4. Divisional Council [2]

(En. 10.89; CC. 3.92, 5.1.14, 05.03.17; Am. 11.13.03, 11.8.07, 4.22.10, 10.29.14, 4.22.15; EC 05.03.17)
  1. Composition

The Divisional Council shall be composed of eighteen members as follows:

    1. The Chair and the Vice Chair of the Division, who are also Chair and Vice Chair of the Divisional Council.
    2. Chairs of the following Committees:
      • Academic Planning and Resource Allocation  
      • Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education
      • Budget and Interdepartmental Relations          
      • Committees            
      • Courses of Instruction
      • Diversity, Equity, and Campus Climate
      • Faculty Welfare
      • Graduate Council
      • Research
      • Undergraduate Council
    1. Six At-Large members elected by the Division.

The Secretary of the Division serves as non-voting secretary to the Council.

  1. Terms
    1. The Chair serves for one year.
    2. The Vice Chair will serve one year as Vice Chair and the next year as Chair of the Division and of the Divisional Council.
    3. Committee Chairs, ex officio, normally will serve the same term as the tenure of their Chairs. A Committee Chair may designate a Senate member of that Committee to serve in his or her stead on the Divisional Council (with approval of the Committee on Committees) for a period of one year.
    4. At-Large members, half to be elected every year, will serve two-year terms. They cannot serve consecutive terms. 
    5. Terms begin on the first day of instruction of the Fall term, unless otherwise designated in Divisional legislation.
    6. A partial term counts as a full term.
    7. A vacancy occurring between regular elections is filled by the Committee on Committees.
  1. Duties

The Divisional Council has the following responsibilities and authority.

    1. Proposes legislation as needed.
    2. Acts on behalf of the Division on matters other than legislative matters retained by the Division.
    3. Receives and distributes to the appropriate agency or agencies reports from Standing and Special Committees of the Division and from academic program and Organized Research Unit review committees.
    4. Coordinates activities of Divisional Standing and Special Committees.
    5. Proposes and approves establishment of Special Committees and task forces.
    6. Places items it considers routine on a Consent Calendar to be submitted to a meeting of the Division. Should the meeting not attain a quorum, the Consent Calendar would be taken as approved.
    7. Informs members of the Division of its agenda and actions by regularly circulated reports, public forums, Divisional newsletter, or other appropriate channels.
    8. May order a ballot by mail, in the event that a quorum was not achieved at a Divisional meeting, on any matter, including legislation that was presented in the Notice for that meeting. (En. 9.91; EC 4.26.05)


2 To place the newly enacted "Divisional Council" in proper sequence in the Manual, it was renumbered "By-law 4" instead of "By-law 8" as proposed. Subsequent By-laws in Part I were renumbered accordingly.