Faculty Senate

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Committees

Faculty Senate Executive Committee AY 2023-2024

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  • Sen. Bahram Nassersharif, COE (2024), President
  • Sen. Theodore Walls, CHS (2024), Vice President
  • Sen. Megan Echevarria, A&S (2025)
  • Sen. Graham Forrester, CELS (2025)
  • Sen. Mary Leveillee, CON (2025)
  • Sen. Mary Healey Jamiel, A&S (2025)

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE FACULTY SENATE

Committee for Research and Creative Activities (CRCA)

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  • Sen. Bahram Nassersharif, COE (2024), Acting Chair
  • Sen. Sen. Xuerong (Sheron) Wen, COP (2024)
  • Sen. Bridget Buxton, A&S (2024)
  • Sen. Julia Lovett, University Libraries (2025)
  • Sen. Nilton Porto CHS (2024)
  • Sen. Mingxi Zhou, GSO (2024)
  • Sen. Theodore Walls, FSEC Liaison

Competitive Grants Subcommittee

  • Sen. Lewis Rothstein, GSO (2025), Chair
  • Sen. Koray Ozpolat, COB (2026)
  • Sen. David Smith, GSO (2026)
  • Sen. Cynthia Blanthorne COB (2025)
  • Sen.  Ami Vyas COP (2025)
  • Sen. Bridget Buxton, A&S (2024)
  • Sen. Amy D’Agata, CON, (2026)
  • Sen. Mingxi Zhou, GSO (2024)
  • Sen. David Bidwell CELS (2025)
  • Sen. Furong Xu, CEPS (2026)
  • Sen. Graham Forrester, CELS (2025) FSEC Liaison

Center Review Subcommittee

  • Sen. Xuerong (Sheron) Wen, COP (2024), Chair
  • Sen. Nilton Porto CHS (2024)
  • Sen. Nina Eichacker, A&S (2024)
  • Sen. Mehdi Hossain COB (2025)
  • Sen Julia Lovett, University Libraries (2025)
  • Sen. Yalda Shahriari, COE (2026)
  • Sen. Alison Roberts, CELS (2026)
  • Sen. Bahram Nassersharif, FSEC Liaison

Committee on Technology and Infrastructure (CTI)

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  • Sen. Noah Daniels, A&S (2026), Chair
  • Sen. Amanda Izenstark, LIB (2024)
  • Sen. Ellen McGough, CHS (2024)
  • Sen. Carl Rousseau, COE, (2026)
  • Sen. Ying Zhang, CELS (2026)
  • Sen. Rita Marcoux COP (2025) 
  • Sen. Mary Healey Jamiel, FSEC Liaison

Constitution, By-Laws, and University Manual Committee (CBUM)

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  • Sen.  Kristina Ward, COP (2025), Chair
  • Sen. Will Krieger, A&S (2026)
  • Sen. Nathaniel Mitkowski, CELS (2024)
  • Sen. James Baglama, A&S (2026)
  • Sen. William Gordon, CELS (2025)
  • Sen.  Mary Healey Jamiel, FSEC Liaison

Curriculum and Standards Committee (CaSC)

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  • Sen. Evan Preisser, CELS (2023), Chair 
  • Sen. Heather Johnson A&S (2025)
  • Sen. Emmett Goods, A&S (2024)
  • Sen. Travis Williams, A&S (2026)
  • Sen. Keith Brown A&S (2024)
  • Sen. Peter Swaszek, COE (2025)
  • Sen. Jay Fogleman, CEPS (2024), GEC Chair
  • Sen. Megan Echevarria, FSEC Liaison

General Education Committee (GEC)

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  • Sen. Jay Fogleman, CEPS (2024), Chair
  • Sen. Kathy Quick, A&S (2026)
  • Sen. Joelle Rollo Koster A&S (2025)
  • Sen. Saheli Goswami COB 2025
  • Sen. Michael Dinardi, A&S (2026) 
  • Sen. Mary Leveillee, FSEC Liaison 

Academic Calendar Committee (ACC)

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  • Sen. Abraham Kovoor, COP (2025), Chair 
  • Sen. Ying Chen, COB (2024)
  • Sen. Silvana Ngo, A&S (2025)
  • Sen. Barbara Costello, A&S (2024)
  • Sen. David Howard A&S (2025)
  • Sen. Emi Uchida, CELS (2024)
  • Sen. Maria Donnelly, A&S (2026)
  • Sen. Mary Leveillee, FSEC Liaison 

Service and Community Life Committee (SCLC)

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  • Sen. Kendall Moore, A&S, (2026), Chair
  • Sen. Lenore Martin, CELS (2025)
  • Sen. Nancy Forster Holt, COB (2025)
  • Sen. Hilda Llorens A&S (2025)
  • Sen. Natalie Sabik, CHS (2024)
  • Sen. Ryan Trimm, A&S (2026)
  • Sen. Jungeun Lee, CON (2024)
  • Sen. Graham Forrester, FSEC Liaison

Teaching, Advising, and Assessment Committee (TAAC)

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  • Sen. Ingrid Lofgren, CHS (2025), Chair
  • Sen. Doug Reed, A&S (2025)
  • Sen.  Penny Steen, CHS (2025)
  • Sen. Leon Thiem, COE (2024)
  • Sen. Samantha Meenach, COE (2026)
  • Sen. Mikyong Kim, CHS (2026)
  • Sen. Megan Echevarria, FSEC Liaison

Memorandum of Agreement for Faculty Senate Workload Reduction for service associated with Senate Standing Committees

Joint Committees 

Graduate Council

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Joint Committee on Academic Planning (JCAP)

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  • Barbara Wolfe, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chair
  • Lori Ciccomascolo, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Student Success
  • Brenton DeBoef, Dean, Graduate School
  • TBD, Academic Program Review Committee, Chair
  • Evan Preisser, Faculty Senate, Curriculum & Standards Committee, Chair
  • Mary Leveillee, Faculty Senate Executive Committee member
  • Mary Healy Jamiel, Faculty Senate Executive Committee member
  • TBD, Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Planning
  • Theodore Walls, Vice President of the Faculty Senate
  • Annemarie Vaccaro, Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Megan Echevarria, Faculty Senate Executive Committee member
  • Bethany Jenkins, Vice President, Research and Economic Development
  • TBD, Student Senate
  • TBD, Graduate Student Association
  • Anne Veeger, Vice Provost, Academic & Faculty Initiatives
  • Graham Forrester, Faculty Senate Executive Committee member

Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee

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  • Daniel Graney, Chair, Dean of Students
  • Ernest Dupuis III, A&S, (23), FS Appointee
  • Maggie Charpentier, COP (23), FS Appointee
  • Michael Cerbo II, Libraries (23), FS Appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Affairs appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Affairs appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Senate appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Senate appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Senate appointee
  • Vacancy, Graduate Student, GSA appointee

University Judicial (Conduct) Board

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  • Megan Parry, A&S, CCJ (23), FS appointee
  • Vacancy, FS Appointee
  • Vacancy, FS Appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Affairs appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Affairs appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Senate appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Senate appointee
  • Vacancy, Student Senate appointee
  • Vacancy, Graduate Student, GSA appointee

University Appeals Board

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Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning (JCODL)

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Christopher Lavan, Chair, Associate Vice Provost, Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Joanna Portman-Daley, Associate Director, Online Education

Anne Veeger, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Initiatives

Michelle Rogers, IT: Director of Teaching and Learning Services

Michelle Peach, CELS-NRS

Jay Fogleman, GE Committee Chair

Amy Correia, College of Education

Farhad Atash, CELS, LA

Alicia Vaandering, LIB

Nilton Porto, COB

Joint Classroom Steering Committee

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  • Peter Paton, CELS (23) Chair, FS Appointment
  • Katie Babula, Media & Technology Services
  • Keith Brown, A&S (23), FS Appointment
  • Katherine Kittredge, University Architect (facilities position)
  • Dean Libutti, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Lenore Martin, CMB (24), FS Appointment
  • TBD President’s appointee
  • Janie Palm, Instructional Technology
  • David Porter, Instructional Technology
  • Ken Sisson, Enrollment Services
  • Leon Theim, CVE (24), FS Appointment
  • Jeff Ulricksen, Space Planning

Space Allocation Committee

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General Faculty Committees

Honorary Degrees Committee

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  • Barbara Wolfe, Chair, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Carlos Lopez Estrada, Director of External Relations and Communications
  • Danielle Dennis, Dean CEPS
  • Gordon Dash Jr., (COB), Faculty Senate Appointee
  • Bahram Nassersharif, (COE), Faculty Senate Appointee
  • Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, (A&S), Faculty Senate Appointee
  • Carol Young, Alumni Representative
  • Lil Breul O’Rourke, President, URI Foundation
  • Jean Nsabumuremyi, Director, Multicultural Student Services Center
  • Ramez Rizk, Student Senate President
  • TBD, Graduate Student Association President

 

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