Governance

Faculty governance

ASU and Fulton Schools committees and other governance information

ASU is a large academic institution that is ultimately governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. Learn more below about the ASU and Fulton Schools faculty governance.

Engineering Bylaws

The Engineering Bylaws govern the operation of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.

Any updates to the bylaws take place through the activities of the Fulton Schools Faculty Assembly.

Assembly of the Fulton Schools of Engineering (AFSE)

The AFSE consists of all faculty who hold a tenured or tenure-track position in the Fulton Schools.

The Executive Committee provides guidance to the dean and feedback to the faculty on governance.

University Senate

The University Senate is the representative body of the Arizona State University Academic Assembly.

All tenured and tenure-eligible faculty, academic professionals, and full-time contract faculty are members.

Fulton Schools committees

Members of ASU and Fulton Schools committees serve the college and university in an advisory, process-making, or hearing role for the continued innovation and progression of the institution.

Learn more about the responsibilities of the Fulton Schools committees and view membership of each in the toggles below.

Considering serving on a committee? Know that an appointment ends on August 15 of the year listed. Inquiries concerning this roster may be directed to Maggie.Olson@asu.edu.

Description

Shall assist School Directors in matters involving development of research initiatives, research portfolios, identify equipment needs and development of quad charts for centers. Shall interface with FSE Deans Office in identifying and prioritizing research initiatives, serve on university reviews, evaluate emerging centers, understand and help allocate research support and identify faculty expertise across the Schools. Shall interface with OKED on Limited Submission reviews. Shall build Capacity of faculty who understand the research enterprise in FSE/ASU. The committee shall consist of one tenured, or tenure-track, faculty member from each school within the FSE.

Chair: Sridhar Seetharaman

Description

Shall advise the Dean in personnel matters involving promotions, tenure and retention of faculty.  The Council shall consist of two tenured faculty representatives from each School within the FSE. The members of the Council are either directly elected by the faculty of their School, or appointed by an elected body, such as the unit’s Personnel Committee. At least one representative of each School should hold the rank of full professor. Alternatively, at least six members of the Council must hold the rank of full professor. Only a full professor may serve as chair.  A member shall not vote on personnel matters involving a member of her/his academic unit.  Only full professors may vote on cases of promotion to the rank of full professor. Chairs/Associate Directors/Directors and Assistant/Associate/Vice Deans are not eligible for membership on this council. 

Members

SBHSE

Stephen Helms Tillery

Rosalind Sadleir

ECEE

Andreas Spanias

Bertan Bakkaloglu

SSEBE

Narayanan Neithlath

Samuel Ariaratnam

SCAI

Charles Colbourn

Sarma Vrudhula

SEMTE

Jim Middleton

Kiran Solanki

TPS

Sangram Redkar

Robert Gray

Contact: Maggie Olson Maggie.Olson@asu.edu

Description

The Dean’s Academic Professional Advisory Council shall advise the Dean on personnel matters involving promotions, continuing status, and retention of academic professionals (as defined in ACD 505-03). A member shall not vote on personnel matters involving a member of the unit in which she/he is employed. The Council shall consist of three academic professionals elected by the academic professionals of the Fulton Schools of Engineering. The council only is convened when a need arises.

Members

The council only is convened when a need arises.

Contact: Maggie Olson Maggie.Olson@asu.edu

Description

The committee is charged with providing the FSE Dean’s Academic Integrity Office with academic integrity feedback. To serve as a pool of members in which panels will be developed in order to conduct student academic integrity hearing appeals. To serve as information conduits within their schools to disseminate and encourage academic integrity best practices.

Membership consists of 15 FSE faculty members appointed annually, for a one-year term, by the Dean’s office (or designee): Additionally, full-time ASU students, who have received an academic integrity policy orientation, will be appointed to serve alongside faculty members on academic integrity appeal hearing boards. Once oriented students may participate on this committee until graduation. Faculty members from the FSE Academic Standards Committee will serve as ex officio members.

The Academic Integrity Officer will coordinate with the Vice Dean to (re)appoint faculty members to this committee in August of each academic year. The Academic Integrity Officer will appoint student membership onto the committee.

Under this charge, if a suitable hearing panel cannot be assembled from the Academic Integrity Committee regular membership or from the ex officio membership the Dean’s office may develop academic integrity hearing appeal panels from any full-time student and any regular member of the FSE faculty assembly.

Members

Anoop Grewal

Steven Osburn

Katarina Stefanaki

David Taylor

Chao Wang

Kristen Ward

SungMin Sohn

Phillip Miller

Nicole Ang-Wanek

Maria Elena “Helen” Chavez Echeagaray

Ali Kucukozyigit

Javier Gonzalez Sanchez

Ruben Acuna

Jim Helm

Katherine Wallmueller

Raghavendra Murthy

Contact: Karen Lund-Dennison Karen.Lund-Dennison@asu.edu

Description

Shall advise the Dean, and the Executive Committee, in matters concerning the enforcement and interpretation of the FSE academic standards as stated in the University catalogs and in FSE policies.The Committee will also recommend to the Dean and the Executive Committee policies and procedures related to scholarships, honors, internships and awards. The Committee shall consist of two faculty members from each of the Schools within the FSE. Faculty representatives must be members of the AFSE. The Dean’s designee for academic and student affairs shall serve as an member of the Committee.

Members

SBHSE

Shaopeng Wang

Sydney Schaefer

ECEE

Michael Goryll

James Aberle

SSEBE

Xuesong Zhou

Richard Standage

SCAI

Cheryl Jennings

Rida Bazzi

SEMTE

Kang-Ping Chen

Sandwip Dey

TPS

Debra Prewitt

Damien Doheny

Contact: Karen Lund-Dennison Karen.Lund-Dennison@asu.edu

Description

The Curriculum Committee shall consider all proposals involving curricular changes or additions within the FSE, and make recommendations to the Dean and the Executive Committee regarding their disposition. General curricular proposals may originate with the Dean or with the faculty in a particular School within the FSE. Proposals involving a specific academic program must originate from within the faculty of that program. The Committee shall meet at least three times each semester, unless otherwise agreed upon by a majority of the committee members. Items referred to the Committee must be considered at its next scheduled meeting. The Committee membership shall consist of two faculty members from each of the Schools within the FSE, and a student representative selected by the ASASU senators of the FSE. The faculty representatives must be members of the AFSE and have at least 20% of their assigned duties allocated to teaching in each of the previous three years. The Dean’s designee for academic and student affairs and a representative of the Maricopa Community College District shall serve as ex officio members of the Committee.

Members

SBHSE

Ben Bartelle

Claire Honeycutt

ECEE

Jennifer Kitchen

Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola

SSEBE

Giuseppe Mascaro

Barry Kutz

SCAI

Dan McCarville

Yoshi Kobayashi

SEMTE

Kumar Ankit

Konrad Rykaczewski

TPS

TBD

Vaughn Becker

Students

Abhirup Vijay Gunakar

Contact: Karen Lund-Dennison Karen.Lund-Dennison@asu.edu

Description

Shall consider any matters relating to faculty development and the improvement of instruction, including teaching evaluation and selection of awardees for the teaching awards in the FSE. Their recommendations shall be reported to the Dean, the Executive Committee, and the AFSE. The Committee membership shall consist of one faculty member from each School within the FSE, and a student representative selected by the ASASU senators from the FSE. The faculty representatives must be members of the AFSE and have at least 20% of their assigned duties allocated to teaching in each of the previous three years.

Members

SBHSE

Stephen Helms Tillery

ECEE

Cihan Tepedelenlioglu

SSEBE

Keith Hjelmstad

SCAI

Robert Atkinson

SEMTE

Yang Jiao

TPS

Mary Niemczyk

Students

TBA

Contact: Maggie Olson Maggie.Olson@asu.edu

Description

Shall assist faculty members and academic professionals in resolving differences over personnel matters within the purview of the FSE, including performance evaluation. The Committee shall not consider appeals of recommendations made by the Dean’s Advisory Council, but shall consider situations for which no regular channels for appeal exist, or after all normal appeal procedures within the FSE have been exhausted. The Committee shall use nonadversarial, fact-finding procedures, and will report its findings and its recommendation to the Dean. The committee shall also consider policies and procedures relating to student organizations, safety, welfare, and rights. The Committee membership shall consist of one tenured faculty member from each of the Schools in the FSE and an academic professional selected by the Committee on Committees. As a one of the standing committees, the Committee of Review is composed of members serving 3 year, staggered terms, with the Chair selected by the Dean from the committee membership. The standing committees generally report their findings via recommendations to the Dean(s), but these are also to be communicated to the Executive Committee to assure that communication flows to the individual schools.

Members

SBHSE

Stephen Helms Tillery

Rosalind Sadleir

ECEE

Andreas Spanias

Bertan Bakkaloglu

SSEBE

Narayanan Neithalath

Samuel Ariaratnam

SCAI

Charles Colbourn

Sarma Vrudhula

SEMTE

Jim Middleton

Spring Berman

TPS

Sangram Redkar

Robert Gray

Contact: Maggie Olson Maggie.Olson@asu.edu

Description

Reviews applications for sabbatical leave and makes recommendations to the Dean. The Committee shall consist of one faculty representative from each school within the FSE. The faculty representatives must be members of the AFSE.

Members

SBHSE

Bradley Greger

ECEE

Zhaoyang Fan

SSEBE

Mike Mamlouk

SCAI

Hessam Sarjoughian

SEMTE

Gokul Pathikonda

TPS

Shawn Jordan

Contact: Maggie Olson Maggie.Olson@asu.edu

Description

Shall provide advice and recommendations to the Dean, as representatives of the individual schools within FSE. The executive committee is part of the Fulton Schools Faculty Assembly.

Meet the executive committee members

Kelli Haren Kelli.Haren@asu.edu

Description

Facilitates the integration of new engineering faculty into ASU by fostering a culture of collaboration and community.

Learn more about NFAC

Contact: Maggie Olson Maggie.Olson@asu.edu

Brickyard building, which houses the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Image of the ASU Tempe campus with the ASU charter monument in the foreground

ASU Committees

In addition to Fulton Schools committees, there are ASU committees which serve the university in an advisory, policy-making, or hearing role for the continued advancement of the institution.

To learn more, see the full list of ASU committees on the Provost’s website.