The Faculty Status Committee serves to protect the rights of all faculty, including teaching and research faculty, professional faculty, instructors, courtesy appointees and adjuncts. It examines existing policies and processes relevant to academic freedom, shared governance, appointments, reappointments, decisions not to reappoint, promotions, the granting of tenure, termination, and procedures for review, appeals, and other grievances associated with employment. The committee makes recommendations to the OSU Faculty Senate, works collaboratively with other faculty-oriented committees, and represents faculty rights on task forces.
The chair of the Faculty Status Committee serves as a representative on the Faculty Consultative Group. Generally, the full Committee meets quarterly; subcommittees may meet more frequently depending on the nature of issues under consideration. The Committee is composed of nine Faculty members representing the broad spectrum of faculty appointments as identified in the OSU Faculty Senate Bylaws.