The Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) serves as the primary faculty committee for the UAB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The FAC will provide feedback, advice, and recommendations to the Dean of CAS on matters of concern to the faculty including: 

  • Reviews the CAS Faculty Handbook 
  • Reviews CAS policies and procedures as needed 
  • Reviews matters related to departmental criteria and procedures for new appointments, reappointments, promotions, awards of tenure, sabbaticals, and leaves of absence 
  • Facilitates the annual membership selection for the CAS Promotion & Tenure and the Curriculum & Education Policies Committees.
  • Selects a faculty member to serve a three-year term as the CAS representative to the Faculty Senate's Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC)
  • Suggests new standing and ad hoc faculty committees as needed.

Each department will elect a tenured faculty member as its representative to the FAC. In cases where there are no eligible tenured faculty members available, a non-tenured full-time faculty member may be elected. Another faculty member of that department may substitute for the elected representative when they are unable to attend a FAC meeting. Substitutes may vote at any meeting which they attend. It is the responsibility of the elected member and the substitute to be informed on the issues that will be covered in a given meeting. Department chairs are ineligible for service on the CAS FAC as are CAS faculty members who serve primarily in administrative positions at the college level or higher.

Faculty Affairs Committee Members

Department

Representative

Term

Anthropology

Loretta Cormeir

20/21-21/22

Art and Art History

Stacey Holloway

20/21-21/22

Biology

Asim Bej

19/20-20/21

Chemistry

Sadanandan Velu

19/20-20/21

Communication Studies

Kelly Morrison

19/20-20/21

Computer Science

John Johnstone

20/21-21/22

Criminal Justice

Shelly McGrath

19/20-20/21

English

David Basilico (Assoc. Chair)

19/20-20/21

Foreign Languages and Literatures

John Maddox

20/21-21/22

History

Brian Steele

19/20-20/21

Mathematics

Rudi Weikard

20/21-21/22

Music

Won Cho

19/20-20/21

Philosophy

Greg Pence (Chair)

20/21-21/22

Physics

Andrei Stanishevsky

20/21-21/22

Political Science and Public Administration

Nevbahar Ertas 

19/20-20/21

Psychology

Burel Goodin

19/20-20/21

Social Work

Colleen Fisher

19/20-20/21

Sociology

David Warner

20/21-21/22

Theatre

Vessela Warner

20/21-21/22