Joint Rules of Procedure of the General Faculty and Faculty Council
[Adopted April 15, 2016]
- The meetings of the General Faculty and Faculty Council are open to all members of the University community, who may enter into the discussions upon recognition by the chair.
- All or a portion of a meeting may be declared closed to all but members of the General Faculty, as defined in § 1-1 of the Faculty Code of University Government, pursuant to the provisions of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law [N.C. Gen. Stat.§§ 143-318.9 et seq.].
- The agenda for each meeting is prepared by the secretary of the faculty in consultation with the Agenda Committee and distributed by the secretary in advance to all members of the General Faculty.
- The text of any resolution exercising the legislative powers of the faculty or expressing the sense of the faculty on any matter of concern is presented in writing to the secretary at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at which it is to be considered.
- Every amendment to any resolution is reduced to writing, if the chair or any two members so request.
- Final action may not be taken on any resolution without due notice. Due notice consists of either (i) introduction and discussion of the proposal at the preceding meeting or (ii) distribution of the text of the proposal in connection with the agenda for the meeting at which action is to be taken.
- The annual reports to the Council of the standing committees of the faculty are presented in writing and orally at such times during the academic year as determined by the Agenda Committee. Each report covers the work of the previous twelve months, with recommendations.
- The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised govern the General Faculty and Council in all cases to which they are applicable, except as otherwise provided in the Faculty Code of University Government, the Joint Rules of Procedure of the General Faculty and Faculty Council, or any special rule of order duly adopted.
- Any of these rules may be suspended by a two-thirds vote of the members present.