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SAC CONSTITUTION

 

Article V – University Senate & Council Committee Participation

A. UNIVERSITY SENATE

  1. The council has three voting seats as senators-at-large on the university senate. The chair and two representatives nominated by the chair and confirmed by the council shall occupy these positions. senators-at-large from the council shall serve for the duration of their term on the council, up to a maximum of three years. The chair shall appoint a representative as a replacement senator-at-large if a senator-at-large from the council resigns or cannot otherwise continue to serve as a senator-at-large for any reason prior to the end of the applicable term of service.

  2. The council has voting seats on the following university senate committees:
  1. Benefits: The council has seven (7) voting seats on the university benefits committee: the chair, three (3) exempt staff employees, and three (3) non-exempt staff employees occupy the university benefits committee positions.

  2. Budget Review:  The council has two (2) voting seats on the university budget review committee: one (1) staff employee from the uptown campus and one (1) staff employee from the downtown campus occupy the university budget review committee positions.

  3. Committee on Committees: The council has one (1) voting seat on the university committee on committees, occupied by the chair.

  4. Computing: The council has two (2) voting seats on the university computing committee: one (1) staff employee from the uptown campus and one (1) staff employee from the downtown campus occupy the university computing committee positions.

  5. Equal Opportunity and University Equity: The council has four (4) voting seats on the university equal opportunity and university Equity committee: two (2) exempt staff employees and two (2) non-exempt staff employees occupy the university equal opportunity and university equity committee positions.

  6. Physical Facilities: The council has one (1) voting seat on the university physical facilities committee.

  7. Social Issues: The council has one (1) voting seat on the university social issues committee.

B. COUNCIL COMMITTEES

The chair of the council may establish such committees and subcommittees necessary in order to aid in the performance of the duties of the council and may invite non-council members to serve on these committees.

Committees shall meet upon the call of the committee chair at a time and place best suited to conduct business. All committees shall meet as needed. The chair of the council shall be notified of the time and place of such committee meetings.

All representatives and members-at-large must serve on at least one (1) committee. proxy representative pool members may serve on council committees at their discretion but may not serve as chair of such committees. council committees shall include:

  1. Community Service Committee
  1. Standing committee.
  2. Organizes annual community outreach project after consultation with council representatives.
  3. Communicates with SAC representatives as other opportunities surface that may be worthy of consideration.
  4. Communicates with all staff pre- and post-project via the SAC chair and ALLSAC-L listserv.
  1. Constitution Committee
  1. Ad hoc committee.
  2. Parliamentarian is chair.
  3. Interprets constitution and standing rules.
  4. Submits proposed revisions and amendments to the council constitution and standing rules to the council.
  1. Election Committee
  1. Standing committee.
  2. Initiates elections of representatives.
  3. Tracks attendance of representatives and informs the chair when a representative should be notified of removal for lack of attendance.
  4. Initiates a review of the council’s structure and composition each fiscal year.
  1. Electronic Technologies and Information Committee
  1. Standing committee.
  2. Maintains the council’s website.
  3. Produces other forms of media, including brochures and newsletters.
  4. Acts as public relations agent concerning the action of the council by writing press releases and news articles.
  5. Collaborates with other council committees for events and key communications.
  6. Corresponds with staff advisory organizations of other colleges and universities as needed.
  1. Governance Committee
  1. Ad hoc committee.
  2. Members are council officers and chairs of council committees.
  3. Prepares or updates council goals and mission statement prior to presentation to the council for vote.
  4. Discusses and implements methods for improved function of the council.
  1. Health and Wellness Committee
  1. Standing committee.
  2. Focuses on health promotion opportunities for employees.
  3. Monitors and communicates with SAC representatives changes to staff health benefits.
  1. Officer Search Committee
  1. Ad hoc Committee.
  2. Solicits nominations for candidates for officer position for the coming year.
  3. Appointed by the chair during the spring semester.
  4. Committee function ends when the election of new officers is completed.
  1. Staff Appreciation Committee
  1. Standing Committee.
  2. Organizes events and activities, including award ceremonies and the annual staff event with the senior administration.
  3. Participates in commencement, convocation and other activities as designated by the chair.
  4. Collaborates with the electronic technology and information committee to ensure dissemination of information its activities.
  1. Staff Issues Committee
  1. Standing committee.
  2. Appointed by the chair.
  3. Serves as an advisory group to the council on global staff employee issues or concerns that fall outside the scope of other committees.
  4. Reviews global staff employee issues, weighs the validity of these issues, and brings the issues forward for discussion at council meeting.
  5. Provides input to the Workforce Management Organization on the university’s staff handbook and other policies affecting staff welfare generally.
  6. Nominates staff employees for training as potential members of grievance review panels as necessary.
  7. Refers individual staff employee issues to the Workforce Management Organization with the employee’s consent.


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