The Committee on Faculty Affairs (CFA) is composed of Assistant, Associate, Vice Provosts/Chancellors for Faculty Affairs, or similarly titled positions that report directly to the Provost of a member institution. CFA provides a forum for developing recommendations for the professoriate of the future. Topics for discussion include: faculty development, the role of non-tenure-track faculty; tenure; diversity, equity, and inclusion; dual-career positions; post-tenure review; faculty workload and accountability; and sensitive matters related to performance management and conduct.
The CFA was approved to function as a committee within the Council on Academic Affairs (CAA) on a permanent basis during the 2021 CAA Business Meeting. The CFA will provide regular reports to the CAA Executive Committee on their ongoing and planned activities, and any recommendations they choose to bring forward.
CFA meets to conduct business twice each year, at the Annual Faculty Affairs Retreat and at APLU’s Annual Meeting.