This committee provides advice on, and investigates allegations of violations of, policies and procedures concerning tenure, promotion, annual, post-tenure, and mid-probationary faculty evaluations as well as the exercise of academic freedom in teaching, scholarship and expression.
Function: To study problems in this area of concern; to advise on such problems or issues referred to it by any member of the faculty, the Provost, the President, the Chancellor, or the Board of Regents.
Composition: Seven members chosen at large from and by the voting members of the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms. In addition, every year the Chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms. Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, and other administrative officials are ineligible for election or appointment. The committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair who shall be voting faculty members of the committee. The committee shall always contain a faculty member from the Law School by election or, if no Law School faculty member is elected, by appointment.