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.


The Faculty Affairs Committee shall be composed of at least 10 members of the faculty, two members of the academic professional staff, one graduate assistant and one undergraduate student, one postdoctoral fellow/associate, and ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Faculty Senate. Faculty, academic professional, and student members shall be nominated by the Committee on Committees with the approval of the Faculty Senate. Postdoc members shall be appointed by the Postdoctoral Association. The chair (or his/her designee) shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of the Faculty Consultative Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To examine all policies and procedures of the University which influence the professional and personal welfare of the faculty, and to recommend improvements in the design and implementation of faculty personnel policies, including such matters as tenure and promotion (in conjunction with the 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 welfare.

f. Interact with the Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators (CAPA) 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: 4/11/13)

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