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BY-LAW X. Faculty Senate Policy On Approval of By-Laws of Constituent Faculties


Pursuant to the Constitution, Article VII, Section A, Paragraph 4, specifying that the By-laws of each constituent faculty shall provide that the decision-making processes of its government be essentially democratic, approval by the Faculty Senate of the Charters and By-laws of constituent faculties will normally be contingent on the inclusion in such documents of provisions to the following effects:

  1. That a majority of the members of the Executive Committee (or corresponding agency) of a constituent faculty shall be voting members of the faculty elected by the faculty, and further, that the committee shall report to the faculty as the author of its responsibility.

  2. That the majority of the members of each standing committee of a constituent faculty concerned with matters of faculty responsibility shall be voting members of the faculty elected by the faculty, and further, that the committee shall report to the faculty as the author of its responsibility. The matters of faculty responsibility to which this requirement shall apply include the following:

    1. research and scholarship

    2. degree requirements

    3. curriculum

    4. standards of admission

    5. student standing and promotion

  3. That the majority of the members of the agency of the constituent faculty charged with making recommendations of appointments and promotions shall be voting members of the faculty chosen by either (a) an elective process, (b) a process in which an elected agency has had a decisive voice, or (c) a process which specifies as members all those members of the constituent faculty of stated rank or ranks.