Alabama Council of University Faculty Presidents
Amendment to Change ACUFP Constitution
The Amendment below was developed and approved for presentation to the entire ACUFP membership for its review and action. Action on Amendment 2 is scheduled for the Fall 2002 regular ACUFP meeting which is planned for TSUD.
The language of the present Constitution is
changed as follows (language added is in bold italicized letters,
language deleted is placed in
The name of the organization established in
accordance with the terms of the present Constitution shall be The Alabama
College and University Faculty Presidents, hereinafter
referred to as the Council.
As an instrument of the common interests of the
members of the academic faculties of the
four-year colleges and public
universities in the State of Alabama, the Council has the following purposes:
2. To facilitate the organization of effective faculty representation in institutions of higher education by mutual assistance among participating representatives; and
provide a continuing opportunity for the exchange of
among college and university faculties by semi-annual and special
meetings of the Council and by correspondence and other consultation among
educational institutions, the representatives of whose faculty organizations may
be members of the Council, are those
accredited colleges and public
university universities in the State of Alabama
which grant baccalaureate academic degrees.
2. All officers shall be elected at the Fall meeting of the Council and shall serve from the adjournment of the meeting at which elected until the adjournment of the next Fall meeting even if, in any case, an officer shall in the meantime have been succeeded in office in his or her faculty organization. Officers elected at the organizational meeting provided in Article X shall take office immediately upon election and shall serve until adjournment of the next Fall meeting. It is the responsibility of each officer to maintain complete, accurate records assigned to the office held. Such records should be transferred to their successors.
Meetings and Procedures
meetings of the Council may be called by the Executive Committee whenever
in its judgment, such meetings are warranted by the purposes of the
Council . , including meetings and votes by electronic means.
3. Meetings of the Council shall be governed by the following rules:
either one-half of the members of the
Councilor, alternatively, members representing one-half of the faculty
organizations represented in the Council shall constitute a quorum to do
of the Council shall be made by a simple majority of those member
s institutions present and voting unless otherwise
provided by the present Constitution;
Council may authorize any of its officers or other members to publicize its
resolutions and to make representations to governmental officials and to
colleges and universities in accordance with such
each regular meeting of the Council the Executive Committee shall
may propose and a budget to the Council. shall
consider and approve the budget of the Council.
Amendments to the present Constitution shall
come into force when they have been adopted by a vote of two-thirds of the
s institutions present and voting at any
meeting of the Council and ratified by two-thirds of the faculty organizations
represented by the members of the Council.
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