Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Council

Faculty Council Committees

Faculty Affairs Committee

Responsibilities:

The Faculty Affairs committee is involved in review and oversight of matters addressed in the Faculty Handbook. This includes, but is not limited to, policies and procedures related to faculty appointments, retention, research support and infrastructure, professional leaves, faculty status (salaries and benefits) faculty workload, and conducting the faculty elections to other university committees. This committee will coordinate with the University Benefits Committee. The committee will conduct an annual review of faculty salaries, and assess programs dealing with faculty leaves, grants, conflicts of interest in research, misconduct in scholarship, intellectual property rights, and compliance with federal regulatory programs for human or animal subject research.

Issues to address:

  • How new budgeting process affects hiring, raises, retention, sabbaticals, etc.

  • Overload teaching - pay and loads

  • Faculty Handbook revisions on Grievance Process


Academic Affairs Committee

Responsibilities:

The Academic Affairs Committee of Faculty Council is involved with all aspects of the academic programs at the university, including assessment of teaching, student learning and research and the overall quality of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate and professional level. Matters within its purview include academic support, library and IT support. This committee should review major proposals that involve restructuring of the academic programs and units, revisions of the core curriculum, substantial changes in the academic calendar, new programs and major revisions to existing programs. The Chair of Faculty Council will contact the President of the University Senate to coordinate all deliberations on academic policy related proposals. Results of the Faculty Council deliberations will be passed on to the University Senate.

Issues to address:

  • Student Faculty evaluations (IDEA): How data are used, reasons for long format, response rates
  • Ways to evaluate teaching
  • Gather data on how the FAS system is being used across schools/depts

Faculty Service Committee

Responsibilities:

The Service Committee will select the Faculty Member of the Year (meet in summer, award at Fall Convocation), conduct elections for Faculty Council (Feb/March) and faculty representation of University Committees, and conduct the evaluation of Academic Deans (fall). 

Issues to address:

  • Revisions to Dean Evaluations
  • Allocations for FC membership