UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on amendments to senate constitution
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UNH FACULTY SENATE

MOTION # XVIII-M4

Amendments to senate constitution

1.  Motion presenter:  Jim Connell, Agenda Committee 

2.  Dates of Faculty Senate discussion:  11/4/2013, 10/21/2013

3.  Motion: the Agenda Committee moves to amend the senate constitution for clarity as follows:

Item 6.c wording will change from:

The Professional Standards Committee. The Professional Standards Committee will concern itself with matters affecting the welfare of the faculty including academic freedom, promotion, tenure, workload assignments, faculty personnel policy, and professional ethics. This committee has a role established by the collective bargaining agreement relating to termination or severe sanctions placed on faculty members. The Professional Standards Committee will be elected by bargaining-unit faculty by approval ballots in Liberal Arts, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Agriculture, Business and Economics, Health and Human Services, UNH-Manchester, and the library. All tenured faculty members will automatically be the nominees on their respective ballots. The Faculty Senate will supervise this election. The Professional Standards Committee will have seven directly elected members, one from each of the following:  CEPS, COLSA, LA, SHHS, WSBE, UNH-Manchester and the library.  In addition the vice chair of the Faculty Senate will be the eighth member and the chair of the committee.

to:

The Professional Standards Committee. The Professional Standards Committee will concern itself with matters affecting the welfare of the faculty including academic freedom, promotion, tenure, workload assignments, faculty personnel policy, and professional ethics. This committee has a role established by the collective bargaining agreement relating to termination or severe sanctions placed on faculty members. The Professional Standards Committee will be elected by bargaining-unit faculty by approval ballots in CEPS, COLSA, COLA, CHHS, PCBE, UNH-Manchester and the library. All tenured faculty members will automatically be the nominees on their respective ballots. The Faculty Senate will supervise this election. The Professional Standards Committee will have seven directly elected members, one from each of the following:  CEPS, COLSA, COLA, CHHS, PCBE, UNH-Manchester and the library.  In addition the vice chair of the Faculty Senate will be the eighth member and the chair of the committee.

Item 6.d wording will change from:

Other Faculty Senate Committees. The Faculty Senate may establish whatever other committees it deems appropriate, as needed, such as the University Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee (UCAPC).

to: 

Other Faculty Senate Committees. The Faculty Senate may establish whatever other committees it deems appropriate, as needed.

4.  Rationale: These changes are made for clarity.

5.  Senate action: Motion passed with 35 ayes, no nays, no abstentions.

6.  Senate chair’s signature: Todd DeMitchell

Forwarded to: President Mark Huddleston, on November 25, 2013

                        Provost Lisa MacFarlane, on November 25, 2013

                        P.T. Vasudevan, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, on November 25, 2013

                        All college deans, on November 25, 2013

                        All department chairs, on November 25, 2013

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