By-Laws


1.5.5. ARTICLE V

Revised April 7, 2014 following Senate approval to make By-laws and Constitution consistent with respect to the officers and Executive Committee members.

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1.5.5. ARTICLE V: OFFICERS

1.5.5.1. President

1.5.5.1.1 Release Time for Faculty Senate President. The Faculty Senate President shall receive three hours of academic release time from his/her traditional load in the fall and spring semesters.  Or, as an alternative, he/she may elect to receive extra compensation equivalent to the cost of an adjunct in each of those two academic semesters in which he/she serves as president. (As of Fall 2008 adoption of this policy, this figure was set at no less than $2,100 per semester.)  In addition, the President will receive a stipend of no less than $2,400 for Summer semester.

1.5.5.1.2 The Faculty Senate President is the official representative to:
   
   
a.  Senior Staff (authorized Spring 2009)

    b.  President's Council

    c.  Academic Council

    d.  University Planning Committee (authorized Spring 2009)

    e.  Commencement Platform Committee (authorized Fall 2009)

    f.  Any ad hoc committees the University President or Vice President(s) may convene which require faculty representation

If the current President cannot participate, the Vice President shall substitute for the president. If the Vice President cannot participate, any other officer or member of the organization may be appointed by the President. 

1.5.5.1.3 Tennessee University Faculty Senates. 
The Faculty Senate President shall be the official voting representative to all matters involving Tennessee University Faculty Senates.  If the current president cannot participate, the Vice President shall substitute for the president. If the Vice President cannot participate, any other officer or member of the organization may be appointed by the President. 

1.5.5.1.4  Representative to Quarterly Meetings of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The Faculty Senate president shall be the official faculty representative to the quarterly meetings of the Tennessee Board of Regents. If the current President cannot participate, the Vice President shall substitute for the president. If the Vice President cannot participate, any other officer or member of the organization may be appointed by the President.

 

1.5.5.2 Vice President

1.5.5.2.1  Release Time for Faculty Senate Vice President. The Faculty Senate Vice President shall receive three hours of academic release time from his/her traditional load in each spring semester.  Or, as an alternative, he/she may elect to receive extra compensation equivalent to the cost of an adjunct in each spring semester in which he/she serves as vice president. (As of Fall 2008 adoption of this policy, this figure was set at no less than $2,100 per semester.) 

1.5.5.2.2 The Faculty Senate Vice President is a member of:
   
   
a.  President's Council, voting

    b.  Academic Council, voting

    c.  University Planning Committee, voting (authorized Spring 2009)

    d.  Any ad hoc committees to which the Faculty Senate President may appoint him/her.

1.5.5.3  Secretary

1.5.5.3.1  Release Time for Faculty Senate Secretary. The Faculty Senate Secretary shall receive three hours of academic release time from his/her traditional load in the fall and spring semesters.  Or, as an alternative, he/she may elect to receive extra compensation equivalent to the cost of an adjunct  in each of those two academic semesters in which he/she serves as secretary. (As of Fall 2008 adoption of this policy, this figure was set at no less than $2,100 per semester.) 

1.5.5.3.2 The Secretary shall:

a. Keep and maintain the minutes of any regular or special meetings (including the Executive Committee meeting) of the Senate

b. Keep the official attendance records of all meetings.

c. Prepare and maintain the official membership list of the Senate.

d. Maintain a permanent and public collection of all of the records of the Senate.


1.5.5.4 Chief Operating Officer

1.5.5.4.1 The Chief Operating Officer shall:

   
a.  substitute for the Secretary and/or the Treasurer when either cannot perform his/her duties,

    b.  organize, maintain, and supervise the Faculty Senate office,

    c .  organize and coordinate the annual Faculty Senate Retreat,
   
    d. coordinate the relationship between the Faculty Senate and the ETSU Retirees' Association. 


1.5.5.5 Treasurer

1.5.5.5.1  The Treasurer shall:

   
a. Compile and maintain all records of any financial transactions involving the Senate, including expense authorizations and reimbursements and the Faculty Senate Courtesy Fund. 

    b.
Make periodic reports and distribute these regularly to the members of the Senate. 



Last modified: April 7, 2014 (following Senate approval for consistent language and information between Constitution and By-laws re: duties of Secretary and Treasurer and President Emeriti status on Executive committee).


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