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.
Faculty Senate Executive Council
Executive Council Membership
Members of the Executive Council include:
- Senate President,
- 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
|Vice President||Burns, Christopher||LIB|
|Immediate Past President||Paris, Catherine||CALS|
|Chair, Curricular Affairs Committee||Almstead, Laura||CALS|
|Co-Chair, Educational & Research Technologies Committee||Toolin, Regina||CESS|
|Co-Chair, Educational & Research Technologies Committee||Read, Helen||CEMS|
|Chair, Financial & Physical Planning Committee||Ross, Don||CALS|
|Chair, Professional Standards Committee||Giangreco, Michael||CESS|
|Chair, Research, Scholarship & The Creative Arts||Cushman, Mary||LCOM|
|Co-Chair, Student Affairs Committee||Prue, Jennifer||CESS|
|Co-Chair, Student Affairs Committee||Allen, Kenneth||CNHS|
|Member-At-Large (2018-2020)||Beckage, Brian||CALS|
|Member-At-Large (2019-2021)||Eyler, Evan||LCOM|
|Member-At-Large (2018-2020)||Harrington, Susanmarie||CAS|
(David Massell is serving for the Spring Term 2020 to fill vacancy during sabbatical leave of Thomas Borchert)
Executive Council Meeting Schedule and Materials
The Senate Executive Council meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in room 427A, Waterman. The meetings in October and March will be held on the third Monday to accommodate recess days. The May meeting will be held on the first Monday to accommodate commencement.
2019-2020 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials
|September 9, 2019||Agenda|
|October 14, 2019||Agenda||Draft Minutes|
|November 11, 2019||Agenda||Meeting Cancelled|
|December 9, 2019||Agenda||Draft Minutes|
|January 13, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 10, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 16, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 13, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 4, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
2018-2019 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials
|September 10, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 15, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 12, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 10, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|January 14, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 11, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 18, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 8, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 6, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
2017-2018 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials
|September 11, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 16, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 13, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 11, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|January 8, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 12, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 19, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 9, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 7, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
2016-2017 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials
|September 12, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 10, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 14, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 12, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|January 9, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 13, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 20, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 10, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 8, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
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.