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All full-time faculty are eligible to be elected to the Faculty Council. Senior Faculty (defined as Associate or Full Professors with tenure) are members of Group 1, tenured Assistant Professors and tenure-track Faculty are members of Group 2, promoted non-tenure track faculty are members of Group 3, and Assistant Professor or Lecturer non-tenure track faculty are members of Group 4.
The FC will consist of eleven (11) members elected from the four Groups as follows: eight (8) members from Group 1, and one (1) member each from Groups 2, 3, and 4. The FC will be headed by three officers, the Chair, the Vice-Chair, and the Secretary/Treasurer, who will be elected by the incoming FC. The FC Chair shall be a Senior Faculty member. The Campus Dean is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the FC. The FC may delegate some of its duties to other Campus committees.
1. Monthly FC Meetings, open to all full-time faculty, will be held during the regular academic year as scheduled by the FC Vice-Chair in consultation with the Chair. Any non-FC members attending may not vote, but may speak if called upon. Additional meetings can be requested, subject to approval from the FC Chair. In the event of a denial, an appeal supported by a positive recommendation from three (3) of the FC members will be sufficient to grant the request. In order to conduct business at a meeting, a quorum must be present, as defined as 50% of the elected members of the FC.
2. In addition to the monthly FC Meetings, the FC Vice-Chair, in consultation with the Chair, will schedule a monthly Joint Faculty and Administration (JFA) Meeting. This meeting is where all faculty (including part-time faculty), administrators, and staff can have their voices heard by the FC, and where the FC can report and discuss their actions taken since the previous meeting.
3. Rules of Order for Meetings
Robert’s Rules of Order is the general guide for FC Meeting procedures unless suspended by a 2/3 majority of FC members present.
a. Eligible Members
b. Member Terms
c. Election Process
a. Groups 1 and 2 Ballots:
Voting members may vote for up to nine (9) total members, but no more than eight (8) in Group 1, and no more than one (1) from Group 2.
b. Groups 3 and 4 Ballots:
Voting members shall vote for one (1) member each from Groups 3 and 4.