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 2019-2020

  • David Lonzarich (2020), Interim Chair, Biology
  • Winnifred Bryant (2021), Biology
  • Carla Lagorio (2019), Psychology
  • Jan Stirm (2022), English
  • Lisa Schiller (2020), Nursing, Occupational Health &Safety Consultant for Animal Research Personnel
  • Diane Robertson (2021), Community Representative
  • Joan Schumacher (2020), Veterinarian
  • Kristina Beuning, 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.

Membership 2019-2020

  • Michael Axelrod, IRB Chair - Human Development Center (ex officio and voting)
  • Leah Olson-McBride (2021) - Department of Social Work
  • Liqiang Chen (2021) - Information Systems
  • Laura Suppes (2021), Environmental and Public Health/Watershed Institute
  • Matthew Meyer (2022) - Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Mary Beth Leibham (2020) - Psychology
  • Maris Krekelberg (2020) - Student Representative
  • Kaying Xiong (2020) - Community Representative
  • vacant - (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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