Board Policy 801.1

Article III of Board Policy 810.1: The Campus Council

  1. Authority 
    1. The Campus Council shall exercise general legislative powers in connection with all legislation not reserved to the sole jurisdiction of the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate or the Staff Senate. 
       
    2. All legislation initiated in the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate or the Staff Senate shall be reported to the Campus Council for informational purposes. If the legislation is not within the sole jurisdiction of those bodies, it will require final action by the Campus Council for approval. 
       
    3. The Campus Council may advise the chancellor, the president of the university, and through the president, the Board of Trustees, on any matter of concern to the Campus Council including legislation reported by the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate and the Student Senate. 
       
  2. Membership 
    1. The voting membership of the Campus Council shall consist of the chair of the Faculty Senate, the vice chair of the Faculty Senate, the ASG President, the president pro tempore of the Student Senate, the chair of the Staff Senate, 16 additional faculty representatives as specified in paragraph a. below, 16 additional student representatives as specified in paragraph b. below, 16 additional staff representatives as specified in paragraph c. below, and administrative representatives as specified in paragraph d. below.
      1. The 16 additional faculty representatives shall be voting members of the Faculty Senate, and shall be elected for one-year terms by the Faculty Senate pursuant to its rules.
      2. The 16 additional student representatives shall be voting members of the Student Senate, and shall be elected for one-year terms by the Student Senate pursuant to its rules.
      3. The 16 additional staff representatives shall be voting members of the Staff Senate, and shall be elected for one-year terms by the Staff Senate pursuant to its rules.
      4. The administration representatives shall be the dean of students, the dean of each college or school (including the Graduate School and the Division of Continuing Education) and the dean (or director) of University Libraries. 
         
    2. Should a faculty, student or staff representative be unable to complete the term of office, the senate which elected that person shall elect a replacement member to serve for the unexpired term. 
       
    3. The chancellor and all vice chancellors shall be non-voting members of the Campus Council. 
       
  3. Officers and Duties 
    1. The Campus Council shall elect its chair and vice chair from its members. 
       
    2. Should the chair of the Campus Council be unable to complete the term of office, the vice chair shall become, for the unexpired term, chair of the Campus Council. 
       
    3. The secretary of the Campus Council shall be appointed by the chair of the Campus Council, but with voting privileges only if entitled thereto by virtue of election to the Campus Council.
       
    4. The duties of the officers of the Campus Council shall be those normally associated with their respective offices. 
       
  4. Meetings 
    1. The Campus Council shall meet at least once each semester, and at such additional times as the chair of the Campus Council deems appropriate or upon call of the chancellor.
       
    2. A meeting notice and tentative agenda shall be distributed by the secretary to all members of the Campus Council, Faculty Senate, Student Senate and Staff Senate, and to all members of the faculty, at least three business days in advance of each regular or special meeting. 
       
    3. A majority of the voting members of the Campus Council shall constitute a quorum at any meeting. An action of the Campus Council shall require a simple majority vote of those present and voting, a quorum being present. 
       
    4. Minutes of each regular and special meeting of the Campus Council shall be promptly distributed by the Secretary to all members of the Campus Council, to the chairpersons of the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate, and the Staff Senate, to all members of the faculty, to all vice chancellors and deans, and to the chancellor. Minutes shall also be available in the office of the secretary for inspection by any interested person, and shall be deposited in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs as the office of record. 
       
  5. Committees 
    1. The standing Agenda Committee shall consist of ten members. Three members shall be faculty members, three shall be staff members, three shall be students and one member shall represent the administration. The term of appointment shall be for one year. Members can be re-appointed.

      1. Any person represented on the Campus Council may submit to the committee, through a member of the Council, proposed motions, reports, discussion items or other business to be placed before the Council, with an appropriate rationale to accompany each such proposal. The committee shall, before each of its meetings, call attention to this privilege by notice in a campus-wide publication.

      2. The committee shall review each proposal submitted under the provisions of paragraph a. above and may recommend that the proposal be changed or withdrawn by the initiator(s) thereof, who may accept or reject any such recommendation.

      3. The committee shall review all legislation reported by the Faculty Senate, Student Senate or Staff Senate. If final action is required by the Campus Council, the committee shall include such items as top priority on the agenda for the next meeting of the Campus Council. If legislation reported by the Faculty Senate, Student Senate or Staff Senate appears to the committee to be legislation which rests within the sole jurisdiction of a senate other than the one from which it was reported, it shall be promptly referred to the senate with the sole jurisdiction over such legislation and shall be considered enacted only if approved by the senate with sole jurisdiction.

      4. The committee shall prepare, for each meeting of the Campus Council, a tentative agenda, consisting of a priority-ordered list of items. The agenda shall include all items submitted under the provisions of paragraph a. above and not subsequently withdrawn; any item(s) referred to the Campus Council for final action by the Faculty Senate, Student Senate or Staff Senate; and such items as should be carried over from the agenda adopted at the preceding meeting of the Campus Council.

      5. The agenda prepared by the committee shall be submitted to the secretary of the Campus Council for distribution. 

    2. The Campus Council shall utilize the standing committees of the faculty, students, staff and administration as the Campus Council deems appropriate. 

    3. The Campus Council may establish appropriate ad hoc committees. Provision shall be made for faculty, student, staff and administration representatives on such committees unless the Campus Council deems such provision clearly inappropriate.
       
  6. Amendments to Article VIII 
    1. The Campus Council may adopt amendments to Article VIII subject to approval of the Board of Trustees, provided, however, that such amendment may not alter those areas of sole jurisdiction reserved to the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate or the Staff Senate. 
       
    2. One or more proposed amendments to Article VIII may be presented to the Campus Council at any regular or special meeting. Any such proposal may be amended at the same meeting by majority vote of those present and voting, a quorum being present.
       
    3. A recommendation to amend Article VIII shall not be voted upon at the same Campus Council meeting at which the proposed amendment was presented. If such proposal is amended by the Campus Council, the amended proposal shall not be voted upon at the same meeting at which such proposal was amended. 
       
    4. If approved by a majority of those present and voting at a regular or special meeting of the Campus Council, a quorum being present, such recommendation shall promptly be forwarded to the chancellor with a request that it be promptly forwarded to the Board with the chancellor's own recommendation regarding the proposed amendment. 
       
    5. An amendment of Article VIII shall be effective from the time of its adoption by the Board of Trustees.