University of Southern Indiana
Standing Committees for 2012-13

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 Debbie Clark
  Vice Chair Tracy Adams
    Pam Blessing
    Jaclyn Dumond
    Pam Hopson
    Michelle Woodburn
    Jim Prior
  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 Stephanie Walden-Schwake
  Vice Chair Andrea Gentry
    Phil Parker
    Deb Butler
    Ginger Ramsden
    Amy Fisher
    Cindi Clayton-Schnitker


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 Linda Trible
    Larry Back
    Mandi Fulton
    Andrea Gentry


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 Mandi Fulton
  Vice Chair Ray Simmons
    Sherri Miller
    CJ Regin
    Adam Trinkel
    Julie Brauser


Administrative Affairs

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

  Chair Susanne Stanley
  Vice Chair Tim Fitzgibbon
    Cindy Miller
    Amy Price
    Tracy Sinn
    S. Beth Thompson
    Leslie Townsend


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 Debbie Weigand
  Vice Chair Larry Back
    Ray Simmons
    Laura McDaniel
    Sandy Frank




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