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Faculty Welfare and Academic Freedom (FWAF)


The Committee on Faculty Welfare and Academic Freedom (FWAF) considers and advises on matters related to the welfare of faculty, and reviews and makes recommendations with respect to any University-related issues that may affect the academic freedom of the University Community. Topics for consideration include salaries, benefits, insurance, retirement, housing, and conditions of employment.  FWAF maintains liaison with the University Committee on Faculty Welfare (UCFW) and the University Committee on Academic Freedom (UCAF). 
For a complete description of FWAF’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws.

2018-2019 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Teenie Matlock, Interim Vice Provost for the Faculty

  • Kurt Schnier, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts

  • Anne Kelley, Senate Vice Chair, School of Natural Sciences

Corresponding System Committees:

Former Members


Simrin Takhar

Principal Analyst

Phone: 209-228-4369