About The Faculty Assembly
The purpose of the Florida Polytechnic University Faculty Assembly is to ensure effective shared governance between the university’s administration and faculty in all matters related to instruction, curriculum and program development, faculty hiring, research, academic advising and other areas related to the university’s academic mission. The assembly provides a collegial forum for open communication among faculty and between faculty and administration and advises the administration in all academic matters. The assembly is committed to promoting academic freedom, academic rigor, constructive dialogue and the professional development of the faculty. The assembly is also committed to furthering the University’s mission to prepare 21st century learners in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research and collaborative local, regional and global partnership.
The Faculty Assembly has the offices of Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary. Every other year the assembly has a Chair-Elect.
- Christina Drake – Assistant Professor of Electrical, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Chair
- Jim Dewey– Assistant Professor of Economics & Motion; Director of Economics Analysis Chair Elect- Elect
- Patrick Luck – Assistant Professor of History; Co-secretary
- Amanda Bruce– Assistant Professor of History; Co-secretary
Academic Standards Committees
Chair: Dr. Wei Ding
The Academic Standards Committee functions as an advisory body to the administration and the faculty to ensure that the colleges and sections have educational goals consistent with Florida Polytechnic University’s mission statement and that the colleges meet stated student learning outcomes through the use of appropriate curricula and teaching techniques. The committee develops procedures for assessing the University’s progress toward its goals and uses the results to improve institutional programs, services and operations. In overseeing academic programs, the committee initiates, evaluates and recommends policies and procedures related to academic standards, suspensions, dismissals, grade appeals and the awarding of academic honors and prizes.
Members of the Academic Standards Committee are appointed by the provost with the approval of the faculty assembly through a majority vote. Each college has two members of this committee. Two members also serve from the general education faculty. Committee members serve two-year terms.
Chair: Dr. Ala’ Jamil Alnasr
The Curriculum Committee oversees all matters related to undergraduate and graduate curriculum and instruction. The committee initiates, evaluates, monitors and recommends policies and procedures related to curricula and teaching techniques to the faculty and administration. The committee makes recommendations concerning degrees offered, graduation requirements and course offerings in relation to the student learning outcomes in the various areas of study and examines the University’s long-range educational policies.
Members of the Curriculum Committee are elected by the faculty assembly to serve two-year terms. Each college has two members on this committee. Two members also serve from the general education faculty.
Faculty Professional Committee
Chair: Dr. Richard Matyi
The Faculty Professional Interests Committee has two significant functions. First, as part of its charge to attend to issues of professional concern, the committee serves as an advisory body to the faculty and administration. The committee initiates, evaluates and recommends policies and procedures governing academic freedom, promotion, sabbaticals, flexible schedule/assignment reduction requests, professional development and other faculty opportunities and rights. Second, the committee also reviews and recommends portfolios, proposals and requests with regard to: promotion, non-renewal of a faculty contract, sabbatical leaves and flexible schedule/assignment reductions. If during its study of policies and procedures, the committee identifies general matters of concern to the faculty or issues a policy that affects the faculty, the committee will refer these matters directly to the faculty assembly, along with any questions, concerns and recommendations.
Members of the Faculty Professional Interests Committee are elected by the faculty assembly to serve two-year terms. Each college has two members on this committee. Two members also serve from the general education faculty.
Constitution Review Committee
Chair: Dr. Patrick Luck
The Constitution Review Committee monitors the new constitution and recommends to the assembly amendments or new by-laws as they deem necessary. The committee came into existence in September 2015 and the faculty assembly has the option to dissolve it in 2017.
Membership: Members of the Constitution Review Committee are elected by the faculty assembly to serve two-year terms. The committee has three members elected at-large from the voting members of the faculty assembly.
The faculty assembly will meet at least once a month during the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. These meetings will adhere to the following schedule. During the months of September, November, January and March, the meeting will occur on the first Tuesday of the month provided that the first Tuesday is a day on which class is scheduled; otherwise, the meeting will be moved to the second Tuesday. During the months of October, December, February, and April, the assembly will meet on the first Wednesday of the month provided that the first Wednesday is a day on which class is scheduled; otherwise, the meeting will be moved to the second Wednesday.