Rules and Procedures of the University Faculty Senate

March 2011
Recommendation from Senators Galileo, Bruening, Hastings, Morgan and Izard
concerning resolutions to change an existing policy or introduce a new policy
within the University of Delaware Faculty Handbook with the concurrence of the
Executive Committee (John Madsen, Chair).

WHEREAS, the business brought before the University Faculty Senate is of vital
importance to the operation of the University of Delaware, and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the University of Delaware that Faculty
Senators make the most informed decisions possible at their meetings, and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the University of Delaware that Faculty
Senate business is conducted in an efficient manner, and
WHEREAS, insofar as possible, Faculty Senate business should be conducted in
an open, transparent and straightforward manner, and
WHEREAS, changes made to the University of Delaware Faculty Handbook
potentially affect all Faculty at the University, be it therefore
RESOLVED, that the following conditions must be met when a Resolution which
changes an existing policy or introduces a new policy in the University of
Delaware Faculty Handbook is acted upon by the Faculty Senate. Any such
Resolution that does not meet these conditions shall not be acted upon by the
Faculty Senate.

1) A proposed Resolution that changes an existing policy will have one attachment
(referred to as “Attachment 1”) that states the original policy and contains a
strikethrough of everything to be deleted from and underlines everything to be
inserted into the original policy. Additional attachments may be provided as
appropriate.
2) A Resolution that introduces a new policy will have an “Attachment 1” that
states the proposed policy is new and not a modification of an existing policy. It
will also contain the proposed policy.
A request was made to amend “It” to “Attachment 1”
A question was raised regarding this and discussed. The question was called and
the call was approved. The modification was approved.
3) If the proposed Resolution is amended on the Senate floor, it shall not be voted
on at that meeting unless a two-thirds majority of the Senate members present
agree to vote on the final amended Resolution. If the two-thirds threshold is not
met, it shall be placed on the agenda of the next Faculty Senate meeting for
reconsideration and will include a modified “Attachment 1” that incorporates the
changes of the amendment.

April 2013
Recommendation from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Sheldon Pollack,
Chair) with the concurrence of the Coordinating Committee on Education (Deni
Galileo, Chair) and the Rules Committee (Anu Sivaraman, Chair) for the approval
of a resolution concerning review of the Academic Calendar

WHEREAS,the Registrar and the senior administration of the University of
Delaware approve the academic calendars for the University several years in
advance; and
WHEREAS,the Faculty Senate reviews such academic calendars that are approved
by the Registrar and the senior administration; and
WHEREAS, there is no current procedure for such review by the Faculty
Senate, nor is there a committee with express jurisdiction to conduct such review;
and
WHEREAS, the Coordinating Committee on Education has broad
representation of faculty and considerable experience with academic issues, and
thus is the most appropriate standing committee to review the academic calendars
on behalf of the Faculty Senate; be it therefore
RESOLVED, that the rules and procedures of the Faculty Senate shall be
amended to provide that the academic calendars that are approved by the Registrar
and the senior administration shall be submitted to the Coordinating Committee on
Education for review, and thereafter, submitted to the Faculty Senate by the
Coordinating Committee on Education as a point of information.

New Rule and Procedure of the Faculty Senate:
The Coordinating Committee on Education shall be charged with the duty of
reviewing those academic calendars that are approved from time to time by the
Registrar and senior administration of the University. The Committee shall inform
the Faculty Senate as a point of information of such approved and reviewed
academic calendars at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.