Committees & Membership

Committees: Charge, Membership & Reports

Currently active Faculty Senate committees: charge, membership, and reports

Faculty Grievance Panel

The Faculty Grievance Panel (FGP) shall consist of nine tenured faculty members and two librarians for a total of eleven. Five voting members for each case are selected (one from each college and one at-large member) from among these eleven FGP members. The sixth member of the FGP shall be the non-voting, ex-officio Faculty Grievance Mentor (Vice Chair of Faculty Senate). 

The FGP shall consist of tenured faculty members, appointed by the Faculty Senate Council in September in accordance with written rules formulated by that body. Membership on the FGP shall be allotted as follows: College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL), three members; College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), College of Education Health and Human Services (CEHHS), College of Business (COB), and the Library shall each have two members. FGP members shall serve single staggered terms of two years. Vacancies will be filled the same way unless the unexpired term is one year or less--then the replacement member shall serve an additional two-year term.

Committee Members:

  • Chair, non-voting: Faculty Senate Vice Chair Ronald Stockton (CASL)
  • Francia Martinez, CASL (term expires 12/31/2019)
  • Stephane Spoiden, CASL (term expires 12/31/2020)
  • Paul Draus, CASL (term expires 12/31/2021)
  • Sang-Hwan Kim, CECS  (term expires 12/31/2019)
  • Dohoy Jung, CECS  (term expires 12/31/2020)
  • Chris Burke, CEHHS (term expires 12/31/2020)
  • Seong Hong, CEHHS (term expires 12/31/2020)
  • Kamalesh Kumar, COB (term expires 12/31/2020)
  • Vivek Singh, COB (term expires 12/31/2021), Alternate Zhixin (Jason) Liu
  • Julia Daniel-Walkuski, LIB (term expires 12/31/2019)
  • Barbara Bolek, LIB (term expires 12/31/2019)

Faculty Grievance Panel report 2017-2018

Faculty Mentoring and Development Committee (inactive as of AY 2018-19)

The Faculty Mentoring and Development Committee works with the Faculty Senate and the Provost to encourage and facilitate mentoring of new faculty and the continued development of all faculty members.

The Faculty Mentoring & Development Committee is currently inactive.

Past Committee Reports:

First Year Experience Committee

The First Year Experience Committee, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, guides the development and implementation of a coherent, innovative, and high quality first-year program involving collaboration between Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and the rest of the campus. ​Two faculty co-chairs lead the committee, with nine additional members: four from Academic Affairs (at least one from Composition & Rhetoric or Writing Program, and one from Mathematics) four from Enrollment Management or Student Affairs; and one from Student Government (3-year terms). 

  • Co-chair: Holly Sorscher, Academic Affairs: Interim Associate Director, Mardigian Library (Term expires 08/31/2022)
  • Co-chair: Margaret Willard-Traub, Academic Affairs: CASL Composition & Rhetoric (Term expires 08/31/2022)
  • Katherine LaCommare, Academic Affairs: CASL Biology (Term expires 08/31/2022)
  • Margaret Rathouz: Academic Affairs: CASL Mathematics (Term expires 08/31/2022)
  • Anna Muller, Academic Affairs: CASL History (Term expires 08/31/2023)
  • Natalie Sampson, Academic Affairs: CEHHS Environmental Health (Term expires 08/31/2023) 
  • Lynda Dioszegi, Student Affairs, Senior Advisor, START, ex officio
  • Amy Finley, Student Affairs: Dean of Students, ex officio
  • Tyler Guenette, Student Affairs: Interim Associate Director of Student Life, ex officio
  • John Burklow, Enrollment Management: Admissions Counselor, ex officio
  • Ramsey Fakhouri, Student Government President, ex officio (Term expires 05/2022)

Annual Reports: 2020-2021, 2019-20202018-2019,  2017-2018

Community Read 2021-2022

The UM-Dearborn Community Read is a campus initiative to instill a joy of learning, critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement within our community by coming together through a common campus read. The 2021-2022 Community Read is Separated: Family and Community in the The Aftermath of an Immigration Raid by William D. Lopez (UM School of Public Health).  The 2020-2021 Community Read was How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. The 2019-2020 Community Read was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

Promotion and Tenure Committee

Charge of the Committee

There shall be a permanent standing Promotion and Tenure Committee to advise the Provost on promotion and tenure matters". (The University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus By-Laws, Article IV.5., June 19, 2014). 

Effective for the 2019-2020 academic year, the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will advise the provost in a similar manner as the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s Tenure, Promotion, and Professional Development Committee (TPP). The committee shall meet in March with the goal of providing advice and recommendations to the provost no later than the end of April for improving the promotion and tenure process on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. In addition, each academic year, the provost shall provide specific charges or goals to the committee for the purpose of either advising or making recommendations regarding specific policies and/or procedures related to the promotion and tenure process.  

Composition of the Committee

In fall term of each academic year, Faculty Senate Council selects nine tenured faculty members to serve on  the Promotion and Tenure Committee representing all colleges. The sitting Vice Chair of Faculty Senate will serve as non-voting chair.  Except for the chair, members serve three-year terms.

The committee is advisory to the provost, and the provost may attend all meetings in an ex-officio capacity. 

Selection of the Committee

Members will be chosen by lot by Faculty Senate Council; at no time will any member or alternate be administratively appointed. 

The membership will maintain the following priorities:

  • Membership includes: two each from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL); the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS); the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS); and the College of Business (COB).
  • Because continuity and stability on the committee is desirable, selection and appointment should allow for turnover of about one-third of the committee each year. The Faculty Council may adjust terms of committee service to facilitate continuity and balance.
  • Seats will be filled by a random draw of eligible faculty from each college. 

Scheduling and Notification

The Promotion and Tenure Committee chair will notify those selected for service and will also inform the provost of the faculty members selected to serve on the committee. Working with the Provost's Office, the chair will schedule and announce necessary meeting dates as early as possible.

Committee Members:

  • Chair, non-voting: Ronald Stockton, Faculty Senate Vice Chair (Term expires 08/31/2020)
  • Ali Bazzi FP, CASL (Term expires 12/31/2019), alternate Dan J Swift AP
  • Ron Stockton FP, CASL (Term expires 12/31/2020), alternate Kris Bandyapadhyay FP
  • Pravasnu Mohanty FP, CECS (Term expires 12/31/2021), alternate Bruce Maxim FP
  • Kiumi Akingbehin FP, CECS (Term expires 12/31/2019), alternate Nilay Chakraborty AP
  • Gail Luera  FP, CEHHS (Term expires 12/31/2020), alternates Bonnie Beyer FP, Kim Killu FP
  • Paul Fossum FP, CEHHS (Term expires 12/31/2020), alternate Kim Killum FP
  • Aaron Ahuvia FP, COB (Term expires 12/31/21), alternate Barb Klein FP
  • Vivek Singh FP, COB (Term expires 12/31/19), alternate Kevin Kobelsky AP


Promotion and Tenure Committee for Promotions to Full Professor







































































































































































































































































































































































































Research Support Committee

To evaluate faculty proposals for research support, to allocate funds, to act as a screening committee for sponsored research proposals and to act as a policy advisory group with respect to campus research issues for the Director of Research Administration and for the Faculty Senate. The committee shall include 1 member from COB; 2 members from College of Health, Education, and Human Services; 1 member from Beh Sci; 1 member from Nat Sci; 1 member from Soc Sci; and 2 members from LCC, LPA, and Math; 1 member from CIS and ECE; 1 member from IMSE and ME; and 1 member or liaison from the Faculty Senate, for a total of 11 members. Terms expire 12/31

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Ilir Miteza, Associate Provost, ex officio
  • John Clifford, CASL-Math & Stat (Term expires 12/31/20), alternate Imran Aijaz
  • Nadja Rottner, CASL-LPA (Term expires 12/31/20), alternate Daniel Davis
  • Natalia Czap, CASL-SocSci (Term expires 12/31/19)
  • Patrick Beauchesnes, CASL-BehSci (Term expires 12/31/19)
  • Kaylan Kondapelli, CASL-NatSci (Term expires 12/31/20), alternate Jin Wang
  • Weidong Xiang, CECS-CIS (Term expires 12/31/20)
  • Hong-Tae Kang, CECS-ME (Term expires 12/31/19)
  • David Hill, CEHHS (Term expires 12/31/20)
  • Paul Fossum, CEHHS (Term expires 12/31/21)
  • Yi-Su Chen, COB (Term expires 12/31/19), alternate Hung-Chung Su
  • *Elif Izberk-Bilgin, COB (Term expires 12/31/2021), alternate Janice Molloy

* Faculty Senate Liaison


Scholarship Committee

Charge: (1) to advise Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and the Faculty Senate on standards and procedures for admission and registration of students, financial aid, counseling, academic support, and other aspects of student life that relate to the educational process. (2) to work with Financial Aid staff to monitor and distribute scholarship funds to UM-Dearborn students, and to advise the Financial Aid Director and the Faculty Senate on policy matters regarding scholarships. Nine members are needed to review scholarship applications.

Committee Members:

  • Chair, non-voting: Jennifer Irwin, Financial Aid Officer Senior, ex officio
  • Jennifer Proctor, CASL (Term expires 08/31/2021), alternate Nicolas Licata
  • Gengxin Li, CASL (Term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Mohamed Abouelenien, CECS (Term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Taehyun Shim, CECS (Term expires 08/31/2020)
  • David Hill, CEHHS (Term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Kelly Cai, COB (Term expires 08/31/2020)
  • David Wang, COB (Term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Carla Brooks, LIB (Term expires 08/31/2019)
Student Media Board

Committee Charge

To act in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Student Life on any matters pertaining to the operation of student media (Michigan Journal, Lyceum, WUMD-CaFM College Radio, Mobile Sound, Videography). 

Committee Membership
Membership includes four faculty members, one representing each college, one librarian, and two students appointed by Student Government; the four student media advisors, Dean of Students, and Director of Student Engagement serve ex officio.

Committee Members:

  • Chair, non-voting: Tyler Guenette, Student Engagement, ex officio
  • Jennifer Proctor, CASL (term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Paul Watta, CECS (term expires 08/31/2021)
  • TBD, CEHHS  (term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Richard Kent, COB (term expires 08/31/2021)
  • Greg Taylor, Faculty Advisor, WUMD College Radio, ex officio
  • Jim Gilmore, Faculty Advisor, Campus Video Network, ex officio
  • P. F. Potvin, Faculty Advisor, Lyceum, ex officio
  • Tim Kiska, Faculty Advisor, Michigan Journal, ex officio
  • Susan Estep, Women's Resource Center, Student Affairs, ex officio
  • Sarah Nassar, Student Government Representative
  • TBD, Student Government Representative
  • Julia Daniel-Walkuski, LIB


University Curriculum and Degree Committee
UCDC Graduate Subcommittee
Disruptive Student Behavior Committee (ad hoc; charge completed)

This ad hoc committee was charged with drafting policy guidelines for dealing with disruptive student behavior in academic settings; the Disruptive Student Behavior Policy was approved by the Faculty Senate on March 25, 2019.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Mitch Sollenberger, Associate Provost
  • Hans Czap, CASL
  • Ghassan Kridli, CECS
  • Stein Brunvand, CEHHS
  • Joy Beatty, COB
  • Laura Drabczyk, Emergency Management, CARE Team Chair
  • Timothy Wiley, Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety
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