SPECIAL RULES OF ORDER
(Created by faculty action, April 8, 2003)
The faculty have adopted the following rules of order as additions or exceptions to the Robert’s Rules of order.
- In faculty meetings, the presiding officer does not have a duty to notice the absence of a quorum, nor is prohibited from doing so, but is obligated to act upon a quorum call properly made by a member of the faculty meeting who has both voice and vote.
- Regular monthly faculty meetings shall convene around 3:45 p.m. The chair shall adjourn the meeting at the close of deliberations on the agenda item under discussion at 5:15 p.m., or at 5:30 p.m., if said agenda item has not been completed by that time. The 5:15 rule may be suspended by a 2/3 vote of the faculty assembled, but only if a quorum is present and only if the suspension occurs before 5:15 p.m.
- In balloting by mail or by secret ballot, ballots that are illegible or improperly completed shall be counted as blanks and not as illegal ballots.
- In any election with more than two candidates per slot, the candidate(s) with the highest plurality of votes shall be elected.
- The vote counts in elections are not to be reported to the full faculty when the results of elections are reported and declared. The Faculty Executive Board shall maintain a record of election results, including vote counts, which can be viewed by any member of the faculty with voice and vote in faculty meetings.