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Faculty Senate Executive Council

The Executive Council oversees the implementation of the authority granted to the Senate, and sets the agenda for Faculty Senate meetings. Duties of the Executive Council are outlined in the Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws, Section 8. Executive Council

Executive Council Membership

Senate Minutes Books

Members of the Executive Council include:

  • Senate President,
  • President-Elect,
  • Immediate Past President,
  • Vice President,
  • Chairs of the six standing committees, and
  • Four members-at-large

The members-at-large are elected in April by the Senate from among the Elected Senators.  The members-at-large will serve two-year terms beginning on July 1.  A member-at-large ceasing to be an Elected Senator shall be replaced.  Terms shall be staggered so that approximately half of the members-at-large are elected each year, and no more than two of the members-at-large may be from the same School or College.

Executive Council Member List

2019-2020 Senate Executive Council
PresidentThomas ChittendenChittenden, ThomasGSB
Vice PresidentChris BurnsBurns, ChristopherLIB
Chair, Curricular Affairs CommitteeLaura AlmsteadAlmstead, LauraCALS
Co-Chair, Educational & Research Technologies CommitteeHelen ReadRead, HelenCEMS
Co-Chair, Educational & Research Technologies CommitteeMarie WoodWood, MarieLCOM
Chair, Financial & Physical Planning CommitteeJane KnodellKnodell, JaneCAS
Chair, Professional Standards CommitteeMichael GiangrecoGiangreco, MichaelCESS
Chair, Research, Scholarship & The Creative ArtsMary CushmanCushman, MaryLCOM
Co-Chair, Student Affairs CommitteeJennifer PruePrue, JenniferCESS
Co-Chair, Student Affairs CommitteeTerrence DelaneyDelaney, TerrenceCALS
Member-At-Large (2020-2022)Brian BeckageBeckage, BrianCALS
Member-At-Large (2019-2021)Evan EylerEyler, EvanLCOM
Member-At-Large (2020-2022)  Pending 

Member-At-Large (2019-2021)

Thomas BorchertBorchert, ThomasCAS

 

 

Executive Council Meeting Schedule and Materials

The Senate Executive Council meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Microsoft Teams, or in room 427A, Waterman. The meeting schedule in January, February and March will be compressed to accommodate the recess days.

2020-2021 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials

2020-2021 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
dateagendaminutes
September 14, 2020Agenda

Minutes

October 12, 2020AgendaMinutes
November 9, 2020AgendaMinutes
December 14, 2020AgendaMinutes
January 25, 2021AgendaMinutes
March 1, 2021AgendaMinutes
April 12, 2021AgendaMinutes
May 10, 2021AgendaMinutes

2019-2020 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials

2019-2020 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
dateagendaminutes
September 9, 2019 Agenda

Minutes

October 14, 2019Agenda Minutes
November 11, 2019AgendaMeeting Cancelled
December 9, 2019AgendaMinutes
January 13, 2020AgendaMinutes
February 10, 2020AgendaMinutes
March 16, 2020AgendaMinutes
March 27, 2020 - Special Meeting Minutes
April 13, 2020AgendaMinutes
May 4, 2020AgendaMinutes
May 19, 2020 Special MeetingAgenda 
June 23, 2020 Special MeetingAgenda 

 

2018-2019 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials

2018-2019 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
dateagendaminutes
September 10, 2018AgendaMinutes
October 15, 2018AgendaMinutes
November 12, 2018AgendaMinutes
December 10, 2018AgendaMinutes
January 14, 2019AgendaMinutes
February 11, 2019AgendaMinutes
March 18, 2019AgendaMinutes
April 8, 2019AgendaMinutes
May 6, 2019AgendaMinutes
 

 

2017-2018 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials

2017-2018 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
dateagendaminutes
September 11, 2017AgendaMinutes
October 16, 2017AgendaMinutes
November 13, 2017AgendaMinutes
December 11, 2017AgendaMinutes
January 8, 2018AgendaMinutes
February 12, 2018AgendaMinutes
March 19, 2018AgendaMinutes
April 9, 2018AgendaMinutes
May 7, 2018AgendaMinutes
   

 

 

2016-2017 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials

2016-2017 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
dateagendaminutes
September 12, 2016AgendaMinutes
October 10, 2016AgendaMinutes
November 14, 2016AgendaMinutes
December 12, 2016AgendaMinutes
January 9, 2017AgendaMinutes
February 13, 2017AgendaMinutes
March 20, 2017AgendaMinutes
April 10, 2017AgendaMinutes
May 8, 2017AgendaMinutes
   

 

 

 

Faculty Senate Bylaws Section 8. Executive Council

Section 8. Executive Council


8.1  Membership. The Executive Council shall consist of the following voting members:
a. The President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, and Vice President of the Faculty Senate.
b. The chairs of the six standing committees.
c. Four members-at-large elected in April by the Senate from among the Elected Senators. The members-at-large will serve two-year terms beginning on July 1. A member-at-large ceasing to be an Elected Senator shall be replaced. Terms shall be staggered so that approximately half of the members-at-large are elected each year, and no more than two of the members-at-large may be from the same School or College.


8.2  Duties. The Executive Council shall perform the following duties:
a. It shall be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the authority granted to the Senate as outlined under Articles 1.1 through 1.6.
b. It shall set the agenda for meetings of the Faculty Senate, and shall be responsible generally for administration of the Senate.
c. It shall monitor the activities of Senate committees, establishing committee priorities where necessary to insure committee responsibilities are discharged in a timely fashion.
d. It shall serve to receive requests from the administration, the faculty, student bodies, etc. and direct those requests to the appropriate Senate body to ensure prompt and effective resolution of matters within its jurisdiction.
e. It shall consider budgetary implications for University policies and make appropriate recommendations to the Faculty Senate and the administration regarding University priorities.
f. It shall arrange for presentations to the Faculty Senate as frequently as necessary, but at least annually, on the University financial situation.
g. It shall maintain a close liaison to ensure appropriate communication between the Faculty Senate and the Faculty Union.
h. It shall be responsible for periodic and regular review of the items in the Faculty Handbook within its areas of jurisdiction, making recommendations for revisions as necessary.


8.3  Ratification of Action. On all issues falling under its jurisdiction, the Executive Council shall initially decide whether the issue is substantive and requires the approval of the full Senate, or should only require approval of the Executive Council itself, with the Senate informed of its action. The Senate, upon receiving such a report, may by majority vote take jurisdiction of the matter for further consideration.

8.4  Officers. The President of the Faculty Senate shall serve as Chair of the Executive Council. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall serve.

8.5  Meetings. The Executive Council shall meet prior to each scheduled Faculty Senate meeting and at least once a month throughout the calendar year, and must meet upon written petition of four of its members. At the discretion of the Senate President, the Executive Council may meet more frequently in order to discharge its duties promptly and responsively.