Athens State University Faculty Constitution


Revised by vote of the faculty:  May 2014
Approved by the President:  May 7, 2014

At its meetings, the time and frequency of which shall be determined by itself, the Faculty shall conduct business according to the rules of parliamentary procedure whenever a quorum consisting of a simple majority of all regular voting faculty members shall be present. The presiding officer at these meetings shall be elected by the regular voting faculty from its own membership.

According to the Role of Faculty in Athens State University’s Statement on Shared Governance, “whatever the faculty’s role, the principles of shared governance include … scheduling of meetings with adequate notice, and reasonable time frames for decision-making processes, so as to allow Faculty to prepare for, and productively engage in the meetings and/or decision-making process.”

The type and number of committees and councils shall remain the same until the regular voting faculty, through parliamentary procedure, enacts changes.

The Senate expects to participate in decision making with other constituencies involving broader issues within the institution, to the extent and in the manner set forth in Athens State University’s
Statement on Shared Governance, Reviewed by the University Community: June 2013 – Jan. 2014; Supported by Administrative Council: Feb. 2014; Supported by President’s Cabinet: Feb. 2014; Approved by the President: Feb. 26, 2014.