The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) was established in 2010 as an elected body of faculty members within the Division of the Biological Sciences (BSD) in the Research Scholar, Clinician Scholar, and Academic Clinical tracks, parallel in structure to the Council of the University Senate. The Council serves as a forum in which the Deans and the faculty can discuss major issues and impending decisions, and their impact on research, teaching, and scholarship can be weighed. The Council is a venue in which the Deans and the faculty can each bring matters of interest or concern to the attention of the other.
Faculty members are encouraged to communicate with the Deans through the Council. The Dean and University Vice-President for Medical Affairs is expected to keep the Council informed on matters of interest to the Division, and to seek advice on the academic impact of major initiatives. The function of the Council is two-way communication, and it is incumbent on members of the Council to communicate well-considered initiatives of the Deans to the faculty, and important faculty priorities to the Deans. The Dean for Research and Graduate Education will work with the Council to facilitate communication with the faculty at large.
Distinguished Faculty Awards
Since 2011, the FAC been honoring fellow faculty members for their contributions to our collective missions of excellence in education, research, diversity and inclusion, program innovation, service to the community and patient care. Visit the Distinguished Faculty Awards page to learn more about the selection process and see a list of previous winners.