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 subhead III A Definition of the Faculty above. The FAC serves as an advisory group to the Chair in all Departmental matters; performs duties requested by the Chair; is involved in the preparation of material and agenda for faculty meetings; and makes recommendations to the Chairperson regarding individual merit raises for the faculty. The Committee is composed of three TT faculty from the Kent Campus and one from one of the Regional Campuses. The Committee elects from its membership a Chair of the FAC who will serve as the Department’s representative to the College Advisory Committee (CAC). The terms of the FAC members are for two years. Elections are conducted in the Spring Semester, and the FAC members assume office at the beginning of the Fall Semester. The FAC is convened and chaired at least two times 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.