Article VI: Faculty Advisory Committee
Section 1: Name and Size
The name of the body hereby constituted shall be the Faculty Advisory Committee
Section 2: Purpose and Function
The Faculty Advisory Committee shall provide for the orderly voicing of suggestions regarding matters of concern to the University community and shall furnish a channel for communication between the faculty and the administrative officers of the University.
The Faculty Advisory Committee shall make such reports to the President or the University Faculty as it deems appropriate.
Section 3: Members
The faculty with academic rank from each school or college of the University shall elect one member of the Faculty Advisory Committee, except that four members shall be elected from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, two members shall be elected from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and two members shall be elected from the College of Education.
Section 4: Eligibility
Any faculty member of full or associate professorial rank is eligible for election to the Faculty Advisory Committee.
Section 5: Time and Method of Elections
Members of the Faculty Advisory Committee shall be elected in the spring semester preceding their term of service. The dean of each school or college shall conduct an appropriate election of Advisory Committee members and shall provide to the faculty with academic rank 10 days advance notice of such election. The election shall involve printed or electronic nominations and ballots.
Section 6: Term of Service
Members of the Faculty Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of three years, commencing with the fall semester following their elections. After inception of the Faculty Advisory Committee, the members shall classify themselves into a system of overlapping terms under which there shall be six new members elected annually.
Section 7: Vacancies
Vacancies upon the Faculty Advisory Committee shall be filled by special election held during the Academic year after 10 days notice in the school or college affected. The dean of the school or college affected shall conduct the special election.
Section 8: Chair
The Faculty Advisory Committee shall elect a chair from among its members at its first meeting after the beginning of fall semester. The chair shall serve a one-year term.
Section 9. Regular Meetings
The Faculty Advisory Committee shall meet with the President once each month of the regular academic year. The time and place of the regular meetings shall be arranged by the Chair and the President.
Section 10: Special Meetings
The chair shall have authority to call special meetings of the Faculty Advisory Committee, or special meetings shall be held upon written petition to the chairperson of four Advisory Committee members or upon the request of the President of the University.