University Committee on Faculty Affairs Membership 2020-2021

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Membership - Academic Year 2020-2021

Effective August 16, 2020

For UCFA schedule of meeting dates, agendas and minutes, please refer to the following web site:


Ilce Gabriela Medina-Meza (NT) Agriculture & Natural Resources 2022
Johanna Schuster-Craig Arts & Letters 2023
Melissa Bankroff (FT) Business 2022
Louis Schiavone III (FT) Communication Arts & Sciences 2022
Kristen Bieda Education 2023
Alexandra Zevalkink (NT)
David Hickey (NT) (as of 1/1/21)
Engineering 2022
Claudia Finkelstein Human Medicine 2023

Allison Berg

James Madison 2023
Frank Ravitch (FT) Law 2023
Mark Waddell** Lyman Briggs 2021
Melanie Helton Music 2023
Matthew Comstock (NT) Natural Science 2022
Horng-Shiuann Wu Nursing 2023
John Fitzsimmons Osteopathic Medicine 2023
India Plough (NT) Residential College Arts & Humanities 2022

Nazita Lajevardi (NT)

Social Science 2022
Richard Fulton* Veterinary Medicine 2022
Susan Kendall Non-College Faculty 2021

Ex Officio

Suzanne Lang Provost's Designee - Interim Associate Provost for Academic Human Resources  
David Byelich Vice President for Planning and Budgets

* Chairperson
** Vice Chairperson

(FT) Fixed-Term

(NT) Non-Tenured/Tenure System

(R) Re-elected


Composition of Committee includes:

1 Faculty member from each college (including Non-Colege faculty) - two must be Non-Tenured (eleted by colleges).  Two must be Fixed-Term faculty who have served at least three consecutive years.

The Provost and the Director of the Office of Planning and Budgets shall be a member with voice but no vote.

The Chairperson will serve on The Steering Committee, Faculty Senate and the University Council.

Published by:
Office of the Secretary for Academic Governance 
(517) 355-2337

Updated 12/03/2020