Committee on By-Laws

Members 2022-2023

Term Membership Last Name First Name
2022-2025   Cano Christine
2022-2025; 2019-2022; 2016-2019 Chair, 2020-2023 Harte Peter
2022-2025; 2019-2022; 2016-2019; 2013-2016   Haywood Valerie
2022-2025   Nance Dale
2021-2024; 2018-2021; 2015-2018; 2012-2015; 2009-2012   Palomo J. Martin
2022-2025   Holmes Megan
  unofficial guest Fulton Arlishea
  unofficial guest Jacobs Lindsay
  unofficial guest Rindfleisch Marcus Kelly

 

Charge

From the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate, By-Law VII., Item m., Par. 1-3:

"1) The Committee on By-Laws shall consist of six voting members of the University Faculty, elected by the Faculty Senate, with no more than two from a constituent faculty. The term of membership on the Committee on By-Laws shall be three years. Members of the committee are eligible for reelection immediately upon completion of their term.

2) The Committee on By-Laws shall review and advise the Faculty Senate with respect to:

a) the rules and regulations governing the conduct and procedures of the Faculty Senate in the performance of its duties, as authorized and directed by the Constitution;

b) all proposed amendments to the Constitution of the University Faculty;

c) all proposed amendments to the By-Laws of the University Faculty;

d) all proposed amendments to the By-Laws of a constituent faculty, as mandated by Article VII, Sec. A., Par. 2 of the Constitution; and

e) all proposed amendments to the By-Laws of the University Undergraduate Faculty, as mandated by Article VII., Sec. D., Par. 2 of the Constitution. The Committee on By-Laws shall take into account in its review the internal consistency of the By-Laws with other sets of By-Laws and the Faculty Handbook. The committee shall also ensure that By-Laws provide for decision-making processes which are essentially democratic, as specified in Article VI., Sec. A., Par. 4 and Sec. D., Par. 6.

3) At least once every five years, the Committee on By-Laws shall carry out a review of the Constitution of the University Faculty, as mandated by Article IX., Par. 2 of the Constitution. The Committee shall also review the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate at that time."