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Committees

The faculty committees are under the auspices of the Faculty Senate and the membership and means of appointment are given in the USC Columbia Faculty Manual. The official listing of faculty committees and their respective missions is in the faculty manual. Faculty committees are distinctive from Special Advisory Committees because they are governed by faculty of the university.

The Faculty Senate Office will issue a call for nominations for faculty committees near the end of each fall semester. Please respond to this call or contact the appropriate chair if you are interested in serving on a particular faculty committee.


2022-23 Faculty Committees

Select a committee below to view members, chair contact information and the committee charge. 

This committee shall consider appeals of cases decided by the Carolina Judicial Council regarding Honor Code violations. The committee shall consist of five faculty members elected for staggered three-year terms. The committee will assist the Office of Academic Integrity in periodically reviewing the Honor Code and share updates with the Faculty Senate. Members will receive annual training by the Office of Academic Integrity regarding due process, scope, and correspondence, prior to serving on the committee.


Elected
Amanda Fairchild, College Of Arts And Sciences, Psychology (2023)
Jochen Lauterbach, College Of Engineering And Computing, Chemical Engineering (2023)
Monique Brown, Arnold School Of Public Health, Epidemiology And Biostatistics (2024)
Kathryn Whitener, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2025)
Suzanne Sutton, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2025)

This committee shall consider policies on undergraduate entrance examinations, admissions, and readmissions and may recommend changes in policy to the Faculty Senate. To assure conformity with undergraduate admissions policies, the committee may review policies and changes proposed by faculties of the various academic units. The committee shall act on appeals of applicants for admission who fail to fulfill established standards of admission or readmission. Of the ten members, five shall be elected by the faculty and five appointed by the provost. Two faculty representatives shall be elected each year for a term of three years, except every third year, when only one member shall be elected. The director of admissions shall serve as secretary, ex-officio.


Elected
Nathan Huynh, Chair, College Of Engineering And Computing, Civil And Env Engineering (2023)
Marketa Kubickova, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2023)
Laura Herbert, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2024)
George Roy, College Of Education, Instruc & Techr Education (2025)
Orgul Ozturk, Darla Moore School Of Business, Economics (2025)

Appointed
Sandra Kelly, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2023)
Tarek Shazly, College Of Engineering And Computing, Mechanical Engineering (2022)
Richard Verzyl, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Management (2023)
Sabrina Habib, College Of Information And Communications, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2024)
Ozgur Ince, Darla Moore School Of Business, Finance (2023)
Christopher Holcomb, College Of Arts And Sciences, English (2025)

The committee will review and monitor admissions decisions and the academic performance of all student-athletes by regularly receiving appropriate and relevant information regarding the 8 academic eligibility and progress of student-athletes, including graduation rates. The committee also receives reports on, reviews and advises, as appropriate, the Faculty Senate, the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), the president, the director of athletics, and the Board of Trustees on the following: annual inter-collegiate athletic program schedules and major changes to them; the annual budget of the Athletics Department; admissions decisions for athletes receiving grants-in-aid; NCAA certification reports, including Title IX reports; major requests for waiver of any institutional athletic policies; major changes in Athletics Department personnel (specifically the director of athletics, director of the academic support unit, and head coaches for each sport); the needs, interests, and concerns of student athletes; all other issues regarding inter-collegiate activities as referred to it by University officials. The committee will make at least an annual, written report of its activities to the Faculty Senate, the president, and the director of athletics. Membership of the committee will be six elected faculty members; three student members, (one undergraduate student-athlete who serves as either president or president-elect of the Student Athletics Advisory Committee; one undergraduate student appointed by the president of the student body; and one graduate student appointed by the student government with the consent of the Graduate Student Association; one member of the Board of Trustees appointed by the permanent chair of the Board; the FAR; one representative from the Division of Student Affairs; and the director of athletics; and one at-large representative from the faculty, appointed by the president.


Elected
Courtney Worsham, Chair, Darla Moore School Of Business, Marketing (2023)
Birgitta Johnson, School Of Music, School Of Music (2023)
Robert Moore, Arnold School Of Public Health, Department Of Exercise Science (2024)
Thomas Regan, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2024)
Donald Schepker, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2025)

Appointed
D Tanner, Athletics, Athletics (2022)
Marc Shook, Division Of Student Affairs And Academic Support, Division Of Student Affairs (2022)
Vacant, Board of Trustees Representative
Kevin Hull, College Of Information And Communications, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2024)
Rose Sweetwood, Graduate Representative, Division Of Student Affairs And Academic Support, Ofc - Student Conduct (2023)
Eva Monsma, College Of Education, Dept Of Physical Education (2025)
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee serves to mediate any disputes between students or faculty and local bookstores whose primary purpose is to serve the university community. Faculty members, students, or bookstores with problems should contact the chair of this committee. The committee should also report any major problems to the Faculty Senate with recommendations. In addition to the six elected faculty members, one graduate and one undergraduate student shall serve on the committee.


Elected
Eve Ross, Chair, School Of Law, Law Library (2023)
Leon Jackson, College Of Arts And Sciences, English (2023)
Susan Rathbun-grubb, College Of Information And Communications, School Of Information Science (2024)
Fang Meng, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2024)
Nicole Cooke, School Of Information Science (2025)
Edward Blessing, University Libraries, South Caroliniana Library (2025)

Appointed
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative
Alexander Barth, Graduate Representative, Biological Sciences (2023)

This committee shall consider, and recommend to the faculty, action on all requests for new or revised curricula leading to any formal recognition other than graduate degrees or first professional degrees in law, medicine and pharmacy. The committee shall also consider, and recommend to the faculty, action on all requests for the institution, modification, or deletion of courses and of any prescribed programs of study that do not fall within the purview of the graduate faculty. The committee shall review the various university curricula with special attention to duplication or obsolescence of courses. The committee shall consist of eight faculty members, elected for terms of three years. In addition to the members elected by the faculty, there shall be one member appointed by the provost to serve ex officio, one representative from the regional campuses elected by the Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate, a representative of the Office of the University Registrar and two student members.
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Elected
Amanda Schlegel, School Of Music, School Of Music (2024)
Lee Morris, Palmetto College, Un Palmetto College (2022)
Sabra Custer, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2023)
William Hauk, Chair, Darla Moore School Of Business, Economics (2024)
Michael Shtutman, College Of Pharmacy, Drug Discovery And Biomed Sci (2024)
Simon Tarr, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2022)
Elina Levina, College Of Arts And Sciences, Biological Sciences (2025)
Sharon Gumina, College Of Engineering And Computing, Integrated Information Tech (2025)

Appointed
Trena Houp, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Distributed Learning Supp Ser (2022)
Edmund Short, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Office Of The Registrar (2022)
Robert Cathcart, Undergraduate Representative, School Of Law (2023)
Murray Mitchell, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Graduate School (2022)
Jennifer Tilford, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, University Advising Center (2022)
Tara Wright, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Office Of The Registrar (2022)
Malia Kiehl, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Office Of The Registrar (2022)
Erin Looney, Graduate Representative, Nj Arnold Sch Of Public Health (2023)

Constituted by the Senate Steering Committee in spring 2021, the ad hoc committee will:

  • investigate the university’s research, teaching, and investment relationships with the energy sector;
  • determine how fossil fuel divestment would affect the university’s research activities and business partnerships (including internships); and
  • evaluate faculty participation in current sustainability efforts (e.g., on planning and advisory committees).
The committee will report its findings and recommendations to the Faculty Senate by December 2021.


Appointed
Caroline Nagel, Chair, College Of Arts And Sciences, Geography (2022)
Paula Vasquez, College Of Arts And Sciences, Mathematics (2022)
Andrew Berns, College Of Arts And Sciences, History (2022)
Clinton Wallace, School Of Law, Law Office (2022)
Matthew Souther, Finance (2022)
Manton Matthews, College Of Engineering And Computing, Computer Sci & Eng (2022)
Claire Windsor, Undergraduate Representative, College Of Arts And Sciences (2022)
Larry Cook, Advisory member, Division Of Student Affairs And Academic Support, Office Of Sustainability (2022)
Grace Kazmierski, Advisory member, Division Of Student Affairs And Academic Support, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2022)

This committee shall advise the faculty and administration on all matters pertaining to the general policies and operations of the university that lie outside or cut across the responsibilities of other standing committees. It shall initiate studies and make recommendations to the faculty and administration regarding any matters affecting the general welfare of the university that faculty members, faculty bodies, and administrative officers refer to it. It also shall review proposals of other standing committees and recommend procedures for their implementation. The committee consists of eight elected members; the chair of the Faculty Senate, the provost, and vice provost responsible for faculty development are ex officio members.


Elected
William Sudduth, University Libraries, Government Info And Maps (2023)
Robert Brookshire, Chair, College Of Engineering And Computing, Integrated Information Tech (2023)
Armen Shaomian, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2023)
Subrahmanyam Bulusu, College Of Arts And Sciences, Sch Of Earth, Ocean, & Envmt (2024)
Lingyu Yu, College Of Engineering And Computing, Mechanical Engineering (2024)
Leigh Moscowitz, College Of Information And Communications, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2024)
Mary Korsgaard, ex officio, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2023)
Rachel Onello, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2025)
Jabarie Glass, School Of Music, School Of Music (2025)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Donna Arnett, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2025)
Franklin Outten, ex officio, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2025)

This panel will review administrative decisions and make recommendations in personnel matters involving faculty, including but not limited to grievances (as defined in “Academic Grievance Procedures,” accusations of workplace incivility (as defined in “Workplace Civility”), and recommendations to terminate faculty for cause (as defined in “Termination of Faculty for Cause”). In most cases, disputes will progress through several stages of investigation and attempts at resolution before reaching the panel. These stages differ according to the type of complaint and are specified in policy and in the aforementioned sections of the Faculty Manual. The panel may consider cases involving faculty as respondents or complainants As complainants or respondents, faculty have the right to appeal administrative decisions to this panel before final resolution.


Elected
Karen Clenney, University Libraries, Research Instruction Reference (2025)
Sali Li, Darla Moore School Of Business, International Business (2023)
Julia Lpez-robertson, Chair, College Of Education, Instruc & Techr Education (2023)
Xiaofeng Liu, College Of Education, Educational Studies (2024)
C Stoeltzner, College Of Arts And Sciences, Philosophy (2025)
Joseph Quattro, College Of Arts And Sciences, Biological Sciences (2024)
Agnes Mueller, College Of Arts And Sciences, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2024)
Kathleen Robbins, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2024)
Drew Martin, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2025)

The committee will consist of sixteen members: six elected members, the current and immediate past chairs or their designees of the Faculty Advisory Committee and the Welfare Committee, the chairs or their designees of the IT Committee and the Curricula & Courses Committee, the chair of the Faculty Senate, and the past chair or the chair-elect of the Faculty Senate; the provost and a representative of the Division of Administration and Finance will serve ex officio (nonvoting). This committee will serve as a liaison between the university administration and the university faculty (through the Faculty Senate) on matters pertaining to the university budget, advocates the faculty perspective on matters of budget and budgetary policy, and provides a venue for discussing faculty questions and concerns about the university budget and budgeting process. To accomplish its purpose, the Faculty Budget Committee will have input into university budget policy in two ways. First, the chair of the Faculty Budget Committee, two other elected members, and the chair of the Faculty Senate will be welcomed to attend the president’s budget hearings. Second, members of the committee will represent the faculty on any permanent committee that may be established by the administration as part of the university-wide budget review process.


Elected
Andrea Henderson, Past-Chair, College Of Arts And Sciences, Sociology (2023)
Mary Korsgaard, Chair, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2022)
Clinton Wallace, School Of Law, Law Office (2024)
Liam Hein, Past-Chair, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2022)
Gregory Niehaus, Darla Moore School Of Business, Finance (2023)
Sheryl Mitchell, Committee Representative, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2022)
Kathryn Lindeman, College Of Arts And Sciences, Philosophy (2024)
Scott Phinney, Committee Representative, University Libraries, Cataloging (2022)
Zhiqiang Lu, College Of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2025)
Colleen Clark, School Of Music, School Of Music (2024)
Mark Maltarich, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2024)
Robert Brookshire, Committee Representative, College Of Engineering And Computing, Integrated Information Tech (2024)
Franklin Outten, Chair-Elect, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2025)

Appointed
Mary Alexander, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Naomi Falk, Committee Representative, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2023)
Kelly Epting, ex officio, Division Of Administration And Finance, Budget Office (2022)

The Faculty Senate Information Technology Committee provides a faculty voice in assessing and planning Information Technology (IT) services, resources, and infrastructure for administration, instruction, and research at the University of South Carolina. The committee shall consist of eight elected members of the voting faculty; one graduate student representative; one undergraduate student representative; and no more than six ex-officio representatives, typically one each from the Division of Information Technology (DoIT), Research, the University Libraries, the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the University Registrar. The composition of the committee shall reflect the need for expertise in the complex field of IT and general interest of the University faculty.

Specific charges to the committee are:

  1. To survey periodically faculty, staff, and students regarding the efficacy of IT resources including general services, resources and infrastructure that support the missions of teaching, research, and service.
  2. To assess the compatibility of available and planned IT services, resources, and infrastructure with the University’s ambition as a locally, nationally, and internationally-regarded teaching and research institution.
  3. To ensure that faculty have a meaningful role in future development of IT at the University of South Carolina by: maintaining and publishing a list of all standing committees related to IT.
  4. To make recommendations to the Faculty Senate for changes in IT services, resources, and infrastructure based on the information, assessment, and analysis resulting from the committee’s work in points 1-3 above.


Elected
Scott Phinney, Chair, University Libraries, Cataloging (2023)
Alexander Yankovsky, College Of Arts And Sciences, Sch Of Earth, Ocean, & Envmt (2023)
Nikolaos Vitzilaios, College Of Engineering And Computing, Mechanical Engineering (2024)
Philip Busbee, School Of Medicine Columbia, Mdc Path-micro-immunology (2024)
Naomi Falk, Chair, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2024)
Kristina Schwoebel, University Libraries, Research Instruction Reference (2025)
Sarah Carroll, Darla Moore School Of Business, Economics (2025)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Aaron Marterer, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Office Of The Registrar (2022)
Douglas Foster, ex officio, Division Of Information Technology, Division Of Information Tech (2022)
Paul Sagona, ex officio, Division Of Information Technology, Research Cyber Infrastructure (2022)
Heather Heckman, ex officio, University Libraries, Library Technologies (2022)
Debbie Kassianos, ex officio, Office Of Research, Research Infrastructure Suppor (2022)
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative
Rajat Das Gupta, Graduate Representative, Arnold School Of Public Health, Epidemiology And Biostatistics (2025)

This committee will consider university policies and the enforcement of policies regarding the welfare of the faculty, such as faculty salaries, other compensation and benefits, and any matters affecting the workplace environment. The committee may recommend appropriate changes or the enforcement of existing policy, propose new policies, or comment upon proposed university action affecting faculty welfare. Major changes in academic affairs policy should be forwarded to the Faculty Advisory Committee for its consideration. In addition to the six elected faculty members, there will be one faculty member from the regional Palmetto Colleges elected by the Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate and two members appointed by the provost. A representative of the Office of the Provost will serve ex officio.


Elected
Sheryl Mitchell, Chair, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2023)
Jennifer Deckert, College Of Arts And Sciences, Theatre And Dance (2024)
David Berry, University Libraries, Sc Political Collections (2024)
Amie Freeman, University Libraries, Library Digital Resources (2025)
Liam Hein, Chair, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2025)
Kathleen Klik, Palmetto College, Un Palmetto College (2024)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Peter Chametzky, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2024)
Breanne Grace, College Of Social Work, Col Of Social Work (2024)

Constituted by the Steering Committee in March 2021, the committee will review all existing university policies regarding academic freedom and freedom of expression for students, faculty, and staff. It will determine whether the University of South Carolina, Columbia should adopt a statement on the freedom of expression comparable to the “Chicago Principles.” If, in the committee’s judgment, the university should adopt such a statement, the committee will propose one for consideration by the Faculty Senate and other bodies as appropriate. In addition, the committee will recommend any modifications to existing policies that may be necessary either to conform them to the proposed policy or to make them internally consistent with each other. The committee is expected to complete most of its work in fall 2021.


Appointed
Cheryl Addy, Advisory member, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Mary Korsgaard, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2022)
Marc Shook, Division Of Student Affairs And Academic Support, Division Of Student Affairs (2022)
Robert Brookshire, College Of Engineering And Computing, Integrated Information Tech (2022)
Carol Harrison, Chair, College Of Arts And Sciences, History (2022)
Shirley Carter, College Of Information And Communications, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2022)
Julian Williams, Diversity, Equity And Inclusion, Diversity Equity And Inclusion (2022)
Scott Decker, College Of Arts And Sciences, Psychology (2022)
Christopher Wuchenich, Division Of Administration And Finance, Dles Law Enforcement & Safety (2022)
Henry White, Advisory member, Office Of General Counsel, Office Of General Counsel (2022)
Sawyer Mcduffie, Undergraduate Representative, College Of Arts And Sciences (2022)
Hardil Thomas, South Carolina Honors College, South Carolina Honors Col (2022)
Shudan Huang, Graduate Representative, College Of Information And Communications, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2022)
Patrick Lawrence, Palmetto College, Lan Palmetto College (2022)
Thomas Crocker, School Of Law, Law Office (2022)
Kimberly Mcmahon, Division Of Student Affairs And Academic Support, Student Life (2022)

This committee shall recommend recipients of honorary degrees to the president and the Board of Trustees. The provost or appointed representative shall be ex-officio chair.


Elected
William Knapp, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2024)
Amy Edwards, University Libraries, Research Instruction Reference (2022)
Milind Kunchur, College Of Arts And Sciences, Physics & Astronomy (2022)
Phillip Bush, School Of Music, School Of Music (2023)
Brianne Dunn, College Of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2023)
Melissa Nolan, Arnold School Of Public Health, Epidemiology And Biostatistics (2024)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, Chair, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

This committee will initiate studies and make recommendations to the faculty and administration to enhance the practice and status of teaching. It will review and initiate as necessary policies governing: the approval of new courses and curricula; general education requirements; co-curricular activities; as well as student evaluation and faculty assessment of instruction. In addition, the committee will coordinate instructional innovation efforts with such bodies as may be established administratively or by the faculty for such purposes, to include innovation efforts with respect to learning spaces and instructional technology. The membership of the committee will include seven faculty members elected for staggered three-year terms. The provost will appoint four other faculty members, for staggered three-year terms, to guarantee broad representation of the colleges and academic ranks. The president of the student body with confirmation of the Student Senate and the Graduate Student Association, respectively, will appoint one undergraduate and one graduate student to one-year terms; a representative from the Center for Teaching Excellence will serve ex officio. Additional ex officio members may include representatives from the Office of the Provost, Distributed Learning Support Services, Graduate School, the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics, and the Faculty Senate Information Technology Committee.


Elected
John Gerdes, College Of Engineering And Computing, Integrated Information Tech (2023)
Valerie Lookingbill, University Libraries, Research Instruction Reference (2024)
Annie Bourbonnais, College Of Arts And Sciences, Sch Of Earth, Ocean, & Envmt (2024)
Mark Minett, College Of Arts And Sciences, English (2024)
William Morris, Chair, College Of Education, Educational Studies (2024)
Allan Pangburn, Palmetto College, Lan Palmetto College (2023)
Dustin Whitehead, College Of Arts And Sciences, Theatre And Dance (2025)

Appointed
Haylee Mercado, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2023)
Leslie Lovelace, Chair, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Lauren Steimer, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2024)
Ekaterina Altman, Graduate Representative, Arnold School Of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences (2023)

This committee shall consider cases involving intellectual property, including patent and copyright matters, and shall be the intellectual property advisory body within the university. In addition to the six elected faculty members, there shall be three members appointed by the provost. The director of the Technology Commercialization Office, or a representative of that office, shall serve ex officio.


Elected
John Lavigne, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Mohamad Azhar, School Of Medicine Columbia, Mdc Cell/dev Bio & Anatomy (2024)
Michael Weisenburg, Chair, University Libraries, Irvin Dept Of Rare Books (2023)
Biplav Srivastava, College Of Engineering And Computing, Computer Sci & Eng (2024)
Leigh Pate, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2025)
Rafael Becerril Arreola, Darla Moore School Of Business, Marketing (2025)

Appointed
Michael Myrick, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
Ned Snow, School Of Law, Law Office (2023)
Melissa Moss, College Of Engineering And Computing, Chemical Engineering (2023)
Charles Hardaway, ex officio, Office For Innovation, Partnerships, And Economic Engagement, Office Of Economic Engagement (2022)
George Lampl, ex officio, Office Of General Counsel, Office Of General Counsel (2022)

This committee shall consider and review matters concerning the status and funding of the libraries that are under the supervision of the dean of libraries. The committee shall consist of eleven members: seven elected from the faculty, including one member of the teaching faculty of the regional Palmetto Colleges elected by the Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate; three at-large faculty members appointed by the provost; and the dean of libraries, ex officio. No college shall have more than two elected members, and no department shall have more than one elected member.


Elected
James Catroppo, School Of Medicine Columbia, Mdc Path-micro-immunology (2023)
Mark Uline, Chair, College Of Engineering And Computing, Chemical Engineering (2023)
Rebecca Freeman, Palmetto College, Lan Palmetto College (2023)
Valerie Byrd-fort, College Of Information And Communications, School Of Information Science (2025)
Melanie Palomares, College Of Arts And Sciences, Psychology (2025)
Aidyn Iachini, College Of Social Work, Col Of Social Work

Appointed
Holly Crocker, College Of Arts And Sciences, English (2023)
Thomas Mcnally, ex officio, University Libraries, University Libraries (2022)
Rebecca Janzen, College Of Arts And Sciences, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2024)
Rachel Davis, Arnold School Of Public Health, Health Promo Edu And Behavior (2024)

The purpose of this committee is to provide the President of the University of South Carolina a flexible, diverse and representative body to foster two-way communication between the administration and the. Members of the Senate Executive Committee are called on to bring up topics which may not be currently on the agenda of the Faculty Senate or any of its committees. It may respond to inquiries on the broader implications of an issue before the Faculty Senate or identify related issues not being discussed. The executive committee will also serve the function of reporting to the senate on issues raised in its meetings with the President. The committee will be comprised of one currently elected senator or senate-confirmed member of a senate standing committee from each of the 16 Academic units of the University of South Carolina in Columbia (listed below). Members will be selected by election among the caucus of senators from each individual college or school. Members missing two consecutive meetings will have their position declared vacant and filled through election of the school or college’s caucus of Senators. In addition, the following three officers of the Faculty Senate: Chair (or the Past-Chair or Chair-Elect if absent), the Secretary of the Faculty Senate, and the Parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate


Elected
Marco Valtorta, College Of Engineering And Computing, Computer Sci & Eng (2023)
Caroline Nagel, College Of Arts And Sciences, Geography (2023)
Denise Mcgill, College Of Information And Communications, Sch Of Journ & Mass Comun (2023)
Mark Macauda, Arnold School Of Public Health, Ctr For Applied Research Care (2023)
Robert Hock, College Of Social Work, Col Of Social Work (2023)
Liam Hein, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2023)
Christopher Yenkey, Darla Moore School Of Business, International Business (2023)
Lori Pennington-gray, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2023)
Mohamad Azhar, School Of Medicine Columbia, Mdc Cell/dev Bio & Anatomy (2023)
Robert Hock, College Of Social Work, Col Of Social Work (2025)
Armen Shaomian, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2025)
Michael Weisenburg, University Libraries, Irvin Dept Of Rare Books (2023)
Franklin Outten, Chair-Elect, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2025)
Ann Eisenberg, School Of Law, Law Office (2023)
Colleen Clark, School Of Music, School Of Music (2023)
Stephen Thompson, College Of Education, Instruc & Techr Education (2025)
Jennifer Grier, School Of Medicine Greenville, Mdg School Of Medicine Greenvi (2025)

Appointed
Shelley Jones, Palmetto College, Palmetto College Academic Aff (2023)
Mary Korsgaard, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2023)
William Sudduth, Parliamentarian, University Libraries, Government Info And Maps (2023)
Marianne Bickle, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm (2023)

The University Committee on Professional-Track Faculty is responsible for 1) reviewing and approving college, school, and academic policies regarding professional-track faculty; 2) proposing and reviewing university wide policies regarding professional-track faculty; and 3) advising the Faculty Senate and the administration regarding issues related to professional-track faculty. The committee shall consist of seven members: five elected faculty members including a majority of professional-track faculty members, one member elected by the University Committee on Tenure and Promotion, and a representative of the Office of the Provost serving as an ex-officio member (voting) of the committee.


Elected
Brianne Dunn, Chair, College Of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2023)
Graham Duncan, University Libraries, South Caroliniana Library (2023)
Sean Yee, College Of Arts And Sciences, Mathematics (2024)
Celeste Caulder, College Of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2025)
Timothy Baker, Darla Moore School Of Business, Accounting (2025)

Appointed
Cheryl Addy, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2022)

This committee shall consider matters concerning university academic requirements, standards, policies, and practices. It shall review changes proposed by colleges and shall make recommendations to the appropriate faculty or the Faculty Senate. Decisions of a college committee concerning academic regulations may be appealed to the university committee by either the student involved or the dean of the college. Grounds for appeals shall be limited to a contention that a university academic regulation was misinterpreted or that the college committee hearing was fundamentally unfair. The appealing party shall describe in writing the basis for the appeal and shall provide available supporting information. If the committee considers an appeal, it may confirm the decision of the college committee, return the case to the college for reconsideration, or under exceptional circumstances reverse the decision of the college committee in matters involving the interpretation of university regulations. In addition to the six elected faculty members, there shall be two student members. The director of admissions and the registrar, or representatives of those offices, shall serve as ex officio members.


Elected
Robert Kopack, College Of Arts And Sciences, Geography (2024)
Amie Freeman, Chair, University Libraries, Library Digital Resources (2023)
Reenea Harrison, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Retl (2024)
William Knapp, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Hrtm (2025)
Allison Sweeney, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2025)
Vacant, Undergraduate Representative

Appointed
Richard Verzyl, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Management (2022)
Aaron Marterer, ex officio, Enrollment Management, Office Of The Registrar (2022)
Jack Deoliveira, Graduate Representative, College Of Arts And Sciences, Political Science (2023)

This committee shall serve as a nominating committee and as a planning body that studies issues confronting the university and recommends action to be taken by existing faculty committees, the faculty, and administration. The committee is composed of the nine chairs of the following committees: Admissions, Athletics Advisory, Curricula and Courses, Faculty Advisory, Faculty Budget, Faculty Welfare, Scholastic Standards and Petitions, Information Technology, University Committee on Promotion and Tenure, and one faculty member appointed by the Chair of the Faculty Senate. The Provost and Parliamentarian shall serve as ex officio members.


Elected
Liam Hein, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2023)
Sheryl Mitchell, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (2023)
Amie Freeman, University Libraries, Library Digital Resources (2023)
Mary Korsgaard, Chair, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2023)
Scott Phinney, University Libraries, Cataloging (2023)
Jean Ellis, College Of Arts And Sciences, Geography (2023)
Naomi Falk, College Of Arts And Sciences, School Of Visual Art Design (2023)
Nathan Huynh, College Of Engineering And Computing, Civil And Env Engineering (2023)
Julia Bellingham, Academic Affairs/provost, Moore Sch Of Business (2023)
Courtney Worsham, Darla Moore School Of Business, Marketing (2023)
Marianne Bickle, Secretary, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm (2022)
Robert Brookshire, College Of Engineering And Computing, Integrated Information Tech (2023)
Franklin Outten, Chair-Elect, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2025)

Appointed
William Sudduth, ex officio, University Libraries, Government Info And Maps (2023)
Shelley Jones, Palmetto College, Palmetto College Academic Aff (2023)
Donna Arnett, ex officio, Division Of Academic Affairs And Provost, Office Of The Provost (2024)

The faculty Committee on Social and Racial Justice was established by November 4 resolution of the Senate "to work with and advise the Presidential Commission on University History other issues of social and racial justice on campus.” The committee is asked "to report no less than twice a semester to the Faculty Senate and at each meeting of the General Faculty and should include a member from the Black Faculty Caucus, and with representation from other marginalized communities on campus.”


Appointed
Frank Thorne, College Of Arts And Sciences, Mathematics (2023)
Eve Ross, School Of Law, Law Library (2023)
Eboni Herbert Harris, College Of Nursing, College Of Nursing (0203)
Meir Muller, Chair, College Of Education, Instruc & Techr Education (2023)
Jorge Camacho, College Of Arts And Sciences, Lang, Lit, And Cultures (2023)

This committee shall publish guidelines for departmental tenure and promotion criteria and procedures, approve departmental tenure and promotion criteria and procedures, review all tenure and promotion cases, and make tenure and promotion recommendations to the president. It shall be composed of twenty‑four tenured full professors, fifteen elected by the faculty and nine appointed by the president or designee. No more than three elected members may be from any single college or school except the College of Arts and Sciences, which may have up to nine elected members. Of the nine appointed members, no more than two may be chosen from any single college or school. The elected members shall be nominated by a committee composed of the members of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, and the eight persons completing their terms on the Tenure and Promotions Committee. The nominating committee shall nominate a slate of ten, from which the voting members of the faculty shall elect five persons. Each voting faculty member may vote for up to five nominees. No person shall serve more than three years consecutively, and no department chair, assistant or associate dean, or dean shall be a member of the committee.


Elected
Amanda Fairchild, College Of Arts And Sciences, Psychology (2023)
Varsha Kulkarni, College Of Arts And Sciences, Physics & Astronomy (2023)
Sue Levkoff, College Of Social Work, Col Of Social Work (2023)
Johannes Stratmann, College Of Arts And Sciences, Biological Sciences (2023)
Sudha Xirasagar, Arnold School Of Public Health, Health Services Policy And Mgt (2023)
Sali Li, Darla Moore School Of Business, International Business (2023)
Lucilia Green, Chair, College Of Information And Communications, School Of Information Science (2025)
Jean Ellis, Chair, College Of Arts And Sciences, Geography (2025)
Vacant
John Ferry, College Of Arts And Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2024)
Vacant
Lauren Sklaroff, College Of Arts And Sciences, History (2025)
Jaclyn Cherry, School Of Law, Law Office (2025)
Yi Sun, College Of Arts And Sciences, Mathematics (2025)

Appointed
Thomas Brown, College Of Arts And Sciences, History (2023)
Krishna Mandal, College Of Engineering And Computing, Electrical Engineering (2023)
Chin-tser Huang, College Of Engineering And Computing, Computer Sci & Eng (2025)
James Fadel, School Of Medicine Columbia, Mdc Pharm/phys & Neuro (2024)
Rhonda Jeffries, College Of Education, Instruc & Techr Education (2024)
Phillip Buckhaults, College Of Pharmacy, Drug Discovery And Biomed Sci (2025)
Stephen Shapiro, College Of Hospitality, Retail And Sport Management, College Of Hrsm - Spte (2024)
Ramkumar Janakiraman, Darla Moore School Of Business, Marketing (2023)

This board conducts hearings and rules on cases involving the dismissal of tenured faculty members for cause. It also resolves disagreements between the provost and any unit over the content of unit post-tenure review standards and procedures. The seven members of the board shall be tenured faculty, two appointed by the president or designee and five elected by the faculty for staggered three‑year terms.


Elected
Mark Maltarich, Darla Moore School Of Business, Management (2024)
Zhiqiang Lu, Chair, College Of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharm And Outcome Sci (2023)
C Stoeltzner, College Of Arts And Sciences, Philosophy (2023)
Sourav Banerjee, College Of Engineering And Computing, Mechanical Engineering (2024)
Lauren Sklaroff, College Of Arts And Sciences, History (2025)

Appointed
Subrahmanyam Bulusu, College Of Arts And Sciences, Sch Of Earth, Ocean, & Envmt (2024)
Maria Girardi, College Of Arts And Sciences, Mathematics (2023)

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