Bylaws - University Undergraduate Council

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this organization shall be the University Undergraduate Council (hereinafter referred to as the UUC).

ARTICLE II

MISSION

The UUC acts on behalf of faculty in the governance of undergraduate programs and policies. It performs both as a policy-making body, subject to approval by the Provost and President, and as an advisory body to the Provost. The UUC will:

1. Review requirements and recommend action on both the lower and upper division graduation requirements, including general education requirements, and approval of courses for general education.

2. Propose through the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services to the Provost and the President policies and procedures that influence the quality of undergraduate instruction and research programs.

3. Review proposals and recommend action on new or revised undergraduate programs and courses.

4. Advise the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services on such matters as may be brought to the UUC.

ARTICLE III

Section 1: REPRESENTATION

The University Undergraduate Council shall be composed of  seventeen voting members. Voting members shall be from each of the colleges and schools as described below, and a Faculty Senate representative. Eight ex officio members shall include the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services,  Director of University Honors Program, Registrar, University Libraries representative, Director of Academic Advising, Director of the Academic Counseling Center, and a representative from the Student Government Association.

The number of representatives from each college or school will be the following:

ARTS AND SCIENCES 4

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 2

COMMUNICATION AND FINE ARTS 2

EDUCATION 2

ENGINEERING 2

NURSING 1

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 1

KEMMONS WILSON SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND RESORT MANAGEMENT 1

SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES 1

Section 2: ELECTIONS / APPOINTMENTS

Each college or school shall establish criteria for election or appointment to the UUC that will ensure broad disciplinary representation. If in subsequent years there is a significant change to this distribution, the formula will be adjusted and colleges/school notified.

Prior to the first meeting of the academic year the respective units shall forward the names of the newly elected or appointed members to the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services. At the meeting in September, the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services shall announce the newly constituted University Undergraduate Council. A two-year term of service begins in September.

Ex officio members shall serve without vote.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

The officer of the University Undergraduate Council shall be the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services. The officer shall perform the duties prescribed by these bylaws and the parliamentary authority adopted by the UUC.

ARTICLE V

MEETINGS

Section 1: REGULAR MEETINGS

The regular meetings of the UUC shall be held monthly during the academic semesters from September through May, unless otherwise requested by the Chair or a majority vote of the UUC. If necessary, meetings may be scheduled during summer months by the chair.

Meetings of the UUC shall be chaired by the Vice Provost, Academic Innovation and Support Services.

Section 2: SPECIAL MEETINGS

Special meetings may be called by the chair. The purpose of these meetings shall be stated in the call and, except in cases of emergency, a notice of at least five working days shall be given.

Section 3: ABSENCE OF MEMBERS

If for any reason a member of the UUC cannot attend a meeting, another faculty member from that college or school may be designated as proxy for voting purposes. The chair shall be notified prior to the meeting.

Section 5: QUORUM

Ten (10) voting members of the UUC shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VI

COMMITTEES

Standing or special committees shall be appointed by the chair as necessary to carry on the work of the UUC.
ARTICLE VII

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1: PROCEDURE

The rules contained in the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the University Undergraduate Council to the extent that they are not inconsistent with these bylaws or with any special rules of order the UUC may adopt.

Section 2: OPEN MEETINGS

All meetings of the UUC shall be open to the university community. If confidential issues are on the table, then the Chair has the power to call the UUC to executive session.

ARTICLE VIII

AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS

These bylaws can be amended at any meeting of the UUC by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.

Approved by the University Undergraduate Council, December 10, 2004. Revised September 11, 2015.
Vice Provost, Academic Innovation & Support Services