The Faculty Interests Council advises and assists administration officers in forming and implementing policies that govern faculty interests. The council also represents, informs and makes recommendations to the general faculty.
to keep under continuous review the issue of faculty salary and benefits
to keep abreast of available fringe benefit programs relating to matters such as retirement, early retirement, health insurance, life insurance, education for dependents, etc.
to clarify rights and duties of faculty members in accordance with contractual agreements
to formulate, in cooperation with the administration, whatever changes in policy are necessary with reference to the above matters (research data regarding these matters, collected from peer institutions, should be utilized.)
to serve as a centralized repository for reports from other committees
to serve as a conduit through which other standing committees may bring reports and/or issues to the faculty as a whole
Fifteen members, elected by the total full-time faculty (two campuses, the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, tenured and non-tenured)
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Three at-large members
An Executive Committee will include five members elected by the FIC. (A minimum of two members must be tenured - including the chair.)
The Executive Committee meets 10 days prior to FIC meeting to set the agenda. The Faculty Interest Council retains the same meeting schedule as the current committee on rank, tenure and faculty interests (four meetings in the fall semester and three meetings during the spring semester).
The chair must be a tenured member of the council elected by the council for a term of two years, with the option of reelection.
Term: three years
Susan Straut-Collard (2012)
Jill Rehmann (2011)
Raymond D’Angelo, Chair (2010)
Jill Gelormino (2012)
Andy Quinn (2011)
Eileen Jahn (2010)
Karen Russo (2012)
Pat Gabel (2011)
Mary Chance (2011)
Heather Barry (2010)
Professional and Graduate Studies members:
Barbara Sands (2012)
John Sardelis (2010)
Bill McAllister (2012)
Paul Hawryluk (2011)
Wendy Turgeon (2010)
Raymond D’Angelo, Chair