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Academic Freedom & Tenure

The Committee shall be the adjudicatory body for cases and controversies relating to academic freedom and tenure which are not resolved through informal procedures or through regular administrative channels.

The Committee shall have seven regular members and seven alternates. Members of the Committee and alternates shall be members of the Faculty of Instruction with tenure. The principle of broad representation shall be honored. The Committee shall elect the Committee Chair annually in December. Alternates shall be called to serve on the Committee in order of preference by the electing authority. If a member and his/her alternate are both unable to serve, the electing authority will select from among other alternates, giving preference to the one whose term will expire the same year as the member in whose place the alternate will serve. Committee members and alternates, except those selected for short terms to fill vacancies and first elected, shall serve three-year terms. The terms of office shall be staggered on a basis of three-two-two with annual election. (Academic Charter)


Name Unit Term of Service Expires Position
Regular Members      
Jennifer McCrickerd AS May 2021 Chair thru May 2021
Maura Strassberg LAW May 2021  
Cris Wildermuth SOE May 2022  
Royce Fichtner CBPA May 2022  
Tim Welty CPHS May 2023  
Bart Schmidt Cowles May 2023  
Lee Jolliffe SJMC May 2023  
Alternate Members      
Curt Cardwell A&S May 2021  
Joyce Njoroge CBPA May 2021  
Mark Kende Law May 2021  
Shelley Fairbairn SOE May 2022  
Shankar Munusamy CPHS May 2023  
Carrie Dunham-LaGree Cowles May 2023  
Jennifer Konfrst SJMC May 2023  



Note: All full Faculty Senate meetings will be located in Cowles Library, Room 201.

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