2024-2025 Members

Faculty, Humanities Division
Dr. Bellee Jones-Pierce

Faculty, Natural Sciences Division
Dr. Scott Chirhart

Faculty, Social Sciences Division
Dr. Daniel Krywaruczenko

Provost's Designee (ex officio)
Dr. Rachel Johnson

Purpose and Responsibilities

The committee reports directly to the Faculty Personnel Committee and assists the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to faculty development, such as special faculty travel, workshops, sabbatical leaves, and recommendations on endowed professorships, and other scholarly and professional activities. The Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost’s Office supports the Committee by making arrangements for workshops and scheduling of public presentations reporting on scholarly accomplishments during sabbatical leaves. Forums for these presentations will be developed in coordination with this committee.  The Committee shall report all of its actions promptly to the Faculty Personnel Committee, normally through its minutes and reports at faculty meetings.


The committee is composed of three faculty members (one from each division) and the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost (ex officio and without vote). The members of this committee shall be recommended by the Faculty Coordinating Council and appointed by the President. The Committee shall elect its own chair.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.