Standing Committees

  • Campus Promotions Committee (CPC)
  • Campus Sabbatical & Awards Committee (CSAC)
  • Tenure Review Committee (TRC)
  • University Scholars Review Panel (USRP)
  • Conflict Review Committee

Forums

  • Department Chairs/Heads, and School Directors Forum

Academic Affairs Leadership

  • Provost's Leadership Team
  • Deans & Directors Council

2022.7.1.

Committees and Task Forces

Campus Promotions Committee (CPC)

Campus Promotions Committee Membership Criteria

“The Campus Promotions Committee (CPC) will consist of six (6) tenured faculty members, with one (1) elected by each College and two (2) elected at large, for staggered three (3) year terms. No more than one (1) faculty member may be from the same department.” – Faculty Personnel Policy, Article 2, Section 3. A. 3.

AY 22-23 Campus Promotions Committee Members

College-based members

  • Richard Funderburg (CPAE-PMP, expires 24/25)
  • Shipra Gupta (CBM-MMO, expires 23/24)
  • Michele Miller (CHST-PSY, expires 23/24)
  • Hinda Seif (CLASS-SOA, expires 24/25)

At-large members

  • Donna Bussell – EML (expires 22/23)
  • Richard Gilman-Opalsky – PIA (expires 22/23)

2022.7.1.

Campus Sabbatical and Awards Committee (CSAC)

Campus Sabbatical & Awards Committee Membership Criteria

“The CSAC shall consist of one (1) tenured faculty member elected from each College, one (1) student elected by the Student Government Association (SGA), and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs as an ex-officio, non-voting member. The faculty members will serve staggered two (2) year terms and the student will serve a one (1) year term.” – Faculty Personnel Policy, Article 2, Section 3. A. 5.

 

AY 22-23 Campus Sabbatical & Awards Committee Members

 

College-based members

  • Ahmad Juma’h (CBM, expires 23/24)
  • Holly Kent (CLASS, expires 22/23)
  • Junfeng Wang (CPAE, expires 22/23)
  • Celest Weuve (CHST, expires 23/24)

Ex-officio, non-voting member

  • Dennis Papini, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost

2022.7.1.

Tenure Review Committee (TRC)

Tenure Review Committee Membership Criteria

“The Tenure Review Committee (TRC) shall consist of seven (7) tenured faculty members elected at large by campus-wide vote of faculty members for staggered three (3) year terms. No more than two (2) faculty members may be from the same College. No more than one (1) faculty member may be from the same department.” – Faculty Personnel Policy Article 2, Section 3. A. 4.

 

AY 22-23 Tenure Review Committee Members

 

At-large members

  • Brytton Bjorngaard (CLASS-AMT, expires 23/24)
  • Mark Buxton (CBM-AEF, expires 24/25)
  • John Martin (CHST-ISP, expires 24/25)
  • Hanfu Mi (CPAE-EDU, expires 22/23)
  • Sudeep Sharma (CBM-MMO, expires 24/25)
  • Frances Shen (CHST-PSY, expires 22/23)
  • Vacant

2022.7.1.

University Scholar Review Panel (USRP)

University Scholar Review Panel Membership Criteria

The Review Panel shall consist of one senior faculty member from each college (appointed by the Provost upon recommendation of the dean), one emeritus faculty member appointed by the Chancellor, and the Provost, ex-officio, as the Chair.

AY 22-3 University Scholar Review Panel Members

College-based members

  • Yanhui Guo (CHST)
  • Sudeep Sharma (CBM)
  • Junfeng Wang (CPAE)
  • CLASS tbd

Emeritus member

  • tbd

Ex-officio member & chair

  • Dennis Papini Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost

2022.7.1.

Department Chairs/Heads & School Directors Forum

Provost Dennis Papini will serve as facilitator, and Provost’s Office staff will serve as recorder for AY 21-22, at the request of the Chairs/Heads Forum group.

Charter

I.     Name

The name of the forum shall be the Chairs and Heads Forum, University of Illinois Springfield.

II.    Purpose

The purpose of the forum shall be:

A.  To provide a venue for chairs and heads of departments across campus to communicate and collaborate.
B.  To identify and discuss professional matters of common interest to academic unit coordinators, and collaborate in developing strategies to address challenges.
C.  To solicit information from external sources on common items of interest.

III.   Plan of Organization

A.  All academic unit chairs and heads at the university will serve as members of the forum.
B.  The Provost will serve in an ex officio capacity, providing information as requested and suggesting items for the agenda.
C.  Meetings may be convened without the presence of the Provost.
D.  Each year, members will elect a Facilitator, who will solicit items for the agenda, schedule meetings, facilitate discussions, and invite speakers as requested by members. If the Facilitator is absent, a volunteer (by vote, if necessary) may facilitate discussion.
E.  Each year, members will elect a Recorder, who will take action notes summarizing the content of discussions (without identifiers). Action notes will be emailed to members within a few days, and corrections may be noted electronically. If the Recorder is absent, a volunteer may take notes. Notes will be housed with both the Facilitator and Recorder.

IV.   Conduct of Business

A.  The forum shall meet once every month September-April at an agreed upon time and location. The Facilitator shall distribute the agenda at least three days in advance of the meeting.
B.  The forum’s structure and function may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the forum.

Approved by Chairs & Heads 10.4.17

Conflict Review Committee (CRC)

Conflict Review Committee Membership Criteria

Committee members include two faculty and one academic professional, serving staggered three-year terms. The Conflict Review Committee serves an advisory role to the Provost under the University system’s Conflict of Commitment & Interest Policy (see VII.F.).

AY 22-23 Conflict Review Committee Members

  • Donna Bussell, Associate Professor, English & Modern Languages (through AY 22/23)
  • Hanfu Mi, Professor, Teacher Education (through AY 23/24)
  • tbd; AP representative (through AY 24/25)

2022.7.8

Provost’s Leadership Team (PLT)

Members of the Provost’s Leadership Team (PLT) include:

  • Dennis Papini, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Shawn Boyne, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education (AVCUE)
  • Vickie Cook, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online, Professional, & Engaged Learning (AVCOPEL)
  • Cecilia Cornell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education (AVCGE)
  • Lucia Vazquez, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (AVCRI)
  • Monica Kroft, Administrative Assistant to the Provost

2022.7.1.

Deans and Directors Council (DDC)

Members of Provost’s Deans & Directors Council (DDC) include:

  • Dennis Papini, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Mark Anderson, Interim Dean, College of Health, Science, & Technology
  • Somnath (Som) Bhattacharya, Dean, College of Business & Management
  • Shawn Boyne, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
  • Vickie Cook, Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment, Online, Professional, & Engaged Learning
  • Cecilia Cornell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education
  • Lan Dong, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Molly Lamb, Executive Director, Center for State Policy & Leadership
  • Tulio Llosa, Associate Provost for Information Technology & CIO
  • Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services
  • Robert (Bob) Smith, Dean, College of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Lucia Vazquez, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
  • Monica Kroft, Administrative Assistant to the Provost

2022.7.1.

Academic Reorganization Advisory Committee

The ad hoc Academic Reorganization Advisory Committee (ARAC) was convened by Provost Dennis Papini in 2020 to review white paper proposals and provide advice as he drafts responses to the proposals. The committee has continued its work in AY 21-22 as phase 3 of the academic reorganization moves forward.

ARAC Membership AY 21-22

Faculty members:

  • Elham Buxton, CLAS
  • Kamau Kemayo, CLAS
  • Ann McCaughan, CEHS
  • Carolee Rigsbee, CBM
  • Megan Styles, CPAA
  • Carrie Switzer, CLAS

Deans (ex-officio):

  • Som Bhattacharya, CBM
  • Lan Dong, CLAS
  • Jim Ermatinger, CEHS
  • Robert Smith, CPAA

Academic Planning Team – Fall 2020

  • Dennis Papini, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost (Chair)
  • Somnath Bhattacharya, Dean, College of Business and Management
  • Vickie Cook, Executive Director, Online, Professional, and Engaged Learning
  • Cecilia Cornell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education
  • James Ermatinger, Interim Dean, College of Education and Human Services
  • Marc Klingshirn, Director of CAP Honors
  • Michael Lemke, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Amy McEuen, UPI/United Professionals Representative
  • Ken Mulliken, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
  • Tiffany Nielson, Department of Human Development and Counseling
  • Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services
  • Robert Smith, Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Carrie Switzer, Chair, Department of Psychology
  • Tih-Fen Ting, Department of Environmental Studies
  • Te-Wei Wang, Department of Management Information Systems

Ex Officio Members:

  • Brian Clevenger, Director of Records and Registration
  • Chuck Coderko, Associate Chancellor for Administrative Affairs, Facilities & Services
  • Kelsea Gurski, Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs
  • Natalie Herring, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Jerry Joseph, Associate Provost for Budget and Administrative Planning
  • Monica Kroft, Administrative Assistant to the Provost
  • Janice Marvel, Director, Facilities Scheduling and Services
  • Kara McElwrath, Assistant Director, Client Service, ITS
  • Lorie Mick, Program Director, Health Services
  • Don Mitchell, Chief of Police
  • Mark Owens, Assistant Director, Labor and Employee Relations

Budget Model Implementation Committee – Division of Academic Affairs

Charge

Provost Dennis Papini has established the Budget Model Implementation Committee to follow up on the work of the Budget Process Design Task Force for the Division of Academic Affairs.

1. Develop a budget letter with instructions informing departments how to transmit budget requirements and priorities.

2. Work with ITS to develop an electronic form and web page to capture required fields in a proposal, and work with ITS to ensure the form and web page meet the spirit and specifications of these recommendations.

3. Assist the Associate Provost for Budget and Administrative Planning to authorize an Information Technology Services staff person to access My-UI-Financials for every department in the Division of Academic Affairs.

4. Assist the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Institutional Effectiveness to authorize the release of dashboard metrics for publication on the budget model web page.

5. Determine how best to engage deans, department chairs, and department heads to participate in the new budget model.

6. Direct Information Technology Services to publish the various program-level reports of allocations, expenditures, projections, and performance outcomes along with information about the proposals submitted to deans and their status on a web page accessible by the campus community.

7. Engage the Campus Planning and Budget Committee (CPBC) to provide workshops explaining the new budget process to departments early in the fall each year.

8. Identify responsible party to plan and hold budget hearings in February each year.

9. Present to the Provost your recommendations on any remaining issues that will need to be determined prior to implementation.

Members

  • Gerard (Jerry) Joseph, Committee Chair
  • Donna Haynes
  • Ken Kriz
  • Kathy Petitte Novak
  • Robert W. Smith
  • Aaron Stewart
  • Mohammed Uddin

Link to the Budget Process Design Task Force web page

10.14.19

Budget Process Design Task Force – Division of Academic Affairs

Charge

Provost Dennis Papini has established a task force to design a Budget Process for the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois Springfield.  The task force is charged with:

  1. Developing and vetting a proposed budget process model for the Division of Academic Affairs, and provide a recommended model with implementation steps and timeline to Provost Papini no later than July 1, 2019.
  2. Developing a budget model within the Division of Academic Affairs that aligns university resources with the strategic plan, incentivizes success as defined by the strategic plan, encourages active management of resources, and provides funds to invest in essential academic initiatives.
  3. Ensuring that the budgeting process provides for:
  • engagement and effective communication with and between units within the Division of Academic Affairs;
  • opportunities for gathering information and feedback from the university community;
  • greater transparency of budget process and decision-making using appropriate communication methods (website, briefings, electronic communications, etc.);
  • performance of fundamental budget functions including planning for the services the university will provide, setting goals established in the UIS Strategic Compass, managing allocation of resources responsibly, and controlling expenditures to ensure revenues are sufficient to cover outlays.

In FY 21, the Associate Provost for Budget & Administrative Planning will test and refine the new model.

In FY22, the Division of Academic Affairs will fully implement the new model.

Membership

The task force includes fifteen members who represent various university and Division of Academic Affairs stakeholder groups, including deans and the Campus Planning & Budget Committee.  Two of these individuals are ex-officio members of the CPBC and will serve as ex-officio task force members (Papini and Joseph).  Robert Smith (Dean CPAA) and Richard Funderburg (Faculty Member and Chair of CBPC) co-chair the task force. Task force members and their campus affiliations are listed here.

Deans (2)

  • Somnath Bhattacharya, College of Business and Management
  • Robert Smith, College of Public Affairs and Administration, Co-Chair

Campus Planning & Budget Committee (9)

  • Eric Hadley-Ives (EHS
  • Yanhui Guo (LAS)
  • Mohammed Uddin (CBM)
  • Ken Kriz (PAA), Co-Chair
  • Tung Nguyen (LAS)
  • Stephen McMinn (LIB)
  • Aaron Stewart (CS)
  • Donna Haynes (AP)
  • Rosie Dawoud (SGA)

Additional Members

  • Kathy Novak
  • David Racine

Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members

  • Jerry Joseph, Associate Provost for Budget & Administrative Planning
  • Dennis Papini, VCAA & Provost

Vision, Goals, and Principles

The success of the task force will be determined by whether the recommended budget process appropriately engages constituents within the Division of Academic Affairs in budget planning and clearly communicates and drives the allocation of resources efficiently and transparently and in a manner that supports the university’s mission and strategic priorities.

Vision

The university operates under an efficient and transparent budgeting system that promotes effective budgetary planning and an entrepreneurial spirit among units. (NOTE: In the context of budgeting, an entrepreneurial spirit seeks to grow the overall size of the pie rather than trying to enlarge your slice of the pie at the expense of the size of others’ slice of the pie.)

Goals

  • Enhance management effectiveness and resource generation by placing financial authority, accountability, and risk and rewards at the appropriate level.
  • Improve the quality of budget forecasting and financial planning at the division level.
  • Support the university’s strategic compass and initiatives.

Principles

  • The model achieves its goals as efficiently as possible.
  • The Division determines a common set of rules for all units.
  • Strong governance and planning mechanisms ensure that financial management informs decisions, but is not an end in itself.
  • The implementation of the budget process model adds to organizational satisfaction and value.
  • The budget process shapes outcomes that align with the core values of the institution.

Faculty Compensation Review Committee (FCRC)

Faculty Compensation Review Committee Membership Criteria

Committee membership includes deans, and one faculty member from each college and the library serving staggered three-year terms.

AY 14-15 Faculty Compensation Review Committee Members

  • Brookens Library

    • Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean
    • Stephen McMinn, Clinical Assistant Professor/Instructional Services Librarian and Director of Collections and Scholarly Communication (AY 14/15)
  • College of Business & Management

    • Ronald McNeil, Dean
    • Atul Agarwal, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems (AY 15/16)
  • College of Education & Human Services

    • Hanfu Mi, Dean
    • Cindy Wilson, Associate Professor, Teacher Education (AY 14/15)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    • James Ermatinger, Dean
    • Marcel Yoder, Associate Professor, Psychology (AY 17/18)
  • College of Public Affairs & Administration

    • David Racine, Acting Dean
    • Gary Reinbold, Assistant Professor, Public Administration (AY 16/17)
  • Provost’s Office Resource Staff

    • Jerry Joseph, Associate Provost for Budget & Administrative Planning
    • Patti Sims, Assistant Provost / Academic HR

International Students and Scholars Advisory Committee (ISSAC)

Lynn Pardie, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost

Jim Ermatinger, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Clarice Ford, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Jonathan GoldbergBelle, Senior Director, Center for Academic Success and Director, International Programs

Vacant, Director, International Student Services

Jerry Joseph, Associate Provost for Budget & Administrative Planning

Ron McNeil, Dean, College of Business & Management

Hanfu Mi, Dean, College of Education & Human Services

Fernando Planas, Director of Admissions

David Racine, Acting Dean, College of Public Affairs & Administration

Van Vieregge, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Services

Campus Tuition and Fees Committee (CTFC)

Campus Tuition & Fees Committee Membership

Committee membership is based upon roles except for the faculty representative, who is appointed by the VCAA/Provost at the beginning of each academic year.

Note: The Campus Tuition & Fees Committee is now overseen by the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

2022.7.1.

International Support Implementation Team (ISIT)

Committee Charge

The International Support Implementation Team (ISIT) is being formed to review the UIS Global Strategy Paper produced by AVCUE Mulliken, forward recommendations to Vice-Chancellors Comerford and Papini, and assist with the creation and implementation of an office that will provide support services, guidance, and a cohesive approach to UIS plans and efforts to recruit, retain, and support international students (and, to a lesser extent, international faculty).

Student Affairs Team Members

Mark Dochterman, Visiting Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement, Co-Chair

Ashley Andrews, Resident Director

Adam Hall, Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Rick Lane, Director, International Student Services

Academic Affairs Team Members

Lucia Vazquez, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, Co-Chair

Jonathan GoldbergBelle, Director, Study Away Programs

Rebecca Johnson, Associate Director of Admissions

Jorge Villegas, Associate Dean, College of Business & Management

Ex-Officio Members:

Ann Comerford, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Dennis R. Papini, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost

8.27.2021

Task Force on Faculty Recruitment and Retention

UIS has a record of hiring and retaining underrepresented faculty that is quite reflective of public institutions of higher education nationally – somewhere between 7-8% of the total faculty. Examination of institutional data reveals that the highest percentage of African-American and Hispanic faculty at UIS occurred in 2012, with 4.7% and 3.7% of the faculty respectively (8.4% total). Interestingly, UIS reported the greatest percentage of white faculty in 2013 at 75.7%.  The percentage of white faculty at UIS was lowest in 2020 at 66.8%, with the second lowest percentage reported in 2021 at 69.2%. With these data in mind, it is time for UIS to convene a Task Force on Faculty Recruitment and Retention to identify recommendations aimed at promoting greater institutional success in recruiting and retaining all faculty, particularly those faculty from underrepresented groups.

To achieve these outcomes we are creating a Task Force on Faculty Recruitment and Retention that is charged with developing recommendations on faculty recruitment and hiring and presenting them to the Provost by the end of the present academic year (May, 15, 2022). The following membership is proposed for the Faculty Recruitment Task Force:

  • Assistant Director, Office of Access & Equity, Shelby Bedford (Co-Chair)
  • 2 Faculty Members – CBM,  Ranjan Karri, Jorge Villegas
  • 1 Faculty Member – CEHS, Kay McChesney
  • 2 Faculty Members – CLAS, Miranda Andrews, Meagan Cass (Co-Chair)
  • 2 Faculty Members – CPAA, Junfeng Wang, Daniel Platt
  • 1 Faculty Member – Library, Sally LaJoie
  • 1 Dean, Lan Dong
  • 1 Associate Vice Chancellor, Lucia Vasquez
  • Assistant Provost Academic Human Resources, Natalie Taylor

1.12.2022