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Governance Committee


Chair: Brandy Quinn
FSEC Liaison: Danyelle Williams Ackall
Members: Guangyan Chen, Sohyun Lee, Hadi Hosainy, Marc Neri, Vassil Miho, Sriram Thirumalai, Daxton Stewart, Brandy Quinn, James Rodriguez, Lavonne Adams, Peter Frinchaboy

The Governance Committee shall monitor and revise when needed the Faculty Senate and Faculty-Staff Handbooks, work jointly with the Executive Committee on Senate elections, and monitor the function of the Faculty Senate by recommending changes to improve its governance and effectiveness.

Standing Charges

  1. Revise and edit the Faculty Senate and Faculty-Staff Handbooks to ensure congruence with new programs, policies, and initiatives.
  2. Work jointly with the Executive Committee to nominate candidates for senate offices.
  3. Monitor function and effectiveness of Faculty Senate Committees.
  4. Develop and implement strategies to increase the visibility, influence, and effectiveness of the FS.

Special Charges

Develop an election procedure for situations in which office positions are uncontested.

Update handbook with procedures for appointment/elections to University, Graduate, and Undergraduate Councils, and University and College Advisory Committees.

Make a recommendation regarding officer terms and timing of officer elections.