The Faculty Council

  1. The Trumbull Campus Faculty Council

    The Trumbull Campus Faculty Council is composed of all tenured and tenure-track Faculty (hereinafter “Faculty”) as well as all non-tenured full-time faculty at the Trumbull Campus. The FC is an advisory and recommendatory body to the Trumbull Campus Dean, whose ex-officio membership is non-voting.  It is the purpose of the Trumbull Faculty Council to advise and recommend on all academic and faculty matters which are of concern to the Trumbull Campus. The Faculty Council also provides a means for the faculty to provide advice about the governance of the Trumbull Campus and the Regional Campus System.

    1. To provide faculty input into the governance of the Trumbull Campus and to the regional campus system, a Faculty Council shall be established.
    2. Membership of this council shall be restricted to those faculty members designated by the current University-wide TT and NTT Collective Bargaining Agreements.
    3. The Trumbull Campus Faculty Council shall be an advisory and recommendatory body to the Trumbull Campus Dean who shall serve in the capacity designated by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  2. Officers

    A chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and a secretary shall be elected from and by the Trumbull Campus Advisory Council. 

  3. Election of Officers

    1. Nominations

      1. Nomination of officers shall be held during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Spring semester.
      2. The chairperson, vice-chairperson, and the secretary shall be nominated from and by the Faculty Council.
    2. Election

      1. The election shall be accomplished by mail ballot of the membership of the Faculty Council.
      2. A majority vote of the ballots cast shall be required for election.
      3. If no candidate receives a majority vote, then a second vote shall be taken between the two leading candidates.
      4. The newly-elected chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary shall assume their duties on June 1, after the election.
  4. Duties of Officers

    1. Chairperson

      1. The chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the organization.
      2. He/she shall appoint all members of standing committees and shall be an ex-officio member of each committee. 
      3. He/she shall appoint ad hoc committees as needed.
      4. He/she shall call, chair, and set agendas for each Faculty Council meeting and shall distribute that agenda to the membership five days prior to the meeting. He/she shall recognize additions to the agenda during those five days.
      5. Additional duties of the chairperson include representing the interests of the Trumbull Campus at meetings of the RCFAC (Regional Campus Faculty Advisory Council), providing written notification to affected Faculty of RTP recommendations from the Trumbull Campus Personnel Action Committee, and informing Trumbull faculty of important regional and University-wide announcements. 
    2. Vice-Chairperson

      1. In the absence of the chairperson, the vice-chairperson shall preside at the meetings.
      2. The vice-chairperson shall assist the chairperson in the carrying out of his/her duties, at the discretion of the chairperson, and is responsible for managing the Flower Fund. 
    3. Secretary

      1. The secretary shall take minutes at each meeting, have them typed, and distributed electronically to the membership.
      2. In the absence of the chairperson and vice-chairperson, the secretary shall preside at the meetings. 
  5. Meetings:

    1. Regular meetings shall be held at least once per semester and optimally once per month during the regular academic year.
    2. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or at the request of at least 25% of the resident faculty. 
    3. A quorum of 25% of the Faculty Association will be necessary to vote on any motion. If this quorum cannot be reached, or if the Faculty Chair deems that an item to be voted on would benefit from wider faculty input, electronic voting, rather than paper ballots or voting by a show of hands, will be implemented.