Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee

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 procedures in regard to Affiliate faculty role, work load, etc.  The Committee will clarify the roles of an/or expectations for Affiliate faculty while increasing Affiliate faculty visibility at GVSU and maintain a collaborative relationship with Regular faculty.    

* Composition: The AFAC consists of one Regular faculty member elected by each college that employs Affiliate faculty. the Provost or designee (ex officio, non-voting). Affiliate faculty are eligible for membership after two years of continuous employment as an Affiliate faculty member.  Affiliate faculty will elect the Affiliate faculty members according to a ratio found in the Faculty Handbook.

Term is three years beginning at the end of the winter semester.  The committee meets one Friday a month from 7am to 9am  during  the academic year.
The chair of the Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee for 2020-21 is John Lipford.  

The list of AFAC Representatives is updated annually.

 Meeting Date



September 13, 2019


AFAC 091319 Minutes

October 11, 2019

AFAC 101119 Agenda

AFAC 101119 Minutes

November 8, 2019

AFAC 110819 Agenda

AFAC 110819 Minutes

December 13, 2019

Meeting Cancelled


January 10, 2020

AFAC 011020 Agenda

AFAC 011020 Minutes

February 14, 2020

AFAC 021420 Agenda

AFAC 021420 Minutes

March 13, 2020

Meeting Cancelled due to COVID 19


April 10, 2020

AFAC 041020 Agenda

AFAC 041020 Minutes