The Faculty Personnel Policies Council shall serve as the primary faculty consultative body to the Academic Senate and the University administration on matters of personnel policy development and administration of policies governing personnel practices. The Faculty Personnel Policies Council is subordinate to the Academic Senate, and, as such, all policies and regulations recommended by the Faculty Personnel Policies Council shall be presented to the Academic Senate for approval, except for those matters that are specifically delegated to the Faculty Personnel Policies Council.
Upon request of the Academic Senate or University Administration, the Council shall nominate members to serve on committees that require the particular expertise of its membership.
The Council shall not have initial jurisdiction with matters specifically delegated to the colleges.
The scope of the Faculty Personnel Policies Council's charge shall include, but not be limited to, reviewing and recommending policies relating to:
- Appointment, retention, tenure, and promotion or advancement of faculty
- Professional ethics
- Staffing formula and workload for graduate and undergraduate teaching
- Faculty awards
and any other academic personnel matters deemed appropriate for review by this Council. The scope of the Faculty Personnel Policies Council's charge is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Faculty Personnel Policies Council shall also be responsible for the administration of those faculty awards programs assigned to it by policy or referred by the Academic Senate.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee)
One (1) College Dean, selected by the Deans
Two (2) tenured full professors from the College of Liberal Arts, and one (1) from each of the other Colleges, elected by secret majority ballot
One (1) full-time tenured Librarian (equivalent to full professor), elected by secret majority ballot
One (1) lecturer, who shall serve for a period of one year, elected by secret majority ballot of the lecturers, with full voting privileges
One (1) member from the Academic Senate elected by the Academic Senate, who should also be an elected member of the Council if possible; if an individual with dual membership is not available, the Senator becomes a non-voting member.
One (1) Department Chair, either an elected member of the Council or a Department Chair appointed by the Senate upon recommendation of the Nominating Committee as a non-voting member if an elected member is not available
One representative from the California Faculty Association
The Faculty Personnel Policies Council shall establish a Steering Committee composed of the elected officers of the Council and the designee of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Steering Committee shall be responsible for the planning and scheduling of meetings, agenda setting, and transmittal of items to the Academic Senate. The Steering Committee shall make appointments to subcommittees and ad hoc committees of the Council.
Standing Committees Reporting to the Council
The Standing Committees of the Faculty Personnel Policies Council are the University Awards Committee and the Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee. The Academic Senate shall approve the charge, size and mode of selection of the membership of Standing Committees.
The Faculty Personnel Policies Council may establish such additional subcommittees as it deems necessary to the discharge of its responsibilities under its charge.
The Council shall select a Council Liaison who will attend Academic Senate meetings and report back to the Council. The Council liaison should be an Academic Senator if possible; if not, the Council shall appoint a member who will become a non-voting member of the Senate.
The Chair of the Faculty Personnel Policies Council is a voting member of the Academic Senate Emergency Committee and the Resource Planning Process Task Force.