Senate Attendance: Policy
In November 2011, the faculty Congress approved an amendment to the Faculty Congress/ Senate By-Laws that updated attendance requirements for Senators. The relevant language is provided below:
“Three unexcused absences from a meeting of the full Senate and/or of a Senate Standing Committee in a semester will constitute a voluntary resignation from the assigned Committee and the Senate. The Senate will inform the member’s Department Chair of the resignation. An unexcused absence is when the member does not inform the chair of the Committee or the Senate of a reason for the absence."