University of Michigan Dearborn

Committee Reports & Membership


Benefits Committee

This Faculty Senate committee shall be composed of four representatives elected by the Faculty Senate or its Council, four representatives elected by the Staff Senate or its Council, and three members nominated by the Chancellor and elected by the Faculty Senate. It shall be chaired by a member of the faculty and, at the discretion of the Staff Senate, a member of the staff may be the co-chair or the associate chair. The Director of Human Resources will be a nonvoting ex officio member. The charge for the committee is: To attempt to re-form a University-wide benefits committee with members representing the faculty and staff of all campuses. To advise the Chancellor concerning faculty and staff perspectives about non-salary considerations (benefits.)  To report in a timely manner to the faculty and staff senates proposed changes and alternatives in non-salary considerations (benefits) affecting current employees and retirees.  To canvass members of the faculty and staff for their insights on the ongoing University provision of non-salary considerations.  To inform the University Faculty Senate Assembly or SACUA, the Flint Faculty and Staff Senates and appointed or elected University committees and officers dealing with benefits issues of faculty and staff insights and perspectives.  To investigate and compare the non-salary considerations provided by other universities to the members of their faculty and staff and report to the faculty and staff senates and other interested bodies. To seek solutions to the benefits challenges that recognizes the needs of the members of the faculty and the staff and of the University. [Amended 1/26/09]

Commitee Members:

  • HR Director Zarras (ex-officio)
  • TBD (staff) [1?]
  • Julia Walkuski  (Lib) [15]
  • Dawn Roult (FSB) [16]
  • Lori Kornielson (staff) [16]
  • Ghassan Kridli (CECS) [15]
  • Matt Wimble (COB) [14]
  • Lori Petrick (staff) [14]
  • Kirk Philipich (COB) [15]
  • Linda Southward (staff) [16]
  • Marie Waung (CASL) [14]
  • Jin Wang (CASL) [16]

Reports:


Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty

Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty -replaced by FACT in 2013

The committee shall concern itself with budgetary matters as they pertain to the economic status of the professorial staff, librarians and curators, or otherwise affect the ability of these staff to fulfill their responsibilities. The committee shall have access to all pertinent institutional documents to include administrator data in annual reports, and work with the Faculty Senate or Senate Council to ensure that the Chancellor's University Budget Committee is aware of staff needs and concerns. The committee shall present its Annual Report to the Regents to the Faculty Senate for approval and distribution. 

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Diversity Enhancement Advisory Committee

Committee to operate in an advisory capacity to the Institutional Equity Officer, the University Administration, and the Faculty and Staff Senates.

Committee Members:

  • Hani Bawardi (CASL) [14] chair
  • Marlene Gordon (LPA/CAS&L) [15]
  • Kamalesh Kumar (COB) [14]
  • Paul Lin (CASL) [15]
  • Adnan Shaout (CECS) [15]
  • Ann Lampkin-Williams (ex-officio)
  • Anita Green (ex-officio)

Reports:


EMSL Advisory Committee

To advise the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life and the Faculty Senate on standards and procedures for admission and registration of students; financial aid; counseling and academic support; and other aspects of student life that relate to the educational process.  To work with the Financial Aid staff to monitor and distribute scholarship funds to UM-Dearborn students and to advise the Financial Aid Director and the Faculty Senate on policy matters regarding scholarships. (Approved by the Faculty Senate 11/11/13)

Committee Members:

  • Vice Chancellor Henderson (ex-officio)
  • Jun He (COB) [15]
  • Don Miller (Nat Sci/CASL) [15]
  • Arlo Clark-Foos (CASL) [15]
  • Peter Oelkers (Nat Sci/CASL) [14]
  • Warren Anderson (Soc Sci/CASL) [14]
  • Tom Cobb (LCC/CASL) [15] (chair)
  • Yi Su Chen (COB) [15]
  • Maggie Guo (COB) [16]
  • Teague Orblych (LIB) [14]
  • Jamie Wraight (LIB) [15] 

Faculty Advisory Compensation Team

To replace the UMD Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty (CESF) with a new Faculty Advisory Compensation Team (FACT), to represent the Dearborn faculties' salary concerns to the Chancellor. 

Composition

The committee will be composed of six faculty members of senatorial rank representing each academic unit. Member terms will be staggered to insure continuing experience on the team. Vacancies on the team will be filled by the Faculty Senate. One or more members of the team will be UMD Faculty Senators and serve as a liaison to the Senate. Another member or members of FACT will be appointed by the Senate to the Chancellorís University Budget Committee. Finally, one member will be nominated by the team and appointed by SACUA to the university-wide Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty. In the event that the SACUA committee meetings conflict with UMD team or Senate meetings a substitute delegate to the SACUA CESF will be nominated by the UMD Faculty Senate.

Charge

The team shall concern itself with budgetary matters as they pertain to the economic status of the senatorial rank faculty (including research and clinical faculty), librarians, and curators. The team may also address matters related to morale such as working conditions and equity issues. The team shall have access to all pertinent institutional documents and may include administrator data in annual reports. The team will make its annual report in a timely fashion so that it will be available to the Chancellor and the Budget Committee before final budgetary decisions are made. The team shall also request the Chancellorís response to the report which shall also be made available to the Faculty Senate.

The continuing members of the Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty will form the nucleus of FACT. 

Committee Members:

  • Pat Smith (Soc Sci/CASL) [15]
  • Frank Massey (Math/CASL) Chair [14]
  • Kris Bandyopdhyay (CASL) [14] (liaison)
  • Tom Callahan (COB) [14] {CESF member Ann Arbor} Chair
  • Stein Brunvand (CEHHS) [15] {Univ Budget Committee member}
  • German Reyes (CECS) [14]

Faculty Mentoring and Development Committee

Works with the Faculty Senate and the Provost to encourage and facilitate mentoring of new faculty and the continued development of all faculty members.

Commitee Members:

  • Pamela Aronson (CASL) [15]
  • Laura Reynolds-Keefer (Chair) (CEHHS)
  • Michelle Leonard (CASL)  (liaison) [15]
  • Di Ma (CECS) [16]
  • Simona Marcean (CASL) [16]
  • Magali Valero (COB) [16]

Reports:



Promotion and Tenure Committee for Associate Professor Promotions

Advises the Provost on promotion and tenure matters for promotions to associate professor rank and tenure decisions.

Commitee Members:

  • Bruce Maxim (AP) non-voting chair
  • Jun He (AP) COB [16]
  • Vivek Singh (AP) COB [15] (Bruce Bublitz alternate)
  • Jinhua Guo (AP) CECS [16]
  • German Reyes (AP) CECS [15]
  • Seong Hong (AP) CEHHS [14]
  • John Poster (P) CEHHS [15]
  • Ali Bazzi (P) CASL [14]
  • Tim Kiska (AP) CASL [16]
  • Joan Remski (AP) CASL [15] SW (Kris Bandyopadhyay alternate)
  • Bill Linn (AP) CASL [15]

Reports:


Promotion and Tenure Committee for Full Professor Promotions

Advises the Provost on promotions to full professor and tenure matters.

Committee Members:

  • Bruce Maxim (AP) non-voting chair
  • Hei Wai Lee (P) COB [16]
  • Bruce Bublitz (P) COB [15] (K. Kumar alternate)
  • Ali Bazzi (P) CASL [14]
  • Kathy Wider (P) CASL [16] (Stephane Spoiden alternate)
  • Joe Lunn (P) CASL [15]
  • Vaman Naik (P) CASL [15]
  • Chris Mi (P) CECS [16]  (M. Shridhar alternate)
  • Dongming Zhao (P) CECS [15]
  • Bonnie Beyer (P) CEHHS [14]
  • John Poster (P) CEHHS [15]

Reports:


Research Support Committee

To evaluate faculty proposals for research support, to allocate funds, to act as a screening committee for sponsored research proposals and to act as a policy advisory group with respect to campus research issues for the Director of Sponsored Research and for the Faculty Senate.

Committee Members:

  • Director of Research and Sponsored Programs Buchanan (ex-officio)
  • Erik Bond (LPA/CAS&L) [12/31/14]
  • Melissa Bowlin (Nat Sci/CAS&L) [12/31/14]
  • Chris Burke (CEHHS) [12/31/14]
  • Kamalesh Kumar (COB) [12/31/15]
  • Tom Fiore (Math/CASL) [12/31/14]
  • Vivek Singh (COB) liaison [12/31/16]
  • Carole Mei (ME/CECS) [12/31/16]
  • Susana Pecina (Beh Sci/CAS&L) [12/31/16]
  • Ron Stockton (Soc Sci/CAS&L) [12/31/16]
  • Jie Shen (CIS/CECS [12/31/15]

Reports:


Scholarship Committee

This committee was combined with the Student Affairs Advisory Committee and named the EMSL Advisory Committee on 11/11/13.  

To work with the Financial Aid staff to monitor and distribute scholarship funds to UM-Dearborn students and to advise the Financial Aid director and the Faculty Senate on policy matters regarding scholarships.

Reports:


Student Affairs Advisory Committee

This Committee was combined with the Scholarship Committee and named the EMSL Advisory Committee on 11/11/13.

To advise the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life and the Faculty Senate on standards and procedures for admission and registration of students; financial aid; counseling and academic support; and other aspects of student life that relate to the educational process.

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Student Media Committee

To act in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life on any matters pertaining to the operation of the student media.

Committee Members:

  • Yi-su Chen (COB) [16]
  • Hans Czap (COB) [15]
  • Joel Seewald (LIB) [15]
  • Caleb Seifert (Beh Sci/CASL) [14]
  • Karen Morgan (LIB) [16]
  • Michele Yoder (COB) [14]
  • Kristine Day Dir. SA (ex-officio)
  • Vice Chancellor Henderson (ex-officio)

Reports:


University Budget Committee

Chancellor Little formed this committee in the fall of 2000 to provide an effective channel through which all campus constituencies can have significant and valuable input into the budget process, can receive timely information about the process, and can provide advice, analysis, and assessment throughout the process. The committee includes six faculty members, three staff members and three students, in addition to the provost and the vice chancellor for business affairs, and will meet with the chancellor and other senior officers and deans as appropriate. It is expected that meetings will take place once or twice a month through the academic year. Five of the faculty members of the University Budget Committee are designated through appointment by the Faculty Senate Council, with two members from the College of Arts, Sciences & Letters and one each from the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, the College of Business, and the College of Engineering & Computer Science. The sixth member is to be elected by the faculty at large. Nominators must be members of the Faculty Congress, and nominees must be Faculty Senate eligible. This means that any member of the governing faculty, or professional librarian or curator shall be eligible for this seat. All Faculty Congress members are eligible to vote. Faculty members holding administrative appointments of more than 50% are ineligible to serve as elected faculty representatives.

Committee Members:

  • Munna Kachhal (CECS) [14] Faculty Rep
  • Mark DeCamp (Campus at-large) [14] Faculty Rep
  • Francine Dolins (CASL)  [16]
  • Stein Brunvand (CEHHS) [16] Faculty Rep
  • Young Ro (COB) [15] [liaison] Faculty Rep
  • TBD (CASL) [16]

Reports:



Grievances Appeals Committee

To hear faculty grievances appeals in accordance with established procedures.

Committee Members:

  • Vivek Singh (COB) Senator [14]
  • Natalia Czap (Soc Sci) Senator [14]
  • Kathy Wider (LPA) Senator [14]

Reports:

  • No reports in database