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SOBA3 Meetings

SOBA3.1 Regular Meetings of the faculty are scheduled by the Chair of the faculty to be held in the first month of classes in the Fall term, in the first month of classes in the Winter term, and in the last month of classes in the Spring term. Under the above scheduling constraints, the meeting will be scheduled by the Chair of the faculty to accommodate as many faculty as possible. Special Meetings may be called by the Dean of the School of Business Administration, the Chair of the Faculty, the Executive Committee or by the written request of five voting members of the Faculty. (Am Feb. 15, 2011) (Am Feb. 19, 2013)

SOBA3.1.1 At least two weeks prior to each scheduled Regular Meeting, the Chair shall issue a solicitation of requests for agenda items to the faculty. The Chair has the final discretion to include or exclude any proposed agenda item from a Regular Meeting unless it was submitted on behalf of at least five voting members of the Faculty. (En 19 Feb 2013)

SOBA3.1.2 At least one week prior to a scheduled Regular Meeting, the Chair shall distribute the agenda for the meeting together with all pertinent documents to each member of the Faculty. (Am 19 Feb 2013)

SOBA3.1.3 Special Meetings are intended for the purpose of addressing urgent agenda and require at least four business days prior notice to the faculty. At least three business days prior to a scheduled Special Meeting, the Chair shall distribute the agenda for the meeting together with all pertinent documents to each member of the Faculty. (Am 15 Feb 2011) (Am 19 Feb 2013)

SOBA3.1.4 A quorum consists of one-half of the members of the Faculty of the School of Business Administration who are members of the Academic Senate and not emeritus faculty. A quorum is necessary to conduct any official business at such meeting.(Am Feb. 15, 2011) (Am Feb. 19, 2013)

SOBA3.1.5 A motion to submit a measure to mail ballot has precedence over a motion for a vote in a meeting. (Am Feb 19 2013)

SOBA3.1.6 The Faculty shall not vote on any main motion (e.g., change curricular requirements, change regulations of the school or its structure, or change these bylaws) at a meeting at which such proposals for change are first made, unless notice is previously given to all members of the Faculty in a call to the meeting. (Am 19 Feb 2013)

SOBA3.1.7 Any main motion introduced by a member of the faculty at a meeting and not previously announced in the meeting agenda shall be either tabled until the next meeting or vote on the motion by mail ballot with balloting to close no sooner than one week after the meeting when the motion was introduced (Am 15 Feb 2011) (Am 19 Feb 2013)

SOBA3.1.8 These bylaws constitute primary rules of order for meetings of the Faculty and of the Standing Committees of the School of Business Administration. The order of business is that prescribed in Chapter 4 of the bylaws of the Division. Questions of order not covered by these bylaws or those of the Division are covered by The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (4th Edition) (Am 15 Feb 2011) (Am 19 Feb 2013)

SOBA3.1.9 The minutes of every meeting of the Faculty, the Executive Committee and every School of Business Administration Standing Committee will be made available to all Faculty within ten business days after the meeting.(Am Feb. 15, 2011) (Am Feb. 19, 2013)


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