The Faculty Affairs Committee shall consider questions, policies, procedures and cases concerning conditions of faculty employment, professional conduct, and professional rights and responsibilities. Additionally, the Committee shall oversee certain School of Liberal Arts awards, including the following: Outstanding Tenure-line Faculty, Outstanding Lecturer, Outstanding Associate Faculty, and Distinguished Student awards. Guidelines for these awards shall be announced annually by the Committee.
The Committee shall consist of seven members: four full-time faculty, an associate faculty member, a designated Executive Committee representative (all six with voting privileges), and a non-voting School administrative officer designated by the Dean. By majority vote of committee members, the School officer may be excused from certain committee deliberations.
Each spring the Executive Committee will invite volunteers from the School's associate faculty and appoint one continuing associate faculty member for a one-year term, renewable for up to three terms. The associate faculty representative will need to be ratified by the majority vote of those present and voting at the first fall Faculty Assembly (see Art. 1, Sec. 1). The inability of the Executive Committee to appoint an interested and qualified associate faculty member shall in no way inhibit the ability of the committee to function.