Notice of Motion from Executive Committee
March 10, 2000
The Faculty Senate will facilitate a vote of the faculty to consider ratification of proposals for broad curricular change and its governance (including the forthcoming proposal to restructure the existing Core curriculum).
At the meeting designated for the vote, one Senator from each voting constituency* (defined below) will submit a composite ballot (provided by the Senate office) indicating the number of members of their voting constituency* who, as a result of a formal vote in her/his unit, favor the proposal (or its parts), oppose it, or abstain from voting on it. These votes will be tallied by the Executive Secretary of the Senate and the Chair of NCR who will report to the Senate. The Executive Secretary and NCR Chair will then destroy the ballots. In no case will votes by individual departments be reported.
*The voting constituency consists of those individuals with full-time continuing appointments as Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, or Lecturers in designated departments or units.
The vote to consider the forthcoming proposal for undergraduate curriculum will be in two parts -- 1] to ratify the curriculum structure of the new proposal; 2] to ratify the governance structure for the new proposal.
In the consideration of a proposal to change the general undergraduate curriculum the voting constituency is composed of those individuals (including Core Lecturers) in the Departments, Units or Schools in the "Three Faculties" (AHUM, SOCS, & NSME) and those in DCB & GSIS (referred to below as "professional programs"). Reporting will reflect the aggregate vote of all faculty, the aggregate vote in the Three Faculties, and the aggregate vote in the professional programs.
In the forthcoming consideration of a proposal to change the general undergraduate curriculum the vote of the faculty will be forwarded in a timely fashion as a recommendation to the Provost and to the Undergraduate Council.