Faculty Advisory Committee for the Office of Faculty Development

Charge

This group of six to eight faculty — with overlapping terms to provide continuity — serves as an advisory body to the Office of Faculty Development and is responsible for regularly reviewing data gathered by relevant offices within Rice and ensuring on-going assessment of multiple dimensions of faculty status. This group is a University Committee and appointed by the president on Faculty Senate’s recommendation.

Specific activities for this committee include:

  • Advise Director on priorities for OFD programs.
  • Review regularly data and policies relevant to faculty, including hiring, promotion, retention, climate, satisfaction, and equity.
  • Ensure that the Office of Faculty Development is identifying and meeting the needs of the faculty.
  • Prepare a brief, written report on the activities of the committee at the end of each academic year and to submit copies of this report to the president of the university, the provost, and the Faculty Senate.

2020-2021 Membership

NAME SCHOOL/DEPT
Carl Caldwell, Chair Department of History
Karim Al-Zand Shepherd School of Music
Michael Byrne Department of Psychological Sciences
April DeConick Deparment of Religion
Marcia O'Malley Department of Mechanical Engineering
James Weston Jones School of Business
Kathy Matthews School of BioSciences
Alan Reid Department of Mathematics

Updated August 6, 2020