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Academic Freedom and Tenure

The Committee shall be the adjudicatory body for cases and controversies relating to academic freedom and tenure which are not resolved through informal procedures or through regular administrative channels.

The Committee shall have seven regular members and seven alternates. Members of the Committee and alternates shall be members of the Faculty of Instruction with tenure. The principle of broad representation shall be honored. The Committee shall elect the Committee Chair annually in December. Alternates shall be called to serve on the Committee in order of preference by the electing authority. If a member and his/her alternate are both unable to serve, the electing authority will select from among other alternates, giving preference to the one whose term will expire the same year as the member in whose place the alternate will serve. Committee members and alternates shall serve three-year terms, except those selected for short terms to fill vacancies and first elected. The terms of office shall be staggered on a basis of three-two-two with an annual election. (Academic Charter)


Name Unit Term of Service Expires Position
Regular Members      
Andrea Kjos CPHS May 2026  
Marcia Keyser Cowles May 2026  
Jennifer Glover Konfrst SJMC May 2026  
Tim Urness A&S May 2024  
Sally Frank Law May 2024 Chair
Joyce Njoroge Zimpleman May 2025  
Kevin Lam SOE May 2025  
Alternate Members      
John Rovers CPHS May 2026  
Cameron Tuai Cowles May 2026  
Sandy Henry SJMC May 2026  
VACANT A&S May 2024  
VACANT Law May 2024  
Yiqing Chen Zimpleman May 2025  
Bengu Tekinalp SOE May 2025  


Upcoming Meetings 

Note: Regular Faculty Senate meetings will be held via Zoom for academic year 2023 – 2024.