for the ECU
Why use a set of rules in the
Rules provides organizations like the
What else governs the meetings of
of the ECU
What should senators do to prepare
senator and alternate will receive a notice that the
Do senators have to stand up if they want to speak?
The Chair of the Faculty will recognize all speakers and will call them by name (be sure your name is clearly displayed in front of you at the table).† It is especially helpful for senators who wish to speak during a senate meeting to stand, state their name, state their academic unit, and then make their point.† The Secretary records these comments in the minutes of the meeting.† It is important that persons are credited with their own comments if those ideas are included in the meeting minutes.
What do senators call each other during senate meetings?
The generic term ďprofessorĒ is usually used as a title for all senators.† For administrators with titles, it is appropriate to use that title.†
What do I need to know about parliamentary procedure if Iím serving as a faculty senator?
There are some basic points of parliamentary procedure that are most critical:† making a motion, waiting for a motion to be seconded, debating a motion, and voting on the motion.† A good review of basic motions is available on the following website: http://www.jimslaughter.com/robertsrules.htm.† The following websites offer summaries and overviews of parliamentary procedures and may be helpful tools.† The deciding factor, though, are the strictest interpretations of the stated Robertís Rules.† It is the responsibility of the Parliamentarian to make those interpretations and to advise the Chair during the actual meetings.