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 Affairs Committee shall be composed of:
at least 10 faculty members,
2 academic professional members,
1 graduate assistant,
1 undergraduate student,
1 postdoctoral fellow/associate, 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.
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
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.
recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it
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