Faculty Activity Committee (FAC) (ad hoc)


The formation of this committee follows the recommendation of the Committee for the Economic Status of the Faculty (CESOF), whose 2016-2018 report urged that the FAS “form a committee to redesign the Faculty Activity Report to facilitate accurate and thorough documentation of service of all kinds: not only on university committees, but also within departments and beyond Yale.”

The charge of the Faculty Activity Committee will be three-fold:

  • Examining current systems within the FAS (e.g., the FAR and electronic tracking of information) for collecting information about faculty activities in research, teaching, and service;
  • Learning about best practices in peer or other relevant institutions concerning the assessment of faculty activities;
  • Recommending ways to improve the quality of information relating to accomplishments of faculty within the FAS at Yale, which could include revisions to the current FAR or additional ways to collect these data.

Current Membership

Marla Geha | Committee Chair, Professor of Astronomy and of Physics

Rene Almeling | Associate Professor with Tenure of Sociology, of American Studies, of Health Policy and Management (School of Public Health), of History of Medicine (School of Medicine), and in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Jack Dovidio | Dean of Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Carl I. Hovland Professor of Psychology and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and of Social and Behavioral Sciences (School of Public Health)

Larry Gladney | Phyllis Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Physics and of Astronomy

Daniel Harrison | Chair of Theater Studies; Allen Forte Professor in the Music Department

Quang Phu Van | Senior Lector II of South Asia Studies (MacMillan Center)