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CSUSM Academic Senate

(Academic Senate, Executive Committee and other committee rosters prior to 21/22 are linked at the bottom of this page.)

Senate Parliamentarian:  Konane Martinez 22/23

Voting Members of the CSUSM Academic Senate

SENATE OFFICERS 22/23 SEAT/TERM
Yvonne Nalani Meulemans Senate Chair 21-23
Alison R. Scheer-Cohen Senate Vice Chair 22-24
Rika Yoshii Senate Secretary 22/23
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Representatives TERM
Emily Tarr 21-23
VACANT 22/23
Hedayat Alibeiki 21-23
Dongnyoung Kim 22-24
VACANT 22-24
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - Representatives TERM
Deanna Schmidt 21-23
Anthony Matranga 21-23
Teru Toyokawa 21-23
Devan Romero 21-23
Rong-Ji Chen 21-23
Paul Stuhr 21-23
Susan Andera 22-24
Moses Ochanji 22-24
Sinem Siyahhan 22-24
Brooke Soles 22-24
Laurie Stowell 22-24
 COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES - Representatives TERM
Jason Perez 21-23
Lori Walkington 21-23
Sheri-Lynn Kurisu 21-23
Laurette McGuire 21-23
Xiaoye She 21-23
VACANT 21-23
VACANT 22/23
Nathan Carnes 21-23
Suzanna Krivulskaya 21-23
VACANT 22/23
Allison Merrick 21-23
Fredi Avalos 22-24
Dustin Calvillo 22-24
Marion Geiger 22-24
Darel Engen 22-24
Maria Gomez-Martin 22-24
Gloria Pindi 22-24
Jocelyn Ahlers 22-24
Judit Hersko 22-24
Cynthia Melendrez 22-24
Sharon Elise 22-24
VACANT 22-24
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS - Representatives TERM
Ali Ahmadinia 22/23
Yongjie Zheng 22/23
Matthew Escobar 21-23
Xiaoyu Zhang 21-23
Andre Kundgen 22-24
Yanyan Li 22-24
Hamed Nademi 22-24
Karno Ng 22-24
VACANT 22-24
LIBRARY - Representatives TERM
Talitha Matlin 21-23
VACANT 22-24
SSP-AR - Representative TERM
Jay Robertson-Howell 21-23
PART-TIME LECTURERS - Representatives TERM
Kris Kirschbaum 21-23
Heather Cook 22/23
Ashley Gragido 22-24
John Drewe 22-24
Suzanne Hizer 22-24
ASCSU - Representatives TERM
David Barsky F22-S25
Michelle Ramos Pellicia F21-S24
STAFF - Representative TERM
Alejandra Sanchez 21-23
CSUSM ASSOCIATED STUDENTS, INC. - 22/23 Representative  TITLE
Ernest Cisneros ASI Vice President of Student and University Affairs
CHAIRS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES (excluding PTC) - 22/23 REPRESENTING
Quinn Keefer Academic Policy Committee (APC)
Joely Proudfit Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee (ARACSJC)
Alan Styles Budget & Long-range Planning Committee (BLP) Co-Chair
Rika Yoshii Budget & Long-range Planning Committee (BLP) Co-Chair
Staci Beavers Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC)
Glen Brodowsky General Education Committee (GEC)
Terri Metzger Lecturer Committee (LC)
Sandra Doller Nominations, Elections, Appointments & Constitution Committee (NEAC)
Sajith Jayasinghe Program Assessment Committee (PAC) 
Rebeca Perren Student Affairs Committee (SAC)
Kristin Stewart Technology Policy & Advisory Committee (TPAC)
Cecilia Uy-Tioco University Curriculum Committee (UCC)

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS (non-voting)
Non-voting/ex-officio members  include the CSUSM President, Provost, Vice Provost, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents and Deans within Academic Affairs; CFA representative(s); Parliamentarian; and, immediate past Senate Chair (unless serving as Senate officer or Senator).

Academic Senate Task Force to Overhaul Student Opinion Surveys on Teaching Instruments

Task Force Member Link to SharePoint

Task Force Member Link to TEAMS

Meetings:  Tuesdays, 10 to 11 AM, via Zoom (through Summer)

Task Force Charge:  This task force is charged with evaluating and, as needed, recommending changes to CSUSM's Student Opinion Surveys on Teaching Instruments (CBA, Article 15.15) to reduce bias and increase the effectiveness of student evaluations based on an examination of relevant research literature and effective practices.  The task force's work product shall be a recommended set of new instruments, to be approved by the Academic Senate, designed with the following goals in mind:
-  Capture meaningful student input on course instruction and instructor effectiveness that can be utilized to improve pedagogy and evaluate performance;
-  Eliminate/minimize/mitigate bias against instructors;
-  Maximize student participation (particularly in online-only distribution and collection); and
-  Develop questions relevant to varying modalities (online and hybrid instruction, for example).

TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP - REPRESENTING MEMBER          (Spring, Summer, Fall 2022)
Faculty Affairs Committee Member (Fall 22) Ruoxi Li, Political Science, CHABSS
Student Affairs Committee Member (Fall 22) and Student Representative Stephania Rey, Student
Lecturer Committee Member (Fall 22) and Lecturer Representative Erika Shuh, Modern Language Studies, CHABSS
Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee Member (Fall 22) and Lecturer Representative Lucia Gordon, Communication, CHABSS
CEHHS Representative Devin Jindrich, Kinesiology, CEHHS
CoBA Representative Qi Sun, Finance, CoBA
CSTEM Representative Kambiz Hamadani, Chemistry and Biochemistry, CSTEM
Additional Lecturer Representative (total 3) Janette Larson, Literature and Writing Studies, CHABSS
CFA Representative Lori Walkington, Sociology, CHABSS
Institutional Planning & Analysis Representative Cameron Stevenson, Interim Director, Institutional Planning & Analysis
Faculty Center Representative Rebecca Lush, Incoming Faculty Center Director
Faculty Affairs Representative Dmitri Ranieri
Dean Representative (Provost's Designee) Jackie Trischman, Dean, CSTEM

Archive of Senate Rosters, Senate Standing Committees, and other committees whose members are appointed by NEAC or elected via Senate election.