Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the scope of the FAC?
    The FAC is a body that advocates for additions and/or changes in the UVa School of Medicine infrastructure and policies to the benefit of existing faculty across all disciplines on issues such as career infrastructure, work/life balance, childcare, and eldercare.
  • May faculty contact members of the FAC directly?
    Yes, all members of the FAC are available to act as a guide to resources and next steps for any UVa faculty member. Please visit the
    Committee Members page of this site for brief biographical and contact information for our members.
  • What services will committee members provide?
    Members will act as confidential counsel and make recommendations regarding useful resources, next steps, or procedural policy in individual cases. New faculty are particularly encouraged to contact members for further resources on negotiating UVa and Charlottesville.
  • Does the FAC become directly involved as arbiter in negotations or grievances?
    No. The FAC does not arbitrate directly for faculty with colleagues, departments, or the Institution. The FAC will act as an information and referral service to faculty in directing them to the appropriate body for arbitration. The formal grievance body available to all faculty at UVa is the Faculty Senate.
  • Is the FAC involved in funding individuals or interests?
    No. The FAC is not a funding organization, although committee members are available to make informal recommendations.
  • May I contact a committee member if I am in search of a new mentor?
    While FAC members may have informed recommendations for building a productive mentor-mentee relationship, members themselves are not available as extradepartmental mentors.
  • Will my identity and information remain confidential if I consult with an FAC member?
    Yes. All personal information will be kept strictly confidential. The FAC will report to the institution, particularly through the Faculty Development Advisory Committee, in order to advocate change or innovation in School of Medicine infrastructure or policy, but will not report any information which would reveal identity.