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

2021-22 Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

The Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs meets on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance senates and committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021 and spring semester 2022.

DATE TIME LOCATION
September 14, 2021 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
October 5, 2021 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
November 2, 2021 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
December 7, 2021 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
February 1, 2022 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
March 1, 2022 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
April 5, 2022 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
May 10, 2022 3-4:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5

F. FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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

Membership

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)