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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

GENERAL FACULTY RULES COMMITTEE PROPOSAL TO ADD THE FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR ELECT AS NON-VOTING EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

On behalf of the General Faculty Rules Committee, Professor Philip L. Varghese (aerospace engineering and committee chair) submitted the following motion that proposes that the Faculty Council chair elect be added as a non-voting ex officio member of the Committee on Committees.

The secretary has classified this proposal as minor legislation. The Faculty Council will act on the motion at its meeting on October 16, 2006.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

 

GENERAL FACULTY RULES COMMITTEE PROPOSAL TO ADD THE FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR ELECT AS NON-VOTING EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

Motion: The General Faculty Rules Committee unanimously recommends that the composition of the Committee on Committees be revised to read as follows (additions are underlined/bolded and deletions are crossed out):

COMPOSITION: Nine members of the General Faculty, at least six of them appointed from a panel of twelve faculty members elected by the General Faculty through the Hare System of voting. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two General Faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. [The secretary of the General Faculty also shall be a member of the committee.] The secretary of the General Faculty (ex officio) and the chair elect of the Faculty Council (non-voting ex officio) shall also be members of the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, both of whom shall be members of the General Faculty. No member except the secretary of the General Faculty may serve continuously for more than four years.

Background and Rationale:
This proposal originated from Linda Golden based on her experience last year as chair-elect of the Faculty Council while simultaneously serving on the Committee on Committees. It was suggested to the Committee on Committees last year and unanimously approved by them (see Committee on Committees annual report).

It gives the Committee on Committee and the Faculty Council chair more options for faculty inclusion by eliminating duplicate appointment names. The chair elect's appointments are unfettered and for one year. The Committee on Committee nominees’ appointments (by the provost) are for two years. These differences in appointment times can be considered explicitly in the selection and nomination process. The overall goal is for the Faculty Council chair elect and Committee on Committees to have enhanced communications about each others’ decision-making considerations during the standing committee nomination/appointment process for coordination purposes.



Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on October 11, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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