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University Senate Chair - Criteria
The University Senate Chair Award is awarded annually to a full-time tenured faculty member whose research, teaching, and service are seen as significant contributions to the mission and purpose of the university. Nominations and the selection of a single nominee for each college and the library are made on the basis of a vote of the entire faculty of each college and the library, respectively. Each nominee submits a five-page packet of information for review by all University Senate members. This packet, which shall be a maximum of five pages, shall cover the previous five years at Louisiana Tech. It shall include (as applicable): a list of courses taught and the overall teacher evaluation rating for each course; a statement of beliefs concerning the importance of teaching, research, and community/university service to the overall mission of the university; a selected list of publications, grants, and similar activities; and a selected list of community/university service activities. These nominees are then voted on by the University Senate. The award includes a plaque and a $2000 stipend paid through the Louisiana Tech University Senate. The award is presented during the annual fall meeting of the faculty and staff.

Any faculty member in any area may be nominated for the University Senate Chair Award in accordance with the following criteria:
  1. The nominee has a full-time, non-administrative, tenured faculty appointment; and
  2. The nominee has not previously received this award.



Officers

President
Heath Tims
Engineering and Science
318-257-3770
htims@latech.edu

Vice President
Michael Swanbom
Engineering and Science
318-257-3908
mswanbom@latech.edu

Treasurer
Kim Theodos
Applied and Natural Science
318-257-2839
ktheodos@latech.edu

Parliamentarian
Julie Rutledge
Applied and Natural Science
318-257-4456
rutledge@latech.edu

Secretary
Sandi Richardson
College of Business
318-257-3702
sandir@latech.edu

Ex-Officio President
Larry Jarrell
Education
318-257-4306
ljarrell@latech.edu

Representative
Pasquale DePaola
Liberal Arts
318-257-5263
pdepaola@latech.edu

Representative
Dewanna Blake
Applied and Natural Sciences
318-257-3081
dblake@latech.edu

Representative
Patrick O'Neal
Engineering and Science
318-257-5235
poneal@latech.edu

Representative
Julie Holmes
Education
318-257-2960
jholmes@latech.edu

Representative
Jim Cochran
College of Business
318-257-2835
jcochran@latech.edu

Representative
Boris Teske
Prescott Library
318-257-2992
teskeb@latech.edu

Representative
Marilyn Robinson
Specialized Services
318-257-2924
mrobinso@latech.edu


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