Faculty Advisory Council

Our Charge and Responsibilities

The Faculty Advisory Council is an elected council that provides the President and other Administration officials with a cross-section of opinion and counsel on the wide range of university Affairs. Its meetings may be confidential, by agreements of its members. In its relations with the President, the Administration, and with the faculty and other constituencies the FAC shall act either on request or on its own initiative.

The FAC is exempt from the provisions of the UO Open Committee Meetings legislation (add motion number). Therefore, the FAC is not required to post its agenda or minutes or admit spectators to its meetings. The University President and the FAC membership shall jointly determine the details of the FAC's policy on confidentiality, normally at the beginning of the academic year, and shall post the policy on the committee page. The Senate recommends that in consultation with the President the FAC hold at least one open meeting per quarter.

The FAC is purely advisory and consultation by the President and Administration with the FAC is not a substitute for processes of shared governance, including consultation with the Senate and appropriate committees on matters relevant to their charges. Because it is purely advisory, the FAC shall not conduct any business requiring a vote, other than that required for its own internal purposes, such as electing a chair and setting agendas and meeting times.

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Committee Type: Standing
Committee Category: Administrative
Selection Process: Elected
Time Commitment: 40-60 hours per year


The FAC shall submit an annual written report to the University Senate at the end of each academic year. As a confidential committee, this report is not substantive, but rather broadly generic, typically including a list of topics discussed by the group during the year.


Academic Year 2023-2024

Seat: Co-Chair , Voting Member
Term: -
Tenure Track Faculty
Professional Schools & Colleges

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
Tenure Track Faculty
Professional Schools & Colleges
Law School

Seat: Co-Chair , Voting Member
Term: -
Career Faculty
College of Arts & Sciences
Computer and Information Science

Quick Facts on Committee Service

Annual Committee appointment process for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently in process.

Please check back for updated membership.

Faculty Advisory Council

Leadership Structure

  • Chair: elected from the voting committee membership
  • Convener: committee chair
  • Staff: provided by the President's Office

Election Schedule for chair: annually at one of the two final Council meetings in Spring quarter.

Membership Requirements

General Membership

Membership is fixed and consists of:

  • 4 CAS TTF faculty (1 each from Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and At-Large)
  • 4 TTF faculty from the Professional Schools and Colleges
  • 1 Career faculty from CAS
  • 1 Career faculty from Professional Schools & Colleges
  • 1 Career faculty from UO Libraries
  • 2 Officers of Administration

No two elected persons from the same CAS department, nor from the same professional school or college, nor from the same administrative unit shall serve at the same time.

No person shall serve simultaneously on the Faculty Advisory Council and the Faculty Personnel Committee.

The following administrators shall be ineligible to serve as elected representatives on this committee: the President, the Provost, vice presidents, vice provosts, associate or assistant vice provosts, associate or assistant vice presidents, deans, associate deans or their equivalent. Elected FAC members promoted to interim administrative positions during a term of service will be eligible to complete their academic year of service on the FAC.

Persons nominated to serve on the FAC must be members of the voting statutory faculty and on campus during their term of office If a member takes a leave of more than one month, the Committee on Committees will replace the member with another permanent representative.

Ex-Officio, voting members

  • UO Senate President
  • UO Senate Vice President

Ex-Officio, non-voting members

  • University President
  • University Provost
  • Vice Provosts

Terms and Workload

Length of Term

  • Non-Students: 2 years, from June to June
  • Students: N/A
  • Ex Officio: indefinitely

Term Limits

  • For the Chair: 1 year, from June to June
  • For Elected Committee Members: 2 consecutive terms (with the expectation that members will normally only serve one term)
  • Ex Officio: none

Workload Designation

  • For the Chair: typically 150 - 210 hours/year (Tier 1++)
  • For Committee Members: 60 - 80 hours/year (Tier 1)

Meets weekly during Fall, Winter and Spring terms.