Affiliate Faculty Election

Affiliate Faculty Election for 2018-2019

The AFF election will include a vote on the bylaws of the CAFAC


Email sent to CLAS Affiliate Faculty on 1/11/2018:

To: CLAS Affiliate Faculty:


It’s time for the Winter CLAS election. This election, you will be asked whether you approve a new CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee, and you will elect Affiliate representatives in faculty governance.

Voting will remain open until Monday, 2/12/18 at noon


New CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee

The CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee will advise the Dean on issues concerning Affiliate faculty, such as working conditions, workload, evaluation process, opportunities for development and advancement, and roles within respective units.  It will also review current policies and make recommendations to the Dean.  Through its work, the committee strives to strengthen the integration of the Affiliate community within their respective departments and across CLAS. You may review the proposed bylaws of this new CLAS committee:  bylaws of the CAFAC


CLAS Faculty Council will hold a public forum for faculty to ask questions and provide feedback on the new CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee on 1/26/18 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in 308 PAD. 


If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me,


Michael Henshaw

Chair, CLAS Faculty Council

3390h KHS





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Affiliate Faculty Winter Election for 2017-18

CLAS Faculty Council (FC) is tasked with running the elections for seats on CLAS and University committees.  The Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee is a University committee approved by the Provost.

Faculty Council has verified the results of the election for the 2 seats on Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee.  The names of the 2 people whom you elected to represent you on AFAC are listed below.  Thanks to everyone who accepted their nomination and ran in the election.  Faculty Council hopes you will continue your involvement in faculty governance.

Congratulations to 

Jennifer Cymbola - BIO

Jill Morris - CHM



 If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of CLAS Faculty Council at  or 1-2118.




The role of this Advisory Committee is to represent the needs and perspectives of all University Affiliate Faculty and to provide recommendations to University bodies on matters which may impact Affiliate faculty responsibilities, with the goal of providing an optimal teaching and learning environment as well as increased advocacy, visibility, retention, and development for all Affiliate faculty.

To serve as a liaison between the GVSU academic community and University Affiliate faculty, and inform and advise UAS on factors that affect teaching and learning as well as advise on university wide policies and procedure in regard to Affiliate faculty role, work load, etc. The Committee will clarify the roles of and/or expectations for Affiliate faculty while increasing Affiliate faculty visibility at GVSU and maintain a collaborative relationship with Regular faculty. 



Ballot  (this link will become live on the date announced.)

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