Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Council

Faculty Council Committees

Faculty Affairs Committee:

Membership: (5)
Allen Shoenberger (Chair)
George Battaglia
Patty Friend
Lisa Gillespie
Angela Boerger 


The Faculty Affairs committee is involved in review and oversight of matters addressed in the Faculty Handbook. This includes, but is not limited to, policies and procedures related to faculty appointments, retention, research support and infrastructure, professional leaves, faculty status (salaries and benefits) faculty workload, and conducting the faculty elections to other university committees. This committee will coordinate with the University Benefits Committee. The committee will conduct an annual review of faculty salaries, and assess programs dealing with faculty leaves, grants, conflicts of interest in research, misconduct in scholarship, intellectual property rights, and compliance with federal regulatory programs for human or animal subject research.

Issues for 2014-2015:
Teaching & research loads
NTT/TT hiring – monitor percentages
Faculty Salaries
CAS restructuring – work with task force as consultants
FAS: Gather data on faculty loads, compliance of levels, weighting of research, effect of 3-2 on research output and how the FAS data are used


Academic Affairs Committee:
Membership: (7)
Daniel Graham
Hank Bohanon
Regina Conway-Phillips
Lauren Langman
Maria Udo
Jonathon Bougie 


The Academic Affairs Committee of Faculty Council is involved with all aspects of the academic programs at the university, including assessment of teaching, student learning and research and the overall quality of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate and professional level. Matters within its purview include academic support, library and IT support. This committee should review major proposals that involve restructuring of the academic programs and units, revisions of the core curriculum, substantial changes in the academic calendar, new programs and major revisions to existing programs. The Chair of Faculty Council will contact the President of the University Senate to coordinate all deliberations on academic policy related proposals. Results of the Faculty Council deliberations will be passed on to the University Senate.

Issues for 2014-2015:
Student Faculty evaluations (IDEA): How data are used, reasons for long format, reasons for renormalizing data, how can we increase response rates and what are we being compared to?
Online versus “live” education – curriculum, loads, and evaluations 


Faculty Service Committee:
Membership: (5)
Nick Lash (Chair)
John McNulty
Shweta Singh
James Conley
Hugh Miller 

The Service Committee will select the Faculty Member of the Year for recommendation of Faculty Council, conduct elections for Faculty Council and faculty representation of University Committees, and conduct the evaluation of Academic Deans. 

Issues for 2014-2015:
School allocations for FC membership
Elections (Spring)
Faculty Member of the Year selection (Spring)