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Washington State University
Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Committee

Faculty Affairs Committee


  • Makes recommendations concerning policy on appointments, promotion, tenure, and leave of absence.
  • Makes recommendations relating to standards of performance, professional ethics, faculty rights and responsibilities, academic freedom, and faculty compensation.
  • Receives, reviews, and acts upon other policy matters concerning faculty affairs.
  • Maintains liaison with Faculty Status Committee regarding functions 1 and 2.

Composition and tenure

  • Eleven faculty, selected with representation from the various areas of the University in mind, with at least three geographical regions represented. Normally, at least one of the members shall be a member of the Senate. To be eligible as a member, usually a person must have served as a faculty member at WSU for at least three years.
  • Vice provost for faculty development and recognition (X)(#).

Additional notes

  • Chair elected by the Committee.
  • Has representation on Budget Committee and Steering Committee.
  • Responsible to: Faculty Senate.
  • Reports to: Faculty Senate and the president.