COLLEGE SENATE

SENATE BY-LAWS

Summary of Amendments

Note:  All amendments 1968-1977 are incorporated into the text of the document, and are not specified below.

Approved by the Faculty, December 1968.

Approved by the Faculty, February 19, 1971; approved by the Chancellor, March 24, 1971; declared in effect by the President, with concurrence of the College Council, March 26, 1971.

Approved by Faculty Action, June 22, 1973; approved by the College Council and declared in effect by the President, August 1, 1973.

Approved by the Faculty Action, September 9, 1977; approved by the College Council and declared in effect by the President, October 17, 1977.

Approved by the Faculty, April 1995:

  1. College Senate By-Laws, Article I: Preamble added –"and makes recommendations to the President of the College in the execution of his responsibilities as Chief Administrative Officer."
  2. College Senate By-Laws, Article III: College Senate added – paragraph B. "The actions of the Senate are advisory to the President."
  3. College Senate By-Laws, Article III: new – C.  a. President of the College, ex officio, non-voting. b. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, add: ex officio, non-voting, the Vice President for Student Affairs, add: ex officio, non-voting, the Vice President for Finance and Management, ex officio, non-voting and… h.Two members ex officio, non-voting appointed by the President.

Approved by the Faculty, May 1996:

  1. Amendment to College Senate By-Laws, Article III College Senate; Section C.d.  College Senate shall be composed of: “Six members elected at large by a majority vote of the professional staffs of the Instructional Resources, Student Affairs, and other professional groups not otherwise represented,…”
  2. Added New Article X

In August 2000 a new Senate handbook was produced, with new pagination, and revised grammar and gender references. 

Amended by the Senate, May 2001; approved by Faculty October 2003:

  1. Article III, Section E, guidelines for composition of standing committees of the Senate were modified to be in accord with practice.
  2. Article III, Section F, role of secretary was changes to conform to practice, with student senator being designated as a member of the Senate Agenda Committee.
  3. Article III, Section N, addition of resignation of senator, and clarification of notification policies for leaves of absence from the Senate.
  4. Public Service Activities Committee dissolved, and eliminated throughout document.

Amended by the Senate, April 2003; approved by Faculty October 2003:

  1. Article III, Section G, add discussion of annual reports from page 4 deleting it from page 4.
  2. Article III, Section J, change to sentence 3.
  3. Article VI, was renamed: Appointment to, and representation on, Key Faculty Groups
  4. Article VI, text was deleted in both A. and B. and new text inserted.
  5. Article VIII, modified text of Article X was inserted as new Section D or Article VIII, since both Articles VIII, and X deal with the amendment process.
  6. Article X was eliminated, since it was modified and inserted into Article VIII as Section D.

Amended by the Senate, May 2005; approved by the Faculty, April 2006:

  1. Academic Services and International Education Committees dissolved and eliminated throughout the document.

Amended by the Senate, March 2006; approved by the Faculty, April 2006:

  1. Article III, Section C, reworded to reflect reorganization of academic units.
  2. College support staff were included as a represented group. Changes made throughout document.
  3. Article II, Section C, additions to address any disenfranchisements regarding voting and ability to run for elections.
  4. Article III, Section C, introductory section changed to clarify faculty majority and groups represented on the College Senate.
  5. University Senators must have full time faculty status.


Amended by the Senate, March 2007; approved by the Faculty:

  1. At-large reduction from nine senators to seven to achieve faculty majority.
  2. Changes to charges for all standing committees except Curriculum and Budget and Staff Allocations.