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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.

Officers

President

R.Tolga Turgut
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics

rturgut@fit.edu
(321) 674- 7636

Skurla Hall Bldg., Room 210 E

Secretary

Aaron Welters
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

awelters@fit.edu
(321) 674-7202

Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 319

President (Elect)

Razvan Rusovici
Associate Professor of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

rrusovic@fit.edu
(321) 674-7635

Academic Policies Committee

Vipuil Kishore
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

vkishore@fit.edu
(321) 674-8847

Edwin A. Link Building, 319

Members:
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.

Welfare Committee

Nakin Suksawang (Chair)
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

nsuksawang@fit.edu
(321) 674-7504

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 204

Members:

 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. 

Excellence Awards Committee

Julie Costopoulos (Chair)
Associate Professor of Psychology

costopoulos@fit.edu
(321) 674-8358

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 305

Members:
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.

Administrative Policies Committee

Mehmet Kaya (Chair)
Associate Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences

mkaya@fit.edu
(321) 6747147

Edwin A. Link Building, 305

Members:
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.

Scholarship Committee

Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie (Chair)
Associate Professor of Mathematics

nezamoddin@fit.edu
(321) 674-7485

Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 311

Members:
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.

Technology, Resources, and Infrastructure (TRI) Committee

 Harris Center For Science and Engineering, room 207 

Members:
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.

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (AFTC)

 

Members:
A committee with representatives from each college overseeing and maintaining the  integrity of academic freedom and the tenure system and handles pre-tenure, tenure, and post-tenure appeals.

Rob van Woesik and Linxia Gu (COES)
Gary Burns (CoPLA)
Alex Vamosi (COB)
Korhan Oyman (COA)

Proxy members:
Jean Paul Pinelli (COES), Kunal Mitra (COES), Patrick Converse (CoPLA), Michael Slotkin (COB)

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