sharon Daniels '78||Brenda Frederiksen '89|
|Jerry Frederiksen '84||Jerry Glidewell '91|
|Taylor Goodson '15||Stacey Jones '71|
|Tony Jones '16||Jennifer Kelly '91, '98, '15|
|Sarah May '17||Hannah Osborne '08|
|John Sturrock '15|
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|
|CBI Representative (TBD)||Eric Baker|
|Daniel Maher||Chris Knubley|
|CAS Representative (TBD)||Brandy Weidman|
|Lisa Bailey||Jason Byrd|
|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 administrator
|Becky Mroczek||Julie Mosley|
|Jenny Jones||Wayne Womack|
|Karen Jeffers||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.
|Becky Mroczek||SAAC Member|
|Nicolas Pattillo||SAAC Member|
|Crystal Lougin||Mason Rhoades|
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: Chancellor's Cabinet, 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 King|
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
|Joe England||Curtis Janz|
|Nicolas Pattillo||Karen Martindale-Orite|
|Amy Keener||Meighan Pendergrass|
|Tiffany Johnson||Dana Andreassen|
|Ray Ottman||Jennifer Holland|
|Lynette Thrower||Kim Hurst|
Function: Plans, reviews, revises, and executes the 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|
|Chastadee Bailey||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: Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
|Dean Cantu||Margaret Tanner|
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: Janet Renwick, professor of computer and information sciences
|Virginia Hardgraves||Shelli Henehan|
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: Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
|Paulette Meikle||Paul Hankins|
|Monica Riley||Blake Rickman|
|Christy Williams||Cammie Sublette|
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
|Shadow Robinson||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: Jennifer Holland, executive director of student retention
|Meighan Pendergrass, chair elect||Jasmine Smith, past chair|
|Lynette Thrower, secretary||
|Kristen Merritt Beck||
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||Terry Meadows|
|Tina Root||Blake Bedsole|
|Brittany Slamons||Dejon Jordan|
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||Becky Mroczek|
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.
TBD by Provost
TBD by Provost
Function: Oversees the creation and implementation of the UAFS Strategic Plan for 2023-2028.
Membership: UAFS faculty and staff
Chair: Carey Tucker, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration
For updates or additions, please contact the Office of the Chancellor at 479-788-7007 or email Jennifer.King@uafs.edu.