The FAC consists of all tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the Department at the Kent Campus and a maximum of two representative(s) of the tenured and tenure-track faculty from the regional campuses. Representatives of the regional campus faculty will be elected by and from the regional campus faculty using the procedure in the Department Operating Procedures.
The Departmental Chair will chair the FAC as a non-voting member. The time, date, venue, and agenda for each FAC meeting shall be announced at least one week in advance whenever possible.
The full responsibilities of the FAC are described in detail in the CBA.
In accordance with the CBA, the FAC shall be the primary advisory and recommendatory body to the Departmental Chair on those academic matters that are central to the Department’s mission. The FAC may delegate duties to other committees either as indicated in this Department Handbook or Department Operating Procedures, or by a specific recorded action of the FAC. A majority of the voting membership of such committees must be tenure-track or tenured faculty.