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 2.01.A.4
e. 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 and one graduate student representative selected by the Student Senate for a one-year term.
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 job security, and
c) To study pertinent data and make recommendations on proposals for the establishment of additional units/programs at Grand Valley. These recommendations will be made to the Senate through the ECS at the Prospectus stage and through UCC at the New Program Proposal stage.
The President and/or ECS may request the FSBC to study specific items and make recommendations concerning them.
2018-19 FSBC Members
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Lawrence Burns (PSY) (2021)
Robert Hollister (BIO) (2021) Chair
Nancy Mack (MTH) (2019)
Paul Murphy (HST) (2020)
Len O’Kelly (COM) (2019)
Paul Stephenson (STA) (2021)
Joel Stillerman (SOC) (2020)
Seidman College of Business
Gregg Dimkoff (2020)
Mike Yuhas (2021)
College of Community and Public Service
Neal Buckwalter (2020)
College of Education
Marty Abramson (2020)
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Zachary Kurmas (2021)
College of Health Professions
Jon Rose (2021)
Kirkhof College of Nursing
Lori Houghton-Rahrig (2021)
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Denise Goerisch (2021)
Ashley Rosener (2020)
Provost or designee (ex officio)
Student Senate Representative
Mike Patterson (graduate student)
Rachel Jenkin (undergraduate student)