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

Front Office:
Sage 4449

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

College of Letters and Science Standing Committees 2021-2022

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 are elected at the first meeting in Fall.

##- Serving second consecutive term

*- Committee Chair

Standing Committees 2021-2022
FACULTY COMMITTEE     TERM
FDL/FOX S. Evan Kreider Philosophy 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
FAPA Julia Chybowski Music 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
HUM Caryn Murphy Radio/TV/Film 2/15/2022 6/5/2022
  Larry Herzberg Philosophy 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
MS George Thomas Computer Science 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Linda Eroh Mathematics 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS *Angela Subulwa## Geography 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  *Anna Filipova Public Administration 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
         
TENURE AND RENEWAL        
FDL/FOX Kathy Immel (FOX) Psychology 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
FAPA John Mayrose Music 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
HUM Jordan Landry English 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Nadia Louar Global Languages and Cultures 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
MS *Jennifer Mihalick Chemistry 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Todd Kostman Biology 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS Anna Filipova Public Administration 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  David Siemers Political Science 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
         
PROMOTION        
FDL/FOX Scott Emmert (FOX) English 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
FAPA Eli Kalman Music 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
HUM *Caryn Murphy Radio/TV/Film 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Carmen Heider Communication Studies 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
MS Stephen Szydlik Mathematics 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Jonathan Gutow Chemistry 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS Anca Miron Psychology 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Anna Filipova## Public Administration 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
         
CURRICULUM        
FDL/FOX *Kimberly Dirlam-Schatz (FOX) Chemistry 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
FAPA Kirstin Ihde Music 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
HUM Dani Kvam## Communication Studies 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Andrew Smock Radio/TV/Film 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
MS Hong Zhang Mathematics 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Sabrina Mueller-Spitz Biology 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS Gabe Loiacono History 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Tracy Slagter Political Science 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
         
PROGRAM REVIEW        
FAPA Anna Hersey Music 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
HUM Dani Kvam Communication Studies 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Yoshiro Hanai Global Languages and Cultures 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
MS *Barton Pritzl Physics & Astronomy 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  George Thomas Computer Science 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS Matt Richie Criminal Justice 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Quin Chrobak Psychology 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
         
STUDENT ACADEMIC        
FAPA Katherine Decker Music 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
HUM Elena Gonzalez-Muntaner## Global Languages and Cultures 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Mike Van Esler Radio/TV/Film 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
N/A MOVED TO MS FOR NEXT TERM N/A N/A N/A
MS Hong Zhang Mathematics 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Lauren Waters Chemistry 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
* Carrie Tirel Mathematics 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS Amy Knepple Carney Psychology 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Mary Weeden Social Work 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
         
ACADEMIC COUNCIL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES        
FAPA Drew Whiting Music 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
HUM Beth Hubbard Radio/TV/Film 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Stewart Cole English 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
MS Beth Johnson (FOX) Geology 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Kamran Kazmi Mathematics 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
SS *Michelle Mouton History 9/1/2020 6/5/2022
  Ula Klein Women’s & Gender Studies 9/1/2021 6/2/2023
## Serving second (final) consecutive term        
* Additional (8th) Student Academic Committee position rotated from HUM to Math/Science for 9/1/21 2-yr term, per Faculty Committee discussion and vote in 2013.

The College of Letters and Science Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Climate (EDIC) Committee was formed in response to the results of the Campus Climate Survey and the Equity Scorecard. EDIC provides leadership, education, and advocacy that will cultivate an equitable, inclusive, diverse, and supportive climate for people traditionally marginalized from and within the campus community.

The members of the EDIC Committee will be self-selected and include representatives of faculty, academic staff, classified staff and students with recruitment efforts to ensure representation across the four COLS divisions. The Faculty Committee will approve membership annually.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Climate 2021-2022
Courtney BauderSocial JusticeInstructional Academic Staff
Jennifer ChristusChemistry and Women & ScienceFaculty
Hannah HillbergComputer ScienceFaculty
Beth JohnsonGeologyFaculty (FOX)
Kimberly KellingJournalismFaculty
Courtney KurtzBiologyFaculty
Jordan LandryEnglish and CETLFaculty
*Samantha LarsonPublic AdministrationFaculty
Jessica LucasBiologyFaculty
*Richard MarshallCareer and Professional DevelopmentClassified Staff
Crystal MuellerEnglish and Writing Center Instructional Academic Staff
Karrie RukampChemistry Faculty (FDL)
*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.