The Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of senior faculty who are elected by their colleagues to assist the president and provost in promoting excellence across Emory and to ensure comparable quality across the schools while protecting the distinctiveness of each. The primary function of the committee is to review each file for tenure and promotion before it moves to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The president and provost determine which files shall be forwarded to the Academic Affairs Committee. In this role, the PAC does not vote on files, nor does it consider appeals.
As an advisory group, the committee consults with the president on any matters he brings before them.