BY-LAWS REVIEW COMMITTEE OF THE FACULTY SENATE

Report for the year 1999-2000

Committee membership:

Dick Dalfiume

Allan Eller

Naomi Ervin

Dave Hanson, Chairperson

Tim Perry

Sara Reiter

Libby Tucker

At the beginning of the year the chairperson of the Executive Committee was sent the following e-mail message: "I propose calling a meeting of the By-Laws Review Committee if the Faculty Senate, the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, or 'The Administration' asks us to address particular issue(s) --- and not to call one otherwise. Are there issues that the Executive Committee wishes us to address?"

THE COMMITTEE WAS NEVER ASKED, BY ANYBODY, TO CONSIDER ANY ISSUES OR BY-LAWS CHANGES!

In April the Executive Committee proposed to the faculty, not to the By-Laws Review Committee, various by-laws changes. An attempt was made to call a meeting of the By-Laws Review Committee to discuss the proposed changes, but timing was a problem since the proposals were already scheduled for presentation

to the Faculty Senate, the committee membership seemed supportive of the proposed changes, and there was some opposition to "jumping on the bandwagon after the fact" when this committee should have been involved in producing the proposals in the first place. Therefore no meeting was scheduled.

David Lee Hanson

Chairperson