FAC Minutes 01-12-17

College of Natural Science
Faculty Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
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

No report.

Old Business

University Awards

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)

Montgomery, Beronda

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.

New Business

IBIO Bylaws Review

Review of the IBIO bylaws was postponed until the February meeting.