2.4 UAB Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee
The Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing advice, through the Faculty Senate, to the President on the basis of a periodic examination of current and proposed faculty policies and procedures at UAB. It reviews existing UAB policies and procedures, which affect faculty, and considers changes to the Faculty Handbook and Policies.
Membership of the Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee will consist of the Chair-elect of the Senate, one person elected from each of the constituent units (schools, Joint Health Sciences departments, libraries) and three faculty persons from the College of Arts and Sciences excluding the School of Education, one faculty member selected by the President, and one faculty member in the Provost Office responsible for Faculty Success selected by the Provost. The Legal Counsel to UAB is ex- officio, a non-voting permanent member of this committee.
The Secretary of the Senate, with the assistance of the Senate Governance and Operations Committee, oversees the election of members to the Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee. Each constituent unit must elect one member to serve on the committee. The current Chair of the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the FPPC during his or her term of office.
Appointments are for a term of three years, with approximately one-third of the membership being replaced each year. Committee members may be reelected to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. The committee shall meet at least annually, or more frequently as agreed upon by the committee members, and the committee shall elect its own Chair from among its members.
Recommendations from the committee concerning revisions to the UAB Faculty Handbook and Policies or to existing policies and procedures are forwarded to the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate must make final recommendations to the President regarding changes to the UAB Faculty Handbook and Policies or to existing policies and procedures.