Institutional Climate Committee


The purpose of the ICC is to heighten awareness of campus community members' perceptions and attitudes about KU; open up communication concerning perceptions and attitudes about KU; recommend university policies, procedures, and practices that promote more positive stakeholder perceptions and attitudes about KU; encourage teaching, research, and programs that enhance KU's climate of engagement, and transform KU into a more welcoming and inclusive place to live, work, and learn. The ICC shall serve as a consulting team for stakeholder concerns about climate that arise from the survey and from other sources, and they shall present the results of their inquiry in open forums and in campus community reports and updates. Meetings: monthly. Terms: three years. Appointees:  8 of the 17 members.

  • Membership



    Margaret Bestwick (At-Large Faculty Member Representative) **


    Juliana Svistova (At-Large Minority Faculty Member Representative)**


    Karen Stanford (At-Large Professional Staff Manager Representative)**


    Lisa Grabowski (At-Large Minority Professional Staff Manager Representative)**


    Shiyaamsundar Thiruvadi (Faculty Member from the College of Business Representative)**


    Christopher Weiler, Co-Chair (Faculty Member from the College of Education Representative)**


    Yoon Mi Kim (Faculty Member from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Representative)**


    Joseph Harasta (Faculty Member from the College of Visual & Performing Arts Representative)**


    Erin Kraal (Senate Representative)


    Jacqueline Fox (Management/Administration Representative)*


    Christine Price (Women's Center OR Commission on the Status of Women Representative)*


    Jerry Schearer (LGBTQ Resource Center OR Commission on Human Diversity Representative)*


    Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Co-Chair (APSCUF Representative)^


    Mary Bononno (AFSCME Representative)^


    Fran Cortez Funk (SUA/SCUPA Representative)^


    TBD (Undergraduate Student Representative) SGB Appointed


    TBD (Graduate Student Representative) Graduate Dean appointed


    * Ex Officio
    ** Appointed by Committee on Committees
    ^ Appointed by Union

    Union Committee Representative: To be considered for a committee union position please contact a union representative.

  • Mission & Bylaws
  • Meeting TImes

    All ICC Meetings, unless otherwise stated will be held the third Tuesday of each month

    (according to ICC Bylaws) in Beekey 121 (conference room) on the following dates:

    Fall 2019
    Spring 2020

    September 17, 2019

    February 18, 2020

    October 15, 2019

    March 17, 2020

    November 19, 2019

    April 21, 2020

    Please remember ICC's attendance requirements from our Bylaws:  Each member may miss up to one meeting per semester. Members shall find a substitute if unable to attend.  After the second unexcused missed meeting without substitute, the committee will contact the source of appointment to find a replacement.

  • Agenda & Minutes

    Agenda & Minute information are available by contacting the Senate office.

For more information please contact:

University Senate


Phone: 610.683.4675

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