Faculty Policies Standing Committee
The Faculty Senate Faculty Policies Committee shall review and make recommendations to the Senate on academic freedom and responsibility, the Faculty Handbook, and on all policies and procedures, including appeals, pertaining to faculty appointment, dismissal, promotion, and tenure.
The Senate establishes committees to study and make reports on matters of concern to the University Faculty. Committees created by the Senate are committees of the Senate, receive their authority from the Senate, and shall report to the Senate. Senate committees shall not act independently of the Senate, and reports from these committees shall be presented to the Senate for consideration. Simple reports or progress reports may be made verbally, but any committee recommendations must be presented in writing. Committee work shall be done as a body and not by action of the Chair, either alone or following consultation with individual members of the committee. Actions taken shall be those of the committee as a whole representing a majority vote. The chair shall be elected from and by the members of that committee unless the chair is specified in the motion creating a special committee. The committee chair shall provide notice of meetings to each member of the committee and shall keep a record of those in attendance to be forwarded to the Senate office at the conclusion of each committee meeting.
The issuance of a minority report from a committee member or members shall be considered a right and shall follow the committee report before any action is taken on the committee report or its recommendations.
Committee chairs shall submit reports and motions requiring senate deliberation or action to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee at least 10 days in advance of the Faculty Senate meeting at which the item is to be considered. Any member of the Senate may submit to the Executive Committee items, including motions, no later than10 days in advance of the Faculty Senate meeting at which the item is to be considered. In the case of time-sensitive matters, the Executive Committee can choose to waive the 10-day advance notice requirement.
The following standing committee reports were accepted by the Senate with a majority vote:
The information presented on this page should be considered a guide and does not supersede or replace policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Senate Articles of Authority