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B3 Meetings

B3.1 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. Other Regular Meetings or Special Meetings may be called by the Dean of the School of Business, 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)(Am 26 May 2020)

B3.1.1 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)

B3.1.2 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)

B3.1.3 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)

B3.1.4 A quorum consists of one-half of the members of the Faculty of the School of Business who are members of the Academic Senate and not emeritus faculty. A quorum must be physically present at a meeting to conduct any official business.(Am Feb. 15, 2011) (Am Feb. 19, 2013)(Am 26 May 2020)

B3.1.5 By default, a main motion in a Regular meeting will be submitted to mail or electronic ballot with balloting to close no sooner than one week after the meeting when the motion was introduced. To hold a vote on the main motion in the meeting requires a majority vote in the meeting to do so. By default, a main motion in a Special meeting will be submitted to mail or electronic ballot with balloting to close no sooner than 24 hours after the meeting when the motion was introduced. To hold a vote on the main motion in the meeting requires a majority vote in the meeting to do so. (Am Feb 19 2013)(Am 26 May 2020)

B3.1.6 The Faculty shall not vote on any main motion at a meeting unless it has been included in the meeting's agenda. (Am 19 Feb 2013)(Am 26 May 2020)

B3.1.7 Except when Requisite Majority is required (See chapter 6 of the bylaws of the division), for a motion to pass, the number of votes cast for the motion must be larger than the number of votes cast against the motion. (Am 15 Feb 2011) (Am 19 Feb 2013)(Am 26 May 2020)

B3.1.8 These bylaws constitute primary rules of order for meetings of the Faculty and of the Standing Committees of the School of Business. 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 latest edition of the Sturgis' Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (4th Edition) (Am 15 Feb 2011) (Am 19 Feb 2013)(Am 26 May 2020)

B3.1.9 The minutes of every meeting of the Faculty, the Executive Committee and every School of Business Standing Committee will be made available to all Faculty within ten business days after the meeting.(Am Feb. 15, 2011) (Am Feb. 19, 2013)(Am 26 May 2020)


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