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Faculty Welfare Committee


A. To evaluate all full-time and adjunct faculty members on a regular basis.

B. To make recommendations to the president of the college in the area of salary, promotion, tenure, and sabbatical leave.

C. To make recommendations to the faculty-as-a-whole in the areas of fringe benefits, insurance programs, and professional meeting allowance.

D. To advise the dean of the college, when needed, on issues related to faculty staffing.

The chair is elected from among tenured members of the committee and will receive administrative support from the Academic Affairs office over a two-year term.

Important information

Faculty review preparation documents

Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Project description


Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee and Business and Education Division Chair

Deborah Bracke, associate professor of education; current term expires 2019-2020.

Fine and Performing Arts Division Chair

John S. Pfautz, professor of music; current term expires 2019-2020

History, Philosophy, and Religion Division Chair

Douglas Parvin, associate professor of philosophy; current term expires 2017-18.

Language and Literature Division Chair

Joe McDowell, professor of English; current term expires 2018-19

Natural Sciences Division Chair

Mike Wolf, professor of geology, Fritiof Fryxell Chair of Geology, director of Fryxell Geology Museum; current term expires 2018-19

Social Sciences Division Chair

Mariano Magalhães, professor of political science; current term expires 2017-18

Provost and Dean of the College

Wendy Hilton-Morrow; permanent member

For more information, faculty may contact their division chair or Deb Bracke, chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee.