Constitution of the Faculty Senate of Utah Valley University
The purposes of the Faculty Senate are 1) to provide a faculty voice in the policy
making of the College; 2) to improve the professional, economic, and civic status
of the faculty members; 3) to build solidarity among the faculty members for the solution
of problems of mutual concern; 4) to provide opportunities for leadership; and 5)
to stimulate professional enthusiasm.
- I. Composition of the Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate shall be constituted as follows:
- The Executive Committee of Faculty Senate consisting of
- The President of the Faculty Senate
- The President-Elect or Past President of the Faculty Senate
- The Executive Secretary of the Faculty Senate
- The Executive Secretary-Elect of the Faculty Senate
- The President of the College
- The Vice President for Academic Affairs
- The Chairs of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees as constituted in the Bylaws
of this Constitution.
- Faculty Senators who are elected according to procedures defined in the bylaws.
*The term Faculty or Faculty members in this Constitution refers to contract faculty
on a fifty percent or greater contract.
- Responsibilities of Senate Members
- Faculty Senators serve as the voice of those they represent and for the good of the
College. They are responsible for relaying information to and from those they represent.
- Faculty Senators are responsible for attending meetings of the Faculty Senate and
those of appropriate Faculty Senate Standing Committees. Faculty Senators are expected
to arrange for alternative representation when they must miss Faculty Senate activities.
- C.Faculty Senators are expected to be involved in the policies, mission, and organization
of the institution.
- Meetings of the Faculty Senate
- Unless otherwise provided by the Faculty Senate, its regular meetings shall be held
- A majority of the elected members of the Faculty Senate shall constitute a quorum
for purposes of transacting business.
- All actions taken by the Faculty Senate except amendments to the Constitution shall
be by majority vote of the Faculty Senators and alternates present.
- Adoption of this Constitution shall be by a two-thirds majority vote of the Faculty
Senators and alternates present at the time. Once approved by the Faculty Senate,
the Constitution is to be presented to the entire faculty for ratification. Ratification
will require a simple majority of those faculty members voting.
- E. Amendments to this Constitution shall be by a two-thirds majority vote of the Faculty
Senators and alternates present at the time and ratification by a majority of faculty