SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL FACULTY COMMITTEE
The University Administration often asks for GFC advice on issues before it. Much of the work is done by subcommittees and issues are often referred to the appropriate subcommittee which then reports back to the full GFC. Subcommittees can contain non- GFC faculty as well as GFC members.
- BUDGET AND POLICY
- CAMPUS SAFETY
This is a committee that hopes it will never have to meet.
We are responsible for reviewing cases of faculty who are
being disciplined for cause. There have been no cases
- COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES: The
committee nominates faculty to staff various GFC and University
Committees and Subcommittees.
- EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS (Athletics sub-committee)
- FACULTY GOVERNANCE
- FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY
- RESEARCH AFFAIRS: Mission: To serve as a conduit between the faculty and the university administration regarding the research environment at Northwestern. Advise on issues that facilitate or impede research, and to monitor the university's progress in remedying research impediments.
Purpose: Faculty conducting research at Northwestern University directly interact with the appropriate University services that support research. As such, faculty are in the best position to identify key aspects of the research environment that facilitate research accomplishment and obstacles that impede research. Thus, the faculty voice is a vital source of guidance as the research enterprise at Northwestern grows in size and scope.
Subcommittee activities: The GFC Sub-Committee on Research Affairs will collect, organize, and communicate to the university administration the observations and experiences of faculty actively engaged in research at Northwestern. The subcommittee will work with the university administration to establish procedures to address research-related issues in a way that will facilitate the highest order of excellence in research at Northwestern University. The subcommittee will also provide feedback to the faculty on the progress of solutions to the issues brought to the committee.
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
Members of this subcommittee are charged with handling issues related to university public life and civic responsibilities.