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, Online Education and Teaching, and Student Development.

The Senate is principally an elected body. It is an advisory body that reports directly to the College President. When appropriate, the decisions of the Senate are presented to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Student Affairs as well as to the President. The Senate generates proposals as well as considers and evaluates recommendations of its standing committees.

The meetings of the Senate are open to the College community. Through the Senate, all faculty, regular and adjunct, have the opportunity to contribute to the Triton educational community. Student leaders are able to voice student concerns and perspectives as well. At the same time, faculty and students can have an ongoing awareness of the issues under consideration College-wide. The Senate serves in this way as a communication vehicle on academic matters. 

Academic Senate Bylaws

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Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedules

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2023-2024

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2022-2023

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2021-2022

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2020-2021

Triton College Academic Senate Meeting Schedule - AY 2019-2020

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Academic Senate Members

AreaNameTermEmailPhone Ext.
VPCA Dennis McNamara 2023-2025 dennismcnamara@triton.edu 3597
VPCA Salvatore Siriano  2023-2025 salvatoresiriano@triton.edu 3350
Library Robert Connor 2022-2024 robertconnor@triton.edu 3697
English Rebecca Fournier 2023-2025 rebeccafournier@triton.edu 3227
English Gail Krahenbuhl 2022-2024 gailkrahenbuhl@triton.edu 3254
Social Science Patricia Knol 2022-2024 patriciaknol@triton.edu 3302
Behavioral Science Ruth Hallongren 2022-2024 ruthhallongren@triton.edu 3995
CIS, Architecture, COT, REN & Construction Technology Lenier Anderson 2022-2024 davidanderson@triton.edu 3968
Math Rosanne Feltman 2023-2025 rosannefeltman@triton.edu 3065
Math Beth Dunn 2023-2025 bethdunn@triton.edu 3823
Health, Sport, Exercise Science Julianne Murphy 2023-2025 juliannemurphy@triton.edu 3087
Science Larry Manno 2023-2025 larrymanno@triton.edu 3003
Science Sheldon Turner 2023-2025 sheldonturner@@triton.edu 3312
Business Gretchen Reyes 2023-2025 gretchenreyes@triton.edu 3339
Nursing Joyce Fritz 2022-2024  joycefritz@triton.edu  3924
Nursing Enisa Mehmeti 2022-2024 enisamehemti@triton.edu 3769
CJA/ENT Jacqueline Mullany 2023-2025 jacquelinemullany@triton.edu 3504
Auto Mohsin Habeeb 2023-2025 mohsinhabeeb@triton.edu 3453
HIA/HRT Christopher Clem 2022-2024 christopherclem@triton.edu 3625
Allied Health Mary K. Elkins 2023-2025 maryelkins@triton.edu 3480
Allied Health John Cody 2022-2024 johncody@triton.edu 3932
Counseling Mary Casey-Incardone 2022-2024 marycasey@triton.edu 3717
Adjunct Faculty Catherine Sanders 2023-2025 catherinesanders@triton.edu  
Senate Chairperson
--- Michael Flaherty --- michaelflaherty@triton.edu 3250
EX - OFFICIO
VP/ Academic Affairs Dr. Susan Campos --- susancampos@triton.edu 3630
AVP Academic Innovation and Workforce Education Paul Jensen --- pauljensen@triton.edu 3674
AVP Human Resources Joe Klinger --- joeklinger@triton.edu 3743
Dean Representative Jeanette Bartley --- jeanettebartley@triton.edu 3508
Dean Representative Pamela Harmon --- pamelaharmon@triton.edu 3712
TCSA President Journey Manuel --- journeymanuel @triton.edu  
Non-Voting Members
Operational Assembly Hilary Meyer --- hilarymeyer@triton.edu 3747
Classified Employees Erica Baffa --- ericabaffa@triton.edu 3417
Mid-Managers Kayla Gagliardi --- kaylagagliardi@triton.edu 3567

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Academic Assessment Committee

Mission
The Academic Assessment Committee, a standing committee of the Academic Senate, is responsible for the development, execution, and support of the college’s student learning assessment activities.

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

Meetings
Chair:
Vacant
Time: TBD.
Day: TBD
Date: TBD
Place: TBD

Resources

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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:

Chair: One fulltime faculty member who is a member of the Academic Senate

Faculty: Faculty representatives selected from the following areas (including the Chair):

  • 4 from Arts and Sciences
  • 4 from Business and Technology / Health Career and Public Service
  • 1 Counselor
  • 1 Academic Advisor
  • 1-2 Student representatives from Phi Theta Kappa and/or the Scholars Program
  • Administrative representative from Arts and Sciences
  • Administrative representative from Business and Technology
  • Administrative representative from Health Careers

Meeting Schedule:
Chair: Roseanne Feltman roseannefeltman@triton.edu
Time: 2 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Dates: TBD
Place: Zoom

Disposition of items acted on by the Committee:
All recommendations of the Academic and Scholastic Standards Committee will be forwarded to the TCFA and the Academic Senate.

Procedures:
The internal operation of the Academic and Scholastic Standards Committee will be conducted within the framework of the following statements:

I.  Meetings

A.  The Committee will establish regular meeting days and times.
B.  The agenda will be submitted to all members at least one week in advance of the meeting.
C.  All meetings will begin promptly and adjourn at the predetermined time.
D.  If any member of the Committee is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chair's office in advance of the meeting.
E.  All meetings are open to the college community at large.

II. Action by the Committee

A.  A quorum will consist of a majority of the members of the Committee.
B.  Only items on the published agenda will be formally acted on by the Committee.

NameTitle
Rosanne Feltman
Faculty, College Readiness and Chair of ASSC
Frank Alvino Faculty, Business (V)
David L. Anderson Faculty, Computer (V)
David Bowen Faculty, Math (V)
Sandra Bowling Faculty, Nursing Assistant (V)
Renee Cuevas Student, Scholar (V)
Jennifer Davidson Dean, Business and Technology (V)
Joyce Fritz Faculty, Nursing (V)
Vacant Resource, TBD (R)
Pamela Harmon Dean, Health Careers and Public Service Programs (V)
Denise Jones Dean, Retention and Student Engagement (V)
Jeanette Bartley Dean, Arts and Sciences (V)
Jennifer Linderman Resource, Financial Aid (R)
Victor McCullum Faculty, Sociology (V)
Kent Randall Faculty, Speech (V)
Paulina Sobieralski Student, Scholar (V)
Linda Wilkins Resource, Records (R)
Tracy Wright Faculty, Counseling (V)

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

A&SS Meeting Schedule - 2021

A&SS Meeting Schedule - 2020

A&SS Meeting Schedule - 2019

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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:

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

Voting Membership:

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. Chair will vote solely to break a tie vote.

Faculty: (Voting membership will be confirmed every semester based upon meeting availability. In cases of conflict, voting membership will be determined by committee seniority.)

  • 2-3 faculty members from Arts & Sciences
  • 1 faculty member from Business & Technology
  • 1 faculty member from Health Career/Public Service Programs
  • 1 Librarian and/or Counselor
  • 1 Adjunct from any area

Administration:

  • Dean of Academic Success
  • Dean of Students
  • 1 additional Dean

Non-voting Resources:

  • Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
  • Member of Information Systems
  • Academic Support Area Representatives

Meetings:
Chair:
Christopher Clem christopherclem@triton.edu
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Dates: TBD
Place: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Chair:
Christopher Clem (christopherclem@triton.edu)

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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:

  • Evaluation of credit course offerings and curricula to insure that they:
    • Meet the College’s vision, mission core values and objectives and conform to state, accrediting, and licensing body mandates.
    • Conform to state, accrediting and licensing body mandates
  • Evaluation of proposals for new/revised/withdrawn/reactivated courses or new/revised/inactive/reactivated/withdrawn curricula
  • 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
College Curriculum Committee
Chair: Julianne Murphy juliannemurphy@triton.edu
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Dates: November 2, December 7, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2
Place: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Technical Review Committee (TRC) - Sub-Committee of the CCC

Chair: Julianne Murphy juliannemurphy@triton.edu
Be sure you are signed in to the Portal prior to accessing the Watermark platform.
The TRC and the CCC reviews the online curriculum remotely in the Watermark platform at https://experience.elluciancloud.com/tc460. Go to Faculty Resources > Curriculum >  WATERMARK CONNECT, (under Resource Links).
Here you can access all forms. Complete forms, ‘Save’ and ‘Approve’ to send to your chairperson. If submitter and chairperson are the same you will need to ‘Approve’ 2 times to bring into the ‘Deans’ workflow.
Submit ‘Comments’ by the date set in the CCC Dates & Deadlines. This review time is usually the 3rd week of each month.

(1) Fall 2023 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 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) CCC Handbook - October 2023

For issues related to Watermark platforms, contact Susan Maratto, Curriculum & Assessment Assistant, 708-456-0300 at Ext. 3455 or suzimaratto@triton.edu OR Jessica Yoon, 708-456-0300 at Ext. 3562 or jessicayoon@triton.edu OR Dr. Julianne Murphy, 708-456-0300 at Ext. 3087 or juliannemurphy@triton.edu.

College Curriculum Committee Minutes

College Curriculum Committee Contact Information
Julianne Murphy
Committee Chair
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3087
 
juliannemurphy@triton.edu

Susan Maratto
Curriculum & Assessment Assistant
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3455
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

Meetings
Chair:
Jacqueline Mullany jacquelinemullany@triton.edu
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Dates: TBD
Place: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

For questions regarding Campus Quality, please contact Jaqueline Mullany, Campus Quality Committee Chair, at jacquelinemullany@triton.edu.

Members
Jacqueline Mullany (Chair)
Sandra Berryhill
Bill Decker
Jim Ellison
Humberto Espino
Michael Garrity
Dubravka Juraga
Bill Justiz
Gail Krahenbuhl
George Lam
John Lambrecht
Jennifer Smith

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Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Senate specifically responsible for recommending topics and assisting in planning the faculty workshops in the fall and spring, planning professional development opportunities for faculty in partnership with the CTE, and identifying outstanding full-time and adjunct faculty members each year. Responsibilities include – but not limited to:

  1. Assisting in the design and planning of in-service educational programs for the faculty and professional staff
  2. Promoting faculty community building
  3. Recognizing outstanding professional achievements by faculty

Membership:

The committee will consist of no less than 12 members representing the following areas. Two members will be the coordinator of Outstanding Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Selection subcommittees, and the other voting members, with the exception of the adjunct, have to serve in one of the subcommittees. 

  • Chair: A member of the Academic Senate
  • 1 CTE faculty coordinator
  • 2 faculty members from School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2 faculty members from Career Education
  • 3 additional members from either area
  • 1 counselor or librarian
  • 1 mid-manager or classified employee
  • 1 adjunct faculty member

Meetings
Chair:
Angela Staunton angelastaunton@triton.edu
Time: 2 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Dates: TBD
Place: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Disposition of items acted upon by the Council:
All recommendations of the Professional Development Committee will be forwarded to the Academic Senate.

PROCEDURES

The internal operation of the Professional Development Committee will be conducted within the framework of the following procedure statements:

  • Meetings
    • The Committee will establish regular meeting days and times
    • The agenda will be submitted to all members in advance of the meeting
    • All meeting will begin promptly and adjourn at the predetermined time
    • If any committee member is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chair in advance of the meeting
    • All meetings are open to the community college at large
  • Action by the Committee
    • A quorum will consist of a majority of the members of the Committee
    • Only items on the published agenda will be formally acted upon by the Committee

Voting Members:

  • Angela Staunton (Faculty, CTE Faculty Coordinator, and Chair)
  • Joseph Klein (Faculty and Director of Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award Selection Sub Committee)
  • Dr. Richard Chan (Faculty and Director of Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Selection Sub Committee)
  • Jean M. Dugo (Mid-Manager)
  • Jennifer Giangrego (Faculty)
  • Rudy Gostowski (Faculty)
  • Andrea Blaylock (Faculty)
  • Tina Mote (Faculty)
  • Sylvia Sztark (Counselor)
  • Patrick M Kane (Adjunct Faculty)

Non-voting Members:

  • Shelley Tiwari (Director of Faculty Development and Student Success)
  • Selma Mehmedagic (Faculty)
  • Calvin L Washington II (Faculty)
  • Vacancy

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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)

Meetings
Chair:
Mary Casey-Incardone marycasey@triton.edu
Time: 1 p.m.
Day: Friday
Dates: February 10, March 3, April 14, May 5
Place: Blackboard - Click HERE

RepresentativeNameEmail
Chair (Faculty) Mary Casey-Incardone marycasey@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    
Student Services    
Action Champion    

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

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Online Education and Technology Committee

The Online Education and Technology Committee (OETC) is a standing committee of the Academic Senate. It recognizes that faculty and staff directly involved in online teaching and learning are best equipped to recommend online education policies, procedures, priorities, planning, and implementation practices. Its role is to recommend policies and procedures that contribute to high quality online education at Triton College.

Functions:

The committee will review and assess existing policies and procedures, offer changes in, and recommend new policies and procedures related to the following:

  • Policies and procedures concerning online education
  • Faculty development in the area of online teaching and technology
  • The acquisition, maintenance, and appropriate use of technology for online education

In addition, the Online Education and Technology Committee (OETC) will review, evaluate, and advise on priorities and strategic policies concerning online education and technology.

Membership:

  • Chair - Faculty member of Academic Senate
  • Assistant Vice President Technology & Innovation
  • 6 Full-Time 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

All voting members of the Online Education and Technology Committee must be qualified to teach online per Triton College requirements.

Meetings
Chair:
Gretchen Reyes gretchenreyes@triton.edu
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Dates: September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
Place: F-214

The Online Education and Technology 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, meeting schedule, and meeting notes are kept and posted on the Online Education and Technology Committee’s site.

PROCEDURES

The internal operation of the Online Education and Technology Committee will be conducted within the framework of the following statements:

  • Meetings
    • The Committee will establish regular meeting days and times
    • The agenda will be submitted to all members at least one week in advance of the meeting
    • All meetings will begin promptly and adjourn at the predetermined time
    • If any member of the Committee is unable to attend, they will notify the Chair’s office in advance of the meeting
    • All meetings are open to the college community at large
  • Action by the Committee
    • A quorum will consist of a majority of the members of the Committee
    • An affirmative vote of the majority of the members voting is required to recommend approval of a proposal - Abstentions do not count
    • All recommendations of the Online Education and Technology Committee will be forwarded to the Academic Senate

Committee Membership:

Chair:
Gretchen Reyes
gretchenreyes@triton.edu

Assistant Vice President Technology & Innovation:
Humberto Espino
humbertoespino@triton.edu

Arts & Sciences:
Joe Beuchel
josephbeuchel@triton.edu


Pat Knol
patriciaknol@triton.edu


Selma Mehmedagic
selmamehmedagic@triton.edu


Business & Technology:
Dr. Daniel Grigoletti
danielgrigoletti@triton.edu

Health Career/Public Services:
Dr. Peter Jaswilko
peterjaswilko@triton.edu

Library and Counseling:
TBA

Adjunct Faculty:
TBA

Instructional Technology:
Dr. Kevin Brent Forman
kevinforman@triton.edu


Information Services/Systems:
Jean Dugo
jeandugo@triton.edu

Continuing Education:
TBA

Student Representative:

TBA

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