TO: All Voting Faculty
FROM: Academic Council
DATE: February 24, 2004
RE: Proposed Revision of By-Laws re Change in Membership of Academic Council, Amended Version
Academic Council voted at its December, 2003 meeting to support the addition of a non-voting member to represent adjunct faculty on Academic Council. Academic Council believes that since adjunct faculty members constitute a large fraction of the teaching faculty and contribute in many ways to the life of the university, it is important for their voice to be formally represented on the Council.
Based on discussions we have had since the February faculty meeting, we will entertain a friendly amendment to the proposal that we sent out dated January 26, specifying the date and frequency of the election of the adjunct faculty representative.
The revision of the By-Laws consists of the bold-faced additions listed below.
Proposed By-Laws Change
Section I-6, Article VI, Section 1
Membership. The academic council shall consist of eleven members elected for three years, an adjunct faculty representative, without vote, the president, without vote, and /or the provost/vice president for academic affairs, without a vote…Elections to the academic council occur on a three-year cycle…In the final year of the three year cycle, four at-large members shall be elected by the faculty. The adjunct faculty representative will be elected annually in August, and must be currently employed by the university as an adjunct faculty member during her/his term.
c. Election. …
Year Three: four (4) at-large members.