2012 Faculty Elections – Sample Ballot and Candidate Statements

March 16th, 2012 by Christian

Nominees for 2012 faculty elections are invited to use this space to post statements concerning their nominations for faculty committees or other elected positions. This is purely voluntary and is intended primarily as a means for newer faculty to introduce themselves to the wider faculty prior to the election (although any faculty nominee should feel free to post a statement). This space is not intended as a Q & A forum.

On the first line, please post your name, department, and the committee or position for which you are running. Follow that with your brief statement.

Cheers!

The Nominating & Balloting Committee
Christian Roberson, vacant, and vacant

P.S. The current list of nominees and candidate statements follows.

Sample Ballot

Academic Affairs Committee

There are three (3) openings on the Academic Affairs Committee.  The Academic Affairs Committee meets 3rd Mondays 3:45-5:15 and 4th Fridays 2:30-4:00.  In addition, the committee meets on two weekdays in January and again in June to write Probation Contracts and review Severance Appeals.  These terms are for three years.

  • Roger Blake
  • Roxana Wright
  • Tinglan Yang
  • Kerry Yurewicz

Athletic Council – Male

There is one (1) opening for a male faculty position on the Athletic Council.  The Athletic Council meets 1st Mondays at 2:30. This term is for three years.

  • Brad Allen
  • Roger Blake
  • Mark Fischler
  • Phil Lonergan

Athletic Council – Female

There is one (1) opening for a female faculty position on the Athletic Council.  The Athletic Council meets 1st Mondays at 2:30. This term is for three years.

  • Rebecca Busanich
  • Lisa Spradley

Curriculum Committee

There are three (3) openings on the Curriculum Committee.  The Curriculum Committee meets 3rd Fridays at 2:30.  These terms are for three years.

  • Liz Ahl
  • Michele Pruyn
  • Christine Rine
  • Hilary Swank
  • Anil Waghe

Faculty Welfare Committee

There are two (2) openings on the Faculty Welfare Committee.  The Faculty Welfare Committee meets 2nd Fridays at 2:30.  These terms are for three years.

  • Bonnie Bechard
  • Nick Sevigney
  • Anil Waghe

Frost School Council

There are three (3) openings on the Frost School Council.  The Frost School Council meets 2nd Tuesdays at 3:30. These terms are for three years (1st and 2nd highest vote-getters) or one year (3rd highest vote-getter).

  • Bonnie Bechard
  • Aditi Grover
  • K. Hridaya Hall
  • Vedran Lelas
  • Kristine Levan
  • Christine Rine
  • Christian Roberson
  • Lisa Spradley
  • Mark Turski

General Education Committee

There are two (2) openings on the General Education Committee.  The General Education Committee meets 2nd and 4th Mondays from 2:30 to 4:00.  These terms are for three years.

  • James Stiles
  • [Nominee Needed]

Grievance Resolution Committee

There are two (2) openings on the Grievance Resolution Committee.  The Grievance Resolution Committee meets as needed. These terms are for two years.

  • Michael Fischler
  • Soo Jang
  • Paul Rogalus
  • Anil Waghe

Planning/Budget Leadership Group

There are two (2) openings on the Planning/Budgeting Leadership Group.  These terms are for three years.

  • Cathie LeBlanc
  • Vedran Lelas
  • Sheryl Shirley

Observers to the Student Senate

There are two (2) openings for Faculty Observers to the Student Senate.  These terms are for one year.

  • Eric Cintron
  • Terri Dautcher

Representative to the PAT Senate

There is one (1) opening for a Faculty Representative to the PAT Senate.  This term is for one year.

  • Lisa Spradley

Representative to the Board of Trustees

There is one (1) opening for a Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees.  This term is for one year.

  • Pat Cantor

Representative to the Board of Trustees – Financial Affairs

There is one (1) opening for a Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees’ Financial Affairs Committee.  This term is for one year.

  • [Nominee needed]

Faculty Speaker Elect

There is one (1) opening for the Faculty Speaker Elect.  This term is for three years (one year as Faculty Speaker Elect, one year as Faculty Speaker, and one year as Parliamentarian).

  • Lourdes Aviles

Candidate Statements

Christine Rine, Social Work Department, Frost School Council Candidate
Since Fall 2009, I have been a faculty member in the Social Work Department. In that time, I have represented my department in various service initiatives such as the Homeless Access Survey and the GIS/ DCYF Foster Care Project both in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. It is my hope to take the same active role in service among Faculty Governance by serving on the Frost School Council. I am committed to the importance of ensuring access to Higher Education with particular interest in the development of on- line options to meet the needs of our diverse student body.

Christine Rine, Social Work Department, Curriculum Committee Candidate
Since Fall 2009, I have been a faculty member in the Social Work Department. In that time, I have represented my department in various service initiatives such as the Homeless Access Survey and the GIS/ DCYF Foster Care Project both in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. It is my hope to take the same active role in service among Faculty Governance by serving on the Curriculum Committee. I would be proud to represent the interests of our active, supportive, and diverse faculty to ensure the integrity of our curriculum as a member of this committee.

K. Hridaya Hall, Counselor Education and School Psychology Department, Frost School Council Candidate
I am a third year faculty member in the Counselor Education and School Psychology Department. My department targets people who work full-time and other adult learners and I am attentive to their unique needs in course delivery.  I was one of last year’s delegates to the USNH Academic Technology Institute and have attended a series of trainings on educational uses of technology. I have a scholarship interest in technology and pedagogy and will be presenting in this year’s Spotlight on Faculty Using Technology. My combined interest and experience in adult learning and technology would make me an asset to the Frost Council.

Phil Lonergan, Art Department, Athletic Council Candidate
I am a professor in the Art Department and the Head of the Sculpture Program here at PSU.  I have served on many committees during my 12 years here, including the Honors Council, Grievance Resolution Committee, and the old Executive Council and First-Year Council.  I was also recently the faculty rep to the Board of Trustees.  I am interested in serving on Athletic Council because I miss being involved with college-level athletics.  I played college hockey in Minnesota, and have coached soccer for my daughter’s elementary school team.  I have also coached for White Mountain Youth Hockey.  I believe that athletics can be a positive complement to students’ intellectual and holistic development, and I would enjoy working on issues related to the intersection between university academic programs and sports.

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