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Reorganization Committees

Academic Reorganization Implementation Committee

Membership

At least five faculty members, to include the committee chair, three tenure stream faculty, and one non-tenure stream faculty. It is of critical importance that all are held in high esteem by faculty colleagues.

 

Qualifications to Serve

A strong commitment to the aspirational vision of the reorganization and the values it embodies; ability to guide institutional decisions without regard to personal/unit bias; expertise in reliance on multiple guiding documents to develop decisions (e.g., the university strategic plan, Vision 2020, and the AMP). The institutional goal remains: to be the example for public higher education in America.

 

Responsibilities

Align submissions from the various implementation committees into recommendations to ALC, Deans Council and the Provost regarding the implementation. The range of recommendations will be broad, from suggested minimum requirements for annual evaluation documents and unit staffing to revisions needed to the Faculty Handbook.

 

Committee Evaluation Process

The Steering Committee will receive proposals from the Academic Structure and Evaluation Committee, the Faculty Governance and Representation Committee, and the Academic Staff Structure Committee and evaluate those using the framing questions below. Proposals that do not adequately address these questions must be amended or rejected by the Steering Committee: 

◼︎   Is the proposal aspirational?
◼︎   Does the proposal further distinguish USM?
◼︎   Does the proposal advance opportunities for collaboration and innovation?
◼︎   Does the proposal highlight existing institutional strengths?
◼︎   Does the proposal provide controls and accountability for our strategic future?
◼︎   Does the proposal clarify academic leadership structure, roles and responsibilities?  
◼︎   Does the proposal create some type of efficiency? 
◼︎   Does the proposal advocate for greater fiscal health and strategic financial decisions?
◼︎   Does the proposal advocate for intentional investment in people and programs?
◼︎   Is the proposal data-informed? 
◼︎   Do any of the proposals conflict or are ambiguous?

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

1. Jeff Wiggins, Chair

2. Jacob Breland

3. Kelly James-Penot

4. Kelly Lester

5. Martha Resavy (Staff Council)

6. Marek Steedman

7. Ellen Weinauer

8. Ken Zantow (Faculty Council)

 

PROPOSAL COMMITTEE

Jeff Wiggins, Chair, Jacob Breland, Kelly James-Penot, Kelly Lester, Martha Resavy, Marek Steedman, Ellen Weinauer, Ken Zantow

Committee on Academic Structure & Evaluation

Membership

Twelve to fifteen faculty members whose record of accomplishments engender broad respect across the university. The membership should include a minimum of 65% tenure-stream faculty.

 

Qualifications to Serve

Strong commitment to the aspirational vision of the reorganization and the values it embodies; ability to guide institutional decisions without regard to personal/unit bias; expertise in reliance on multiple guiding documents to develop decisions (e.g., the university strategic plan, Vision 2020, and the AMP). The institutional goal remains: to be the example for public higher education in America. 

 

Responsibilities

The Academic Structure and Evaluation Committee will include multiple subcommittees tasked with addressing particular evaluative documents and processes. Some key foci will include identifying minimal requirements for annual evaluation, tenure, and promotion as well as recommended revisions to the Faculty Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

1. Jacob Breland, Chair

2. Jonathan Barron

3. Sam Bruton

4. Angie Burton

5. Bridget Hayden

6. Frank Heitmuller

7. Joshua Hill

8. Ann Marie Kinnell

9. Alisa Lowrey

10. Derek Patton

11. Bernd Schroeder

12. Lachel Story

 

PROPOSAL COMMITTEE

Jacob Breland (Chair), Jonathan Barron, Sam Bruton, Angie Burton, Bridget Hayden, Frank HeitmuIIer, Joshua Hill, Ann Marie Kinnell, Alisa Lowery, Derek Patton, Bernd Schroder, Lachel Story

Committee on Faculty Governance & Representation

Membership

Twelve to fifteen faculty members whose record of accomplishments engender broad respect across the university. The membership should include a minimum of 65% tenure-stream faculty.

 

Qualifications to Serve

A strong commitment to the aspirational vision of the reorganization and the values it embodies; ability to guide institutional decisions without regard to personal/unit bias; expertise in reliance on multiple guiding documents to develop decisions (e.g., the university strategic plan, Vision 2020, and the AMP). The institutional goal remains: to be the example for public higher education in America. 

 

Responsibilities

The Faculty Governance and Representation Committee will include multiple subcommittees tasked with addressing particular elements of institutional shared governance. Some key foci will include: recommending appropriate representation for Academic Council and Graduate Council as well as college-level councils; developing minimal standards for school-level governance and operations documents; identifying any additional policies shaping faculty work that require adjustment under the reorganization. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

1. Kelly Lester, Chair

2. Cindy Blackwell

3. David Cochran

4. Sabine Heinhorst

5. Susan Hrostowski

6. Joyce Inman

7. Mary Lux

8. Scott Milroy

9. Sarah Morgan

10. Jerry Purvis

11. Alan Thompson

12. Melissa Thompson  (Faculty Council)

 

PROPOSAL COMMITTEE 

Kelly Lester, Chair, Cindy Blackwell, David Cochran, Sabine Heinhorst, Elizabeth Holman, Susan Hrostowski, Joyce Inman, Kevin Kuehn, Mary Lux, Scott Milroy, Sarah Morgan, Jerry Purvis, Stacy Reischman-Fletcher, Alan Thompson, Melissa Thompson

Academic Staff Structure Committee  

Membership

Twelve to fifteen highly regarded academic staff members, one Ex Officio administrative faculty member selected by the committee, and one Ex Officio staff member from Human Resources appointed by the Director of Human Resources.

 

Qualifications to Serve

Strong commitment to the aspirational vision of the reorganization and the institutional goal of being the example for public higher education in America. Dedication to exemplary service to the university community. 

 

Responsibilities

The Academic Staff Structure Committee will develop recommendations for the minimal staff positions needed for new administrative structures. The Committee will focus on the roles that need to be constituted and where they can be positioned for maximum efficiency, service, and productivity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

1. Kelly James-Penot (Chair)

2. Anna Barrett

3. Darcie Conrad

4. Elizabeth Cranford

5. Sally Downey

6. Darcie Graham

7. Heather Miller

8. Quentisha Jones

9. April Jordan

10. Sharon King

11. Gina McCarty

12. Martha Resavy

13. Michelle Shows

14. David Sliman

15. Carlos Sterling

16. Debbie Stoulig

17. Tameka Sullivan

18. Danielle Sypher-Haley

19. Terry Whittington


PROPOSAL COMMITTEE

Kelly James-Penot, ChairAnna Barrett, Belynda Brock, Carolyn Cawthon, Darcie Conrad, Elizabeth Cranford, Sally Downey, Darcie Graham, Linda Jordan, Sharon King, Michelle Shows, Carlos Sterling, Debbie Stoulig, Terry Whittington

 

 

 

 

Liaison

Selection

The liaison will be a highly respected administrative faculty member appointed by the Provost based on his or her extensive familiarity with the aspirational vision of the reorganization as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across diverse committee groups.

 

Responsibilities

The role of the liaison is to support the work of the committees by minimizing potential duplicative efforts or conflict in recommendations. He or she will attend committee meetings, communicate with committees regarding any areas of potential conflict or duplication that arise, and (if needed) facilitate conversations with representatives from the committees to resolve those situations.

 

 

 

1. Ellen Weinauer

Implementation Committee StructureImplementation Committee Structure

 

Committee Charge Letter

Download the September 15, 2017 Committee Charge Letter from Provost Steven R. Moser to the Academic Reorganization Committees.

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