Academic Senate

Statement of Purpose

The Triton College Academic Senate is a collegial and professional body established by the Faculty Association, the administration and the Board as the academic committee system of the Faculty Association. It encompasses other elements of the college in order to promote widespread input into academic decisions. It is concerned with building consensus on those issues which relate to teaching and learning. The Senate reports directly to the College President, and, when appropriate, the Vice Presidents. The Senate committees include Academic and Scholastic Standards, Academic Support, Assessment, Campus Quality, Curriculum, Professional Development, Student Development, and Technology Advisory and Distance Education.

Purpose and Membership of the Academic Senate

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Academic Senate Members

AreaNameTermEmailPhone Ext.
VPCA Dennis McNamara 2017-2019 dennismcnamara@triton.edu 3597
VPCA Michael Erzen 2017-2019 michaelerzen@triton.edu 3225
Library Lauren Kosrow 2018-2020 laurenkosrow@triton.edu 3478
English Rebecca Fournier 2017-2019 rebeccafournier@triton.edu 3227
English Bob Greenwald 2017-2019 bobgreenwald@triton.edu 3242
Social Science Christina Brophy 2018-2020 christinabrophy@triton.edu 3549
Behavioral Science Ruth Hallongren 2018-2020 ruthhallongren@triton.edu 3995
IDS, CIS & Arch Lenier Anderson 2018-2020 davidanderson@triton.edu 3968
Math Serpil Caputlu 2017-2019 serpilcaputlu@triton.edu 3813
Math Beth Dunn 2017-2019 bethdunn@triton.edu 3273
P.E. Julianne Murphy 2017-2019 juliannemurphy@triton.edu 3087
Science Elizabeth Brindise 2017-2019 elizabethbrindise@triton.edu 3312
Chemistry Larry Manno 2017-2019 larrymanno@triton.edu 3003
Business Geoff Hiller 2017-2019 geoffhiller@triton.edu 3385
Nursing Geri Brewer 2018-2020 geribrewer@triton.edu 3926
Nursing Sandra Hughes 2018-2020 sandrahughes@triton.edu 3363
Tech East Jacqueline Mullany 2017-2019 jacquelinemullany@triton.edu 3504
Tech East VACANT 2018-2020    
Tech West Christopher Clem 2018-2020 christopherclem@triton.edu 3625
Allied Health Debra Krukowski 2017-2019 debrakrukowski@triton.edu 3780
Allied Health Pamela Harmon 2018-2020 pamelaharmon@triton.edu 3480
Counseling Mary Casey-Incardone 2016-2018 marycasey@triton.edu 3717
Counseling Hector Zavala 2018-2020 hectorzavala@triton.edu 3673
Adjunct Faculty Adrian Fisher 2017-2019 adrianfisher@triton.edu 3578
Senate Chairperson
--- Michael Flaherty --- michaelflaherty@triton.edu 3250
EX - OFFICIO
VP/ Academic Affairs Debra Baker --- debrabaker@triton.edu 3630
AVP Academic Affairs Cheryl Antonich --- cherylantonich@triton.edu 3650
AVP Human Resources Joe Klinger --- joeklinger@triton.edu 3743
Dean Representative Kevin Li --- kevinli2@triton.edu 3508
Dean Representative Paul Jensen --- pauljensen@triton.edu 3714
TCSA President VACANT --- studentlife@triton.edu 3576
Non-Voting Members
Operational Assembly Michael Garrity --- michaelgarrity@triton.edu 3684
Classified Employees Katrina Walters --- katrinawalters@triton.edu 3285
Mid-Managers Hilary Meyer --- hilarymeyer@triton.edu 3424

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedules

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2017-2018

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2016-2017

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Academic Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Senate. This page contains an updated handbook and archived information (assessment data from 2007-2016). Moving forward, assessment data and information will be stored in TK-20.

Student Learning Assessment is a means of documenting student learning at Triton College that goes beyond course grades. The purpose of student learning assessment is to bring into sharper focus the accomplishments and/or weaknesses of each program or academic area. The information gathered will be used by faculty members to decide on maintenance or adjustment for their courses or program when deemed necessary. Student learning assessment will also allow the College to become more articulate in its communication efforts to its constituents.

Mission
Serve as resources to faculty and consulting body to the Office of Institutional Research in the development and engagement of academic assessment programs.

Board Policy for Assessment of Student Learning

Committee Membership (updated Fall 2016):

  • Nine (9) Full-Time Faculty Members from the following areas:
  • Four (4) from Arts and Sciences
  • Two (2) from Business and Technology
  • One (1) from Health Careers and Public Services Programs
  • One (1) from Counseling
  • One (1) from the Library.
  • Two (2) Adjunct Faculty Members
  • One (1) representative from Research and Institutional Effectiveness
  • One (1) Academic Dean
  • One (1) representative from Adult Education
  • One (1) representative from Continuing Education

For questions regarding assessment, please contact Larry Manno, Academic Assessment Committee Chair, at larrymanno@triton.edu or (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3003.

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Academic & Scholastic Standards Committee

The Academic and Scholastic Standards Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for reviewing and recommending revisions for academic and collegiate standards. Responsibilities include such functions as reviewing and recommending student academic standards, or policies (e.g. withdrawal requirements, probation and dismissal, academic honesty, "I" grades, credit by exam, etc), or academic and scholastic issues which, in the spirit of shared governance, are appropriate for input from this committee.

Membership:
The committee will consist of 10 - 16 members representing the following areas:

  • Chair: Co-chairs: One of whom is a member of the Academic Senate
  • 5 - 10 other faculty representatives selected from the following areas:
    • 2 from School of Arts and Sciences
    • 2 from Career Education
    • 1 Counselor
  • 1-2 Student representatives from Phi Theta Kappa and/or the Scholars' Program
  • Administrative representative from School of Arts and Sciences
  • Administrative representative from Careers
  • Administrative representative from Health Careers and Public Service Programs

Resources:
Representative from Student Affairs
Representative from Financial Aid

NameTitle
Beth Dunn Chairperson & Faculty, Math (V)
Frank Alvino Faculty, Business (V)
D. Lenier Anderson Faculty, Computer (V)
Henry Bohleke Dean, Business and Technology (V)
David Bowen Faculty, Math (V)
Sandy Bowling      Faculty, Nursing Assistant (V)
Gianna Colella Student (V)
Joy Fritz Faculty, Nursing (V)
Denise Jones TRIO (R)
Joe Klein     Faculty, English (V)
Kevin Li Dean, Arts and Science (R)
Victor McCullum Faculty, Sociology (V)
Kent Randall Faculty, Speech (V)
Ric Segovia Associate Dean, College Readiness (V)
Amanda Turner     Dean, Enrollment Services (R)
Lance Wilson Faculty, Science (V)
Tracy Wright Faculty, Counseling (V)

(V) = Voting member
(R) = Resource member

A&SS Meeting Schedule

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Academic Support Committee

The Academic Support Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for reviewing and recommending means for improving and enhancing the effectiveness of the academic support services of Triton College.

Functions:

  1. To study and recommend changes needed in programs, services or policies of academic support programs
  2. To study and recommend changes needed in programs, services or policies in the Library/Learning Resource Center and Academic Success Center
  3. To study and recommend changes needed in programs, services, or policies in counseling and advising relating to academic support.

Membership:
The committee will consist of members representing the following areas:

  • Chair: The chair of the Academic Support Committee will be a member of Academic Senate, appointed to the chair position by the chair of the Academic Senate
  • Faculty: 7 faculty representatives recommended by the President of the TCFA from the following areas
    • 2 faculty members from Arts & Sciences
    • 1 faculty member from Business & Technology
    • 1 faculty member from Health Career/Public Service Programs
    • 1 librarian
    • 1 counselor

Note: At least one faculty member should be an adjunct.

Administration:
Representative of the Dean of Academic Success Representative of the Dean of Student Services Representative of one additional Dean.

Chair:
Robert Connor (robertconnor@triton.edu)

Resources:
Vice President, Academic Affairs; Vice President, Student Affairs; Member of Information Systems.

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College Curriculum Committee

The College Curriculum Committee (CCC) is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for course/program review. These responsibilities include:

  1. Evaluation of credit course offerings and curricula to insure that they:
    1. Meet the College’s vision, mission core values and objectives and conform to state, accrediting, and licensing body mandates.
    2. Conform to state, accrediting and licensing body mandates
  2. Evaluation of proposals for new/revised/withdrawn courses or new/revised/inactive/reactivated/withdrawn curricula
  3. Planning, developing and projecting degree and certificate programs on a long-term basis

Membership
The committee consists of 17 voting members representing the following areas:

  • Chair (a member of the Academic Senate)
  • 10 other full-time faculty representatives from the following areas: 4 from the School of Arts and Sciences, 4 from Career Education representing diverse constituencies, 2 non-teaching faculty (1 Librarian and 1 Counselor)
  • 1 adjunct faculty member
  • 3 academic deans (Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Health Careers & Public Service Programs)
  • Dean of Enrollment Services
  • A representative for the Vice President of Academic Affairs

The committee also consists of 2 non-voting, resource members representing the following areas:

  •  A representative from Curriculum & Assessment
  • Recording Secretary

Meetings
The committee meets once per month during the academic year, typically on the first Thursday.
(1) Spring 2018 College Curriculum Committee Deadlines

Disposition of Items Acted on by the Committee
A copy of all recommendations of the Curriculum Committee are submitted for review simultaneously to the Academic Senate and to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The recommendations of the Academic Senate, the Vice President for Academic Affairs are submitted to the TCFA as information and to the Board of Trustees for action.

College Curriculum Committee Resources

(2) College Curriculum Handbook (6/2017)

For a current, approved Course Outline, contact Susan Maratto, Curriculum & Assessment Assistant 708-456-0300at Ext. 3823 or suzimaratto@triton.edu.

Download Forms

College Curriculum Committee Minutes

College Curriculum Committee Contact Information
Julianne Murphy
Committee Chair
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3487
 
juliannemurphy@triton.edu

Susan Maratto
Curriculum & Assessment Assistant
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3823
suzimaratto@triton.edu

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Campus Quality Committee

The Campus Quality is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for reviewing quality of life concerns of Triton students, faculty and staff and recommending solutions that will enhance the quality of life for students, faculty and other Triton employees.

The mission of the Campus Quality Committee is to make recommendations in those areas where a consensus exists on ways to improve the academic, social and physical character of campus life. Campus Quality Committee identifies, analyzes and provides suggested solutions for the challenges and opportunities concerning the quality of campus life for students, faculty and staff. The Campus Quality Committee reports to the Academic Senate.

Functions:

  • To study the need for new physical facilities and for physical plan modifications.
  • To consider other aspects that affect the ability of Triton faculty and staff to be productive.

Membership:
Committee is comprised of 12 voting members that include the following

  • Chair: Faculty member of Academic Senate
  • 5 Faculty
    •  Arts & Sciences
    •  Business & Technology
    • Health Career/Public Service
    • Library
    • Counseling
  • 1 Representative Adjunct Faculty
  • 1 Representative from Facilities
  • 1 Representative from Information Services/Systems
  • 1 Representative from Student Affairs/Academic Affairs
  • 1 Representative from Police
  • 1 Student Representative

For questions regarding Campus Quality, please contact Christina Brophy, Campus Quality Committee Chair, at christinabrophy@triton.edu or Ext. 3549.

Members
Christina Brophy (Chair)
Bill Decker
Kathi Deresinski
Maria-Tereza Dyer
George Lam
Jacqueline Mullany
Dubravka Juraga
Nathan Savage
Jennifer Smith
Jim Ellison
John Hansen
John Lambrecht
Michael Garrity
Debbie Baness-King
Pamela Perry
Humberto Espino
Gail Krahenbuhl

Campus Quality Committee meetings will be held at 2:30pm in D-126 on the following dates:
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018

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Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for reviewing and recommending criteria for selection of faculty (criteria currently outlined in the Faculty Recruitment Action Plan, or FRAP) consistent with the purposes of the college and departmental practice, for assisting in the planning of professional development, and for contributing to the establishment of the sabbatical committees and to be a resource for research and development projects.

Functions:

  • Assisting in the design and planning of in-service educational programs for the faculty and professional staff
  • Promoting faculty community building, and
  • Recognizing outstanding professional achievements by faculty

Meetings

Location: 
F Building, Room F214. Online attendance to our monthly meetings is available. The link to join the meetings online will be shared per request. The meeting will be recorded and shared with PDC members.
Dates and Times:
TBA

Membership
The committee will consist of no less than 11 members representing the following areas:
Chair: The chair of the Professional Development Committee will be a member of Academic Senate, appointed to the chair position by the chair of the Academic Senate.
Faculty: 8 faculty representatives recommended by the President of the TCFA from the following areas

  • 2 faculty members from Arts & Sciences
  • 2 faculty members from Career Education
  • 3 from either area
  • 1 mid-manager or classified employee
  • 1 non-teaching faculty (counselors, enrollment facilitators, or librarians)
  • 1 adjunct faculty member

Chair
Serpil Caputlu

Director of Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award Selection
Jennifer Giangreco

Director of Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Selection 
Joseph Klein

Members
Debra Krukowski
Dr. Richard Chan
Elizabeth Collins
Elizabeth M. Brindise
Archawee Dhamavasi
Jean M. Dugo
Jennifer Giangrego
Joseph Klein
Roseanne Feltman
Rudy Gostowski
Shelley Tiwari
Kristi G. Reece
Sylvia Sztark
Tina Mote
Tuan Dean

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Student Development Committee

A standing committee of the Academic Senate will be appointed for the purpose of developing the campus environment as a means of increasing student success.

The Student Development Committee (SDC) is based upon the premise that the more time and effort students invest in the learning process, the greater will be their growth and achievement, their satisfaction with their education experiences, and their persistence in reaching personal, academic, and career goals.

The committee through a consensus-building process, will work toward the development of a campus environment that promotes frequent faculty and student peer interactions, optimal use and awareness of campus resources and facilities, and opportunities for involvement in student clubs and organizations.

The committee will review educational policy and practices, which impact student involvement in learning, and assess academic support services and co-curricular activities to determine the quality of student involvement. The Student Development Committee (SDC) will present its recommendations to the Academic Senate for final action.

Membership:
The committee will consist of 11 members representing the following areas

  • Chair: A member of the Academic Senate
  • 5 full-time Faculty members
  • 2 Adjunct Faculty members (one representing Adult Education)
  • 2 Student representatives
  • 1 Representative from Enrollment Services (Dean or designee)
  • 1 Representative from Student Services (Dean or designee)
RepresentativeNameEmail
Chair (Faculty): Hector Zavala hectorzavala@triton.edu  
Co-Chair Lauren Kosrow laurenkosrow@triton.edu  
Faculty Member Alpha McMath alphamcmath@triton.edu
Faculty Member Gail Krahenbuhl gailkrahenbuhl@triton.edu
Faculty Member Gregory Catena gregorycatena@triton.edu
Faculty Member Cheryl Davis cheryldavis@triton.edu
Faculty Member Sandra Berryhill sandraberryhill@triton.edu
Faculty Member Joseph Klein josephklein@triton.edu  
Student    
Student    
Student    
Adjunct Faculty Samira Sarkes samirasarkes@triton.edu
Adjunct Faculty William Justiz williamjustiz@triton.edu  
Adult Education Adjunct Faculty    
Enrollment Services Amanda Turner amandaturner@triton.edu
Student Services    
Action Champion Debbie Baness debbiebanessking@triton.edu

Contact us via e-mail: sandraberryhill@triton.edu

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Technology Advisory Distance Education Committee

TADEC Statement of Purpose:
The Technology Advisory Distance Education Committee (TADEC) is a standing committee of the Academic Senate and engages in discussions and decisions related to the acquisition, maintenance and use of current and future technology for teaching and learning. In addition TADEC will advise, evaluate, review, and develop guidelines for the Triton College Technology Plan and Distance Learning Education Strategic Plan. TADEC makes recommendations on policy that are strategic in nature to promote distance education and support institutional and academic efforts of the College related to the appropriate use of technology.

Membership:
The committee will consist of 13 voting members representing the following areas:

  • Chair: Faculty member of Academic Senate
  • Assistant Vice President Technology & Innovation
  • 6 Faculty: Representing Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Health Career/Public Services, Library and Counseling
  • 1 Representative Adjunct Faculty
  • 1 Representative from Instructional Technology
  • 1 Representative from Information Services/Systems
  • 1 Representative from Continuing Education
  • 1 Student Representative
RepresentativeNameEmail
Chair (Faculty): Pamela Harmon pamelaharmon@triton.edu
Faculty Member Pat Knol patriciaknol@triton.edu
Faculty Member Joe Beuchel josephbeuchel@triton.edu
Faculty Member Myrna LaRosa myrnalarosa@triton.edu
Faculty Member OPEN  
Faculty Member OPEN  
Faculty Member OPEN  
Adjunct Faculty Member OPEN  
Mid-Manager Hilary Meyer hilarymeyer@triton.edu
Instructional Technology Erin Stapleton-Corcoran erinstapleton@triton.edu
Information Services/Systems Pat Kushino  patrickkushino@triton.edu
Continuing Education Paul Jensen pauljensen@triton.edu
AVP Technology & Innovation Humberto Espino humbertoespino@triton.edu
Student OPEN  

 TADEC Committee Bylaws

Meetings Information:
All meetings are open to the campus community. The Technology Advisory & Distance Ed Committee meets on a regular basis to consider action items from the previous meeting as well as new items.

Requests to place items on the agenda are communicated to the chair at least one week prior to the meeting date. New business can be introduced and considered when appropriate. Agenda and Meeting notes are kept and posted in the TADEC site.

TADEC meetings convene on the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00 PM.  Meeting locations are subjected to change due to room availability.  Please continue to follow the schedule for room accuracy.

TADEC Meeting Minutes

TADEC Assessment: 2017-2018

Contact us via e-mail: tadec@triton.edu

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