Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) | Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Handbook | Kent State University

Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

a. Purpose:
This elected FAC represents School Faculty members in School governance.  The FAC is structured and operates as described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The FAC is convened and chaired at least once per term by the Director who, in consultation with the FAC, sets the agenda for its meetings.  FAC members may request that items be added to the agenda.  Additional meetings of the FAC may be called by the Director, as needed. The Director is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the FAC.

b. Membership:
The Committee shall be composed of nine (9) full-time School faculty members whose terms shall be for one (1) year. Three FAC members serve as representatives to the College Advisory Committee (hereinafter the “CAC”). Each year FAC names at least one (1) new CAC representative; thus, while a usual term for an FAC member is only one (1) year, if elected to CAC, that FAC member automatically becomes a member of FAC for a second year because CAC members serve a two-year term.

All full-time faculty members are eligible for membership on the FAC. This includes full-time non-tenure track (NTT) faculty and regional campus faculty. The FAC should consist of one  (1) Faculty member from each of these seven (7) program areas* (ADED, CTTE, ECED, Literacy, MCED, C&I/At Large, and PEP)—and NTT and regional campus faculty, for a total of nine (9) FAC members elected in a school-wide election each spring semester.  * Math is not a program/degree area for this purpose.

Thus, each program area (ADED, CTTE, ECED, Literacy, MCED, C&I/At Large and PEP) should choose representatives from program faculty for the FAC ballot. The Director should encourage regional campus faculty, NTT faculty, and other faculty not nominated by their program areas to make known their interest in running for the FAC. 

Where there is insufficient interest from NTT or regional campus faculty to run for FAC, the at-large members should increase proportionally to keep the number of FAC representatives at nine (9).

c. Attendance:
Meetings are open to all School faculty members, except when personnel matters are under discussion. Only elected FAC members may vote on motions before the Committee.