Professional Concerns Committee

Role statement

In addition to annual charges it may receive from the Faculty Senate Executive Board, the Professional Concerns Committee acts as the oversight committee for reviewing and monitoring all University policies and procedures dealing with academic conduct, including academic dishonesty, grade appeal and program dismissal issues.

Charges for 2021-221

In addition to its specific responsibilities listed in the Professional Concerns Committee’s role statement and the work of subcommittees if such exist, the Faculty Senate Executive Board charges the PCC to consider, as a committee of the whole or through the appropriate subcommittee or task force, the following:

  1. Address any continuing or outstanding issues or initiatives as deemed necessary by the committee. To the extent possible, conclude the initiative by producing a report to the Executive Board or a Memorandum of Action.
  2. Review and approve a Memorandum of Action to establish required reporting of student academic misconduct policy, including an appropriate timeline for which faculty have to report a student for suspicion of academic violation.
  3. Review and approve a Memorandum of Action to establish a cycle of review of all University policies and procedures related to student academic conduct.
  4. Review the scope and description of the role statement and assess the effectiveness of committee practices.
  5. At the annual April PCC meeting, the committee members must review the draft year-end report, to be submitted to the Faculty Senate office, by the committee chair no later than June 30.
  6. Address any continuing or outstanding issues or initiatives as directed by the Faculty Senate Executive Board, member of the committee, faculty, and/or academic administrators. Conclude the initiative by producing a report to the Executive Board or a Memorandum of Action.

Approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Board on Sept. 10, 2021

NOTE: The PCC will seek information from any administrative office to maintain communications with that office on issues directly related to it. Council recommendations are to be submitted to the Executive Board in the form of a  memorandum of action (MOA) on which the recommendation(s) is/are stated. Any draft MOAs requested by the Executive Board should be submitted using the MOA template.

The PCC chairperson shall provide a written report of the committee's accomplishments and progress for the year; list the above charges noting each item's progress and current status; any other activities undertaken; and draft charges for the 2022-23 academic year, no later than June 30, 2022.

Click here for a printable version of the PCC 2021-22 Charges

Committee Officers

Anne-Marie Guidy-Oulai, Chair

John Miller, Vice Chair

Timothy Palmer, Secretary

Ex Officio Member

Decker Hains
Faculty Senate Executive Board

Appointed Members

Christopher Cho (2022)
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Anne-Marie Guidy-Oulai (2022)
Business

John Jellies (2023)
Arts and Sciences (Sciences & Mathematics)

John Miller (2023)
Arts and Sciences (Sciences and Mathematics)

Leah Omilion-Hodges (2022)
Arts and Sciences (Humanities)

Timothy Palmer (2024)
Business

Karen Schieman (2023)
Health & Human Services

Vacant (2024)
Education and Human Development

Vacant (2024)
Fine Arts

Advisory Members

Nicole Allbee
Director, Office of Student Conduct

Kathy Mitchell
Ombudsman