TO: University Senators and Senators-Elect
FROM: Kenneth Swalagin, Secretary of the University Senate
SUBJECT: April 27, 2001 Senate Meetings and Luncheon – ON DOUGLASS CAMPUS
Newly elected and continuing Senators meet at 1:10 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2001 in the Douglass College Center, Trayes Hall B, Douglass Campus to elect next year's Senate officers, Executive Committee members, and representatives to the Boards of Governors and Trustees.
Senators are invited to attend a pre-meeting luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Trayes Hall Room A. Please feel free to take your lunch with you to any caucus you may attend before the Senate meetings begin.
Please review the online sample ballot developed by your Nominating Panel. Nominations may also be made from the floor by voting members of the 2001-02 University Senate. Nominees should be prepared to make brief statements in support of their candidacies. Nominees who cannot be present should arrange for statements to be presented on their behalf by other Senators. Ballots will be distributed at sign-in to voting members of the 2001-02 University Senate (eligible Senators are those whose election has been certified in writing to the Senate Secretary). If additional, certified election results are received in writing by the Senate office prior to the meeting, the names of those voting-eligible Senators will be posted at the sign-in table.
Current senators -- including those not returning next year -- meet following the annual elections for the last regular Senate session of 2000-01. (Senators-elect whose terms begin July 1, 2001 are welcome, but may not vote.) The meeting agenda is attached.
A Committee Preference form has been mailed to all new Senators. Please complete the form, and return it to the Senate office to register your 2001-02 committee preference before committee assignments are made for the year. Senators (other than Executive Committee members) can be assigned to only one standing committee. Committee work is a vital and integral part of the Senate’s operations. In joining a standing committee, you commit to attending its meetings and participating in its activities. Senate and standing-committee meeting attendance is recorded and published on the Senate website. Please be certain to return your completed Committee Preference form to the Senate Secretary or the Senate Office by May 4.
A summary of each Committee's task is posted on the Senate website. You may also call the Senate Office if you have questions concerning specific committee charges or membership.
Please see the online map for the location of Douglass College Center. Senators may park in the adjacent parking deck; no special parking permit is needed. Faculty and administrators with a common key card may also park in Lot 70.
If you cannot attend this meeting, please email or call the Senate office to request that you be included among those listed as excused.
DATE: Friday, April 27, 2001
TIME: 1:10 p.m.
PLACE: Trayes Hall B, Douglass College Center, 100 George Street, Douglass Campus
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ELECTION OF 2001-02 OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM - Kathleen Scott, Chairperson
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY
STATEMENTS OF THE NOMINEES
VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS
RECESS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Kathleen Scott, Chairperson
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY - Kenneth Swalagin, Secretary
The following preliminary report
is presented FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, without resolution
or call for action, in anticipation of an open-forum discussion on the
issue to be held during the October 2001 University Senate meeting:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT - Samuel Rabinowitz, Vice Chairperson
REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS
ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR MEETING
REPORT OF ELECTION RESULTS
ADJOURNMENT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote. There is an overall time limit of
2-1/2 hours for Senate meetings. Specific time and limits are set for questions and debate, not for presentation of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.