Faculty Assembly (FA)

Membership

Voting Members

All full-time teaching faculty, counselors, librarians and administrators are members.

Advisory Members

Deans, directors, supervisors and staff representing the various areas of the college are advisory, non-voting members.

Duties

The Assembly concerns itself with academic matters and is advisory to the President of the college through the office of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.

Meetings

Meetings are held monthly or when necessary from September through May. Special meetings shall be called by the chairperson upon written request of ten (10) or more members of the faculty. The date, time and place of meetings shall be decided by the Executive Committee. A meeting may be limited to voting members only at the discretion of the Executive Committee.  Nonmembers may attend meetings at the invitation of the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee

Membership

The Faculty Assembly Executive committee (FAEC) shall consist of seven (7) faculty members elected from all full-time teaching faculty and full-time culinary educators for a maximum of two 3-year terms. No department chairs shall serve on the FAEC.

Chairperson

The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Faculty Assembly and the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee meeting and shall be an ex officio member of all college operating committees.

Vice-Chairperson

The Vice-Chairperson shall perform the duties of the chairperson at the request or in the absence of that person.

Secretary

The Secretary shall keep records of all Faculty Assembly meetings; shall maintain a list of standing committees and organization recommendations; and shall execute the general correspondence.

Functions

  • To prepare agenda for the Faculty Assembly.
  • To make and process all charges to college committees in conjunction with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
  • To report all recommendations of the Faculty Assembly to appropriate administrators.
  • To recommend to the President of the college through the office of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs on the appointment of faculty and staff to all college non-elected, standing committees.
  • To create and dissolve Faculty Assembly committees and appoint new members.
  • To review and recommend to the President of the college through the office of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs on the membership, function, and procedures of the college, elected and non-elected, standing committees.

By-Laws

Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be the Faculty Assembly of Atlantic Cape Community College, hereinafter designated as the Faculty Assembly.

Article II - Objective

The objective of this organization shall be to advise the college President through the office of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs in the affairs of the college.

Article III - Members

All full-time teaching faculty, full-time chef educators, department chairs, counselors, and librarians shall be members of the Faculty Assembly.

Article IV - Executive Committee (FAEC)

Section A

The Faculty Assembly Executive Committee (FAEC) shall consist of seven (7) faculty members elected from all full-time teaching faculty and full-time chef educators.

  • At the Faculty Assembly meeting in April, nominations for Executive Committee membership will be made from the floor.
  • Ballots will be distributed and returned before the May meeting when the results of the election will be announced.
  • Should a vacancy on the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee occur, the Chairperson, at the next regular Faculty Assembly meeting, shall call for nominations to fill the unexpired term, and ballots will be distributed and returned before the following meeting.

Section B

Each term of office shall be for three years, and terms shall be staggered so as to provide continuity.

Section C

The Executive Committee shall elect from its number a chairperson, vice-chairperson and secretary.

  • The chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the organization and the Executive Committee; be a member ex officio of all college operating committees; represent the Faculty Assembly at any/all other meetings as deemed necessary, and act as the chief executive officer of the Faculty Assembly.
  • The vice-chairperson shall perform the duties of the chairperson when the chairperson is absent or makes a request.
  • The secretary shall have charge of keeping records of all Faculty Assembly meetings; maintaining a list of operating committee and organization recommendations; making such list available to the members of the organization; executing the general correspondence; and performing those duties as from time to time shall be assigned by the chairperson or the Executive committee.

Section D

Regular meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held monthly September through May.  Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by the chairperson, and shall be called upon request of three members of the committee. Four members shall constitute a quorum for Executive committee meetings.

Section E

The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the organization.

  • The Executive Committee shall prepare the agenda for meetings of the Faculty Assembly (See Article V, Section D).
  • The Executive Committee shall create new Faculty Assembly committees and appoint members.
  • The Executive Committee shall report to the Faculty Assembly all college operating committee recommendations, Faculty Assembly committee recommendations, FAEC recommendations, and administrative reaction thereto.

 

Article V - Meetings

Section A

A regular meeting of the Faculty Assembly shall be held monthly or when necessary from September through May.

  • Special meetings shall be called by the Chairperson upon written request of ten or more members of the faculty.
  • The date, time and place of meetings shall be decided by the Executive Committee.

Section B

Forty members of the Faculty Assembly shall constitute a quorum for all meetings of the organization.

Section C

Advisory members may attend all meetings unless a meeting is declared to be closed by the Executive Committee.  Nonmembers may attend meetings at the invitation of the Executive Committee.

Section D

The agenda of each meeting shall be determined by the Executive Committee.

  • Motions with their rationales shall be received only from voting members of the Faculty Assembly.
  • Such motions shall be accepted by the Executive committee up to ten days prior to a Faculty Assembly meeting.
  • The agenda for a meeting shall be prepared and distributed seven days before a meeting.

Article VI - Committees

Section A

The standing committee of the Faculty Assembly shall be the Executive Committee.

Article VII - Parliamentary Authority

The parliamentary authority shall be Robert's Rules of Order Revised for all matters not covered in these bylaws.

Article VIII - Amendment to Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.