General Faculty Committees

The General Faculty Standing Committees are permanent committees established by the Constitution and defined in the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate. There are currently ten (10) Faculty Senate Standing Committees. These committees specialize in particular areas and carry out much of the day-to-day work of the Faculty Senate. 

At times, ad hoc committees of the General Faculty may be created to explore, define and/or address issues of concern to the faculty. Committee members will be appointed by the Chair of the Faculty after consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

General Faculty Standing Committees

  • The Committee of Eleven shall:

    1. Initiate, promote, and stimulate study and action dealing with and looking toward solution of situation of situations and problems of interest and concern to the faculty and the University.
    2. Make reports to the General Faculty or the Faculty...
  • The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) shall have jurisdiction to make inquiry and to conduct hearings in two general...

  • The Committee on Conciliation shall have jurisdiction to make inquiry and to meet and discuss any problem involving any member of the General Faculty in his or her relationship with the University. This committee may consult and advise but shall not conduct hearings. It shall be the duty of the...

  • The Committee on Elections shall conduct elections for offices and committee memberships of the General Faculty, and elections for Faculty Senators representing the several College Faculties in accord with procedures specified in the Bylaws.

  • The Committee on Faculty Membership shall interpret the provisions of Article II of the Faculty Constitution and Article I of its Bylaws, determine Senate apportionment and submit recommendations to the Faculty Senate for consideration and action. It shall be responsible for  producing a roster...

  • The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for  proposing changes to the Constitution and Bylaws of the General Faculty necessitated by revisions to applicable law or policy and for proposing changes recommended by the General Faculty or its committees. The amendment process is...

  • The Grievance Clearinghouse Committee shall be the faculty committee that accepts faculty members’ written requests for grievance hearings and which determines which committee (Conciliation, Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, University Committee on Ethics and Commitment) or process (...

  • The Nominating Committee shall recommend members of the General Faculty to the Chair of the Faculty for appointment or nomination to all committees of the General Faculty. Upon request of any administrative officer of the University, the committee shall also recommend persons for appointment to...

  • The University of Arizona bears a responsibility to exercise leadership in labor and human rights matters. To this end, the University Committee for Monitoring Labor and Human Rights Issues strives to ensure that fundamental labor and human rights, particularly those articulated in the April 30...

  • The University Committee on Ethics and Commitment shall deal with questions of misconduct in research, scholarship, or creative endeavor; conflict of commitment; and facilities misuse; and receive reports from the Research Integrity Officer. In its deliberations it will use the current versions...