The Faculty Review Committee (FRC) is an elected standing committee of the Faculty Assembly. It makes non-binding recommendations to the appropriate Dean regarding reappointment and advancement in rank of full-time faculty. It is the desire and intent of the administration to work in collaborative fashion with the FRC in the reappointment and promotion process. However, the extent of the FRC’s influence in the process is contingent upon its adherence when making its recommendations to the schedule and criteria set forth in this handbook. There will be occasions when the administration’s ultimate decision will be influenced by the existence of confidential information to which the FRC does not have access (e.g. misconduct, budget or business restructuring issues) but which has a direct bearing on a faculty member’s eligibility for reappointment or advancement in rank, or by performance-related events that occur after completion of the FRC review.