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The Officers

  1. The Presiding Officer

    The Chair of the Faculty shall preside at all meetings of the faculty. In the event of absence due to illness, a substitute designated by the Chair of the Faculty shall preside.
  2. The Chair of the Faculty
    1. The Chair of the Faculty shall be a tenured faculty member elected by the faculty for a term of three years under the election rules provided in Article VI.
    2. The Chair of the Faculty shall appoint an assistant to help in preparing the first draft of the minutes of the faculty meeting, with faculty elections, with maintenance of the Academic Handbook, and any other record keeping functions. The Chair, aided by the assistant, shall have responsibility for the tabulation of ballots in any faculty election, and, in cooperation with the office of Academic Affairs, shall be responsible for the Academic Handbook. The Chair shall insure that every faculty member shall have a copy (or access to electronic editions) of all revisions, amendments and new editions of the Academic Handbook. Financial and resource support for the assistant and the functions of the Chair shall be given by the chief academic officer of the University.
  3. The Parliamentarian

    The Parliamentarian shall be tenured or in at least the seventh year of full-time faculty status elected by the faculty for a term of three years under the election rules provided in Article VI. The Parliamentarian shall advise the Chair on rules of procedure in the faculty meeting and shall have final authority to resolve disputes regarding those rules. In case of vacancy in the office of Parliamentarian, the Chair shall appoint an Interim Parliamentarian and conduct an election for a new Parliamentarian to serve a full term as soon as possible.