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Chapter 2

ARTICLE IV. Meetings of the University Faculty


Sec. A. Annual Meeting and Report on State of the University


Early in the fall term, the University Faculty shall have an annual meeting and the president shall report to the University Faculty on the state of the University. The president’s report may be made in writing prior to the annual meeting or delivered orally at the annual meeting. Staff may be invited by the president and the chair of the Senate to attend a report delivered orally and discussion thereon. The report shall be delivered immediately after the meeting is called to order. The annual meeting shall include such additional business as may be introduced by the process of initiative as provided in Article VIII. If the president chooses to provide a written report, he/she shall annually provide some other in-person opportunity for the University Faculty to communicate with the president regarding the state of the University and its academic units.


Sec. B. Special Meetings


Special meetings of the University Faculty may be called by the president or by the Faculty Senate, or upon a petition of ten percent of the voting members of the University Faculty stating the purpose of the proposed meeting. The petition shall be delivered to the secretary of the University Faculty who shall certify the validity of the petition to the president, who in turn shall call the special meeting within thirty (30) days of receiving the certified petition.


Sec. C. Emergency Meetings


An emergency meeting of the University Faculty may be called by the president or by the chair of the Faculty Senate.


Sec. D. Notification and Agenda


The chair of the Faculty Senate, or on the chair's designation, the secretary of the University Faculty, shall notify each voting member of the University Faculty at least ten days before each annual meeting and special meeting. Such notification shall be in writing and shall specify the time, the place, and the agenda of the meeting. Any main motion to be introduced at an annual meeting or a special meeting shall be included in the agenda.


Sec. E. Quorum and Rules of Order


Par. 1. A quorum of a meeting of the University Faculty shall consist of thirty percent of the voting members, except that at a meeting called by petition, a quorum shall be forty percent.


Par. 2. Meetings shall be conducted according to the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, unless otherwise specified.