Faculty Policies Committee(FPC)

Committee Info

Committee Chair:
Sue Holl
sueh@csus.edu

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
1:00 - 2:30 pm, SAC 275

Committee Membership
2014-15 Agendas and Minutes
Archives

The Faculty Policies Committee is a standing Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate, responsible for the development and oversight of the policies and programs relating to faculty development and professional activities at California State University, Sacramento.
(FS 11/12-103/SEL: Amends/rescinds FS 09-11C/Ex and AS 94-98C)

Charge
Membership
Subcommittees that report to FPC
Operations

Charge

The Faculty Policies Committee, a standing Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate, acts as a consultative and deliberative body of the Faculty Senate. The Committee is responsible for the development, review and revision of policies related to and affecting faculty pertaining to the areas of professional development, professional standards, faculty awards, workload, retention, academic freedom not related to course content, research and creative activities, the academic calendar, and other faculty matters outside the purview of the collective bargaining unit and the UARTP Committee that are deemed necessary by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Committee shall supervise generally the work of its subcommittees and may refer, remove or receive from them matters that require reconsideration of policies pertaining to Faculty Affairs.

Membership

Voting members shall include: 11 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate to a three year term, including one faculty member from the Library or Student Services Professionals- Academically Related units; and ten College-based faculty members. More than one member may be from a single college but no two members may be from the same department/unit. Every effort shall be made to encourage membership from each college.

Non-voting members shall include: one staff member appointed by the University Staff Assembly to a two year term; one student appointed by ASI to a one year term; and the Faculty Senate Chair

Officers

Chair

A) The Chair shall be elected annually by the Faculty Senate as described in the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. The Committee Chair shall be included among the 11 voting members of the committee.

B) The term of office of the Faculty Policies Committee Chair shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which s/he is elected the Committee Chair and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year.

C) A faculty member may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms of one year each as the Chair of the Policies Committee. After an interval of a year following the end of the third consecutive term, the faculty member shall become eligible again for election to the Chair of the Committee.

D) The Faculty Policies Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio non- voting member of the Faculty Senate, unless concurrently serving as the direct representative his or her department/unit.

E) The Faculty Policies Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio voting member of the Executive Committee.

Vice Chair

At its first meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Policies Committee shall elect, from among its membership, a Vice Chair. The Vice Chair shall serve as acting chair in the absence of the Chair.

Liaisons to Committees/Subcommittees

The Committee shall appoint one voting member of the Faculty Policies Committee to serve as liaison between itself and each of the following subcommittees:

  • Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee (PEAS)
  • Research and Creative Activities Award Subcommittee
  • Visiting Scholars Committee

In addition, the Faculty Policies Committee shall appoint one of its members to serve on the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board.

Subcommittees that report to the Faculty Policies Committee

*(FS 11-12/103/SEL)

Operations 

A) The Committee shall work in close coordination with other Faculty Senate Policy Committees and other Senate and University committees/subcommittees in the performance of its duties.

B) Issues considered by the Faculty Policies Committee may be referred as well by the Executive Committee to any of the other committees of the Faculty Senate. The Committee may similarly refer issues to other Senate committees through the Executive Committee.

C) The Faculty Policies Committee shall meet at least once a month at a designated time and place.

D) A quorum of the Committee shall require the presence of at least six voting members. The Committee shall not act in the absence of a quorum.

E) Committee meetings shall be open to the university community.

F) The meeting agenda and supporting documentation shall be distributed to Committee members at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

G) Committee agendas shall normally be published and made accessible to the campus community at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes shall also be published and made accessible to the campus community in a timely manner.