The University Academic Senate (UAS) is a deliberative body whose responsibilities include academic planning, review and evaluation of academic programs, and formulation and appraisal of initiatives and policies relevant to the faculty and the academic mission of the university. Its conclusions on university policy, academic planning and evaluation will represent the official collective stance of the Academic Division. The Provost, who has ultimate responsibility for all executive decisions and actions within the Academic Division of the university, will report the conclusions of the UAS to the appropriate authorities outside the Academic Division, along with her or his own conclusions. Recommendations of the University Academic Senate shall be subject to the approval of the President and the Trustees. (For additional information about committee responsibilities and membership requirements, please see University Academic Senate Statutes)


Dr. Sumana Chattopadhyay (Chair) Diederich College of Communication elected faculty
Annual
Dr. Kimo Ah Yun (Co-Chair) Provost
Per Statutes
Dr. Allison Abbott (Vice Chair) Faculty elected at large (Arts and Sciences)
Annual
Ms. Rebecca Blemberg (Secretary) Law School elected faculty
Annual
Dr. John Su Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Per Statutes
Dr. Douglas Woods Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies and Dean of the Graduate School
Per Statutes
Dr. Heidi Bostic Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
Per Statutes
Ms. Janice Welburn Dean, Libraries
Dean
Dr. William Lobb Dean, School of Dentistry
Dean
Dr. Michael Donoghue Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty
2022
Dr. Chima Korieh Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty
2022
Dr. Kim Factor Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty
2023
Dr. Michelle Mynlieff Klingler College of Arts and Sciences elected faculty
2021
Dr. Grace Wang College of Business Administration elected faculty
2023
Dr. David Wangrow College of Business Administration elected faculty
2022
Dr. A.Jay Wagner Diederich College of Communication elected faculty
2022
Dr. Sumana Chattopadhyay Diederich College of Communication elected faculty
2021
TBD School of Dentistry elected faculty
2023
Dr. Yasser Khaled School of Dentistry elected faculty
2021
Dr. Doris Walker-Dalhouse College of Education elected faculty
2021
Dr. Timothy Melchert College of Education elected faculty
2021
Dr. Lars Olson Opus College of Engineering elected faculty
2022
Dr. Joseph Domblesky Opus College of Engineering elected faculty
2023
Mrs. Mary Jo Wiemiller College of Health Sciences elected faculty
2022
Mr. Michael Danduran College of Health Sciences elected faculty
2021
Ms. Rebecca Blemberg Law School elected faculty
2022
Mr. Atiba Ellis Law School elected faculty
2023
Dr. Marilyn Frenn College of Nursing elected faculty
2023
Dr. Madeline Schmidt College of Nursing elected faculty
2021
Ms. Katie Blank Academic Library Assembly elected faculty librarians
2021
Dr. Noelle Brigden Faculty elected at large (Arts and Sciences)
2023
Dr. Allison Abbott Faculty elected at large (Arts and Sciences)
2021
Dr. Joshua Burns Faculty elected at large (Arts and Sciences)
2021
Dr. Amber Wichowsky Faculty elected at large (Arts and Sciences)
2023
Ms. Heather James Participating Faculty elected at large (Libraries)
2022
Mr. Patrick Loftis Participating Faculty elected at large (Health Sciences)
2021
Dr. Luke Togni Part time faculty elected at large
2023
TBD MUSG
2021
TBD MUSG
2021
TBD Professional/Graduate School Student
2021
University Academic Senate Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is presided over by the Presiding Chair of the UAS and co-chaired by the Provost. The other members of the Executive Committee include the UAS Vice Chair who is also Chair of the Faculty Council, the UAS Secretary, one Dean elected by and from the Dean members of the Senate, and two faculty elected annually by the full Senate from its membership.  The Executive Committee will be empowered to approve agendas for regular Senate meetings and to act for the Senate in matters on which the full Senate is unable to meet because of time constraints. (For additional information about committee responsibilities and membership requirements, please see University Academic Senate Statutes)

Dr. Sumana Chattopadhyay Chair UAS
Annual
Dr. Kimo Ah Yun Co-Chair UAS
Acting Provost
Dr. Allison Abbott Vice Chair UAS
Annual
Ms. Rebecca Blemberg Secretary UAS
Annual
Ms. Janice Welburn Dean
Dean
Dr. April Harkins Faculty Council Chair
Annual
Dr. Amber Wichowsky Faculty from UAS
Annual
Mr. Patrick Loftis Faculty from UAS
Annual



MEMBERS AND COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES REPORTING JOINTLY TO PROVOST AND UAS