All Faculty Meetings
The Faculty will transact business in regular meetings to be held at least two times a year. The Chair of the Faculty will have the responsibility for setting meeting dates, in consultation with College administrators and faculty. However, any five voting members of the faculty may call for an additional all-faculty meeting if they believe pressing circumstances so warrant. All members of the Faculty are expected to attend regular and special College Faculty meetings, which will be public. A quorum of 10% of tenure-track faculty shall be required. Reports from each of the standing committees and the Dean will be heard and discussed at each meeting.
The privilege of voting at Faculty meetings shall extend to all persons holding tenure-line appointments. The presiding officers of the Faculty meetings will be a Chairperson and a Secretary who are elected in May, with terms of two years. The Office of the Dean shall call for and hold the election. The Chair shall conduct the meetings according to Robert¿s Rules of Order, and the Secretary shall be responsible for keeping and publishing minutes of the meetings. The Chair may call a special Faculty meeting at her/his discretion. Clerical support to the Chair and Secretary will be provided by the Office of the Dean.
Recommendations from standing committees need not be approved by the Faculty before being forwarded to the Dean. However, the voting members of the Faculty are free to call for a vote of endorsement, dissatisfaction, or modification of any aspect of committee business, as well as matters falling outside the regular business of the committees, at any Faculty meeting. The opinions and votes of the Faculty will be reflected in the minutes of the meetings. Changes in the by-laws shall be proposed (by any member of the Faculty or College administration) in writing and distributed to the faculty ten days prior to a regular Faculty meeting. The Chair of the Faculty shall then prepare and distribute a ballot no later than two weeks after the meeting. A simple majority of all eligible tenure-line faculty must vote in favor of the proposed change(s) for the change(s) to be implemented.