Chapter 1 -- Name and Purpose
A. The name of this group is the Faculty Senate Advisory Council (FSAC).
B. Its purpose is to serve as a gathering of individuals from the leadership of Idaho State University's Faculty Senate with representatives of the central Administration in the spirit of collaboration and shared governance to discuss important issues pertaining to Faculty and Faculty Senate's purview. These discussions will
1) help facilitate timely execution of recommendations approved by Faculty Senate from the Senate and Senate Councils with the Administration leadership,
2) give elected Faculty Senate leaders representing the University Faculty an opportunity to discuss possible issues and/or concerns generated from the various Councils of the Faculty Senate, and
3) provide Administration leadership the opportunity to meet directly with representatives of the Faculty to raise new issues for discussion and Senate consideration.
Chapter 2 -- Membership
A. The membership of the Council consists of:
- Faculty Senate Executive Committee:
- Faculty Senate Chair,
- Past Chair, and
- three Senators elected from Senate
- Chairpersons from all Faculty Senate Councils:
- Academic Standards Council
- Budget Council
- Campus Planning Council
- Council for Teaching and Learning
- Cultural Affairs Council
- Curriculum Council
- Faculty Professional Policies Council
- Research Coordinating Council
- Administration Leadership:
- Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
- Vice President of Advancement
- Vice President of Finance and Administration
- Vice President of Research
- Vice President of Student Affairs
- Staff Council President or designated Representative
Chapter 3 -- Agenda and Meetings
A. The agenda for the FSAC is generated by the Chair of Faculty Senate in cooperation with the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and the Senate Council Chairs. However, since this body works in the capacity of "Information Sharing", anyone on the FSAC may suggest agenda topics for discussion as long as it pertains to Faculty concerns. Topics should be forwarded to the Chair of Faculty Senate for consideration. The agenda will be posted and/or available for any Senator to view.
B. Meetings will be held once a month.
Chapter 4 -- Authority, Minutes, Voting, and Standing Committees
A. The FSAC is a Council of the Faculty Senate and has no authority other than serving an advisory and coordinating role for Senate and University leadership in the spirit of collaboration and shared governance.
B. There are no formal minutes for FSAC. However, the Council encourages pertinent information be shared with constituents represented by members of the Council.
C. Because this body serves to exchange information and does not generate formal decisions on issues, there is no voting procedure or quorum requirement for the FSAC.
D. There are no Standing Committees associated with FSAC.
Chapter 5 -- Amending the Bylaws
A. These bylaws may be amended by two-thirds majority of the Council.
B. No amendment of the bylaws may be introduced and passed in the same meeting.
C. Since FSAC is a Council of Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate may override Council Bylaw changes in accordance with Article VII, Section II of Faculty Senate Bylaws.