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University Council

East Tennessee State University

Standing Rules of Order for the University Council
  • The University Council shall meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.

  • Meeting order will follow a standard agenda.

  • Agenda items will be received in the President’s Office no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

  • The agenda and supporting documentation will be distributed to the membership no later than one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

  • Special meetings of the Council may be called for unfinished and/or pressing business matters.

  • Sub-Councils of the University Council will be convened to consider: 1) budget and finance issues; 2) strategic planning; 3) evaluation and assessment; 4) legislative/governmental issues; and 5) ad-hoc bodies as needed.

  • The University President serves as the Chair of the University Council.

  • A Vice Chair, who will preside at all meetings of the Council, will be elected annually from the membership.

  • New terms of appointment will start in July at the beginning of each fiscal year.

  • Parliamentary Procedure according to Robert’s Rules of Order will be used.

  • A “Period for Public Comment” will be enforced for all policy items prior to a vote by the Council.
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