College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Governance & Elections
Fall 2015 Election Results
The Fall CLAS elections are now complete and the results have been verified. Voter turnout was solid with participation being close to that of a full election. The results are as follows:
CLAS Personnel Committee (Meets Fridays 3-5pm):
1-year term (Fall 2015 & Winter 2016) Xandra Xu (PSY)
1-year term (Fall 2015 & Winter 2016) Ashley Shannon (ENG)
University Curriculum Committee (Meets Wed 2-4pm):
1-year term (Fall 2015 & Winter 2016) Kevin Strychar (AWRI)
University Assessment Committee (Meets alternate Mondays 3-5pm):
3-year term (Fall 2015 through Winter 2018) Julie Henderleiter (CHM)
General Education Committee (Meets 2:30-4:30pm, alternating campuses):
1-year term (Fall 2015 & Winter 2016) Jeremy Robinson (MLL)
Honors College Council (Meets 11-12:30 Wed)
1-semester sabbatical replacement (Winter 2016) David Alvarez (ENG)
Although no candidate ran for the CLAS Curriculum Committee (Meets Fridays 3-5pm), several volunteers from History offered to fill this position late last week. In accordance with the by-laws, after exhausting other avenues for replacement, this seat went to the first volunteer. Faculty Councils thanks the History department for stepping up to fill this crucial seat.
3-year term (Fall 2015 through Winter 2018) Tamara Shreiner (HST)
Congratulations to all of our winners and best wishes for a productive term on your committee. Thanks also to all those who ran but were not successful this time. Because of your participation, you are now an eligible replacement for sabbatical leave or other vacancy that may develop on the committee for which you ran. As always, if contacted, you will have the option to serve as a replacement if it fits your schedule at that time. Please also consider running in the Winter 2016 election where seats will be available for almost every committee.
It is my pleasure to work with the faculty of CLAS. Keep it CLASy GVSU.
Chair, Faculty Council
Congratulations to those elected. Just missed out? There are usually additional opportunities to serve. Feel free to contact the Faculty Council Chair Stephen Matchett to lodge your interest.
2015-2016 AY CLAS Faculty Governance Chairs
Faculty Council: Stephen Matchett
Faculty Development Committee: Caitlin Horrocks
Curriculum Committee: Beth Gibbs
Personnel Committee: Mark Williams
Current committee list posted October 9, 2015
(Please note that additional changes to committees take place from time to time and these documents will be updated. For information, contact Faculty Council Chair Stephen Matchett).
Why Should I Serve?
Service is a part of everyone's job and allows each of us to have a say in how the University operates and is governed. Moving beyond your department establishes connections across the campus and gives you a broader view of the problems that higher education faces. We want you to be part of the solution, we want you to "Let Your Voice Be Heard." To this end, Faculty Council has put together the 90 second video above that gives you a fun vignette of what it means to serve. Have a brief look at some of those who serve and why. Who knows, you might even see yourself.
We have a place for you, Let Your Voice Be Heard,
Chair, Faculty Council
Bylaws for CLAS Faculty Governance (revised 2011)
CLAS Committees--description, history of chairs, workload, usual meeting times
Committee Reports by Year
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2015:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2014:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2013:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2012:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2011:
Faculty Development Committee statement of principle on teaching evaluations
Page last modified October 9, 2015