2013 Faculty Elections – Sample Ballot and Candidate Statements

March 18th, 2013 by Christian

Nominees for 2013 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.  If you are having issues please contact Christian via email and he can help with getting your statement listed.

Cheers!

The Nominating & Balloting Committee

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.

  • Christin Chenard
  • Stephanie Halter
  • Jamie Hannon

Academic Technology and Online Education Committee

There are six (6) openings on the Academic Technology and Online Education Committee.  The Academic Technology and Online Education Committee meets 2nd Tuesdays at 3:30. These terms are for three years (top 3 positions) or one year.

  • Pamela Anneser
  • Liesl Lindley
  • Ann McClellan
  • Kathleen Norris
  • Robyn Parker
  • Meagan Shedd
  • Hilary Swank
  • Mark Turski

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.

  • Roger Blake
  • Anil Waghe

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.

  • Bonnie Bechard

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 (top 2 positions) or two years.

  • Christian Bisson
  • Michelle Fistek
  • David Mackey
  • Wendy Palmquist
  • Hilary Swank

Faculty Welfare Committee

There are three (3) openings on the Faculty Welfare Committee.  The Faculty Welfare Committee meets 2nd Fridays at 2:30.  These terms are for three years (top 2 positions) or two years.

  • Anil Waghe
  • [Nominee Needed]
  • [Nominee Needed]

General Education Committee

There are three (3) 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.

  • Pat Cantor
  • Peter Drexel
  • Sandra Gamble
  • Jason Swift

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.

  • Aditi Grover
  • Bob Heiner
  • Anne Marie Jung
  • Anil Waghe

Planning/Budget Leadership Group

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

  • Daniel Lee
  • Vedran Lelas
  • Kathleen Norris

Observers to the Student Senate

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

  • Pamela Anneser
  • Susan Buchholz-Jones

Representative to the PAT Senate

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

  • Christin Chenard

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.

  • Aditi Grover

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.

  • Aditi Grover

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).

  • Bob Egbert

Candidate Statements

Mark Turski, Environmental Science and Policy Department, Academic Technology and Online Education Committee Candidate

I have been involved with educational technology since I arrived at PSC in 1991. I have served in a wide variety of technology roles at PSC/PSU.

  • First Technology and Teaching Fellow in 2001 and responsible for coordinating academics, administration and ITS in developing a model for technology moderated instruction and learning for the faculty and students.
  • Chaired The Instructional Technology Coordinating Council (ITCC).
  • Director of Plymouth State College’s Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) grant that provides online earth systems science courses for teachers. This course was one of the first fully online courses offered at PSU and available for a worldwide audience.
  • Director of Plymouth State University’s Preparing the Earth System Scientists of Tomorrow (PESST) Project funded by NSF’s and the Earth System Science Education Alliance’s (ESSEA) GEO-TEACH grant that provides online earth systems science courses for in-service teachers.

I have presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) national conferences on a variety of topics related to online education at both the graduate and undergraduate level. I currently serve on NSTA’s standing committee for The Journal of College Science Teaching and the Board of Directors of the NH Science Teachers Association and advocated for moving to electronic media for both journals.

I am an advocate of faculty led initiatives and professional development funding for faculty who want to remain on the cutting edge of technology use in the classroom. I feel that this PD funding should be separate from PD funding that is designated for your content specialty.

After serving in multiple administrative roles at PSU and working with state and national organizations I realize the problems and opportunities that technology represents in education. It is my belief that we need to work to overcome the fiscal issues that surround technology in order to better prepare faculty to use the tools available in the most efficacious ways.

While I’m very current on teaching technologies, computer systems and programs/apps available on Mac and Windows platforms I don’t use a telephone if I can avoid it. Hate ‘em!

 

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