UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the legislative arm of the faculty. As such, the faculty delegates to the senate its powers and responsibilities as affect the academic policies and programs, faculty affairs, and the general welfare of the university in accordance with the provisions of Article III.

The Faculty Senate now has a dedicated email for agenda items, questions, and other business pertaining to Faculty Senate.  Please send your information or questions to facultysenate@uwrf.edu.

 

Senate Structure

♦Faculty Senate Membership 2022-2023

Respresentation

Term Expires 2023

Term Expires 2024

Term Expires 2025

CAFES

 Yoana Newman

 

  Amber Remble
  Joseph Shakal

CAS

   John Heppen
   Doug Margolis

  Grace Coggio  
  Karl Peterson

  Alexandru Tupan 
  Magara Maeda

CEPS

 

Tamara Kincaid

  Dean Vesperman 
  Geoffrey Scheurman

CBE

 

 

   Logan Kelly

4th Division

   Morgan Paavola

   Alicia Reinke-Tuthill
   Kenneth White

   Ryan Bench
   Cory Clark

At Large

  David Zlesak (sr.)
  Kevyn Juneau (jr.)
  Chris Holtkamp (jr.)

   Tim Buttles (sr.)
   Brett Kallusky (sr.)
   Lori Nixon (jr.)

   Mialisa Moline (sr.)

Chancellor’s
Designee

David Travis (Provost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Executive Committee Membership

Office

Officer

Chair

Alexandru Tupan

Vice Chair

Logan Kelly

Elections Chair

Ryan Bench

Secretary

Mialisa Moline

Faculty Senate Liaison

Tamara Kincaid

 

Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities of the Faculty Senate

 

  • Receive and consider suggestions, proposals, and recommendations brought before the senate by the faculty, student body, and the administrative staff.
     
  • Prepare resolutions, proposals, recommendations, and specific legislation for faculty action.
     
  • Participate with the chancellor in the establishment and termination of the functions and memberships of all standing committees. There shall be provision for the establishment of faculty committees within the by-laws of the constitution. Specific provisions governing the powers, responsibilities, and procedures of faculty committees and the procedure of their appointment are to be found in the by-laws of the constitution.
     
  • Serve as coordinating and expediting agency for the work of standing committees and assign responsibility along with the chancellor for the execution of studies and activities of these committees. All recommendations for policy changes in the orientation and direction of all committees must be submitted for approval to both the Faculty Senate and the chancellor.
     
  • Study and recommend policies designed to improve faculty welfare.
     
  • Establish general interpretations of academic policy and regulations.
     
  • Conduct nominations and elections of members of the senate, as defined in Article VI Section C.
     
  • Inform the general faculty, the administration, and the student body of all senate actions affecting the areas of their respective concerns.
     
  • Recommend to the chancellor the university calendar, subject to the regulations of the Board of Regents.
     
  • Provide for and regulate such funds as may be raised and expended by the general faculty.
     
  • Study and make recommendations concerning any other subjects relative to the general welfare of the university.

Please send all agenda items and questions for Faculty Senate to facultysenate@uwrf.edu.