Committees

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs committees consist of multiple members across the university. To view specific information on the purpose, mission, and members of each Academic Affairs committee please see their individual pages.

Function:

  • To provide information and make recommendations related to the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities.
  • To make recommendations on implementation of UW System Policy on Students with Disabilities, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Membership:

  • One faculty.
  • One academic staff.
  • Director of Services for Students with Disabilities.
  • A representative from the Admissions Office.
  • A representative from the Facilities Management Office.
  • A representative from Housing and Residence Life.
  • A representative from the Registrar's Office.
  • Two students.
  • Ex-officio: ADA Coordinator and Director of Loss Prevention and Safety

Chair: Director of Services for Students with Disabilities
Term: Three years, rotating

Membership 2017-2018

  • Dan Janik (2020), Chair, Biology
  • Winnifred Bryant (2018), Biology
  • Carla Lagorio (2019), Psychology
  • Molly Gerbrian (2019), Music and Theatre Arts
  • Lisa Schiller (2020), Nursing, Occupational Health &Safety Consultant for Animal Research Personnel
  • Diane Robertson (2018), Community Representative
  • Joan Schumacher (2020), Veterinarian
  • Lynn Janik, Laboratory Manager, Biology, (ex officio and voting)
  • Karen Havholm, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ex officio and non-voting)

Functions:

  1. To oversee and review the care and treatment of animals in all animal study areas and facilities of the research entity at least semiannually to evaluate compliance with Public Health Services Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  2. To keep appropriate records of all research protocols submitted for review and approval.
  3. To keep appropriate records of inspections of all animal facilities.

Membership:

  1. One community member who is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
  2. One community member who is not affiliated with UW-Eau Claire.
  3. One faculty or teaching academic staff member whose primary concern is in the non-scientific area.
  4. Three faculty members or teaching academic staff from the Biology and/or Psychology Departments.
  5. Ex officio and voting: Laboratory Manager, Department of Biology.
  6. Ex officio and non-voting: Director of Grants and Contracts.

Chair: Designated by the Provost and Vice Chancellor.
Term: Three years, rotating.

Functions:

  1. To formulate and recommend to the Provost and Vice Chancellor policies concerning the University Art Collection.
  2. To oversee the administration of the University Art Collection.
  3. To undertake the accession and de-accession of works of art.
  4. To assist the University in the placement of works of art on campus.

Chair: Elected.
Term: Three years, rotating for individuals in membership categories 1 and 2.

Function:

  1. Recommend criteria for General Education courses and develop the purposes and intended learning outcomes for general education. The criteria, purposes, and intended learning outcomes will be forwarded to the University Senate Academic Policies Committee and the University Senate for approval.
  2. Approve courses for inclusion in the General Education Program, periodically reviewing existing general education courses for reapproval.
  3. Review yearly the UWEC catalog copy regarding General Education.
  4. Work with the office of Academic Affairs to annually evaluate the GE program’s course availability.
  5. Evaluate the GE program’s effectiveness against the General Education goals as passed by the University Senate using information from the Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement, periodically.

Membership:

  1. Faculty representatives as follows: six from the College of Arts and Sciences; two from the College of Business; two from the College of Education and Human Sciences; and one from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  2. Provost/Vice Chancellor or Designee
  3. One student

Function:

  1. Recommend criteria for General Education courses and develop the purposes and intended learning outcomes for general education. The criteria, purposes, and intended learning outcomes will be forwarded to the University Senate Academic Policies Committee and the University Senate for approval.
  2. Approve courses for inclusion in the General Education Program, periodically reviewing existing general education courses for reapproval.
  3. Review yearly the UWEC catalog copy regarding General Education.
  4. Work with the office of Academic Affairs to annually evaluate the GE program’s course availability.
  5. Evaluate the GE program’s effectiveness against the General Education goals as passed by the University Senate using information from the Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement, periodically.

Membership:

  1. Faculty representatives as follows: six from the College of Arts and Sciences; two from the College of Business; two from the College of Education and Human Sciences; and one from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  2. Provost/Vice Chancellor or Designee
  3. One student

Membership 2017-2018

  • Michael Axelrod, IRB Chair - Human Development Center (ex officio and voting)
  • Crispin Pierce (2018) - Environmental and Public Health/Watershed Institute
  • Leah Olson-McBride (2018) - Department of Social Work
  • Liqiang Chen (2018) - Information Systems
  • Matthew Meyer (2019) - Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Mary Beth Leibham (2020) - Psychology
  • Katie Paulich (2019) - Student Representative
  • Kaying Xiong (2020) - Community Representative
  • Laura Chellman - University Health Services (ex officio and voting)
  • Karen Havholm - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs (ex officio and non-voting)

Functions:

  1. To review research projects involving humans as subjects for compliance with requirements set forth by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections.
  2. To approve research projects involving humans as subjects.

Membership:

  1. One member from the community who is not affiliated with UW-Eau Claire.
  2. One faculty or teaching academic staff member whose primary concern is in the scientific area.
  3. One faculty or teaching academic staff member whose primary concern is in the non-scientific area.
  4. Ex officio and voting: Chair, IRB, Designated by the Provost and Vice Chancellor; Director of University Health Services
  5. Ex officio and non-voting: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs; Director of Human Development Center


NOTE: Committee must have at least five voting members, with varying backgrounds to adequately review research activities commonly conducted at institutions of higher education. Committee members serve three year periods which are rotated on a staggered basis.

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