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The Intercampus Faculty Cabinet (IFC)

UM IFC Homepage

The IFC is a group of elected and ex-officio faculty that advises the President of the University of Missouri, and his leadership team, on issues affecting faculty and the work they do. The IFC meets monthly. Each meeting includes a report from the faculty of each campus to the President and discussions with the President.

UMSL IFC Members:
Sanjiv Bhatia, Computer Science, x6520, sanjiv@umsl.edu
Jon McGinnis, Philosophy, x5439, mcginnis@umsl.edu
Pamela Stuerke, Accounting, x6132, stuerkep@umsl.edu

IFC Actions and Minutes:
IFC actions, minutes, and other information can be found at the IFC Homepage.

IFC Mandate:
The Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri (Section 20.100) defines the IFC as follows:

  1. Purposes and Functions -- The IFC serves as a liaison committee between the President and his staff and the four campus faculties. It communicates to the President and his staff the views and concerns of the faculties. It performs those functions or duties which are deemed appropriate to an elected intercampus faculty body. It brings to the President and his staff representative views and opinions of members of the several campus faculties on such problems as the President wishes to bring to the IFC.
  2. Membership -- The Cabinet shall be composed of twelve faculty members holding regular academic staff positions (including departmental chairpersons). Three members shall be elected from each of the four campuses in accordance with procedures established by the elected representative faculty groups of the respective campuses. Members shall serve terms the length of which shall be at the discretion of the respective campuses. They may serve successive terms; however, membership must be terminated upon the member's assumption of substantial administrative duties, resignation, or retirement from the University. Should a member go on leave, the vacancy may be filled on a temporary basis or for the entire balance of the unexpired term.
  3. Officers -- IFC officers shall be selected from Cabinet members from each campus in a four-year rotation. They shall consist of a Chairperson and Secretary, who shall be from the same campus and shall be elected annually, in the fall of the year.
  4. Meetings -- IFC meetings are held at the call of the President or Chairperson at such times and places as may be designated. Ordinarily, meetings are held once each month except for August. The meetings are divided into two sessions - the President's Session, in which the IFC meets with the President, and the Cabinet Session, in which the IFC meets without the President.
    IFC meetings take precedence over conflicting campus duties or other University duties. Members attending meetings are entitled to be reimbursed for their reasonable travel expenses.
  5. Agenda -- The President sets the agenda for the President's Session. The Cabinet may request that the President place on the agenda items for its meeting with him/her. The Chairperson of the IFC sets the agenda for the Cabinet Session. The agenda shall be mailed by the Chairperson at such a time that the members of the Cabinet and the President will receive an agenda approximately one week before each meeting.
  6. Committees -- The Cabinet may, on its own initiative or at the request of the President, form such committees as appear desirable for the expeditious functioning of the Cabinet. In appropriate cases, faculty members with special knowledge or skills who are not members of the Cabinet may be appointed to those committees.
  7. Amendments -- Amendments to these Purposes and Functions may be proposed in writing at a meeting of the Cabinet by the President of the University, the Chairperson or any members of the Cabinet. If approved by at least two-thirds of the membership of the Cabinet at the next regular meeting, the amendment will become effective immediately.