Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules of the University Faculty Senate

Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

(a) The Faculty Advisory Committee to the President, hereinafter referred to as the Faculty Advisory Committee, shall be an instrumentality of the Senate without legislative authority. It shall represent the Senate and thus the faculty at large as an advisory and consultative body to the President of the University. It shall provide advice and consultation to the President on matters of general concern to the faculty pertaining to the welfare and effectiveness of the University. (See Article I of the Constitution.) Topics for discussion may include any matter initiated either by the President or the committee. The committee shall report regularly to the Senate. The term of office for members of this committee shall begin with the passing of the gavel at the last regular Senate meeting of each Senate year.

(b) The committee shall participate regularly in Senate Council deliberations.

(c) The Faculty Advisory Committee shall include:

(1) Chair of the Senate

(2) Chair-Elect of the Senate

(3) Immediate Past Chair of the Senate

(4) Secretary of the Senate

(5) Three elected faculty members chosen for three year staggered terms with the following exclusions:

(i) The President’s immediate staff
(ii) The immediate staff of the Executive Vice President and Provost, including Vice Provosts and Associate and Assistant Vice Provosts
(iii) Other Vice Presidents, including Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents, Academic Deans and Campus Chancellors
(iv) Those holding affiliate academic appointments.
(v) The elected faculty members shall be chosen at the same time and in the same manner as Senate Officers. At least one of the elected members of the committee must always be from a location other than University Park while at least one elected member must be from University Park. In case an elected faculty member resigns, the candidate in the most recent election receiving the highest number of votes of those not elected will complete the term provided there are two or more eligible candidates and provided representation of both University Park and a location other than University Park is maintained. Otherwise a special election will be held to fill the vacancy.

(d) Any member of the Faculty Advisory Committee who is not a member of the Senate shall have all the rights and privileges of a regular member of the Senate while continuing to serve on the Faculty Advisory Committee. Such individuals shall not be counted as members of academic voting units.