University of Southern Indiana
University Advisory Councils and Committees

2013-2014 FACULTY SENATE APPOINTMENTS

  EEO APPEAL AND HEARING BOARD 

The function of the Equal Employment Opportunity Appeal and Hearing Board is to hear appeals or conduct hearings on complaints pertaining to sexual harassment.

Three faculty members recommended by Faculty Senate, three support staff members recommended by Staff Council, three administrative members recommended by President's Council, and three student members recommended by Student Government Association are represented on the board. Faculty and staff members serve three-year staggered terms and the student members serve one-year renewable terms. Members of the board select a chairperson annually.

2013-2016     
  • J. Wayne Rinks
    Dr. J. Wayne Rinks
    Associate Professor of Communications
    Chair of Communications Department
    Liberal Arts Center 3083
    Phone: 812-464-1950
    Email:
2013-2015
  • Tracy Kinner
    Dr. Tracy Kinner
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
    Health Professions Center 2136
    Phone: 812-461-5409
    Email:
2011-2014
  • Mikel Hand
    Dr. Mikel Hand
    Assistant Professor of Nursing
    Health Professions Center 2045
    Phone: 812-461-5331
    Email:

  ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Appointed by the president to review issues related to environmental stewardship and sustainability on the USI campus, the Environmental Stewardship Committee recommends opportunities to minimize resource consumption, maximize energy reduction practices, promote recycling efforts, and educate the community on issues of sustainability.

The members are appointed for three-year staggered terms and include the chair (appointed by the president), a representative of Business Affairs, a representative of Physical Plant, a representative of Food Services, a community/alumni representative, two faculty and one student appointed by Faculty Senate, one student appointed by the Student Government Association, one member of the support staff appointed by Staff Council, and one administrator appointed by Administrative Senate. Additional members may be asked to serve upon recommendation of the chair.

2012-2014
  • Andrew Hill
    Dr. Andrew Hill
    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    Business and Engineering Center 2020
    Phone: 812-461-5221
    Email:
2011-2013
  • Stephen Zehr
    Dr. Stephen Zehr
    Professor of Sociology
    Liberal Arts Center 3015
    Phone: 812-464-1981
    Email:
2012-2013  Katelyn Offerman, Student

  STUDENT PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE  

This committee, appointed by the president, establishes criteria for the creation and operation of student publications, reviews and evaluates the financial operation, selects and/or removes editors of publications, adjudicates external and internal conflicts and complaints, and establishes and enforces standards of responsible journalistic behavior for staff of student publications.

The committee consists of the department of Communications Chair or his designee (chair), two administrators, three faculty persons nominated by the Faculty Senate, and three students. Students who are employed by a USI publication are not eligible to serve. The dean of students, the student publications advisor, the director of the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies, and a representative from Business Affairs serve as ex-officio members.

2013-2015
  • Anna-Lisa Halling
    Dr. Anna-Lisa Halling
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Liberal Arts Center 3074
    Phone: 812-465-7143
    Email:
2012-2014
  • Gabriela Mustata Wilson
    Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson
    Assistant Professor of Health Services/Administration
    Health Professions Center 2048
    Phone: 812-464-1731
    Email:
2012-2014
  • Patricia Ferrier
    Dr. Patricia Ferrier
    Assistant Professor of Journalism
    Liberal Arts Center 3097
    Phone: 812-461-5412
    Email:

  UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS COUNCIL  

The University Athletics Council (UAC), appointed by the president, is charged with considering issues related to oversight and development of excellence in intercollegiate athletics at the University of Southern Indiana. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the president.

The President will appoint a faculty member from each college. The Faculty Senate will appoint a faculty representative. Faculty will serve three-year terms and an appointee may serve two successive terms. A member completing an unexpired term of one year or less is eligible for selection to two successive three-year terms. 

Ex-Officio
2013-2015
  • Austin Anderson
    Dr. Austin Anderson
    Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport
    Physical Activities Center
    Phone: 812-228-5170

 

  


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