ARTICLE IV. The
||The Executive Committee shall consist of:
- the three officers of the Assembly;
- the officers-elect of the Assembly;
- two voting members of the Assembly, elected at large by the Assembly;
- the Chairs of the Standing Committees of the Assembly, ex-officio
- the most recently retired Chair of the Assembly, who shall be a member
ex-officio with vote for the year following his/her retirement from
the Office of the Chair and;
- The Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council, ex-officio
||The Chair of the Assembly will be the Chair of the Executive Committee.
||The Executive Committee shall:
- Hold open meetings.
- Prepare an agenda for the meetings of the Assembly. The agenda should
be mailed in time to reach all Assembly members at least 48 hours (2
days) in advance of Assembly meetings.
- Prepare the agenda for meetings of the Senate. The agenda should
be published at least 48 hours in advance of Senate meetings.
- Initiate items of new business for the Senate, for the Assembly,
or for committees.
- Receive and review all items that are submitted for the consideration
of the Assembly and/or the Senate. When appropriate, the Executive Committee
will refer the item(s) to the relevant committee(s) and to the Chancellor
for review and evaluation. Items so referred will not be placed on the
agenda of the Assembly or Senate until:
All such referrals will be reported to the Assembly and/or the Senate.
- the requested evaluations have been obtained, or;
- (ii) sixty days have elapsed.
- Schedule for discussion at the next meeting of the Assembly or Senate
items which have been submitted for the consideration of these bodies,
provided they are received in time to permit proper notice to be given
with the regular publication and distribution of the meeting agenda,
and if either:
- The Executive Committee decides they do not warrant the review and
evaluations of Section 3 (e) (above), or if
- The Executive Committee decides that they are of an emergency nature.
In this case, every effort will be made by the Executive Committee to
obtain the review and evaluation of Section 3 (e) (above) in the time
that is available.
- Take all reasonable steps to expedite the reviews and evaluations
required in Section 3 (e) (above).
- Publish or circulate to the Assembly and/or Senate those documents
or reports that the Executive Committee believes will be of interest
to the Assembly and/or Senate.
- Review and recommend changes in the bylaws of the Assembly and in
the Rules of the Senate.
- Serve as the nominating committee for the Assembly and Senate.
- Represent the Senate in dealing with the Administration, the University
Administration, and the Board of Regents in the exercise of responsibilities
and powers of the Assembly and Senate as set forth in paragraphs III.
A. 1. and 2. of the Rules of the Senate.
- Coordinate the activities of committees.
- Make responses in its own name when the response of the faculty is
sought on particular questions and when time does not permit the questions
to be brought to the Assembly. All such responses shall be reported
to the Assembly at its next meeting. The Assembly may modify or rescind
- Report at each meeting of the Assembly.
- Report for the Assembly at each meeting of the Senate.
- Insure compliance with the following principle:
In the event that a University Administrator wishes to call any problem
to the attention of an Assembly committee, or request the Assembly to
undertake any inquiry, the notification of request should be in writing
with a copy to the Executive Committee of the Assembly. Alternatively,
and this procedure is to be preferred, the Administrator should communicate
with the Executive Committee, which will then refer the matter to the
appropriate committee and/or the Assembly. Privileged communications
involving individuals (as in the case of privilege and tenure) are excepted
from the above.
- Serve as a consultative committee with the Chancellor.
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