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 two 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 2018-19 is Eric Hoogstra.  The list of AFAC committee members is updated annually. 


2017-18 Meeting Dates



September 9, 2017

09/09/17 AFAC Agenda

09/09/17 AFAC Minutes

October 13, 2017

10/13/17 AFAC Agenda

10/13/17 AFAC Minutes

November 10, 2017

11/10/17 AFAC Agenda

11/10/17 AFAC Minutes

December 8, 2017

12/08/17 AFAC Agenda

12/08/17 AFAC Minutes

January 12, 2018

01/12/18 AFAC Agenda

01/12/18 AFAC Minutes

February 9, 2018

02/09/2018 AFAC Agenda

02/09/2018 AFAC Minutes

March 9, 2018

03/09/18 AFAC Agenda

03/09/18 AFAC Minutes

April 13, 2018

04/13/18 AFAC Agenda

04/13/18 AFAC Minutes

2016-17 Meeting Dates



October 7, 2016

10/07/16 AFAC Agenda

10/07/16 AFAC Minutes

November 11, 2016

11/11/16 AFAC Agenda

11/11/16 AFAC Minutes

January 13, 2017

01/13/17 AFAC Agenda

01/13/17 AFAC Minutes

February 10, 2017

02/10/17 AFAC Agenda

02/10/17 AFAC Minutes

March 17, 2017

03/17/17 AFAC Agenda

03/17/17 AFAC Minutes

April 28, 2017

04/28/17 AFAC Agenda

04/28/17 AFAC Minutes