Purpose: to recommend policy concerning appointments, promotions, tenure, grievances, discipline and dismissals; to serve as the Faculty Hearing Committee in accordance with the Board of Regents established faculty grievance process; to determine the allocation of UWG funded grant support; to serve in an advisory capacity on faculty and institutional research, institutional diversity,  sponsored projects, and other faculty development issues as may be requested by administration;A member of this committee will serve as Senate representative on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. It is also recommended that a member of this committee serve on the university’s advisory committee on honorary degrees.

Membership:  five senators; seven faculty, one elected from each of the five colleges (COSM, COSS, COAH, RCOB, COE), the School of Nursing, the Library; three administrators: one appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; one appointed by the Senior Diversity Officer; and the University Counsel.  (Total: 15)