In the spring of 2004, revisions to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Constitution called for the establishment of a standing Fixed-Term Faculty Advisory Committee. This committee provides avenues for the fixed-term and research faculty to serve as a group in discharging the aims and objectives of the college, and to submit proposed actions through appropriate channels to the college and University administration.
In short, the Fixed-Term Faculty Advisory Committee serves as the primary fixed-term and research faculty liaison to the dean. The Fixed-Term Faculty Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from each academic department, institute and alliance in the college. Committee members serve three-year terms that are staggered to ensure institutional continuity.