Committees

 

Administrative and Committee Assignments

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

 

I.  OFFICERS:

 

HeadM. Meléndez

 

Associate HeadM. Bowles            

            

Director of Graduate StudiesJ. Irigoyen-García

 

Advisors to first year M.A. Students

                       Spanish Linguistics: Bowles

                       Hispanic Literatures: Irigoyen-García

                       Portuguese: Karam

 

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish Abbott

              

Director of Education Abroad Escobar

 

Undergraduate Advisor in Spanish (including Honors and Study Abroad)Robles

 

Director of Introductory Spanish Language Waters

            

Director of 4th Semester Spanish LanguageCarollo

            

Director of Advanced Spanish LanguageHenshaw

 

Director of Basic Language Instruction for Portuguese Goebel

 

Undergraduate Advisor in PortugueseKaram

 

ParliamentarianTolliver

 

Graduate Student Representative to Departmental MeetingsJone Vicente

 

Basque Studies MentorHualde

 

Catalan Studies Mentor - Tolliver

 

Course Supervisors (AY 2019-2020):

 

SPAN 232 – Abbott

SPAN 252 – Jegerski

SPAN250  Martínez-Quiroga

SPAN 254 – Goldman

SPAN 303 – Hualde

SPAN 305 – MacDonald (Spring)

SPAN 307 – Bowles

SPAN 308 – Escobar

SPAN 318 – Irigoyen García

SPAN 324 Meléndez

 

II.  STANDING COMMITTEES

 

Advisory Committee [elected]- Irigoyen (2018-2020), Tolliver (2018-2020), Ledesma (2019-2021), MacDonald (2019-2021), Bowles (ex officio)

 

Study Abroad Committee: Escobar (Chair), Abbott, Bowles, Goldman, Robles, Arkaitz Ibarretxe (student)

 

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions- Irigoyen (Chair), Hualde (Spanish Linguistics), Jegerski (Spanish Linguistics), Karam (Portuguese), Ledesma (Latin American Literature)

                      

Committee on Graduate Awards – Irigoyen (Chair, ex officio), Hualde, Ledesma, MacDonald

                        

Area Review Committees on Graduate Progress (including course scheduling and strategic planning within the group):

                      

             Spanish Linguistics: Hualde (Chair), Bowles, Escobar, Jegerski, MacDonald, Montrul

                                                   

Spanish, Latin American Literatures/Cultures: Ledesma (Chair), Cervantes, Delgado, Fornoff, Goldman, Irigoyen-García, Karam, Meléndez, Tolliver

 

Portuguese: Karam (Chair), Goebel

                                                         

Committee on Undergraduate Awards (Flores, Jugenheimer, Alvaro Monserrat Llardén, Borgeson, Pasquariello): Abbott (Chair), Escobar, Karam, Martínez-Quiroga

                                                                 

Curriculum Committee: Jegerski (Chair), Abbott (ex officio), Goldman, Henshaw, Irigoyen (ex officio), Karam, Robles (ex officio), Iker García (student)

                                             

Policy & Development – Tolliver (Chair), Fornoff, Goebel, Henshaw, Miren Antón (student)

 

Capricious Grading Committee [elected -3] – Montrul (Chair, 17-20), Karam (18-21), Cervantes (19-22), María Arruti (student)

 

Lectures & Arrangements Committee – Fornoff (Chair), Jegerski, Tolliver, Lucía Sánchez (student)

            

Academic Integrity Violations Appeals Committee (elected-3): Goldman (Chair), Fornoff, Tolliver

 

Faculty Annual Review Committees: (Evaluations must be completed by April 21 for non-tenure track

                                                             faculty and by May 15 for tenure track)

             Assistant Professors: All tenured faculty (Associate and Full professors)

             Associate Professors: Delgado, Hualde, Escobar, Meléndez, Montrul

             Non-tenure track faculty: Advisory committee (other faculty may be recruited if needed)

 

P&T Committee for Promotion from Associate Professor to Full: Delgado, Hualde, Escobar, Meléndez,and

Montrul         

 

III.  AD HOC

 

Darlene Wolf Fellowship – Montrul (Chair), Hualde, Jegerski,

 

Non-departmental Awards for Excellence – Goldman (Chair), Carollo, Martínez-Quiroga, Montrul

(This is a committee that identifies awards in LAS or campus and suggests nominations from our faculty)

 

Website committee: Ledesma (Chair), Irigoyen, MacDonald, Aritz Regoyo (student)

 

Newsletter committee: Meléndez (Chair), Abbott, Cervantes, Escobar

 

Scheduling and Timetable committee: Bowles (Chair), Carollo, Henshaw, Waters, Aritz Regoyo

 

Proficiency evaluation committee (Fulbright, Study Abroad, other): Martínez Quiroga (Chair), Carollo,

Goebel, Henshaw, Waters

 

Spanish in the US Search Committee: Escobar (Chair), Bowles, Cervantes

 

 

 

IV.  NON-DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEES (School, College, Campus and U of I System wide) As August 26, 2019

 

  • Bowles, Melissa:
    • AS Policy and Development Committee
    • LAS Foreign Language Accommodations Committee
    • Committee to Review Pamela Greene, Director of FLTE

 

  • Delgado, Luisa Elena:
    • LAS Faculty Excellence Task Force
    • COHORT Committee
    • LAS Humanities Council Committee (representing the School)

 

  • Escobar, Anna María:
    • SLCL Executive Committee 
    • LAS - National and International Scholarships Program - Fulbright Program

 

  • Fornoff, Carolyn:
    • Fulbright Fall Review Student Application Committee 

 

  • Henshaw, Florencia:
    • Executive Committee of CLIC

 

  • Goldman, Dara:
    • Strategic planning working group IV — Strengthen our Resources, Visibility, and Impact 
    • Mortensen Center Advisory Committee 
    • Fulbright Review Committee 
    • PJCS Executive Committee

 

  • Hualde, José Ignacio:
    • Campus Research Board                                     
    • P& T Committee Chair, Linguistics Dept (Shosted)
    • P & T Committee member, EALC Dept (Shih)

 

  • Irigoyen-García, Javier:
    • LAS Global Studies, Faculty Advisory Committee

 

  • Jegerski, Jill:
    • Executive committee for the SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education)

 

  • Karam, John:
    • Funding Initiative for Multiracial Democracy, Campus Research Board, Ad Hoc Committee Member
    • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Advisory Committee Member
    • Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Associate Director and Advisory Board Member

 

  • MacDonald, Jonathan:
    • LAS Committee on Academic Standards (CAS)
    • Fulbright Fall Review Student Application Committee

 

  • Meléndez, Mariselle:
    • Humanities Council Committee, chair (elected)
    • 2019-20 University of Illinois President’s Executive Leadership Program (PELP) Fellow (elected)
    • 2019-2020 LAS Working Group for Strategic Plan on Diversity and Inclusion (appointed)

 

  • Montrul, Silvina:
    • Member Executive Committee Social and Behavioral Sciences Center 
    • Program Review Evaluation Committee (Provost Office) 
    • University Scholars Selection Committee (Office of Vice-Chancellor for Research)
    • National and International Scholarships Programs

 

  • Robles, Tasha:
    • Social Justice Education Committee
    • Career Certificate Training (Fall 2019)
    •  Student Success Initiative
    • Latino Family Visit Day (Fall 2019)
    •  LAS General Education Committee

 

  • Tolliver, Joyce
    • University Senates Conference (elected)
    • University Senates Conference Executive Committee (elected)
    • Faculty Advisory Committee for System Academic Affairs (appointed)
    • Academic Senate representative for SP (elected)
    • Humanities Council Committee (representing Center for Translation Studies)
    • EO’s advisory group (representing Center for Translation Studies)

 

 

VI. Administrative Positions

  • Delgado, Elena: Director of SLCL
  • Goldman, Dara: Director Program in Jewish Culture and Society
  • Tolliver, Joyce: Director Center for Translation Studies

 

 

VII.  SPGO – Graduate Student Organization

President:  Laura Cummings

Vice President: Aritz Regoyo

Treasurer: Marco Parodi

Secretary: Cristina Gonzalez

Representative to Faculty Meetings: Jone Vicente Urrutia

Social Event Coordinator: Sara Saez

 

GEO Steward: Sara Saez

 

VIII.  OFFICE STAFF

Staff Supervisor, Administrative Associate to the Director of FLB – TBA

EO Support - Office Mgr. for Classics, Translation Studies, Medieval Studies – TBA

EO Support - Office Mgr. for Linguistics & Modern Greek – Dee Bates

EO Support – Office Administrator for SP, SLATE, ULAC, Study Abroad– Katie Walker