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Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)

GSE&IS' Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) membership and information

About the FEC 

FEC Members

Meeting Dates and Locations

Representatives to the UCLA Academic Senate Legislative Assembly



About GSE&IS' Faculty Executive Committee

The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) is the elected representative body of the Faculty of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. It functions as an arm of the Academic Senate and per its by-laws, provides general oversight of the welfare of the students, faculty, and staff of the School; advises the Dean on academic policies, long‑range planning, budget considerations, and allocation of Faculty positions with the School; and reviews and responds to proposed University policies.


Members of the FEC are elected from and by the Academic Senate members of the faculty of GSE&IS and are expected to represent the interests of their faculty constituents. In addition to the Chair and the Chair-elect, the membership includes:

  • Three Education Faculty, elected by the Department of Education faculty (2 year terms);
  • Two Information Studies Faculty, elected by the Department of Information Studies faculty (2 year terms);
  • Two Faculty members, elected at large (2 year terms)


    The FEC also includes the following non-voting members:

    • The Dean, Associate Deans, and Department Chairs (ex officio);
    • Two professional faculty members, one from each department;
    • Two student representatives, one from each department.


      Although the FEC formally represents the Senate Faculty, we consider it our responsibility to represent the interests of all faculty members of the School without regard for their eligibility for Senate membership. Meetings are open to all members of the faculty.


      Faculty Executive Committee Members 2020-21

      Edith Omwami, Chair
      Greg Leazer, Chair Elect
      Ellen Pearlstein, Federica Raia, Members-at-Large
      Alison Bailey, Mitch Chang, Teresa McCarty, Education Representatives
      Miriam Posner, TBD, Information Studies Representatives
      Christina “Tina” Christie, SE&IS Interim Dean, ex-officio
      Jody Priselac, SE&IS Associate Dean, ex-officio
      Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, SE&IS Associate Dean, ex-officio
      Anne Gilliland, SE&IS Associate Dean, ex-officio
      Megan Franke, Education Department Interim Chair, ex-officio
      Jeffrey Prager, Information Studies Department Interim Chair, ex-officio
      Imelda Nava, Education Department Professional Faculty Representative
      Dee Winn, Information Studies Department Professional Faculty Representative
      Christine Liboon, Education Student Representative
      TBD, Information Studies Student Representative


      Meeting Dates and Locations 2020-21

      Meetings are open to all GSE&IS academic personnel. In 2020-21, all meetings will take place on the following Fridays, from 12:00-2:00 (*except December 4):

      November 6
      December 4 *(3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
      February 5
      March 5
      April 9
      May 7
      June 4


      GSE&IS Representatives to the UCLA Academic Senate Legislative Assembly

      The Legislative Assembly is empowered to act in all matters for the Los Angeles Division, subject to provisions of Divisional bylaws. Members of the Assembly approve all changes to the Senate Bylaws and Regulations, ratify slates for each of the Senate’s Standing Committees as recommended by the Committee on Committees, review and approve annual reports of each of the Standing Committees, and consider campus-wide issues.  Assembly members elect the six at-large members of the Senate's Executive Board, choosing three each Spring quarter. The Legislative Assembly meets four times a year, in the months of November, February, April, and June.


      Departments are allotted one voting member for each 20 Senate members, with every department allotted at least one member. For more information, see


      Representatives for Education

      • David Garcia
      • Lorena Guillen
      • Ananda Marin


      Representative for Information Studies  

      • Michelle Caswell