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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
College of Letters and Science
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8660

Office:
Nursing Education Building
Room 101

Phone: (920) 424-1222
Email: cols@uwosh.edu

College of Letters and Science Standing Committees 2020-2021

View committee descriptions at the bottom of this page and HERE.

More information about COLS governance and COLS Committees can be found in our Bylaws.

Agendas and Minutes for COLS Committee meetings should be sent to cols@uwosh.edu.

Note: Chairs were elected at the first meeting in Fall 2020.

##- Serving second consecutive term

*- Committee Chair

Faculty Committee   
FDL/FOXVACANT9/1/20206/5/2022
FAPAJane Purse-Wiedenhoeft##Theatre9/1/20196/5/2021
HUMRoberta Maguire
English9/1/20206/5/2022
Jennifer ConsidineCommunication Studies9/1/20196/5/2021
MSGeorge ThomasComputer Science9/1/20206/5/2022
KLD GunawardenaMathematics9/1/20196/5/2021
SSAngela Subulwa##Geography9/1/20206/5/2022
David LishnerPsychology9/1/2019 6/5/2021
Tenure and Renewal   
FOX/FDLKathy Immel (FOX)Psychology9/1/20206/5/2022
FAPANathan KruegerMusic9/1/20196/5/2021
HUMJordan LandryEnglish9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Nadia LouarGlobal Languages & Cultures 9/1/20196/5/2021
MSJennifer MihalickChemistry9/1/2020 6/5/2022
George Thomas Computer Science 9/1/20196/5/2021
SSAnna FilipovaPublic Administration9/1/20206/5/2022
Jerry ThomasPolitical Science9/1/20196/5/2021
Promotion   
FOX/FDLScott Emmert (FOX)English9/1/20206/5/2022
FAPAEdward Martin Music9/1/20196/5/2021
HUMCaryn MurphyRadio/TV/Film9/1/2020 6/5/2020
Rocio CortesGlobal Languages & Cultures9/1/20196/5/2021
MSStephen SzydlikMathematics9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Bob StelzerBiology 9/1/2019 6/5/2021
SSAnca MironPsychology9/1/20206/5/2020
Anna Filipova Public Administration 9/1/20196/5/2021
Curriculum   
FOX/FDLKimberly Dirlam-Schatz (FOX)Chemistry9/1/20206/5/2022
FAPAKirstin IhdeMusic9/1/2020 6/5/2022
HUMDanielle Kvam##Communication Studies9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Andrew Smock Radio/TV/Film9/1/20196/5/2021
MSHong ZhangMathematics9/1/20206/5/2022
Sabarina Mueller-SpitzBiology 9/1/20196/5/2022
SSGabe LoiaconoHistory9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Aaron Karst Psychology9/1/20196/5/2022
Program Review   
FAPAAnna HerseyMusic9/1/2020 6/5/2022
HUMDani KvamCommunication Studies9/1/20206/5/2022
Yoshiro HanaiGlobal Languages & Cultures9/1/20196/5/2021
MSBarton PritzlPhysics & Astronomy9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Sabrina Mueller-SpitzBiology 9/1/20196/5/2021
SSMatt RichieCriminal Justice9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Michelle KuhlHistory 9/1/20196/5/2021
Student Academic   
FAPALi-Hsuan HsuArt9/1/20196/5/2021
HUMElena Gonzalez-Muntaner##Global Languages & Cultures9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Larry Herzberg Philosophy 9/1/20196/5/2021
Shu-Yueh LeeJournalism 9/1/20196/5/2021
MSHong ZhangMathematics9/1/2020 6/52022
Morgan Churchill Biology9/1/20196/5/2021
SSAmy Knepple CarneyPsychology9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Chris RoseCriminal Justice9/1/20196/5/2021
Academic Council for Interdisciplinary Studies   
FAPADrew WhitingMusic9/1/2020 6/5/2022
HUMBeth HubbardRadio/TV/Film9/1/20206/5/2022
Nadia Louar Global Languages & Cultures9/1/20196/5/2021
MSBeth Johnson (FOX)Geology9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Sheri LenseChemistry 9/1/2019 6/5/2021
SSMichelle MoutonHistory9/1/2020 6/5/2022
Erin DeMuynck Geography9/1/2019 6/5/2021

The College of Letters and Science Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Climate (EDIC) Committee is formed in response to the results of the Campus Climate Survey and the Equity Scorecard. The EDIC Committee brings together faculty, academic staff, students, and classified staff who have demonstrated previous involvement and continued commitment to equity, diversity, and creation of an inclusive climate.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Climate 2020-2021
Courtney BauderSocial JusticeInstructional Academic Staff
Jennifer ChristusChemistry and Women & ScienceFaculty
Beth JohnsonGeologyFaculty (FOX)
Kimberly KellingJournalismFaculty
Courtney KurtzBiologyFaculty
Hannah HillbergComputer ScienceFaculty
Jordan LandryEnglish and CETLFaculty
*Samantha LarsonPublic AdministrationFaculty
Shu-Yueh LeeJournalismFaculty
Jessica LucasBiologyFaculty
*Richard MarshallCareer and Professional DevelopmentClassified Staff
Crystal MuellerEnglish and Writing Center Instructional Academic Staff
Heidi NichollsReligious Studies and AnthropologyFaculty
Lee StovallReeveClassified Staff
*Co-Chair

COLS Standing Committee Descriptions

These descriptions are taken largely from the College Bylaws (Article IV in the Faculty Handbook). Special requirements and additional comments are highlighted.

Faculty Committee
Tenure Required. Work is ongoing, committee typically meets every other week. You must be available from 3:00 – 4:30 PM on Wednesday afternoons. The Faculty Committee is the major policy-making body of the College. It may initiate policy recommendations and receives the recommendations of the Letters and Science Council and faculty governance committees for review, acceptance, revision, or return to committee prior to their transmission to the Dean. The Faculty Committee keeps the faculty informed of matters of concern.

Tenure & Renewal Committee
Tenure Required. Work is predominantly done in October, November, and February. The Tenure & Renewal Committee reviews the credentials of candidates for tenure or renewal in accordance with department, College, and University personnel policies and forwards its recommendations to the Dean.

Promotion Committee
Tenure Required. Rank of Full Professor required. Work is predominantly done in October and November. The Promotion Committee reviews the credentials of candidates for promotion in accordance with department, College, and University personnel policies and forwards its recommendations to the Dean.

Curriculum Committee
Open to Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty. Work is ongoing throughout the academic year. The Curriculum Committee formulates and acts on the long-range curriculum plans of the College including mission statements, objectives, emphases, programs, and curricula. The Committee will review and approve or disapprove the program and course proposals submitted to it and will transmit its decisions concerning these to the Dean.

Program Review Committee
Open to Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty. Work is ongoing throughout the academic year, typically weighted more heavily in the spring. The Program Review Committee reviews and evaluates the academic programs of the College and proposals for change. Its reviews and recommendations are transmitted to the Faculty Committee and the Dean.

Student Academic Committee
Open to Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty. Work is typically done shortly after each semester ends and on as-needed basis. The Student Academic Committee makes recommendations to the Dean concerning the retention and academic standing of students in the College, following progress and academic standards set forth by the College and University. The Committee acts on student complaints and appeals and recommends revision of the Student Appeals Policy as needed.

Academic Council for Interdisciplinary Studies
Open to Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty. Work is ongoing throughout the academic year. The Academic Council for Interdisciplinary Studies acts as the initial level of review for course proposals submitted under the Interdisciplinary Studies subject heading in the College bulletin. The Committee will review and approve or disapprove the course proposals submitted and will transmit its decisions concerning these to the Curriculum Committee.