Volunteers Needed


September 26, 2016

Colleagues,

There is need for two at-large members to serve on the Graduate Council.  The Graduate Council makes recommendations on the scope, direction, and integrity of the University's Graduate Programs; recommends policies, procedures, courses and curriculum changes to the Faculty Senate; and makes recommendations regarding membership on the graduate faculty.

 

In order to be eligible you have to have Graduate Faculty status, and be an IFO member.  Currently the Grad Council meets twice a month on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm and their next meeting is scheduled for October 5.

 

Please send me your name, department, years at MSUM, and reasons why you should be considered by this Thursday, 9/29 at Noon.  Please use ifo@mnstate.edu

 

In addition, we continue to need volunteers for other committees listed below. If you are interested, mention the committee by name and send me the same information I am listing right above

 

Senate Positions (These expire in SP 17 when we have elections for 2 year terms)

Senators typically represent faculty in their college, they are elected for two-year terms, which start on the first duty day of the following Fall semester.  The Faculty Senate is authorized to discuss and make recommendations concerning any matter relating to academic policy, working conditions, aspects of student life relating to the educational process, or external university relations.  The Senate is authorized to establish or propose committees and approve faculty participation in committees proposed by the MSUM President.  The Senate is authorized to appoint faculty to all committees in which faculty are to be represented. See our bylaws for more details http://msumfa.org/index.php?page=14
CHSS (1 vacancy due to faculty departure)
CSHE (1 vacancy due to sabbatical leave)

 

State IFO Committee (2 year term) Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses.
Disabilities Advocacy Committee (DAC) (1 vacancy)
This is a new committee that will actually replace the Disabilities Awareness Committee, pending IFO Board Approval.  Each campus will have one representative on this committee. DAC shall provide information and support to faculty members with disabilities, especially in regards to the process of making requests for reasonable accommodation.  DAC members shall meet as necessary to receive training and relevant materials related to disabilities in order to serve as effective advocates on their campuses.  DAC members shall meet at least once a year to evaluate their work and to make recommendations for their work in upcoming semesters.  The President of the IFO shall assign a member of the legal staff to coordinate training and otherwise serve as a liaison to the DAC.

 

UND/Digital Accessibility Committee (1 vacancy)
The committee will make recommendations concerning strategic planning for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and digital accessibility initiatives.  Provides a collaborative forum for reviewing campus resources in regard to UDL and digital accessibility guidelines and policies

Veteran's Services (1 vacancy)
The committee will review and assess the University's current services, programs, policies and practices related to veterans and their families.  Additionally, the committee will strive to insure that effective delivery of services and programs is a coordinated and comprehensive effort as identified in MSUM's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campus Action Plan. The committee will identify best practices and offer recommendations and strategies for providing integrated services and programs to veteran students and their families that meet or exceed the criteria for a designated Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campus. The outcome of this committee will be to establish and sustain an internal Yellow Ribbon network uniting areas within the university community to proactively support and recognize service members and military families through creation of new programs and services and by enhancing and improving existing ones.

 

Faculty Development Committee:  (1 vacancy due to sabbatical.)

This committee makes recommendations concerning continuing professional growth in the faculty.  Makes recommendations on the planning and implementation of the University Professional Development Day.

 

Housing and Residential Life Committee (1 vacancy)

Makes recommendations regarding operations of Housing & Residential Life. Specific functions of the committee or a subcommittee include making recommendations about the services provided by the institution’s contracted food service vendor. Works collaboratively with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) regarding residential dining services (Kise Commons) and the Comstock Union Committee (CUC) for all retail and catered services. A subcommittee, comprised of representatives from designated campus departments (Housing and Residential Life, Business Services, Scholarship and Financial Aid, Health and Wellness, and International Student Services, and an IFO representative) will also make recommendations regarding Housing and Residential contract release request appeals as well as First-Year Live-On Campus exemption request appeals.


Thank you,

Magda


Magdalene H. Chalikia
Faculty Association President
Minnesota State University Moorhead
ifo@mnstate.edu


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September 13, 2016

Colleagues,

There is need for volunteers for two additional committees. See descriptions below the signature line. If interested, please send me information regarding your name, department, years at MSUM, the committee you are interested in, and reasons why you are interested.  Do use ifo@mnstate.edu when responding.  Please let me know by this Friday, 9/16 at 5 pm.  Remember that you need to be IFO members (not fair share) in order to be eligible.

 

Thanks,

Magda

 
Magdalene H. Chalikia
Faculty Association President
Minnesota State University Moorhead
ifo@mnstate.edu
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Housing and Residential Life Committee (1 vacancy)

Makes recommendations regarding operations of Housing & Residential Life. Specific functions of the committee or a subcommittee include making recommendations about the services provided by the institution’s contracted food service vendor. Works collaboratively with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) regarding residential dining services (Kise Commons) and the Comstock Union Committee (CUC) for all retail and catered services. A subcommittee, comprised of representatives from designated campus departments (Housing and Residential Life, Business Services, Scholarship and Financial Aid, Health and Wellness, and International Student Services, and an IFO representative) will also make recommendations regarding Housing and Residential contract release request appeals as well as First-Year Live-On Campus exemption request appeals.

 

Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (1 vacancy)

The committee makes recommendations and acts as a liaison between Intercollegiate Athletics and the larger university community.  The issues the committee deals with may include the academic performance of student athletes (including student athlete aggregate GPAs, graduation rates, and retention rates), the academic relations between student athletes and faculty across campus, academic/athletic scheduling conflicts, student athlete conduct, NCAA and/or Title IX violations, have input into the review of the Athletic Director, and any other topic relating to Intercollegiate Athletics or the Athletic Department that the committee deems relevant.



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September 11, 2016

Colleagues,

I was told that there are some other committee needs, so I am sending the entire list again, with the extra ones added at the end.  You will find the list below the signature line.

Please send me information (ifo@mnstate.edu) regarding your name, department, years at MSUM, committee name reasons you are interested in serving,  by next Thursday, 9/15, at 5 pm.

Thanks much,

Magda

 

 


Magdalene H. Chalikia
Faculty Association President
Minnesota State University Moorhead
ifo@mnstate.edu
______________________________________________________________________________________

Committee appointments for consideration on September 20


Senate Positions (These expire in SP 17 when we have elections for 2 year terms)

Senators typically represent faculty in their college, they are elected for two-year terms, which start on the first duty day of the following Fall semester.  The Faculty Senate is authorized to discuss and make recommendations concerning any matter relating to academic policy, working conditions, aspects of student life relating to the educational process, or external university relations.  The Senate is authorized to establish or propose committees and approve faculty participation in committees proposed by the MSUM President.  The Senate is authorized to appoint faculty to all committees in which faculty are to be represented. See our bylaws for more details http://msumfa.org/index.php?page=14
CHSS (1 vacancy due to faculty departure)
CSHE (1 vacancy due to sabbatical leave)

CB&I (1 vacancy due to a resignation

State IFO Committee (2 year term) Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses.
Disabilities Advocacy Committee (DAC) (1 vacancy)
This is a new committee that will actually replace the Disabilities Awareness Committee, pending IFO Board Approval.  Each campus will have one representative on this committee. DAC shall provide information and support to faculty members with disabilities, especially in regards to the process of making requests for reasonable accommodation.  DAC members shall meet as necessary to receive training and relevant materials related to disabilities in order to serve as effective advocates on their campuses.  DAC members shall meet at least once a year to evaluate their work and to make recommendations for their work in upcoming semesters.  The President of the IFO shall assign a member of the legal staff to coordinate training and otherwise serve as a liaison to the DAC.

Academic and Student Affairs Policy Council (2 year term)

This is an ongoing State IFO Committee.  The Policy Council provides constituent advice and consultation on proposed ASA Board of Trustees policies and system procedures. The work on this council supports Strategic Direction 1: To increase access and opportunity, Strategic Direction 2: To promote and measure high-quality learning programs and services, and Strategic Direction 3: To provide programs and services integral for state and regional economic needs.

Two IFO representatives are needed for this Council. So our campus will forward one name.


Local University Committees (2 year terms)


Sexual Violence Prevention: (1 vacancy)

The committee will focus on efforts to create a campus culture in which sexual violence -including date and acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and other forms of sexual assault- is not tolerated.  The committee will facilitate communication, help to ensure coordinated action, seek external grants to support programming, develop benchmarks for assessing the effectiveness of campus efforts, and conduct periodic assessment.mailto:ifo@mnstate.edu

UND/Digital Accessibility Committee (1 vacancy)
The committee will make recommendations concerning strategic planning for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and digital accessibility initiatives.  Provides a collaborative forum for reviewing campus resources in regard to UDL and digital accessibility guidelines and policies

Veteran's Services (1 vacancy)
The committee will review and assess the University's current services, programs, policies and practices related to veterans and their families.  Additionally, the committee will strive to insure that effective delivery of services and programs is a coordinated and comprehensive effort as identified in MSUM's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campus Action Plan. The committee will identify best practices and offer recommendations and strategies for providing integrated services and programs to veteran students and their families that meet or exceed the criteria for a designated Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campus. The outcome of this committee will be to establish and sustain an internal Yellow Ribbon network uniting areas within the university community to proactively support and recognize service members and military families through creation of new programs and services and by enhancing and improving existing ones.


Ad Hoc Curriculum Review Workgroup  (new workgroup)

Composition: Provost (Convener) 2 Deans, 1 member of the FA Executive Committee, 2 department chairs, 1 Graduate Council member, Registrar.

Charge: The Ad Hoc Curriculum Workgroup will propose improvements to the university's current curriculum review and approval processes, taking into account issues such as quality assurance, efficiency, coordination, consultation, and compliance. The workgroup will make recommendations regarding the coordination of review and approval processes for LASC, writing intensive, and major-specific courses as well as the review and approval of new programs.  

Volunteers are needed from among Department Chairs, and graduate council members.


Faculty Development Committee:  (1 vacancy due to sabbatical.)

This committee makes recommendations concerning continuing professional growth in the faculty.  Makes recommendations on the planning and implementation of the University Professional Development Day.


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September 9, 2016

Colleagues,

Last spring at the April 28 M&C the FA and the administration agreed on forming an Ad Hoc Curriculum Review Workgroup with the following composition:

Provost (Convener) 2 Deans, 1 member of the FA Executive Committee, 2 department chairs, 1 Graduate Council member, Registrar.

The charge was: The Ad Hoc Curriculum Workgroup will propose improvements to the university's current curriculum review and approval processes, taking into account issues such as quality assurance, efficiency, coordination, consultation, and compliance. The workgroup will make recommendations regarding the coordination of review and approval processes for LASC, writing intensive, and major-specific courses as well as the review and approval of new programs.  

 

So, we need volunteers from among department Chairs, and graduate council members.  Please send me information (ifo@mnstate.edu) regarding your name, department, years at MSUM, reasons you are interested in serving, also by next Thursday, 9/15, at 5 pm.

Thanks much,

Magda

 


Magdalene H. Chalikia
Faculty Association President
Minnesota State University Moorhead
ifo@mnstate.edu

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September 9, 2016

Colleagues,

I know you are all busy with your classes and the first couple of weeks are hectic.  But, we still need some volunteers. Some of the earlier committee descriptions are still on the list because we did not get volunteers the first time around.  There are still unique service opportunities for serving at Senate, or on one committee, please see the committee descriptions below my signature

 

If you are interested please send me at ifo@mnstate.edu , by next Thursday, September 15, at 5 pm, a statement which will include:

(a) your name, department, college and years at MSUM

(b) the name of the committee or particular Senate seat you are volunteering form

(c) reasons why the Senate should appoint you. Include anything you think is important for the Senate to know, so that Senators can make informed decisions.

 

Thanks much,

Magda

 


Magdalene H. Chalikia
Faculty Association President
Minnesota State University Moorhead
ifo@mnstate.edu
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________


Committee appointments for consideration on September 20


Senate Positions (These expire in SP 17 when we have elections for 2 year terms)

Senators typically represent faculty in their college, they are elected for two-year terms, which start on the first duty day of the following Fall semester.  The Faculty Senate is authorized to discuss and make recommendations concerning any matter relating to academic policy, working conditions, aspects of student life relating to the educational process, or external university relations.  The Senate is authorized to establish or propose committees and approve faculty participation in committees proposed by the MSUM President.  The Senate is authorized to appoint faculty to all committees in which faculty are to be represented. See our bylaws for more details http://msumfa.org/index.php?page=14
CHSS (1 vacancy due to faculty departure)
CSHE (1 vacancy due to sabbatical leave)

CB&I (1 vacancy due to a resignation

State IFO Committee (2 year term)  Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses
Disabilities Advocacy Committee (DAC) (1 vacancy)
This is a new committee that will actually replace the Disabilities Awareness Committee, pending IFO Board Approval.  Each campus will have one representative on this committee. DAC shall provide information and support to faculty members with disabilities, especially in regards to the process of making requests for reasonable accommodation.  DAC members shall meet as necessary to receive training and relevant materials related to disabilities in order to serve as effective advocates on their campuses.  DAC members shall meet at least once a year to evaluate their work and to make recommendations for their work in upcoming semesters.  The President of the IFO shall assign a member of the legal staff to coordinate training and otherwise serve as a liaison to the DAC.

Academic and Student Affairs Policy Council (2 year term)

This is an ongoing State IFO Committee.  The Policy Council provides constituent advice and consultation on proposed ASA Board of Trustees policies and system procedures. The work on this council supports Strategic Direction 1: To increase access and opportunity, Strategic Direction 2: To promote and measure high-quality learning programs and services, and Strategic Direction 3: To provide programs and services integral for state and regional economic needs.

Two IFO representatives are needed for this Council. So our campus will forward one name.


Local Committees (2 year terms)

Sexual Violence Prevention: (1 vacancy)

The committee will focus on efforts to create a campus culture in which sexual violence -including date and acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and other forms of sexual assault- is not tolerated.  The committee will facilitate communication, help to ensure coordinated action, seek external grants to support programming, develop benchmarks for assessing the effectiveness of campus efforts, and conduct periodic assessment.

UND/Digital Accessibility Committee (1 vacancy)
The committee will make recommendations concerning strategic planning for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and digital accessibility initiatives.  Provides a collaborative forum for reviewing campus resources in regard to UDL and digital accessibility guidelines and policies

Veteran's Services (1 vacancy)
The committee will review and assess the University's current services, programs, policies and practices related to veterans and their families.  Additionally, the committee will strive to insure that effective delivery of services and programs is a coordinated and comprehensive effort as identified in MSUM's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campus Action Plan. The committee will identify best practices and offer recommendations and strategies for providing integrated services and programs to veteran students and their families that meet or exceed the criteria for a designated Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campus. The outcome of this committee will be to establish and sustain an internal Yellow Ribbon network uniting areas within the university community to proactively support and recognize service members and military families through creation of new programs and services and by enhancing and improving existing ones.



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August 29, 2016

Colleagues,

We need more volunteers for various committees which did not get all their necessary IFO positions filled last spring, as well as for Senate and one State IFO committee.  You will find the necessary information below.  Please send me your name, Department, years at MSUM, the name of the committee you are volunteering for, and reasons for volunteering so that the Senate can make informed choices by this Thursday, September 1, at 5 pm.  The Senate will make appointments next week.  As usual, you need to be a full IFO member in order to be able to volunteer.

 

Thank you,

Magda

 


Magdalene H. Chalikia
Faculty Association President
Minnesota State University Moorhead
ifo@mnstate.edu
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Senate Positions (These expire in SP 17)
CHSS (1 vacancy)
CSHE (1 vacancy due to sabbatical leave)

State IFO Committee
Disabilities Advocacy Committee (DAC) (1 vacancy, 2 year term)
This is a new committee that will actually replace the Disabilities Awareness Committee, pending IFO Board Approval.  Each campus will have one representative on this committee. DAC shall provide information and support to faculty members with disabilities, especially in regards to the process of making requests for reasonable accommodation.  DAC members shall meet as necessary to receive training and relevant materials related to disabilities in order to serve as effective advocates on their campuses.  DAC members shall meet at least once a year to evaluate their work and to make recommendations for their work in upcoming semesters.  The President of the IFO shall assign a member of the legal staff to coordinate training and otherwise serve as a liaison to the DAC.

Usually committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses.

Local Committees (2 year terms)
Calendar (1 vacancy)
This committee develops and recommends the University calendar to the President, including the calendar for summer session. It consults with students, staff, Provost's Council, and the Faculty Senate in the calendar's development.

Sustainability Programmatic (1 vacancy: Need someone from CB&I)
This committee will annually review the Sustainability Fee amount and make recommendations to the Student Senate Activity Fee Review Committee (SAFRC). Review and recommend funding priorities that consistently promote stewardship and commitment to sustainability.  Educate the campus community about environmental responsibility by providing resource materials and information to faculty, staff and students.  Partner and collaborate in compatible ways with the greater community to help achieve the region's environmental goals.

Teacher Education Assessment (need 7 more faculty: The original membership is 9 including 1 Accreditation Coordinator, ex officio, the Director of Teacher Education, 2 Faculty from STL with the qualifications described below, 5 faculty with licensure expertise - one from each college with education programs and 1 from Graduate Programs). Last spring we appointed one faculty from CSHE and one from CAMC.
The committee is responsible for creating a culture of continuous improvement of initial and advanced teacher preparation programs through ongoing collection and analysis of candidate performance data. The Director of Teacher Education has the role of assuring the Bush grant or other engaged outside sources aligns to teacher education assessment plan.  The STL faculty member representing NCATE/CAEP Standard 1 has primary responsibility for ongoing data collection & dissemination.  The STL faculty member represnting NCATE Standard2/CAEP Standard 5 has primary responsibility for ongoing review and implementation of the assessment system.

UND/Digital Accessibility Committee (1 vacancy)
The committee will make recommendations concerning strategic planning for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and digital accessibility initiatives.  Provides a collaborative forum for reviewing campus resources in regard to UDL and digital accessibility guidelines and policies

Veteran's Services (1 vacancy)
The committee will review and assess the University's current services, programs, policies and practices related to veterans and their families.  Additionally, the committee will strive to insure that effective delivery of services and programs is a coordinated and comprehensive effort as identified in MSUM's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campus Action Plan. The committee will identify best practices and offer recommendations and strategies for providing integrated services and programs to veteran students and their families that meet or exceed the criteria for a designated Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campus. The outcome of this committee will be to establish and sustain an internal Yellow Ribbon network uniting areas within the university community to proactively support and recognize service members and military families through creation of new programs and services and by enhancing and improving existing ones.

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December 9, 2015

Faculty Association Call for Volunteers

Please follow this link to find the form to fill out indicating committees of interest that you wish to serve on Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2017. If you are currently serving on a committee, you will need to apply to be reappointed to the committee for another two years.

 

Descriptions of each of the committees can be found here.

The deadline for completing the form is Wednesday, December 16th.