Standing Committees and Other Committees
College of Veterinary Medicine 2013-2014
Faculty Senate (CVM) / Faculty Council
Faculty Senate (CVM) CS L. Armbrust (expires 2015) CS T. Schermerhorn (expires 2015) A&P B. Schultz (expires 2015) DM/P S. Narayanan (expires 2015) A&P M. Weiss (expires 2016) A&P B. Davis (expires 2014) DM/P D. Mosier (expires 2016)
Faculty Senators are elected at large from the College for 3-year terms.
Faculty Council A&P D. Marcus (1) CS W. Renberg (1) DM/P T.G. Nagaraja (4) At Large (Secretary) D. Mosier (2) At Large (Chair) L. Armbrust (2) Ex Officio R. Richardson
The Faculty Council consists of 5 faculty members with one representative from each of the 3 Departments and 2 representatives at large. These representatives, and the chair and secretary from among these representatives are elected at the May College Faculty Meeting via nominations from the floor. The Dean or his representative serves as a non-voting member of the Faculty Council. The term of election is 2 years, and no representative may be elected for more than 2 consecutive terms.
Faculty Standing Committees
The number following the name indicates years of consecutive service on that committee up through the 2013-2014 academic year, which will end on June 30, 2014. If that number is 1-5 then that person may again serve on that committee during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Typically people serve 3-year terms with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms, but there is nothing in the by-laws, which indicates a person must serve a 3-year term. If the number is 6 then that person may not serve on that committee during the 2014-2015 year as indicated in the Faculty by-laws under III, B, 4 sub-part a. 3). The Dean appoints the Chair of the committee and the committee will elect the secretary of the committee. Each committee serves from July 1st to June 30th. The Ex Officio members of the committees are non-voting members, and may be represented on committees by an appointee of the Ex Officio member. (* - completing unfinished term of a withdrawn member.) In the event a committee member cannot be reached or is otherwise unable to attend a meeting, either the Dean or the Department Head of the committee member that is absent can designate a temporary substitute member from the representative department (if the member is an at large member they may be chosen from the department). The proxy has voting rights at the committee-meeting equal to those of the original committee member and the original member will resume duties at subsequent meetings.
Academic Standards & Re-Admissions A&P M. Kumari (3) CS D. Biller (3) DM/P M. Wilkerson (3) At Large (Chair) B. Davis (6) At Large M. Dryden (2) Ex Officio R. Elmore Admissions Committee A&P P. Malreddy (1) A&P F. Blecha (2) CS R. McMurphy (3) CS (Chair) G. Grauer (6) DM/P M.M. Chengappa (1)*
completing for M. Cates
DM/P B. Lubbers (1)*
completing for K. Almes
Ex Officio R. Elmore
* completing position
Awards & Scholarships A&P J. Klimek (2)*
completing for W Cash
CS K. KuKanich (3)*
completing for M. Jones
S. Narayanan (5)*
completing for J. Richt
Ex Officio R. Elmore Continuing Education A&P C. Herman (2) CS (chair) W. Beard (3)*
completing for D McCaw
DM/P G. Hanzlicek (2) At-Large A. Rankin (2) Ex Officio B. Larson Curriculum Committee A&P D. Troyer (3) A&P Z. Szladovits (3) CS M. Higginbotham (2) CS M. Miesner (1) DM/P, Chair M. Wilkerson (1) DM/P D. Mosier (1) 2017 2016 J. Jones 2015 K. Clymer 2014 M. Theurer Ex Officio R. Elmore Library A&P, Chair P. Wangemann (2) CS D. Hodgson (1) DM/P K. Almes (3) Ex Officio G. Willard
Research A&P M. Weiss (6) A&P J. Riviere (1) CS
T Schermerhorn (4)
CS M. Apley (3)*
completing for J. Coetzee
DM/P B. Rowland (6) DM/P (Chair) D. Renter (3) Ex Officio F. Blecha
Student/Faculty Affairs A&P B. KuKanich (2) CS D. McCaw (6) DM/P (Chair) J. Nietfeld (4) 2017 2016 J. Kissinger 2015 M. Dunlap 2014 C. Cull Ex Officio R. Elmore
The Technology and Web Advisory Committee will function to advise and assist in setting policies and procedures for the technology environment and web issues within the college. This includes issues of network connectivity, desk side support, course multimedia development, hardware and software support, classroom equipment, college and departmental web page displays, and other technology-related issues. The committee will seek input from faculty and staff, and recommend policies and procedures to the Dean and the Administrative Council. The committee will consist of one representative each from Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Sciences, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Veterinary Health Center, the Library, the Dean’s Office, and the Alumni/Development Office, the CaTS Coordinator, the Director of the Instructional Technology and Design Center.
K-State Online Advisory Council - G. Scott
International Activities Committee A&P J. Shi (4) CS D. Biller (4) DM/P L. Pohlman (3) At Large (Chair) R. McMurphy (6) Diversity Rep. S. Narayanan Ex Officio W. Renberg
The Dean will be advised by the College Tenure and Promotion Committee consisting of one full or tenured-associate professor from each academic Department elected at-large, and two full or tenured-associate professors selected by the Dean. The election will be coordinated by the Faculty Council according to College-By-Laws. Each faculty member will be elected to a three-year term of office. A person may not be elected for more than two consecutive terms. Faculty appointed by the Dean will serve staggered two-year terms and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms (including election by the faculty). In the event a committee member cannot be reached or is otherwise unable to attend a meeting, either the Dean or the Department Head of the committee member that is absent can designate a temporary substitute member from the representative department (if the member is an at large member they may be chosen from the department). The proxy has voting rights at the committee-meeting equal to those of the original committee member and the original member will resume duties at subsequent meetings.
*will extend to 3 years in 2nd term to assure staggered, two-year dean’s appointments
Biosecurity, Environmental Health and Safety Committee
A&P B. Schultz (1) CS N. Schrag (1) DM/P, Chair D. van der Merwe (1) VDL B. Lubbers (1) VHC J. Akers (1) A&P Ex Officio B Lutjemeier CS Ex Officio D. Skaggs DMP Ex Officio M. Stukey VDL Ex Officio K. Almes VHC Ex Officio R. Reves Dean’s Office Ex Officio J. Koons Facilities Ex Officio A. Leikam University Research Compliance Office D. Marlow
The Biosecurity, Environmental Health & Safety (BEHS) Committee will monitor and implement health and safety programs in the CVM to achieve the following goals:
- Prevent and minimize risks to the health, safety, and well-being of employees and the public while in the CVM.
- Promote employee awareness and understanding of possible hazards at work and ways to counteract them.
- Ensure that all work performed at the CVM will be according to the instructions and procedures outline in the in the CVM Biosafety Manual
- Prevent the transmission of communicable pathogens or toxins between animals or between humans and animals at the CVM.
- Ensure that CVM meets the requirements of health, safety, and environmental regulations issued by Federal, State, and local agencies.
The committee will communicate new or existing safety information and other relevant information from the main campus Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office to the CVM faculty. This committee will also work with the campus fire safety office and other campus offices to ensure that all employees are aware of basic safety training programs. The BEHS committee will meet with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and campus representatives from the Division of Public Safety as needed for audits and implementation of campus safety plans.
The committee will ensure that representatives from each CVM Department who have been assigned to monitor laboratories for proper implementation of good laboratory safety practices and fume hood function conduct inspections of the laboratories (both announced and unannounced inspections). Each fume hood in the CVM must be inspected, serviced if necessary, and determined to be either be in compliance or labeled as non-functional. Other issues include, but are not limited to, updating first aid kits and eye wash stations in research laboratories, the supervision of laboratory and/or other CVM facility space renovations to ensure changes meet or exceed safety guidelines appropriate to the area, the investigation and follow up from all accidents that occur within the CVM, ID badge assignments and reclamation, the preparation for outside inspections by agencies such as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, the United States Department of Agriculture and other agencies, as well as other relevant issues.
The committee will also ensure that the CVM biosecurity policy for client-owned and university-owned animals and tissues meets current best practices and is communicated to all faculty and relevant staff.
The committee will consist of one faculty and one staff (non-voting, ex-officio) representative each from Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Sciences, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and Veterinary Health Center, the Dean’s Office (ex-officio), Facilities (ex-officio), and University Research Compliance Office (Dr. Jerry Jaax, ex-officio).
CVM Multicultural Perspectives & Initiatives Committee A&P Y. Sang (2)*
completing for L. Wang
CS M. Ferrer (3) CS (Chair) R. Gehring (3) DM/P A. Nguyen (5) Ex Officio R. Elmore College Committee on Planning (CCOP) A&P F. Blecha CS M. Apley DM/P M.M. Chengappa Dean’s Office M. Cates
The CCOP consists of one member from each Department. Each Department elects its own member from among all permanent faculty at instructor or above, including the Department Head. The term is for 3 years, and the person can serve no more than 2 consecutive terms. Department heads, although eligible to serve on and elect members to FSCOUP and CCOP, are not eligible to serve on or elect members to DCOP. The election should be by May 15th in those years when an election is necessary. The committee will elect its own chair, and should have at least one meeting per year.
In summary: Members of the DCOPs and CCOPs are to be elected, not appointed. All unclassified personnel, not just those with faculty rank, are eligible to vote and serve on the DCOPs and CCOPs. Department Heads are eligible to vote and serve on CCOPs, but are NOT eligible to vote or serve on DCOPs.
Departmental Committee on Planning (DCOP)
Anatomy and Physiology
TBA P. Fong B. KuKanich Dean’s Office
A. Brusk M. Cates M. Hafen J. Nisil P. Roddy S. Rose G. Scott Clinical Sciences
D. Biller J. Carpenter B. Davis G. Grauer J. Roush M. Apley Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
G. Anderson T.G. Nagaraja B. Rowland Student Board of Ethical Behavior Advisor B. White Faculty Senate Committee On University Planning (FSCOUP) A&P M. Weiss
The Faculty Senate Committee on University Planning (FSCOUP) is a permanent faculty senate committee. There is one representative from each college in addition to one member from each of the following: the Extension Division, the Library, general administration and the student body. According to the KSU Faculty Handbook Appendix E, Article III, Section C, part 1c, “The senators in each Faculty Senator delegation shall elect one member of the committee (FSCOUP) for their representative unit. Those elected members of the (FSCOUP) committee need not be senators but must hold appointments not designated as term appointments.” Also in this section, it states that members of FSCOUP serve three-year terms, and can not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Faculty Senate Committee on Technology (FSCOT) CS T. Schermerhorn
The Faculty Senate Committee on Technology (FSCOT) is one of five standing committees for faculty Senate. Non-senators can serve as well as chair this committee.
CMG B. Bloomberg CMG (Chair) S. Olson A&P T. Musch Library G. Willard
The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) is lead by the Vice Provost for Research. Appointed by the Vice Provost for Research, this person is the primary representative on the IACUC from one of the university administrative units. A person appointed by the Vice Provost for Research who serves as an alternate member to a primary member appointed in his/her administrative unit. The alternate will represent the primary member at times when the primary member is not available for IACUC functions. (It is the responsibility of the primary member to alert and inform the alternate in a timely manner of pending events or actions in which the alternate should participate. Alternates will be included pro forma in issues of the committee.