UT Dallas' SACSCOC Project

Faculty Fifth-Year Committee

The Faculty Fifth-Year Committee will work in concert with the Fifth-Year Leadership Team by reviewing, discussing, and making recommendations for improved UT Dallas policies and/or processes in relation to the faculty Principles of Accreditation when applicable. The committee’s co-chairs will also serve on the Fifth-Year Leadership Team.

The Faculty Fifth-Year Committee will meet at least twice during the fall and spring semesters, beginning in January 2022 and ending in February 2024, and will determine whether additional meetings are needed. The committee will inform how UT Dallas considers the Principles in the context of its evolving infrastructure, by discussing relevant topics, such as appropriate faculty size, coherent programs of study, and adequate academic and student support services offered by UT Dallas.

Dr. Serenity Rose King, chair of the Fifth-Year Leadership Team, will provide context and clarification if invited by the committee to attend a future meeting. Vy Trang will also provide technical support as needed.

Member

Title

Representing

Christi Nielsen

Co-Chair of the Faculty Fifth-Year Committee; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Instruction

School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication; Council for Undergraduate Education

Dr. Syam Menon

Co-Chair of the Faculty Fifth-Year Committee; Professor; Chair of Committee on Educational Policy (CEP)

Naveen Jindal School of Management; CEP

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia

Professor

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science; Academic Senate

Dr. Salena M. Brody

Professor of Instruction

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences  

Dr. Francesca Filbey

Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Mentoring

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Academic Affairs and Provost

Dr. Michael Kesden

Associate Professor; Vice Speaker of the Faculty

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

Dr. Syed Naqvi

Assistant Professor of Instruction

School of Interdisciplinary Studies; Academic Senate  

Dr. Irina Panovska

Associate Professor

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Dr. Shilyh Warren

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor; Vice Speaker of the Faculty

School of Arts and Humanities; Graduate Council