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​​​​​​​​​​​Interim Faculty Council (IFC)

Interim Faculty Council (IFC) Members

 
The IFC is charged to 1) elect faculty members to serve on the Commission, 2) choose the Interim Faculty Liaison to the Board of Governors, and 3) serve as a sounding board for the Commission. Members of the IFC serve as a conduit to their respective campus faculty for the purposes of socializing the discussions around shared governance. 

In order to constitute the IFC
, full-time and adjunct faculty members for each university were invited to participate in an election for a single faculty representative from the university to serve on the IFC. Participation was open to all members of the faculty. Any full-time or adjunct faculty member was able to declare their candidacy. 

 

  Name Email 
Bloomsburg
Tina Entzminger bentzmin@bloomu.edu 
California
Swarn Gill gill@calu.edu 
Cheyney
Tamika Thomas TThomas@cheyney.edu  
Clarion
Jamie Phillips jphillips@clarion.edu 
East Stroudsburg
Nancy VanArsdale npva@esu.edu 
Edinboro 
Michelle Vitali mvitali@edinboro.edu 
Indiana Francisco Alarcón falarcon@iup.edu 
Kutztown Amanda Morris amorris@kutztown.edu  
Lock Haven Matthew Girton mgirton@lockhaven.edu 
Mansfield Gretchen Sechrist gsechris@mansfield.edu 
Millersville
Jill Craven Jill.Craven@millersville.edu 
Shippensburg Sara Grove sagrov@ship.edu 
Slippery Rock
Lia Paradis Lia.paradis@sru.edu
West Chester Chris Stangl cstangl@wcupa.edu 

The IFC 

The IFC is chaired by the Interim Faculty Liaison (once elected), who may convene the Council from time-to-time to ensure consistent two-way communication, obtain insights and feedback on State System matters, or to provide the faculty members of the Commission a forum for engagement with the IFC members. ​



IFC Members' Role and Responsibilities 
  • Elect and then support faculty members to serve on the Commission for Faculty Shared Governance; serving as a conduit to campus faculty for socializing the discussions around shared governance as appropriate    
  • Elect and then support the Interim Faculty Liaison  
  • Provide faculty perspective and thought partnership pertaining to shared governance and system-level policy  
  • Demonstrate an ability to separate bargaining unit matters from non-bargaining unit matters while serving on the IFC 
  • Possess an orientation towards innovation with an appreciation for shared governance 
  • Bring knowledge and experience to bear on system governance issues 
  • Maintain a commitment to transparency and frequent communication  
  • Have an ability to engage collaboratively and work across disciplines with multiple stakeholders 
  • Personify integrity and follow practices of mutual respect and civil discourse 
  • Actively engage in dialogue while focusing on the shared purpose rather than on personal interests 
  • Serve until November 1, 2020 or until a system-level shared faculty governance structure is put forward by the Commission, whichever comes first.​​

Role and Responsibilities — Interim Faculty Liaison to the Board of Governors 
  • Represent the faculty voice on issues pertaining to shared governance and system-level policy 
  • Coordinate with the Interim Faculty Council to ensure cross-communication and thought partnership 
  • Make recommendations in the best interest of students and their success from the perspective of faculty  
  • Provide faculty perspective around policies and their implementation  
  • Attend all public Board of Governors meetings either in-person or virtually; participate in other activities as requested by the chairperson or chancellor 
  • Understand, support, and articulate the State System’s strategic priorities of 1) ensuring student success, 2) leveraging university strengths, and 3) transforming governance to faculty and other stakeholders 
  • Respect and abide by the bylaws of the Board of Governors 
  • Demonstrate an ability to separate bargaining unit matters from non-bargaining unit matters in carrying out the role 
  • Possess an orientation towards innovation with an appreciation for shared governance 
  • Bring knowledge and experience to bear on system-level issues 
  • Maintain a commitment to transparency and frequent communication among stakeholders 
  • Have an ability to engage collaboratively and work across disciplines with multiple stakeholders 
  • Personify integrity and follow practices of mutual respect and civil discourse 
  • Serve until November 1, 2020 or until a system-level shared faculty governance structure is put forward by the Commission,  whichever comes first ​