The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) | Department of Geography Handbook | Kent State University

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

The FAC is structured and operates as described in the applicable CBA. Tenure-track members of the FAC are elected directly by all tenure-track faculty of the Department.  The Non-Teure track member of the FAC is elected directly by all non-tenure-track faculty of the Department.  FAC terms are for three (3) years.  Elections are conducted in the Spring Semester and the FAC members assume office at the beginning of the Fall Semester.   The FAC shall consist of four tenured and tenure‐track faculty members, one of which must be from a regional campus, along with one full-time non-tenure track faculty member.

The FAC is convened and chaired at least once per term by the Chair 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 Chair, as needed, or upon a request by at least one‐half of the members of the FAC.  The FAC elects one (1) member to act as the Department representative to the College Advisory Committee (hereinafter “CAC”). The FAC shall advise the Chair on the hire of all part‐time instructors in Geography on the Kent Campus.