Southeast Missouri State University

Resolution 11-08 Amendment of Faculty Senate Bylaws Respective to Committee Appointments

FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE RESOLUTION 11-08
Approved by the Faculty Senate November 16, 2011

BRIEF SUMMARY: Amends the Faculty Senate Bylaws to move dates for Faculty Senate legislative and reporting committee appointments so they are completed during the spring semester.

AMENDMENT OF FACULTY SENATE BYLAWS RESPECTIVE TO COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

WHEREAS: Important Faculty Senate committee appointment deadlines are not within the spring semester and reduce the ability of Faculty Senate to contact interested faculty members in preparation for the upcoming Senate session.

WHEREAS: Setting important committee appointment deadlines within the spring semester will guarantee increased opportunities for broader faculty involvement in Senate committees during the upcoming academic year.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That committee appointment dates be set earlier in the year and respective sections of the bylaws be changed to read as follows:

Article 7.5504 Procedures Regarding Legislative Committees (pp. 301-302) will state “Makeup of Legislative Committees: The Membership Committee, after elections for new Senators are completed, shall solicit requests from individual Senators regarding their preference for assignment to specific legislative committees. The Membership Committee shall prepare a recommended assignment of Senators to legislative committees so that, insofar as possible, each college, school, and Kent Library is represented on each committee. The Membership Committee shall also recommend a Senator to serve as Chairperson for each legislative committee, provided that no committee may be chaired by the same person for more than two consecutive years. For legislative committees other than the Membership Committee, faculty who are not Senators but who meet the same eligibility qualifications as required of Faculty Senators, may serve as additional voting members. These non-Senator voting members shall serve one-year renewable terms, and shall make up no more than one-half of the voting membership of a committee.”

Article 7.5505 Procedures Regarding Legislative Committees (pp.301-302) will state “By the first Wednesday in April, the Membership Committee shall notify the faculty of available positions on Faculty Senate legislative committees. Interest in serving on specific committees should be communicated to the Membership Committee by faculty by the second Wednesday in April. After preparing a recommended assignment of each Senator to a legislative committee, the Membership Committee may supplement the makeup of each committee by recommending from the pool of faculty applicants, non-Senators to serve as additional voting members of that committee. These recommendations shall be made with the goals that each college, school, and Kent Library be represented on each committee.”

Article 7.5506 Procedures Regarding Legislative Committees (pp. 301-302) will state “By the fourth Wednesday in April, the Membership Committee shall form its recommendations and designation of a chair for each committee. The recommendations of the Membership Committee regarding the makeup of the legislative committees shall be confirmed by the Faculty Senate by no later than its last meeting of the Spring semester. Appointments are effective immediately upon confirmation. The Legislative Committees of the Faculty Senate shall consist of the following:”

Article 7.6012 Appointment Process (p. 304) will state “By the first Wednesday in April, the Membership Committee shall notify the faculty of available positions on Faculty Senate reporting committees. Interest in serving on specific committees should be communicated to the Membership Committee by faculty by the second Wednesday in April.”

Article 7.6013 Appointment Process (p. 304) will state “The Membership Committee shall fill vacancies from among faculty applicants. By the fourth Wednesday in April, the Membership Committee shall form its recommendations, including a plan of rotation and designation of a chair for each committee; chairs shall serve one-year terms but may succeed themselves. Faculty Senate confirmation shall occur no later than the last meeting of the Senate in the Spring semester. Appointments are effective immediately upon confirmation.”

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: This resolution shall be effective only at such time as the constitutional amendment proposed by the Faculty Senate Resolution entitled “Amendment of Faculty Senate Constitution Respective to Senator Elections” is approved by the faculty.

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Action Date
Introduced to Senate 11/02/11
Second Senate Meeting 11/16/11
Faculty Senate Vote 11/16/11
Posted to Faculty Handbook

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