The Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, consisting of elected representatives of each department of the College, advises the Dean of faculty concerns. The Council considers these concerns, notifies the Dean of them, and recommends how they might be addressed.
The Council has three standing committees which deal with areas of importance to Arts and Sciences faculty: Curriculum Committee, Committee on Grants and Awards, and Personnel/Merit Pay Committee. The Curriculum Committee is charged with evaluation of curricular proposals within the College; the Grants and Award Committee seeks nominations/applications for CAS Teaching, Research, and Service Awards, plus Faculty Development Grants; and the Personnel/Merit Pay Committee reviews faculty applications for College Level Merit, making recommendations to the Dean.
The Council meets each term, with additional meetings as called by the Dean or the Chair of the Council. Meetings of the Council are open to the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, and minutes are available to interested faculty.