Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:24:44 -0500
To: official@list.gcsu.edu
From: "Quintus W. Sibley" <qsibley@mail.gcsu.edu>
Subject: Governance Proposal Passed
 
The following 11 point proposal was presented to the faculty in a called University Faculty meeting today at 12:00pm in the A&S Auditorium:

OUTLINE OF PROPOSAL FOR A UNIVERSITY SENATE

1.UNIVERSITY SENATE BECOMES THE POLICY MAKING BODY OF GC&SU

2.UNIVERSITY SENATE WILL BE CHAIRED BY THE PRESIDENT

3.THIRTY MEMBERS WILL BE ELECTED FROM THE FACULTY

4.FOUR VICE PRESIDENTS WILL SERVE BY VIRTUE OF TITLE (PLUS ONE ADDITIONAL EX OFFICIO MEMBER)

5.FIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AT THE PRESIDENTíS DISCRETION

6.OTHER COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES WILL EACH HAVE MEMBERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY SENATE

7.ADDITIONAL COUNCIL/COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE ELECTED/APPOINTED/APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY SENATE

8.UNIVERSITY SENATE WILL HAVE AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MADE UP OF THE PRESIDENT, VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND THREE MEMBERS ELECTED FROM THE UNIVERSITY SENATE

9.THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL ELECT A CHAIR AND SET THE AGENDA FOR THE UNIVERSITY SENATEíS MEETINGS

10.UNIVERSITY SENATE WILL REPLACE THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

11.THERE SHOULD BE APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATION FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

Following the discussion of these points, the following Resolution was made and passed by unanimous voice vote:

Resolution
Moved, that the faculty approve in principle the 11 point outline for creation of a University Senate, and that representatives of the current Faculty Senate and the current University Council prepare drafts of appropriate revisions to the Statutes and Faculty Bylaws to implement the proposal.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS SIGNIFICANT GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE!

 
Quintus W. Sibley
Director of Legal Affairs
Georgia College & State University
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