College Committees

College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Committees


The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Committees are listed below. Additional information regarding the committees is found in the College Constitution.

Faculty Council
Council of Chairs
Education Affairs Committee
Promotion and Tenure Committee
Evaluation Committee for Non-instructional Assignment
Advisory Committee of Faculty Awards
Basler Chair Selection Committee
Academic Dishonesty and Great Appeal Committee

Click here to see a document listing the current committee assignments. 

Faculty Council

The College of Arts and Sciences shall have a Faculty Council to represent the faculty and to assist the Dean in the orderly management of the College. The Faculty Council shall serve as the Screening and Steering Committee of the Faculty for the consideration of all matters of academic policy. It shall have the responsibility to advise the Dean on all academic and budgetary matters. The Council shall maintain communication with all standing committees and ad hoc committees appointed by the Council.

Members of the Faculty Council for the 2014-2015 academic year are Eric Sellers (Psychology), Stanton McManus (Literature & Language), Jennifer Pealer (Criminal Justice), Jill Stinson (Psychology), Matt Palmatier (Psychology), Lee Bidgood (Appalachian Studies), David Dixon (Art & Design),Kelly Porter (Art & Design), Frank Hagelberg (Physics & Astronomy), Kelly Foster (Sociology & Anthropology), Dinah Mayo-Bobee (History), Christian Zembower (Music) 

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Council of Chairs

The Council of Chairs shall consist of the chair of every department and directors of Centers of Excellence of the College of Arts & Sciences or their designated representative. It shall also include a member from the Faculty Council.

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Educational Affairs Committee

The Educational Affairs Committee shall maintain oversight of all policies concerning new courses, academic programs, curricular changes, or other educational affairs within the College and make recommendations to the Dean. The committee makes recommendations to the Dean regarding the candidate for the annual Jewell Friend Lecture.

Members of the Educational Affairs Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year are Scott Koterbay (Art & Design), Rebecca Keeler (Political Science), Aruna Kilaru (Biological Sciences), Ismail Kady (Chemistry), Brittany Wilkins (Social Work), Andrew Dunn (Mass Communications), Delanna Reed (Communication & Performance), Andrea Clements (Psychology), Roy Andrade (Appalachian Studies) 

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Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Promotion and Tenure Committee reviews applications and serves to provide college recommendations in matters pertaining to faculty promotion and tenure. The committee makes recommendations directly to the Dean.

Members of the Promotion and Tenure Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year are Richard Ignace (Physics & Astronomy), Herbert Parker (Communication & Performance), Ted Olson (Appalachian Studies), Paul Kamolnick (Sociology & Anthropology), Rande Sanderbeck (Music), Mick Whitelaw (Geosciences), Jon Ellis (Psychology), David Harker (Philosophy & Humanities), Elizabeth Randall (Social Work), Teresa Haynes (Math)

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Evaluation Committee for Non-instructional Assignments

The Evaluation Committee for NIAs reviews applications and makes recommendations for Non-instructional Assignments directly to the Dean.

Members of this committee for the 2014-2015 academic year are Jodi Polaha (Psychology), Keith Green (Philosophy & Humanities), Bev Smith (Physics & Astronomy)

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Advisory Committee on Faculty Awards

The Faculty Awards Advisory Committee reviews nominations and makes recommendations for the annual Faculty Awards.

Members of this committee for the 2014-2015 academic year are Mark Baumgartner (Literature & Language), Lee Bidgood (Appalachian Studies), Elwood Watson (History), Bobby Funk (Communication & Performance), Mick Whitelaw (Geosciences), Michele Joyner (Math)

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Basler Chair Selection Committee :

The committee reviews nominations and makes recommendation for the annual Basler Chair.

Members of the Basler Chair Selection Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year are Lee Bidgood (Appalachian Studies), Dinah Mayo-Bobee (History), Eric Sellers (Psychology), Sun-Joo Oh (Music), Karen Kornweibel (Literature & Language), Joseph Sobol (Communication & Performance)

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Academic Dishonesty and Grade Appeal Committee

This committee reviews charges of Academic Dishonesty and Student Grade Appeals as described in university policy. The committee is formed on an as-needed basis.

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Faculty Award Winners
2008 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award winners Dr. Mark Giroux (left, Teaching Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy), Marcia Songer (Service Award, Department of English), and Dr. Michael Stone (Research Award, Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences).