Yale’s instructionalfaculty play an integral role in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), contributing to teaching, advising, research, and wider academic citizenship. Many core areas of the academic curriculum in Yale College are sustained by instructional faculty and they will be called on to play an even greater role as the College expands. This ad hoc committee will examine the status of instructional faculty in the round, paying attention to issues such as pay, benefits, job security, opportunities for career development and progression, research support, and wider issues of inclusion in departments and programs. It takes as a starting assumption that Yale’s commitment to excellence involves ambitious plans for supporting non-ladder faculty in their teaching and research and ensuring that they are adequately recognized and valued. The committee will examine existing data, work with the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) to obtain fresh data, compare the status of non-ladder/teaching faculty across different units at Yale, and at other universities. Members of the committee will also consult non-ladder faculty in different departments, divisions, and in different roles within FAS. The committee will aim to produce a report for discussion by the Senate, and ultimately a vote, in Spring 2017.