The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) is a committee of the Academic Senate housed in the College of Letters & Science. The FEC's responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the academic affairs of the college and overseeing the welfare of its students.

  • Opining on curricular issues and policy matters affecting the faculty and students of the college.

  • Authority over new courses, course revisions, and minor changes to degree programs (majors and minors).

  • Reviewing significant changes to degree programs and the creation of new academic programs.


FEC members are elected by their faculty peers for a term of three years. Two faculty represent each of the college's three divisions.

Social Sciences

  • Walid Afifi (Communication)

  • Kevin Whitehead (Sociology)

Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences

  • Peter Ford (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

  • James Roney (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Sabine Fruhstuck (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies), Chair

  • David Paul (Music)

The Executive Dean and the Dean of Undergraduate Education of the College of Letters & Science serve as ex-officio members. Undergraduate and graduate student representatives hold non-voting positions on the committee.

For questions about FEC meetings or membership, contact Nick Alward-Saxon.


Meetings are Thursdays, 2-4 pm


FEC Meeting Dates 2020-21:

  • Oct. 8
  • Oct. 22
  • Nov. 5
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 3
  • Jan. 14
  • Jan. 28
  • Feb. 11
  • March 4
  • March 11
  • April 1
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 20
  • June 3