Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5


The Faculty Affairs Committee is concerned with policies and procedures that influence the personal and professional welfare of the faculty and postdoctoral fellows/associates.


The Faculty Affairs Committee shall be composed of:
at least 10 faculty members,
2 academic professional members,
1 graduate assistant,
1 undergraduate student,
2 postdoctoral fellows/associates, and
ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Faculty Senate.

Faculty, academic professional, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Postdoc members shall be appointed by the Postdoctoral Association. The chair of the committee shall be a tenured faculty member.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To examine all policies and procedures of the University which influence the professional and personal welfare of the faculty and postdoctoral fellow/associates, and to recommend improvements in the design and implementation of faculty personnel policies, including such matters as tenure and promotion (in conjunction with the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee), salary and benefits, faculty development, and hiring and retirement alternatives.

b. To examine and propose University policies and programs associated with faculty development.

c. To examine and propose benefit options and benefit option counseling available for current and retired faculty (with the assistance of the Employee Benefits Department).

d. To review the options, performance, and reporting of the Faculty Retirement Plan, with the assistance of the University's Office of Asset Management and Employee Benefits Offices and recommend appropriate changes.

e. To monitor any legislation and other policies affecting faculty or postdoctoral fellow/associate welfare.

f. Interact with the P&A Consultative Committee on all items that jointly impact academic staff and faculty, such as benefits and retirement.

g. To recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/19/16)

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