Faculty Welfare and Academic Freedom (FWAF)


  • The committee chair or a designee (preferably a committee member) serves as the division representative to the Systemwide Committee on Faculty Welfare.
  • One committee member serves as the division representative to the Systemwide University Committee on Academic Freedom.
  • Reviews and discusses in a timely fashion matters concerned with the welfare of the faculty including, but not limited to, salaries, benefits, insurance, retirement, housing and conditions of employment. 
  • Advises the faculty on proposed changes or improvements.
  • Initiates appropriate studies and reports on faculty welfare and potential violations of ethics and/or academic conduct.  
  • Reviews and makes recommendations with respect to any university-related issues that may affect the academic freedom of the university community. It is understood that academic freedom includes, but is not necessarily limited to, free inquiry and exchange of ideas, the rights to present material relevant to a course of instruction, to publish or disseminate controversial material or information and to perform research in academic areas. It is understood that academic freedom is to be conjoined with academic responsibility in accordance with APM 010. 
  • As needed, reviews, evaluates and proposes revisions to institutional policies and procedures as they relate to faculty welfare and academic freedom.

2016-2017 Membership

UCFW representative
  • Sean Malloy, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Ex-Officio (non-voting)
Simrin Takhar
Principal Analyst
Phone: 209-228-4369