| A. The Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Sciences was created
to advise the Dean of faculty concerns. The Council will consider
the concerns, notify the Dean of them, and recommend how they
might be addressed.
| B. The Dean of the College (as an ex-officio member of the Council)
shall receive minutes of all meetings. All Council communications
must be sent through the Dean. The Dean shall attend Council
meetings as appropriate, and the chair shall meet with the Dean on
a regular basis.
| C. The Council, through its faculty representatives, will keep the
faculty informed of the time and place of meetings and of the
agenda, and encourage them to use the Council as another
means of communicating with the administration.
| D. The Council will function as a Curriculum Committee and a
Committee on Grants and Awards, and will appoint special
committees as directed in VII-C below.
|A. Voting Eligibility|
All full-time faculty within each department of the College
|B. Membership Eligibility|
| Each department with fewer than twenty faculty will have one
representative on the Faculty Council to be chosen from the
full-time faculty, excluding the Department Head. Departments
with twenty or more faculty will have two representatives. The Dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences shall be an ex-officio member
of the Faculty Council.
|A. Election Procedures|
| Specific procedures for election of representatives to the Faculty
Council will be determined by the individual departments.
|B. Time of Elections|
| Each department will be notified by the Office of the Dean to hold
its election during the third week prior to the starting date of final
exams each spring semester. Each newly constituted Faculty
Council shall assume authority at the end of the examination
period in the spring semester.
| Appeals of the result of an election may be made by anyone
eligible to vote. Such appeal must be made in writing within
two weeks of the election and directed to the Faculty Council.
The Council shall make a judgment as to the validity of the
complaint and make its recommendation to the Dean of the
| If an elected member of the Faculty Council cannot serve a full
term, the department concerned will conduct an election among
its members to fill the unexpired term.
| If a member is absent more than two times during an academic
year, the Council will recommend to the relevant department
that the position be declared vacant and a new member
|IV. TERMS OF SERVICE|
| A. One-half of the members of the Faculty Council will be elected
each year for two-year terms.
| The resignation of a Faculty Council member shall be made in
writing and sent to both the Chair of the Council and to the
| In the event that any elected representative to the Council
cannot attend a meeting, that representative must choose
another eligible faculty member from the same department
to attend the meeting as an alternate. Said alternate shall
have the same rights and privileges as the elected
representative for that meeting. If an alternate cannot
attend, an absentee vote will be acceptable.
| A. The Chair of the Faculty Council shall be elected for a one-year
term by the members of the Council at the first scheduled
meeting of the Council. The Dean shall call the first meeting
and preside until a Chair is elected.
| B. The Chair is responsible for communicating to the Dean all
matters of faculty concern discussed by the Council.
|C. The Council may choose other officers as it deems necessary.|
|A. Scheduled Meetings|
| At least two regular meetings will be held at announced dates
during the academic year.
|B. Other Meetings|
| Meetings outside those regularly scheduled may be called by
(1) the Dean of the College or (2) the Chair of the Faculty Council
or (3) a majority of the members of the Faculty Council.
|C. A quorum shall consist of a simple majority--including the Chair.|
|A. The Council shall have the following:|
|B. Committee Composition|
| All committee members will be appointed by the Chair from the
membership of the Council as a whole and approved by the
Council as a whole.
|C. Role and Scope of the Standing Committees|
|1. Curriculum Committee|
|2. Grants and Awards Committee|
|3. Personnel/Merit Pay|
|4. Special Committees|