Committee on the By-Laws and the Faculty/Administration Manual

The Committee on the By-Laws and the Faculty/Administration Manual is comprised of three faculty members. As a standing Senate Committee, at least one of the elected faculty members must be a Senator. Ex-officio members include the Speaker of the Faculty, the Faculty Secretary, and the Provost (or Provost’s designee). The Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs (or designee) is a non-voting, ex-officio member.

The committee is responsible for reviewing any motions to amend the Faculty By-Laws and to propose changes for improvements, forwarding recommended changes to the administration and/or the Faculty Senate as appropriate. The committee incorporates revisions or interpretations  of either document in new editions of them. For the Faculty By-Laws, the committee is responsible for making non-substantive changes (such as correcting grammatical, spelling, and stylistic errors; also to correct inaccurate administrative title). Such changes shall be made only when unanimously approved by the Committee, and a notice in writing shall be given to the Faculty Senate within 60 calendar days of such changes being approved by the Committee. However, these non-substantive changes can be repealed through an appropriate motion that is approved by a simple majority of the Committee, the Faculty Senate, or the College Faculty.

(Description adapted from the Faculty/Administration Manual, August 2017: Article V, Section 2.B.3)

View the College of Charleston Faculty/Administration Manual (commonly referred to as 'The FAM'informational webpage, which includes the change logs from previous years and the hyperlink to the current FAM document.

To view the full committee archives, please visit the Faculty Senate SharePoint Site.

Have more questions? Please contact the committee chair, Josette Pelzer.