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BFA Faculty Affairs Committee

"The Faculty Affairs Committee shall address matters of faculty responsibilities and rights in teaching, research, and service. In particular, the Committee shall: make recommendations in regard to a comprehensive and continuing system to evaluate faculty teaching, while at the same time giving proper protection to the rights of individuals; make recommendations in regard to rewards for teaching; give continuing attention to the role and functions of teaching assistants and teaching associates; evaluate the adequacy of teaching facilities and participate in planning the development of teaching facilities; and act as a clearinghouse for suggestions from all members of the academic community regarding the quality, effectiveness, and improvement of educational processes on the Boulder campus. The Committee shall be responsible for policy relating to the professional responsibilities of faculty members. It shall periodically review the Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Roles and Professional Duties of Department Chairs document, and recommend to the Assembly appropriate revisions. The Committee shall monitor the activities of the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, the Council on Research and Creative Work, and the Privilege and Tenure Committee of the Faculty Council, and make appropriate recommendations to the Assembly on matters of policy relating to the work of these committees." BFA Standing Rules, Article V, Section 1(g).

Annual Reports

  • 2012-2013 - The Academic Affairs Committee merged with the Faculty Affairs Committee on a trial basis in 2012-2013. Click here to download the Committees' combined Annual Report for 2012-2013 (pdf).
  • 2011-2012 - The Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) focused on two different efforts this year.  First, the FAC executed its responsibility for reviewing issues related to faculty concerns as directed by ExCom or other committees.  These issues included opinions on additional faculty benefits including tuition and caretaker services, open access in library journals, and discussions regarding the new concealed weapons ruling.  These opinions were delivered to the appropriate committees or ExCom depending on the requirement. The second focus for the FAC was on the development of new initiatives to bring forward on behalf of the faculty.  The two initiatives focused on by the faculty were the development of an Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar and an Internal Visiting Faculty program.  Both initiatives were approved by the ExCom and the general BFA through official motions.  The initiatives have been presented to the Provost and the Chancellor.  The initiatives require the administration to provide some initial seed funding.  The initiatives await decisions at the administration level. The final discussion that is currently underway in the FAC is a potential merger with the Academic Affairs committee (AA).  The discussion focuses on whether there is sufficient overlap between the two committees and if a larger committee would better serve the long-term interests of the faculty.

Committee Resources

2013-2014 Committee Roster

Name Committee Seat Unit CB PH E-MAIL Term Exp
Aya Gruber BFA Rep LAW 401 2-8441 1 2014
Marty Walter - CHAIR BFA Rep MATH 395 2-8544 2 2016
Judith Packer Jesudason A&S Rep MATH 395 2-6979 Temp 2014
Alastair Norcross A&S Rep PHIL 232 2-7527 Temp 2014
Graham Oddie A&S Rep PHIL 232 2-8449 Temp 2014
Daniel Kellogg Other Units MUSIC 301 5-1751 1 2014
Vacant CUSG Rep CUSG          
Vacant Grad student rep UGGS 207 2-5068      
AVC Faculty Affairs Jeff Cox Ex-Officio AVC FA 049 2-5491    
Paul Levitt Resource ENGL 226 2-5387    

Committee Meeting Schedule 2011-2012

Meeting dates, times, and locations:

Fall, 2012:


Spring, 2013:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:15 - 1:30 UMC 325
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:15 - 1:30 UMC 325
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:15 - 1:30 UMC 325
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:15 - 1:30 UMC 325

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