Bylaws of the Senate
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I. General By-Laws
Any Business not routine in nature or any proposal of more than 25 words must be submitted to the senators at least two working days in advance of the Senate meeting at which it is to be considered. This rule may be suspended by a two-third vote of senators present at the meeting.
II. Administration of the Senate
The Chair of the Senate shall ensure that agenda, minutes, motions, and other documents necessary to the running of the senate are prepared and that these documents are posted to the Senate internet web site. The Chair shall confer with the Dean to arrange for secretarial support to the Senate.
III. Standing Committees
Membership of the standing committees of the Senate will be approved by the Senate. Once a faculty member is appointed to a committee, they will serve for a period of two years, with re-appointment possible. Faculty members should serve a staggered two-year term so that there is carry-over of membership each year.
Standing committees will be composed of at least three faculty members.
The standing committees of the Senate will consist of such committees as the Senate may from time to time appoint.
Each standing committee will elect a Committee Chair who will call and conduct meetings and provide liaison with the Senate Chair and Dean.
Standing committees will meet at least once each semester and more frequently as issues demand.
Standing committees must respond to proposals from the Chair within a sixty-day period.
IV. Ad Hoc Committees
By majority vote of the Senate, Ad Hoc Committees may be constituted and charged for a duration not to exceed their initial charge. These committees may be of any composition that the Senate chooses. The Dean will ask the Senate to create such committees as needed.
Signed - Terrance Jalbert, Ph.D., Chair, College of Business and Economics Faculty Senate, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo - Marcia Sakai, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business and Economics, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo - Philip Castille, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo - Rose Tseng, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Senior Vice President, University of Hawaiʻi