SHEEO Query RE State-level faculty advisory councils

April 11, 2017

Dear Chief Academic Officers at SHEEO Coordinating/Policy Boards:

Do any of you convene or coordinate with a state-level Faculty Advisory Council in your state? If so, please provide any guidance you can on the following questions:

1. What is the nature of the relationship between your state agency for higher education and your state’s faculty advisory council? For instance, is the faculty advisory council a formally recognized stakeholder group? Is it mandated by legislation? In what sorts of activities and topics does the faculty advisory council engage? Does your state agency for higher education provide staff time or funding to help coordinate faculty advisory meetings and other activities?

2. What are some of the important topics on which the faculty advisory council has informed state higher education agency work and/or governing board decisions and policies?

3. Do you have any advice for Colorado Department of Higher Education as it embarks on a deeper relationship with the Colorado Faculty Advisory Council?

State responses can be found here.