ALL CAMPUS COUNCIL OF FACULTY SENATE CHAIRS: BYLAWS

[as adopted 11-18-05]

Section I: Meetings of the Council

  1. The Council will meet monthly during the academic year on dates that coincide with the regular meetings of the Board of Regents.
  2. A quorum shall consist of those members of the Council present at each meeting, in person, by electronic media, or by proxy, provided, however, that each member shall be given reasonable advance notice of each meeting date and location.
  3. At the last meeting of each academic year, each constituent Faculty Senate will send both their outgoing and incoming representatives to that Council meeting.
  4. At the first Council meeting of the academic year, the Council members will elect its officers from among its members.

Section II: Elections & Voting

  1. Each Faculty Senate officially represented at a Council meeting will have one vote.
  2. One Co-Chair will be from a community college, the other from either UH West Oahu, UH Hilo or UH Manoa.

Section III: Agenda & Business

  1. The All Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs (ACCFSC) will discuss those issues it believes are necessary to carry out its purpose and functions as described in its Charter. It will determine which issues require consultation with its constituent Senates and which require ACCFSC action. In the latter case, the Council shall articulate those positions it believes best represent the views and best interests of faculty throughout the University of Hawai'i System.
  2. The Co-Chairs, after consulting with the Council membership, shall annually submit a request for operational funds to the office of the President of the University of Hawai'i. The budget shall include adequate funds for travel, clerical support, and other costs associated with each meeting of the ACCFSC.

Section IV: Committees

  1. The Council shall appoint from among its members (and/or from other Faculty Senators as it deems appropriate) sufficient committee members to fill the following standing committees:
    1. Academic Affairs;
    2. System Budget.
  2. Ad hoc committees may be formed and appointed by the Co-Chairs from among its members (and/or from other Faculty Senators as it deems appropriate) .

Section V: Ratification & Amendments

Ratification of and amendments to these Bylaws, not inconsistent with the Charter, may be made at any council meeting by a two-thirds vote of the attending members or their proxies.

Section VI: Rules

The rules contained in the most current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Council in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Charter and Bylaws of the Council.