College Advisory Committee (CAC)

  1. Purpose of the CAC

    1. The purpose of the College Advisory Committee is to fulfill the requirements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement in relation to faculty participation in College governance and to advise the dean.
  2. CAC Membership

    1. The CAC shall consist of the following elected Faculty Organization members:
      1. Two tenured/tenure-track and one full-time non-tenure track faculty shall be elected to the CAC from the Aeronautics Academic Program Area Faculty Organization members.
      2. Two tenured/tenure-track and one full-time non-tenure track faculty shall be elected to the CAC from the Applied Engineering and Technology Academic Program Area Faculty Organization members. 
      3. The CAC faculty configuration specified in this section may be modified when approved by a majority vote of the CAC. Those changes shall be reflected in the subsequent update of this Handbook. 
      4. Per the 2015 Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, the tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) members of the CAC shall constitute a majority of the members of the CAC.
      5. Administrators with faculty rank who hold a full-time administrative position within the College may not serve as a CAC representative.
    2. CAC elections will be held by all full-time Faculty Organization members within each respective Academic Program Area at the Spring All-College meeting in odd-numbered years. Newly elected CAC representatives shall take office at the beginning of the following Fall Semester, and shall serve a two-year term. 
    3. The Dean, Graduate Coordinator, and the chief academic representative (Chair/Coordinator/Director) of each Academic Program Area, will be ex-officio, non-voting members of the CAC.
    4. Per the 2015 tenured/tenure-track CBA, the tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) members of the CAC shall constitute a majority of the members of the CAC.
    5. The CAC Faculty member with the highest seniority shall be designated as the senior faculty member of the CAC. When faculty seniority is a consideration for an issue, the seniority ranking shall be determined by the Faculty member’s time accrued as a full-time Faculty member of the college.
  3. CAC Responsibilities

    1. The CAC will act as an advisory and recommendatory body to the Dean on academic and personnel matters. Probationary tenure-track and full-time non-tenure track members of the CAC are not permitted to participate in personnel discussions and decisions regarding tenure track faculty members, including but not limited to appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, merit, or sanctions. 
    2. The CAC will fulfill all responsibilities attributed to College advisory committees as described by the Tenured/Tenure-Track and Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreements. 
    3. The Dean may appoint ad hoc committees of the members for assistance in carrying out CAC functions.
    4. The CAC will maintain the CAE Faculty Handbook. All amendments or revisions to the Handbook must be accomplished in accordance with Section I.1 (CAE Faculty Handbook) of this Handbook. 
    5. The CAC will be responsible for the establishment of the Student Academic Complaint Committee (SACC) in accordance with the policies and procedures of Section 4-02.3 (Administrative Policy and Procedure for Student Academic Complaints) of the University Policy Register, and the provisions of this Handbook.     
    6. The CAC will elect a tenured Faculty member to sit on the Provost’s Advisory Council (PAC) at the Fall All-College meeting.
    7. The CAC shall provide the names of two tenured associate or full professors to the Dean as candidates/nominees to serve on the Provost's university-wide tenure and promotion advisory board at the Fall All-College meeting.
    8. If a member of the CAC does not serve out the term of his/her appointment, another person will be elected by the Faculty Organization members from the applicable Academic Program Area to serve out the remainder of his/her current term. 
    9. The CAC will advise the Dean on issues of budget, faculty hires, programming, curriculum, and other matters related to the college. All actions by the CAC serve as recommendations to the Dean.
    10. Per the 2015 Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, the CAC may delegate its duties to other college committees of which tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) members shall constitute a majority. 
  4. CAC Meetings

    1. CAC Meetings
      1. The College Advisory Committee (CAC) is convened and chaired by the Dean who, in consultation with the CAC, sets the agenda for its meetings. CAC members may request that items be added to the agenda. CAC meetings will be scheduled as needed or upon a request by at least one-half of the members of the CAC. 
      2. Meetings of the College Advisory Committee will be called by the Dean. 
      3. A quorum is a simple majority of the voting members.
      4. Passage of a motion requires an affirmative vote of the majority of the voting members present, provided there is a quorum. Motions may also be voted on electronically. However, this will require approval of a majority of the voting members of the CAC. All actions by the CAC serve as recommendations to the Dean. Note: Amendments and revisions to the College Handbook require more than a simple majority vote. The procedures for making amendments and revisions to this Handbook are described in Section I.1 (CAE Faculty Handbook) of this Handbook. 
      5. Actions of the committee, except those taken in executive sessions, will be recorded in minutes taken by the Secretary that are distributed to all members and the Dean's Office.
      6. Actions taken in executive session or concerning personnel matters will be recorded in minutes taken by the Secretary that are distributed to all CAC committee members.