Center for Faculty Innovation: Advisory Committee

Protocol 

Mission:

The Center for Faculty Innovation supports the intellectual life of the Loyola community by nurturing connections among faculty as learners, teachers, and scholars within the context of our distinctive Jesuit identity.  It fosters new directions in teaching and promotes excellence in research, scholarship, and creative work.

Membership: 

  1. One representative from the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences
  2. One representative from the College of Social Sciences
  3. One representative from the College of Business
  4. One representative from the College of Music and Fine Arts
  5. One representative from the School of Law
  6. One representative from the Monroe Library
  7. One representative from graduate programs
  8. One representative from the part-time/adjunct/extraordinary faculty
  9. The Center for Faculty Innovation Director (ex officio)

Chairperson:  Appointed by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Secretary/Recorder:  Appointed by the chairperson.

Terms: 

Members are appointed by the Provost to three year terms, staggered and renewable.

Duties:  

The Committee provides guidance to the Center for Faculty Innovation.  It reports to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

  1. It shall gather information about faculty needs for support of teaching, learning, and scholarship/creative projects and report these needs to the Center director.
  2. It shall identify model programs in support of teaching and learning:  workshops, seminars, symposia, and lecture series.
  3. It shall support faculty mentoring across all schools and colleges, based on national best practices.
  4. It shall recommend effective strategies for supporting faculty research, scholarship, and creative work.
  5. Each member shall be responsible for regularly reporting back on the work of the committee to his or her college or unit.
  6. Each member shall support and promote Center activities on campus.
  7. It shall advise the director on fundraising and grant opportunities.