FAC Minutes 01-12-17
College of Natural Science
Faculty Advisory Council
January 12, 2017
Present: D. Bello, M. Donahue, F. Downes, G. Garrity, J. Hu, S. Levental, M. Linabury, E. Litchman, D. Liu, D. Long, K. Olson, F. Peterson, C. Sisk, and M. TerAvest
Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the December 8, 2016 meeting were approved as written.
NatSci Student Advisory Council Report
It was reported that a request to the SAC to choose a student representative for the dean’s search committee was made.
University Council/Faculty Senate Committee Report
D. Bello provided a brief recap of the November 29, 2016 University Council Meeting.
University Committee on Faculty Affairs Report
There were 5 NatSci recipients of university awards of the 14 nominations made. Recipients are:
Mittlebach/IBIO & KBS and Tomanek/PHY - Beal Outstanding Faculty Award
Padmanabahn/BMB - Distinguished Academic Staff Award
Turner /IBIO: - Excellence–In–Teaching Citation (Graduate Student)
Dillion/PSL - MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award
NatSci Dean Search Committee
The NatSci Dean Search Committee had their first meeting on January 20, 2017. Members are:
Bello, Diana (NatSci/FAC)
Beceiro Novo, Saul (Cyclotron)
Brock, Raymond (Chip) (PHY)
Christlieb, Andrew (CMSE)
Holecamp, Kay (IBIO/EEBB)
Kempel, Leo (ENGR)
Linabury, Mary (PLB)-undergrad
Maleczka, Rob (CEM)
Sharkey, Tom (BMB)
Zhou, Zhengfang (MTH)
Graduate Student to be chosen by SAC—meeting 1/18/17
KBS Bylaws Review
Council members completed the review of the Kellogg Biological Station bylaws started at the December meeting. F. Peterson will compile comments and forward them to KBS.
IBIO Bylaws Review
Review of the IBIO bylaws was postponed until the February meeting.