UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Senate Representation from UNH-Manchester
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
MOTION # XIV-M6

on senate representation from UNH-Manchester

1.  Motion presenter:   Sarah Kenick

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  11/16/09

3.  Rationale:

The rationale is to remove the word “divisions”, in order to allow for the election of two at-large senators from the entire UNH-Manchester faculty rather than limiting representation to one senator from the Humanities Division and one senator from the Sciences Division.  UNH-Manchester faculty members do not meet as division members but as a faculty at-large.  In addition, under the current language of the constitution, the new Social Sciences Division is not able to elect representation to the Faculty Senate.  There are 29 tenured or tenure-line faculty members at UNH-Manchester:  12 in the Humanities Division, 10 in the Social Sciences Division, and 7 in the Sciences Division.  If UNH-Manchester is treated as a department (in the way that the UNH Library is) then two senators should be elected from UNH-Manchester faculty in accordance with the Senate Constitution.

4.  Motion:

This motion is to change the Faculty Senate Constitution with respect to senate representation from UNH-Manchester.  The senate constitution’s current language reads:  "Each academic department shall elect one member to the Faculty Senate for a two-year term.  Departments with more than 20 tenure-track faculty shall elect two senators.  For purposes of Faculty Senate membership, the Library, the Thompson School, and UNH-Manchester divisions shall be treated in the same way as departments."  The proposed change will read:  “Each academic department shall elect one member to the Faculty Senate for a two-year term.  Departments with more than 20 tenure-track faculty shall elect two senators. For purposes of Faculty Senate membership, the Library, the Thompson School, and UNH-Manchester shall be treated in the same way as departments."  It will also be necessary to correct the listing of eligible representatives noted in item 4 of the Bylaws to replace “UNH-M, Humanities and UNH-M, Sciences” with “UNH-M”.

5.  Senate action:  passed unanimously.

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Paula Salvio

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on December 1, 2009

Forwarded to:  Provost John Aber, on December 1, 2009

Forwarded to:  Kristin Woolever, Dean of UNH-Manchester, on December 1, 2009

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