Committee Structure, Functions and Duties

  1. Serves as a forum for the discussion of educational ideas and issues.
  2. Encourages each faculty member to evaluate and improve his/her teaching.
  3. Serves as a source of information on improvement of learning.
  4. Communicates suggestions for better learning procedures to faculty and students.
  5. Assists faculty in preparing teacher improvement grant proposals, sabbatical proposals, and faculty and retraining proposals.
  6. Serves as the campus faculty review body for proposals such as teacher improvement grants, sabbaticals, faculty development and retraining, faculty college, and other appropriate teaching improvement conferences.


Faculty: (minimum of thirteen, including Director of the Teaching Excellence Center, at least one but no more than six from each college)

Member: College:
Diane Benjamin EMS Mathematics
Gwen Coe LAE Education
Benjamin Collins EMS Mathematics
Farhad Dehghan LAE Economics
Timothy Deis EMS Mathematics
Jessica Donahoe Library Karrmann Library
Osama Jadaan EMS General Engineering
Rea Kirk LAE Education
Stephen Kleisath (Chair) BILSA Business & Accounting
Tom LoGuidice LAE Education
Robert Nusbaum BILSA Agriculture
Prathivadi Ravikumar EMS Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Frank Steck BILSA Industrial Studies
Jason Thrun EMS Mathematics
Kathleen Tigerman LAE Humanities
David Zierath LAE Social Sciences
Academic Staff: (one teaching)
Linda Wanless
Students: (five chosen by Student Senate)
Brent Boorsma
Tricia Shoemaker
John Sternitzky
Judy Williams
Ex Officio:
Vice Chancellor: Carol Sue Butts