Faculty Professional Center Committee

2014-15 Committee Members

John Carpente (MUS) Humanities
Laura Kestemberg
(PSY) Social Science
Mary Kusenda
(BCES) Natural Sciences
Brian Noll 
(BUS) Business
Joanne O'Brien (EDU) Education
Mary O'Shaughnessy (NUR) Nursing

Faculty Council Representative

Damian Hey (ENG) - Humanities

FPC Staff 

S. Rita Vanson (FPC/NUR) - Educational Technology Specialist
Anne Tumbarello (FPC/NUR) - Director/Chair of committee


Paul Van Wie (HIS) Social Science

Elected members of the FPC Committee represent the six academic divisions. Their responsibilities are:

  • Work with director in making program policy and administering the budget
  • Offer consultation and information helpful to director's decision-making
  • Solicit information from faculty about their needs
  • Provide information to director about faculty development programs
  • Assist director in implementing various faculty development programs
  • Disseminate information about activities and programs sponsored by the Center
  • Advocate for and promote the Center and its programs
  • Provide expertise in areas of Center activities
  • Assist in the development of networks and identification of resources and opportunities both on and off campus
  • Recruit members for the Center's committees
  • Initiate evaluation process of director of the Center and make recommendation to Faculty Council and VPAA

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