Academic Governance and Service

Represented through its Academic Senates, faculty participate in the shared governance of their campus and the California State University system.

Committee Service for the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, 2016-2017

There are two different types of committee service in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts: (1) College of Liberal & Creative Arts Committees and (2) College of Liberal & Creative Arts Representatives on University-Wide Committees. The term range is given in academic years. Service on the committee ends in the spring semester of the last year of the term.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Committees

Affiliate Faculty Committee

Description: Advises the Dean and Chairs/Directors on the establishment, procedures and "best practices" of a faculty affiliate program whereby faculty in one Department/School apply for and, if approved, become affiliated faculty in another Department/School.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 4 faculty from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Eligibility: Tenured faculty
Meeting time: 3 times per year
Elected/Appointed by: Dean

Membership:

Current Membership:
Christina Sabee, Communications Studies - csabee@sfsu.edu
Vinay K Shrivastava, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts - vinay@sfsu.edu
Philip J. Dreyfus, History - pdreyfus@sfsu.edu
Dane Johnson, Comparative and World Literature - danej@sfsu.edu

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College Council

Description: Advises the dean on policy.

Term: Based on position as Department Chair/School Director
Membership: 1 representative requested from each Department/Program
Eligibility: Department Chairs/Program Directors only
Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 2:00-4:00pm (subject to change)
Elected/Appointed by: Departments/Schools and Dean

Membership:

Current Membership:
James Quesada, Anthropology - jquesada@sfsu.edu
Gail Dawson, Art - gdawson@sfsu.edu
Vinay Shrivastava, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts - vinay@sfsu.edu
Britta Sjogren, Cinema - britta@sfsu.edu
David Leitao, Classics and Comparative & World Literature - dleitao@sfsu.edu
Christina Sabee, Communication Studies- csabee@sfsu.edu
Dane Johnson, Comparative & World Literature - danej@sfsu.edu
Maxine Chernoff, Creative Writing - chernoff@sfsu.edu
Todd Roehrman, Design & Industry - roehrman@sfsu.edu
Sugie Goen-Salter, English, Technical and Professional Writing - sgoen@sfsu.edu
Mohammad Salama, Foreign Languages & Literatures - mrsalama@sfsu.edu
Phillip Dreyfus, History- pdreyfus@sfsu.edu
Cristina Ruotolo, Humanities and Liberal Studies - ruotolo@sfsu.edu
Sanjoy Banerjee, International Relations - banerjee@sfsu.edu
Fred Astren, Jewish Studies - fastren@sfsu.edu
Cristina Azocar, Journalism - cazocar@sfsu.edu
Ed Luby, Museum Studies - emluby@sfsu.edu
Dee Spencer, Music - deejazz@sfsu.edu
Justin Tiwald, Philosophy - jtiwald@sfsu.edu
James Martel, Political Science - jmartel@sfsu.edu
Todd Roehrman, Theatre and Dance - roehrman@sfsu.edu
Deb Cohler, Women & Gender Studies - dcohler@sfsu.edu

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CSU Student Research Competition Committee for Behavioral and Social Sciences

Description: Judges written papers and oral presentations by college participants.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 2 faculty judges from College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty; maximum one judge per Department/Program
Meeting time: Once in spring, usually late February
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Membership:

Current Membership:
Lena Zhang, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, 2016-2018 - lzhang@sfsu.edu
Scott Siegel, International Relations, 2016-2018 - snsiegel@sfsu.edu

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CSU Student Research Competition Committee for Creative Arts and Design

Description: Judges written papers and oral presentations by college participants.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 5 faculty judges
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty; maximum one judge per Department/Program
Meeting time: Once in spring, usually late February
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Membership:

Current Membership:
Chris Clemens, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, 2015-2017 - cclemens@sfsu.edu
Johnny Symons, Cinema, 2015-2017 - johnny@johnnysymons.com
Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design and Industry, 2016-2018 - hychu@sfsu.edu
Javon Johnson, Communication Studies, 2016-2018 - javonj@sfsu.edu
Victoria Lyall, Art, 2016-2018 - vlyall@sfsu.edu

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CSU Student Research Competition Committee for Humanities and Letters

Description: Judges written papers and oral presentations by college participants.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 5 faculty judges
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty; maximum one judge per Department/Program
Meeting time: Once in spring, usually late February
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Membership:

Current Membership:
Alexandra Pappas, Classics, 2015-2017 - apappas@sfsu.edu
Tanya Augsburg, Liberal Studies, 2015-2017 - tanya@sfsu.edu
Chanan Tigay, Creative Arts, 2015-2017 - tigay@sfsu.edu
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nita Cabrera, English Languages and Literature, 2015-2017 - acabrera@sfsu.edu
Mindi Golden, Communication Studies, 2016-2018 - mgolden@sfsu.edu

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Elections Committee

Description: Oversees election process (nominations, balloting, announcement of results) for election of College representatives to College and University Committees and to the Academic Senate. Reference College Elections Policy & Procedures and University Faculty Elections Procedures (Section C).

Term: 3 years
Membership: 3 College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track, College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Twice in Fall and twice in Spring; additionally, if/as needed, for special elections
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Membership:

Current Membership:
Anne Linton, Foreign Languages and Literatures, 2014-2017 - aelinton@sfsu.edu
Amy Skonieczny, International Relations, 2015-2018 - askonie@sfsu.edu
K
aren Lovaas, Communication Studies, 2016-2019 - klovaas@sfsu.edu

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Faculty Advisory Board for LCA's Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Description: Provides recommendations to the College’s Advising Resource Center

Term: 2 years
Membership: 6 Tenured/Tenure-Track, College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty, each from a different academic program
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Two Friday mornings in Fall and two Friday mornings in Spring
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:

Scott Boswell, Cinema, 2015-2017 - sboswell@sfsu.edu
Dennis Campbell, History, 2015-2017 - drcampbe@sfsu.edu
Burcu Ellis, International Relations, 2015-2017 - bellis@sfsu.edu
Hamid Khani, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, 2015-2017 - hkhani@sfsu.edu
Meg Schoerke, English, 2015-2017 - meg.schoerke@gmail.com
Justin Tiwald, Philosophy, 2015-2017 - jtiwald@sfsu.edu

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Leave-with-Pay Committee

Description: Evaluates and ranks leave-with-pay applications submitted by College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty. View the senate policy governing process.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 7 College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Eligibility: Tenured College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only; maximum one representative per Department/Program; cannot serve and also apply for a leave award; cannot serve and also be a member of the University Sabbatical Committee
Meeting time: Once or twice in Fall
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Membership:

Current Membership:
Sarah Curtis, History, 2015-2017 - scurtis@sfsu.edu
Burcu Ellis, International Relations, 2015-2017 - bellis@sfsu.edu
Gwen Allen, Art, 2015-2017 - gwen@sfsu.edu
J
eff Jacoby, Broadcast and Electronic Arts, 2016-2018 - jjacoby@sfsu.edu
S
cott Patterson, Broadcast and Electronic Arts, 2016-2018 - spatters@sfsu.edu

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Scholarship Committee

Description: Evaluates applications for college scholarships.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 5 Tenured/Tenure-Track, College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Once in Fall and once in Spring
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Membership:

Current Membership:
Christopher Weinberger, Comparative and World Literature, 2015-2017 - csw1@sfsu.edu
Mark Johnson, Art, 2015-2017 - gallery@sfsu.edu
Cristina Azocar, Journalism, 2015-2017 - cazocar@sfsu.edu
Evren Savci, Women and Gender Studies, 2016-2018 - savci@sfsu.edu
Miriam Smith, BECA, 2016-2018 - miriam@sfsu.edu

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College of Liberal & Creative Arts Representative on University-Wide Committees

Academic Senate

Description: Formulates policies and procedures regarding: (1) appointment and review of academic administrators; (2) faculty appointment, retention, tenure, promotion, leave, and dismissal; (3) curriculum and instruction; (4) library and research; (5) student affairs, admissions, retention, awarding of grades and graduation; (6) business and fiscal matters; (7) campus development; (8) academic and professional standards; (9) mission and goals; and (10) other matters about the welfare and excellence of the University.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): Approximately 12 college representatives
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Bi-weekly on Tuesday during academic semester: 2-5pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on Academic Senate

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Academic Senate Representatives:

Marie Drennan, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Spring 2015-2018 - mdrennan@sfsu.edu
Michael Hammer, Foreign Languages and Literatures, 2014-2017 - mhammer@sfsu.edu
Saul Steier, Humanities, 2014-2017 - sauls@sfsu.edu
Jose Acacio de Barros, Liberal Studies, 2015-2018 - barros@sfsu.edu
Troi Carleton, Linguistics, 2015-2018 - troi@sfsu.edu
Y
utian Wong, Theatre and Dance, 2016-2019 - ytw@sfsu.edu
T
eddy Albiniak, Communication Studies, 2016-2019 - albiniak@sfsu.edu

Open Seats for LCA in Upcoming S17 Election: 8 total

  • Five 3-year terms
  • One 2-year term
  • Two 1 year terms

Other Representatives to Academic Senate from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, but not elected by College:

Sophie Clavier, International Relations, 2014-2017 - sclavier@sfsu.edu
Sara Hackenberg, English, 2014-2017 - shackenb@sfsu.edu

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All-University Academic Program Review Committee (APRC)

Description: Reviews and evaluates the efforts of faculty and administrators to clarify the intellectual vision, range, coherence, and currency of each academic program. In addition, APRC examines the program’s organizational structure, reviews the program’s learning outcomes, evaluates their indicators of program success, and evaluates program goals and effectiveness.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 2 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Every other Wednesday: 10-12am in ADM 460
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on APRC

Current Representative:

Anita Silvers, Philosophy, 2015-2018 - asilvers@sfsu.edu

VACANT - (1) LCA position open for S17 election

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All-University Committee on International Programs (AUCIP)

Description: Enhances the University's international programs.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: One Wednesday per month: 12pm-1:30pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on AUCIP

Current Representatives:

Kathleen McAfee, International Relations, 2016-2018 - kmcafee@sfsu.edu

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All-University Teacher Education Committee (AUTEC)

Description: Serves as a major university forum for issues related to teacher education and shall recommend and support activities designed to foster positive attitudes toward teacher education and the teaching profession.

Term: 1 year
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: Dean or Dean’s designee
Meeting time: 1-2 Wednesdays per semester, afternoon
Appointment: College Dean or designee
More information on AUTEC

Current Representative:

Susan Shimanoff, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, 2014-2015 - shimanof@sfsu.edu

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Baccalaureate Requirements Committee

Description: The BRC is responsible for developing, reviewing, recommending, and publicizing the policies, principles, procedures, and guidelines that govern University-wide requirements for baccalaureate degrees; including establishing the policies by which courses proposed for inclusion in the GE program will be collected and reviewed by the initial certification committees. The BRC will also establish a timeline for implementing the new GE policy.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s):1 college representative
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Every working Thursday: 2-4pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on BRC (pdf)

Current Representatives:

Justin Tiwald, Philosophy, 2014-2017 - jtiwald@sfsu.edu
*
This position open for election (1) S17

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Baccalaureate Requirements Lower Division Certification Committee (LDCC)

Description: The LDCC will work with the University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC) to carry out assessment of lower division courses designated as meeting baccalaureate degree requirements on a rotating schedule to ensure their continued currency and adequacy to satisfy assessment.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 2 college representatives
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Every other working Thursday: 2-4pm
Elected by: All eligible College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representatives:

Sam McCormick, Communications Studies, Spring 2015 - Spring 2017- mccrmck@sfsu.edu
Jennifer Trainor, English, 2014-2017 - jtrainor@sfsu.edu

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Baccalaureate Requirements Upper Division Certification Committee (UDCC)

Description: The UDCC will work with the University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC) to carry out assessment of upper division courses designated as meeting baccalaureate degree requirements on a rotating schedule to ensure their continued currency and adequacy to satisfy assessment.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 2 college representatives
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays during academic semester: 2-4pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on senate policy S15-255 (pdf)

Current Representatives:

Laura Garcia-Moreno, Humanities, 2014-2017 - lgmoreno@sfsu.edu
Yang Xiao-Desai, Modern Languages and Literatures, 2014-2015  -  chega@sfsu.edu

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Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning Board (CEETLB)

Description: Provide advice and recommendations regarding the ongoing activities of the CEETLB; serve as liaison to its various constituencies; and provide an annual report to the Academic Senate.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: First Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:00pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:

Maricel Santos, English, 2014-2018 - mgsantos@sfsu.edu

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Graduate Council (GC)

Description: Advises university-wide administrators for graduate studies and graduate programs.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on GC

Current Representative:

Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design and Industry, 2016-2019  -  hychu@sfsu.edu

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Library Advisory Committee (LAC)

Description: Advises the University Librarian on the resolution of problems affecting the Library.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Irregular schedule/when needed
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on LAC

Current Representative:

Christopher Concolino, Foreign Languages and Literatures, 2015-2017 - conco@sfsu.edu

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Online Education Committee

Description: Monitors outside developments in online education (including CSU, CA government, and private industry efforts), disseminate these efforts to appropriate bodies on campus, help create appropriate policy responses, and proactively guide on-campus online education initiatives.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: The second Friday of the month: 9-10:30am
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More info:

Current Representative:

Leah Wingard, Communication Studies, 2014-2017 - dgsmith@sfsu.edu

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Professional Development Council

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: The second Thursday of the month: 12:30-2:00pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:

Gillian McIntosh, Classics, 2016-2018 - gillianm@sfsu.edu

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Teacher Credential Committee (TCC)

Description: Makes recommendations to the Dean of the College of Education regarding all existing and proposed University teacher credential programs.

Term: 1 year
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time:  Irregular/when needed
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on TCC

Current Representative:

Sam McCormick, Communication Studies 2016-2017  -  mccrmck@sfsu.edu

*Appointed by LCA

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University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC)

Description: Provides a channel for communication, advice, and liaison among Academic Affairs, the Academic Senate, and the faculty on academic assessment.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Second Thursday of every month: 1:15-2:15pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on UAAAC

Current Representative:

Scott Siegal, International Relations, 2015-2017 - snsiegel@sfsu.edu

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University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee (UAdAAC) to Stand for University Election

Description: Provides a channel for communication, advice, and liaison among Academic Affairs, the Academic Senate, and the faculty on academic assessment.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): All University Representatives Only
Eligibility: University faculty
Meeting time: Twice per academic year
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty to run in University-wide election for one position
More information on UAdAAC

Current Representative:

Scott Patterson, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, 2014-2017 - spatters@sfsu.edu

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University Committee on Written English Proficiency (CWEP)

Description: Proposes, reviews and provides recommendations regarding policy and procedures on writing proficiency.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college-elected representative and 1 elected represented from the English Department and 1 at large all-university representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Alternative Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on CWEP

Current Representative:

Paul Morris, English, 2014-2017 - pmorris@sfsu.edu
V
ACANT LCA Representative
Betsy Blosser, Broadcast Communication Arts, 2014-2017 (current All-University at large representative for CWEP)  -  bblosser@sfsu.edu

Other Representatives to CWEP from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, but not elected by College faculty:

Composition Coordinator (or designee): Tara Lockhart (voting) - taralock@sfsu.edu
Coordinator of Composition for Multilingual Students (or designee): Lisa Heyer (voting) - lheyer@sfsu.edu
English Department Representative: Nelson Graff (voting) - graff@sfsu.edu
Jennifer Hammett, Cinema, Spring 2015 - hammettjb@aol.com
Leah Wingard, Communications Studies, Fall 2014 - wingard@sfsu.edu

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University Interdisciplinary Council (UIC)

Description: Exercises academic leadership in developing and fostering interdisciplinary efforts for the benefit of the University as a whole.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time:  Irregular/when needed
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on UIC

Current Representative:

L. Lehua Yim, English, 2014-2017 - lehua@sfsu.edu

Other Representative to UIC from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, but not elected by College:

Lawrence Hanly, English, Chair of EPC

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University Sabbatical Committee (USC)

Description: Review sabbatical leave applications and make recommendations regarding them.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty assoicate professor or full tenure only
Meeting time: As needed throughout the fall semester
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
More information on USC

Current Representative:

David Landy, Philosophy, 2015-2017 - landy@sfsu.edu

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University Tenure and Promotions Committee (UTPC) to Stand for University Election

Description: Reviews candidates Working Personnel Action Files (WPAF) and recommendations for tenure and promotion made at departmental and college levels before making its own recommendations regarding tenure and promotion.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1 person from the college is selected to run in a university-wide election
Eligibility: Nominee must be a Tenured, full Professor in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts with no administrative or review role, familiar with University Policy #S07-241, available during the full Academic Year with anticipated heavy workload (equivalent of .20) during the spring semester.  Additionally, no department chairs, no deans, no faculty on leave for 2017-18 academic semester.
Meeting time: Weekly during spring semester and irregular/when needed during the fall semester
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty to run in the University-wide election for one of two positions
More information on UTPC

Current Representative:

Mary Soliday, English, 2015-2017 - soliday@sfsu.edu

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