Resolution 12-1 - Amendment to Faculty Senate Bylaws Regarding Duties of the Membership Committee Chair

WHEREAS: The Membership Committee Chair is part of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and regularly meets with this committee.

WHEREAS: The Membership Committee Chair attends regular meetings with the Provost and with the President with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and is a member of the University Budget Review Committee.

WHEREAS: The Membership Committee Chair is responsible for the organization and completion of the work of the Membership Committee.

WHEREAS: The Membership Committee Chair is currently assigned to one Faculty Senate Legislative Committee and therefore is not available to attend other Legislative Committee meetings as needed to fulfill the work of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Membership Committee Chair no longer be required to be assigned to an additional Legislative Committee and that Section 7.551 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws in Chapter 8 of the Faculty Handbook be replaced with the following text.

7.551 Membership Committee--the membership of the Membership Committee shall consist of one Senator from each of the colleges, schools, and Kent Library, elected by the Senate in accordance with Article VI, Section A (1) of the Faculty Senate Constitution. In addition, the Chair and Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate shall serve on the Membership Committee. The chair of the Membership Committee shall be elected from within the committee by its members. Membership Committee members, other than the Chair of the Membership Committee, shall also serve on other Faculty Senate legislative committees. The Membership Committee is charged: to recommend changes in the Faculty Senate committee system on basis of continuing study of the system; to review continuously the Faculty Senate committee assignments to secure equitable utilization of faculty talents and interests; to nominate members of Faculty Senate Committees to the Faculty Senate; to nominate faculty members for positions on University Standing Committees to the President of the University; to be available to the University President for recommendations concerning the organization and personnel of all University Standing Committees; to recommend termination of committee membership for faculty who do not fulfill committee obligations; to conduct all Faculty Senate elections and report the results to the Faculty Senate; and to recommend to the Faculty Senate any necessary adjustments in Faculty Senate representation.

Action Date
Introduced to Senate 2/29/12
Second Senate Meeting 3/21/12
Faculty Senate Vote 3/21/12