Faculty Committees and Representatives


2016-2017 Faculty Committees and Representatives

The ILS Department has Standing Committees and Select Committees when appropriate. The Standing Committees are:

1.    Department Evaluation Committee (DEC);

2.    Department Curriculum Committee (DCC);

3.    Department Graduate Admissions Committee (DGAC);

4.    Department Scholarship Committee (DSC);

5.    Department Personnel Committee (DPC);

6.    Department Sabbatical Leave Committee (DSLC).

Standing Committees will elect their own chairpersons and keep written minutes, which, except for the DEC, shall be filed in the Department Office within one (1) week of approval unless otherwise stated in this document.  Only tenured faculty may serve on the Department Evaluation Committee, the Department Sabbatical Leave Committee and the Department Personnel Committee. Each Committee shall determine its own schedule after an initial meeting no later than two (2) weeks after the beginning of each semester. 

Select Committees are those created for a specific purpose and membership may beby invitation from or appointment by the Department Chairperson. 

In addition, the Department has representatives to the following School or University committed:

1.    Faculty Senate

2.    Graduate Council

3.    Undergraduate Curriculum Forum (UCF)

4.    School of Education (SOE) Unit Assessment and Articulation Board (UAAB)

Current membership and representatives


Department Evaluation Committee (DEC)


Membership
: three (3) tenured members, elected by the Department in the spring semester, with staggered terms of three years. Terms begin the Fall semester following election

Duties: The duties of the DEC are prescribed in the current Promotion, Tenure, Renewal and Professional Assessment Procedures for Faculty (i.e., Collective Bargaining Agreement, Faculty Senate Resolutions.).  The DEC process shall follow all applicable rules and codes. 

2016-2019 term: Arlene Bielefield

2015-2018 term: Eino Sierpe

2016-2017 term: Yan Quan Liu

 

 

Department Curriculum Committee (DCC)


Membership
: Department faculty who request to be members (minimum of 5).  Membership is for an academic year

Duties: Regular reviews and implementation of curriculum development for each program area of the Department. Provide adjunct faculty with standardized syllabi for their assigned courses.

Full-time faculty: Arlene Bielefield, Yan Quan Liu, Hak Joon Kim, Gayle Bogel

Part-time Faculty: TBA

Buley Library Representative: David Feinmark

Graduate Student Representatives: Cynthia Hilliard

Undergraduate Student Representative: TBA

Graduate Alumni Representatives: Kay Opalenik

State Library Representative: Kendall F. Wiggin

 

 

Department Graduate Admissions Committee (DGAC)


Membership
: Three (3) faculty members appointed by the Department Chairperson for one academic year.

Duties: Screening applicants for admission to the graduate programs of the Department, and recommending admissions policy. 

Member 1 (2016-2017): Arlene Bielefield

Member 2 (2016-2017): Gayle Bogel

Member 3 (2016-2017): Yan Quan Liu

 

 

Department Scholarship Committee (DSC)


Membership
: Three (3) faculty members who volunteer to serve for one academic year.

Duties: Recommending qualified students for scholarships.

Member 1 (2016-2017): Yan Quan Liu

Member 2 (2016-2017): Arlene Bielefield

Member 3 (2016-2017): Gayle Bogel

 

 

Department Personnel Committee (DPC)


Membership
: Three (3)  faculty members elected to serve three-year staggered terms

Duties: Stated in the Faculty Senate Chairperson's Document. 

2016-2019 term: Gayle Bogel

2015-2018 term: Yan Liu

2014-2017 term: Eino Sierpe

 

 

Department Sabbatical Leave Committee (DSLC)


Membership
: Three (3) tenured faculty members elected to serve three-year staggered terms.

Duties: Prescribed in the current Sabbatical Leave Procedures for Faculty (i.e., Collective Bargaining Agreement, Faculty Senate Resolutions). The DSLC process shall follow all applicable rules and codes.

2016-2019 term: Yan Liu

2015-2018 term: Eino Sierpe

2014-2017 term: Arlene Bielefield

 

Department Retraining Committee (DRC)


Membership
: Three (3) tenured faculty members elected to serve three-year staggered terms.

Duties: Prescribed in the current Retraining Procedures for Faculty (i.e., Collective Bargaining Agreement, Faculty Senate Resolutions). The DRC process shall follow all applicable rules and codes.

2016-2019 term: Arlene Bielefield

2015-2018 term: Yan Liu

2014-2017 term: Eino Sierpe 

 

 

Ad Hoc Committee for Hiring, Assigning, and Managing Student Workers

Membership: Three (3)  faculty members elected to serve for a one-year term.

Duties: Review applications, recommend appointments and assignments to the department chairperson. Monitor performance of each student worker.

2016-2017 term: Arlene Bielefield

2016-2017 term: Gayle Bogel

2016-2017 term: Yan Liu

 

 

Faculty Search Committee

Membership: Three (3)  faculty members elected to serve for a one-year term.

Duties: See Search Procedural Guidelines are at
https://www.southernct.edu/Faculty%20Search%20Procedures%2010.24.12.pdf

Members:

 

Department Committee on Capstone Experience

Membership: Three (3)  faculty members elected to serve for a one-year term.

Members:

 

Physical and Technological Resource Assessment Committee

Members:

 

Faculty Senate Representative
 

2014-2017 term: Yan Liu

 


Graduate Council Representatives

2016-2019 term: Arlene Bielefield

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Forum (UCF) Representative

2015-2018 Representative: Yan Liu

 

 

Educator Preparation Provider Council (EPPC)

 
2016-2018 Representative: Gayle Bogel

 

School of Education Curriculum Committee

2016-2018 Representative: Arlene Bielefield

 

Liaison to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

2016-2018 Representative: Arlene Bielefield

 

Faculty Liaison to Buley Library

2015-2017 Representative: Eino Sierpe

 

[Descriptions from Bylaws of the Department of Information and Library Science. Approved unanimously by ILS Faculty on May 18, 2016.]

 

Last updated: May 19, 2016