Faculty Affairs Committee

Faculty Affairs Committee

Chair: Linda Schmidt (lschmidt@umd.edu)
Coordinator: Sarah Hughes (sehughes@umd.edu)
Materials (for committee members only)

The Faculty Affairs Committee reviews policies pertaining to faculty members campus life for necessary amendments, in addition to creating new protections for faculty. The committee strives to ensure that policies related to, but not limited to, employment, academic freedom, morale, and perquisites are kept in high standards and within the principles of shared governance.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; ten faculty members, of whom four must be Senators, one must be an Assistant Professor, and one must be a professional track faculty member; one undergraduate student and two graduate students; one staff member; and the following persons or a representative of each: the President, the Senior Vice President and Provost, and the Director of Human Resources. One elected Council of University System Faculty representative from the University shall serve as a voting ex officio member, and the Faculty Ombuds Officer shall serve as a non-voting ex officio member.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
18-19-37Proposal to Establish a Consensual Relationships PolicyUnder ReviewFaculty Affairs Committee
18-19-36Policy on Criminal Background Checks for Faculty and Staff EmployeesUnder ReviewFaculty Affairs Committee
18-19-33Proposal to Review Policy and Practice Surrounding PTK Non-RenewalsUnder ReviewFaculty Affairs Committee
13-14-37Revisions to the School of Public Health (SPHL) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewFaculty Affairs Committee
12-13-37Revisions to the College of Information Studies (INFO) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewFaculty Affairs Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Barath, DeannaGraduate StudentSPHLdbarath@terpmail.umd.edu2020
Bell, CarynFaculty SenatorBSOScbell7@umd.edu2021
Bertot, JohnEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPjbertot@umd.edu2020
Boules, CarolineFaculty SenatorAGNRcboules@umd.edu2020
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio - President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2020
Fuge, MarkFacultyENGRfuge@umd.edu2020
Hixson, AshleyGraduate StudentEDUCahixson@terpmail.umd.edu2020
Iliadis, AgisilaosFaculty SenatorENGRagis@umd.edu2020
LaRonde, NicoleFaculty SenatorCMNSnlaronde@umd.edu2021
Lewis, ShevaunFacultyARHUshevaun@umd.edu2020
Lin, BenjaminUndergraduate StudentCMNSblin1@umd.edu2020
Monahan, LexxieStaffVPURmonahan@umd.edu2020
O'Hara, JessicaFacultySVPAAPjohara@umd.edu2021
Pound, MarcEx-Officio - CUSF RepCMNSmpound@umd.edu2020
Reutt-Robey, JaniceFacultyCMNSrrobey@umd.edu2020
Roy, KevinFacultySPHLkroy@umd.edu2021
Schmidt, LindaChairENGRlschmidt@umd.edu2020
Scholnick, EllinEx-Officio - Ombuds OfficerPRESescholni@umd.edu2020
Washington, JewelEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAFjmwashin@umd.edu2020
Webster, DonaldFacultyAGNRdwebster@umd.edu2021