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Faculty Policy Council

Role of the Faculty Policy Council

The Faculty Policy Council (FPC) is the policy-making authority for the college engaged in faculty governance through a unified faculty voice on matters that concern more than one department. The FPC shall report its decisions to the Dean and to the faculty at large. Implementation of adopted policies is the responsibility of the Dean, in consultation with the council. The FPC may, at its discretion, refer specific policy decisions to the eligible faculty for a vote by anonymous ballot.

Council Membership

Members of the FPC work in partnership with the Dean, while representing the perspectives of faculty at all academic ranks, both tenured and non-tenured. All members of the College Faculty are eligible for election to the FPC. However, instructors and assistant professors must have three years of full-time service at USF before they are eligible to serve on the FPC. Faculty who hold the rank of Professor are particularly encouraged to serve. In the spirit of collegiality and mutual respect, council members will deliberately seek the counsel of faculty members at all ranks. The membership of the FPC shall include three faculty representatives elected from each department. The faculty welcomes non-voting membership of the Dean and the Dean’s designees, and the immediate past Council Chair shall serve as a non-voting ex officio member of the Council.


Council Officers

Council Chair (2016-2017)

Stephen Thornton


Vice Council Chair (2016-2017)

George Batsche

Secretary/Parlimentarian (2016-2017)

Joyce Haines


Council Support
Lora Crider, Administrative Specialist, Dean's Office


Phone:  (813) 974-9063


revised on 08/15/2016 at 6:27pm


Faculty Policy Council Links

Faculty Policy Council Home


Meeting Schedule

Meeting Minutes

(all of the above are now housed in the Canvas COEDU Faculty Policy Council Site)

GPC- Graduate Programs

UPC - Undergraduate Programs

FAC - Faculty Awards

FTPC - Faculty Tenure & Promotion


Proposal Preparation

Procedures- Graduate & Undergraduate (are now housed in the Canvas COEDU INFO site)

Proposal Tracking Information

Graduate Proposal Tracking

Undergrad Proposal  










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