Faculty Handbook-2.4 UAB Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee

Faculty Handbook-2.4 UAB Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee

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This section of the Faculty Handbook describes the function of the UAB Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee.
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2.4 UAB Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee

The Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee (FPPC) is a standing committee of the UAB Faculty Senate. The FPPC is charged with the responsibility of providing advice to the Faculty Senate, the Administration and the President regarding UAB policies and procedures, which affect UAB faculty. It reviews propsed new and revised university-wide policies and procedures, which affect faculty and considers changes to the UAB Faculty Handbook and Policies to insure their consistency with Senate and UAB practice. Working together with the UAB Faculty Senate, Faculty, and Administration, the FPPC recommends changes to ensure that policies and the Handbook are up-to-date and attuned to the needs of the UAB faculty. 

Membership of the FPPC voting members consist of one regular full-time faculty appointee from each constituent unit, except the College of Arts and Sciences, which has three regular full-time faculty appointees. Voting members are selected by the Chair of the Faculty Senate from the Senators and Alternates or other faculty of their respective units. Voting members also include one appointee of the President and one appointee of the Provost.

Ex-Officio members have the privilege of participating in the discussions of the committee but may not make any motions or vote. To assist in conducting the business of the Committee, the Chair may appoint ex-Officio members as needed. Permanent ex-officio members consist of one representative from each of the Office of Counsel, University Compliance Office, and Department of Human Resources; and the immediate Past Chair of the FPPC and the Chair-Elect of the senate.

If a regular member of the FPPC cannot attend a meeting, that member should ask that a Senator or Alternate Senator or faculty member representing the member's school or unit attend on the member's behalf.  This individual will have voting rights, as specified in the FPPC operating rules.

A simple majority of the members shall constitute a quorum for both regular and called meetings. Members who synchronously connect to the meeting electronically shall be voting members and be counted for the quorum.

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 Provost regarding changes to the UAB Faculty Handbook and Policies or to existing policies and procedures. Feedback from the FPPC concerning policies developed or revised by Enterprise or University compliance committees are forwarded to the initiating committee and copied to the Chair of the Senate.