The Faculty Interests Committee serves to protect the interests of all faculty, including teaching and research faculty and professional faculty. The Committee also examines relevant existing policies and processes, formulates statements of policy and advises on programs that affect the economic benefits of both active and retired faculty. The Committee makes recommendations to the OSU Faculty Senate and to the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate. Members work collaboratively with other faculty-oriented committees, and represent faculty rights on task forces/ad hoc committees/work groups.
The Committee is composed of nine Faculty members representing the broad spectrum of faculty appointments as identified in the OSU Faculty Senate Bylaws; one to two faculty members may be retired. In addition, the OSU Employee Benefits Manager shall be an exofficio, non-voting member. The chair serves as a member of the Faculty Consultative Group.