Faculty Senate

Mission of the Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate consists of twelve full time faculty members who have been elected by the Faculty of Trocaire College. Our mission is to promote the general welfare of the faculty. We work with administration to resolve faculty concerns related to academic issues. For more information on the role of Faculty Senate click on Faculty Senate Administrative Policy#142

The Senate:

  • Participates in the decision-making process in regards to academic policies and procedures
  • Represents faculty interests and viewpoints at College meetings
  • Identifies and responds to faculty/academic concerns
  • Promotes communication among faculty, administration and staff

Fall 2020 Meeting Schedule

Monday September 14th, 2020 – 12pm

Wednesday October 14th, 2020 – 9AM

Monday November 16th, 2020 – 12Pm

Wednesday December 16th, 2020 – 9AM

Please join us, meetings are open to Trocaire College Faculty and Staff. Email [email protected] if you’d like a zoom invitation to participate from off campus.

Faculty Senators for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Daniel Nickolai, President
Amy Zielinski, 1st Vice President
Mitch Tucker, 2nd Vice President
Kelly Wallace, Communications Secretary
Amy Breski, Treasurer
Philip Fiorello
Joanna Hillman
Cindy Leffel
Solomon Nelson
Rachel McCormick
Monica Wilson

Contact us with any concerns or to get involved!
To email all 12 Senators directly use [email protected]
To email Senate leadership use [email protected]

The Faculty Senate Constitution

The Faculty Senate Constitution was voted on and approved by its members at the May 2019 Senate meeting. Please click on Constitution Spring2019__Final for full information on the operating policies and procedures of the Senate. The Faculty Senate Constitution is currently being revised (Fall 2020).

 

Spring 2020 Faculty Initiative Grant Recipients

The Faculty Senate would like to congratulate the following faculty members on submitting and receiving grant awards for the spring 2020 semester. Each application was blinded and reviewed by the Faculty Senate Innovative grant committee; awards were granted based on the achievable goals of each project.

Amy Przepasniak-Breski, Ph.D.

  • Understanding Organizational Psychology through Core Values of the Mercy Mission.

Kelly Wallace, Ph.D, M.S. 

  • Comparing traditional classroom achievement to a technologically integrated format: What works best for PTECH students?

Joanna Hillman. Ph.D

  • Increasing student preparedness and performance through pre-lecture assessment.

 

The Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook is intended to help full time and part time faculty as educators at Trocaire College, including all the policies and procedures, and access to forms and other pertinent information. The Faculty Handbook is intended to help full time and part time faculty as educators at Trocaire College, including all the policies and procedures, and access to forms and other pertinent information. Faculty Handbook FALL 2018

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