Faculty Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board

The Faculty Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (FACAB) represents the faculty of the Community College of Denver (CCD), Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), and the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) and advises the Board about policies and issues affecting the faculty. 

FACAB Board Members

Board Chair

Zsuzsa Balogh
Professor, Civil Engineering Technology
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Biography

Board Members

Christopher Holcom
Associate Professor of History
Community College of Denver
Biography

David Kottenstette
Associate Professor of Communication
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Biography

Lincoln Phillips
Program Chair & Professor, Visual Arts Department
Community College of Denver
Biography

Luis Rafael Sanchez Vega
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Biography

Timberley Roane
Associate Professor, Integrative Biology
University of Colorado Denver
Biography


Committee Purpose

The purpose of FACAB is to represent the faculty at the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver, and to advise the Board about policies and issues affecting the faculty. 

FACAB is a primary conduit of communication between the Board, the AHEC CEO, and the faculty. 

One member of FACAB will be a regular, non-voting member of the Board with membership to rotate between CCD, MSU Denver, and CU Denver. 

FACAB is governed by bylaws, which are submitted to and approved by the Board.

 


FACAB Composition 

FACAB consists of two elected, regular, full-time faculty members from each of the three institutions (CCD, MSU Denver, CU Denver).  FACAB members serve for a two-year term. 

Each institution will determine the method by which its FACAB members are elected and will be responsible for filling mid-term vacancies.


FACAB Functions & Responsibilities

  • Meet monthly during the regular academic term.
  • Ensure the orderly and fair rotation of the chair position.
  • Keep current with those Auraria Campus policies, events, and issues likely to impact the faculty and students on the Auraria Campus.
  • Endeavor to solicit broad input from the faculty of the three institutions regarding their concerns as to Auraria Campus policies, the condition and management of campus facilities, and any and all issues that affect the academic mission and quality of life on the Auraria Campus.
  • Keep their faculty informed of ongoing Auraria Campus initiatives and concerns.
  • Communicate faculty concerns to the Auraria Board and/or relevant Auraria Campus offices and administrators.
  • Collectively ensure that the chair or other designated representative attend board and subcommittee meetings on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that vacant FACAB positions are filled in a timely fashion.