Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC)

The FAC is composed of the Chair, Chair elect, and five full-time tenured voting faculty members, with no more than two of the five full-time tenured voting faculty members from any one college. The membership may include no more than two librarians and/or counselors.


  • Expedite the resolution of professional concerns of members of the General Faculty (including questions of academic freedom and professional ethics) when requested to do so by one or more of the individuals involved in or directly affected by the matter.
  • Address questions regarding faculty morale when requested to do so by the Academic Senate or by a committee of the General Faculty and submit for the General Faculty's approval policy recommendations in the best interest of general morale at California State University, Stanislaus.
  • Develop and recommend to the Academic Senate faculty personnel policies, in general, to include but not limited to promotion, tenure, retirement, leaves of absence, sabbatical leaves, research grants, awards, publications, selection and retention of instructional staff, and such other faculty personnel matters as may be referred to the committee by the President of the University or the Academic Senate.
  • Interpret the Constitution and Standing Rules with reference to all policies, procedures, and actions of the General Faculty and its committees, the Academic Senate and its Committees, officers of the General Faculty and the President of the University.

2023-24 Meetings

Meetings are held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Fall 2023

  • August 30
  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 29

Spring 2024

  • February 7
  • February 21
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 10
  • April 24
  • May 8

2023-24 Membership

  • Dana Nakano, Chair 
  • Marina Gerson, Chair-elect
  • Sarah Bissonnette, COS
  • Alison McNally, CAHSS
  • David Lindsay, CBA
  • Mirta Maldonado, CAHSS
  • Suzanne Whitehead, COEKSW
  • Marcy Chvasta, Speaker 

Updated: October 19, 2023