Committees

Department of Communication Committees – 2018/2019

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee

Charge

  • Develop, monitor, and assess department diversity mission and affirmative action/diversity priorities.

Committee Members

  • Debbie Dougherty - Faculty
  • Haley Horstman (Chair) - Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty
  • Maria Butauski – Graduate Student
  • Darvelle Hutchins – Graduate Student
  • Ryder Jiron – Undergraduate Student
  • Fionna Clark – Undergraduate Student
  • Cam Thomas – Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate Committee

Charge

  • Administer undergraduate awards and scholarships. Make recommendations to faculty regarding undergraduate program and policy. Advise on other undergraduate education issues.

Committee Members

  • Steve Klien (Chair) – Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Brian Houston – Department Chair
  • Alex Anderson – Department Advisor
  • Cassandra Kearney – Faculty

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Charge

  • Make recommendations to faculty regarding undergraduate curriculum and course/topic proposals. Develop, revise, and monitor undergraduate education course and curriculum learning objectives and assessment.

Committee Members

  • Steve Klien (Chair) – Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Brian Houston – Department Chair
  • Alex Anderson – Department Advisor
  • Cassandra Kearney – Faculty
  • Lauren Johnsen – Graduate Student
  • Joel Reed – Graduate Student
  • Anna Valiavska – Graduate Student
  • Caroline Peck – Undergraduate Student
  • Hannah Lopez – Undergraduate Student
  • Jessica Ferguson – Undergraduate Student

Graduate Committee

Charge

  • Administer graduate student applications and admissions. Administer and award Verser, Porter, and Beebe graduate awards. Make graduate program and policy recommendations to faculty. Advise on other graduate education issues.

Committee Members

  • Colleen Colaner (Chair) – Director of Graduate Studies
  • Rebecca Meisenbach – Faculty
  • Ben Warner – Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Charge

  • Make recommendations to faculty regarding graduate curriculum and rotation, and course/topic proposals. Develop, revise, and monitor graduate education course and curriculum learning objectives and assessment.

Committee Members

  • Colleen Colaner (Chair) – Director of Graduate Studies
  • Rebecca Meisenbach – Faculty
  • Ben Warner – Faculty
  • Julius Riles – Faculty
  • Sarah Smith-Frigerio – Graduate Student
  • LaShawnda Kilgore – Graduate Student
  • Tim Luisi – Graduate Student

Policy Committee

Charge

  • Make policy recommendations to department faculty.

Committee Members

  • Debbie Dougherty (Chair) - Faculty
  • Ben Warner - Faculty
  • Steve Klien - Faculty
  • Cassandra Kearney - Faculty

Research Committee

Charge

  • Make research policy recommendations to department faculty. Administer department research space and research funding as directed.

Committee Members

  • Ben Warner (Chair) - Faculty
  • Haley Horstman – Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty

Personnel Committee

Charge

  • Conduct annual faculty evaluations. Make recommendations to faculty and chair regarding department personnel issues and policies.

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston (Chair) – Department Chair
  • Colleen Colaner - Faculty
  • Ben Warner - Faculty

Faculty Awards Committee

Charge

  • Nominate faculty and staff for university, regional, national, and international awards.

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston (Chair) – Department Chair
  • Ben Warner – Faculty
  • Andrea Figueroa-Caballero – Faculty

Loren Reid Lecture Planning Committee

Charge

  • Plan and host guest speakers for the Loren Reid Lecture series.

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston (Chair) – Department Chair
  • Colleen Colaner – Director of Graduate Studies
  • Debbie Dougherty - Faculty

Representative to the CIA Committee

  • Steve Klien – Director of Undergraduate Studies