Faculty Assembly Minutes: September 5, 2006

 

Nick Reeder called the special meeting to order at 9:58 am in Blair Hall.  Tom Singer made the following motion: “Voting on amendments to the Faculty Assembly’s Constitution and Bylaws shall be conducted online.”  The motion was seconded and ballots that had been distributed earlier at the Fall Faculty Professional Development Day registration table were collected as faculty left the meeting.  The motion passed: 275 for, 2 against.

 

The full text of the proposal follows:

 

Proposal: That Faculty Assembly amend Article IX of the Assembly’s constitution as follows:

 


Current Wording

Section 1  The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Assembly membership, provided that a copy of the proposed amendment has been submitted to each member of the Assembly no less than thirty days prior to a meeting at which it will be discussed; the proposed amendment shall be voted upon within thirty days subsequent to said discussion.

Section 2  The Bylaws of this Constitution may be amended at any meeting of the Assembly by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Assembly membership, provided that a copy of the proposed amendment has been submitted to each member of the Assembly no less than thirty days prior to the meeting.

 

 


Proposed Wording

Section 1  The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Assembly membership, provided that a copy of the proposed amendment has been submitted to each member of the Assembly no less than thirty days prior to a meeting at which it will be discussed; the proposed amendment shall be voted upon within thirty days subsequent to said discussion.  Voting on amendments shall be conducted online.

Section 2  The Bylaws of this Constitution may be amended at any meeting of the Assembly by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Assembly membership, provided that a copy of the proposed amendment has been submitted to each member of the Assembly no less than thirty days prior to the meeting. Voting on amendments shall be conducted online.

 


 

 

Rationale:  Online voting will allow for greater participation by Assembly members than the current practice of voting in Assembly meetings. 

 

Submitted by James Brooks

 

Approved by Faculty Senate: September 13, 2006