2018-2019 iSchool Committees

Leadership Roles

  • Graduate Advisor: Philip Doty
  • IRB Departmental Review Chair: Unmil Karadkar
  • Faculty Council Representative: Yan Zhang
  • Graduate Assembly Representative: To be elected
  • Minority Liaison Officer/Diversity Recruitment and Retention: Diane Bailey
 

Admissions and Awards

This committee reviews applicants for admission to our master’s programs, makes admissions decisions, and allocates relevant student awards and support. Works with the doctoral committee as needed.

  • Chair: Carla Criner (ex officio)
  • Philip Doty (Graduate advisor)
  • James Howison (Doctoral director)
  • Karen Pavelka
  • Matt Lease
  • Andrew Dillon
  • Stephanie Towery
 

Curriculum

Reviews curriculum and suggests changes. A major issue for this committee to deal with this year in the autumn are the proposed changes to the master’s core curriculum.

  • Chair: Patricia Galloway
  • Eric Nordquist
  • Jakki Bailey
  • Diane Bailey
  • Pat Reichenbach
  • Rebecca Sawyer
  • 1 Master’s student (selected by students/SASI)
  • 1 Doctoral student (selected by students/iDSA)
 

Development and Outreach

This committee is dedicated to advancing alumni relations as well as coordinating fundraising and associated events. Additionally, the committee oversees marketing and outreach of the iSchool to employers and donors.

  • Chair: Cassie Alvarado (ex officio)
  • Eric Nordquist
  • Veronica Zarr
  • Nadina Sandlin
  • Cindy McGee
  • Kim Wood
  • Ida Rahnamai
  • 1 Master’s student (selected by students/SASI)
  • 1 Doctoral student (selected by students/iDSA)
  • 1 Alumni member (to be named)
 

Diversity and Inclusion

This committee is dedicated to increasing the iSchool's diversity and creating an inclusive community that welcomes all students, staff, faculty, and friends of the school.

  • Chair: Amelia Acker
  • Jakki Bailey
  • Sam Burns
  • Nadina Sandlin
  • Diane Bailey (in her Diversity Recruitment and Retention role)
  • 1-2 Master’s students (selected by students/SASI)
  • 1 Doctoral student (selected by students/iDSA)
 

 

Doctoral Studies

This committee handles recruitment and initial evaluation of doctoral applicants up to recommendation for admission, organizes the annual doctoral student review cycle, and works with the Director of the Doctoral Program on all matters related to developing and advancing our doctoral student experience.

  • Chair: James Howison (Director of Doctoral Studies)
  • Randolph Bias
  • Jacek Gwizdka
  • 2 Doctoral students (selected by students/iDSA)
 

Extended Budget Council

Conducts annual reviews of faculty and makes recommendations for promotion and tenure, comprehensive periodic review, and mid-probationary review.

  • Chair: Ken Fleischmann
  • All tenured full and associate professors
 
 

Graduate Studies Commitee

Overall governance issues of the iSchool. One task this year is to work with the Dean on restructuring and possibly renaming some of our committees to better reflect their remit, and to take into account our plans for two new associate deans.

  • Chair: Matt Lease
  • All eligible faculty
 

Research Environment Committee

To enhance the research culture of the iSchool, the committee plans and coordinates the Research Colloquia and speaker series.

  • Chair: Matt Lease
  • Karen Pavelka
  • Loriene Roy
  • Jacek Gwizdka
  • 1-2 Master’s students (selected by students/SASI)
 

Undergraduate

Oversees the undergraduate minor curriculum. This year, this committee will also be tasked with investigating and making a recommendation about the possibility of extending our undergraduate education, including whether we should pursue a full undergraduate program.

  • Chair: Ken Fleischmann
  • Amelia Acker
  • Philip Doty
  • Danna Gurari
  • Quinn Stewart
  • Aaron Ulmer
  • Veronica Zarr
  • 1 Master’s student (selected by students/SASI)
  • 1 Doctoral student (selected by students/iDSA)
 

Web

Oversees the development and implementation of the iSchool's web presence and technical resources. This year will include work on an ongoing site redesign.

  • Chair: Sam Burns
  • Ciaran Trace
  • Philip Jones
  • Kim Wood
  • Carol Carreon
  • Nadina Sandlin
  • 1 Master’s student (selected by students/SASI)
  • 1 Doctoral student (selected by students/iDSA)
  • 1 Alumni member (to be named)
 

Ad Hoc Committees

Search Committee: Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology

This committee will lead the effort to recruit, screen applicants, interview, and make recommendations for a new full tenured professor with a distinguished track record in information/informatics research in the areas of health, medicine, and/or medical organizations.

  • Chair: Bo Xie
  • Loriene Roy
  • Randolph Bias
  • Ciaran Trace
  • Cassie Alvarado
  • 1 Doctoral student (nominated by students/iDSA, for approval by the chair)
 

Search Committee: Associate Dean for Education

This committee will lead the effort to recruit, screen applicants, interview, and make recommendations for a new associate dean for education who will be appointed in an administrative (12-month) capacity at 0.5 FTE, and will hold the remaining 0.5 FTE of their appointment in a 9-month faculty role, either as an associate or full professor.

  • Chair: Yan Zhang
  • Diane Bailey
  • Philip Doty
  • Carla Criner
  • 1 Doctoral student (nominated by students/iDSA, for approval by the chair)
 

Search Committee: Associate Dean for Research

This committee will lead the effort to recruit, screen applicants, interview, and make recommendations for a new associate dean for research who will be appointed in an administrative (12-month) capacity at 0.5 FTE, and will hold the remaining 0.5 FTE of their appointment in a 9-month faculty role, either as an associate or full professor.

  • Chair: Ken Fleischmann
  • James Howison
  • Amelia Acker
  • Kamar Nassor
  • 1 Doctoral student (nominated by students/iDSA, for approval by the chair)
 

Search Committee: Assistant Professor

This committee will lead the effort to recruit, screen applicants, interview, and make recommendations for a new tenure-track assistant professor. Area of specialty is open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool.

  • Chair: Patricia Galloway
  • Danna Gurari
  • Matt Lease
  • Jacek Gwizdka
  • 1 Doctoral student (nominated by students/iDSA, for approval by the chair)
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