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Faculty Senate Committees

Faculty Affairs Committee (2000)

Considers matters relating to employment qualifications, professional standards, teaching quality, promotions, workload, and all matters affecting the welfare of the faculty. All committees 2001 through 2999 function as subcommittees of and are responsible to the Faculty Affairs Committee.

Members, 2023-2024

K.C. Olson, Agriculture
La Barbara Wigfall, Architecture, Planning, and Design
Eve McCulloch, Arts and Sciences
Tareque Nasser, Business Administration (Co-Chair)
Jia "Grace" Liang, Education 
Amir Bahadori, Engineering
Rachael Clews, Extension
Charlotte Self, General University | Alternate: Paige Adams
Anthony Ferraro, Health and Human Sciences
Roger Adams, K-State Libraries
Merta Scott-Hall, Technology & Aviation, K-State Salina
Brad Cunningham, Term Appointment (Co-Chair)
Justin Kastner, Veterinary Medicine
Brady Kappelmann, Student representative

Non-voting Attendees:
Tanya González: Liaison for the Provost
Charlotte Self: Liaison for Human Resources

For additional information please see the Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs website.

Grievance Chair (2021)

Mustaque Hossain, College of Engineering (AY 23-24)

Fall 2023 substitute: Richard Zajac, College of Technology and Aviation

The Grievance Chair serves a three-year term. To learn more about the Administrative Appeal and Grievance Policy and Hearing Procedures please read University Handbook Appendix G.

Salaries and Fringe Benefits Committee (2090)

Alexander Becnel, Special Education, Counseling and Stu Affairs (AY 25-26)
Mishelle Hay McCammant, Academic Programs, AG (AY 25-26)
Melanie Horton, College of Business dean’s office (AY 25-26)
Yang (Lydia) Yang, Special Education, Counseling and Stu Affairs (AY 25-26)

Sara Blankley, Recruiting & Admission (AY 24-25)
Terri Gaeddert, Salina dean’s office (AY 24-25)
George Matthews, Music, Theatre, and Dance (AY 24-25)

Brian Lindshield, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, CHAIR (AY 23-24)
Vacant (AY 23-24)
Bernadette Olson, Food Nutrition Dietetic Health  (AY 23-24)
Beth Stuewe, Global Campus (AY 23-24)

Vacant, University Support Staff Senate Representative, ex-officio
Justin Kastner, Faculty Affairs Representative, ex-officio
Linda Craghead, Professional Staff Affairs Representative, ex-officio
Marci Ritter, Human Resources, ex-officio
Christopher Urban, Planning & Analysis, ex-officio

The Salaries and Fringe Benefits Committee reviews and makes recommendations on internal distribution of faculty and unclassified staff salary funds and benefits, and formulates recommendations on the level and distribution of internal and external support.

University Handbook & Policy Committee (2095)

Jeff Barnes, Parking Services (AY 24-25)
Deborah Goins, Arts & Sciences dean’s office (AY 24-25)
Ethan Bernick, Political Science (AY 23-24)
Kim Charland, Accounting (AY 23-24)
Cliff Hight, Libraries, CHAIR (AY 23-24)
Jami Higdon, Aviation (AY 25-26)
Mitzi Farmer, Architecture, Planning & Design (AY 25-26)

Sandra Brase, Provost's Office, ex officio
Paige Adams, Faculty Affairs Committee Representative, ex officio

Participates in the authoring of the University Handbook and reviews the consistency of the handbook with University and Faculty Senate policy.

Academic Affairs Committee (3000)

Members, 2023-2024

Joann Kouba, Agriculture
Grant Alford, Architecture, Planning, and Design
Andy Bennett, Arts and Sciences (Co-Chair)
Hansin Bilgili, Business Administration
Brandon Kliewer, Education (Co-Chair)
Steve Warren, Engineering
Deborah Kohl, Extension
Laurel Moody, General University  Alternate: Pamela Erickson
Kim Hiller, Health and Human Sciences
Elizabeth Berney, K-State Libraries
Andrew Smith, Technology & Aviation, K-State Salina
Sujatha Prakash, Term Appointment
Nicky Cassel, Veterinary Medicine Alternate: Shane Lyon
Jessica Binckley, Student representative

Non-voting Attendees:
Kelley Brundage, Registrar
Karen Goos, Liaison for the Provost

For additional information please see the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs website.

Considers policies and criteria of academic standards, curricula and courses. 

Committee on Academic Policy and Procedures (CAPP) (3010)

Current Committee Members - no term limits 

Jenny Bormann, Agriculture (AG)
Mitzi Farmer, Architecture, Planning & Design (AR)
Melinda Cro, Arts & Sciences (AS)
Bente Janda, Business Administration (BA)
Roger Schieferecke, Education (ED) Chair
Andy Fund, Chair, Engineering (EN)
Scott Schlender, Graduate School (GS)
Bronwyn Fees, Human Health and Sciences (HHS)
Terri Gaeddert, Technology & Aviation (TC)
James Roush, Veterinary Medicine (VM)
Brandon Kliewer, Academic Affairs Committee (AAC)
Vacant, K-State Olathe

Pamela Erickson, Global Campus (GC)
Karen Goos, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Andy Thompson, Office of Student Life (OSL)
Darci Pottroff (ITS)
Kelley Brundage, Registrar (OR) 

For additional information please see the Committee on Academic Policy and Procedures website.

The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the development, implementation, and revision of procedures supporting approved academic policies that impact the academic progress and/or experience of K-State students.  For more information please see the CAPP webpage.

 Undergraduate Grievance Board (3030)

Roger Adams, Library, CHAIR (AY 23-24)
Christy Craft, Education (AY 24-25)
Rachel Levitt, Social Transformation Studies (AY 23-24)

Natalie Nusz, Student Rep (AY 23-24)
Ashley Waruingi, Student Rep (AY 23-24)

Hears complaints of students against faculty or faculty members against students on grade appeals but not academic dishonesty. Appeals ripe for review by the Undergraduate Grievance Board should be addressed to the Undergraduate Grievance Board, c/o Chair, and may be sent by email to the above-named Chair.

University Academic Calendar Committee (3035)

Kelley Brundage, Registrar, CHAIR 

Wendy Matlock: Faculty Senate (AY 23-24) 
Tanya McGee: Faculty Senate (AY 24-25) 
Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson: Faculty Senate – Faculty Rep (AY 25-26) 
Amy Rosine Underwood: Faculty Senate – Faculty Rep (AY 25-26) 
Denna Retzlaff: Faculty Senate – Faculty Rep (AY 23-24) 
Caleb Stout: Manhattan Student Body President (AY 23-24) 
Jessica Binckley: Manhattan Student Body Vice President (AY 23-24) 
Cassy Girard: Salina Student Body President (AY 23-24) 
Roxana Linares: Salina Student Body Vice President (AY 23-24) 
Sarah Morgan: Graduate Student Council Designee (AY 23-24)

Ex-Officio non-voting:

Tanya Gonzalez: Faculty Affairs Provost Liaison 
Karen Goos: Academic Affairs Provost Liaison 
Kevin Cook: Student Success Liaison
Stuart Larson: Office of the Registrar Salina Campus 
Robert Gamez: Director Student Financial Assistance 
Marisa Stahl: Interim Director, Cashiers & Student Accounts
Michael Crow: Associate Director of Housing and Dining Services

Considers issues concerning the university academic calendar, studies impact of suggested changes in the academic calendar, and makes recommendations for change to Faculty Senate.

University Library Committee (3040)

Elaine Johannes, EXT, Applied Human Sciences (AY 25-26)
Mervi Pakaste, AS - Art (AY 25-26)
Pradeep Malreddy, VM – Anatomy and Physiology (AY 25-26)
Valentina Trinetta, AG – Animal Sciences and Industry (AY 25-26)

Murry Streetman, Staley School of Leadership (AY 24-25)
Lotta Larson, ED – Curriculum and Instruction (AY 24-25)
Gerald Hoehn, Mathematics (AY 24-25)
Ryan Thiele, HHS – Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health (AY 24-25)

Anthony Ferraro, HHS - Applied Human Sciences (AY 23-24)
Ruth Mirtz, TA - Polytechnic (AY 23-24)

Benjamin McCloskey, AS - Modern Languages (AY 23-24)
Prathap Parameswaran, EN - Civil Engineering, Chair (AY 23-24)

Grant Alford, Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Rep

James Fogel, Graduate Student Rep (AY 23-24)
Paige Vulgamore, Undergraduate Student Rep (AY 23-24)

Joe Mocnik, K-State Libraries, ex-officio

Serves as a conduit of communication and engagement between the University faculty and academic staff and the University library system.