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Our Purpose


The faculty of the university has significant responsibilities in matters brought to university wide committees and the Faculty Senate. To provide the discharge of these responsibilities, delegated to the faculty by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, the faculty designates the senate to serve as its representative agency.

UNO Faculty Senate features representation from each University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) academic college, Criss Library, and Omaha-based University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) colleges. Senate members are involved in multiple campus and university-wide committees.

 


Faculty Senate Flow Chart Process 

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2019-2020 Membership

 

Executive Council Members 

(May 8, 2019 - May 13, 2020)

Faculty Senate President:  Matt Hale 
Faculty Senate Past President: Chris Kelly
Vice President: Jeanne Surface
Secretary-Treasurer:  Marlina Davidson
2nd Committee Chair: Elliott Ostler 
Committee on Committees Chair: Sajda Qureshi

 

Faculty Senate Sub-Committees

Academic & Curricular Affairs Committee

  • Chairperson: Bob Woody, A&S, 2021
  • Vice Chairperson: Liz Wessling, CBA, 2022
  • Elaine Nelson, A&S, 2020
  • Amanda Randall, CPACS, 2020
  • (Connie Schaffer) Kelly-Ann Escayg (Fall 2019), ED, 2020
  • Harvey Siy, IS&T, 2022

Educational Resources & Services

  • Chairperson: Mark Schoenbeck, A&S, 2020
  • Vice Chairperson: Jeanne Surface, ED, 2021
  • Marlina Davidson, CFAM, 2020
  • Jooho Lee, CPACS, 2021
  • James Shaw, LIB, 2022
  • Andy Zhong, A&S, 2020

Faculty Personnel & Welfare

  • Chairperson: Claudia Garcia, A&S, 2021
  • Vice Chairperson: Ziaul Huq, CBA, 2021
  • Amber Rogers, A&S, 2020
  • David Helm, CFAM, 2022
  • Ramazan KilincA&S, 2021
  • Chungwook Sim, EXT, 2022

Goals & Direction

  • Chairperson: Elliott Ostler, ED, 2022
  • Chris Kelly, CPACS, 2020
  • Charles King, A&S, 2022
  • Cameron Logsdon, CFAM, 2021
  • Harmon Maher, A&S, 2022
  • Hamid Sharif-Kashani, EXT (Bing Chen, EXT, Fall 2019), 2020

Professional Development

  • Chairperson: Melissa Cast-Brede, ED, 2020
  • Vice Chairperson: Brady DeSanti, A&S, 2021
  • Iulia Podariu, A&S, 2021
  • Janice Rech, A&S, 2022
  • David Volkman, CBA, 2022
  • Jodeane Brownlee, CFAM, 2021

Committee on Committees

  • Chairperson: Sajda Qureshi, IS&T, 2021
  • Vice Chairperson: Timi Barone, A&S, 2020
  • Tej Adidam, CBA, 2020
  • Amy Anderson, CPACS, 2021
  • Derrick Nero, ED, 2020
  • Howard Paine, CFAM, 2022