College committees engage in work that is relevant to the College community at large and that requires significant input from members of the College community outside the faculty ranks. Voting members of College committees need not be faculty members. The work of many College committees directly affects faculty members and students; therefore, most of these groups include members drawn from among the faculty and, occasionally and depending on the committee’s charge, from among the student body. College committees are staffed by the Provost in direct consultation with the Faculty Senate. These committees may report to any of a number of College administrators including the President, Provost and Deans. The Faculty Senate may request information regarding the activities of these groups through regular or special reports.
Description of Activities: The mission of the Administrative Assistants’ Council is to provide a resource for information that assists administrative support staff in the performance of their daily obligations, responsibilities and functions. It is charged with providing training, presenting campus updates and conducting programs to enhance office management skills.
For more information on the Administrative Assistants' Council and its programs, click this link.
Joanne Rendell, Coordinator
Admission & Advising Office
Gerrie Chamberlain, Assistant Coordinator
210 Berndt Hall
Carol Smith, Dean Liaison
204 Kroeger Hall
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Description: In consultation with the Provost and Vice Presidents, the committee will develop, implement and communicate policies and procedures as necessary to achieve the purposes of Policy 5-5, the Facilties Use Policy. In consulation with the affected parties, the Advosory Committee on Facilities will review all i) uses of new facilties, (ii) changes in uses of existing facilties, (iii) changes to existing facilties, including structural and equipment changes. The committee will make recommendations as requested. The Provost, or his/ her designee, makes all decisions on the use of college facilities. The Advisory Committee on Facilities is chaired by the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Members are appointed by the Vice President of their area. It has one representative from each of the following departments: Conference Services, Information Technology, Physical Plant Services, Records, and Facilities Scheduling.
Ted Gross, Physical Plant
Roy Horvath, Information Technology
Ken Pepion, AVPAA, Chair
Megan Raymond, Conference Services
Jenny Roberts, Student Housing and Conference Services
Jill Wiegert, Facilities Scheduling
Description of Activities: This Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the President, Director of Athletics and other administrative offices as may be appropriate in specific instances. It shall concern itself with the athletic policies which affect the College's intercollegiate athletics or sports. It shall maintain and review policies as are necessary to promote good public relations and aid in the planning, budgeting, scheduling and necessary control of the intercollegiate athletic program. The Director of Athletics is responsible for providing the necessary information and data to the Committee for its work. The chair of this Committee is appointed by the President.
Steve Stovall (Convener)
Description of Activities: The Benefits Committee is knowledgeable about faculty and staff benefits and offers advice for ongoing management of the benefits for the faculty/staff group.
Ken Pepion – Chair
Steve Schwartz – by invitation
Description of Activities: The College Technology Planning Committee (CTPC) annually updates the Technology Master Plan. This may involve, but is not necessarily limited to, reviewing progress toward existing Plan goals; modifying, deleting or adding goals as necessary; identifying responsibility for particular plan activities; suggesting timelines for the completion of activities; and recommending funding priorities to the Cabinet.
3 ITC faculty members
1 FACT (student)
1 VP for Finance and Administration
1 VP for Academic Affairs
1 VP for Institutional Advancement
1 Director, Computing and Telecommunications
Ken Pepion (co-chair)
Matt McGlamery (co-chair)
Mary Ann Erickson
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Charge: CSDC Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the director and staff of the Counseling Center to assist them in assessing student mental and emotional needs, and in recommending better ways the CSDC could meet these needs. The Committee will provide input on policy decisions concerning the CSDC service provided to the FLC community.
4 faculty and/or staff members
Counseling Center, Director
Michael Anziano (convener)
Susan McGinness – CSDC Director
Description of Activities: To create a forum for the directors and coordinators of enrollment services offices to advance a common understanding of an enrollment management perspective across the functional areas and facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring of the inter-departmental enrollment strategies and activities.
Carol Smith, Chair
Sandy Smith Lloyd
Environmental Center Board of Directors
Description of Activities: The Board assists the Coordinator of the Environmental Center in setting goals for the EC and evaluates the performance of the Coordinator. Representation on the ECBOD from all.aspxects of the campus helps the EC to function in the context of diverse interests and maintains balance amongst varying constituencies. (For further details regarding the make up of the board and responsibilities, see Appendix C.)
Alexis Mclean - Co-Chair/Student
John Wade - Co-Chair/Student
Open– Environmental Center Coordinator
Justin Bobb - Student Representative
Caitlin Dent - Student Representative
Zachary Jones - Student Representative
Julia Oppenheimer - Student Representative
Brad Clark - Faculty Representative
Gene Taylor - Faculty Representative
Collin Spear - Student Representative
Don May - Faculty Representative
Lloyd Chittenden - Faculty Representative
Sandy Smith Lloyd-Director of Student Leadership Center
Angie Beach - Community Representative
Holly Zink - Community Representative
Description: The EOAAC shall be a standing committee of Fort Lewis College. The committee shall:
a) serve as an advisory group to the President through the Coordinator,
b) review periodically the College's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan and recommend changes to the Plan, if needed to the Coordinator who shall bring those recommendations to the attention of the President,
c) recommend changes in programs and procedures to the President to eliminate any known discriminatory or unfair practices,
d) review periodically the hiring process in general and report its finding to the President through the Coordinator,
e) investigate formal complaints filed under the College's Grievance Procedure for the resolution of Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual Harassment and issue reports.
6 members appointed by the President:
2 faculty members,
1 classified staff,
2 exempt staff and
EO Coordinator and Human Resources Director.
Haeryon Kim (Convener)
Open - Student Representative
Charge: The Committee is responsible for recommending faculty development grant awards offered through the Provost’s Office, and it reports to the Provost. The Committee’s work includes reviewing applications and making recommendations to the Provost regarding applicants’ projects. These funds are distributed to quality faculty proposals to enhance faculty development as scholars, teachers and innovators. Activities considered by the Committee include traditional scholarship, the scholarship of teaching and teaching innovation. In support of this work, the Committee develops and applies guidelines for awarding of these grants and communicates relevant processes and deadlines to the faculty.
Jay Dougan (Art)
Susan Kraus (Psychology)
Michael Martin (History; ex officio)
Rob Milofsky (Chemistry)
Eric Huggins, Chair (Management)
Dugald Owen (Philosophy)
Paul Booth (art)
Linda Schott (Dean, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Charge: To develop guidelines for the proposals and request proposals from faculty for review. Funding priorities will be recommended to the Provost.
Michael Martin, Chair (History)
Ron Estler (Chemistry)
Mary Ann Goff (Teacher Education)
Ginny Hutchins (Biology)
Susan Moss (Art)
Eric Huggins (Management; ex officio)
Charge: The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the continued development of procedures, guidelines and instructions for researchers (faculty, staff, and students) to ensure that human subjects are protected according to federal (Health and Human Services) guidelines. The IRB works with individuals and departments that do human subjects research to ensure that they are in compliance with regulations regarding protections. The IRB prepares and dispenses all appropriate application documents needed to meet federal requirements regarding the use of human subjects in research. Federal guidelines require that the IRB include at least five members with varying backgrounds, at least one of whose primary concerns are in each of the following: scientific areas; nonscientific; and otherwise not affiliated with the institution.
The IRB is also responsible for maintaining IRB application records and documentation on all project applications. The IRB notifies applicants of the disposition of their research proposals in a timely manner.
Law requires that all Institutional Review Boards have at least five members. Law also requires that each IRB must include both males and females, people from varying cultural backgrounds, people from varying professions, at least one member whose primary concerns are scientific, at least one member whose primary concerns are nonscientific, and at least one member who is not affiliated with the institution. The Fort Lewis College IRB has a self-imposed goal of having a representative from each of the departments that conduct human subject research. All members of the Board are required to take a two-hour online tutorial to help them understand the laws governing the Committee.
Richard Miller, Institutional Research - Chair
Sarah Roberts-Cady, Philosophy - Vice Chair
David Kozak, Anthropology
Melissa Knight-Maloney, Exercise Science
Sue Kraus, Psychology
Majel Boxer, Southwest Studies
Alan Lephart, Exercise Science
Erin Lehmer, Biology
Kathy Fine-Dare, Anthropology/Women’s Studies
Cameron Cooper, Mathematics
Erik Juergensmeyer, Writing Program
Kip Boyd, MD, Hospital Administrator
Dick Mason, FLC Professional Associate
Lloyd Chittenden, John F. Reed Library
Charge: The Instructional Technology Committee is advisory to the Provost, the College Technology Planning Committee and the Faculty Senate on matters related to instructional technology. Its charge is to foster innovation and promote appropriate use of technology for and in support of instruction. Members of the campus community are invited to refer to the ITC issues concerning policies and procedures or proposals for specific initiatives related to instructional technology. The Committee evaluates, prioritizes and recommends as to their implementation. The ITC may address specific issues through the use of task forces and may recommend the creation, composition, charges and timetables for such task forces. Choosing of faculty members (other than current ITC members) to participate on Committee task forces must be undertaken in consultation with the Faculty Senate.
At the beginning of each academic year, the ITC will choose three from among its members for service on the College Technology Planning Committee.
2 faculty members from SOBA
2 faculty members from AHSS
2 faculty members from NBS
1 faculty member from General & Exploratory Studies
1 faculty member from Teacher Education
1 faculty member from Libraries
Provost – ex officio
1 staff member from Computing and Telecommunications – ex officio
Chairs of any existing task forces formed by the Committee – ex officio
Kenneth Pepion (Assoc. VPAA) - Chair
Charge: This committee was formed for the purpose of addressing, implementing, and maintaining federal Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance at Fort Lewis College. The committee also serves in an advisory capacity for any inquiries placed to Fort Lewis College regarding Native American human remains, associated funerary objects, sacred objects, unassociated funerary objects, and objects of cultural patrimony that may be in the possesion of the college. The committee also serves as a consultative body regarding possible aquisitions the college may make of objects that may be of cultural significance to Native peoples across the hemisphere.
Dawn Mulhern, Coordinator
Maureen Brandon (ex officio)
Description of Activities: This Committee is advisory to the Provost. It is charged with formulating and continually reviewing policies governing off-campus education experiences and encouraging, reviewing and making recommendations regarding specific programs either proposed or pending. The chair is appointed by the Provost.
7 faculty members
4 staff members (including Continuing Education coordinator and one Health Center staff member)
Bill Dodds, Marketing, (convener)
Catalina Aguilar, Modern Languages
Conrad Chavez, Administrator, Financial Aid
Gigi Duthie, Director, Continuing Education
Jennifer Gay, Director, International Programs
Susan Holgate, Director Continuing Education
Michael Martin, History
Virginia Newman, Director, Health Center
Julie Korb, Biology
Tom Skurky, Psychology
Simon Walls, Marketing
Suzanne Wilhelm, Law & Finance
Scott White, Geology
Description of Activities: The Media Center Advisory Board (MCAB) facilitates communication and addresses issues regarding the Ballantine Media Center, its occupants and the community at large. The Board will work to resolve local issues at the Media Center, such as policies for the production lab usage and training. However, it is primarily advisory, and it routes concerns it cannot decide through appropriate administration channels such as Student Affairs or Academic Affairs, providing recommendations as necessary and applicable. The MCAB also oversees the appointment of editors-in-chief of The Independent and Images, and it handles complaints and disputes concerning them, if they cannot be resolved internally.
The MCAB operates under the authority granted by the President of Fort Lewis College and is responsible for advising the Vice President for Student Affairs, Provost and the President on matters related to the Ballantine Media Center and student publication
Advisor, The Independent
1 Student Affairs staff member
1 External Affairs staff member
Editor-in-Chief, The Independent
Advisor, The Independent, Chair
Charge: The mission of the Wellness Committee is to inspire, motivate, and validate the well-being and morale of the whole self within the Fort Lewis College community. Membership of this committee strives for equal representation of faculty, classified staff and exempt staff. The committee thrives on interested personnel and can function optimally with up to 15 members. Faculty members of the Committee are recommended by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and appointed by Provost. Staff members are appointed annually by their respective vice presidents.
For more information on the Wellness Committee and its programs, click this link.
Marcy Jung (convener)