Faculty Affairs Committee

Faculty Affairs Committee

Chair: Robert Sprinkle (sprinkle@umd.edu)
Coordinator: Rebecca Riley (rlriley@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
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:30pm-3:00pm Zoom Agenda
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 3:00pm-4:30pm Zoom Agenda
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm Zoom Agenda
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 3:00pm-4:30pm Zoom Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Thursday, February 1, 2024 1:30pm-3:00pm Zoom Agenda
Monday, March 4, 2024 2:30pm-4:00pm Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 2:30pm-4:00pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, May 9, 2024 1:00pm-2:30pm Zoom Agenda

*Please contact the committee coordinator if you would like the link to attend the meeting.

Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
13-14-37Revisions to the School of Public Health (SPHL) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewFaculty Affairs Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Aldana Lainez, ValerieGraduate StudentSPHLvaldana@umd.edu2024
Aute, VikrantFaculty SenatorENGRvikrant@umd.edu2025
Baron, SabrinaFacultyARHUsbaron@umd.edu2025
Bertot, JohnEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPjbertot@umd.edu2024
Brewer, HollyEx-Officio - CUSF RepARHUhbrewer@umd.edu2024
Byrd, RashelEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPArbyrd12@umd.edu2024
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio - President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2024
Fileppi, JerelynStaffBSOSjfileppi@umd.edu2025
Mamczarz, ZuzannaUndergraduate StudentCMNSzmamczar@terpmail.umd.edu2024
Mathiason, JessicaFacultyARHUjessielm@umd.edu2025
Mullinax, JenniferFacultyAGNRwildlife@umd.edu2024
Mussenden, SeanFacultyJOURsmussend@umd.edu2024
O'Brien, KarenEx-Officio - Ombuds OfficerBSOSkmobrien@umd.edu2024
Owen, TerryFacultyLIBRtowen@umd.edu2025
Rickey, JackGraduate StudentBMGTjrickey@umd.edu2024
Ristvey, AndrewFaculty SenatorAGNRaristvey@umd.edu2024
Scott, HeidiFaculty SenatorSPHLscotthm@umd.edu2025
Sprinkle, RobertChairPLCYsprinkle@umd.edu2024
Swistak, PiotrFacultyBSOSpswistak@umd.edu2025
Zhou, LeiFaculty SenatorBMGTlzhou@umd.edu2025