Chapter 1: Faculty Governance, Section III: Faculty
The Council shall have the authority to create standing
committees of the General Faculty. All voting members of the General
Faculty, whether members of the Council or not, shall be eligible
to serve on standing committees. The Chair of the Council shall
appoint two elected faculty members of the Council to serve on
each standing committee for one year. The other faculty members
of these committees shall be chosen by the President from lists
submitted by the Faculty Committee on Committees unless otherwise
specified by the Council in the legislation establishing or modifying
the committees. The number of names on the lists shall be at least
two more than the number of places to be filled. During the first half of the spring semester the voting members of each committee shall elect a Chair Elect, who shall assume the office of Chair on the first class day of the following fall semester for a term of one year. Faculty members of the committee whose terms of service extend through the following year or who are eligible for reappointment to the committee are eligible to be elected as Chair Elect. A Chair Elect whose term of service does not extend through the following academic year will be reappointed for an additional term. During the first meeting of each standing committee in an academic year a vice Chair will be elected by the committee. Committee Chairs shall submit written reports to the Council at least annually by April 1 on their committees' activities, with copies to the President and the Chair of the Faculty Committee on Committees. The Vice Chair shall assist the Chair and shall become Acting Chair if the Chair becomes incapacitated. One of the two Council members on each of the following committees shall be elected by the voting members of the Faculty Council to serve on the Council's Executive Committee: Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets, Educational Policy Committee, and Faculty Welfare Committee.
Except where otherwise provided by the Council, terms of office for faculty members of standing committees shall be two years, commencing on the first class day of the fall semester, with half the faculty membership appointed each year. Faculty members are eligible for immediate reappointment to a new term of service unless they have just served four or more consecutive years, in which case they must be off the committee for at least one year before serving on that committee again.
The Council shall have the authority to create special
committees. The membership of these committees shall be appointed
by the Chair unless otherwise provided by the Council in the legislation
establishing or modifying the committees. All voting members of
the General Faculty, whether members of the Council or not, shall
be eligible to serve on special committees.
The Council may refer any matter to an appropriate
committee, or to a college or school faculty or administrator,