Minutes 

Articles and Bylaws Committee

September 28, 2007
2:30 p.m. - 111 Wimberly Hall 

     

 

Present: P. Beck, R. Knox, K. Sherony, S. Shillinger.    Excused: S. Anglehart

 

1.      K. Sherony was elected chair. (unanimous)

 

2.      Recorder responsibilities will be rotated among committee members. (unanimous) 

 

3.      The committee’s two special charges that are due to the Faculty Senate by Oct. 25 were discussed.

a.      R. Knox will develop by-law language for the Research and Grants Committee “to inform grant applicants of their award.  Applicants who do not receive money shall be given reasons for their denial.”

b.      P. Beck will develop by-law language for the General Education Committee to elect its chair.

The committee will consider these proposals at its next meeting.

 

4.    R. Knox informed the Committee that there will be a new charge coming to the

      Committee following yesterday’s Faculty Senate Committee meeting.  It will involve

      developing by-law language for the Committee on Faculty Committees on the

      number and representation of faculty on committees, as follows.

            a.  On Senate committees with 8 or fewer faculty members, no more one member

            from any given department may serve.

            b.  On Senate committees with 9 or fewer faculty members, no more two

            members from any given department may serve.

      c.  The one exception to the above conditions pertains to the Budget Review

      committee.  Since the Vice-Chair of Faculty Senate becomes a member of the

 Joint Planning and Budget Committee after the rest of the membership is

determined, the department affiliation of the Vice-Chair of the Senate will not

affect the eligibility of other members already selected for the committee.  If

alternates are selected at a later date, the department affiliation of the Vice-Chair

of the Senate will be considered.

 

5.      The next committee meeting was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in Room 111 Wimberly Hall, on Friday, October 5.

6.      The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted

Paul Beck