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Voice in University and Department Academic Life

​​​​​Adjunct faculty members exercise their voice through the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC), formerly known as the Workplace Environment Committee (WEC),  an elected body that functions as a focused and responsive vehicle for voicing and resolving workplace concerns, and the Committee on Contingent Faculty, which is part of Faculty Council. They also can participate in department and college meetings and serve ​on representative bodies—though practices vary among schools and colleges.

Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee

The Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC), formerly know as the Workplace Environment Committee (WEC), is an elected advisory body that hears, reports and suggests resolutions for workplace issues affecting the lives of adjunct faculty members across the university. The committee forwards issues of academic policy and governance to Faculty Council and its Committee on Contingent Faculty (CCF). Elections are held at the beginning of fall quarter.



Contact the AFAC ​at​

Committee on Contingent Faculty

The Committee on Contingent Faculty is part of Faculty Council. It reviews, monitors and recommends changes for university policies that impact contingent faculty. The committee focuses on policies that address contingent (full-time term and part-time adjunct) faculty’s academic freedom and benefits. The committee helps to promote the communication and interactions between contingent faculty and tenure-line faculty. It also addresses and advocates for the resolution of contingent faculty concerns and promotes the inclusion of contingent faculty within the university community.


Tenure-line faculty

  • Steel, RobertCDM2024
    Binder, ChristineTheatre2024
    Dillard, Sydney (study leave AQ)Communication2024
    Feiker Hollenbeck, AmyEducation2022
    Jensen, JaclynBusiness2023
    Li, YanCSH2025
    Ramanath, RamyaLASS2024

Term Faculty

  • Merrick, Amy


    DeCesare, Antony Education2023
    Prikhodko, MariaLASS2024
    Ryan, RobertBusiness2024
    Victoria HohenzyLASS2022
    Warren, ElyseCSH2023

Adjunct Faculty

  • Kowalkowski, Jeffrey Music2023
    MacKenna, Erin LASS2022
    Nowak, Thomas SCPS2022
    Taylor, Brett Communication2022
    Ward-Herman, ElisabethLaw2022
    Little, Heather
    Dulaney, EllenCSH2021​