Meetings of the Faculty

The procedures for meetings of the Arts & Sciences Faculty are described in Faculty Handbook Section V: Bylaws of the College of Arts & SciencesClick Here for the 2013-2014 Minutes of the A & S Faculty Meetings.

 

Bylaws of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences

Article IV: Meetings of the Faculty of Arts and Sceinces

 

Section 1. Regular Meetings

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences shall normally meet monthly during the academic year. Elections for the President, Vice President/Secretary, and the at-large faculty representatives for the four Arts and Sciences standing committees shall be held on or before the April meeting of the Faculty.  At least one meeting each semester of the faculty of the College or Arts and Sciences, or upon the request of the President of the Faculty, the Dean of Student Affairs, or his or her designee, shall make a report to the faculty about the state of the College in regard to student life.  Furthermore, any serious incident shall be reported by the Dean of Student Affairs or his or her designee at either a regular or special meeting of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Section 2. Special Meetings


Special meetings of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences may be called by the President of the Faculty as deemed necessary or as the result of a petition as allowed in Article IV, Section 5. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences shall meet as needed to vote on administrative appointments to the positions of President of Rollins College, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean of Arts and Sciences,  the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Planning, the Dean of the Hamilton Holt School, and the Dean of Knowles Memorial Chapel.

 

Section 3. Calling of Meetings


The primary authority to convene faculty meetings resides in the President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Upon presentation to the President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or to the Executive Committee of the Faculty of a petition requesting a special meeting of the Arts and Sciences faculty, and that it is signed by one third of the faculty members required for a quorum, or one-third of the student body of Arts and Sciences, or the Hamilton Holt School, the President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or the Executive Committee shall call the requested meeting. The meeting normally shall take place within seven workdays of receipt of the petition.

 

Section 4. Quorum


The quorum for regular meetings shall consist of one-third of the voting members of the Faculty. The Dean of Arts and Sciences shall supply this number to the President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the beginning of each regular or special meeting.

 

Section 5. Petitions of Review


Upon presentation to the President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of a petition of review signed by one third of the faculty members required for a quorum or one third of the student body of Arts and Sciences, or the Hamilton Holt School, any decision of the College administration which changes the letter or spirit of College policy must be submitted for review to a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Any student or faculty member may initiate such a petition. Notice of the petition and its contents shall be distributed to the Arts and Sciences faculty seven days prior to the meeting. If the faculty votes to oppose such a decision, the President of Rollins College shall resolve the issue.

 

Section 6. Rules to Order


Robert's Rules of Order, when not in conflict with these bylaws, shall be used as authority for the conduct of meetings of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The faculty shall be served by a parliamentarian, who shall be appointed for a two-year term by the Executive Committee of the Faculty from among the voting membership of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The records of the faculty's deliberations and minutes shall be open for inspection.