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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE NAME, FUNCTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE FACULTY RULES COMMITTEE

On behalf of the Faculty Council Executive Committee, Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film and Faculty Council chair elect) and Alan Friedman (professor, English and Faculty Council Executive Committee member) submitted the following proposal to change the name, function, and composition of the Faculty Rules Committee. The secretary has classified the resolution as general legislation. It will be voted on by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 2009.

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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

 

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE NAME, FUNCTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE FACULTY RULES COMMITTEE

A-6 General Faculty Rules and Governance Committee

FUNCTION: To propose changes in the rules of procedure and governance structure of the General Faculty and the Faculty Council, to study all other proposed changes in and additions to the rules of procedure of the General Faculty and the Faculty Council and to submit recommendations to the General Faculty; to make the final ruling in any election dispute or on any election matter not covered by the rules; to handle questions of interpretation of rules; to determine questions of jurisdiction arising between the Faculty Council and the General Faculty.

COMPOSITION: [At least four] Six members of the General Faculty, including the secretary of the General Faculty and the chair of the Faculty Council. Two members shall be elected by the General Faculty for two-year terms (one each year so that their terms overlap and [In addition, every] each 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 committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, both of whom shall be members of the General Faculty.

RATIONALE: The proposed change is to establish a mechanism for considering matters relating to faculty governance in a regular and routine way rather than having to create an ad hoc committee when major issues arise.



Distributed through the Faculty Council web site February 4, 2009. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.