Council on Faculty Welfare, Diversity, and Academic Freedom (CFW)

Council Chair:  Stephen Tucker
Council AnalystJulie Kennedy


  1. Consider and report in timely fashion to the Divisional Senate Assembly of the Irvine Division and confer with and advise the Chancellor and other officers of the campus administration on matters concerned with the faculty’s welfare, diversity, academic freedom and emeriti affairs. This includes issues pertaining to faculty salaries, benefits, insurance, Emeriti benefits and privileges, housing, parking, University community amenities, conditions of employment, and the status of women and minority affairs campus-wide.
  2. Initiate studies or make recommendations with respect to any conditions within or without the University which in the judgment of the Council may affect the academic freedom of the University Community. Procedures for treating issues with a major welfare component relevant to this Council that are also the concern of other committees will be developed by the chairs of the committees involved, in consultation with the Chair of the Academic Senate, Irvine Division.
  3. Maintain liaison with the University Committee on Faculty Welfare, the University Committee on Academic Freedom, the University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity, and the UCI Emeriti Association.


The Council on Faculty Welfare shall consist of at least fourteen faculty members appointed for three-year terms by the Committee on Committees. Three emeritus members shall also be appointed for two-year terms.

Non-voting members include:

  • Representatives from the Library, Associated Students and Associated Graduate Students
  • Consultants from Academic Personnel, the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Ex Officio Members


The Council on Faculty Welfare has four subcommittees: Subcommittee Membership

  • Subcommittee on Academic Freedom
  • Subcommittee on Affirmative Action and Diversity
  • Subcommittee on Emeriti Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Faculty Welfare

Policies and Procedures:

Irvine Bylaw 99: Council on Faculty Welfare