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Standing Committees

The Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship Standing Committees facilitate faculty governance and collaborate in our continuous improvement process. They review and consider actions, and propose policies to the Dean regarding their specific area of purview. With advice from department chairs, the Dean designates which committees are required, committee charges, membership composition, committee chairs, and length of service.

Strategic Planning Committee

The role of the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is to assist the Dean in setting priorities and guiding decisions toward fulfillment of the College’s mission. The SPC makes recommendations for tactical and strategic decision-making to fulfill the  the goals of our strategic plan. This committee helps foster an environment of continuous improvement and innovation by identifying opportunities and emerging issues in the College and academe. The SPC assists in the collection and analysis of data to review our strategic goals. Through analysis, the committee reports goal and mission alignment and makes recommendations. Membership of this committee includes one faculty from each academic department and staff throughout the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship totaling up to 11 members including the Director of Accreditation Information Processes. Committee service ranges from two to three years with a goal of no more than 50% of the membership rotating off the committee in a single year.

Committee Members 

  • Andy Rosman (Chair)
  • Pallavi Awasthi
  • Eleanor Lawrence
  • Renu Desai
  • Tony Figueiredo
  • Tramaine Martin
  • Jose Brache
  • Arvind Gudi
  • Aimee Fernandez
  • Fabienne Cadet
  • Raejean Tanyar

Faculty Rank and Review Committee

 

The Faculty Rank and Review Committee (FRRC) assists in developing standards of review for faculty. It determines appropriate documentation of artifacts that support a review across scholarship/research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The committee also evaluates faculty based on the standards established by NSU and the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. As part of the faculty review process, the FRRC considers recommendations from the Department Rank and Review Committee (DRRC) and the department chair. The FRRC and DRRC are governed by University policy outlined in the Faculty Policy Manual, with specific reference to the following:

 

The FRRC serves in an advisory capacity for faculty contract renewal and/or promotion to the Dean. Additionally, the FRRC reviews requests for sabbatical and make recommendations for approval or denial to the Dean. Committee composition will include one faculty from each academic department. Committee service ranges from two to three years with a goal of no more than 50% of the membership rotating off the committee in a single year.

 

Committee Members  

  • Darshana Palkar (Chair)
  • Art Weinstein
  • Eleanor Lawrence
  • Vikram Desai
  • Jeff Fountain
  • Arvind Gudi
  • Thomas Wuerz

Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) provides the means for faculty to engage in continuous improvement of pedagogy and teaching-related activities. Relevant activities include: external scholars' visits (who provide support for pedagogy), assessing and incorporating materials employed at AACSB-accredited business schools, adopting or adapting peer-reviewed models on pedagogy, developing and hosting workshops for junior and senior faculty, and supporting the sponsorship of faculty to attend teaching conferences. The FDC develops evaluation criteria and recommends to the Dean the winner of Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s annual faculty teaching award, annual service award, and potential University-wide teaching awards. In addition, the FDC maintains and solicits contributions to the Teaching Together site. Committee membership includes faculty from various departments yet having one member from each academic department is optional. Committee membership ranges from two to four years.  

Committee Members    

  • Rebecca Abraham (Chair)
  • Peter Finley
  • Adam Williams
  • Renu Desai
  • Kurt Wurthmann
  • Dario Bonaretti
  • Art Weinstein

Research and Scholarship Committee

The Research and Scholarship Committee promotes our research mission by fostering an environment that encourages and supports high quality faculty research. The committee is responsible for but not limited to creating workshops to promote faculty research, reviewing journals for potential addition to the approved Journal Quality List, recommending to the Dean summer semester faculty research grant criteria, developing evaluation criteria and recommending to the Dean the winner of Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship annual faculty research award and potential University-wide research awards, helping to identify appropriate outlets for mission driven research, and assisting in finding internal research partners. Committee composition will include one faculty from each academic department. Committee service ranges from two to three years with a goal of no more than 50% of the membership rotating off the committee in a single year.

Committee Members

  • Julie Jacko (Chair)
  • Timothy Page
  • Barri Litt
  • Fred Forgey
  • Jeff Fountain
  • Kershen Huang
  • Sara Weisfeld-Spolter
  • Steven Harvey (ex-officio)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) reviews proposals for new or modified undergraduate courses, minors, majors, and degree programs. In the proposal review process, the UCC considers alignment with our mission and vision, potential accreditation impact, and overall academic quality and outcomes. As appropriate, approved proposals go before the fulltime faculty for a vote. The committee also reviews proposals related to educational policy as appropriate. Committee composition includes one faculty from each academic department. Committee service ranges from two to three years with a goal of no more than 50% of the membership rotating off the committee in a single year.

Committee Members

  • Emre Kuvvet (Chair)
  • Edie Schmidt
  • Palavi Awasthi
  • Sara Weisfeld-Spolter
  • Rita Shea Van-Fossen
  • Barri Litt
  • Cheryl Babcock
  • Selima Ben Mrad (ex-officio)
  • Steven Harvey (ex-officio)

Graduate Curriculum Committee

The Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC) reviews proposals for new or modified graduate courses, certificates, concentrations, majors, and degree programs. Included in the proposal review process, the GCC considers alignment with our mission and vision, potential accreditation impact, and overall academic quality and outcomes. Approved proposals go before the fulltime faculty for a vote. The committee also reviews proposals related to educational policy as appropriate. Committee composition includes one faculty from each academic department. Committee service ranges from two to three years with a goal of no more than 50% of the membership rotating off the committee in a single year.

Committee Members

  • Bahaudin Mujtaba (Chair)
  • Kim Deranek
  • Tony Figueiredo
  • Adam Williams
  • Jose Brache
  • Kathleen (Bay) O’Leary
  • Vikram Desai
  • Selima Ben Mrad (ex-officio)
  • Steven Harvey (ex-officio)

Online Learning Committee

The Online Learning Committee (OLC) promotes best practices in online learning, course design, and faculty instruction. Online learning includes internet-based courses and other technology-driven learning such as modalities that incorporate artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality. The committee enhances online learning quality by developing course quality measures, training workshops, and effective course design strategies and serves as a liaison between our faculty and NSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning. The committee collaborates with the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship internal course design team and makes recommendations for resource allocation. Instructional designers serve in an ex officio capacity. Committee membership includes faculty from various departments yet having one member from each academic department is optional. Committee membership ranges from two to four years.

Committee Members

  • Anne Fiedler (Chair)
  • David Cho
  • Kuang-Ting Tai
  • Steven Kramer
  • Will Hawks
  • Peter Finley
  • Carolyn Fitzpatrick (ex-officio)

Orientation Committee for Students

The Orientation Committee for Students is charged with the design, delivery, measurement, and continuous improvement of the graduate orientation programs for new students, and to aid in developing academic and career success. Committee membership includes faculty from various departments yet having one member from each academic department is optional. Committee membership ranges from two to four years.

Committee Members

  • Jason Cavich (Chair)
  • Will Hawks
  • Xiaochuan Song
  • Arvind Gudi
  • Sara Weisfeld-Spolter
  • Albert Williams

 

Administration Members

  • Michelle Mertens-Hollman
  • Sarah Vielot-Pierre
  • Steven Harvey
  • Liza Sumulong
  • Susan Berkman

Assurance of Learning Committee

The Assurance of Learning Committee (AOL) is charged with clearly defining learning goals and objectives for each of our academic programs and communicating to all stakeholders the primary learning outcomes of each academic program. The committee systematically measures and assesses student achievement with respect to learning goals and objectives on a regular basis and no less frequently than required by our accreditors. The committee provides faculty members, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Curriculum Committee with data on student attainment for review to help identify curricular strengths and weaknesses and consider curricular changes as appropriate. Committee composition includes one faculty from each academic department. Committee service ranges from two to three years with a goal of no more than 50% of the membership rotating off the committee in a single year.

Committee Members

  • Selima Ben Mrad (Chair)
  • Adam Williams
  • Jack De Jong
  • Anne Fiedler
  • Tais Barreto
  • Florence Neymotin
  • Linda Kidwell
  • Fabienne Cadet
  • Emre Kuvvet (ex-officio)
  • Bahaudin Mujtaba (ex-officio)

Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council

The Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council (BEDI) consists of students, faculty, and staff. The advisory council's initial charge is to further develop and implement our Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic plan to support NSU’s core value of diversity.

Committee Members

  • Will Hawks
  • Linda Kidwell
  • Florence Neymotin
  • David Cho
  • Albert Williams
  • Pankaj Kumar Maskara
  • Fabienne Cadet

 

Career Development Committee

Committee Members

  • Nick Escalante (Chair)
  • Fabienne Cadet-Laborde
  • Daniel Benjamin
  • Xiaochuan Song
  • Daeun (Phillip) Lee
  • Daniel Benjamin
  • Jeff Fountain
  • H. Young Baek
  • Kathleen (Bay) O’Leary
  • Adam Williams

 

Academic Integrity Taskforce

Committee Members

  • Randi Sims (Chair)
  • Kurt Wurthmann
  • Jiao Lee
  • Kathleen (Bay) O’Leary
  • Belay Seyoum
  • Pankaj Maskara
  • Thomas Wuerzer
  • Yuliya Yurova

Admission Committees

The Admission Committees review applicants who do not meet stated admission criteria but show promise for success.

Accounting

Committee Members

  • Vikram Desai
  • Wendy Penha
  • Joung Kim
  • Linda Kidwell

MBA and MS/HRM

All MBAs, MS and HRM except for the MBA in Complex Health

Committee Members

  • Kathleen O’Leary
  • Steve Harvey
  • Tony Figueiredo
  • Arvind Gudi
  • Ramdas Chandra
  • Liza Sumulong

MBA in Complex Health

Committee Members

  • Eleanor Lawrence
  • Liza Sumulong

Public Administration

Committee Members

  • Fred Forgey
  • Adam Williams
  • Kuang-Ting Tai

Real Estate

Committee Members

  • Fred Forgey
  • Thomas Wuerzer
 
Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management

Committee Members

  • Fred Forgey
  • Pallavi Awasthi
  • Kuang-Ting Tai

NSU Committees

Honors College Faculty Committee

Committee Members

  • Julia Davidyan
  • Kershen Huang – alternate

Faculty Advisory Council

Committee Member

  • Art Weinstein

Learning Education Center Advisory Council

Committee Members

  • Anne Fiedler
  • Steve Kramer

New Program Development Committee

Committee Member

  • Fred Forgey

Institutional Review Board

Committee Members

  • Claire Gong
  • Linda Kidwell – alternate

Academic Review Committee (ARC)

Committee Member

  • Bahaudin Mujtaba

Institutional Review Committee (IRC)

Committee Member

  • Bahaudin Mujtaba

Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award Council (PRSAC)

Committee Member

  • Bahaudin Mujtaba

General Education Committee

Committee Member

  • Hyungkee Baek

University School Fellowship Committee

Committee Members

  • Julia Davidyan
  • Fred Forgey
  • Sara Weisfeld-Spolter
  • Kimberly Deranek
  • Kershen Huang
  • Ramdas Chandra
  • Najeeb Ahmed
  • Monica Paneque
  • Inigo Escalante
  • Beth Besner
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