Organization and Administration FY2017

Committee Details:

Committee: Organization and Administration
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: 2017

Committee Description

Organization and Administration: (O&A) This committee considers and develops proposals concerning the structure and operation of university governance, reviews proposals for amendment to the University Senate Code and other documents to ensure consistency of language and format, and address particular issues relating to the structure and operation of governance as they arise.

The Committee on Organization and Administration shall be composed of seven faculty members serving staggered three-year terms, four representatives from the staff serving staggered three-year terms, and three students serving one-year terms.


Chair: Anthony Walton, Geology, (2018)
Faculty: Forrest Pierce, Music, (2019)
Faculty: Emily Rauscher, Sociology (2019)
Faculty: Meredith Schnug, Law, (2019)
Faculty: Mikhail Medvedev, Physics and Astronomy (2017)
Faculty: Z. Charlie Zheng, Aerospace Engineering (2017)
Faculty: Aaron Clopton, HSES (2017)
Staff: Amy Bell, Business (2018)
Staff: Nhan Nguyen, Ctr for Research Learning, (2017)
Staff: Shaunna Price, Special Education (2019)    
Staff: Tanya Spacek, Animal Care Unit (2017)
Student & Vice Chair: Brent Lee,
Student: Chance Maginness,
Student: Anna Buhlinger,


Approved by SenEx: May 31, 2106
Approved by University Senate: September 8, 2016

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with SenEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact SenEx Chair Joe Harrington
  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office ( as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, SenEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 14, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017

Standing charges:

  1. Be prepared to assist SenEx with the codification of proposed changes to the University Senate Code and/or the University Senate Rules and Regulations. (ongoing)

Specific Charges:

  1. Review gender neutral language drafts for the University Senate Code, FSRR, and USRR.  Consult with Office of Multicultural Affairs, as deemed necessary, concerning the appropriate language. Report to SenEx by November 1, 2016.  

Meeting Minutes


Final Reports and Outcomes

Organization and Administration FY2017 Final Report (PDF)

Organization and Administration FY2017