C12 Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee

FUNCTION: To advise the Faculty Council and the president on matters pertaining to the responsibilities, rights, and welfare of graduate student academic employees.

COMPOSITION: Five (5) voting members of the General Faculty for three (3) year staggered terms; one (1) staff graduate coordinator for a two (2) year term; and one (1) teaching assistant, one (1) assistant instructor, and one (1) graduate research assistant. Student members shall be appointed by the president from a panel of names submitted by the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The chair of the Graduate Assembly shall appoint one (1) member of the Graduate Assembly for a one (1) year term as an ex officio voting member of the committee. One (1) representative from the Graduate School shall serve as an ex officio non-voting administrative advisor.

Member E-mail Address Book (comma delimited

Member E-mail Address Book (semi-colon delimited


11- Noon

October 17
November 14
January 30
March 6
April 17

Via Zoom

Annual Report

2022-2023 Membership

Sonia Paban, Associate Professor, Physics

Chair Elect
Michelle Habeck, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance


Melissa Murphy, Associate Professor of Instruction, Spanish and Portuguese (replaced former member fall 2022)
Catherine E. Weaver, Associate Professor, Public Affairs


Kelley A. Crews, Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment
Sonia Paban, Associate Professor, Physics


Michelle Habeck, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

2022-2023 Faculty Council Representatives

Josh M Cisler, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychiatry
Andrea C Gore, Professor, College of Pharmacy

Staff Members


Alicia Zapata, Graduate Program Administrator

Student Members


A H M Zuberi Ashraf, Graduate Student Assembly representative
Yiqiu (Echo) Yan, Graduate Student Assembly representative
Ashley Garcia, Graduate Student Assembly representative

Administrative Advisers


TBD, Graduate Assembly Representative (with vote)
James H. Cox, Graduate Studies Representative (without vote)