Faculty Affairs Committee
Per the Faculty Bylaws as revised May 2013:
The Membership of the Faculty Affairs Committee is comprised of:
One (1) tenured member of the faculty from each academic department in the School
of Pharmacy elected by the faculty members of that department and three (3) faculty
elected at-large from the entire faculty, at least one of whom shall be tenured. Neither the Dean of the SOP nor the academic department Chairs are eligible for election
to the Committee.
The Faculty Affairs Committee shall serve as the standing peer faculty evaluation body whose duties include, but
are not limited to, conducting all individual faculty activity evaluations requested
by the Dean for purposes of recommending academic promotion, for the awarding of tenure,
and in special circumstances for the continuance of tenure (tenure competency reviews
This Committee shall also represent the entire faculty of the School in all matters
pertaining to the purposes and powers of the faculty as defined in University and/or
School of Pharmacy Bylaws and Policies. This Committee, as an advocate of faculty
welfare, may thus consider all matters of relevant business referred to it by the
faculty, as well as by the Dean or other faculty officers.
In more specific terms, this Committee shall develop policy and make recommendations
- Procedures and instruments to be used in the evaluation of individual faculty activity
by students and faculty peers for the evaluation of petitions for promotion and tenure
- Any other matter pertaining to faculty welfare.
The Faculty Affairs Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the School of Pharmacy Bylaws, and will also
advise the Executive Committee of the School on recommended changes, additions or
deletions to the School of Pharmacy Faculty and Staff Policy and Procedures Manual.
The Committee will review the School Bylaws every 2 years.
The Committee elects its own officers at its initial meeting of the new year and report
its minutes, policies and recommendations to the Dean.
The Faculty Affairs Committee serves as the standing committee of the faculty to foster, promote and assess teaching
enhancement. Specific activities include, but are not limited to the following:
- When an individual faculty member requests in writing, a peer evaluation regarding
the teaching effectiveness of that faculty member. The results may, at the faculty
member's discretion, be reported to the faculty member's department Chair to be included
as part of the Chair's formal evaluation.
- Conduct a peer review of teaching effectiveness of each faculty member who has requested
promotion and/or tenure. The results of this review will be included in written form
in the promotion and/or tenure report of the Committee. A copy is also delivered in
writing to the candidate who may, at his or her discretion, deliver a copy to the
To accomplish all of this, the Committee may be divided into subcommittees under the
direction of subcommittee chairs. Any subcommittee assigned the duties of peer review
of teaching effectiveness will have a two-third's majority of the members (4 members)
holding rank and tenure status at least equivalent to the individual faculty member
(Click any name below to send an email to that member.)
Meeting Agendas and Minutes by Date
August 13, 2013 - (Minutes)
January 28, 2013 - (Minutes)
October 26, 2012 - (Minutes)
July 26, 2006 - (Minutes)