University of Southern Indiana

Standing Committees 2014-15

Employee Relations and Benefits

Reviews salaries and benefits and makes annual recommendations for changes; works with Human Resources regarding employee concerns and the process to address those concerns; recommends promotion and progression steps; addresses the relationship between administrators and the University as an employer; reviews, studies, and recommends Senate action regarding performance, evaluation, professional leave, and policies and procedures which affect administrators’ ability to function in their positions. 

  Chair David Alexander
  Vice Chair Karen Huseman
    Tracy Adams
Larry Back
    Jaclyn Dumond
    Arlene Fortune
    Paula Nurrenbern
  Liaison Donna Evinger


Professional Development

Addresses efforts to provide and encourage professional growth and development of administrators; assists in developing training for administrative staff specifically during fall and spring meeting activities; reviews, studies, and recommends Senate action regarding such matters as professional leave and continuing education.

  Chair Carey Franks
  Vice Chair Beth Thompson
    Joe Binkley
  Dana Drury
    Amy Fisher
    Keith Powers


Nominations and Elections

Composed of three continuing Senators appointed by the Executive Committee and chaired by the Past Chairperson, manages and oversees the annual elections process for Senators, and for Senate officers.  In addition, the committee shall monitor the number of administrators in each Senate district to ensure adequate and equitable representation.  If it is necessary to reconfigure the composition of districts (in response to university restructuring or other changes in the number of administrators in departments) that duty also shall be carried out by the Elections Committee.

  Chair Jayne Tang


Events and Outreach

Involves USI’s administrators in university-wide events, projects and committees; develops productive partnerships with university groups such as Faculty Senate, Staff Council and student groups; sponsors events that recognize the service and achievements of administrators at USI. 

  Chair Brandi Hess
  Vice Chair John Campbell
    Sandi Davis
    Alex Eaton

Sarah Harlan
Phyllis Oeth


Administrative Affairs

Formulate policy recommendations, review existing policies, and report recommendations for changes or implementation.

  Chair Ingrid Lindy
  Vice Chair Mike Mohr
    Dan Martens
    Jason Provence
    Sarah Harlan


Constitution and Bylaws

Responsible for reviewing the constitution and by-laws of the Senate annually and proposing changes to each based on input from senate membership.

  Chair Deb Butler
  Vice Chair Cindy Miller
    Michelle Woodburn
    Eugenia Russelburg




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