The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)
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 Department, as defined in section III A. Definition of the Faculty above, except that NTT members are elected by the NTT faculty.
FAC terms are for one year. Elections (See, the departmental Operating Procedures Document for the procedures) are conducted in the Spring Semester, and the FAC members assume office at the beginning of the Fall Semester. The FAC shall consist of 5 tenured or tenure-track faculty members from the Kent campus, 2 tenured or tenure-track faculty members from the Regional Campuses, and one NTT faculty member. The NTT faculty member shall have voting rights on matters pertaining to first year and developmental courses, and, at the discretion of the Chair, on other matters not expressly excluded by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Among the Kent campus members, there will be at least one representative from each of the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, and at least one representative from the sub-discipline of Applied Mathematics. If not elected, the Assistant Chair, Graduate Coordinator, and Undergraduate Coordinator are non-voting ex-officio members.
The FAC is convened and chaired at least once per semester 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 member to act as the department representative to the College Advisory Committee (hereinafter “CAC”).
In order to facilitate faculty involvement in and awareness of departmental activities, the faculty must be notified of scheduled FAC meetings and topics at least one week in advance when possible. During this week, it is the duty of FAC members to solicit opinions of the faculty members they represent so that their opinion may be properly voiced at the FAC meeting.