The Faculty Consultative Committee represents the faculty at large and not the individual campuses, institutes, colleges, schools, or departments of the University. The Faculty Consultative Committee serves as the consulting body to the president and as executive committee of the Faculty Senate.
2021-22 Faculty Consultative Committee Leadership
2021-22 Meeting Schedule
The Faculty Consultative Committee meets Thursdays from 1-3 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance senates and committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021 and spring semester 2022.
|July 23, 2021 (Friday) - Special meeting re: COVID concerns||1-2 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|September 9, 2021||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|Spetember 23, 2021||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|October 7, 2021||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|October 21, 2021||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|November 4, 2021||noon-2:15 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|November 18, 2021||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|December 2, 2021||noon-2:15 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|December 16, 2021||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|January 20, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|February 17, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|March 3, 2022||noon-2:15 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|March 17, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|March 31, 2022||noon-2:15 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|April 7, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|April 21, 2022||noon-2:15 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|May 5, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|May 19, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|June 2, 2022||1-3 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|June 16, 2022 - Tentative||1-3 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.
Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5
H. FACULTY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
The Faculty Consultative Committee shall represent the faculty at large and not the individual campuses, institutes, colleges, schools, or departments of the University.
The Faculty Consultative Committee shall serve as the consulting body to the president and as executive committee of the Faculty Senate.
The tenured and tenure-track faculty of the Twin Cities campus and those tenured and tenure-track faculty members on the Duluth campus eligible to vote in elections for the Senate shall elect 9 members, and the tenured and tenure-track faculty of the Morris campus shall elect one faculty member. Faculty members shall be nominated and elected by procedures established by each campus faculty, subject to the following provisions:
- All members of the Faculty Consultative Committee shall hold regular appointment at the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor. Individuals holding, in addition to their professorial title, a University position carrying as any part of its title, for any percentage time, president, vice president, chancellor, provost, dean, executive director, librarian, counsel, attorney, or chief of staff at a collegiate or central administrative level may not serve on the committee. Individuals holding, in addition to their professorial title, an administrative appointment as department chair or department head (or its equivalent, such as center director) are eligible to serve on the committee.
- Each campus faculty shall submit a slate of twice as many candidates as are to be elected from its numbers. These candidates shall be nominated and certified as available according to procedures set forth by each campus assembly. The clerk of the campus assembly shall distribute election ballots and slates to all faculty members eligible to vote for members of the Senate and shall receive all returns. The election shall be held and completed by the end of spring semester. In case of a tie, the clerk shall choose the successful candidate by lot.
- For the purposes of this section only, the faculty on the Duluth campus who are eligible to vote in Senate elections shall be considered a part of the Twin Cities campus: They shall be eligible (1) to vote in elections for the Faculty Consultative Committee and (2) for nomination and election to the Faculty Consultative Committee in accord with the provisions established in these bylaws.
- The Nominating Subcommittee is responsible for identifying Twin Cities faculty candidates for the Faculty Consultative Committee. The Nominating Subcommittee shall consist of the Twin Cities voting members of the Faculty Consultative Committee (except the chair and vice chair), the chairs of Senate committees who are ex officio members of the Faculty Consultative Committee, and the immediate past voting members of the Faculty Consultative Committee. A faculty member must be eligible to serve on the Faculty Consultative Committee to serve on the Nominating Subcommittee. The Nominating Subcommittee shall elect a chair from among its members. The Nominating Subcommittee shall nominate twice as many faculty candidates for the Faculty Consultative Committee, who are confirmed as willing to serve, as are to be elected each year from the Twin Cities campus and from those faculty from the Duluth campus eligible to vote in Senate elections. To achieve balanced representation across the Twin Cities campus, the Nominating Subcommittee may choose to pair candidates. The final slate of candidates shall be announced in the Faculty Senate docket for a spring semester meeting. Additional nominations of eligible faculty, confirmed as willing to serve, may be made by: (1) petition of 12 voting members of the Twin Cities faculty, provided that the petition is in the hands of the Senate Office the day before the Faculty Senate meeting; (2) nomination on the floor of the Faculty Senate by members of the Twin Cities Faculty Delegation when the slate is presented. If the nominees are paired, any additional nomination shall specify against which pair the nominee will run. The Senate Office shall present the slate to the Twin Cities Faculty Delegation for its approval. In the event there are additional nominations, the Twin Cities Faculty Delegation will reduce the slate to twice the number to be elected by voting by secret ballot. The slate as approved shall be presented to the faculty for an election, conducted in accordance with the preceding paragraph of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.
In case of a faculty vacancy, the remaining members of the Faculty Consultative Committee by majority vote shall fill the vacancy by interim appointment until the next general election.
Articles II, Section 2(f), Article IV, Section 2(f) and Article VI, Section 2(e) of the Rules governing absences from committee meetings and Article I, Section 4 and Article III, Section 4 of Bylaws governing absences from Senate meetings shall apply to the Faculty Consultative Committee.
The chair of the Faculty Consultative Committee shall be elected by their respective members from among their number for a one-year term of office. Chairs shall be eligible for re-election to that position. The chair of the Faculty Consultative Committee shall serve as chair of the Senate Consultative Committee.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. To discuss with the president and other University officers issues or policies of the University of concern to the faculty and, as appropriate, to make recommendations concerning such matters to the Faculty Senate.
b. To initiate whatever studies it deems necessary and appropriate or to request such studies from the president or senior academic officers or from committees of the Faculty Senate.
c. To consult with the president or senior academic officers, in cooperation with the Finance and Planning Committee, on planning and on the annual budget and the biennial request.
d. To advise the president on procedures for making major administrative appointments and to participate in the selection process.
e. To receive from any faculty member notification of concerns which may require consultation with the president or senior academic officers.
a. To superintend and direct all committees of the Faculty Senate, which includes the authority to require that any committee of the Faculty Senate report on any matter within its jurisdiction within 30 days.
b. To receive recommendations of any faculty member who wishes to present a proposal to the Faculty Senate and to refer or act upon such recommendations as it deems appropriate.
c. To route to the appropriate body all documents, proposals, or papers on any matter pertaining to the affairs of the Faculty Senate.
d. To convene on a regular basis the chairs of Faculty Senate committees as a coordinating committee to discuss and track agenda items.
e. To serve as a coordinating body between the president and the Faculty Senate or a committee of the Faculty Senate.
f. To be responsible for the review, approval, and distribution of the docket for each meeting of the Faculty Senate.
g. To recommend, with the approval of the Faculty Senate, such rules of procedure as are not provided in the Constitution or Bylaws.
h. To keep the published Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules of the Faculty Senate up to date.
a. To serve as a deliberative body of the Faculty Senate on all major items it deems necessary and appropriate.
b. To act on behalf of the Faculty Senate when a decision is required prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Faculty Senate and when a decision is required when it would not be possible to convene a special meeting of the Faculty Senate in a timely fashion; such actions will be reported to the Faculty Senate at its next meeting and the Faculty Senate may then overrule the Faculty Consultative Committee.
c. To examine any action taken respecting the University by the Board of Regents, the central administration, or by another individual or body having any relationship with the University.
d. To appoint or assist in appointing, when requested, members of non-Senate committees.
e. To appoint special committees or subcommittees or to employ other devices which it deems necessary and appropriate.
f. To report regularly on any matters which, in its judgment, should be brought to the attention of the University at large or specifically to the attention and consideration of the Faculty Senate.
g. To dispose of business which appears to be not germane to the purposes of the Faculty Senate.
h. To approve editorial changes in existing administrative policies previously approved by the Faculty Senate and in Faculty Senate documents (including the constitution, bylaws, and rules), and to reflect changes in titles of administrative offices or officers; the changes will be reported to the Faculty Senate for information.
i. To correct grammatical and punctuation errors and to approve other non-substantive technical amendments in existing administrative policies previously approved by the Faculty Senate and in Faculty Senate documents (including the constitution, bylaws, and rules); such actions will be reported to the Faculty Senate at its next meeting and the Faculty Senate may then overrule the Faculty Consultative Committee.
Resolutions, Statements, and Documents
- Letter to the Board of Regents to endorse the proposal by President Gabel regarding the start of fall semester 2020 classes - August 2020
- Letter to the Board of Regents regarding Title IX regulations - August 2020
- Communication from FCC Chair Amy Pittenger regarding the Faculty Senate meeting on April 23, 2020
- Statement Regarding Financial Stringency - April 2020
- Letter to the Board of Regents Regarding Building Names and Institutional History - March 2019
- Letter to Governor Tim Walz Regarding the University's Budget Request - March 2019
- Statement in Support of the University's HEAPR Request - April 2018
- Statement on US House Tax Proposal - November 2017
- Joint Task Force for Student Mental Health Report and Summary, June 2017 (PDFs)
- Statement: Reaffirming our Values, March 2017 (PDF)
- Report of the Special Committee on Graduate Education, December 2013 (PDF)
- Reflections on Governance Service, March 2013 (PDF)
- Summer Semester Report, January 2011 (PDF)
- Metrics and Mesasurements Report, September 2008 (PDF)
- Statement on the Status of Governance, February 2008
- Instrumentalization (Lighthouse) Report, September 2004
- Instrumentalization (Lighthouse) Cover Letter, September 2004
- Academic Freedom Report, April 2004
- Future of the Research University, January 1997
Free Speech Draft Documents
News & Updates
- The Latest in Faculty Governance - No. 6 (November 12, 2021)
- The Latest in Faculty Governance - No. 5 (October 29, 2021)
- The Latest in Faculty Governance - No. 4 (October 15, 2021)
- The Latest in Faculty Governance - No. 3 (October 1, 2021)
- The FCC is featured in the MN Daily - Closing the information gap between faculty in and out of leadership (September 25, 2021)
- The Latest in Faculty Governance - No. 2 (September 17, 2021)
- The Latest in Faculty Governance - No. 1 (September 1, 2021)
- FCC letter to all faculty informing them about consultation between the FCC and the administration during summer 2020 (August 31, 2020)
Past Chairs of the FCC
Chairs of the FCC since its inception:
2020-21 Phil Buhlmann (Chemistry)
2019 - 2020 Amy Pittenger (Pharmacy)
2017 - 2019 Joseph Konstan (CSE)
2015 – 2017 Colin Campbell (Medical)
2014 – 2015 Rebecca Ropers (CEHD)
2013 – 2014 Will Durfee (CSE)
2012 – 2013 Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (CSE)
2011 – 2012 Christopher Cramer (CSE)
2010 – 2011 Kathryn VandenBosch (CBS/CFANS)
2009 – 2010 Marti Hope Gonzales (CLA)
2008 – 2009 Emily Hoover (CFANS)
2007 – 2008 Gary J. Balas (IT)
2006 – 2007 Carol L. Chomsky (Law)
2005 – 2006 Jean Bauer (CHE)
2004 – 2005 Marvin Marshak (IT)
2003 - 2004 Judith A. Martin (CLA)
2002 - 2003 Dan Feeney (Vet Med)
2001 - 2002 Joseph Massey (CNR)
1999 - 2001 Fred L. Morrison (Law)
1998 - 1999 Sara M. Evans (CLA)
1997 - 1998 Victor A. Bloomfield (CBS)
1996 - 1997 Virginia H. Gray (CLA)
1995 - 1996 Carl Adams (Mgmt)
1994 - 1995 John S. Adams (CLA)
1993 - 1994 Judith M. Garrard (Pub Hlth)
1992 - 1993 Mario F. Bognanno (Mgmt)
1991 - 1992 Thomas M. Scott (CLA)
1989 - 1991 Warren E. Ibele (IT)
1988 - 1989 Mark L. Brenner (Ag)
1987 - 1988 W. Phillips Shively (CLA)
1986 - 1987 Ellen S. Berscheid (CLA)
1985 - 1986 Deon D. Stuthman (Ag)
1984 - 1985 Jack C. Merwin (Educ)
1983 - 1984 John Howe (CLA)
1982 - 1983 Patricia Swan (Ag)
1981 - 1982 Douglas Pratt (CBS)
1980 - 1981 Marcia Eaton (CLA)
1979 - 1980 Richard Purple (Med)
1978 - 1979 Mahmood Zaidi (Mgmt)
1977 - 1978 Betty W. Robinett (CLA)
1976 - 1977 Kenneth H. Keller (IT)
1975 - 1976 Paul L. Murphy (CLA)
1974 - 1975 Leon Reisman (GC)
1972 - 1974 Sam Krislov (CLA)
1970 - 1972 Carl Auerbach (Law)
1968 - 1970 John G. Darley (CLA)
1963 - 1968 Alfred O. C. Nier (IT)
1962 - 1963 William G. Shepherd (IT)
1960 - 1962 Will M. Myers
1956 - 1960 Francis M. Boddy
1952 - 1956 William Anderson