The Faculty Advocate is available to any member of the faculty.
The Faculty Advocate shall serve as a voice for faculty member(s) who do not feel comfortable speaking for themselves and who may, anonymously or publicly, ask the Faculty Advocate to speak for them, ask a question, put forward a concern, or address an issue. The Faculty Advocate may be asked to represent faculty member(s) to the Assembly, the Faculty Senate, the Executive Committee, or the administration. The Faculty Advocate may speak with impunity, addressing issues on behalf of members of the university. The Faculty Advocate is an ex-officio and non-voting member of the Senate (AUFS Bylaws IV, 220.127.116.11.).
Typically, the Faculty Advocate hears concerns regarding policy, procedure, and due process. The types of issues that are generally appropriate for the Faculty Advocate's involvement are:
Generally, the Faculty Advocate refers issues that center on interpersonal disputes to the University Ombudsperson.