Bylaws of the Boulder Faculty Assembly


It is a guiding principle of the shared governance recognized by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado that the faculty and the administration shall collaborate in major decisions affecting the welfare of the University as described in the Regents’ laws in Article 5, Part E.
The mission of the BFA, as a deliberative body, is to represent the faculty of the Boulder campus in shaping the structure and development of the University through shared governance. The faculty takes the principal role in establishing academic policy and standards and in selecting and evaluating faculty, with collaboration of the campus or system administration as appropriate. The administration takes the principal role in establishing budget policy and resource allocation, with early collaboration of the faculty.
Members of the Faculty Senate as defined by the laws of the Regents [5A.1] shall be eligible to vote for and to serve as members of the Boulder Faculty Assembly. In addition, the Retired Faculty Association may appoint two representatives to serve on the BFA.
These Bylaws and the Standing Rules define and guide the participation of the Boulder campus faculty elected to Boulder Faculty Assembly in the governance of the University as specified by the Laws of the Regents of the University of Colorado. Matters of procedure not covered by these Bylaws, the Standing Rules of the Boulder Faculty Assembly, or the Rules of the Faculty Senate, will be handled according to the latest edition of the Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
These Bylaws and the Standing Rules will be reviewed at least every five years by the BFA Bylaws Committee.

Table of Contents

Preamble ... 1

Article I. Membership ... 2-3

Article II. Elections ... 4

Article III. Office and Executive Committee Members at Large ... 5-6

Article IV. Executive Committee ... 7

Article V. Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees ... 8-10

Article VI. Meetings of the Assembly ... 11

Article VII. Amending and Suspending Bylaws and Standing Rules ... 12

Appendix ... 13

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