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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.

AY 22-23 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

2022-2023 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Anna Song, Interim Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty (alternate for Tom Hansford, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Personnel)

  • Patti LiWang, Senate Chair, School of Natural Sciences

  • Catherine Keske, Senate Vice-Chair, School of Engineering

Corresponding System Committees:

Former Members


Simrin Takhar

Principal Analyst