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Governance Council

The Department of Child & Family Studies has assembled a Governance Council to assist the Chair in reviewing key policies and decisions affecting the Department, including budgetary issues and long-term strategic planning. This Council will be comprised of up to six faculty, including representatives from each of the faculty career paths: Tenured (2), Research (2), Assistant/Associate In (2), and up to three members each from the Administrative and Staff personnel categories, for a total of twelve members. In addition, the CFS representatives to the CBCS Faculty Council will select one of their members to serve as the thirteenth member of the CFS Governance Council. After an initial staggered assignment period, terms on the Council will be two years in length.

The Governance Council is required to meet at least quarterly to originate, review, provide input on and, as needed, vote to endorse Departmental policies and procedures. Members of the Department are encouraged to meet with members of the Governance Council, or the Department Chair at any time to address issues of Departmental concern. It will be incumbent upon the members of the Governance Council to solicit opinions and input, both formally and informally, from the Department faculty or staff members that they represent. The Council will identify agenda items for the Departmental staff meetings, review nominations for membership on the Council, and may draft Departmental policies and/or operational recommendations. Key areas to be addressed by the Council may include the following...

CFS Governance Document

This document describes key governance structures and functions for the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at the University of South Florida and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. Download [369kb pdf]

CBCS Governance/Tenure and Promotion Documents

CFS Assigned Faculty Duties

This document describes the CFS policies and procedures for developing Assigned Faculty Duties (AFDs). These policies and procedures are designed to promote an open and equitable process for determining AFDs that will help advance CFS in its efforts to achieve its mission, build on the strengths and interests of our faculty, help support individual faculty and the overall department in their growth and development, and support the University of South Florida and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences in the achievement of their strategic goals.
CFS Assigned Faculty Duties - Download [287kb pdf]

The CFS Governance Council Membership

2017/2018 Representatives:

Members in First Year (Term ends May 31, 2019):

Tenure-Line Faculty: David Chiriboga

Research Faculty: Debra Mowry

Assistant/Associate in Research: Ruby Joseph

Administrative: Brenda Clark

Staff: Eric Biel, Aleatha Neal

CBCS Faculty Council Alternate Representative to CFS Governance Council

Marilyn Stern

Members in Second Year (Term ends May 31, 2018):

Tenure-Line Faculty: Andrew Samaha

Research Faculty: Norin Dollard

Assistant/associate in Research: Karen Cox

Administrative: Sarah Balmer, Tracy-Ann Gilbert Smith

Staff: Sonya Jones [Vice Chair)

CBCS Faculty Council Representative to CFS Governance Council

Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga

Agendas & Minutes

Monday, March 21, 2017: Agendas | Minutes
Monday, December 6, 2016: Agendas | Minutes
Monday, December 7, 2015: Agendas | Minutes
Monday, August 21, 2015: Agendas | Minutes
Monday, June 8, 2015: Agendas  | Minutes  | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, March 16, 2015: Agendas  | Minutes | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, December 8, 2014: Agendas | Minutes | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, September 9, 2014: Agendas | Minutes  | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, June 19, 2014: Agendas  | Minutes  | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Monday, December 16, 2013: Agendas  | Minutes | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, September 12, 2013: Agendas | Minutes | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Friday, June 21st, 2013: Agendas | Minutes | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, March 21st, 2013: Agendas | Minutes | Faculty Subcommittee Minutes
Thursday, December 13, 2012: Agenda  | Minutes
Thursday, October 11, 2012: Agenda  | Minutes
Thursday, July 24, 2012: Agenda | Minutes
Friday, May 11, 2012: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, December 8, 2011: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, August 11, 2011: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, June 9, 2011: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, April 14, 2011: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, February 10, 2011: Agenda | Minutes