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Washington State University Faculty Affairs Committee

Composition & Tenure

  • Eleven faculty, selected with representation from the various areas of the University in mind, with at least three geographical regions represented. Normally, at least one of the members shall be a member of the Senate. To be eligible as a member, usually a person must have served as a faculty member at WSU for at least three years (F).
  • Vice provost for faculty development and recognition (X)(#).

Function

  • Makes recommendations concerning policy on appointments, promotion, tenure, and leave of absence.
  • Makes recommendations relating to standards of performance, professional ethics, faculty rights and responsibilities, academic freedom, and faculty compensation.
  • Receives, reviews, and acts upon other policy matters concerning faculty affairs.
  • Maintains liaison with Faculty Status Committee regarding functions 1 and 2.

Additional notes

  • Chair elected by the Committee.
  • Has representation on Budget Committee and Steering Committee.
  • Responsible to: Faculty Senate.
  • Reports to: Faculty Senate and the president.

Time Commitment

The Faculty Affairs Committee meets every other Wednesday at 3:00 during the academic year. Normally committee members will spend an additional two hours per month reviewing documents and information. If a committee member volunteers to take the lead on a particular project, then the workload increases depending on the need of the project.

Name Rank Constituency Location Term Start Term End
Committee Chair, Judi McDonald (F) Professor Mathematics, CAS Pullman 20212024
Heiko Jansen (F)Professor Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience, VCEAPullman 20212023
Chelsea Leachman (F)Librarian Libraries Pullman 20202023
Don Llewellyn (F)Director & Associate Professor Livestock Extension Specialist, CAHNRS Lincoln County Extension20212023
Sergey Lapin (F)Professor Mathematics, CASPullman 20182024
Michael Neff (F)Professor Crop & Soil Sciences, CAHNRS Pullman 20182024
Ekaterine Burduli (F)Assistant Professor Nursing, CoNSpokane 20192025
Donna Potts (F)Professor English, CAS Pullman 20222025
Martin Maquivar (F)Associate Professor Animal Science, CAHNRS Pullman 20192025
Stephanie Bauman (F)Associate Professor Psychology, CAS Tri-Cities 2019 2025
Sue Marsh (F)Associate Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences, CoPPSSpokane 20222025
Administrative Support (F)
Laura Hill Senior Vice Provost Human Development, CAHNRSPullman Office of the Provost Representation Office of the Provost Representation
Matt Hudelson Associate Professor Mathematics, CAS Pullman Faculty Senate Executive Officer Representation Faculty Senate Executive Officer Representation
Anna Schilter Principal Assistant Faculty Senate Pullman Administrative Support Administrative Support