DACC Faculty Council – Bylaws

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ARTICLE I: FACULTY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

Section 1: Election

Two (2) Faculty Council Representatives shall be elected for a term of two (2) years from each division. These terms will be staggered. They shall be elected at the last division meeting of the spring semester and assume their responsibilities on the first day of the fall semester.

Two (2) Faculty Council Representatives and an Alternate shall be elected for a term of one (1) year from the part-time faculty (Associates). This election shall take place at the fall orientation, and the Representatives shall assume their duties immediately. This one year term is contingent upon renewal of contract. Should that not occur, for whatever reason, a new representative shall be elected.

An Alternate Faculty Council Representative, hereinafter referred to as “Alternate,” shall also be elected for a term of one (1) year by each division to represent their electing body on the Faculty Council during any absence of the Faculty Council Representative. The Alternate may vote and in all ways act as the Faculty Council Representative during the absence. The absentee Faculty Council Representative shall give the Alternate notice of the absence in a timely manner.

Faculty Council Representatives may be re-elected, but no Member or Associate may serve as Faculty Council Representative and/or Alternate Faculty Council Representative for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Section 2: Responsibilities

Faculty Council Representative: The responsibilities of a Faculty Council Representative shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • attend all regular and special meetings of the Faculty Council;
  • notify the Alternate in a timely manner of any absence;
  • vote the consensus of the division represented on any action/decision/issue for which the Faculty Council Representative is required to solicit Member or Associate input;
  • report at division meetings the actions, decisions, and issues facing the Faculty Council; and
  • perform any duties or assignments given by the President of the Faculty

Section 3: Resignation or Removal

Any Faculty Council Representative who is not able to fulfill the responsibilities for the elected term shall resign. A letter shall be sent to the President of the Executive Committee, which letter shall then be placed on record with the Secretary of the Executive Committee, and the Alternate shall be notified to replace the Faculty Council Representative and in all ways be the elected Faculty Council Representative for the remainder of the term.

If the Alternate for any division is unable to fulfill the responsibilities for the elected term, the Alternate shall submit a letter of resignation to the President of the Executive Committee, which letter shall be placed on record with the Secretary of the Executive Committee. At the discretion of the division or Associates, a new Alternate shall be elected.

Any Faculty Council Representative who fails to attend all regular and special meetings per semester, without arrangement for proper representation by the Alternate in the absence of Faculty Council Representative, shall be informed immediately, in writing by the Secretary of the Faculty Council of forfeiture of their position on the Faculty Council, and the Alternate shall be notified to replace the offending Faculty Council Representative and in all ways be the elected Faculty Council Representative for the remainder of the term. If for any other reason the offending Faculty Council Representative does not fulfill his/her responsibilities on the Faculty Council as the elected representative of a division or Associates, any Member from the electing division or Associates may petition the division Members or Associates for removal of the offending Faculty Council Representative from office. If two thirds (2/3) of the division Members sign the petition, the petition shall then be presented to the Faculty Council and the offending Faculty Council Representative shall be removed from office. The petition and a document stating that the offending Faculty Council Representative has been removed from office shall be filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council, and the Alternate shall then assume the role of the removed Faculty Council Representative. The division may then, at its discretion, elect a new Alternate.

ARTICLE II: FACULTY COUNCIL MEETINGS

The Faculty Council shall meet at least once per month during the regular academic year. All Members shall receive notification of the dates, times, and locations of the meetings. The President shall prepare an agenda and notice of each meeting which shall be distributed to each member at least three (3) days before each meeting. Any Member wishing to add to the agenda must submit their request to the President at least seven (7) days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting of the Faculty Council shall be called to order by the President or in his/her absence by the President-Elect.

The Secretary shall take minutes of each Faculty Council meeting and shall post the corrected minutes on the Faculty Council Web site within two (2) weeks of the meeting at which the minutes are ratified.

If the Faculty Council calls any special meeting in addition to the regularly scheduled meeting, it shall be the duty of the President to notify all Members of the meeting date, time, and location; and it shall be treated as a regular meeting in all ways.

In the event of a scheduled absence of the President and the President-Elect, the Executive Committee will appoint a temporary presiding officer prior to the meeting. No executive duties shall be performed by this temporary officer other than presiding.

Meetings shall be conducted according to the standard parliamentary procedures as specified in Robert’s Rules of Order Revised with the exceptions as specified in the Constitution and/or Bylaws.

ARTICLE III: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1: Membership

Membership in the Executive Committee is limited to officers elected by the members of Faculty Council. Elected officers include:

President: The Office of the President of the Faculty Council shall:

  • call to order all meetings of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • notify all Members of every meeting of the Faculty Council at least 3 (three) days prior to the meeting date (the notification shall include an agenda including all issues to be discussed at the meeting);
  • preside over the business of the Executive Committee;
  • preside over all meetings of the Faculty Council;
  • represent faculty at the Academic Council, Leadership Team, and any other meetings at the college or university that are of interest to the Faculty Council;
  • represent the Members, the Associates, and the Faculty Council at relevant functions;
  • prepare the agenda for Faculty Council Meetings;
  • post on the Faculty Council Web site a year-end report of the Faculty Council’s accomplishments, ongoing initiatives, and barriers to success;
  • attend meeting for one year after the election of the new president and act in an advisory role to the new Faculty Council; and
  • act as a member of the Academic Appeals

President-Elect: The Office of the President-Elect of the Faculty Council shall:

  • attend all meetings of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • perform duties of the President in the absence of the President;
  • perform duties as assigned by the President;
  • become President if the office of President is vacated;
  • become President the next year;
  • prepare all constitutional amendments for ballot and make all changes to the Faculty Council Constitution;
  • represent the Members, the Associates, and the Faculty Council at relevant functions; and
  • act as a member of the Academic Appeals

Treasurer: The Office of the Treasurer of the Faculty Council shall:

  • attend all meetings of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • be responsible for the budget of the Faculty Council;
  • report to the Faculty Council at regular intervals regarding expenditures and future needs of the Faculty Council and its standing committees;
  • keep books and/or other tracking documents to account for all expended funds belonging to the Faculty Council;
  • perform any and all other duties as assigned by the President; and
  • act as a member of the Academic Appeals

Secretary: The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty Council shall:

  • attend all meetings of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • post the corrected minutes on the Faculty Council Web site within two (2) weeks of the meeting at which the minutes are ratified; record and keep the minutes of meetings of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • include a summation of all votes in the minutes (when applicable);
  • keep all relevant records of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • correspond with any Member, Associate, Visitor, or Faculty Council Representative(s) on behalf of the Faculty Council;
  • perform election duties as set forth in Section 2 below;
  • perform other duties as assigned by the President; and
  • act as a member of the Academic Appeals

Past President: The Office of the Past President of the Faculty Council shall:

  • attend all meetings of the Faculty Council and the Executive Committee;
  • perform duties as assigned by the President;
  • be the Chair of the Committee on Committees;
  • collect and review all minutes and year end reports from committees, then submit to the Secretary for posting on Faculty Council webpage; and
  • act as a member of the Academic Appeals

Section 2: Election

Each year a Secretary, Treasurer and President-Elect shall be elected by faculty. The President-Elect shall become the President the following year. A person may not serve in the same office for more than two (2) consecutive years. In the event the President-Elect cannot serve as President for the following year, a new President may be elected in the regular election process or in a special election as needed.

In April of each year, the Secretary shall call for nominations of members to run for office. Members shall then return a nomination vote for one (1) Member whom they wish to nominate for Secretary, one (1) Member whom they wish to nominate for Treasurer, and one (1) Member whom they wish to nominate for President-Elect.

The nomination vote shall be returned to the Secretary within one (1) week of distribution. The Executive Committee shall tally the nominations and identify a maximum of three (3) Members receiving the most nominations for the offices of Secretary, Treasurer, and President-Elect. The Secretary shall contact the Members and ask permission to place their names in nomination. If approval is not granted from the top three (3), the Executive Committee shall select from the original list of nominees the Member with the next highest number of nominations and continue in like fashion until at most three (3) people are selected to run for office. No person shall be permitted to run for more than one office at the same time. In the event one Member’s name appears among the top three names for both offices, the nominee shall have the option of choosing the office for which he/she wishes to run.

The final slate shall be available to the Members the last week in April. All Members shall receive a labeled ballot, e-mail ballot or electronic ballot which they shall mark and return to the Secretary within a designated time. The Executive Committee shall tally the votes and report the results on or before the last regular class day of the spring semester. The new officers shall begin their term of office the first day all faculty return to duties for the fall semester.

Section 3: Resignation or Removal from Office

If for any reason any officer of the Executive Committee shall not be able to fulfill his/her responsibilities, the officer shall resign from office. A letter to that effect shall be delivered to the Faculty Council, which letter shall then be delivered to the Secretary of the Executive Committee and placed in the records of the Faculty Council.

A petition signed by two thirds (2/3) of all Members shall be required for any Committee officer to be relieved of his/her office. The petition must be presented to the Faculty Council, at which time the officer shall be relieved of his/her duties. A replacement for the office shall be determined by the Faculty Council.

ARTICLE IV: FACULTY COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 1: Procedure

At the first fall meeting of the Faculty Council each year, the Chair of Committee on Committees shall make committee sign-up forms available. All Members shall have the opportunity to sign up for any Standing Committee whose membership is not determined by election. Members may join or resign from a Standing Committee at any time during the year through written notification to the chair of that committee.

The Chair of Committee on Committees shall review the sign-up sheets and notify all Members of their committee assignments within two (2) weeks.

All faculty council standing committees will be chaired by a member of faculty council as defined in ARTICLE III, Section 1: Membership. Each faculty council standing committee will, each year, meet within 60 days of the beginning of the fall semester for the purpose of electing a chair and a secretary. Goals for the committee will be established and communicated to the Committee on Committees. The secretary will forward minutes of the meetings including attendees and absentees to the chair of the Committee on Committees and will formulate a year-end report.

The primary responsibility of the Committee on Committees shall be to ensure that duplication of efforts, i.e., more than one committee working on the same issues, does not occur. In addition, this committee shall oversee all faculty representation on all DACC committees, task forces, and other representative bodies. Additional responsibilities of the Committee on Committees are found under Article VIII, Section 2, Part F.

Removal of a Member from a Standing Committee shall be at the discretion of the chair and committee members of the Standing Committee. All Standing Committee chairs shall notify the Committee on Committees of any change (additions or resignations) in membership during the academic year in a timely manner.

Faculty Council may dissolve any Faculty Council Committee by,

  1. Proposing the dissolution at a regularly scheduled meeting of Faculty Council or an emergency meeting called by the President;
  2. Notification via email to the committee chair within 48 hours of proposing the dissolution;
  3. The committee chair is given agenda time to present to Faculty Council if she/he desires at the next regularly scheduled meeting of FC or emergency meeting called by the President; or
  4. Majority vote of the Faculty Council at the next regularly scheduled FC meeting or an emergency meeting called by the President.

Faculty Council may reactivate a dissolved committee at any time by majority vote of the Council.

Section 2: Standing Committees

A Standing Committee is a permanent committee intended to carry out its responsibilities as designated by the Faculty Council.

Executive Committee of DACC Faculty Council

Membership
    • President of the DACC Faculty Council;
    • President-Elect of the DACC Faculty Council;
    • Secretary of DACC Faculty Council; and
    • Treasurer of DACC Faculty Council.
Responsibilities
    • To act as an advisory liaison between the Faculty Council, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and the President of the college;
    • report to the Faculty Council the discussion and actions which have taken place at the previous meetings of the Executive Committee;
    • accept written agenda items from Faculty Council members who then may be invited to the Executive Committee meeting;
    • prepare an agenda for all meetings of the Faculty Council, including reports from Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees as necessary;
    • discuss with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs the agenda of the upcoming Faculty Council meeting; and
    • attend the Vice-President of Academic Affairs meeting (by invitation) once per semester to discuss Faculty Council initiatives and concerns.

Committee on Committees

Membership
    • DACC Faculty; and
    • Past President serves as chair.
Responsibilities
    • To notify Members and the Vice-President of Academic Affairs of appointments of Members to Standing Committees;
    • keep updated lists of each Standing Committee membership, the designated chair, and the secretary of each committee;
    • ensure that minutes of the meetings of Standing Committees (including roll call) are placed on the Web after each meeting and in a timely manner;
    • ensure that Standing Committees submit goals each year after the committee’s first meeting that are to be completed or continued during that year;
    • ensure that each committee submit a year-end report describing how the goals have been accomplished;
    • ensure that issues and/or agenda are not duplicated on other committees; and
    • recommend the selection of faculty representation to committees other than Standing Committees.

College Promotion and Tenure Committee (revised 2/2016)

Membership
    • Seven (7) elected tenured faculty (one (1) member per division and two (2) at-large member from two (2) different divisions) to serve a three- year (3) term; two (2) members must be senior-ranked faculty;
    • Members can be elected for two (2) consecutive terms; terms of the members are to be staggered; and
    • Chairperson to be elected annually by the committee.
Responsibilities
    • To review and make recommendations on all promotion and tenure applications;
    • review and recommend necessary revisions in promotion and tenure policies;
    • maintain confidentiality of all materials, discussions, and decisions;
    • enforce/follow up on promotion and tenure procedures to assure consistent, equitable application of adopted policies;
    • ballot and tally results for electing members of Division P&T Committees at the beginning of each spring semester and to communicate the results to the divisions;
    • serve as consultant for Division P&T Committees during promotion and tenure process and the pre-tenure review; and
    • help coordinate with the Campus Academic Officer the training and dialogue for committee members and division heads.

Division Promotion and Tenure Committees

Membership
    • Four (4) elected, tenured-faculty (representing more than one program) per division to serve a two-year (2) term; three members will review each notebook;
    • Members cannot be elected to serve consecutive terms; terms of the members are to be staggered;
    • Division Deans may not serve on these committees;
    • Chairpersons to be elected annually by the committees; and
    • Any eligible member of the division may elect to serve on the committee for one (1) term in addition to the elected members.
Responsibilities
    • To review and make recommendations on all promotion and tenure applications in the division;
    • review and make recommendations on all pre-tenure contract renewal applications in the division;
    • inform the division dean of faculty members they recommend to apply for promotion/tenure the following year;
    • be available for consulting with faculty members on promotion and tenure issues; and
    • maintain confidentiality of all materials, discussions, and decisions.

Faculty Affairs Committee (revised 1/2016)

Membership
    • At least two elected faculty member from each division;
    • Volunteers are welcome to assist the committee on events and special assignments;
    • Elected members will serve staggered two-year terms;
    • A member can be elected for consecutive terms; and
    • A Chair-Elect is to be elected annually by the committee to serve as Chair the following academic year.
Responsibilities
    • To develop, facilitate, and publicize faculty awards, such as the Rousch Award, Stars of Excellence and the Faculty Service Recognition Award which are to be held at the Spring convocation (while serving on the committee, members are ineligible to receive these awards);
    • provide opportunity for personal and professional growth in concurrence with institutional goals;
    • integrate professional development and award calendar in to DACC master calendar;
    • oversee and implement the mentorship program of new faculty and part-time instructors and to present mentorship seminars for the new faculty and part-time faculty;
    • oversee and address faculty issues as assigned by Faculty Council.

College Curriculum Committee (revised 4/2016)

Membership
    • Two elected faculty members from each division to serve two-year staggered terms. Members may be elected for two consecutive terms;
    • Elections will be held annually and as needed (to replace vacant positions);
    • Committee members will initially elect a chair and chair-elect. Subsequently, committees will elect a chair-elect annually; and
    • VPAA to be an ex-officio member of this committee.
Responsibilities
    • Reviews curricular changes in existing certificates, associate degrees, majors and concentrations to the VPAA;
    • Reviews and recommends new certificates, associate degrees, majors and concentrations for approval to the VPAA;
    • Reviews and recommends changes to existing courses to the VPAA;
    • Reviews and recommends new courses to the VPAA;
    • Chair to regularly report recommendations to Faculty Council; and
    • Meets as necessary.

Assessment Committee

Membership
    • DACC faculty; and
    • Chairperson to be elected annually by the committee.
Responsibilities
    • To provide support to each department/program’s assessment process through the education and training of faculty; and
    • advocate for meaningful college-wide assessment.

Evaluations and Surveys Committee

Membership
    • DACC Faculty
    • ASDACC Representative for evaluations and/or surveys that directly affect students;
    • Professional and/or classified staff representatives for evaluations and/or surveys that directly relate to their unit; and
    • Chairperson shall be a faculty member elected annually by the committee.
Responsibilities
    • To develop, administer, compile and report the findings of the Survey of Administrative Effectiveness;
    • develop student evaluations which effectively measure instructional parameters for which faculty will be accountable; and
    • develop procedures and surveys, administer and compile said surveys, of areas which have a direct impact on students and their academic success.

Art Committee (revised 3/2015)

Membership
    • DACC faculty;
    • Co-Chairs to be elected annually; and
    • Secretary to be elected annually.
Responsibilities
    • To enhance the aesthetic environment of Doña Ana Community College through the acquisition and display of works of art at the community college;
    • determine and implement selection criteria for the acquisition and display of artwork at the community college;
    • encourage participation of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community in the process of acquiring and displaying appropriate art within the college;
    • encourage and facilitate visiting artists to present demonstrations and/or workshops;
    • host art exhibits;
    • advocate for a greater appreciation of the arts at the community college; and
    • ensure the security and conservation of any art while it is displayed in the community college.

Safety Committee

Membership
    • DACC faculty and staff; and
    • Chairperson to be elected annually by the committee.
Responsibilities
    • To provide an ongoing assessment of safety procedures;
    • make recommendations to the Administration on safety concerns, policies, and procedures; and
    • provide safety training to all employees at DACC, per OSHA regulations, and as needed by request.

Cultural Diversity Committee (revised 2/2015)

Membership
    • DACC faculty and staff; and
    • Chairperson to be elected annually by the committee.
Responsibilities
    • To endorse and affirm cultural activities, and curriculum at the college;
    • host cultural event(s) at the college; and
    • ensure that the professional development calendar continues to engage speakers who address the topic of cultural diversity.

Budget Committee (Revised 4/2016)

Membership
    • DACC faculty and staff;
    • Chair to be a faculty member elected by the committee for a term of three years. The successor must serve on the committee as chair-elect for one year, followed by two years as committee chair;
    • Two elected faculty members from each division (ABE may elect only one);
    • Two-year staggered terms;
    • Members can be elected for consecutive terms;
    • DACC Vice-President for Business and Finance will act ex-officio;
    • Non-Academic Divisions/Departments may select one staff member to serve on the committee. The number of non-faculty members cannot exceed 49% of the committee. The chair will call for non-academic nominations the 1st Friday of May; and
    • At no time will the faculty representation fall below 51% of the total committee membership.
Responsibilities
    • To assist the college in prioritizing the funding needs of the institution in cooperation with administration;
    • recommend budget processes and the types of data to the VP of Business and Finance to be used in the prioritization of the funds for the college and to assist with training as necessary;
    • advise the DACC President as requested on planning and effective use of funds; and
    • Chair will be responsible for presenting to the DACC President recommendations and decisions made by the committee.

Facilities/Space Utilization Committee (revised 2/2018)

Membership
    • DACC faculty and staff;
    • Chair to be a faculty member elected annually by the committee to serve a maximum of two years consecutively;
    • Two elected faculty member from each division;
    • Two-year staggered term;
    • Member can be elected for consecutive terms;
    • DACC Facilities Support Manager and Computer Support  will act ex-officio; and
    • At no time will the faculty representation fall below 51% of total committee membership.
Responsibilities
    • To assist the college in prioritizing space utilization needs of the institution in cooperation with administration;
    • recommend processes used in the prioritization of academic space utilization for the college;
    • advise the President and VP for Business and Finance as requested on the planning and effective use of space utilization; and
    • Chair will be responsible for presenting to the President and VP for Business and Finance recommendations and decisions made by the committee.

Information Technology Advisory Committee (revised 3/2016)

Membership
    • Standing co-chair is the Director of Computer Support; and
    • Faculty co-chair to be a faculty member elected by the committee for a term of two year.
    • Voting members:
      • One faculty member will be elected annually from each academic division including ABE;
      • One standing member will be chair of Computer and Information Technology Department;
      • One member will represent Satellite Campuses (may be faculty or non-faculty);
      • One non-faculty member will represent Community Education/Customized Training;
      • One non-faculty member will represent the Library Media Center;
      • One non-faculty member will represent Student Services; and
      • One non- faculty member will represent the Business Office.
    • Non-voting members:
      • One non-faculty member will represent Computer Support;
      • One non-faculty member will represent VLIT/Library.
    • Terms of Membership
      • Non-faculty members may serve their terms indefinitely based upon departmental needs. These members will be appointed by the supervisor of each department. The department supervisor may serve as the representative; and
      • Faculty members will serve for 2 year terms and may be re-elected.
Responsibilities
      • Members selected should have computer expertise and be using technology in their field;
      • advise the administration on the acquisition of information technology;
      • advise the administration and Faculty Council on the planning and effective use of information technology;
      • recommend policies and procedures to the administration and Faculty Council regarding information technology; and
      • Chair will be responsible for presenting to the DACC VP for Business and Finance recommendations and decisions made by the committee.

Faculty Handbook Committee

Membership
    • DACC faculty (at least one representative elected from each division, including ABE), and at least one representative designated by administration to serve a two-year term;
    • Chairperson to be elected annually by the committee; and
    • Any eligible member of the division or ABE may be re-elected to serve on the committee for one (1) term in addition.
Responsibilities
    • Committee members, representing both faculty and administration will, in collaboration, conduct periodic reviews the Faculty Handbook to insure its currency and accuracy.
    • In doing so, committee members will:
      • make recommendations to Faculty Council and the administration on the content and layout of the handbook;
      • through Faculty Council, notify faculty of proposed and effected changes in the handbook;
      • on a two-year cycle and with the support of DACC’s webmaster, update/maintain the documents and links in the Faculty Handbook; and
      • provide training at a division meeting in the fall on basic contents and procedures to access the Faculty Handbook;
    • To provide an annual report to Faculty Council on committee activities; and
    • To provide the Faculty Council President with a written report each May on the activities of the committee.

Expressive Arts Curriculum Affairs Committee (revised 10/2015)

Membership
    • A minimum of two (2) elected faculty members from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, one (1) from Business and Public Service and one (1) from Advanced Technologies to serve one two year term;
    • Chairpersons to be elected annually by the committee members; and
    • Any eligible member of the division may elect to serve on the committee for one (1) term in addition to the elected members.
Responsibilities
    • To facilitate the development and revision of program curriculum specific to the Expressive Arts and related programs; and
    • encourage intra-divisional collaboration and curriculum initiatives specific to the Expressive Arts.

Teaching and Learning Committee (created 3/2016)

Membership
    • DACC faculty/Library/Support Staff; and
    • Chairperson to be elected annually by the committee members.
Responsibilities
    • To analyze current, national community college best teaching practices;
    • provide in-house professional development opportunities for faculty;
    • develop ways of collaborating with regional community colleges;
    • foster a college-wide environment that focuses on teaching excellence; and
    • create additional rewards for faculty who excel at teaching.

Academic Program Review (created 3/2016)

Membership
    • Each Division elects two (2) representatives;
    • Two (2) at large representatives will be elected by faculty college-wide;
    • Elected members serve three year staggered terms;
    • Each members three year term includes two years as a reviewer and the final year as a coach;
    • Elections will take place during the spring semester each year;
    • Staff Representation: Additional members, serving a minimum of two years, include:
      • representative from the Institutional Effectiveness Office;
      • representative from the Business Office;
      • representative from Student Services/Academic Advising; and
      • Chair-elect will be elected annually by the committee members and will become Chair the following year.
Responsibilities
    • Review all Program Reports;
    • provide written feedback using the standard form to the program department chair/program director, the program faculty and the VPAA;
    • facilitate conversations regarding the intersection of faculty/program/division goals and plans and program review results; and
    • develop professional development activities to help programs understand the purpose of program review and interpretation of data.
    • The Program Review Committee Chair is responsible to:
      • notify programs when they are scheduled for review. This is done a year prior to the review date;
      • respond to queries from programs;
      • plan meeting between programs, program review committee and VPAA to discuss feedback;
      • communicate with VPAA; and
      • report to Faculty Council.
    • Coaches are responsible to:
      • work with one to two programs to follow-up on feedback received through the program review process; and
      • facilitate conversations regarding the intersection of faculty/program/division goals and plans and program review results.

ARTICLE V: FACULTY COUNCIL AD HOC COMMITTEES

An ad hoc committee is any committee created for a short period of time by the Faculty Council to serve as a need arises, and which has its functions clearly delineated. All Faculty Council ad hoc committees will be chaired by a member of Faculty Council as defined in ARTICLE III, Section 1: Membership.

Ad Hoc Committees

Formation & Duration
    • Current Faculty Council President will call each ad hoc committee into service as a need arises;
    • current Faculty Council President will dissolve each ad hoc committee once its function has been completed;
    • current Faculty Council President will dissolve all ongoing ad hoc committees at the end of the academic year; and
    • new Faculty Council President will reform any ad hoc committees with ongoing functions at the first regular fall meeting of the year.
Membership
    • Chairpersons are to be appointed annually by the current Faculty Council President;
    • full-or part-time faculty and staff may serve as members to fulfill each ad hoc committee’s “clearly delineated” function;
    • committee membership numbers may vary according to each ad hoc committee’s “clearly delineated” function; and
    • committee members may volunteer or be selected by the committee chairperson, as needed.
Responsibilities
    • To meet the “clearly delineated” function, as set forth at the Faculty Council meeting at which the committee is formed; and
    • report progress at each regular monthly Faculty Council meeting during the duration of the committee.

ARTICLE VI: PROCEDURES

Faculty Council may establish procedures to facilitate actions as deemed necessary. Those shall be attached to the Bylaws. These procedures can be amended or enacted at any regular or special meeting of the Faculty Council by a majority present at that meeting.

Revision History

      1. Ratified: November 13, 1990
      2. Revised: April 19, 1991
      3. Revised: September 1997
      4. Revised: December 1997
      5. Revised: February 1999
      6. Revised: August 2000
      7. Revised: August 2001
      8. Revised: May 2002
      9. Revised: July 2003
      10. Revised: February 2004
      11. Revised: January 2005
      12. Revised: March 2005
      13. Revised: February 2006
      14. Bylaws revised: April 2007
      15. Adjusted to reflect approved changes: October 2011
      16. Adjusted to reflect approved changes September 2013
      17. Adjusted to reflect approved changes: February 2014
      18. Adjusted to reflect approved changes: April 2015
      19. Adjusted to reflect approved changes: March 2016