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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

2017-2018 Senate Executive Council
President Paris, Catherine CALS
Vice President Carney, Jan LCOM
Immediate Past President    
Chair, Curricular Affairs Committee Almstead, Laura CALS
Chair, Educational & Research Technologies Committee Toolin, Regina CAS
Co-Chair, Financial & Physical Planning Committee Barnaby, Andrew CAS
Co-Chair, Financial & Physical Planning Committee Timothy Higgins LCOM
Chair, Professional Standards Committee Michael Giangreco CESS
Chair, Research, Scholarship & The Creative Arts Burns, Chris LIB
Co-Chair, Student Affairs Committee Chittenden, Thomas GSB
Co-Chair, Student Affairs Committee Prue, Jennifer CESS
Member-At-Large Beckage, Brian CALS
Member-At-Large Steven Zdatny CAS
Member-At-Large Mehrtens, Char CAS
Member-At-Large Eyler, Evan LCOM

 

 

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. 

2017-2018 Executive Council Meeting Schedule & Materials

2017-2018 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
date agenda minutes
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

2016-2017 Executive Council Meeting Schedule
date agenda minutes
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.