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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 2019-2020

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 2019.

##- Serving second consecutive term

*- Committee Chair

Faculty Committee   
FAPAMerlaine Angwall (spring 2020 - for Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft##)Theatre9/1/20198/31/2021
HUMNadia Louar
Global Languages & Cultures 9/1/20188/31/2020
Jennifer ConsidineCommunication Studies9/1/20198/31/2021
MS*Todd Kostman## - Co-ChairBiology9/1/2018 8/31/2020
KLD GunawardenaMathematics9/1/2019 8/31/2021
SSAngela SubulwaGeography9/1/2018 8/31/2020
*David Lishner - Co-ChairPsychology9/1/2019 8/31/2021
Tenure and Renewal   
FAPANathan KruegerMusic9/1/20198/31/2021
HUM*Sara Steffes-Hansen - Co-ChairJournalism9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Nadia LouarGlobal Languages & Cultures 9/1/20198/31/2021
MS*Courtney Kurtz - Co-ChairBiology9/1/2018 8/31/2020
George Thomas Computer Science 9/1/20198/31/2021
SSMichael Lenza
(spring 2020 - finishing term for Ana Maria Kapelusz-Poppi)
Criminal Justice9/1/20188/31/2020
Jerry ThomasPolitical Science9/1/20198/31/2021
Promotion   
FAPAEdward Martin Music9/1/20198/31/2021
HUMVince Filak Journalism 9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Rocio CortesGlobal Languages & Cultures9/1/20198/31/2021
MS*Linfeng Xie - ChairChemistry9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Bob StelzerBiology 9/1/2019 8/31/2021
SSDavid JonesCriminal Justice9/1/20188/31/2020
Anna Filipova Public Administration 9/1/20198/31/2021
Program Review   
FAPAEli Kalman##Music9/1/2018 8/31/2020
HUMRobert WagonerPhilosophy9/1/20188/31/2020
Yoshiro HanaiGlobal Languages & Cultures9/1/20198/31/2021
MSJennifer ChristusChemistry9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Sabrina Mueller-SpitzBiology 9/1/20198/31/2021
SSJames KruegerPolitical Science9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Michelle KuhlHistory 9/1/20198/31/2021
Student Academic   
FAPALi-Hsuan HsuArt9/1/20198/31/2021
HUMElena Gonzalez-Muntaner Global Languages & Cultures9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Larry Herzberg Philosophy 9/1/20198/31/2021
Shu-Yueh LeeJournalism 9/1/20198/31/2021
MSLauren Waters Chemistry9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Morgan Churchill Biology9/1/20198/31/2021
SSOrlee HauserSociology9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Chris RoseCriminal Justice9/1/20198/31/2021
Curriculum   
FAPACraig Clifford (spring 2020 - finishing term for *John Mayrose## - Chair (Fall 2019))Art9/1/2018 8/31/2020
HUMDanielle KvamCommunication Studies9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Andrew Smock Radio/TV/Film9/1/20198/31/2021
MSBen HallettGeology9/1/20198/31/2020
Sabarina Mueller-Spitz - Chair (Spring 2020)Biology 9/1/20198/31/2021
SSJon HudsonSocial Work9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Aaron Karst Psychology9/1/20198/31/2021
Academic Council for Interdisciplinary Studies   
FAPAAnna HerseyMusic9/1/2018 8/31/2020
HUMKristine Nicolini - Co-ChairJournalism9/1/20188/31/2020
Nadia Louar Global Languages & Cultures9/1/20198/31/2021
MSSayed KazmiMathematics9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Sheri LenseChemistry 9/1/2019 8/31/2021
SSJim Feldman - Co-ChairHistory9/1/2018 8/31/2020
Erin DeMuynck Geography9/1/2019 8/31/2021

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  
Courtney BauderSocial JusticeInstructional Academic Staff
Jennifer ChristusChemistry and Women & ScienceFaculty
Courtney KurtzBiologyFaculty
Danielle KvamCommunication StudiesFaculty
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

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.