University of Southern Indiana
Standing Committees for 2011-12

Employee Relations and Benefits

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: Megan Black
  Vice Chair Debbie Clark
    Pam Blessing
    Jaclyn Dumond
    Pam Hopson
    Michelle Woodburn
    Jim Prior
  Liaison Donna Evinger


Professional Development

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: Tim Fitzgibbon
  Vice Chair: Stephanie Walden-Schwake
    Phil Parker
    Jennifer Craig
    Andrea Gentry
    Ginger Ramsden


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: Carmen Stoen
    Debbie Weigand
    Susanne Stanley
    Stephanie Walden-Schwake


Events and Outreach

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: Lee Ann Wambach
  Vice Chair: Gary Burgdorf
    Wendy Bredhold
    Mandi Fulton
    Kathy Jones
    Kacheyta McClellan
    Sherri Miller
    CJ Regan
    Angela Torres
    Lance Woods


Administrative Affairs

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


  Chair: Susanne Stanley
  Vice Chair: Stephen Woodall
    Cindy Miller
    Carol Schmitt
    Jeff Sickman
    Tracy Sinn
    Leslie Smith
    Amy Price
    Beth Thompson


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: Ray Simmons
  Vice Chair: Debbie Weigand
    Laura McDaniel
    Sandy Frank

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