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Faculty Affairs Committee

As mandated by the Constitution of the University Faculty Senate, Rev. May 8, 2008.

11.f. The Faculty Affairs Committee will promote the general professional development of both the full-time faculty and part-time and adjunct faculty (those hired under F3, G3 and F4 contracts). The committee will:

  • promote excellence in classroom teaching and professional creativity.
  • address the concerns of part-time and adjunct faculty.
  • consider changes in the Faculty Policy Manual (FPM).
  • consider changes to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty Senate.
  • serve as a liaison to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

The committee will also serve as the Nominations Committee for Faculty Senate Officers. It will be responsible for the presentation of at least one set of candidates for all elective offices of the Faculty Senate. Committee members who intend to nominate themselves or stand for nomination to elective office for the following year will recuse themselves from this part of the committee's activity. The committee will accept and collect all other nominations from Faculty Senate members and present these to the Faculty Senate without denoting the source of the nomination. It is the responsibility of the committee to ensure that each candidate it presents is fully aware of the duties and obligations of that office.

The chair will be a Faculty Senator. The committee chair or a chair-designated committee member will serve as one of the three faculty members on the Faculty Senate/Deans' Joint Committee.

The committee will have a minimum of nine members, including at least one full-time faculty member from each college and at least two part-time or adjunct faculty.

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