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Faculty Council

Faculty Council is a representative, legislative and recommending body of the faculty at Monmouth University. The body consists of 6 at large members and 13 regular members representing 6 schools and the Library. Faculty also serves on 16 standing committees. Faculty Council, as authorized by the Monmouth University Board of Trustees, legislates in the following areas: standards for admission, registration, and retention of students; programs, curricula, and outcomes; requirements for earned degrees; standards for instruction; standards for college-funded research and professional development; professional responsibility; standards for academic freedom; qualifications for faculty rank and tenure. Responsibilities of the Faculty Council also include: development and review of academic policies and programs in order to maintain academic excellence and relevance; consideration, for presentation to the faculty, reports and proposals from the standing committees of the faculty, and creating ad hoc committees of the Council; initiating and presenting proposed legislation to the faculty; calling special meetings of the faculty; and acting in behalf of the faculty if there is insufficient time for a meeting of the faculty.

Executive Committee of the Council consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Governance Secretary and an Executive Secretary. Executive Committee meets with the Provost, in a shared governance process, to set agendas for Faculty Council and Full Faculty meetings.

Faculty governance is a part of the shared governance process endorsed by the Monmouth University. Participation of faculty in the governing process is important as it assures academic health of the University and protects faculty rights.

Meeting Times

Faculty Council meets on the second Wednesday of November, December, February, April and May, and on the fourth Friday of September, October, January, February, March and April.

2021-2022 Officers & Members of Faculty Council

Photo of Dr. Rose Knapp

Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C


Associate Professor;
Graduate Faculty


Photo of Pedram P. Daneshgar

Pedram Daneshgar, Ph.D.

Vice Chair



Photo of Lilly Steiner, Ed.D.

Lilly Steiner, Ed.D.

Executive Secretary

Associate Professor;
Literacy Program Director


William Schreiber

William Schreiber, Ph.D.

Governance Secretary

Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Science;
Faculty Council Governance Secretary


At Large

Guggenheim Memorial Library

Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Area I

Area II

Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies

  • Andi Hope, Health Studies (June 30, 2023)

Leon Hess Business School

School of Science

School of Education

School of Social Work

Faculty Council Representative to FAMCO: Michele Van Volkom (June 30, 2022)

FAMCO Representative to Faculty Council: Jeff Jackson (June 30, 2022)