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2008 - 2009 Senate Minutes

2008 - 2009 Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Materials - All meetings of the Faculty Senate begin at 3:10 p.m. and are held in the Signal Mountain Room in the University Center. To be placed on the Agenda, you must contact the Faculty Senate Secretary (Lynn-Purkey@utc.edu) or the Faculty Senate President (Pedro-Campa@utc.edu). All meeting materials will be distributed electronically using this website.

All materials must be submitted by noon on the Friday before each meeting. Here is a detailed schedule for the year: Deadlines for Submission of Materials for Faculty Senate Meetings.

Minutes from Organizational Meeting, 04/17/08.

Fall 2008 

September 4, 2008

September 18, 2008

October 2, 2008

October 16, 2008

  • Meeting Canceled

November 06, 2008

November 20, 2008

December 4, 2008

  • Meeting Canceled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2009

January 15, 2009

February 5, 2009

February 19, 2009

March 5, 2009

March 19, 2009

  • Meeting Canceled

April 2, 2009

April 16, 2009

 


 

2008 - 2009 Senate Members

 

President: Pedro Campa (FLNG)

First Vice-President: Irene Loomis (MATH)

Second Vice-President: Chris Stuart (ENGL)

Past President: Gavin Townsend (ART)

Secretary: Lynn Purkey (FLNG)

At-Large:

  • Mike Bell, Assistant Professsor (2008-2010)
  • Tammy Garland, Assistant Professor (2007 - 2009)
  • Linda Hill, Associate Professor (2007-2009)
  • Claire McCullough, Professor (2008 - 2010)
  • Christ Stuart, Associate Professor (2007 - 2009)
  • Jim Tucker, Professor (2008 - 2010)

Adjunct:  Bill Schmidt

Lecturer: Andrea Becksvoort (2008-2010)

Behavioral Sciences:

  • Tom Buchanan (2007 - 2009)
  • Helen Eigenberg (2007 - 2009)
  • Nick Honerkamp (2008 - 2010)
  • Terri LeMoyne (2007 - 2009)

Business Adm.

  • Beverly Brockman (2007 - 2009)
  • Jim Henley* (2006 - 2008)
  • Kathleen Wheatley (2007 - 2009)

Engin. & Comp. Sci.

  • Ron Goulet (2008 - 2010)
  • Michel Holder (2007 - 2009)
  • Frank Jones (2008 - 2010)
  • Li Yang (2007 - 2009)

 

Fine Arts

  • Stuart Benkert (2008 - 2010)
  • Patrick Sweetman (2007 - 2009)
  • Kenyon Wilson (2008 - 2010)

CHEPS

  • Linda Johnston (2007 - 2009)
  • Kay Lindgren (2007 - 2009)
  • Deborah McAllister (2008 - 2010)
  • Elizabeth O'Brien (2008 - 2010)
  • Cheryl Robinson (2008 - 2010)
  • Dana Wertenberger (2007 - 2009)

Humanities

  • Ralph Covino (2008 - 2010)
  • Lauren Ingraham (2007 - 2009)
  • Lynn Purkey (2008 - 2010)
  • Vicki Steinberg (2008 - 2010)

Library

  • Beverly Simmons (2008 - 2010)

Math and Sciences

  • Hill Craddock (2008 - 2010)
  • Doug Kutz (2007 - 2009)
  • Irene Loomis (2008 - 2010)
  • TWO MORE NEEDED (2008 - 2010)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Chancellor Roger Brown
  • Provost Phil Oldham
  • Assoc. Provost, Acad. Jocelyn Sanders
  • Assoc. Provost, Ac.Adm.
  • Vice Chancellor, Adm Richard Brown
  • Dean of Libraries Theresa Liedtka
  • Vice Chancellor, Stud. John Delaney

 


 

 

2008 - 2009 Committees

This is a list of all faculty committees, as well as University committees, and any ad hoc committeesSee list in .pdf format (if available)Some of the committees need to be elected/appointed by the new Senate.

 

 

Academic Standards
Sompayrac, Joanie BACC, Chair

Balazs, Thomas ENGL

Gaudin, Tim BIOL

Harris, Colleen LIB

Jorgenson, Sara HIST
O'Dea, Greg ENGL

Norwood, Barbara NURS

Rozema, Ed MATH

Smullen, Clint CPSC

Sturzer, Felicia FLNG 

Thompson, Jack CPSC 
Student
Student
Provost
Registrar

Admissions

Ryan, Christine LIB, Chair 
Adams, Valerie LIB

Collins, Linda BIO 
Harvey, Jamie HHP

Holder, Michel ENGR
Meyer, Gail CHEM

Radu, Valerie SOCW 
Rushing, Kit HIST 

Rutledge, Valerie TPA

Smullen, Stephanie CPSC

Weatley, Kathleen BMGT 
Student
Director of Admissions
Registrar

Athletics 
Ingram, Debbie PHYT, Chair 
Burke, Lisa BMGT

Carter, Toni LIB

Edwards, Billy MATH

Fanning, Leroy EHLS
Potts, Gretchen CHEM

Shaheen, Aaron ENGL 
Watson, Paul PSYC 
Student
Student
Chancellor’s Rep.
Assoc. Prov. Acad. Admin.
Director of Athletics
SoCon Faculty Rep.

Assoc. Ath. Dir. for Academics
Director of Admissions
Registrar

Bookstore 
Seaman, Priscilla LIB, Chair

Dale, Robert PHYT

Dileepan, P. BMGT

Eskildsen, Stephen REL

Levine, David PHYT

Wann, Christi BFIN

4 students
Dean of Library
Dir. of Aux. Operations
Bookstore Manager

Budget & Economic Status 
Garrett, John ECON, Chair

Brodsky, David POLS

Dileepan, P. BMGT

Gaudin, Tim BIOL

Helton, George GSD
Miles, Lyn SOC

Rice, Richard HIST 
Smullen, Stephanie CPSC

Stuart, Chris ENGL 
Provost

Classroom Technology 
Thompson, Roger CHEM, Chair 
Allen, Richard BMGT

Browder, Hilary FLNG

Dileepan, P. BMGT

Elton, Ahmed ENGL 
Fell, Nancy PHYT

McDonald, Gary ENGL

Najberg, Andrew ENGL

Schnur, Andrea LIB

Simmons, Charlene COMM

Winters, Kathy CPSC 
Director, Walker TRC

Committee on Committees (to be elected by FS in Fall 2009)
Loomis, Irene MATH Chair
Eigneberg, Helen CRMJ 
Purkey, Lynn FLNG
Sweetman, Patrick THSP
NEED TWO MORE MEMBERS 

Curriculum

Rozema, Ed MATH , Chair

Bromley, Rebekah COMM

Brower, Jane TPA

Harris, Billy CPSC

Hiestand, Jim ENGL

Hutchenson, Bruce ECON

Johnston, Linda TPA 

Laing, Craig SOC GEOG ANTH
Marlowe, Bob PHYS
Moody, Dana INTD

Plaisted, Dennis PHIL

Sompayrac, Joanie BACC
Sturzer, Felicia FLNG

Thompson, Jack CPSC 
Wilferth, Joe ENGL

Williams, Dorothy SOCW
2 students
Assoc. Provost – Acad. Affrs.
Registrar

Departmental Honors
Kuhn, Steve MATH, Chair

Fell, Nancy PHYT
Hampton, Bryan ENGL

Kreiss, Deb BIOL 

Kutz, Doug CHEM
McDonald, Gary ENG 
Mebane, Rob CHEM

Ribeiro, Brian PHIL
Simmons, Beverly LIB

Turpin, Rick BACC

Ward, Jim HIS

White, Cindy BMGT 

While, Michele HIS 
Student
Student
Dir. of Honors Program

Faculty/Administrative Relations (elected)
Kuhn, Steve MATH CHAIR (3rd yr)
Lobo, Bento BFIN (2nd yr)
New member to be elected in the full faculty meeting

Faculty Development Grants 
Ingraham, Lauren ENGL, Chair

Allen, Tatiana PHYS 
Bellar, Stephanie POLS 
Bernard, Hinsdale GSD 
Bumphus, Vic CRMJ

Cairnes, Virginia LIB

Cowan, Kay TPA

Cox, Steve LIB

Grant, Greg CHEM

Kendall, Catherine INTD

Kong, Lingju MATH 
Leese, Tony TPA

LeMoyne, Terri SOC

McAllister, Deborah TPA

McDonald, Gary ENGL

Purkey, Lynn FLNG

Tucker, Jim GSD 

Van der Merwe, Lucas MATH
Wilkerson, Gary HHP 
Director, Walker WTRC

Faculty Handbook(to be elected by FS in Fall 2009)
Stuart, Chris ENGL, Chair
Covino, Ralph HIS 
Hill, Linda NURS 
White, Michelle HIST
Provost

Faculty Rating of Administration 
NEEDS CHAIR, Chair

Brower, Jane TPA 

Gailey, Elizabeth COMM

Guinn, Cherry NURS

Guy, Matt ENGL

Simmons, Beverly LIB

Smullen, Stephanie CPSC

Walters, Terry MATH 

White, Charles S. FLET

NEEDS TWO MORE MEMBERS 
Student
Student
Dir. of OPEIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Research 
Graef, John MATH, Chair
Allen, Tatiana PHYS
Belinskey, Boris MATH

Bonnal Michael ECON

Chatzimanolis, Stylianos BIO ENV SCI

Gaily, Elizabeth COMM 
Hanks, June PHYT
Hensley, Chris CRMJ
Jones, Frank ENGR
Kong, Lingju MATH

Lynch, John CHEM

Meece, Darrell TPA

North, Susan ENG

Pratt, Leila ECON

Purkey, Lynn FLNG 
Taylor, Valerie BMKT
Tucker, John BIO ENV SCI
Wilkerson, Gary HHP 
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

General Education
Steinhoff, Tony HIST, Chair
Aborn, David BIOL
Beech, Jennifer ENGL 
Bromley, Rebekah COMM

Carter, Toni LIB 
Gerregano, Dolly TPA

Kendall, Catherine INTD

Kovach, Margaret BIOL

Ray, Barbara NURS

Smullen, Clint CPSC

Williams, Dorothy SOCW 
Student
Assoc. Prov. for Acad. Affrs.

Grade Appeals
Potts, Gretchn CHEM, Chair 
Bumphus, Vic CRMJ 
McCullough, Claire ENGR 
Alternates:
Kuhn, Steve MATH 
Sompayrac, Joanie, BACC 

Honor Court 
Sompayrac, Joanie BACC, Chair 
Collins, Linda BIOL 
McCullough, Claire ENG
St. Goar, Rebecca MUS 
Alternates:
Beech, Jennifer ENGL
Dumas, Joe CPSC 
Smith, Joyce ENGL 
Watson, Sandy TPA 
8 students
Vice Chan. For Student Affrs..

Library 
Shaw, Joey BIOL, Chair 
Baker, Sybil ENGL 
Carver, Ethan BIOL 
Davies, Joshua FLNG 
Gavin, Tom BACC 
Holmes, Ann GEOL 
Levine, David PHYT
McGuffee, Karen CRMJ 
McNair, Jonathan MUS

Magnus, Virginia GSD 
Phillips, John PHIL
Simmons, Charlene COMM 
Symes, Steve CHEM

Warren, Amye PSYC

Watson, Paul PSYC                                                      
Student 
Student
Student
Graduate Student
University Librarian
Assoc. Prov. for Acad. Affrs..


Mediation(to be appointed by FS in Fall 2008)
Bradley, Janetta TPA, Chair
Gibbs, Kristi CHEPS 
Jaynes, Mike ENGL 
Rybolt, Tom CHEM 
Warren-Kring, Bonnie TPA 

Non-tenured Faculty
PART-TIME FS REP (to be elected fall), Chair         
Harvey, Jamie HHP (Faculty)

Seaman, Priscilla LIB (Faculty) 
Sweetman, Patrick THSP (Faculty)

Tillman, Larry PHYT (Faculty) 
TWO MORE PART-TIME FACULTY NEEDED

Petitions 
Garland, Tammy CRMJ, Chair                               
Buggey, Ann ENGL                                          
Cox, Steven LIB

Harris, Billy CPSC 
Holmes, Ann GEO 
Potts, Gretchen CHEM 
Radu, Valerie HECO 
Schnur, Andrea LIB

Tillman,Larry PHYT

Student
Registrar
Vice Chan. for Student Affrs..


Publications Board 
Sachsman, David COMM, Chair
Giffin, Phillip ECON
Johnston, Linda TPA
Tucker, Jim GSD

Vice Chan. for Student Affairs
Vice Chan. for Development
Director of Univ. Relations
2 Alumni
3 Students


Scholarships 
Kizza, Immaculate ENGL, Chair

Cairnes, Virginia LIB 
Collins, Linda BIO ENV SCI
Harris, Billy CPSC 
Kutz, Doug CHEM 
Magnus, Virginia TPA 
Mies, Jonathan PGA

Smith, Ron MATH

St. Goar, Rebecca MUS 
Stanley, Robert FLNG

Warren-Kring, Bonnie TPA

Welsh, Talia PHIL

Student
Rep. from Development
Director of Admissions
Financial Aid Counselor
Dir. of Honors Program
Faculty Marshall


Speakers and Special Events 
Eigenberg, Helen CRMJ Chair                          
Browder, Hilary FLNG 
Burke, Lisa BMGT

Eskildsen, Stephen REL

Freeman, John GSD

Guy, Matthew ENGL 
Hampton, Bryan ENGL

Ingram, Debbie PHYT
McNair, Jonathan MUS                                    
Murgai, Sarla LIB

Norwood, Barbara NURS

Prince, Bill LIB 
Graduate Student
President of SGA
Vice Pres. of SGA
Pres. of Student Organization
Pres. of Student Organization
Assistant to the Chancellor
Representative for the Chancellor


Student Rating of Faculty Instruction 
Nixon, Judy BUSA, Chair
Alderman, Betsy COMM 
Allen, Richard BMGT 
Gerragano, Dolly CHEPS

 Mies, Jonathan PGA 

Rybolt, Tom CHEM 
Stuart, Chris ENGL

Wann, Christi BFIN 
Dir. of OPEIR
Dir., Walker TRC

Other University Committees 
Honorary Degrees
Needs 3 members

Student Conduct Board (2007 - 2008)
Dale, Barry PHYT 
Secrest, Janet NURS 
White, Alan ART 

Institutional Review Board

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Graduate Council (to be elected by FS in Fall 2009)

Petzko, Vicki CHEPS, Chair

Belinsky, Boris MATH

Dumas, Joe CPSC

Gibbs, Kristi GSD

McNair, Jonathan MUS

O'Leary, Brian PSYC

Smith, Joyce ENGL

Jane Harbaugh Teaching Service Award Committee 
Needs 3 Faculty Members 
SGA President 

University Club (2008-2009)
Prince, Bill LIB
Carter, Roland MUS
Collins, Linda BIOL
NEEDS ANOTHER FACULTY MEMBER 
EXEMPT REP
NON-EXEMPT REP
Director, Auxiliary Services

Distance Learning Council/UTC Online Advisory Group (A Center for Distance Education Committee, appointed through Continuing Education, ARCS and TRC)
Adsit, Karen WTRC
Dodd, Beth CON ED
Eigenberg, Helen CRMJ
Johnston, Linda TPA
Hiestand, Jim ENGR
Mies, Jonathan PGA
Simmons, Charlene COMM
Smullen, Clint CPSC/ARCS
Sompayrac, Joanie BACC 


2008 - 2009 Committee Reports (Committee Chairs are listed in parentheses.)

Committee Chairs are required to submit yearly reports by April 1 to the President of the Faculty Senate, as stated in section 2.3.7 Section 2 under "Responsibilities of the Chair." The reports for the current academic year are posted on this page. For previous years, please visit the archives links.

  • Academic Standards (Fran Bender)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Ann Thomas Moore)
  • Admissions (Michel Holder)
  • Athletics (Debbie Ingram)
  • Bookstore (Karen McGuffee)
  • Budget & Economic Status (John Garrett)
  • Classroom Technology (Roger Thompson)
  • Committee on Committees (Joe Wilferth)
  • Curriculum (Bruce Hutchinson)
  • Departmental Honors (Steve Kuhn)
  • Faculty Administrative Relations (Doug Kutz)
  • Faculty Development Grants (Lauren Ingraham)
  • Faculty Handbook (Oralia Preble-Niemi)
  • Faculty Rating of Administration (Cherry Guinn)
  • Faculty Research (John Lynch)
  • General Education (Tony Steinhoff)
  • Grade Appeals (Gretchen Potts)
  • Honor Court (Barbara Norwood)
  • Library (Tom Gavin)
  • Mediation (Janetta Bradley)
  • Petitions (Gretchen Potts)
  • Publications Board (David Sachsman)
  • Scholarships (Doug Kutz)
  • Speakers and Special Events (Helen Eigenberg)
  • Student Rating of Faculty Instruction (Michael Bell)
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