According to the Constitution of the Academic Senate, the Faculty Welfare committee consists of "its Chair, who is elected by the Senate from elected faculty members with tenure, the Financial Vice President ex officio, and five faculty members chosen by the Committee on Committees. These five faculty members need not be senators."
The duties of the Faculty Welfare Committee are as follows:
a. it is established to be the official vehicle whereby policies concerning faculty salary, fringe benefits and working conditions are to be brought to the University Administration;
b. it is to be a negotiating team to work directly with the administrative offices on areas of interest to the entire faculty; and
c. it shall undertake to assist faculty members in cases where a particular faculty member might have a problem which does not seem to be taken care of through the regular channels. The Committee’s role in handling any matters brought to it under this consideration will be: 1) to inform the faculty member of all the usual channels open to him/her, 2) to improve communication (if necessary, to bring the parties together for a better understanding of the situation), and 3) to see if correct procedures and processes are followed and that a report, when appropriate, is made to the Senate."