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Educational Environment and Facilities Committee

Purpose

The Educational Environment & Facilities Committee (EE&FC) was initially established by a Memorandum of Understanding between Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and the EMU American Association of University Professors (refer to Appendix K of the 2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement between EMU – EMU AAUP).  The EEFC was charged with responsibilities to plan, analyze, make recommendations, and/or facilitate issues related to buildings and instructional facilities that house various colleges and offices within the Division of Academic Affairs.  The committee also serves as one means to provide official input to the Provost regarding facilities. It was agreed that the EEFC would:

  1. Assist with planning the facilities needs of Academic Affairs, such as building new instructional facilities and renovating or upgrading existing facilities.
  2. Assist with evaluating the current physical, climatic, and technology conditions in EMU’s classrooms, labs, and faculty offices, and recommend such improvements as may be appropriate.
  3. Assist with setting divisional maintenance and renovation priorities for classrooms such as furniture and instructional equipment needs.

Committee Membership

The committee is composed of 19 members, including ten representatives appointed by Faculty Senate as follows: four from the College of Arts and Sciences, two from the College of Health and Human Services, and one from each of the other colleges and the Library.  The Faculty Senate also identifies one of the appointed faculty members to serve as committee co-chair. Eight administrative appointees, including an administrator from each college and one from the Library, are appointed by the Provost’s Office. The Provost's Office appoints one of these individuals to co-chair the committee. In addition, the Chief of Operations of Physical Plant shall designate a non-voting representative to the committee. The administrative and faculty co-chairs collaborate on developing agendas and scheduling meetings.

The following exerpt is from the current AAUP contract establishing the committee:

448  F.      Academic Affairs Educational Environment and Facilities Planning Committee.
The committee will be composed of eighteen (18) members including ten (10) representatives appointed by the Faculty Senate; four (4) members shall represent the College of Arts and Sciences and two (2) from the College of Health and Human Services with all other colleges and the Library having one (1) representative each. .  The Faculty Senate shall choose one of the appointed Faculty Members to serve as the committee co-chair.  Eight (8) administrative appointees, including an administrator from each college and one from the library will be appointed by the Provost’s Office, and the Provost will appoint one of these to co-chair the committee. In addition, the Chief of Operations of Physical Plant shall designate a non-voting representative and alternate to attend meetings of the committee, provide needed information to the committee, request input on academic projects being considered by Physical Plant, and assist in channeling input from the committee back to Physical Plant.  The administrative and faculty co-chairs shall coordinate on developing agendas and scheduling meetings.  

 

Membership Roster 2016-2017

Administrative Appointments
Mary Brake, College of Technology
James Carroll, Co-Chair, Provost’s Office
Susann de Vries, Library
Toni Stokes Jones, College of Business
Christine Karshin, College of Health & Human Services
Beth Kubitskey, College of Education
Steve Pernecky, College of Arts & Sciences
Vacant, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Senate Appointments
Patrick Koehn, Co-Chair, College of Arts & Sciences
Denise Tanguay, College of Business
Bill Welsh, College of Arts & Sciences
Jackie Wrosch, Halle Library
Tierney Orfgen, Alternate
Vacant, College of Arts & Sciences - 2nd Representative
Vacant, College of Arts & Sciences - Alternate
Vacant, College of Education
Vacant, College of Health & Human Services
Vacant, College of Technology

Ex-Officio Members
Robert Densic, Physical Plant
Scott Storrar, Physical Plant
Ron Woody, Information Technology

Revised: 9/6/16