Motion 12: Bylaws Clarifications

In order to improve the clarity of the Bylaws of the Constitution of the Faculty of SUNY Geneseo,

Be it moved to amend the Bylaws of the Constitution of the Faculty of SUNY Geneseo by making the following deletions (indicated with strike-out text) and additions (indicated with underlined text).

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BYLAWS ARTICLE I: ELECTIONS

Section 1: Elective Officers

a. Eligibility of Members:

1. Members of the teaching Faculty shall be eligible for election to an elective office of the College Senate Faculty.

2. Administrative Faculty are not eligible for election to an elective office of the Faculty, nor for election as University Senator, nor for election as are they eligible to be Chair of any of the Standing Committees of the Faculty or Standing Committees of the Senate.

b. Vacancies:

2. A vacancy occurring in the administrative Faculty Senate membership of the College Senate shall be filled by appointment by the President of the College.

BYLAWS ARTICLE V: CONSULTATION

Section 2: Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer shall be chosen according to the most recent Guidelines for Selection of State-operated Campus Presidents as revised by from the SUNY Board of Trustees, September, 1997. Where these guidelines as pertaining to involvement of the Faculty require interpretation or action, the committee charged to do so will consist of the University Faculty Senator, those faculty holding Distinguished ranks and the College Senate Chair, who will serve as convener.

Section 3: College Administrative Officers

The President shall consult with the Faculty Committee on Administrative Appointments prior to the selection of a Provost, a Vice-President (Student Affairs and Campus Life, Administration and Finance), and a Director of Libraries. The Faculty Committee on Administrative Appointments need not be the President's only source of information concerning such appointments.

a. Membership of the Faculty Committee on Administrative Appointments

The Committee shall consist of eight members: four teaching Faculty, two administrative Faculty, one of whom is management confidential, and two students.