Committees

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

The committee shall be composed of the officers and chairs of the standing committees of the Faculty Senate and the immediate past president. The committee shall be chaired by the president of the senate. This committee coordinates the business to come before the senate.

Committee Information Page

Abram Walton

Associate Professor, Marketing

Abram Walton

Role:  Chair, Faculty Senate Welfare Committee

Contact Information:

Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, 217

 Phone: (321) 674-7494

 Email: awalton@fit.edu

Darrel Sandall

Associate Professor, College of Business

Darrel Sandall

Role:   Chair, Tenure Exploration Special Committee, Faculty Senate President (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

Contact Information:

Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of
Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, 215

Phone: (321) 674-7375

Email: dsandall@fit.edu

Gnana Bhaskar Tenali

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Gnana Bhaskar Tenali

Role:  Chair, Faculty Senate Academic Policies Committee

Contact Information:

Mathematical Sciences
Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 317

Phone: (321) 674-7213

Email: gtenali@fit.edu

Jim Brenner

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Jim Brenner

Role: Chair, Scholarship Committee

Contact Information:

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 256

Phone: (321) 674-7560

Email: jbrenner@fit.edu

Kevin Burke

Associate Professor of Music and Director of Music Programs

Kevin Burke

Role:  Faculty Senate Secretary (Acting)

Contact Information:

Director of Music Programs
Arts and Communication, School of
Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 600

Phone: (321) 674-7165

Email: kburke@fit.edu

Kurt Winkelmann

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Kurt Winkelmann

Role:  President (Elect) - Summer 2018 to Spring 2019 term

Contact Information:  

F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 120

Phone: (321) 674-7376

Email: kwinkel@fit.edu

Marc Baarmand

Professor of Physics and Space Sciences

Marc Baarmand

Role: Current Faculty Senate President (Summer 2017 - Spring 2018), Chair, Faculty Excellence Committee

Contact Information:

Physics and Space Sciences F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 237

Phone: (321) 674-7266

Email: baarmand@fit.edu

Razvan Rusovici

Associate Professor of Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Aviation Science

Razvan Rusovici

Role:  Chair, Faculty Senate Administrative Policies Committee

Contact Information:

Mechanical Aerospace Engineering
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 244

Phone: (321) 674-7635

Email: rrusovic@fit.edu

William W. Arrasmith

Professor, of Engineering Systems

William W. Arrasmith

Role:  Chair, Technology, Resources, and Infrastructure (TRI) Committee

Contact Information:  

Engineering Systems
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 306

Phone: (321) 674-8818

e-mail:  warrasmi@fit.edu

 

Faculty Senate Welfare Committee

The committee shall be concerned with policies that affect faculty welfare and morale. This committee should make recommendations concerning fringe benefits, tuition benefits, equity raises and other related matters.

Abram Walton

Associate Professor, Marketing

Abram Walton

Role: Chair, Faculty Senate Welfare Committee

Committee Members: Suzanne Kozaitis (Library), Troy Glassman (CoB), Amitabh Dutta (CoB), Ada Harvey (CoPLA), Cecilia Knoll (CoS), Y. J. Sohn (Humanities), Ivonne Delgado (CoB). Virtual Administration Participants: Joni Oglesby, Rodd Newcombe, Karen Gathercole, Kevin Graham, Rodney Bowers

Contact Information:

 Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, 217

 Phone: (321) 674-7494

 Email: awalton@fit.edu

 

Faculty Senate Scholarship Committee

The committee shall be responsible for the administration and financial aspects of the senate’s scholarship program. The committee shall determine the number of scholarships and the departments to which scholarships will be awarded.

Jim Brenner

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Jim Brenner

Role: Chair, Scholarship Committee

Committee Members:  Assembled as Needed

Contact Information:

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 256

Phone: (321) 674-7560

Email: jbrenner@fit.edu

 

Faculty Senate Excellence Committee

The committee shall be concerned with providing opportunities that emphasize people and activities that significantly contribute to the excellence of the university's distinctive educational programs. Duties include providing recommendations on the use of monies for professional development; recognizing outstanding faculty in the areas of teaching, research and service; coordinating forums for faculty discussion on educational issues; and disseminating information about effective teaching.

Marc Baarmand

Professor of Physics and Space Sciences

Marc Baarmand

Role: Chair, Faculty Senate Excellence Committee

Committee Members:  William Arrasmith (CoE), Marc Baarmand (CoS), Steve Cusick (CoA), Ashley Huser (Library), Sherry Jensen (CoB), Lisa Perdigao (CoPLA)

Contact Information:

Physics and Space Sciences F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 237

Phone: (321) 674-7266

Email: baarmand@fit.edu

 

Faculty Senate Academic Policies Committee

The committee shall be concerned with all policies of an academic nature that pertain to students, including recruitment, entrance requirements, class attendance regulations, student counseling, and placement and academic misconduct.

Gnana Bhaskar Tenali

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Gnana Bhaskar Tenali

Role: Chair, Faculty Senate Academic Policies Committee

Committee Members:  Andrew Cudmore (CoB), Brian Lail (CoE), Jignya Patel (CoB), Marius Silaghi (CoE), Bhaskar Tenali (CoS)

Contact Information:

Mathematical Sciences
Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 317

Phone: (321) 674-7213

Email: gtenali@fit.edu

 

 

Faculty Senate Administrative Policies Committee 

The committee shall be concerned with policies that relate to the employment conditions of the faculty and make recommendations relative to such policies as qualifications for promotion, contract renewals, research, teaching loads, extracurricular assignments, summer employment, absence, sabbatical leaves, travel, dissemination of information to and from the faculty, academic freedom and related policies.

Razvan Rusovici

Associate Professor of Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Aviation Science

Razvan Rusovici

Role: Chair, Faculty Senate Administrative Polices Committee

Committee Members:  Jim Brenner (CoE), Yahya Sharaf-Eldeen (CoA)

Contact Information:

Mechanical Aerospace Engineering F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 244

Phone: (321) 674-7635

Email: rrusovic@fit.edu

 

Faculty Senate Technology, Resources, and Infrastructure (TRI) Committee

The committee shall be concerned with issues that relate to technology, resources, and infrastructure critical to faculty success in the core areas of teaching, research, and service. As an example, the committee shall provide recommendations to the faculty senate with regards to requirements in information technology, information assurance, educational equipment, learning management systems, enterprise architecture considerations, facilities, and critical technologies, resources, and infrastructure for faculty to conduct, evolve, and excel in their teaching, research, and service roles/missions. The committee will interact and participate with university committees as needed to represent faculty interests relative to technology, resources, and infrastructure

Committee Information Page

William W Arrasmith

Professor of Engineering Systems

William W Arrasmith

Role: Chair, Technology, Resources, and Infrastructure (TRI) Committee

Committee Members:  Eric Kledzic (CIO), Marcus Carvalho (School of Computing), Mary Barker (Library), Jared Campbell (Instructonal Technology), Eric Donath (Instructional Technology), Barry Webster (CoE), Marius Silaghi (Harris Center for Science and Engineering), Francisco Yumiceva (CoS), Michael Splitt (CoA)

Contact Information:

Engineering Systems F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 306

Phone: (321) 674-8818

e-mail: warrasmi@fit.edu