1.6 Internal Governance

1.6.6 School Councils

1.6.6.1 Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Business

1.6.6.1.1 Constitution of the Faculty of the School of Business

 

Article I

Name

 

This body shall be known as The Faculty of the School of Business, hereinafter referred to as the faculty.

Article II

Mission

 

The School of Business at Ithaca College is dedicated to excellence in business education that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Our commitment to teaching fosters a diverse, dynamic learning community where students can develop the knowledge, skills, and character needed for leadership in their organizations and committees.

Our degree programs align theory with practice within the global and ethical decision-making context necessary to foster sustainable enterprises. Our faculty pursue scholarly activity that enhances our teaching mission and enriches the classroom experience. Our students engage in leadership, teamwork, and experiential activities in and beyond the classroom.

 

Objectives

  • To attract and retain a talented, diverse group of baccalaureate business and accounting majors.
  • To attract and retain academically and professionally qualified faculty members who are, first and foremost, excellent educators.
    • The School provides faculty development opportunities and instructional resources that enable faculty members to stay at the leading edge of knowledge in their disciplines.
    • The faculty engages in scholarly pursuits and developmental activities in their disciplines to bring current theories and empirical knowledge into the classroom and to further knowledge in their respective fields.
  • To prepare undergraduate students to succeed in a complex, changing world and to provide a foundation for subsequent lifelong learning, the School offers an extensive program of study:
    • in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences;
    • in a professional business core curriculum that is based on theory, empirical research, and practice; and
    • in one or more functional business concentrations.
  • To provide the opportunity for undergraduate majors to complete their graduate education prior to launching their careers by completing the one-year M.B.A. program;
  • To develop the skills and values that enable students to translate knowledge acquired in the classroom into competent managerial behavior, the School provides numerous venues in which students can practice what they have studied in class and grow professionally in the process.
    • Students are helped and encouraged to complete internships in a variety of profit-making and non-profit organizations.
    • The School actively supports a number of highly successful student professional organizations. The habits of thought and action that constitute character are learned by participating in organizations whose members exemplify them in their everyday behaviors. Because of this, the School encourages students to take active roles in these organizations, where they can experience leadership and service to others and come to view both as essential elements of a productive life.
    • Students are provided opportunities to interact with distinguished alumni and regional business leaders, who share their experiences, host interns, and provide employment opportunities.

Article III

Bylaws

 

The faculty shall have the authority to make bylaws on such matters as membership, meeting procedures, voting, elections, committees and other organizational matters and needs of the faculty. Such bylaws may not be in conflict with the Charter or Bylaws of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees or any other governing group recognized by the Board of Trustees.

Article IV

Amendments to the Constitution

 

This constitution can be amended at any regular meeting of the faculty by a two-thirds vote of those present provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting and provided that it does not conflict with the Ithaca College governance structure as found in section 1.6 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.


1.6.6.1.2 Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Business

Article I

Membership

 

The School of Business adheres to the current description of faculty categories as defined by the AACSB. School of Business faculty are categorized as either participating or supporting faculty, regardless of their contractual relationship (e.g., full-time/part-time, tenured/non-tenured, permanent/temporary, academic/clinical).

AACSB Definitions

“A participating faculty member actively engages in the activities of the school in matters beyond direct teaching responsibilities. Such matters might include policy decisions, educational directions, advising, research, and service commitments. The faculty member may participate in the governance of the school, and be eligible to serve as a member on appropriate committees that engage in academic policymaking and/or other decisions. The individual may participate in a variety of nonclass activities such as directing extracurricular activity, providing academic and career advising, and representing the school on institutional committees. The school considers the faculty member to be a long-term member of the faculty regardless of whether or not the appointment is of a full-time or part-time nature, regardless of whether or not the position with the school is considered the faculty member’s principal employment, and regardless of whether or not the school has tenure policies.

"The individual may be eligible for, and participate in, faculty development activities and take nonteaching assignments for such activities as advising as appropriate to the faculty role as defined at the school.” (Eligibility Procedures and Accreditation Standards for Business Accreditation, AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, January 31, 2010).

“A supporting faculty member does not, as a rule, participate in the intellectual or operational life of the school beyond the direct performance of teaching responsibilities. Usually, a supporting faculty member does not have deliberative or involvement rights on faculty issues, have membership on faculty committees, nor is the individual assigned responsibilities beyond direct teaching functions (i.e., classroom and office hours). A supporting faculty member’s appointment is normally exclusively teaching responsibilities and is normally ad hoc appointment, for one term or one academic year at a time without the expectation of continuation.” (Eligibility Procedures and Accreditation Standards for Business Accreditation, AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, January 31, 2010).

Faculty designation of participating or supporting status is made by the department chair in concert with the dean.

The participating faculty, as defined above, shall constitute the Eligible Voting Base (EVB) for all faculty meetings in the School of Business. The dean and the assistant dean shall not be considered for membership, even if they hold tenure.

Article II

Meetings

 

1.

All meetings will follow standard procedure as defined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. Meetings will be scheduled at least monthly. The specific dates will be distributed to the faculty during the first week of each semester.

 

2.

Agenda items are set by the dean following a call to all faculty for agenda items. If there are more agenda items than can be scheduled, the dean is responsible for prioritization. The dean conducts the faculty meetings. The customary order of business is:

a. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting;
b. Reports of the standing committees;
c. Reports of the select committees;
d. Unfinished business;
e. New business.

If necessary, this order can be modified at the discretion of the dean and faculty.

 

3.

Procedures for allowing discussion from non-committee members shall follow standard practices as outlined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised.

 

4.

Deans and other administrators do not have voting privileges during faculty meetings.

 

5.

The agenda, as well as the minutes for each faculty meeting will be distributed to all members of the School of Business faculty and administration via electronic e-mail or campus mail.

 

6.

Quorum – A quorum is defined to be fifty percent of the Modified Eligible Voting Base plus one. For the purpose of determining a quorum in any given year, the Modified Eligible Voting Base is defined as the total number of faculty members minus any faculty members who are: 1) on leave, 2) on sabbatical leave, or 3) tenure denied, in their final year of employment. If 50% of the Modified EVB is not an integer, a quorum is defined as the next larger whole number plus one – e.g., if the EVB=25, a quorum is defined to be 13+1. No official business can be conducted in the absence of a quorum.

 

7.

Votes Needed to Pass Motions – Provided that a quorum exists, the majority vote of those present and eligible to vote is required to pass a motion.

 

8.

Proxy Votes – Proxy votes are not permitted on motions, but mail balloting is permitted in the election of committee members.

Article III

Structure

 

The participating faculty of the School of Business will act as a committee of the whole for the purpose of establishing policies and in other matters that affect the school in its entirety. The school's academic departments act as decision-making units in matters relating solely to departmental affairs.

Article IV

Committees

 

The committee of the whole will establish by majority vote standing and ad hoc committees as it may decide.

A. BACCALAUREATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Baccalaureate Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the faculty, and is an elected body of the faculty.

Committee Membership:

The baccalaureate curriculum committee consists of four full-time continuing members of the Business School faculty representing the academic departments, the Associate Dean, and the Assessment & Programs Specialist. Faculty are elected to staggered, three-year terms, which normally begin and end at the start of the fall semester. Election to the committee is by majority vote of the Business School faculty in an election held during a faculty meeting in April of each year. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated from the floor. The Associate Dean and the Assessment & Programs Specialist are ex officio, non-voting members of the committee. A faculty member shall be elected as the chair of the committee.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum goals, content and learning objectives of undergraduate degree programs, concentrations, minors, and courses.
  • Conduct mission-driven evaluations of the academic policies, procedures and programs pertaining to undergraduate students, including degree programs, concentrations, minors, and courses as needed (e.g., as necessitated by changes in the school's mission or changes in accreditation standards). Evaluations will utilize data produced by the Program Assessment Committee and other data the committee deems relevant.
  • Make recommendations to the faculty on policy, procedure, or program enhancements resulting from the evaluation process. Recommend revisions to data provided by the Program Assessment Committee.
  • Review proposals for new courses (including special topics courses) and course revisions for recommendation to the faculty. Review of courses will take into consideration the School of Business Mission and Objectives as well as existing curriculum goals and content.

B. MBA CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

The MBA Curriculum Committee is a standing body of the school's graduate faculty.

Committee Membership:

The MBA Curriculum Committee consists of four members of the full-time graduate faculty1 who represent the four academic departments and are elected by the graduate faculty to one-year terms. The Associate Dean and the Assessment & Programs Specialist are ex officio non-voting members of the committee. A faculty member serves as chair of the committee.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum goals, content and learning objectives for graduate programs and courses.
  • Conduct mission-driven evaluations of the academic policies, procedures and programs pertaining to graduate students, including degree programs and courses as needed (e.g., as necessitated by changes in the school's mission or changes in accreditation standards). Evaluations will utilize data produced by the Program Assessment Committee and other necessary relevant data.
  • Make recommendations to the faculty on policy, procedure, or program enhancements resulting from the evaluation process. Recommend revisions to data provided by the Program Assessment Committee.
  • Review proposals for new courses (including special topics) and course revisions for recommendation to the faculty. Review of courses will take into consideration the School of Business Mission and Objectives as well as existing curriculum goals and content.

C. MBA ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

The MBA Admissions Committee is a standing body of the School's graduate faculty.

Committee Membership:

The MBA Admissions Committee consists of the four department chairs and the associate dean. The committee meets at the request of the associate dean to resolve admission decisions for applicants who do not meet all the criteria for admission. The committee is chaired by the associate dean.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Review applications and admit candidates to the MBA and MBA-Professional Accountancy programs.
  • Review admissions policies and recommend changes as needed to the graduate faculty.

D. INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE COMMITTEE

The Instructional Resource Committee is a standing body elected by the faculty.

Committee Membership:

Committee members are elected by the faculty to one-year terms at a meeting held in September. Members elect one of their number as committee chair. The size of committee membership is not specified.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Review current academic and office spaces and information technology utilization vis-à-vis current needs and planned growth.
  • Recommend capital improvements to the dean for inclusion in the next year's budget request.

E. PROMOTION TO FULL PROFESSOR COMMITTEE

The Promotion to Full Professor Committee is standing committee of the faculty.

Committee Membership:

The Promotion to Full Professor Committee consists of the following: One eligible2 full professor elected by each academic department2,3, one eligible full or associate professor of the School of Business elected by the full faculty2 to serve as an at-large member of the committee, and one full professor from outside the School of Business selected by the committee from a pool of three full professors recommended by the candidate.

In the academic year in which a candidate submits his or her dossier for promotion to full professor, the dean convenes the eligible full professors and tenured associate professors and formally charges them with the responsibility to appoint the promotion committee. The dean then convenes the first meeting of the Promotion Committee and reviews with them the criteria and procedures used in evaluating candidates (which are described elsewhere). The Promotion Committee chooses its chairperson at its first meeting.

Committee Responsibilities:

The committee reviews the candidate's dossier, using appropriate criteria and procedures, and submits a recommendation to the dean. The committee's recommendation is signed by each of the committee members. Candidates have the right to appear before the committee to discuss their candidacy before a final vote is taken.

F. TENURE AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE

The Tenure and Promotion Committee is a standing committee of the faculty.

Committee Membership:

The Tenure and Promotion Committee consists of five tenured faculty members who are eligible4 to serve at the time and who represent the breadth of the disciplines in the School of Business. One of the five members is from the academic field of the candidate. Committee members are elected by tenured faculty members who are eligible to serve. Members are elected to one-year appointments on the committee at the first faculty meeting in the fall semester. The committee shall elect its own chairperson.

The following faculty may not serve on the Tenure and Promotion Committee: department chairpersons and faculty serving on the College Tenure and Promotion Committee.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the second-year and fourth-year reviews of tenure-eligible faculty members;
  • Review the dossiers of candidates for promotion to academic ranks up to and including associate professor with tenure.

G. FACULTY GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Faculty Governance Committee is a standing committee of the faculty.

Committee Membership:

The Faculty Governance Committee consists of the following members: One eligible4 tenured full professor elected by each academic department and one eligible faculty member from the School of Business elected by the full faculty to serve as an at-large member of the committee. Members serve two-year terms, and are elected at a faculty meeting held in April.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Review all proposed changes to the Faculty Governance Manual for recommendation to the faculty.
  • Review and establish policies for faculty management, including processes for recruitment, retention and development of faculty.
  • Periodic review of the Faculty Governance Manual as needed.

H. PROGRAM ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

The Program Assessment Committee is a standing committee of the faculty.

Committee Membership:

The Program Assessment Committee consists of the Associate Dean, four full-time continuing faculty members of the Business School who represent the four departments, and the Assessment & Programs Specialist. One faculty member serves as chair of the committee. Faculty members are elected to staggered, three-year terms. Election to committee membership is by majority vote of the School of Business faculty in an election held no later than the last faculty meeting of each year. The Associate Dean and the Assessment & Programs Specialist are ex officio, non-voting members of the committee.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Devise competency tables for each degree program and each concentration.
  • Develop an assessment plan to operationalize learning goals.
  • Institute the assessment plan and monitor its progress.
  • Annually assess outcomes data from various learning and program assessments against program objectives and make recommendations to appropriate committees.

I. SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

The Sustainability Committee is a standing committee of the faculty.

Committee Membership:

The Sustainability Committee consists of a minimum of five faculty members reflecting a breadth of the disciplines. Members serve one-year terms and are elected at a faculty meeting held in April.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate, motivate and publicize the Business School's sustainability initiatives.
  • Provide to the school's curriculum and program assessment committees recommendations and strategies for incorporating sustainability into both the undergraduate and MBA curricula.

1 For graduate faculty qualifications, please refer to Chapter 5, Article V of the School of Business Faculty Governance Manual.

2 Eligibility to either serve on the Promotion to Full Professor Committee or to vote on the members comprising the committee is determined by a faculty member's having met the standard performance expectations of the School of Business over a rolling five year period. Standard performance expectations are outlined in Chapter 6 of the School of Business Faculty Governance Manual.

3 If a department has no full professors or the department's full professors are not available to serve (e.g., due to sabbaticals, leaves of absence, etc.), that department may elect a tenured associate professor who is eligible to serve at the time.

4 The qualifications for eligibility to serve on School personnel committees are described under "Standard Performance Expectation" in Chapter 6 of the School of Business Faculty Governance Manual.

Last Updated: April 12, 2013

 


1.6.6.2 Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications

 

effective June 2000


1.6.6.2.1 Constitution of the Faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications

Article I

Name

 

This body shall be known as the faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, hereinafter, referred to as the faculty.

Article II

Mission

 

The mission of the Roy H. Park School of Communications is to provide students with a strong foundation in the theory, history, criticism, economics, ethics, policy, and practice of communications and to prepare them for careers in commercial, educational, instructional, organizational, and non-commercial media communication and for graduate study. The curriculum provides both a broad liberal arts foundation and in-depth training in communications.

The School of Communications offers B.S. degrees in Television-Radio; Cinema & Photography; Organizational Communication, Learning and Design; Telecommunications Management (offered in cooperation with the School of Business); a B.F.A. in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts; and B.A. degrees in Media Studies and Journalism; an M.S. in Communications is also offered.

All programs involve students in all aspects of communication including the history, structure, and function of communication organizations; the technical, creative, and aesthetic elements of media production; and the evaluation, criticism, and analysis of media messages and communication systems.

Article III

Bylaws

 

The faculty shall have the authority to make bylaws on such matters as membership, meeting procedures, voting, elections, committees, and other organizational matters and needs of the faculty. Such bylaws may not be in conflict with the charter or bylaws of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees or any other governing group recognized by the Board of Trustees.

In addition to the all-school bylaws, there exist separate bylaws for the departments of Cinema & Photography; Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design; and Television-Radio. These bylaws incorporate policy and process, primarily regarding personnel, including recommendations regarding tenure and promotion, annual reviews, and faculty recruitment.

All other official business related to other matters, including budget and operations, remain the province of individual departments.

Article IV

Amendments to the Constitution

 

This constitution can be amended at any regular meeting of the faculty by a two-thirds vote of those present, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting and provided that it does not conflict with the Ithaca College governance structure, as found in section 1.6 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.


1.6.6.2.2 Bylaws of the Faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications

Article I

Membership

 

The membership shall be the full-time tenure-track and fixed term appointment faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Article II

Meetings

 

1.

All meetings follow standard procedure, as defined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. Meetings are normally scheduled monthly from 12:10-1:05 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The specific dates are distributed to the faculty during the first week of each semester

 

2.

Agenda items are set by the dean following a call to all faculty for agenda items. The dean conducts the faculty meeting. The customary order of business is:

  1. Approval of minutes
  2. Reports of standing committees
  3. Old business
  4. New business
  5. Announcement of appropriate and necessary business

This order may be modified.

 

3.

Deans and other administrators do not have voting privileges during faculty meetings.

 

4.

The agenda and minutes for each faculty meeting are distributed to all members of the School of Communications faculty and administration via electronic e-mail and campus mail.

 

5.

A quorum shall be 51% of the School of Communications faculty. A simple majority is necessary to pass a motion put to the faculty.

Article III

Structure

 

The faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications will act as a committee of the whole for purposes of transacting its business.

 

A.

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

The Administrative Council of the Roy H. Park School of Communications is composed of the chair of the Departments of Television-Radio; Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design; Cinema & Photography; the associate dean; the director of telecommunications facilities; and the dean. This is a representative body for the discussion of school-wide issues. It recommends action to be brought to the departments or to the school level. The Administrative Council has no official legislative ability or authority.

 

B.

CO-CURRICULAR COUNCIL

The Co-curricular Council of the Roy H. Park School of Communications is composed of the manager of television operations; the manager of radio operations; the manager of print operations; the director/producer of park productions, the director of telecommunications facilities, and the dean. The Co-curricular Council is a representative body for the discussion of matters pertaining to the co-curricular operations, structure, and function of the School of Communications. The Co-curricular Council discusses issues and matters of interest and may recommend action to be brought to the school level as appropriate and necessary. The Co-curricular Council has no official legislative ability or authority.

Article IV

Committees

 

The committee of the whole may establish, by majority vote, standing and ad hoc committees, as it may decide.

 

A.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

   

1.

Mission Statement: Procedures and Authority

The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to provide for a system of review and recommendations for all proposed changes in the undergraduate curriculum of the School of Communications.

As its primary responsibility, the committee will review all course and program proposals and formal revisions to determine their desirability, feasibility, and utility within the school. Such review will entail an evaluation of the impact of proposed curricular changes on school programs and the departments. This will include an analysis of existing courses to prevent duplication, a review of appropriate course levels and sequences (including prerequisites), appropriate staffing and budgetary considerations, and any other matters affecting the school programs and the departments. The committee's mission is to consider the form of the document(s) and the logic and argument supporting the required rationales.

After timely review of a proposal, the committee may recommend one of three options: approval, disapproval, or suggestions for specific changes. If approval is recommended, the proposal is forwarded to the dean for appropriate administrative review, after which the proposal is returned to the committee for presentation to the faculty of the School of Communications for formal vote. If the dean recommends substantial changes, the committee and the proposer will review those recommendations and resubmit the proposal to the dean within a reasonable time. If changes are suggested, the proposal is returned to the proposer and the department which submitted it. The proposer and the department may select one of three options: 1) request a vote by the committee on the proposal submitted; 2) withdraw the proposal; or, 3) return to the proposer and the department that submitted it. The proposer and the department may select one of two options: 1) withdraw the proposal; or 2) request that the Curriculum Committee forward the proposal to the dean for appropriate administrative review. Following this review, the dean will consult with the proposer, the chair of the appropriate department, and the chair of the Curriculum Committee, following which the proposal may be withdrawn or submitted directly to the faculty of the School of Communications for a formal vote (at which time the committee will present the basis for the committee's disapproval). NOTE: It is expected that the proposer will engage in collegial discourse within his/her department, with appropriate faculty in other departments of the school, and with the dean prior to submitting proposals to their department for formal vote and to the committee for recommendations. See Curriculum Change Procedures and Proposer's Responsibilities for proposer's specific administrative responsibilities.

The Curriculum Committee has the power only to make recommendations to the dean and to the faculty. It may not legislate any changes in the curriculum of the school or any of its departments or program areas.

   

2.

Membership: Election, Term, and Responsibilities

In May each year, the faculty of each department (currently: Cinema & Photography; Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design; and Television-Radio) shall elect one representative to the Curriculum Committee for the next academic year. To insure appropriate representation across rank and tenure, the dean will appoint, with formal approval of the faculty, two additional faculty members from the school at large. These appointees shall first be nominated by each department. All (such) representatives will serve for one academic year and must be full-time tenure-eligible faculty members of the School of Communications. The associate dean of the School of Communications shall serve on the committee as a non-voting member in an advisory capacity.

Missing regular meetings of the committee shall be construed as inability or unwillingness to serve, and the member's department or program area will be asked to elect a different faculty representative to take the member's place on the committee.

   

3.

Meetings and Quorum

The Curriculum Committee shall meet regularly during the academic year, beginning in September as the review process requires. Notice of meeting dates, times and places will be provided to committee members by the chair not less than one week prior to any meeting, when possible. Any committee business must be approved by a majority of the full committee with each member voting.

   

4.

Officers: Election and Responsibilities

The Curriculum Committee will elect its chair at its first meeting in each year; the date, time and place of the first meeting each academic year will be set by the current chair and he/she will notify department chairs and program area faculty of the September date on which the following year's Curriculum Committee will hold its first meeting. In order to further provide for the orderly transfer of the committee's responsibilities and information, the chair will also furnish the new chair, in advance with the date of the academic year's first meeting, all of the committee's affairs, and business in progress.

The chair will call all meetings of the committee, providing appropriate notice thereof to all members as outlined in item 3 above. The chair will preside at all such meetings, observing parliamentary procedure, unless this provision is waived by a majority of the full committee for any specific meeting. In the event the chair must be absent from any regular or special meeting, he/she will appoint another member to act as chair pro tem.

The chair will also be responsible for all written communications required by the conduct of the committee's business, including but not limited to drafts of proposals presented to the dean and to the faculty, to the Academic Policies Committee, et cetera.

   

5.

Proposer's Responsibilities

  1. Submit course/program proposals on photocopied sheets, rather than final forms since there may be revisions.


  2.  
  3. The proposer should keep track of the stages of proposal approval, since revisions may come at any of the stages: 1) department; 2) curriculum committee; 3) the faculty of the School of Communications.
  4. After approval by the faculty of the School, the proposer is responsible for getting the proposal typed onto the proper forms, signed by the chair of the Curriculum Committee and the dean, and for making the required number of copies necessary for the Academic Policies Committee. This is the proposer's responsibility, since he/she is best acquainted with the proposal and can catch errors or typos. As a courtesy, the proposer should work closely with the associate dean to assure that the Academic Policies Committee guidelines are strictly followed.
  5. All completed and signed forms will be submitted to the associate dean for transmission to the Academic Policies Committee via the Office of the Provost and vice president for academic affairs.
   

6.

Amendment

These bylaws may be amended by the following procedure: a proposed amendment is submitted to the committee in writing; the committee recommends its approval or rejection and submits the amendment with arguments for or against it, as they emerged in the committee's discussion; a written vote of the Communications faculty is conducted. A simple majority of those voting is required for approval.

 

B.

PROFESSOR PROMOTION COMMITTEE

The Professor Promotion Committee (hereinafter designated as the committee) shall consist of all tenured professors of the Roy H. Park School of Communications whose responsibilities are described below.

  1. Duties: This committee is charged with the review and evaluation of all eligible candidates for promotion to professor in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Only tenured professors will vote on these candidates for professor.
  2.  
  3. Chair and Duties: This committee shall elect its own chair every two years. Upon receiving a candidate's request for professor review, the chair shall determine, in consultation with the dean and the department planning unit (where appropriate), the exact dates, deadlines, and calendar for review. The chair shall call necessary meetings, will summarize the committee's final decision, and write a detailed recommendation to the dean regarding each candidate, utilizing specific references to the documentation required in Volume VI.

Article V

Amendment Procedures

 

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the faculty at any regular or special meeting, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting and provided that the amendment does not conflict with the College governance structure, as found in section 1.6 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

Last Updated: August 15, 2000

 

1.6.6.3 Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

effective June 2000


1.6.6.3.1 Mission Statement

The foremost commitment of the school is to prepare individuals for successful participation in contemporary society and to develop professional competencies. This preparation is accomplished through comprehensive curricula, scholarly achievements of the faculty and students, educational technology, opportunities for interdisciplinary, hands-on experiences, and the provision of a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.


1.6.6.3.2 Values

Integrity and ethical behaviors are guiding principles of all members of this educational community. Teaching, scholarship, service, and administration shall adhere to, and be guided by integrity, justice, and truth. Faculty and staff are committed to open and fair communication and to the development of a culture of respect for individuals and their ideas. Diversity is supported as an essential component in all activities of this school.


1.6.6.3.3 Committees of the School

1.6.6.3.3.1 Curriculum Committee
1.6.6.3.3.1.1 Membership Composition and Requirements

This committee shall consist of one

(1) faculty member from each academic department in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HS&HP). The quorum for this committee is four members.

An assistant/associate dean from the School of HS&HP will participate in an ex officio capacity and be invited to all meetings.

1.6.6.3.3.1.2 Terms of Office

Each member of the committee shall serve a two (2) year term. Terms shall be staggered to ensure continuity. Members shall be nominated and elected by their respective departments in the School of HS&HP.

The chair of the committee shall serve a one (1) year term as chair. The chair is elected from the members of the committee by the members of the committee no later than the first meeting of each academic year. The assistant/associate dean will convene the first meeting.

1.6.6.3.3.1.3 Committee Duties

The committee shall review all curricular proposals from the departments of the School of HS&HP. This review should determine that proposals meet the standards set by the Academic Policies Committee (APC) and fit into the missions of the School of HS&HP and the College. The committee shall promote curriculum development in and between the departments of the School of HS&HP.

1.6.6.3.3.1.4 Procedures
1.6.6.3.3.1.4.1 Curriculum Revisions

Proposals (eight copies) are submitted by departments to the chair of the HS&HP Curriculum Committee. The chair distributes copies to all committee members and the assistant/associate dean and sets meeting times to act upon the proposals.

Each proposal is reviewed by the committee, and if approved, the chair prepares a ballot for consideration by all the faculty in the school. The faculty will be given five (5) working days to review and vote on each proposal. During this time any concerns should be discussed with the faculty member's departmental representative to the curriculum committee. The proposals and ballot boxes will be available in the dean's office in both Hill Center and Smiddy Hall. Results if the ballots are reported to the dean of the School of HS&HP for approval.

The department chair of the appropriate department will be notified of the results. If a proposal is not approved, the response will contain suggestions and comments regarding the action.

1.6.6.3.3.1.4.2 Curriculum Development

The committee is also charged with ensuring that the School of HS&HP is keeping current with national and employer expectations of academic programs. Committee members will seek input from faculty on curriculum issues from the appropriate department and make recommendations to specific departments and to the dean as appropriate.

1.6.6.3.3.1.4.3 To Whom the Committee Reports

The committee reports to the faculty of the School of HS&HP. Pending approval by the faculty, it makes recommendations to the dean of the School of HS&HP.


1.6.6.3.3.2 Graduate Committee
1.6.6.3.3.2.1 Membership Composition and Requirements

The committee is comprised of the graduate chair for each graduate program in the School of HS&HP. A quorum consists of a majority of the members of the committee. The chair of the graduate committee is elected by the members of the committee. The chair shall serve a one (1) year term as chair and shall convene the committee as necessary.

1.6.6.3.3.2.2 Committee Duties

The committee reviews and recommends graduate program curricular changes before they are sent to the All-College Graduate Committee for approval. The committee also serves to evaluate proposals for new graduate programs or the discontinuance of graduate programs in the school.

1.6.6.3.3.2.3 Procedures

Four (4) copies of proposals are submitted to the chair of the Graduate Committee. The chair distributes copies to all committee members and sets meeting times for them to act upon the proposals. Each proposal is reviewed by the committee, and if approved, is forwarded by the chair to the dean of HS&HP. Following approval by the dean, he/she returns the proposal to the chair of the initiating program for submission to the graduate dean. If the committee does not approve a proposal, the committee chair will notify the chair of the initiating program. The committee response will contain suggestions and comments regarding the decision of the committee.

1.6.6.3.3.2.4 To Whom the Committee Reports

The HS&HP Graduate Committee reports to the dean of the School of HS&HP and the dean of Graduate Studies.


1.6.6.3.3.3 Personnel Committee
1.6.6.3.3.3.1 Membership Composition and Requirements

The HS&HP Personnel Committee shall consist of a personnel committee as a whole as well as two separate subcommittees, a tenured faculty subcommittee and a continuing non-tenure eligible (CNTE) subcommittee. the composition of each of these groups is as follows:

1.6.6.3.3.3.1.1 Tenured Faculty Subcommittee

This subcommittee shall consist of one tenured member from each department within the school. If a department is unable to select a tenured member, the department chair may be considered to represent the department, or, a non-tenured member of that department may be considered as a representative. If a non-tenured representative is selected, that person may participate in the activities of the HS&HP Personnel Committee, but will not have voting rights regarding any personnel decisions. At no time shall the number of tenured members on the subcommittee be less than five. The quorum for this subcommittee shall consist of at least half of the eligible voting members.

1.6.6.3.3.3.1.2 Continuing Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee

This subcommittee shall consist of one CNTE faculty member from each department which has CNTE positions. The quorum for this subcommittee shall consist of at least half of the eligible voting members.

1.6.6.3.3.3.1.3 Personnel Committee as a Whole

This committee shall consist of all members of the Tenured Faculty Subcommittee and the Continuing Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee. The quorum for the Personnel Committee as a whole shall consist of at least half of the eligible voting members.

1.6.6.3.3.3.2 Terms of Office
1.6.6.3.3.3.2.1 Tenured Faculty Subcommittee

Tenured members of the HS&HP Tenured Faculty Subcommittee shall serve three (3) year terms.

1.6.6.3.3.3.2.2 Continuing Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee

CNTE members of the HS&HP CNTE Subcommittee shall serve three (3) year terms.

1.6.6.3.3.3.3 Election of Committee Members and Chairperson

Faculty willing to serve on the personnel committee shall be elected by majority vote of each department's faculty. A chairperson for each subcommittee shall be elected by the members of the subcommittee from among the members of the subcommittee. The chairperson of each subcommittee should have at least one (1) year of prior experience as a member of the subcommittee. For tenure and/or promotion matters, the chair of each subcommittee will independently call meetings. When other personnel matters require discussion, the chairs of the two subcommittees will serve as co-chairs of the Personnel Committee as a whole.

1.6.6.3.3.3.4 Committee Duties

The duties and responsibilities of the HS&HP personnel subcommittees and the committee as a whole include the following;

1.6.6.3.3.3.4.1 Tenured Faculty Subcommittee

Perform a review of the personnel file of tenure-eligible faculty members who apply for promotion, and/or tenure. The committee shall determine that all policies and procedures related to the application have been followed by the candidate's department and shall provide an assessment of the candidate's qualifications as contained within the individual's personnel file. The committee shall also make a recommendation to the dean of HS&HP regarding promotion and/or tenure based upon its review and a vote of the members of the committee. A copy of the committee's recommendation shall be forwarded to the candidate and the candidate's chair.

1.6.6.3.3.3.4.2 Continuing Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee

Perform a review of the personnel file of CNTE faculty members who apply for promotion. The committee shall determine that all policies and procedures related to the application have been followed by the candidate's department and shall provide an assessment of the candidate's qualifications as contained within the candidate's personnel file. The committee shall also make a recommendation to the dean of HS&HP regarding promotion based upon its review and a vote of the members of the committee. A copy of the committee's recommendation shall be forwarded to the candidate and to the candidate's chair.

1.6.6.3.3.3.4.3 Personnel Committee as a Whole

Both subcommittees will meet jointly at least once during the year to review all changes that are made in departmental personnel policies and procedures manuals. The Personnel Committee should announce to department chairs the date of this meeting and request submission of these changes at least 7 days prior to the meeting. In addition, the Personnel Committee as a whole will review a department's policies and procedures if so requested by the department or the dean of HS&HP. Upon completing its review, the committee shall provide a written recommendation regarding suggested revisions in the departmental policies and procedures to the department and the dean. In addition to review of Policies and Procedures, the Personnel Committee as a Whole will discuss other personnel issues in the school such as grievances, appeals, etc..

1.6.6.3.3.3.5 Procedures
1.6.6.3.3.3.5.1 Tenured Faculty Subcommittee

When a personnel file is being reviewed by this subcommittee, the faculty representative from that department may participate in any discussions, but will not be eligible to vote on the requested personnel action.

1.6.6.3.3.3.5.2 Continuing Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee

When a personnel file is being reviewed by this subcommittee, the faculty representative from that department may participate in any discussions, but will not be eligible to vote on the requested personnel action.

1.6.6.3.3.3.5.3 Personnel Committee as a Whole

All members of the Personnel Committee as a whole may participate in any discussions and will be eligible to vote for or against any personnel action brought to the Personnel Committee as a whole.

1.6.6.3.3.3.6 Policies for the Personnel Committee

The Tenure Faculty Subcommittee, the Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee and the committee as a whole must abide by the following policies;

1.6.6.3.3.3.6.1 Tenured Faculty Subcommittee

The appropriate subcommittee shall provide a fair and equitable assessment of the performance and accomplishments of a faculty member applying for promotion in rank and/or tenure.

1.6.6.3.3.3.6.2 Continuing Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty Subcommittee

The committee/subcommittee shall ensure that the assessment of an applicant's performance and accomplishments is consistent with established criteria for the appropriate rank as outlined in the candidate's departmental personnel policies and procedures and Volume VI of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

1.6.6.3.3.3.6.3 Personnel Committee as a Whole

All discussions regarding personnel interviews shall remain strictly confidential. committee/subcommittee members shall not discuss the deliberations or recommendations of the personnel committee outside committee meetings.

1.6.6.3.3.3.7 To Whom the Committee Reports

The Personnel Committee reports to the dean of the School of HS&HP. If the personnel matter involves promotion and/or tenure decision, the committee also reports to the faculty member for whom the application is being reviewed, and to that faculty member's department chair.


1.6.6.3.3.4 Steering Committee
1.6.6.3.3.4.1 Membership Composition

The membership of the Steering Committee shall consist of:
1. Department chairs (standing)
2. Faculty (one selected from each department) (2 year term)
3. Assistant/associate deans (standing)
4. Dean (standing)

1.6.6.3.3.4.2 Selection Procedures

The department chairs, assistant/associate deans, and dean have, by virtue of their positions, standing membership on the committee. One faculty member from each department (in addition to each chair) will be selected by her/his department in a manner determined by that department. The term of service for faculty representatives on the Steering Committee shall be two (2) years. New faculty representatives must be selected at the end of the Spring Semester and will attend the last Steering Committee meeting in May.

1.6.6.3.3.4.3 Co-Chairs

One member of the faculty and one assistant/associate dean will serve as co-chairs of the Steering Committee. The assistant/associate dean co-chair will conduct all Steering Committee meetings and the faculty co-chair will conduct all-school HS&HP Faculty meetings. The co-chairs, along with the dean, will convene on a regular basis in order to prepare agendas for upcoming meetings.

The assistant/associate dean who will serve as co-chair will be assigned by the dean on an annual basis. At the May meeting, the faculty Steering Committee members will elect the faculty co-chair for the upcoming academic year. All faculty who will be serving on the Steering Committee in the fall are eligible to serve as co-chair. The faculty co-chair will be elected for a one (1) year term.

1.6.6.3.3.4.4 Committee Duties

The primary purpose of the Steering Committee is to provide consultation to the dean, A secondary role is to facilitate communication among faculty, staff, and administration by disseminating information. The manner in which the committee consults with dean may be variable depending upon particular circumstances. Members may vote to provide an official record of the majority opinion, the committee may provide the dean with a list of recommendations, or it may use other consultative methods.

Although the role of the committee is consultative, the committee may vote on particular issues. All committee members, except for the dean, have voting privileges. The associate/assistant dean serving as co-chair will not vote during Steering Committee meetings except in the case of a tie vote. The faculty co-chair will have voting privileges during Steering Committee meetings. A quorum for the committee is nine members.

Each committee member should report the actions of the committee to their respective department.

1.6.6.3.3.4.5 Procedural Guidelines
  1. All meetings will follow standard procedures as defined in Robert's Rules of Order. Meetings will be scheduled at least monthly at a standard time.


  2.  
  3. All meetings are open to the campus community. Procedures for allowing discussion from non-committee members shall follow standard practices as outlined in Robert's Rules of Order. Committee members may make a motion to have an executive session during any meeting.
  4. Agenda items are set by the co-chairs and the dean prior to each meeting. The customary order of business is 1. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting; 2. Reports of Standing Committees; 3. Reports of Select Committees; 4. Unfinished Business; 5. New Business. If necessary, this order can be modified at the discretion of the co-chairs. Specific agenda items are based on issues brought up by Steering Committee members. Faculty members can submit agenda items through their department representative or the faculty co-chair. If there are more agenda items than can be scheduled, the co-chairs are responsible for prioritization.
  5. The agenda as well as the minutes for each Steering Committee meeting will be distributed to all members of the HS&HP faculty and administration via electronic mail or campus mail. Faculty on the Rochester campus are to be included on the distribution list.

1.6.6.3.4 The Faculty

1.6.6.3.4.1 Membership Composition and Requirements

The faculty of HS&HP includes full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, clinical, CNTE fixed-term, and adjunct faculty. Temporary part-time faculty and visiting faculty are non-voting members of the faculty. The dean and the assistant/associate deans are also non-voting members of the faculty.


1.6.6.3.4.2 Procedural Guidelines for HS&HP Faculty Meetings
  1. All meetings will follow standard procedures as defined in Robert's Rules of Order. Meetings will be scheduled at least monthly from 12:10-1:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The specific dates for the meeting will be distributed to the faculty during the first week of the each semester.


  2.  
  3. Agenda items are set by the co-chairs and the dean prior to each meeting. Faculty members can submit items for the agenda directly to the faculty co-chair. If there are more agenda items than can be scheduled, the faculty co-chair is responsible for prioritization. The customary order of business is: 1. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting; 2. Reports of Standing Committees; 3. Reports of Select Committees; 4. Unfinished Business; 5. New Business. If necessary, this form can be modified at the discretion of the faculty co-chair.
  4. All meetings are open to the campus community. Procedures for allowing discussion from non-committee members shall follow standard practices as outlined in Robert's Rules of Order. The faculty may make a motion to dismiss administrators and visitors during any meeting.
  5. The faculty co-chair will not vote during the faculty meetings except in the case of a tie vote. deans and other administrators do not have voting privileges during faculty meetings.
  6. The agenda and the minutes for each faculty meeting will be distributed to all members Of the HS&HP faculty and administration via electronic mail or campus mail. Faculty of the Rochester campus are to be included on the distribution list.
  7. A quorum will be 33% of the HS&HP full-time Ithaca-based faculty. A simple majority is necessary to pass a motion put to the faculty.

1.6.6.3.4.3 To Whom the Faculty Reports

The HS&HP faculty report to the dean of the School of HS&HP.


1.6.6.3.5 Evaluation of Faculty Holding Continuing, Non-Tenure Eligible, Fixed Term Appointments

1.6.6.3.5.1 Definition of Continuing, Non-Tenure Eligible, Fixed Term Positions and Appointments

Continuing, Non-Tenure-Eligible (CNTE) fixed-term positions are budgeted positions which have been approved to continue regardless of the individual occupying the positions. Within the School of HS&HP, appointments to fixed-term positions are full-time appointments used to respond to particular curricular needs as defined by each department's staffing plan (see Volume VI of the Ithaca College Policy Manual).


1.6.6.3.5.2 Term of Appointment

Individuals who occupy CNTE positions receive annual appointments which may be continued on an annual basis. Such appointments may not exceed a total of five years without the dean's, Provost and vice president for academic affairs, and president's approval of a written request from the faculty member and the planning unit (see Volume VI of the Ithaca College Policy Manual). All CNTE fixed-term faculty holding staffing plan positions are considered eligible for renewal under this provision.


1.6.6.3.5.3 Evaluation of CNTE Fixed-Term Faculty

Under the terms of this document, all CNTE fixed-term faculty appointees must receive written annual performance evaluations from the department chair. These written annual performance evaluations will provide the faculty member with an assessment of strengths and areas in need of improvement.


1.6.6.3.5.4 Request for Renewal
1.6.6.3.5.4.1 Initial Review

A CNTE faculty member must submit to her/his department chair a written request for renewal of her/his appointment at the beginning of the second semester of the fourth year of the initial five-year term. Evaluation for renewal will use criteria as specified in the faculty member's departmental policies and procedures manual.

The Request for Renewal will be reviewed by the faculty member's departmental chair, who will forward a recommendation to the dean on or before April 1st of the second semester of the fourth year of the candidate's five-year term. The candidate's request and her/his department chair's recommendation will be reviewed by the dean, who will provide a written recommendation to the Provost and vice president for academic affairs. The Provost and vice president for academic affairs will review the dean's written recommendation and provide a written recommendation to the president. A final decision on renewal will be the responsibility of the president and rendered by the end of the spring Semester of the fourth year of a five-year term.

1.6.6.3.5.4.2 Subsequent Reviews

Subsequent reviews will not require written requests by the CNTE fixed-term faculty member, and the process will be initiated by the dean at the beginning of the second semester of the fourth year of five-year term. Evaluation for subsequent renewals will use criteria as specified in the faculty member's departmental policies and procedures manual.

The faculty member's department chair's recommendation for renewal will be reviewed by the dean, who will provide a written recommendation to the Provost and vice president for academic affairs. The Provost and vice president for academic affairs will review the dean's written recommendation and provide a written recommendation to the president. A final decision on renewal will be the responsibility of the president and by the end of spring semester of the fourth year of a five-year term.

1.6.6.3.5.4.3 Renewal Procedures

A copy of the department chair's and dean's written recommendation will be given to the candidate. The faculty member will have five business days to respond to her/his performance assessment and recommendation. The recommendations of the department chair and the dean will be either to rehire the faulty member to another fixed-term period or to terminate the appointment. If a CNTE fixed-term faculty member receives a negative recommendation and the dean accepts the recommendation, the CNTE fixed-faculty member's appointment will be terminated at the completion of the fixed-term period. If the recommendations are favorable, and the Provost and vice president for academic affairs and the president approve, the CNTE fixed-term faculty will be re-appointed to an additional fixed-term following completion of her/his final term of service in accordance with the term of appointment as indicated above.


1.6.6.3.5.5 Appeal Process

CNTE fixed-term faculty have the right to appeal a recommendation by their department chair by following the procedures outlined in their department's Policies and Procedures Document. In addition, CNTE fixed-term faculty may also follow the Faculty Grievance Procedure as stipulated in Volume IV, section 4.16.


1.6.6.3.5.6 Subsequent Terms of Appointment

Evaluation and recommendations for subsequent terms of appointment will be based on the procedures stated above.


1.6.6.3.5.7 Application for Promotion of CNTE Fixed-Term Faculty

Normally, after completing a minimum of five years in a five-year non-tenure eligible position, a faculty member is eligible to apply for promotion following criteria listed Volume IV of the Ithaca College Policy Manual, and in the faculty member's departmental policies and procedures document


1.6.6.3.6 Amendment Procedures

Amendments to the HS&HP Faculty Governance Document may be proposed to the Steering Committee at any time by any member of the faculty or administration. The Steering Committee will consider these proposals and assure that these changes concur with regulations established in Volume IV of the Ithaca College Policy Manual. If necessary, the Steering Committee may choose to establish an ad-hoc committee to address any issues surrounding the proposal. Following review of each proposal, the Steering Committee will submit the proposal to all of the HS&HP faculty members for vote. All proposals for amendment of the HS&HP Faculty Governance Document requires a two-thirds majority to pass.

Last Updated: August 15, 2000

 

1.6.6.4 The Constitution and Bylaws of the School of Humanities and Sciences

1.6.6.4.1 Constitution of the Faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences

Article I

Name

Section 1.

This body will be called the School of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Senate

Article II

Purpose

Section 1.

The purpose of the Faculty Senate is to determine and represent the concerns of the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences and to make recommendations on its behalf on school policies and procedures concerning, but not limited to, curriculum, programs, grading, faculty appointments and credentials for same, evaluation of faculty, tenure, and promotion. The school will make no changes in these policies without a recommendation from the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate will report its recommendations to the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences and to the dean for action.

Section 2.

It will be a liaison between the faculty and the dean and other administrators on matters of mutual concern.

Section 3.

It may initiate and conduct studies of its own on school policies, programs, and procedures. It may also make studies of questions submitted by individual faculty, faculty groups, administrators, or students of H&S or other governing bodies of Ithaca College or its schools. It will make recommendations to the appropriate person or body as called for by such studies.

Section 4.

It will study and respond to problems referred to it by other councils or standing committees of the College.

Section 5.

It will seek to promote harmony among members of the faculty and between the faculty and the administration of the school and the College.

Section 6.

It may call meetings of the school faculty and conduct informal polls and referenda as appropriate to gather faculty sentiment and record faculty concerns.


1.6.6.4.2 Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences

Article I

Members and Elections

Section 1.

The Faculty Senate will be composed of fifteen (15) elected senators: three each from fine arts; humanities; natural sciences/mathematics/computer science; social sciences; and three members elected at large. Terms will be staggered so that one-third (1/3) of the body is elected or re-elected each academic year by the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Section 2.

All tenured and tenure eligible faculty are eligible to vote in Faculty Senate elections and be elected to office. Adjunct faculty and non-tenure eligible full-time faculty are eligible to vote and be elected to office after their first year. Part time per-credit faculty are not eligible to vote or be elected to office. This policy would exclude one-year temporary faculty from voting in their first year.

Section 3.

Senate elections will be held on or before April 15 of the year preceding the term of office.


Section 4.

Senators who vacate their seats on the Faculty Senate or cannot attend meetings for more than one semester will be replaced for the duration of their term by election of the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences. For example, a Senator on a one-semester leave will not be replaced if they choose to retain their seat.

Article II

Officers and the Executive Committee

Section 1.

Senate officers will be: president, vice-president, secretary, and two officers-at-large elected by majority vote of the senate at the last meeting of the spring semester. Terms will begin on June 1 and will be for one year. Officers may be re-elected for a maximum of three consecutive terms.

Section 2.

The officers of the senate will constitute its Executive Committee which is subject to the orders of the senate. Therefore, it may not act in conflict with any action taken by the senate.

Section 3.

The Executive Committee will have general supervision of senate affairs between meetings and will set the agenda. It may also consult with the dean and meet with the dean, along with other senators who may wish to attend, to present the Senate’s various resolutions and motions and to conduct business and it will report the substance of such meetings and consultations to the senate.

Article III

Meetings

Section 1.

The Faculty Senate will meet at least four times a semester, roughly once a month

Section 2.

Special meetings may be called by the president of the senate or the Executive Committee, or upon written request by any three (3) senators. At any meeting, the senate may call a social meeting by majority vote.

Section 3.

A majority of the members of Faculty Senate are needed for a quorum and decisions shall be made by a majority vote of these members in attendance, unless otherwise stipulated in this document.

Section 4.

Faculty Senate meetings are open to the Ithaca College community, but the senate may meet in executive session upon majority vote. The senate may invite any guest to participate in its discussions.

Section 5.

Senators who are absent without approval for two consecutive or three cumulative meetings during an academic year will receive a reminder of their obligations from the president of the senate upon the advice of the Executive Committee. Upon further absences, the senate, by majority vote may declare the senator's seat vacant and invoke replacement procedures described in article I, Section 4. of these bylaws. Any senator may request, through the Faculty Senate President, a hearing with the executive committee prior to removal from the Senate.

Article IV

Committees

Section 1.

The Faculty Senate will propose new standing and ad hoc committees by majority vote. Proposed standing committees must be approved by vote of the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences. The president of the senate may recommend an ex officio member from the senate to any H&S committee upon approval by majority vote of the senate. All committees except H&S Curriculum Committee will report to the senate for appropriate deliberation and action unless otherwise specified in their charge.

Section 2.

The senate will facilitate the operation of H&S standing and ad hoc committees and coordinate communication between these committees. The senate can propose to the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences changes in the bylaws of standing committees; such changes for approval require a 2/3 majority of the Humanities and Sciences faculty voting.

Section 3.

Annually, the Faculty Senate may review all H&S standing and ad hoc committees. The senate may recommend modification or elimination of said committees. Any recommendation to modify or eliminate a standing committee must be submitted to the Humanities and Sciences faculty for a vote. For approval, such changes require a 2/3 majority of the faculty voting. Any recommendation to modify or eliminate an ad hoc committee must be submitted to the Faculty Senate for a vote. For approval, such changes require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Senate.

Section 4.

The Faculty Senate will be responsible for administering elections to all school wide faculty committees.

Section 5.

The standing and ad hoc committees of the School of Humanities and Sciences are listed on the Faculty Senate website.

Article V

Meeting Procedure

Section 1.

The Faculty Senate meetings will be conducted according to the general principles of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. The senate will name a parliamentarian who when necessary will ensure that such procedures are followed.

Section 2.

All minutes of the meetings of the Faculty Senate and the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences will be published on the Faculty Senate website making them available to any interested party.

Article VI

Amendment Procedure

Section 1.

The Faculty Senate of the School of Humanities and Sciences will have the authority to make and amend its bylaws on such matters as membership, meeting procedures, voting, elections, committees and other organizational matters and needs of the senate. Such bylaws may not conflict with the Ithaca College Faculty Handbook (Volume IV) or any other Ithaca College Governance Document of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

Section 2.

The bylaws of the Faculty Senate may be amended by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the senate at any regular or special meeting provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting and provided that the amendment does not conflict with the Ithaca College Faculty Handbook (Volume IV) or any other Ithaca College Governance Document of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

Last Updated: April 22, 2013

 

1.6.6.5 Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Music

effective June 2000

1.6.6.5.1 Constitution of the Faculty of the School of Music

Article I

Name

 

This body shall be known as the faculty of the School of Music hereinafter referred to as the faculty.

Article II

Mission

 

Now in its second century, the School of Music affirms its fundamental belief that music and the arts are essential components of the human experience. The School of Music prepares students for professional careers in music by combining instruction of the highest quality with outstanding performance opportunities. To this end, the School of Music:

  • Provides an environment that fosters the highest level of musical expression through performing, teaching, and writing music.
  • Equips students with professional skills and knowledge in music and a foundation in the liberal arts that work together to provide a comprehensive education for the 21st century.
  • Attracts and cultivates a faculty of dedicated teachers and artists who are actively committed to their profession, the School of Music, and the College.
  • Provides an outlet for musical performances and study for non-music majors throughout the College and instills in them an awareness of the larger issues of the arts and their role in society.
  • Provides cultural experiences for the community through a diverse series of recitals, concerts, special lectures, and symposia by students, faculty, and guest artists.
  • Maintains an international role in the growth, development, and refinement of the art of music.

Article III

Purpose

 

The purpose of this constitution is to set forth guidelines that define the authority and responsibilities of the Faculty Council of the School of Music, to list specific duties to which the council applies itself, and to articulate, in a more general, philosophical sense, the purpose for which the council exists.

Article IV

Bylaws

 

The faculty shall have the authority to make bylaws in such matters as membership, meeting procedures, voting, elections, committees and other organizational matters and needs of the faculty. Such bylaws may not be in conflict with the Charter or bylaws of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees or any other governing group recognized by the Board of Trustees of Ithaca College.

Article V

Amendments to the Constitution

 

This constitution can be amended at any regular meeting of the faculty by a two-thirds vote of those present, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting and provided that it does not conflict with the Ithaca College governance structure as found in section 1.6 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.


1.6.6.5.2 Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Music

Article I

Membership

 

The membership shall be full-time faculty of the School of Music.

Article II

Meetings

 

I.

All meetings will follow standard procedures as defined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. Meetings will be scheduled at least monthly . The specific dates for the meetings will be distributed to the faculty during the first week of each semester.

 

II.

Agenda items are set by the chair of the School of Music Faculty Council and the dean prior to each meeting. Faculty members can submit items for the agenda directly to the Faculty Council chair. If there are more agenda items than can be scheduled, the Faculty Council chair is responsible for prioritization. The customary order of business is:

  1. Announcements;
  2. Old business;
  3. New business.
  4. necessary, this order can be modified at the discretion of the Faculty Council chair.
 

III.

All meetings are open to the campus community. Procedures for allowing discussion from non-committee members shall follow standard practices as outlined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. The faculty may make a motion to dismiss administrators and visitors during any meeting.

 

IV.

The faculty co-chairperson will not vote during the case of a tie vote. deans and other administrators do not have voting privileges during faculty meetings.

 

V.

The agenda as well as the minutes for each faculty meeting will be distributed to all members of the School of Music faculty and administration via electronic mail or campus mail.

 

VI.

A quorum shall be 50% of the School of Music full-time faculty. A simple majority is necessary to pass a motion put to the faculty.

Article III

Faculty Council

 

I.

Membership

   

The council shall consist of four elected members. Each shall be a full-time member of the School of Music faculty with a minimum of one year's service in the School of Music. While balanced representation from all service departments of the School of Music is desirable, members shall be elected "at-large" by the full-time faculty of the school. Members shall serve two-year terms, with 2 members elected annually. Councilpersons may succeed themselves.

 

II.

Internal Governance

   

The School of Music Faculty Council schedules meetings as it deems necessary and reasonable to accomplish its tasks. The four councilpersons elect a chairperson from among themselves; the chairperson provides leadership for the council. In addition, the council members represent the School of Music on the All-College Faculty Council.

 

III.

Essential Purpose

   

The School of Music Faculty Council is one of the most important representative groups of the School of Music faculty. As an advocate of the faculty, it seeks to uphold rights and responsibilities of the faculty, and represents the interests of the faculty to the dean of the School of Music, the All-College Faculty Council, and the College administration. The council is concerned not only with the accomplishment of specific goals deemed desirable by the faculty, but with communicating the consensus of the faculty to other individuals or committees. The council seeks to promote quality faculty interaction and morale. It may act as a liaison between parties in conflict if requested.

 

IV.

Specific tasks

   
  1. Through periodic meetings with the dean, the council shall convey concerns, desires, and reactions of the faculty to the School of Music administration, and it shall report similar administrative concerns to the faculty. In doing so, the council shall function as the primary liaison between the entire music faculty and administration, separate from the department chairpersons.


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  3. The council is empowered to initiate studies related to faculty concerns, prepare reports of issues submitted to it by the music faculty, and submit its findings and recommendations to the music faculty.
  4. The council shall represent the School of Music at meetings of the All-College Faculty Council, and shall convey the concerns, desires and reactions of the music faculty to that group.
  5. The council provides leadership for keeping the School of Music Faculty Evaluation and Personnel Procedures current and accurate. The council shall work with the administration to uphold the accuracy, relevance and equity of the evaluation process.
  6. The council has the responsibility for and authority over elections held within the School of Music. The council will hold and supervise elections in a timely and secure manner, will verify the eligibility of both the voters and the candidates, and will transmit the results to the faculty and the administration.
  7. The council shall communicate regularly with the faculty of the School of Music concerning faculty business.
  8. In seeking to maintain and promote quality faculty interaction, the council may avail itself to informally mediate disputes or assist in the reconciliation of conflict. When deemed appropriate, the council may act in a more formal manner to communicate the sense of the faculty concerning matters of professional interaction. At such times, the council may elect to issue a formal statement of censure, which is described below.

Article IV

Statement of Censure

 

On occasion, the conduct of a colleague may be deemed by the colleague's peers to be so inappropriate, unprofessional, or unethical that significant damage to the morale or function of a given departmental constituency, or the faculty as a whole, occurs. The statement of censure provides a vehicle by which the faculty may inform a colleague that such actions are deemed unacceptable by a significant majority of the given departmental faculty, or faculty as a whole.

It is expected that action of a censure rarely will occur and will be based on extraordinary circumstances. Any member of the faculty may request that the council initiate the process of issuing a statement of censure. With a positive vote of at least three out of the four council members, the council shall draft a statement of censure and will poll the entire faculty or department, as appropriate, by written ballot. A two-thirds vote of the faculty or department is required for the council or present formally a statement of ensure to the cited faculty member. The statement will be forwarded also to the dean, Provost and vice president for academic affairs, along with the vote count.

The faculty member for whom a statement of censure is being deliberated has the right to request a hearing before the School of Music Faculty Council in Executive Session prior to the vote being taken.

Article V

Committees

 

A.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

   

I.

Membership

     

The voting membership of the committee is comprised of six faculty members, each of whom is selected by the faculty of the School of Music to a three-year term. Two of the six members are elected each year. Faculty membership must include at least one representative from each department (Music Education, Theory/History/Composition, and Performance).

The non-voting membership of the committee consists of the dean, associate dean, and three students (one each from the sophomore, junior and senior classes). the student members are selected by a procedure determined by the dean's Student Advisory Council.

The chairperson of the committee is elected by the voting members of the committee.

   

II.

Roles and Responsibilities

     

The Curriculum Committee reviews all new and revised undergraduate curricular policies, courses and programs. The committee is advisory in nature, and makes recommendations to the faculty.

The committee meets as often as it deems necessary in order to accomplish its tasks. Meetings are scheduled, whenever possible, one week in advance. A quorum, consisting of two-thirds of the faculty members, is necessary to conduct business.

   

III.

Guidelines Governing Curricular Changes

  1. Proposals may be initiated by individual faculty members, departments, individual students (through the Dean's Student Advisory Council), administrators, or the Curriculum Committee itself.
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  3. Curricular changes, e.g., changes in course content, course offerings, credit allocation, or academic programs, must utilize the following:
       
  1. Discussion by the faculty within the appropriate department(s).


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  3. Discussion between the dean and the department and/or chairperson as to the feasibility of the proposal.
  4. Submission of proposed curricular changes to the Curriculum Committee. If the change involves the addition, revision, or depletion of a course or program: completion of the appropriate Academic Policies Committee documents, detailing course description, tentative outline of course content, prospective textbooks or other source material, projected enrollment and costs.
  5. Discussion and recommendation by the Curriculum Committee.
  6. Submission of the proposal and committee recommendation to the full faculty of the School of Music for discussion and action. Materials submitted to the faculty must include all relevant APC documents, and should be received by the faculty at least one week in advance of the meeting.
  7. Submission of the approved proposal to the Academic Policies Committee for final approval or notification.
 

B.

GRADUATE COMMITTEE

The School of Music Graduate Studies Committee serves as the governing body for the Graduate Programs in Music. It establishes graduate policy and acts as the graduate curricular review committee, forwarding recommendations to the full-time members of the School of Music graduate faculty and the All-College Graduate Committee for review and action. It also screens applicants for acceptance to the various programs and forwards its recommendations to the dean of Graduate Studies.

The committee works to create a dialogue among the graduate students, members of the graduate faculty, and departments within the School of Music. Issues may be generated from any of these representative bodies, from members of the administration, or from within the committee.

   

I.

Composition, Eligibility, and Term

  1. The School of Music Graduate Committee will consist of 2 faculty members from Performance Studies, 2 faculty members from Music Education, 1 faculty member from Theory, History, and Composition, 1 graduate student, and the graduate chairperson(s). The dean serves as an ex officio, non-voting member.


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  3. The faculty representatives are selected by departmental vote. Only full-time members of the graduate faculty may vote. Faculty with assignments in more than one department will be allowed to vote for the representative of each. Assignment in a secondary area normally is defined as annual load and participation in the business of the department on an on-going basis. The School of Music Faculty Council will administer and oversee the nominating and election process.
  4. Any full-time member of the graduate music faculty may serve.
  5. Terms are for four years, initially staggered by lot.
  6. The chairperson will solicit nominations from the student body and, based on consultation with the candidates and the committee, appoint the student representative. The student will serve for one year, with additional terms possible depending on the student's graduation timetable.
   

II.

Duties

     

a.

Program Governance

  1. Review candidates for the position of graduate chairperson, in accordance with the graduate chairperson document.


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  3. Establish School of Music graduate policies, in accordance with those approved at the all-College level. In its deliberations the committee will include the review of departmental recommendations.
  4. Recommend faculty for the school and College graduate faculty.
  5. Review major petitions for exceptions to school or College policy.
  6. Serve individually as a liaison between their department and/or graduate students and the School of Music Graduate Committee in matters of graduate concern.
     

b.

Curriculum

  1. Serve as the graduate curricular review committee. Curriculum proposals are submitted by departments and, when approved, recommended to the full-time School of Music graduate faculty and the All-College Graduate Committee for review and action.


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  3. Work with the chairperson in the initial planning and scheduling of graduate summer workshops and graduate summer session offerings.
  4. Review policies for, and content of, graduate comprehensive examinations, considering departmental recommendations.
     

c.

Admissions and Financial Aid

  1. Screen applicants for admission to the graduate music program based on school and College criteria. Items for consideration are: appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent, grade-point average, audition results, letters of recommendation, and interview reports where applicable.
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  3. Review annually the recommendations of the graduate chairperson regarding assistantship awards and duties.
 

C.

PERSONNEL EVALUATION COMMITTEE

   

I.

Purpose

The School of Music Personnel Evaluation Committee will review faculty members for tenure and promotion and transmit its recommendations to the dean. Further, should a faculty member in the School of Music be identified by the dean and the appropriate peer committee as having "serious instructional deficiencies," the Personnel Evaluation Committee will assist in setting up the plan for remediation and will evaluate, along with the dean, the success or failure of that plan.

   

II.

Composition

The committee will be composed of five tenured professors or associate professors elected by the full-time music faculty.

   

III.

Terms of Membership

Terms of membership, which will be staggered, will be for three years.

   

IV.

Chair

The committee will annually elect its own chair. The chair will convey the committee's written recommendations to the dean.

   

V.

Procedures

The operating procedures for tenure and promotion evaluation for this committee are given in School Of Music Personnel Evaluation Committee Procedures for Tenure and Promotion. Procedures relating to serious instructional deficiencies are listed in Volume IV of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

   

VI.

Conflicts of Interest

If the candidate perceives a potential conflict of interest involving a committee member, the candidate may write a letter to the dean and the Personnel Evaluation Committee requesting that the committee member be excused from the deliberations of the candidate's case. The other committee members will decide on the request, and their decision will be final.

To (1) preclude even the appearance of impropriety, (2) avoid placing an unfair burden on the committee, and (3) insure the integrity of the process, committee members will be required to absent themselves from all deliberations involving partners, family members, or others with whom they have intimate relationships. If the other committee members cannot resolve a perceived conflict of interest relative to membership, it will be referred to the dean for a final decision.

 

D.

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

   

I.

One committee member shall be elected by the music faculty (2-year terms) from each of the following disciplines: Keyboard, Strings and Guitar; Vocal, Choral; Brass, Wind, and Percussion; Music History, Theory and Composition; and Music Education. Permanent committee members will be the concert manager and the associate dean (chairperson).

   

II.

Special events will be considered under two categories: Master Class and/or Recital Visiting Artist Series.

   

III.

The committee will solicit suggestions for all special events from the entire music faculty for the following academic year prior to November 1st.

   

IV.

The committee will review the submitted suggestions of special events and determine a tentative schedule of special events. The committee will attempt to allocate between 66%-75% of the special events budget for the following academic year on or before March 1st (including transportation and publicity costs).

   

V.

The following criteria will be used in selecting special events:

  1. To assemble a balanced season of special events from the disciplines of keyboard, strings, wind and percussion, voice, music history, theory or composition, and music education.
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    • The number of previous special events within each given discipline;
    • The expenditures on special events within each given discipline;
    • The number of individuals who benefited from these special events.
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  3. Consideration will be given to the balance of special events that have been on campus in the previous four years. The following items will be considered:
  4. Special events having wide intradiscipline support (numerous faculty within a given discipline), and interdiscipline support will receive extra consideration.
  5. The cost of a suggested special event.
  6. Consideration will be given to the relationship of a given special event to the long-range planning of the Special Events Committee.
   

VI.

Twenty-five to thirty-three percent of the budget will be reserved so that unanticipated opportunities that arise during the academic year can be considered. The following criteria will be used to spend this money:

  1. Faculty members can submit written special event requests to the associate dean during the academic year as opportunities arise.
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  3. For attractions costing more than $400.00, a meeting of the Special Events Committee will be called to consider the request.
   

VII.

The committee will continually investigate long-range plans in preparing for commemorative events (i.e., the Bach Tercentary, The Ithaca College Mozart Bicentenary Series, The Ithaca College Centennial Music Festival). The committee will also continually assess the strengths and weaknesses of sponsored special events.

   

(A brief evaluation form will be submitted following all special events to provide feedback to the Special Events Committee.)

 

E.

STUDENT RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE

Article VI

Amendment Procedures

 

Amendments to the faculty bylaws may be proposed to the Faculty Council at any time by any member of the faculty or administration. The Faculty Council will consider these proposals and assure that these changes concur with the regulations established in the Ithaca College Policy Manual. If necessary, the Faculty Council may choose to establish an ad hoc committee to address any issues surrounding the proposal. Following review of each proposal, the Faculty Council will submit the proposal to all School of Music faculty for vote. All proposals for amendment of the School of Music Faculty Governance Document require a two-thirds majority to pass.

August 15, 2000