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SECTION 22 - FACULTY SENATE BYLAWS

 

Definitions:

·        The Faculty Organization:              Another name for “The Faculty.” This organization includes all teachers and college personnel with current faculty status, either full-time or adjunct.  Adjunct membership is based upon inclusion in an active adjunct employment pool.

·        The Faculty Senate:                         The representative body elected by The Faculty Organization to handle faculty affairs.  It includes delegates, full-time and adjunct, to represent specific faculty areas, as well as at-large delegates from the full-time faculty.

·        Faculty Organization Committee:  An elected or appointed committee that reports to the Faculty Senate, for conduct of elections and matters dealing with employment and benefits, as well as internal Faculty Senate questions.  Examples:  Nominating Committee, Adjunct Faculty Committee, Salary and Benefits Committee.

·        Collegewide Committee:                  A committee dealing with collegewide needs or efforts that may include both faculty and non-faculty members.  Examples:  Academic Regulations and Standards Committee, Professional Development Committee.

 

 

I.         Name

 

The name of the organization governed by these Bylaws shall be "The Faculty Organization of Prince George's Community College" (herein called "The Faculty Organization").

 

II.        Purpose

 

The purpose of The Faculty Organization is to stimulate and advocate for enhanced learning-centeredness in all aspects of college goal-setting, planning, and operations, including but not limited to:

A.           setting and promoting appropriate professional standards for faculty,

B.           representing the faculty viewpoint in decision-making at the college, and

C.           promoting the well-being of all full-time and adjunct faculty members.

 

These purposes shall be accomplished through actions of The Faculty Senate, an elected representative body, elected officers of The Faculty Organization, and elected or appointed faculty representatives on various collegewide planning and governance councils, committees, and boards.

 

III.       Membership of the Faculty Organization

 

All full-time and adjunct faculty of Prince George's Community College are voting members of The Faculty Organization.

 

IV.    Nominations and Elections

A.             Unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws, officers, delegates, and other representatives of The Faculty Organization shall be elected (or appointed) for two-year terms commencing June 1 and ending May 31, in order to maintain continuity from year to year, and as specified elsewhere in these Bylaws:

1.                Elections for two-year positions shall be staggered so that approximately one-half of the positions are elected in even‑numbered years and the remainder in odd‑numbered years.

2.                Prior to submitting their respective names for nomination, each faculty member shall make appropriate arrangements with her or his dean, chair, director, or other appropriate supervisor, in order to assure that future teaching/work assignments do not conflict with relevant published regular meeting schedules.   

3.                Elections shall be held near the beginning of each spring semester.

4.                Newly elected officers, delegates, and other representatives shall generally assume their new duties on June 1.

5.                In order to assure smooth transitions in representation and leadership, all in-coming and out-going officers, delegates, and representatives shall coordinate closely with their respective counter-parts during the remainder of each spring semester following an election.

B.               The Nominating Committee shall solicit nominations for all ballot openings from all members of The Faculty Organization, not later than the first Monday in November each year.

C.               No one shall be nominated to an elected Faculty Organization position without her or his explicit consent.  Nominations shall be in writing and co‑signed by both the nominator (if any) and the nominee.

D.              The Nominating Committee shall publish the names and available platform statements for all eligible nominees, not later than one week prior to the start of spring semester classes

E.               The Faculty Senate and its officers shall assist the Nominating Committee in providing at least one opportunity for members of The Faculty Organization to “meet the candidates” prior to each spring semester election.

F.              The Nominating Committee shall conduct annual Faculty Organization elections by written or electronic ballot during a seven-day period that ends no later than the last day of February.

G.       The Nominating Committee shall take all reasonable steps to assure that ballots are made accessible to all members of The Faculty Organization.

 

V.      Faculty Senate

 

It is the responsibility of The Faculty Senate to represent the members of The Faculty Organization in all matters.

A.               There shall be eighteen full-time elected area delegates and ten adjunct elected area delegates to The Faculty Senate. 

1.                One full-time delegate and one full-time alternate shall be elected to represent each of the following fourteen areas:


 

Full-Time Faculty Area Delegates

Elected in Even Years

Elected in Odd Years

Accounting and Business Management

Computer and Engineering Tech

Allied Health

Nursing

Learning Resources

Educational Development

Social Sciences

Health and Human Performance

Mathematics/Engineering

Science

English

Humanities

Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Legal Studies

Student Development Services

2.                One adjunct delegate and one adjunct alternate shall be elected to represent the following ten areas: 

Adjunct Faculty Area Delegates

Elected in Even Years

Elected in Odd Years

Business, Management, and Technology

Learning Resources

English and Humanities

Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology

Student Development Services

Social Sciences, Health, and Human Performance

Educational Development

Degree/Extension Centers

Continuing Education

Workforce Development

B.               There shall be four full-time elected at-large delegates and two full-time elected at-large alternates to The Faculty Senate.

C.               One elected president and one  elected vice president of The Faculty Organization shall be members of The Faculty Senate, and shall serve as its president and vice president respectively.  They shall be referred to throughout this document as president and vice president of The Faculty Senate.

D.                 Terms of Service

1.                  Area Delegates:

All full-time and adjunct area delegates and alternates shall be elected to serve staggered two-year terms commencing June 1 and ending May 31.  As indicated in the area delegate tables above, one-half of these delegates shall be elected in even years and the remainder in odd years.  All area delegates and alternates are eligible for reelection.

2.                 At-Large Delegates and Alternates:

At-large delegates and alternates shall serve staggered two-year terms, with two delegates and one alternate for these two delegates being elected in even years and the remainder in odd years.  At‑large delegates and alternates shall be eligible for reelection. 

E.                  Nomination and Election of Delegates

1.                The Nominating Committee (see Section VIII.  Committees) shall conduct all elections for all area and at-large delegates and alternates in accordance with the procedures outlined in Section IV of these Bylaws.

2.                 All full-time area delegates and their alternates shall be elected by the full-time and adjunct faculty in their respective areas.

3.                 All adjunct area delegates and their alternates shall be elected by the full-time and adjunct faculty in their respective areas.

4.                 All at-large delegates and alternates shall be elected by the full-time and adjunct members of The Faculty Organization.

5.                 Each faculty member may vote for two at-large candidates.  The candidate receiving the third largest number of votes shall serve as alternate.

F.                  Duties of Delegates

1.                  ach area delegate shall stay current with the business of The Faculty Senate, and attend all of its meetings, or else notify their respective alternate on a timely basis when unable to attend.  Prior to any absence, delegates shall familiarize their respective alternates with the details of proposed Senate actions, and following any absence, that alternate shall brief that delegate regarding the Senate proceedings.

2.                 At-large delegates shall stay current with the business of The Faculty Senate and attend all of its meetings, or notify their respective at-large alternates on a timely basis when unable to attend.

3.                 At-large delegates shall be dropped from membership in The Faculty Senate after missing three consecutive meetings without sending an alternate and shall be considered as resigned.

4.                 All members of The Faculty Organization shall have electronic access (email, Web site, etc.) to copies of the agenda and minutes for each meeting of The Faculty Senate.  All area delegates shall maintain open two-way communications with those faculty they represent.

5.        Failure to fulfill the above responsibilities shall be cause for recall.

G.                 Duties of Alternates

1.                 Area alternates shall stay current with the business of The Faculty Senate, and attend as many of its meetings as possible.  Area alternates may vote only when representing an absent area delegate.

2.                 At-large alternates shall stay current with the business of The Faculty Senate, and attend all of its meetings.  At-large alternates may vote only when representing an absent at-large delegate.

3.                  Failure to fulfill the above responsibilities shall be cause for recall.

H.                 Recall of Delegates and Alternates

1.                 Recall of an area delegate or alternate may be initiated by circulating a petition among the faculty who are represented by that delegate or alternate.  Any member of these represented faculty may initiate such a petition.  The delegate shall be recalled if more than 50 percent of the represented faculty sign the petition.  The president of The Faculty Senate shall, within five days of receiving such a petition, declare in writing that the delegate or alternate is out of office.

2.                 A petition for recall of an at-large delegate or alternate may be initiated by any member of The Faculty Organization.  The president of The Faculty Senate shall present that petition to The Faculty Senate for approval.  If approved by The Faculty Senate, the president shall then circulate the petition among all members of The Faculty Organization.  An at-large delegate shall be recalled if at least 40 percent of the members of The Faculty Organization sign the petition for recall.  The president of The Faculty Senate shall, within five days of receiving such a petition, declare in writing that the delegate or alternate is out of office.

3.                 The Faculty Senate may, by a two-thirds vote, recommend the recall of any delegate or alternate.  The president shall forward any approved recommendation for recall of an area delegate or alternate for consideration by the represented faculty, who in turn shall decide whether or not to initiate a recall petition.  The president shall initiate a recall petition for an at-large delegate or alternate after The Faculty Senate approves such a recommendation.

I.                    Vacancies in The Faculty Senate

1.                 Area Delegates and Alternates

a.                  In the event that an area delegate position becomes vacant, the corresponding area alternate shall serve the remainder of the term.

b.                 Any vacancy in an area alternate position shall be filled within one month by special election.  The Nominating Committee shall organize and coordinate all such special elections, and all represented faculty shall be eligible to vote in these elections.

2.                 At-Large Delegate and Alternates

a.                 In the event that an at-large delegate position becomes vacant, the corresponding alternate shall serve the remainder of the term.

b.       The faculty members who are and intend to remain full-time members of The Faculty Organization for the next two academic years, shall be eligible for election to the offices of president or vice president.

 

VI.        Officers of the Faculty Organization

 

A.           Officers and Eligibility for Office

1.                 The officers of The Faculty Organization shall be one president and one vice president.  They shall also serve as president and vice president, respectively. of The Faculty Senate, and shall be referred to throughout this document as president and vice president of The Faculty Senate.

2.                 Any faculty members who are and intend to remain full-time members of The Faculty Organization for the next two academic years, shall be eligible for election to the offices of president or vice president.

B.           Terms of Office

The president and vice president shall be elected as a single slate for concurrent two year-terms commencing June 1 and ending May 31.

C.           Nomination and Election of Officers

The Nominating Committee shall conduct all elections for Faculty Organization Officers in accordance with the procedures outlined in Section IV of these Bylaws.

D.           Clerical/Technical Support

1.                The president of The Faculty Senate shall work through appropriate college offices and follow appropriate procedures to secure appropriate clerical/technical support staff for The Faculty Organization, and the president shall provide appropriate supervision for such support staff.

2.                A Faculty Senate Secretary shall duplicate handouts, record minutes, and maintain attendance records for all meetings of The Faculty Senate and The Faculty Organization. 

3.                The secretary and president shall work together as appropriate to prepare, edit, and provide electronic access to Faculty Senate and Faculty Organization information for all members of The Faculty Organization, including but not limited to meeting agenda and minutes.

4.                The secretary or other appropriate support staff shall maintain Faculty Senate files (including reference copies of the minutes and agendas), assist in maintenance of The Faculty Organization Web Site, and other duties as assigned.

E.            Responsibilities of the President

1.                To preside at regular meetings of The Faculty Senate;

2.                To call special meetings of The Faculty Senate and meetings of the entire Faculty Organization as necessary, and to preside at those meetings;

3.                To transmit action recommendations of The Faculty Senate to college planning or governance councils, committees, and boards, the president of the college; or the Board of Trustees as appropriate;

4.                To monitor progress and keep The Faculty Senate informed concerning the status of all pending recommendations;

5.                 To coordinate with other constituency leaders, and to inform these leaders on a timely basis of appropriate recommendations going forward from The Faculty Senate, so that the other constituencies can forward supporting and dissenting recommendations if they desire to do so;

6.                To serve on the Strategic Planning Council;

7.                To convene the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee;

8.                To represent the viewpoint of The Faculty Organization to the president of the college, the Board of Trustees, and the community at large;

9.                To represent the faculty on public occasions;

10.            To select and supervise appropriate clerical/technical support staff;

11.            To assure that appropriate faculty are appointed, subject to confirmation by The Faculty Senate, to all college planning and governance councils, committees, and boards, including members of all non-elected Faculty Organization committees;  (See also Section VIII  Committees.)

a.                To assure that appropriate schedules are maintained and published for regular meetings of The Faculty Senate and all standing and elected committees of The Faculty Organization;

b.                To promote the creation, maintenance, and publication of appropriate regular meeting schedules for all college planning and governance councils, committees, and boards that include positions for faculty representatives;

c.                To work with Deans and Department Chairs in order to:

i.                   Promote the creation, maintenance, and publication of appropriate meeting schedules for all college divisions, departments, areas, and clusters that include faculty;

ii.                Minimize conflicts among scheduled classes, faculty teaching/work assignments, and published regular meeting schedules;

12.            To vote on questions before The Faculty Senate when the president's vote is required to break a tie;

13.            To manage the budget of The Faculty Organization.

14.            Any responsibilities not expressly given to others shall reside with the president of The Faculty Organization until otherwise assigned by The Faculty Senate.

F.            Responsibilities of the Vice President

1.                 To serve in place of the president of The Faculty Senate whenever the president is unable to serve;

2.                To represent The Faculty Organization on one college planning or governance council, committee, or board;

3.                To chair the Collegewide Promotion Committee;

4.                To chair the Collegewide Tenure Committee;

5.                To consult with the president of The Faculty Senate;

6.                To convene the Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee;

7.                To perform other duties as assigned by the president of The Faculty Organization.

8.                The vice president shall be eligible to vote on all questions before The Faculty Senate, except when the vice president is presiding in place of the president.  On that event, the vice president shall vote only on those questions requiring an additional vote to break a tie. 

G.           Removal From Office

1.                Any motion by a member of The Faculty Senate to remove the president or vice president of The Faculty Senate from office shall be considered by The Faculty Senate.

2.                 If such a motion is passed by a two-thirds vote of The Faculty Senate, it shall automatically go to referendum of the entire voting membership of The Faculty Organization.  The Nominating Committee shall conduct the referendum.

3.                The president or vice president may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of those returning ballots, provided that at least two-thirds of the members of The Faculty Organization cast ballots.

H.           Vacancies

1.                In the event of a vacancy in the office of the president, the vice president shall assume the presidency immediately.

2.                In the event of a vacancy in the office of vice president, the president shall appoint a new vice president subject to confirmation by The Faculty Senate.

3.                In the event of simultaneous vacancies in the offices of president and vice president, the chairperson of the Grievance Committee shall convene The Faculty Senate for the purpose of electing an interim president and interim vice president from among the members of The Faculty Senate.  In accordance with the following provisions, the Nominating Committee shall conduct an election for a permanent replacement slate of officers:

a.                 If these simultaneous vacancies occur after the annual February election, and if a new slate of officers has already been elected, then that slate shall assume their duties immediately rather than waiting until June 1.

b.                If these simultaneous vacancies occur after October 1 and before March 1, then a replacement slate of officers shall be elected to new two-year terms during the annual February election, but the elected slate shall assume their duties immediately, rather than waiting until June 1. 

c.        Otherwise the Nominating Committee shall conduct a special election for a replacement slate of officers within two months of when the vacancies occur. The newly elected slate shall assume their duties immediately, and shall serve until May 31 at the end of the second academic year following the special election.

 

VII.      Meetings and Conduct of Business

              

A.        Faculty Senate Meetings

1.                  Regular meetings of The Faculty Senate shall normally be held twice monthly.

2.                  Special meetings of The Faculty Senate shall be called:

a.                   At the direction of the president of The Faculty Senate.

b.                  At the request of five or more members of The Faculty Senate.

3.                A quorum is defined as one-half of the membership of The Faculty Senate.

4.                A simple majority of those present and voting at a meeting of The Faculty Senate is sufficient to carry any motion (except those relating to removal of the president or vice president of The Faculty Senate or the amendment of these Bylaws; both of which require a two-thirds majority of those present and voting).

5.                All meetings of The Faculty Senate shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order (newly revised).

6.                Meetings of The Faculty Senate shall be open to all members of the faculty.  Nonmembers may be invited by the president of The Faculty Senate or by a majority vote of The Faculty Senate.

7.                An agenda for each regular meeting of The Faculty Senate shall be sent electronically to all members of The Faculty Organization in advance of the meeting.

8.                Significant actions of The Faculty Senate and other issues of importance to faculty shall be reported to all members of The Faculty Organization.

B.           Faculty Organization Meetings

1.                Any member of The Faculty Organization may request the president of The Faculty Senate or The Faculty Senate itself to call a meeting of the entire Faculty Organization.

2.                Meetings of the entire Faculty Organization shall be called:

a.                   At the discretion of the president of The Faculty Senate.

b.                  When required by a motion passed by The Faculty Senate.

c.                   At least once during the year.

3.                The time, place, and subject of a meeting of the entire Faculty Organization shall be published no less than 48 hours in advance.

4.                Meetings of the entire Faculty Organization are primarily for the dissemination of information and for general discussion of issues.  The only action which can be taken at such a meeting is passage of a motion calling for a referendum on a particular issue.

5.                There is no quorum requirement at a meeting of The Faculty Organization.

C.           Referenda

1.                The general purpose of a faculty referendum is to measure, by popular vote, faculty consensus or the lack thereof regarding a specific issue.

2.                These Bylaws specify (see VI G) a referendum process to be followed in order to remove from office an elected officer of The Faculty Organization.

3.                 Any other matter shall go to referendum as a result of:

a.                   A vote to do so by The Faculty Senate.

b.                  A vote to do so at a meeting of the entire Faculty Organization.

4.                Appropriate referendum issues include, but are not limited to, major modifications of The Faculty Handbook, The Faculty Evaluation Plan, and institutional policies and procedures affecting promotion and tenure.

5.                The outcome of any faculty referendum shall be binding for The Faculty Organization, The Faculty Senate, its officers, and its committees, and advisory but non-binding for the administration and Board of Trustees. 

6.                Unless otherwise specified, all members of The Faculty Organization may vote on any referendum issue.  If it is determined, however, that a particular referendum issue affects only full-time or only adjunct members of The Faculty Organization, then The Faculty Senate may vote to restrict voting on that specific issue to either the full-time or the adjunct faculty.

7.         In accordance with these Bylaws (see VII G), the Nominating  Committee shall conduct all referenda by means of written or electronic ballot available to all appropriate voting members of The Faculty Organization and return over a seven-day period.

 

VIII.     Committees

             

A.              The Faculty Senate shall establish, charge, and dissolve Faculty Organization committees as necessary.

B.               Faculty positions on collegewide and Faculty Organization committees at the collegewide level (with the exception of those committees listed in Section VIII H Elected Committees) shall be filled by members of The Faculty Organization appointed by the president of The Faculty Senate and confirmed by The Faculty Senate.  The president of The Faculty Senate, in conjunction with the Nominating Committee (see VIII  G), shall recommend members of The Faculty Organization to the president of the college to serve on committees established by the president of the college.

C.               At least one member of The Faculty Senate shall be included among the members of The Faculty Organization serving on each Faculty Organization and Collegewide Committee.

D.               The Faculty Senate shall receive reports and recommendations from all committees upon which members of The Faculty Organization serve, and shall decide upon appropriate action.  Each Faculty Organization committee shall keep copies of agendas and minutes of meetings on file in The Faculty Senate Office.

E.                All standing and elected committees of The Faculty Organization shall meet in accordance with regular published schedules.  Committee chairs may schedule additional meetings as needed.

F.                Any elected or appointed faculty representative on any Faculty Organization or collegewide council, committee, or board may  be dropped from membership after missing three consecutive meetings and shall be considered as resigned.  Replacement members shall be appointed by the president of The Faculty Senate and confirmed by The Faculty Senate.

G.           Nominating Committee

1.                 The Nominating Committee shall be an appointed standing committee of The Faculty Organization, consisting of eight members of The Faculty Organization, each of whom represents one of the following areas:

Nominating Committee Representation

Appointed in Even Years

Appointed in Odd Years

Adjunct Faculty

Learning Resources

Business, Management, and Technology

Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology

Educational Development

Social Sciences, Health, and Human Performance

English and Humanities

Student Development Services

2.                Members of the Nominating Committee are appointed by The Faculty Senate to serve staggered two-year terms.  To help assure continuity during summer post-election transitions, The Faculty Senate shall appoint (or reappoint) one-half the members of the Nominating Committee, in accordance with the table above,  during the first meeting of The Faculty Senate each fall semester.

3.                The duties of the Nominating Committee shall be as follows:

a.                 To provide to all members of The Faculty Organization at least once during each academic year, a comprehensive update regarding opportunities for college service that includes but is not limited to:

i.                   elected offices,

ii.                  elected committee positions,

iii.                appointed positions on Faculty Organization  and  collegewide councils, committees, and boards,

iv.                non-appointed volunteer positions on Faculty Organization and collegewide councils, committees, and boards,

v.                  the regular meeting schedule for each council, committee, and board;     

b.                To solicit from the general membership of The Faculty Organization expressions of interest in particular committees at least once during each academic year for submission to the president of The Faculty Senate;

c.                 To select, in consultation with The Faculty Senate president, members of The Faculty Organization to serve on ad hoc committees, on review/screening committees and other committees where faculty representation is requested by the administration, and any other functions deemed appropriate by The Faculty Senate, subject to confirmation by The Faculty Senate;

d.                To conduct all faculty referenda in accordance with these Bylaws;

e.                 To conduct all faculty elections in accordance with these Bylaws, including but not limited to:

i.                   soliciting nominations for and provide slates of candidates for Faculty Senate president and vice president, at-large delegates and alternates, and members of such Faculty Senate standing committees as have elected membership (See VIII H Elected Committees), and   

ii.                 managing the annual election and any special collegewide elections that may be deemed necessary;

f.                   To meet with The Faculty Senate president prior to the first meeting of The Faculty Senate each fall for the purpose of determining the status of all appointed and elected positions held by members of The Faculty Organization;

g.                  To meet not later than October 1 each year for the purposes of electing a chair, orienting new members, and beginning to plan for the annual election in February;

h.                 To report the results of all faculty elections and referenda to The Faculty Senate during the next meeting of The Faculty Senate that follows the conclusion of each respective activity;

i.                   To report to The Faculty Senate during its first meeting each fall and:

i.                   Present current membership lists of each elected, appointed, and ad hoc Faculty Organization committee;

ii.                 Present a list of all current faculty representatives holding elected or appointed positions on standing and ad hoc collegewide councils, committees, boards, etc;

iii.                Identify all position vacancies in the above lists, and recommend appropriate appointments for confirmation by The Faculty Senate.

The Faculty Senate shall receive this report, discuss the recommendations of the Nominating Committee, and take appropriate actions.

H.           Elected Committees

1.                 The Nominating Committee shall conduct elections for members of the following committees in accordance with the procedures outlined in Section IV of these Bylaws.

2.                  Faculty Grievance Committee

As required by the Board of Trustees in §9-201 P. of the college Code, there shall be a Faculty Grievance Committee.  If any faculty member feels that (s)he has cause for grievance in any matter other than dismissal proceedings - such matters as salaries, assignment of duties, assignment of space or other facilities, and propriety of conduct - the faculty member may petition the elected Faculty Grievance Committee for redress.  Additional specific grievance rights and procedures are specified elsewhere in §9-201 of the college Code. The general operating procedures of the Faculty Grievance Committee are described elsewhere in the Faculty Handbook. 

a.                  The Faculty Grievance Committee shall consist of nine tenured faculty members (eligibility to be determined by the Regulations Concerning Academic Freedom and Tenure), each elected for a term of two years.  Terms shall be staggered, so that five committee members shall be elected one year (the even-numbered fiscal year) and four members shall be elected the next year. 

b.                 During the annual spring elections, each member of The Faculty Organization may vote for as many candidates as are running for new two-year terms.  New two-year terms shall be filled by those candidates receiving the most votes.  Any vacant one-year term(s) shall be filled by the runner-up candidate(s). 

c.                  The Faculty Grievance Committee shall meet before the end of each spring semester for the purpose of electing a chair and orienting new members.  Other meetings shall be scheduled by the chair as needed.  

3.                  Adjunct Faculty Committee

There shall be an Adjunct Faculty Committee. 

a.                  The purposes of the Adjunct Faculty Committee are to:

i.                   Promote and maintain open communication channels among adjunct faculty and the college community;

ii.                 Communicate appropriate professional standards to adjunct faculty;

iii.                Promote adjunct faculty participation in appropriate opportunities for professional development and college service;

iv.               Promote the well-being of all adjunct faculty members within the college community;

v.                 Consult with the vice president for Instruction, or a designated representative, regarding appointment of an Adjunct Faculty Liaison who reports to the vice president of Instruction;

vi.               Consult and coordinate with representatives of the Instruction Office and the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Office regarding adjunct faculty issues, viewpoints, and needs;

vii.              Present adjunct faculty issues, viewpoints, and needs to The Faculty Organization Officers, Faculty Senate, the Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee, the Faculty Professional Development Committee, and through appropriate faculty representatives to all other college governance councils, committees, and boards.

b.                 Membership of the Adjunct Faculty Committee shall consist of the ten elected adjunct delegates to The Faculty Senate, the Instruction Office, Adjunct Faculty Liaison, one other designated representative of the vice president for Instruction, and one designated representative of the vice president for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. 

c.                  Meetings of this committee shall be open to all members of The Faculty Organization, both adjunct and full-time. 

4.                  Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee

There shall be a Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee convened by the vice president of The Faculty Senate.

a.                  The purposes of the Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee are to:

i.                   Solicit recommendations for salary and benefit studies from the general membership of The Faculty Organization at least once during each academic year;

ii.                 Receive recommendations for salary and benefit studies from The Faculty Senate;

iii.                Study the salary and benefits needs of both full-time and adjunct faculty, including but not limited to recommendations received from the general membership of The Faculty Organization and from The Faculty Senate;

iv.               Develop appropriate proposals for recommended changes to both full-time and adjunct faculty salary and benefits programs;

v.                  Present these proposals to The Faculty Senate for consideration;

vi.                Present and promote all approved salary and benefits proposals to the College Salary and Benefits Committee;

vii.              Monitor the status of all salary and benefits proposals, and provide regular status reports to The Faculty Senate.

b.                 Membership of the Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee shall consist of the convening vice president, the immediate past convening vice president, two members of the adjunct faculty, and six elected full-time members of The Faculty Organization.

i.                   Elected full-time members shall serve three-year terms. 

ii.                 These terms shall be staggered so that two full-time members are elected each year.  

iii.                Each member of The Faculty Organization may vote for two full-time candidates.  New three-year terms will be filled by those candidates receiving the most votes.  Any vacant two-year or one-year term(s) shall be filled by the respective runner-up candidate(s).   

iv.               The Adjunct Faculty Committee shall appoint the two adjunct members to this committee each year.

I.              Other Committees

1.                  Academic Regulations and Standards Committee

There shall be an Academic Regulations and Standards Committee.

a.                 The purposes of the Academic Regulations and Standards Committee are to:

i.                   Review at least once during each academic year, appropriate college documents, policies, and procedures that pertain to:

(a)       academic regulations for faculty and students,

(b)       academic standards for  faculty and students,
  and

(c)      the general learning-centeredness of the
  college;

ii.                 Receive and review recommendations for changes in academic regulations and standards from the entire college community, including but not limited to The Faculty Senate, members of Faculty Organization, and members of the administration;

iii.                Present to The Faculty Senate recommendations for changes in academic regulations, standards, and other related matters that are intended to enhance the learning-centeredness of the college;

iv.               Monitor the status of proposed changes that are approved by The Faculty Senate, and coordinate their incorporation into appropriate college documents,

b.                 Membership of the Academic Regulations and Standards Committee shall be open to interested members of the faculty and staff.  The Faculty Senate shall appoint one delegate to serve on this committee, and to keep the Senate informed regarding committee activities.

2.                  Professional Development Committee and Council

a.                  Professional Development Council

The Professional Development Council is a broadly representative group of faculty and staff, charged with oversight of the collegewide professional development program.  Each cabinet officer and each employee constituency appoints two representatives to this council.  The Faculty Senate shall appoint two representatives to serve on the Professional Development Council, and to keep the Senate informed regarding council activities.

b.                 Faculty Professional Development Committee

The director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship is a member of the full-time faculty, appointed by the vice president for Instruction.  The goal of the center is to foster improvement in instruction, and thereby student learning.  The center director also chairs the Faculty Professional Development Committee. 

i.                   The Faculty Senate shall appoint one full-time delegate to serve on the Faculty Professional Development Committee, and to keep the Senate informed regarding committee activities.

ii.                 The Adjunct Faculty Committee shall appoint one adjunct faculty representative to serve on the Faculty Professional Development Committee, and to keep both the Adjunct Faculty Committee and The Faculty Senate informed regarding committee activities.

3.                 Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee

There shall be a Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee convened by the president of The Faculty Senate.

a.                 The Faculty Handbook  is designed to assist all faculty of the college in the performance of their daily duties.  It represents a compilation of important policies, procedures, and guidelines that apply to the roles and responsibilities of individual faculty members.  These Faculty Organization Bylaws are published in the Faculty Handbook.   

b.                The Faculty Handbook  is not a part of the formal contract of employment between the college and a faculty member, but as a condition of employment, all faculty are required to comply with its provisions.

c.                 To accommodate efficient and effective operation of the college, the Faculty Handbook is subject to periodic changes that reflect changes in the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the institution.

d.                 All changes to the Faculty Handbook shall be subject to review by the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee, and recommendations from The Faculty Senate, in accordance with the procedures described below.  In order to take effect at the start of the next academic year, proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook must be presented to the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee, not later than April 1. 

e.                 The Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee shall:

i.                   Review the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws at least once during each academic year, and identify appropriate changes.

ii.                 Receive and review recommendations for change from the entire college community, including but not limited to The Faculty Senate, members of Faculty Organization, and members of the administration.

iii.                Present recommendations regarding changes to the Faculty Handbook  and Bylaws for timely consideration by The Faculty Senate.

iv.               Coordinate incorporation of approved changes into the Faculty Handbook  with appropriate members of the administration.

f.                  Proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook shall be presented for consideration at a scheduled meeting of The Faculty Senate.  After being presented to The Faculty Senate, the proposed changes shall be shared electronically with all members of The Faculty Organization.  The Senate shall vote on the proposed changes no sooner than the next regular meeting following that at which the changes were proposed.

g.                 In the event that The Faculty Senate, the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee, and members of the administration are unable to concur on proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook, the president of The Faculty Senate shall present any contended issues to the college president and/or the Board of Trustees for resolution.

h.                 Membership of the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee shall consist of the president of The Faculty Senate, at least one full-time and one adjunct delegate to The Faculty Senate, and an unspecified number of other appointed members from The Faculty Organization.  The Faculty Senate shall confirm all of these appointments. 

IX.    Compensation

 

A.           Officers

1.                 The college provides annual workload reductions for Faculty Senate officers.  Workload reductions effective with the 2003-2004 academic year:

a.                 The president of The Faculty Senate shall be provided with nine (9) equivalent credit hours (ECH) of release time during each academic year, no more than six (6) of which shall be taken in either one of the semesters and the remainder of which shall be taken in the other semester. 

b.                The vice president of The Faculty Senate shall be provided with three (3) equivalent credit hours (ECH) of release time during each academic year.

c.                 The Faculty Senate shall periodically review the workloads of Faculty Senate officers, and when appropriate, recommend adjustments in corresponding workload reductions.  The president of The Faculty Senate shall subsequently negotiate with the college president and his staff regarding these recommended adjustments in workload reductions.

B.           Adjunct Faculty

1.                The Adjunct Faculty Committee shall consult with a representative of the Vice President of Instruction regarding appointment of and compensation for an Adjunct Faculty Liaison who reports to the Vice President of Instruction.  Both full-time and adjunct members of the Faculty Organization are eligible for appointment to this liaison position.

2.                The Adjunct Committee shall study the issue of compensation for adjunct faculty who participate in professional development and college service activities, and formulate appropriate recommendations for consideration by The Faculty Senate.  Based upon recommendations of The Faculty Senate, the president of The Faculty Senate shall subsequently negotiate with the college president and his staff regarding recommended adjunct compensation.

 

X.    Recommendations of The Faculty Senate

 

A.               Recommendations from The Faculty Senate shall be transmitted by the president of The Faculty Senate to the president of the college, or by an officer of The Faculty Senate to an appropriate administrator or planning governance council, committee, or board, for appropriate action. 

B.               All recommendations that are to be carried forward shall also be reported by the president of The Faculty Senate to appropriate leaders of other constituency organizations on a timely basis, so that those constituency organizations can present supporting or dissenting recommendations.

C.               If the president of The Faculty Senate decides that appropriate action has not been taken by the president of the college or the appropriate college planning or governance group, and that the issue cannot be resolved through ordinary channels, (s)he shall always have the option of recourse to the Board of Trustees of the college.

 

XI.      Amendments

 

These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the delegates present and voting at a meeting of The Faculty Senate.  Proposed amendments of these Bylaws shall be presented to the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee for consideration.  In accordance with these Bylaws, the Faculty Handbook and Bylaws Committee will review the proposed amendments, and then present its recommendations at a scheduled meeting of The Faculty Senate.  After being presented to The Faculty Senate, the proposed amendments shall be shared electronically with all members of The Faculty Organization.  The Faculty Senate shall vote on proposed amendments not sooner than the next regular meeting following that when the amendments were presented to the Senate.

 

 

CAMPUS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

 

Faculty Organization

FY05 President: Dr. Eldon C. Baldwin, professor, Mathematics and Engineering

            Marlboro Hall 3047, extension 0446

            Vice President, Mr. John D. Bartles, associate professor, Learning Resources

            Accokeek Hall 215, extension 0469

 

Faculty Organization Committees

Faculty Organization Committees

Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee

Grievance Committee

  (Must be tenured and associate professor. Established by policy and

   adopted by the Board of Trustees.)

 

Administrative Staff Organization

For copies of the Administrative Staff Organization bylaws,

contact the Chairman of the ASO.

 

FY05 Chairman: Dr. Harold C. Guy, dean of Behavioral, Social, and Business Studies

            Marlboro Hall 2008, extension 0524

 

Classified Staff Organization

 

For copies of the Classified Staff Organization bylaws,

contact the president of CSO.

 

FY05 President: Ethel N. Shepard-Powell,

              Marlboro 3007, extension  3049

 

Student Governance Board

 

For copies of the Student Governance Board Constitution

and bylaws, see the Student Handbook or

call the SGB president, in the Largo Student Center, extension 0888.

 

FY05 President: Azadeh Khastoo

 

COLLEGEWIDE COMMITTEES/COUNCILS

Academic

Academic Outcomes Assessment Committee

Calendar Committee

Chairs Council

Commencement Committee

Curriculum Committee

Deans Council

Faculty

Professional Development Committee

Library Advisory Board

Professional

 

DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Promotion Committee *1

Promotion Appeals Committee

Review and Screening Committees

Safety Committee

Student Conduct Committee**1

Tenure Committee

Traffic Appeals Committee

Collegewide Promotion Committee

________

* Composed of faculty only

** Composed of faculty and students only

1 Indicates a committee/council prescribed by Board of Trustees policy

No asterisk indicates composed of faculty and administrators

 


PROGRAM COORDINATORS

 

Program

Coordinator

Career/Life Planning Jessie Alexander
Center for Academic Resource Development Marilyn Pugh
Computer Information Systems Barry Bugg
Criminal Justice Michael Nisson
Early Childhood Education Teresa Bridger
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Joyce Lockwood
Faculty Professional Development Alan Mickelson
Hallam Theatre Janie Richards
Health Information Technology Muriel Adams
Honors Program Melinda Frederick
International Center Marlene Cohen
Marlboro Gallery Tom Berault
Natatorium Joan Shea
Nuclear Technology Nancy Meman
Nursing Cheryl Dover
Paralegal Michael Nisson
Radiography Angela Anderson
Reasoning Across the Curriculum William Peirce
Respiratory Therapy James Courtwright
Tutoring Center Lisa Maranto
Writing Across the Curriculum Mary Stevenson
Writing Center Abigail Bardi