The FAC is structured and operates as described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. The FAC is elected directly by the full-time faculty of the School (tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track) appointments.
Five members are elected each year, and the two members with the highest number of votes serve two-year terms. The other five members serve one-year terms. 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 five tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and two non-tenure-track faculty members, for a total of seven members. One member will be from a regional campus.
1. The TT CBA provides that the faculty of the School ensure that Regional Campus faculty are appropriately represented on key School and College committees, including but not limited to the FAC, the College Advisory Committee (hereinafter “CAC”), the Reappointment/Tenure/Promotion (RTP) Committee, Search Committees, Review Committees, and committees considering curriculum, School or college policy, instructional standards, and program development.
2. The TT CBA provides that the tenured and tenure-track faculty of the School shall decide whether and to what extent full-time non-tenure-(FTNTT) track faculty shall be represented on the FAC.
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, or upon a request by at least one-half of the members of the FAC. The FAC elects one (1) of its tenured members to act as the School representative to the CAC.