SECRETARY’S REPORT
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013


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STATUS OF LEGISLATION NOT APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

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ITEMS DISAPPROVED, TABLED, OR WITHDRAWN.

D 8512-8513 Proposed Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 10, 2011. The secretary classified this as major legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council on January 24, 2011, and by the voting members of the General Faculty on February 7, 2011, and it was transmitted to the president on February 8, 2011. On February 10, 2011, President Powers requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 8, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. On October 20, 2011, the secretary received an update from the President's office indicating that the current wording of the proposal raises questions of intent and interpretation, which will need to be answered by the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee before action will be taken by the president. On August 28, 2013, the Faculty Council Executive Committee withdrew the proposal on behalf of the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee. A new proposal from the committee is being drafted.

D 8563 Revision of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 1, Section V. Clarifying the Voting Rights of Faculty in Colleges, Schools, and Departments. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 8, 2011. The secretary classified this as general legislation. The legislation was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 14, 2011, and transmitted to the President on February 15, 2011. In a letter dated February 22, 2011, the President’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 2, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the revision. On October 20, 2011, the secretary received an update from the president's office concerning D 8512-8513, which is tied to this one, indicating that the current wording of the proposal raises questions of intent and interpretation and will need to be addressed by the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee before action will be taken by the president. On August 28, 2013, the Faculty Council Executive Committee withdrew the proposal on behalf of the Fcaulty Rules and Governance Committee.

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