Faculty Affairs


The Committee on Faculty Affairs shall advise the Senate on matters of policy concerning faculty affairs; on matters regarding the cultural, social, and material welfare of the faculty; and on matters affecting the educational environment in which the faculty works. Among the policy matters of concern to the Committee on Faculty Affairs are the following:

(a) faculty appointments
(b) policies on promotions in rank
(c) tenure
(d) policies on leaves including sabbatical leaves
(e) academic freedom
(f) rights and responsibilities including due process
(g) matters of faculty privacy
(h) affirmative action and equal opportunity
(i) faculty development
(j) faculty/student assessment outcomes issues
(k) issues that concern all faculty irrespective of the character of their appointment

In the area of its concern, the Committee on Faculty Affairs shall make recommendations for the modification of existing policies and shall assist the University administration in the formulation of new policies. It shall make recommendations to Senate Council on the establishment, reorganization, or discontinuation of organizational units pursuant to Council duties specified in Article II, Section 1 (d) of the Bylaws. It shall maintain liaison with the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee.