Salaries, health, education and other benefits including childcare
- Chair: Donna Jurdy - email@example.com
Overall allocation of resources, yearly budget priorities
- Chair: Ezra Getzler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee on Cause
Academic integrity, disciplinary issues, resolve disputes between and among faculty and administrators
The Committee on Cause is selected annually by the Faculty Senate and consists of seven faculty members.
- Chair: Hank Seifert - email@example.com
Broad scope of education, resources for undergraduate education/research training, intercollegiate athletics and its role in education, use of adjuncts to teach undergraduate courses, the proliferation of professional masters programs, on-line teaching
- Chair: TBD
- Established December 4, 2013 (was Special Committee only previous to this)
Keep faculty handbook current - making revisions on an ongoing basis
- Chair: Wesley Roth Burghardt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Oversight of Ombudsperson program, NU conflict of interest issues report
- Chair: TBD
Establish and revise senate rules, propose changes to bylaws, develop bylaws and rules for the Faculty Appeals Panel
- Chair: Carol Simpson Stern - email@example.com
The Non-tenure-eligible (NTE) Committee identifies and addresses issues related to non-tenure-track faculty, and works on these issues in committee, as well as with other committees, administrators, et al. Examples of such issues include NTE faculty salary data, promotion pathways, inclusion in the University Faculty Handbook, etc.
- Chair: Heather L Colburn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Handle concerns about IRB, relations with other educational and research institutions
- Chair: Andre Luiz De Gouvea - email@example.com
Secure Faculty Survey
Develop, implement, evaluate biennially (every two years) faculty survey
- Chair: Martin P. Block - firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Wage proposals, investment ethics
- Chair: Marcus Moseley - email@example.com
- Staff committees, periodically meet with central administration, approve substitute members and substitute chairs (in cases of illness or faculty leaves of absence), function as a rapid-reaction Senate
- Consists of Senate Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair and all chairs of standing committees
- Chair: Stephen Eisenman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Committee on Faculty Salary and Benefits
- Established February 5, 2014
- Among the issues it may address are: national standing of NU compensation levels at every rank; current system for awarding wage increases; over-emphasis on outside offers as a basis for salary raises and consideration of alternative procedures; apparent decline in value of benefits; equity and fairness of current benefit system; and mediated relationship between endowment income and salary and benefit levels.
- Upon completion of its review, the committee will write a succinct report and make recommendations to the Senate.
- Consists of representatives from the Budget, Benefits and Non-Tenured faculty committees (membership chosen by the committees themselves) and at least one senior NU administrator. The Senate Chair will serve ex officio.
- Chair: Michael Schmitt - email@example.com
Special Committee on Climate Change and the Anthropocene
- Established February 5, 2014
- Committee will consider the most effective ways to coordinate and strengthen Northwestern’s effort related to climate change and the Anthropocene.
- In coordination with existing centers and programs, the new Center would coordinate research and teaching in the following areas (among others): the science of climate change; climate policy and national education; ecology and biodiversity; water systems (droughts, floods, and water wars); alternative fuels; transition to more sustainable plant-based diets; soil erosion and depletion; deforestation; species extinction; and zoonotic diseases.
Upon completion of its evaluation, the committee will write a succinct report and make a recommendation to the Senate.
- The committee will include representatives from the Educational Affairs, Research, and Social Responsibility committees (membership chosen by the committees themselves) and at least one senior NU administrator. The Senate Chair will serve ex officio.
- Contact: Rob Whittier - firstname.lastname@example.org