East Carolina University Faculty Manual
FACULTY CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
BY-LAWS OF THE FACULTY CONSTITUTION OF EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
I. Attendance, Seating, and Participation
A. To facilitate the efficient flow of business, Senators shall be seated as follows:
1. Ex-officio members shall be assigned seats on onerow.
2. Elected members shall be assigned seats in alphabetical order by electoral units.
B. Only elected and ex-officio members (including alternates, if representing their electoralunits) may answer the roll call, vote, or occupy seats assigned to senators.
C. Faculty members visiting the Senate shall seat themselves in the back of the meeting room,behind the seats assigned to Senate members.
D. Visitors may not participate in Senate discussions and business except by advance invitation of the Senate Agenda Committee or the Chair of the Faculty. Such an invitation will be announced to the Senators prior to the meeting.
E. Each electoral unit of the University may elect a number of alternate representatives equal to its allotment of senators, not to exceed the electoralunit’s number of apportioned senators. If more than one alternate is elected, they should be elected to two-year terms. The alternate(s) will be elected in the same manner as faculty senators at the time of regular election of senators, and will serve for a two-year term.
Alternates shall be eligible for re-election. The alternate will represent that electoralunit at the discretion of any Senator within the electoral unit, and in such a situation, shall notify the Secretary of the Faculty or Faculty Senate office that he or she is representing that electoralunit prior to the convening of the Senate session in question.