Faculty Senate Meeting
August 29, 2016
Forum - Culp Center
(Senator Flora) Motion to amend the by-laws indicating the following: Motions will be submitted to the Faculty Senate President via the form (to be) located on the Faculty Senate website to be placed on the agenda of the next meeting of the Faculty Senate as an information/first reading item and then as an action item at the subsequent Faculty Senate Meeting. Justification: To enable senators to get feedback and input from their constituents before voting.
Motion to amend the by-laws, Section 126.96.36.199. Faculty Senate Selection of Faculty Representative to ETSU Governing Board – the election will be open for 14 days from the date the ballot is distributed to the faculty. Justification: Time frame was omitted from the approved process and should be stated.
Officers for the 2016-2017 academic year:
President: Susan Epps
Vice-President: Bill Flora
Secretary: Eric Sellers
Treasurer: Melissa Shaffer
Chief Operating Officer: Patrick Brown
Past-President: Virginia Foley
Mission of the Faculty Senate
Preamble to the Constitution and By-laws:
1.4.1 To fulfill its mission effectively, the University needs a mechanism for meaningful and continuing cooperation between the faculty and administrative officers of the institution. In order to foster mutual trust and respect and to produce cooperative efforts that enhance the stature of the university and its programs, formal and systematic lines of communication are needed to ensure full discussion of important matters and adequate reaction from one constituency to another.
188.8.131.52. Final authority for implementing the policies of the institution resides with the University president. It is a basic premise of this document that the faculty has the right and obligation to participate fully and actively in the determination of those policies that pertain to academic matters and faculty welfare. The Faculty Senate herein constituted provides, therefore, for meaningful and formal participation by the faculty in matters of University governance that are related to its right and proper concerns.