February 28, 2011

Call for Candidates for Spring 2011 Faculty Senate Election

 

March 30

Deadline for call for Candidates

 

Final day for posting candidate info on the web

 

April 4

On line voting starts

 

April 13th

Walk-up voting for spring election

 

April 18th

Announce results of election at Faculty Senate

 

 

RESULTS OF CALL FOR CANDIDATES

 

PRESIDENT

Bruce Svingen

 

NAME: Bruce Svingen

WSU OFFICE:  Pasteur 334                 PHONE: x5291

RANK: Professor

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry

YEAR JOINED WSU: 1987

TENURED:    YES     

 

IFO OFFICE (S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE A CANDIDATE:

 

1) Faculty Association President

 

2)

               

 

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):

 

WSU FA President – 4 Years

WSU FA Vice-President – 4 Years

WSU FA IFO Board Representative – 5 Years

WSU FA Senate – 2 Years

 

 

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

 

WSU FA Committees

 

                Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee – 6 Years

                Action Committee – 9 Years

                Budget Committee  – 5 Years

                Committee on Committees – 12 Years

                Executive Committee – 13 Years

                Elections and Procedures Committee – 8 Years

                Government Relations – 12 Years

                Personnel Policies and Grievance Committee – 7 Years

                Student Affairs Committee – 6 Years

 

All-University Committees

 

                   Calendar Committee – 12 Years

               Facilities and Finance (Long Range Planning) – 5 Years

               Search Committees Served on:  Vice President of Academic Affairs

                                                                   Interim Dean College of Science and Engineering

                                                                   Director of Technology Services

 

 

 

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:   

 

My goal is to improve the professional lives and working conditions of faculty. I believe the best way to achieve this goal is by helping faculty share in the governance of the University and by working to enforce the IFO-MnSCU Master Agreement, and to represent faculty efforts to improve the contract toward the betterment of all IFO members.    

 

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

NAME:                  Darrell Downs

DEPARTMENT:  Political Science and Public Administration

 

YEAR JOINED WSU:  1992

 

TENURED?  YES                      

IFO OFFICE (S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE A CANDIDATE:

 

1)  Vice President

 

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):

 

Faculty Senate 14 yrs; Senate Treasurer 12 yrs; Senate Executive Committee. 14 yrs.

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND
WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

 

WSUFA Government Relations Committee 16 yrs (Co-chair 16 yrs)

Statewide IFO Government Relations Committee 16 yrs (Co-chair 3 yrs)

WSUFA Action Coordinator 6 yrs

Statewide IFO Action Committee 6 yrs (Co-chair 2 yrs)

Center for Mississippi River Studies Committee 2 yrs

Library Committee 2 yrs

Orientation Committee 2 yrs

Policy, Procedures, and Grievances Committee 4 yrs

Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee 4 yrs

Co-chair  of Subcommittee on Course and Program Proposals 2 yrs

 

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:

 

It is important to me that faculty are engaged in the shared governance of the university and that we, as a union, preserve and strengthen the academic programs of the university. I also believe it is essential that we are vigilant in our efforts to build external support with the legislature and to more effectively prevent MnSCU or anyone else from imposing constraints on the university that weaken the campus’s ability to provide high quality academic programs.   

 

I will continue to support competitive salaries, more probationary tenure track positions, and fair health and retirement benefits under the contract.

 

 

 

 

IFO BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRESENTATIVE

 

NAME: Tamara Berg
WSU OFFICE:   326 Minne         PHONE: 5460
RANK: Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT: Women's & Gender Studies
YEAR JOINED WSU:
TENURED:  YES     
PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):
IFO Senator, 2002-2006
IFO Board Member, 2007-present
Member, Treasurer's Advisory Committee, State IFO Board (2007-present)
Board Liaison to the State IFO Feminist Issues Committee (2007-present)
Board Liaison to the State GLBTA Committee (2010-present)

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE
CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

1997-present    Member of the Interfaculty Organization Feminist Issues
Committee (Chair, 2000-2010; State Representative 1995-96 and 1998-2007;
Co-Chair State-wide Committee, 2003-2007), Winona State University.

2008-present    Chair, Sexual Violence Advisory
                Committee

2006-present    Member, GLBTA committee

2009-2010   Search Committee, Dean,                  College of Liberal Arts, Winona State University
 
2008-2009   Search Committee, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Winona State
University (suspended).
 
2007      OCED Director Search

2006      Center for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship Director Search

2005-2010   Member, Center for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship Advisory
Committee
          
2005-2007    Travel Studies Committee
        
1997-2006    Member of Gender Issue Committee
            
2000-2006    Residential College Steering Committee
           
2003-2005    Member of the IFO Student Affairs Committee
 
1999-2001    Resource Reallocation Committee
 
2000-2001    Search Committee, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
          
1999-2000    NCA College of Liberal Arts Assessment Committee
          
 
BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE: 

   My current and past term as Board Member have been very
informative: I have deepened my understanding of the contract, the negotiations process, the Meet and Confer process, the grievance process as well as my understanding of MNSCU as a system. I have served on the State IFO Treasureršs Advisory Committee for 4 years, the Board Liaison to the State IFO Feminist Issues Committee for 4 years, and the Board Liaison to the GLBTA committee since fall 2010. I would continue to serve in those
positions if re-elected to the Board, and I would seek fair and viable solutions to the MNSCU budget crisis on State and local levels, which will surely continue to be the biggest challenge for the Board over the next two years. 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

College of Science and Engineering

Charla Miertschin (info listed below)

College of Nursing and Health Science

Dawn Committee on Committees Representative, CONHS
 
NAME:  Dawn Anderson
WSU OFFICE: MA 366
PHONE: 457-5205
RANK:  Professor
DEPARTMENT:  HERS
YEAR JOINED WSU: 1992
TENURED?  YES    
 
PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):
 
SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE
CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:
All items below are from WSU
 Committee on Committees Representative, CONHS, 2010-present
Career Services Advisory Committee, 2009-present
 Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Task Force, 2008-2009
 All University Wellness Committee Chair, 2005-2007
 Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee 2005-2006
 Institutional Review Board, 2000-2002
 Institutional Review Board Chair, 2000-2001
 Task Force for the Reallocation of Faculty Positions, 1999-2000
 Child Care Committee, 1995-1999
 Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee 1995
 Honorary Degree Committee, 1994-1995
  Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee 1992-1995

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO
OFFICE: 
I would like to work with others to ensure that there is fair representation on university committees.


 

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

1) Mary Welhaven

Please submit my name, Mary Welhaven for the faculty senate election.  I am an IFO member.

Past and current committees:

WSUFA Faculty Senate elected for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years

Committee on Committees elected 2007-2010 and 2010-2013 academic years

Personnel Policy and Grievance Committee 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years

WSU Institutional Review Board 2010-2011 academic year

Department Operating Budget Model Taskforce 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years

Weather-Related Cancellations Task Force 2010-2011 academic year

Electronic Waiting List Taskforce 2008-2009 academic year

NAME:  Mary Welhaven

WSU Rochester OFFICE: Health Sciences 109 (HS109)                        

PHONE: 507-285-7494

RANK: Professor

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

YEAR JOINED WSU: 1981

TENURED:    YES                    

There are many issues facing WSU faculty and I would like to continue to support the faculty senate in their initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

2) Juan C. Fernandez-Iglesias

 

 

NAME: Juan C. Fernandez-Iglesias
WSU OFFICE:     138 Minne                        PHONE: 5379
RANK: Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT: Foreign Languages, Chair
YEAR JOINED WSU: 2003
TENURED:    YES                  
 
PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):
Faculty Senate 2 years
 
SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

Art Gallery project director Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University 2 years
Library Acquisition Committee – Mather House, Harvard University 2 years
Resident Scholar Selection Committee, Mather House, Harvard University 3 years
Summer Study Abroad Director, Boston University 2 years
Cultural diversity committee 3 years
Academic review committee 2 years
A2C2 5 years

HLC Committee 1 year and a half

Dean Of Liberal Arts Search Committee One semester
 
BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:    

In these turbulent times I pledge to be a committed and faithful voice of the faculty body. I pledge to work closely with my colleagues and the administration to make sure that administrative decisions are compatible and serve both the students’ best interests and the academic freedom and well being of the faculty community.

3) Mark Norman

 

NAME:           Mark Norman

WSU OFFICE:           Minne Hall 130           PHONE:         5670

RANK:           Professor

DEPARTMENT:        Sociology/Criminal Justice/Geography/CAST

YEAR JOINED WSU:          1996

TENURED:    YES       

 

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):

Faculty Senate (3 years)

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

Grade Appeals Committee 4years at WSU.

Child Advocacy Studies Committee 4years at WSU. 

Financial Aid and Residency Appeals Committee 6years at WSU. 

Parking Appeals/Policy and Regulations Committee 3years at WSU.

Commencement and Honorary Degrees Committee 6years at WSU.

Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee (Alternate Member) 5 years at WSU.

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:   

 

Protecting the faculty's role in university governance is essential at WSU. In doing this, I would like to keep academic questions and the distinctive mission of our university at the center of our discussions. I am also extremely interested in promoting a better understanding of the relationship between the university in the community

 

4) Joan Francioni

 

NAME:  Joan Francioni
WSU OFFICE:  Watkins 108D                PHONE: x2336
RANK: Professor
DEPARTMENT:  Computer Science
YEAR JOINED WSU: 1998
TENURED:  YES                    
PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):
        Faculty Senator (4 years)


SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:
        Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Self-Study Committee, 2009-present
        Engaged Teaching and Scholarship Committee, 2008-present
        GLBTA Committee, 2005-present
        GLBTA Student Club faculty advisor, 2002-present
        New University Committee on Academic Initiatives (co-chair), 2004-05
        New University Committee on Philanthropy (co-chair), 2003-04
        Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee, 2001-present (formally: 2010-present)    Affirmative Action, Title IX Compliance Committee, 1999-2001


BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:
        I think the Faculty Senate is responsible for paying attention to university policies and governance issues and for ensuring a strong faculty voice in the decision-making process. As a Faculty Senator, I feel responsible for paying attention to these issues, making the effort to learn about the different sides of an issue, and representing a broad faculty opinion when possible. As we continue to deal with extreme budget issues and state regulations during the next few years, I will work to keep our academic programs as strong as possible and to help position ourselves for future growth.


5)    Jo Stejskal

 

NAME: Jo Stejskal
WSU OFFICE: Stark 325                            
PHONE: 5136
RANK: Professor
DEPARTMENT: Nursing
YEAR JOINED WSU: 1975
TENURED:  YES                   
PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:
*  Senator 1995-present
*  WSU Hall of Fame Committee  1986-present
*  WSU Elections Committee 2003-present
*  Numerous search committees for faculty, administrative, and staff positions
*  Leadership Academy

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE: 

•       Promote open communications with departments, colleges, students, staff, and administration
•       Attention to economic and political climates and their impact on WSU, faculty, staff, and students
•       Endorse campus initiatives on both the Winona and Rochester campuses
•       Participate in the mission of WSU to educate and enlighten our citizenry at a distinctive institution: a community of learners improving our world.

 

6)    Kendall Larson

 

 

NAME: Kendall Larson

WSU OFFICE: Senator                             PHONE: (507)457-5367

RANK: Associate Professor         

DEPARTMENT: Library

YEAR JOINED WSU: 2001

TENURED:  YES

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):

WSU Faculty Association Senator, December 2007 - present

IFO Government Relations Committee, WSU Representative state-wide, 2009-present

WSU FA Treasurer, 2009 - present

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

 

WSU FA Government Relations Committee (3.5 years) 2008 – present

WSU FA Personnel, Policies and Grievance Committee (2 years) 2009 - present

WSU FA Instructional Technology Committee (4+ years)

WSU FA Library Committee (2 years)

WSU FA American Democracy Project Committee (2+ years)

WSU Library Department Chair (3 years)

WSU All University Technology Committee (4 years) – committee name changed to WSU Technology and eLearning Advisory Committee (3+ years)

WSU Art Policy Task Force (2007-2009)

WSU Art Collection Committee (1 year) 2010 - present

WSU All University Student Services Committee (3 years)

Ad-hoc Celebration of the Book Committee (4+ years)

Ad-hoc Library Athenaeum Committee (5+ years, chaired) 2005- present

MnSCU Library Advisory Council (4 years; chaired) – MnSCU

Minnesota Digital Library Steering Committee (2+years) state-wide steering committee, advising/reviewer (3 years)  - continuing

 

 

 

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:   

 

If elected in 2011, I would work to maintain and support the strong role of the faculty union in the governance of Winona State University.  The strength and consistency of a university is directly connected to its faculty.  And thus progressive, collaborative leadership are essential for WSU as we work through budgetary issues and as we effectively implement positive change and develop as a University community.

 

7)    John Campbell

NAME:JOHN CAMPBELL
WSU OFFICE:      MINNE 135                        PHONE:457-2378
RANK:PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT:HISTORY
YEAR JOINED WSU:1996
TENURED:  YES or NO   YES
PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):
FACULTY SENATE: FINISHING 4TH YEAR;  A2C2: 4 YEARS OR SO, INCLUDING A2C2 COURSE APPROVAL SUBCOMMITTEE
SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY: DEAN OF THE LIBRARY SEARCH COMMITTEE (1 YEAR) , WSU LIBRARY COMMITTEE (2-3 YEARS), FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (2 YEARS)
BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:

MY CHIEF CONCERNS FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS ARE:

1)INSURING THAT FACULTY DO NOT BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF BUDGETARY CUT-BACKS AND OTHER UNIVERSITY CHANGES DUE TO THE TIGHT FINANCIAL SITUATION;

2)INSURING THAT JUNIOR, UNTENURED FACULTY ARE PROTECTED FROM  ADMINISTRATION MANDATES; 

3)INSURING THAT FACULTY RETAIN AN ACTIVE AND CENTRAL  PRESENCE IN UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE, INCLUDING  OVERSIGHT OF THE CURRICULUM, COMMITTEE STAFFING,  APPLICATION OF THE IFO-MNSCU CONTRACT,   AND DEALING WITH  MNSCU DIRECTIVES. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.--JOHN CAMPBELL
________________________________________

 

 

8)    Charla Miertschin

 

 

NAME____Charla Miertschin_______________________________________________

 

WSU OFFICE AND PHONE__Pasteur 338, 457-5299___________________________

 


SIGNATURE_______________________________________________________

 

IFO ELECTION CANDIDATES INFORMATION FORM

 

The following will be published on our web site prior to the election.

 

NAME:  Charla Miertschin

RANK:  Professsor

DEPARTMENT:  Chemistry

YEAR JOINED WSU:  1993

TENURED?  YES                      NO

 

IFO OFFICE (S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE A CANDIDATE:

 

1)      FA Senate

2)      College of Science and Engineering Committee on Committees representative

 

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED):

 

            FA Senate (2007-current)

Committee on Committees, College of Sci. & Eng. Rep. (spring 2006 -current)

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:

 

WSU representative on the state IFO Academic Affairs Committee (4 yrs.)

WSU A2C2 (7 yrs., including 4 yrs. as chairperson)

WSU Grade Appeals Committee (2 yrs.)

WSU Calendar Committee (4 yrs.)

WSU Catalog Review Committee (4 yrs.)

 

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:

 

            I will continue to work to ensure that the Winona State faculty are well informed regarding campus issues, well represented to the administration and MNSCU, and well served by those representing them.

I would represent the College of Science and Engineering and work to review and improve committee structure, function, and charges and make fair recommendations for committee assignments.

 

 

 

9)     Ed Guernica

NAME: Edward Guernica

WSU OFFICE:  Minne 119                            PHONE:5664

RANK: Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT: Political Science

YEAR JOINED WSU: 2004

TENURED:  YES or NO Yes                   

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED): 3 years served on Faculty Senate.

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:  Service on multiple search committees.  

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:    I have been an advocate for faculty especially against administration and or MNSCU encroachment.  I will continue this advocacy in my next term. 

 

 

10)           Fred Lee

NAME:                        FRED LEE

WSU OFFICE:           115 Minne

Phone:                         507-457-5657

RANK:                       PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT:        POLITICAL SCIENCE/Public Administration

YEAR JOINED WSU: 1992

TENURED:                YES

 

PREVIOUS IFO OFFICES HELD (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED)

 

SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES (INDICATE NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED; THOSE CHAIRED AND WHETHER AT WSU OR ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:  A2C2 (I don’t remember how many years I served on the committee)

Diversity Committee, CPPS

 

BRIEF STATEMENT OF THOSE ISSUES YOU WOULD SEEK TO ADDRESS IF ELECTED TO OFFICE:  I am interested in serving as a trustee and also as a delegate in attempting to represent the interests of my colleagues in the Faculty Senate.  My issues are those that I have wisdom to understand and to fairly speak to as a faculty representative.  I wish to give something back to the IFO and to the University community and serving on the Senate is one way to do so.  I have the time, temperament, and patience to do a good job.  Also, I think that serving on committees is a good way to learn about University governance and to meet people and make new friends.