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2009 - 2010 Senate Minutes

2009-2010 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 President ( All meeting materials will be distributed electronically using this website.

All materials must be submitted by noon on the Friday before each meeting.

Fall 2009

September 3, 2009

September 17, 2009

October 1, 2009 - meeting cancelled

October 15, 2009

November 5, 2009

November 19, 2009

December 3, 2009











Spring 2010

January 7, 2010 - meeting cancelled

January 21, 2010

February 4, 2010

February 18, 2010 - meeting cancelled

March 4, 2010

March 18, 2010

April 1, 2010

April 15, 2010

2009 - 2010 Senate Members

President: Pedro Campa (FLNG)

First Vice-President: Irene Loomis (MATH)

Second Vice-President: Mike Bell (LIB)

Past President: Gavin Townsend (ART)

Secretary: Susan Giesemann North (ENG)



  • Mike Bell, Assistant Professsor (2008-2010)
  • Rebecca Elliot, Assistant Professor (2009-2011)
  • Jennifer Beech, Associate Professor (2009-2011)
  • Claire McCullough, Professor (2008-2010)
  • Rebecca Bromley, Associate Professor (2009-2011)
  • Jim Tucker, Professor (2008-2010)

Adjunct: Need One

Lecturer: Andrea Becksvoort (2008-2010)

Behavioral Sciences:

  • Lorraine Evans (2009-2011)
  • Nick Honerkamp (2008-2010)
  • Barbara Medley (2009-2011)
  • Needs one member (2009-2011)

Business Adm.

  • Jim Henley* (2006-2008)
  • Keith Richard (2009-2011)
  • Greg Thibadoux (2009-2011)

Engin. & Comp. Sci.

  • Ron Goulet (2008-2010)
  • Frank Jones (2008-2010)
  • Li Yang (2009-2011)

Fine Arts

  • Stuart Benkert (2008-2010)
  • Patrick Sweetman (2009-2011)
  • Kenyon Wilson (2008-2010)



  • Kay Lindgren (2009-2011)
  • Deborah McAllister (2008-2010)
  • M. A. McCoy (2009-2011)
  • D. R. Meese (2009-2011)
  • Elizabeth O'Brien (2008-2010)
  • Cheryl Robinson (2008-2010)


  • Ralph Covino (2008-2010)
  • Lynn Purkey (2008-2010)
  • Vicki Steinberg (2008-2010)
  • Needs one member (2009-2011)


  • Beverly Simmons (2008-2010)

Math and Sciences

  • Hill Craddock (2008-2010)
  • Irene Loomis (2008-2010)
  • Lucas C Vandermerwe (2009-2011)
  • Needs one member (2009-2011)

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, Students John Delaney


2009 - 2010 Committee Members - This is a list of all faculty committees, as well as University committees, and any ad hoc committees. See list in .pdf format (if available). Some of the committees need to be elected/appointed by the new Senate.

Academic Standards
Smullen, Clint CPSC, Chair
Brodsky, Davis POLS
Bromby, Rebekah, COMM
Georgis, Habte PHYS
Hutchinson, Bruce ECON
Marlowe, Bob PHYS
O'Dea, Greg ENGL
Waters, Terry MATH
White, Steve BMGT
Duncan McPherson (student)
Sarah Marczynski (student)


Rutledge, Valerie TPA, Chair
Adams, Valerie LIB
Ebbe, Obi SOC

Harmen, William PHIL & REL
Holder, Michel ENGR
Meyer, Gail CHEM

Radu, Valerie SOCW
Rushing, Kit HIST
Warren-Kring, Bonnie TPA
Wertenberger, Dana NURS
Dominique Copeland (student)
Director of Admissions


Potts, Gretchen CHEM, Chair
Edwards, Billy MATH

Fanning, Leroy EHLS
Mathews, John MATH

Rice, Richard HIST
Watson, Paul PSYC
Brooke Butler (student)
Caitlan Beeler (student)
Chancellor’s Rep.
Assoc. Prov. Acad. Admin.
Director of Athletics
SoCon Faculty Rep.

Assoc. Ath. Dir. for Academics
Director of Admissions


Wann, Christi. BFIN, Chair

Bernard, Hinsdale GSD

Kim, Jisook CHEM

Simmons, Charlene COMM

Smith, Ron MATH

Daniel Hunley (student)

3 more students
Dean of Library
Dir. of Aux. Operations
Bookstore Manager


Budget & Economic Status
Garrett, John ECON, Chair
Bell, Mike LIBR

Brodsky, David POLS

Ettkin, Larry MGMT

Gaudin, Tim BIOL

Lobo, Bento FIN

McCullough, Claire COMP SCI/ENGR
Miles, Lyn SOC
Najberg, Andrew ENGL


Classroom Technology
Smullen, Stephanie COMP SCI, Chair
Cairnes, Victoria LIBR

Honerkamp, Nick SOC

Rozema, Ed MATH

Thompson, Roger CRMJ
Townsend, Gavin ART

White, Cindy BMGT

Wilferth, Joe ENG
Director, Walker TRC


Committee on Committees (to be elected by FS in Fall 2009)
Loomis, Irene MATH Chair
Bell, Mike LIBR
Eigenberg, Helen CRMJ
Holder, Michel ENGR
Purkey, Lynn FLNG
Sweetman, Patrick THSP



Hiestand, Jim ENG, Chair

Anderson, Ralph POLS

Bromley, Rebekah COMM

Brower, Jane TPA

Jorgenson, Sara HIST

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

Oglesby, Burch HHP

Rozema, Ed MATH

Shaheen, Aaron ENGL
Sturzer, Felicia FLNG

Taylor, Caryl TPA
Thomas, Tricia ENGR

Wang, Ling-Sun PHYS

Whorton, Kristine ENG
Kimberly McDonald (student)
Chandler Lawson (student)
Jared Anderson (student)
Assoc. Provost – Acad. Affrs.


Departmental Honors
White, Michelle HIST, Chair

Garland, Tammy CRIMJ
Hampton, Bryan ENGL

Kuhn, Steve MATH

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

Sachsman, David COMM
Simmons, Beverly LIB
Wheatley, Kathleen MGMT
Sarah Marczynski (student)
Scott Stuart (student)
Dir. of Honors Program


Faculty/Administrative Relations

Lobo, Bento BFIN Chair (3rd yr)
Ray, Barbara TPA (2nd yr)
Potts, Gretchen CHEM (1st yr)


Faculty Development Grants
McAllister, Deborah TPR, Chair

Ahn, Jooyong MUSC
Beech, Jennifer ENG
Bradley, Janetta TPA
Bumphus, Vic CRMJ

Cothran, Lisa PSY

Cowan, Kay TPA

Gaudin, Tim BIO ENV SCI

Kizza, Immaculate ENG

Helton, George GSD
Medley, Barbara SOC

Meeks, Cathleen ENG

Ozbek, Nicky PSY

Shaw, Joey BIO ENV SCI

Van der Merwe, Lucas MATH

Ward, Jim HIST
Williams, Dorothy SOCW

Scott Stuart (student)
Director, Walker WTRC


Faculty Handbook (to be elected by FS in Fall 2009)
Bell, Mike LIBR, Chair
Covino, Ralph HIS
Hill, Linda NURS

Stuart, Chris ENGL
White, Michelle HIST


Faculty Rating of Administration
Rice, Richard HIST Chair

Alp, Nesli ENGR

Covino, Ralph HIST

Davis, Lloyd GSD

Guinn, Cherry NURS
Harris, Billy COM SCI ENGR

Horne, Chris POLS

White, Alan ART
Jared Anderson (student)
Aleshia Braden (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
Steinberg, Victoria FLNG, Chair
Balazs, Thomas ENGL
Barbosa, Jose BIOL
Darken, Betsy MATH
Evans, Lorraine SAG
Kovach, Margaret BIOL
Norwood, Barbara NURS
Ourth, Lyn PSYC
Steinhoff, Tony HIST
Thompson, Jack ENGR
Watson , Sandy TPA
Abby Satterfield (student)
Assoc. Prov. for Acad. Affrs.

Grade Appeals
Noe, Marcia ENGL, Chair
Darken, Betsy MATH
Van Ness, Shela SOC
Keatley, Virginia NURS
Zwitter, Miriam NURS

Honor Court
Sompayrac, Joanie BACC, Chair
Collins, Linda BIOL
McCullough, Claire ENG
St. Goar, Rebecca MUS
Beech, Jennifer ENGL
Dumas, Joe CPSC
Smith, Joyce ENGL
Watson, Sandy TPA
Dominique Copeland (student)
Shalin Shah (student)
Andrew Clark (student)
Kevin White (student)
4 additional students
Vice Chan. For Student Affrs..

McGuffee, Karen CRMJ, Chair
Baker, Sybil ENGL
Boyken, Sarah INTD
Davies, Joshua FLNG
Gavin, Tom BACC
Johnston, Linda TPA
Levine, David PHYT
Magnus, Virginia GSD
Palmer, Heather ENGL
Phillips, John PHIL
Magnus, Virginia GSD
Symes, Steve CHEM
Graduate Student
University Librarian
Assoc. Prov. for Acad. Affrs..

Mediation (to be appointed by FS in Fall 2008)
Van Ness, Shela SOC, Chair
Ozbek, Nicky PSY
McGuffee, Karen CRMJ
Rybolt, Tom CHEM
Warren-Kring, Bonnie TPA

Non-tenured Faculty
PART-TIME FS REP (to be elected fall), Chair
Knox, Sara CRMJ
Rehyansky, Katherine ENGL (Faculty)
Sweetman, Patrick THSP (Faculty)

Schurr, Andrea LIB, Chair
Alderman, Betsy COMM
Cox, Steven LIB
Holmes, Ann GEO
Ingram, Lauren ENG
Santiago, Manuel CHEM
Smith, Joyce ENGL
Tillman, Larry PHYT
Winters, Kathy COMP SC
Vice Chan. for Student Affrs..

Publications Board
Sachsman, David COMM, Chair
Giffin, Phillip ECON
Greenwell, Matt ART
Vice Chan. for Student Affairs
Vice Chan. for Development
Director of Univ. Relations
2 Alumni
Jordan Kendrick (student)
Julia Hunter (student)
Krysten Velloff (student)

Needs Chair
Collins, Linda BIO ENV SCI
Davidson, Susan NURS
Ford, Kevin MUSC
Goulet, Ron ENGR
Guy, Matt ENGL Heath, Greg HHP
St. Goar, Rebecca MUSC
Smith, Cathie PHYT
Abby Satterfield (student)
Aleshia Braden (student)
Rep. from Development
Director of Admissions
Financial Aid Counselor
Dir. of Honors Program
Faculty Marshall

Speakers and Special Events
Eigenberg, Helen CRMJ Chair
Buchanan, Tom SOC
Cook, Rebecca ENGL
Ingram, Debbie PHYT
Kendall, Catherine INTD
LeMoyne, Terry SOC
Murgai, Sarla LIB
Wilson, Richard POLS
Ulen, Ron MUSC
Andrew Clark (student)
Tyler Forrest (student)
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
Medley, Barbara SOC, Chair
Byrd, Stan MATH
LeMoyne, Terry SOC
Sweetman, Patrick THSP Walters, Terry MATH
Wheatly, Kathleen MGMT
Williams, Dorothy SOCW
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)


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

University Club (2008-2009)
Carter, Roland MUS
Collins, Linda BIOL
Sweetman, Patrick THSP
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

2009-2010 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.