Farmer School Committees

Standing Committees

Note: Dates indicate term expiration on June 30 of year shown.

Academic Appeals Committee

Chair

Leslie Stoel (MKT) (2019)

Dean's Liaison

Marti Kyger

Members

  • Matthew Wieland (ACC) (2021)
  • Greg Niemesh (ECO) (2020)
  • David Marshall (FIN) (2019)
  • Pat Schur (ISA) (2018)
  • Rocky Newman (MGT) (2020)

Alternates

  • Michele Frank (ACC) (2019)
  • Jonathan Wolff (ECO) (2020)
  • Mary Elizabeth Thompson (FIN) (2020)
  • Chaitanya Sambhara (ISA) (2021)
  • Peng Wang (MGT) (2021)
  • Greg Fisher (MKT) (2020)

Committee Charge

  1. Consider academic grievances as outlined in the Student Handbook.
  2. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  3. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  4. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Business Honors and Scholars Committee

Chair

Jan Taylor, Director Honors & Scholars Program (MKT) 

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Members

  • Jon Grenier (ACC) (2021)
  • Jing Li (ECO) (2019)
  • Tyler Henry (FIN) (2020)
  • Jeff Merhout (ISA) (2020)
  • Megan Gerhardt (MGT) (2021)
  • Michelle Thomas (Director of Student Organizations & Diversity, ex officio)
  • Emily Akil (Academic Advisor, ex officio)
  • Cindy Oakenfull (FYIC) (2021)

Committee Charge

  1. Develop a strategic plan for the Business Honors Program.
  2. Provide oversight and guidance of the Business Honors Program and the Farmer School of Business (FSB) Scholars Program.
  3. Assist the Honors Director in managing the FSB Honors Program instead of maintaining.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge. 
  5. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  6. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Committee of Advisers

Chair and Dean's Liaison

Marti Kyger

Members

  • Jan Eighme (ACC)
  • Steve Elliott (ECO)
  • Terry Nixon (FIN)
  • Jeff Merhout (ISA)
  • Rocco Manzo (MGT)
  • Debbie Coleman (MKT)

Committee Charge

  1. Review undergraduate student petitions.
  2. Consider ways to improve the advising process at both divisional and departmental levels.
  3. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  4. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  5. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Diversity Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Xiaowen Huang (MGT) (2021)
  • Michelle Thomas (Director of Student Organizations & Diversity, ex officio)

Members

  • Eric Marinich (ACC) (2021)
  • Steve Elliott (ECO) (2019)
  • Kelly Brunarski (FIN) (2019)
  • Xiang Fang (ISA) (2020)
  • Gillian Oakenfull (MKT) (2021)
  • Carolyn Craig (MKT) (2021)
  • Shomari Payne (Academic Advisor, ex officio)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Review on-going FSB diversity initiatives in context of the FSB strategic plan.
  2. Recommend strategies that will foster and nurture a community that is welcoming to, and inclusive of students, faculty and staff with different backgrounds, talents, and skills, and identify ways to encourage faculty, students and staff to engage productively with diversity issues.
  3. Review and refine the metrics related to the division's diversity-related strategic initiatives.
  4. Recommend strategies that will foster and nurture a community that is welcoming and inclusive of international students.
  5. Review undergraduate petitions related to the FSB diversity requirement in accordance with the agreed upon committee procedure.
  6. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  7. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  8. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Divisional Promotion and Tenure Committee

Members

  • Tim Eaton (ACC) (2019)
  • Melissa Thomasson (ECO) (2019)
  • Tom Boulton (FIN) (2020)
  • Allison Jones-Farmer (ISA) (2020)
  • Tim Krehbiel (MGT) (2021)
  • Devon DelVecchio (MKT) (2020)

Dean's Liaison

Tim Greenlee

Committee Charge

  1. Serve as Advisory Committee to Dean for Divisional P&T.
  2. Provide periodic reviews of Endowed Chairs and Professors and forward recommendations to the Dean.
  3. Review applications for the Endres Associate Professor Fellowships and forward recommendations to the Dean.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.

Executive Committee

Chair

Marc Rubin, Dean

Members

  • Tim Greenlee (Senior Associate Dean)
  • Barnali Gupta (Associate Dean for Curriculum)
  • Marti Kyger (Assistant Dean)
  • Rebekah Keasling (Assistant Dean)
  • Kirk Bogard (Associate VP of Development & External Relations)
  • Andrew Reffett (ACC)
  • George Davis (ECO)
  • Tim Holcomb (ESP)
  • Joel Harper (FIN)
  • Skip Benamati (ISA)
  • Bryan Ashenbaum (MGT)
  • Mike McCarthy (MKT)

Committee Charge

  1. Serve as an advisory group to the dean.

Faculty Committee for the Evaluation of Administrators

Note: Members of this committee are elected within department by faculty.

Chair

Elected by Committee Members

Members

  • TO BE ASSIGNED (ACC) (2021)
  • John Bowblis (ECO) (2017)
  • TO BE ASSIGNED (FIN) (2021)
  • Doug Havelka (ISA) (2020)
  • Mark Wesolowski (MGT) (2020)
  • Donald Norris (MKT) (2020)

Dean's Liaison

N/A

Committee Charge

  1. Conduct reviews and issue reports for Department Chairs, and Associate and Assistant Deans seeking continuation or reappointment in years, respectively, three and five of a five-year appointment, and in year three of a three-year appointment, in accordance with university and divisional governance.
  2. Conduct reviews and issue reports for Directors of school-wide academic programs seeking re-appointment in year three of their administrative assignment at the discretion of the Dean or the Committee, in accordance with university and divisional governance.
  3. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  4. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  5. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Graduate Studies Committee

Chair

Joe Rode (MGT) (2021)

Members

  • Melissa Thomasson (Director, Masters in Economics)
  • Dale Stoel (Director, Masters in Accountancy)
  • David Shrider (FIN) (2020)
  • Doug Havelka (ISA) (2020)
  • Sanjay Puligadda (MKT) (2021)
  • Tom Heuer (MKT/ESP) (2020)
  • Deborah Fletcher (MBA faculty) (2020)
  • Brad Bays (Sr. Director, MBA Programs, ex officio)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Review graduate curriculum change proposals for all FSB graduate courses and programs.
  2. Assist the Program Director and Associate Deans in developing curricula or policies as required. As part of this process, monitor the assessment process for the MBA Program, and identify needed program and curricula changes.
  3. Assist the Program Director and Associate Deans in identifying appropriate MBA faculty.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  5. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  6. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

International Studies Committee

Chair

David Shrider, Director, Global Business Initiatives (FIN)

Members

  • Annie Farrell (ACC) (2019)
  • Jon Pyzoha (ACC) (2019)
  • Jing Li (ECO) (2021)
  • Sooun Lee (ISA) (2020)
  • Rocco Manzo (MGT) (2019)
  • Bob Dahlstrom (MKT) (2020)
  • Nicole Collins (Director, Global Business Programs, ex officio)
  • Marcia Smith (Academic Advisor, ex officio)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Define academic program expectations for the students and faculty on FSB Study Abroad Programs.
  2. Monitor BUS international curricula and make recommendations for changes as needed. Ensure all Study Abroad Programs and workshops meet instructional policy compliance.
  3. Review and approve proposals for FSB Study Abroad Programs and other workshops that run through University Global Initiatives.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  5. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  6. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee

Chair

Janice Kinghorn (ECO) Assessment Director

Members

  • Jan Eighme (ACC) (2021)
  • Brad Reitz (BUS 284) (2021)
  • Kelly Brunarski (FIN) (2021)
  • T. M. Rajkumar (ISA) (2019)
  • Pete Salzarulo (MGT) (2020)
  • Debbie Coleman (MKT) (2021)
  • Rebecca Crews (Director, FYIC, ex officio and Interim Director, HCBW)

  • Natalie Meyer (Academic Advisor, ex officio)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Review and support the division's Assessment Program. Assist the Director of Assessment and the Associate Dean for Curriculum in ensuring successful assessment planning and execution of all aspects of FSB assessment for compliance with AACSB and HLC accreditation.
  2. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  3. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  4. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Research Committee

Chair

Brian Ballou (ACC) (2019)

Members

  • Prosper Raynold (ECO) (2018)
  • Tom Boulton (FIN) (2019)
  • Zafer Ozdemir (ISA) (2020)
  • Lisa Ellram (MGT) (2021)
  • Hannah Lee (MKT) (2021)

Dean's Liaison

Tim Greenlee

Committee Charge

  1. Determine Summer Research Grant recipients.
  2. Determine FSB annual researcher award winners.
  3. The Committee will develop a 'checks and balances' process to ensure that all faculty nominated for grants and research awards are contacted regarding their nomination.
  4. Promote scholarly activity within the FSB.
  5. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  6. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  7. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Teaching Effectiveness Committee

Chair

Gabe Lee (ISA) (2020)

Members

  • Po-Chang Chen (ACC) (2019)
  • Chuck Moul (ECO) (2021)
  • David Shrider (FIN) (2019)
  • Xiaowen Huang (MGT) (2020)
  • Eric Stenstrom (MKT) (2021)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Be available to consult with FSB teaching award winners on Teaching Workshop.
  2. Determine FSB annual Teaching Effectiveness Award winners. The Committee will develop a “checks and balances” process to ensure that all faculty nominated for the Teaching Effectiveness Award are contacted regarding their nomination.
  3. Promote innovation and excellence in teaching.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  5. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  6. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Technology Policies Committee

Chair

Scott Friend (MKT) (2020)

Members

  • Billy Brink (ACC) (2020)
  • Greg Niemesh (ECO) (2020)
  • Brad Goldie (FIN)(2020)
  • Arthur Carvalho (ISA) (2020)
  • Gerald Cruez (Sr. Director, FSB IT)
  • Sumit Sircar (ISA)
  • Henry Jin (MGT) (2020) 

Dean's Liaison

Rebekah Keasling

Committee Charge

  1. Review and make recommendations on divisional technology related issues.
  2. Review student tech-fee proposals on behalf of FSB.
  3. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  4. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  5. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Undergraduate Studies Committee

Chair

Bill Even (ECO) (2019)

Members

  • Eric Marinich (ACC) (2021)
  • Terry Nixon (FIN) (2019)
  • Zafer Ozdemir (ISA) (2019)
  • David Walsh (MGT) (2021)
  • Jessie Wang (MKT) (2021)
  • Chanelle White (Asst. Director, Academic Advising, ex officio)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Review and make recommendations to faculty on undergraduate-level course and curricular change proposals.
  2. Review recommendations from other Committees, as they relate to undergraduate curricula or program changes.
  3. Review divisional proposals pertaining to Liberal Education.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  5. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  6. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Ad Hoc Committees

Career Services Committee

Chair

John Bowblis (ECO) (2019)

Members

  • Jon Grenier (ACC) (2019)
  • Gina Dutro (FYIC) (2021)
  • Lee Biggerstaff (FIN) (2019)
  • Susan Cramer (ISA) (2020) 
  • Joe Rode (MGT) (2020)
  • Monique Murfield (MGT) (2021)
  • Tim Holcomb (MGT/ESP) (2020)
  • Jan Taylor (MKT) (2020)
  • Dave Leurck (Director of Corporate Relations)
  • Brenda Homan (Ernst & Young Professional Development Advisor)
  • Monique Frost (Director of Professional Development)

Dean's Liaison

Kirk Bogard

Committee Charge

  1. Work with the Director of Career & Professional Development:
    1. Educate faculty and students about the Office of Career Services policies and services.
    2. Strategically expand the number of on-campus recruiting firms.
    3. Improve student placement (internship/employment) outcomes.
    4. Better understand and meet the unique needs of our diverse students (major; international; etc.)
    5. Monitor the use of and student outcomes related to the BUS 340 Professional Practice workshop.
    6. Improve communication of divisional career-related services through FSB web-presence.
    7. Develop a comprehensive, four-year career education strategy.
  2. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  3. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  4. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the final spring faculty meeting.

Committee on the Selection of Commencement and Anderson Series Speakers

Chair

Drew Reffett (ACC) (2020)

Members

  • E J Ume (ECO) (2020)
  • Maria Weese (ISA) (2020)
  • Mike McCarthy (MKT) (2021)
  • Ben Palmer (Academic Advisor, ex-officio)
  • BSAC (Student Representative)

Dean's Liaison

Kirk Bogard

Committee Charge

  1. To nominate, for the Dean's consideration, the student speaker and the keynote speaker for the FSB commencement ceremony.
    1. Recommendations for student speaker should focus on FSB graduating students with the highest academic and leadership credentials and accomplishments, from across all FSB programs. The Committee will provide the Dean with 2-4 finalist nominations.
    2. Recommendations for commencement speaker should focus on high profile individuals, particularly alumni, who can make a positive impact on graduates as they move forward in their lives and careers.
  2. To nominate, for the Dean's consideration, the speaker for the Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series, and other high profile speakers coming to the Farmer School. Recommendations for the Anderson Series should be based on the MOA with the Anderson family, keeping in mind potential budget constraints.
    1. In making speaker recommendations, the Committee should consider scholarly or professional achievement, outstanding service to society, unique contribution to businesses or economies, social, technological or entrepreneurial innovation, and such other characteristics as the Committee shall consider worthy.
    2. All recommendations should consider that high profile speakers are often linked with controversial subjects, and while the purpose of these speakers is not to agitate members of the campus community, open dialogue on meaningful issues is at the heart of the university mission.
  3. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  4. Meeting minutes will be taken.

Core Integration Committee

The Core Integration Committee will assist the Associate Dean for Curriculum and serve as an oversight body to periodically review the execution of the core curriculum integration plans approved in AY16/17 and 17/18.

Members

  • Anne Farrell (ACC)
  • Kelly Brunarski (FIN)
  • Gabe Lee (ISA)

  • Rocco Manzo (MGT)
  • Terri Barr (MKT)
  • Jim Friedman (MKT/ESP)
  • Janice Kinghorn (Director of Assessment)

  • Rebecca Crews (Director, FYIC and Interim Director, HCBW)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

Each department representative on the committee will work with their home department to oversee the execution of the planned integration in core and major courses.

  1. Provide report by major in October for fall and March for spring semester courses.
  2. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  3. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  4. Committee will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Resources:

  1. FSB Core Curriculum Committee report AY 2016/17, AY 2017/18 and attachments (file name: First-Year Integrated Core; posted behind Faculty Staff login).
  2. First-Year Integrated Core team: Rebecca Crews, Director, FYIC; Cindy Oakenfull, Course lead, BUS 101; Gina Dutro, Course lead, BUS 102; David Eyman, Course lead, ESP 103; Rob Morris, Course lead, BUS 104.

eLearning Committee

Chair

Jim Coyle (MKT) (2020)

Members

  • Beth Killy (ACC) (2019)
  • Po-Chang Chen (ACC) (2021)
  • Ling Shao (ECO) (2021)
  • David Eyman (ESP) (2021)
  • Yvette Harman (FIN) (2021)
  • Waldyn Martinez (ISA) (2020)
  • Peng Wang (MGT) (2021)

Dean's Liaison

Barnali Gupta

Committee Charge

  1. Oversee online delivery of all FSB 211 courses.
  2. Review and recommend strategy for FSB online core course offerings in summer and winter.
  3. Assess courses (as appropriate) for their pedagogical reliability for hybrid or online delivery.
  4. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  5. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  6. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

Faculty Service Excellence Award Committee

Chair

Skip Benamati (ISA)

Members

  • Joel Harper (FIN)
  • Bryan Ashenbaum (MGT)

Dean's Liaison

Tim Greenlee

Committee Charge

  1. Determine annual Faculty Service Excellence Award recipient.
  2. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  3. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  4. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.

FSB Strategic Technology Committee

Chair

Dale Stoel (ACC) (2021)

Members

  • Nam Vu (ECO) (2021)
  • Michael Conger (ESP) (2021)
  • Xi Liu (FIN) (2021)
  • Arthur Carvalho (ISA) (2021)
  • Scott Dust (MGT) (2021)
  • Greg Fisher (MKT) (2021)

Dean's Liaison

Rebekah Keasling

Committee Charge

  1. This committee is charged with brainstorming the future technology needs of FSB faculty, staff and students so that we may be offering the most appropriate education for our students in a quickly changing technology environment. The FSB needs to anticipate, to the best of our ability, the software, hardware, training and support needs for making sure our faculty and students are equipped with all the necessary tools, not just today but in 5 years and even later.
  2. The Committee will meet to address its annual charge.
  3. Meeting minutes will be taken.
  4. The Committee Chair will provide a summative year-end report of Committee activities to the Associate Dean for Curriculum. This report will be added as a consent item to the agenda of the first faculty meeting of the following academic year.