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About FSBC

The Faculty Salary and Budget Committee (FSBC) is a standing subcommittee of the University Academic Senate (UAS).  Established in April 1983, the FSBC works to provide an informed understanding of the financial health of the university.  The FSBC advocates for the faculty on all matters with significant budgetary implications with focused attention on new programs, salaries and healthcare benefits. 

The handbook language regarding the committee reads as follows:
FACULTY HANDBOOK (page 19)   2.01.A.4
d. Faculty Salary and Budget Committee (FSBC):
i. Faculty Membership: Faculty membership of the FSBC consists of seven members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), two from the Seidman College of Business, one from each of the remaining colleges, and one from the university libraries. The term of office is three years beginning at the end of the winter semester. Terms of those from colleges with two or more members are staggered. The vote for chair occurs at the beginning of the Winter semester of the year in which the prospective chair is selected to serve.
ii. Student Membership: One undergraduate or graduate student representative selected by and from the Student Senate for a term of one year.
iii. Administration Membership: The Provost or designee ex officio, non-voting.
iv. Responsibilities: The FSBC has three primary responsibilities:
a) To study pertinent data and make recommendations to the Senate through the ECS on the allocation of funds within the Grand Valley budget as a whole as well as within the budgets of the administrative divisions,
b) To study pertinent data and make recommendations to the Senate through the ECS on the items of the budget, compensation or faculty security, and
c) To study pertinent data and make recommendations to the Senate through the ECS, at both the Prospectus and New Program Proposal stages, on proposals for the establishment of additional units/programs at Grand Valley.
The President and/or ECS may request the FSBC to study specific items and make recommendations concerning them.

The committee meets regularly on Fridays from 12:00-1:30PM.

2017-18 Faculty Salary & Budget Committee Members
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Lawrence Burns (PSY) (2018)
    Robert Hollister (BIO) (2018) Chair
    Nancy Mack (MTH) (2019)
    Paul Murphy (HST)(2020)
    Len O’Kelly (COM)(2019)
    Paul Stephenson (STA) (2018)
    Joel Stillerman (SOC)(2020)
Seidman College of Business
    Gregg Dimkoff (2020) 
    Mike Yuhas (2018)
College of Community and Public Service
    Neal Buckwalter (2020)
College of Education
    Marty Abramson (2020)
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
    Zachary Kurmas (2018)  Andrew Kalafut (alternate)
College of Health Professions
    Jon Rose (2018)  
Kirkhof College of Nursing
    Lori Houghton-Rahrig (2018)
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
    Julia Mason (2018)
University Libraries
    Ashley  Rosener (2020)
Provost or designee (ex officio)
    Bonnie Bowen
Student Senate Representative
     Vacant (graduate student)
     Vacant (undergraduate student)

For more information or question contact the current chair:
Robert Hollister hollistr@gvsu.edu