ANDREW VALLS (at OSU since 2003), Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts.
FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Liberal Arts Senator, 2006-present.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS SERVICE: Curriculum Committee, 2006-08; Scholarship Committee, 2006-07; Research Grant Selection Committee, 2005; and Faculty Council, 2004-07.
Candidate Statement: I have agreed to be nominated for the Faculty Senate EC because of my commitment to faculty governance. I think I bring a particular strength on curricular matters, which would include the reconsideration of the baccalaureate core requirements that is on the horizon. I think I can make a distinctive contribution to the EC on this subject as a member of CLA, which teaches much of the bacc core, and because of my experience as the chair of my department's curriculum committee and my membership on the CLA curriculum committee.