Agenda Item No. ________

Washburn University Board of Regents



SUBJECT: RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE TO REVIEW SECTION ONE, ARTICLE VI (A) OF THE FACULTY HANDBOOK



Description:

The following recommendations were approved by the University Council on March 8, 2001.



1.) Each School, the Librarians, and each Division of the College of Arts and Sciences, shall elect one representative and one alternate to the University Council.

2.) Elections of representatives and alternates shall be held no later than mid-April of the academic year preceding the academic year in which the term of office begins.

3.) The May meeting of the University Council, in addition to conducting its regular business, shall provide orientation for newly-elected members to the next academic year's Council.

4.) Regular business of the May meeting shall be conducted with only current member's voting.

5.) Before the May meeting concludes, the continuing and the new members for the next academic year's Council shall elect that Council's officers. But that Council's term does not begin until the Fall Semester begins.

6.) In the absence of a quorum during the summer months, an Executive Committee composed of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, and the Secretary of the University Council and the Senior Faculty Representative to the Board of Regents, shall be empowered to conduct any pressing business of the Council. A business of the Council shall be deemed pressing if it cannot be safely postponed until the Council's first Fall meeting.

7.) Should a member of the Executive Committee not be available during the summer, that member shall appoint an alternate from the remaining faculty members of the Council.

8.) The last sentence of Section 7 of Article VI(A) of the Faculty Handbook will be modified by substituting "Chairperson" for "President" and deleting "or by the Secretary." The sentence, after modifications, will read: "other meetings may be called by the Chairperson or by any officer receiving a written petition of 4 voting members of the University Council, at any time and upon notice."



The General Faculty approved the proposal April 25, 2001.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: None



RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley recommends Board of Regents approval of the recommendation of the Committee to review Section One, Article VI(A) of the Faculty Handbook.





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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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