I. THE GOVERNING BOARD
The government of the University of North Dakota and the laboratories and
stations associated with it by legislative act is vested by law in the State
Board of Higher Education, hereinafter referred to as the Board. The Board
has final authority in all matters affecting the institution and exercises
jurisdiction over its financial, educational, and other policies, and its relation
with the state and federal governments. In accordance with the experience and
practice of this and other institutions of similar character, the Board entrusts
the execution of all its plans and policies, together with the internal government
and administration of the institution, to the President in consultation with
the faculty and such other officers as the President may select.
II. THE UNIVERSITY
1. Legislative Bodies
a. The University Legislature shall consist of
the Council and its Senate. The
faculty’s legislative powers shall reside in the Council and its
b. The Council consists of the following:
The President; the Vice Presidents; Associate Vice Presidents who concurrently
hold faculty rank; the Registrar; the Director of Libraries; all deans; all
department chairpersons; all of the full-time faculty of the rank of
instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor; program
directors, coordinators, assistant and associate deans who concurrently hold
faculty rank; professional librarians; and such other academic personnel and
administrative officers as the Council may designate.
c. The University Senate shall consist of
the following members:
(1) Ex officio Members: The President, the Vice Presidents, the Provost, the
Registrar, the Director of Libraries, and deans.
(2) Council Members: The Council shall provide by legislation for the
election of Council members to the Senate, for such terms and in such manner as
the Council shall determine, but subject to these limitations: (1) no one may
be eligible for election to the Senate who shall not have been a member of the
Council for one full academic year by August 16 of the next academic
year; (2) the total number of elected Council members on the Senate shall
be three times the number of ex officio members; (3) the Council members of
each professional school or college and the libraries shall have the right to
elect to the Senate two of its members who are eligible for election to the
Senate, with the exception of the College of Arts and Sciences, which shall
have the right to elect eight senators, two each from the areas of Natural and
Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts.
(3) Student Members: The number of student members shall be 14
voting members of the University Senate. The selection, length and beginning of the term for student members will
be determined by the Student Senate.
(4) Staff Members: The number of staff members shall be set at
three voting members whose selection, length, and term shall be set by the
a. The Council meets at least once a
semester. Meetings of the Council shall
be called by the chairperson of the Senate and/or the President of the University, or as a result of a written petition presented
to the Registrar and signed by thirty Council members. The chairperson of the
Senate, in collaboration with the President of the University, shall determine
and publish the agenda of Council meetings. Council meetings will normally be
co-chaired by the chairperson of the Senate and the President of the
University. A meeting called by written
petition will be chaired by the chairperson of the Senate. The Registrar is the
ex officio secretary for all meetings of the Council. The fall meeting shall include the
opportunity for the President to present the annual state of the University
b. The quorum of the Council necessary for
the transaction of business at any meeting is twenty-five percent of the
Council membership, unless otherwise provided by Council legislation.
c. The Senate meets regularly once a month
during fall and spring semesters. Additional meetings may be called by the chairperson of the Senate or on
written petition signed by ten percent of the members of the Senate. The
Registrar shall call the first meeting of each academic year; subsequent
regular meetings shall be as scheduled by the Senate. The Senate elects a
chairperson from among its elected members; the Registrar is ex officio
d. The quorum of the Senate necessary for
the transaction of business at any meeting is fifty percent of the Senate
membership, unless otherwise provided by the Council or Senate legislation.
e. Each Council member and Senate member is
entitled to one vote at meetings of their respective bodies. No vote may
be cast by proxy at any meeting of either the Council or the Senate.
3. Powers and Functions
a. All legislative powers of the University
government are vested in the Council. The powers of the Council shall
include, but not be limited to:
and methods for admission to the institution and questions related to advanced
for degrees and certificates.
of curricula, authorization of new courses of study, and changes in courses of
of scholarship and attendance, coordination of outside activities, class
standing and credits, examination schedules, and the institution’s
catalog and calendar.
prizes, honors, and honorary degrees.
relations and interests of students, including health, conditions of living,
regulations of social life, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, student
organizations and publications.
general policies of the Library and the Division of Continuing Education.
as a consultant to the President in matters pertaining to: planning; organization or reorganization of
the schools, colleges, and departments; disputes arising between or among schools
and/or colleges; matters of budget apportionment; and decisions regarding
b. The Senate may exercise all of the
powers of the Council, but subject to whatever limitations or instructions the
Council may from time to time impose on the Senate in this regard. Any
action of the Senate taken in the exercise of the Council's powers may be
revoked and declared to be of no force and effect at any meeting of the
Council. In the event of conflict between legislation of the Council and
of the Senate, the legislation of the Council shall prevail.
c. The Council and the Senate shall make
available to each Council member reports of all action taken at all meetings of
the two bodies.
Council and the Senate may form from the respective memberships permanent and
ad hoc committees and delegate to such committees any powers or functions that
are vested within the respective parent body. The Council and the Senate
may also form or participate in, through designated members as representatives,
committees composed partly of non-members of the Council.
e. All legislative actions regarding university policy undertaken by the
Council, the Senate or its committees shall be submitted to the President for
approval (SBHE 305.1 Presidents Authority and Responsibilities).
each Senate meeting, the President or designee, shall
report the President’s position as related to legislative actions taken
at the previous Council or Senate meeting. Should any legislative action
regarding university policy be vetoed by the President, the President shall
provide a rationale for the decision. For legislative actions passed at the May
meeting of the Senate, the President shall report via the Senate listserv
within 30 days as to his position taken on these legislative actions using
III. THE PRESIDENT
1. The President is
the executive head of the University and the laboratories and stations
associated with it. The President is the official medium of communication
between the Chancellor and, through the Chancellor, the Board, on the one hand,
and the University legislature, faculties, administrative officers, student
organizations, and students on the other. The President is responsible to
the Chancellor for institutional policy and administration and accordingly has supervision over
all of the institution’s officers and all of the institution’s
interests, subject to the state laws and the rules and regulations of the
Board. (SBHE policy 305.1 Presidents Authority and
the duty of the President, in consultation with the University legislature, to
make recommendations covering the general policy of the institution and for
securing and coordinating its parts. Although it is the duty of the
President to make such recommendations covering general policy of the
institution, whenever possible, recommendations should only be made to the
Chancellor after first consulting the University legislature. However, prior to
presenting any recommendations affecting the policy, status or mission of any
school, college or department, in the absence of emergency conditions, the
President shall consult with the faculty of that school, college or department
using established channels.
3. It is the duty of the
President to see that the rules and regulations of the Board and of the
University legislature are enforced. It is, moreover, the duty of the
President to consult through established academic organizational channels the
faculties concerned on the appointment, promotion or dismissal of any member of
the faculty. It is also the duty of the
President to consult with the University Senate on matters having to do with
planning, organization, budgeting and the use of physical resources. The right
of the final decision in these matters, as well as all other University
business, is reserved to the President. The President shall present in writing
to the Chancellor the President’s position in the matter in question if
Board approval is required or to the secretary of University Senate if Board
approval is not required. In cases of differences between the President and
campus units, University Senate or the Council, an alternative position must be
presented to the University Senate for consideration. If the alternative
position is adopted by the Senate, the Chair of the University Senate shall
present the alternative position in the matter in question, in writing, to the
President for presentation to the Chancellor if Board approval is required.
4. Among the duties
of the President, in cooperation with the faculty and responsible
administrators, are the preparation of the budgets and reports to the Board;
formulation of personnel recommendations to the Board pursuant to Board policy;
the conduct of Commencement and other public exercises; and the calling of
special meetings, except as provided for otherwise. Before submitting the
biennial budget to the state legislature, through the Board, the President
shall submit it to the University legislature for its information.
IV. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
1. The vice
presidents, deans and chairpersons of the various schools, colleges, and
divisions, and all executive officers of the University are appointed by the
President. Before making such appointments, however, the President shall
confer through established channels with the faculty and other appropriate
University groups. All appointments
shall be made solely with respect to the special fitness of the individual for
the work demanded in the position. All
University policies of affirmative action and equal opportunity employment
shall be adhered to. The University
shall, through its faculty and administration, develop procedures by which
faculty members are evaluated and are recommended for tenure.
2. The area of
administrative responsibility of each of the vice presidents is delineated and
delegated by the President.
3. Chairpersons, and the departmental faculties involved, will
make recommendations to the dean of each school or college regarding all
appointments, promotions, or removals of professors or of other teaching
staff. Deans will make recommendations
regarding those appointments, promotions, or removals to the Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Provost. If the recommendation is different from that made
by the chairperson, the dean must provide a written explanation to the
chairperson and that explanation should accompany the recommendation made to
the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Provost will make recommendations to the President
regarding those appointments, promotions, or removals. If the recommendation
differs from that made by either the chairperson or the dean, the Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Provost must provide a written explanation
to both the chairperson and the dean, and that explanation must accompany the
recommendation made by the Vice President to the President.
4. The deans have general oversight of
the academic work in their divisions, and they make an annual report to the
President on the condition of their units. They are charged together with
the President and the vice presidents with responsibility for the well-being of
the institution as a whole.
5. Before submitting their annual budget
requests through established academic organizational channels, the deans shall
first consult with their chairpersons concerning the needs of their departments
and the college or school. The faculty
should actively participate in the determination of policies and procedures
governing salary increases.
6. Committees may be
appointed at and by any level of University authority for the purpose of
effectively carrying out the activities of the University.
V. THE FACULTIES
1. The University Faculty
make-up and definition of the University faculty and its titles and ranks shall
be established by the action of the Senate within current Board
guidelines. The University faculty may, through the University
legislature, express its position on any matter affecting the institution and may
make recommendations to the Board and/or the President.
Faculties of Schools and Colleges
faculties of schools and colleges consist of those University faculty members
giving instruction and/or conducting research in any of the schools or colleges
of the University. Only the deans, professors, associate professors,
assistant professors, and such other academic personnel as may be designated by
the school or college faculty with the approval through established academic
organizational channels of the President shall have the right to vote in
matters affecting the general policy of any school or college. Each dean
may call a meeting of the faculty of the dean’s school or college
whenever the dean deems it advisable, and must call such a meeting when
requested to do so by one-fourth of the dean’s faculty. The President
shall be informed of such meetings when matters of importance are under
consideration. The faculty of each school or college shall consider the
welfare of the group and may make recommendations to the President and
University legislature consistent with University and Board policy.
departmental faculties consist of those University faculty members giving
instruction and/or conducting research in the various departments or divisions
of the schools or colleges. Each department or division chairperson may call a
meeting of their departmental faculty whenever the chairperson deems it
advisable, and must call such a meeting when requested to do so by one-fourth
of their department’s faculty. Each departmental faculty determines
its own internal policies and organization of its own work, and makes
recommendations regarding its curriculum and budgetary matters.
VI. THE SERVICE OF
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
members of the faculty and all administrative officers are appointed by the
President following consultation through established channels as described in
sections IV.1 and IV.3. All other
employees are appointed by the chairperson of the department or head of the
office concerned with the approval through established channels. All appointments shall be made solely with
respect to the special fitness of the individual for the work demanded in the
position. All University policies of affirmative action and equal
opportunity employment shall be adhered to.
process for promotions shall be as described in section IV.3. Standards and procedures for promotions are
designated by the University Senate consistent with current Board policy.
terms of employment for faculty, staff, and other employees and current Board
and University provisions and procedures relating to employment are to be
published in the Faculty Handbook and/or other publications as
appropriate. These are to be freely available to all faculty,
staff, and other employees, and are to govern UND employment practices.
The Faculty Handbook shall be edited, published and kept current and consistent
with Board policy and this Constitution by the Executive Committee of the
Dismissal, and Academic Freedom
University is a forum for ideas, and it cannot fulfill its purpose of
transmitting, evaluating, and extending knowledge if it requires conformity
with any orthodoxy of content and method. Tenure, academic freedom, and
faculty rights are the foundation of UND practice with respect to faculty
retention and dismissal and are basic to the University's mission of teaching,
research, and service.
Tenure for a faculty member is recognition of continuous appointment to the
faculty at the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or
full professor. The President shall make recommendations to the
Chancellor concerning all requests for tenure.
services of a person with tenure shall be terminated only for adequate
cause. Guidelines and procedures of due process for termination or
dismissal for cause are established by the University Senate consistent with
Board policy and are published in the Faculty Handbook.
procedure for the notice of termination of services of faculty members,
including those holding probationary appointments, shall be established by the
University Senate and published in the Faculty Handbook.
with tenure who has been recommended for dismissal may appeal the
recommendation according to Board policies and current UND guidelines for
implementing the Board's policy. The statement and guidelines are
established by Senate action and published in the Faculty Handbook.
The President shall approve all personnel
actions, except the award or change in tenure status, involving all faculty
members and other institution employees and shall notify in writing all persons
of their tenure status upon appointment or upon any change of status.
Faculty and Administrator Development
members and administrative officers may, consistent with Board policy (SBHE
Policy 701.2 Developmental Leave), be granted developmental leaves of absence
normally not to exceed one academic year, with or without financial assistance
from the University in accordance with regulations and policies formulated by
the University. Leaves may also be granted by the President as
appropriate to the interests of the University.
addition to the above, members of the faculty and administrative officers are
urged to become members of national, regional, and state professional
associations and to attend their meetings. The University and its
colleges, schools, and departments will develop policies appropriate to
available resources to provide assistance to faculty and administrative
officers for participation in professional meetings and travel for the benefit
of the institution.
VII. COMMUNICATION AND
1. Order of Communication and Reports
or reports from University Senate or University Council pertaining to matters
of business to be presented to the Chancellor, and through the Chancellor to
the Board, shall be first presented to the President for examination.
same way, communication and reports to administrative officers shall, in
general, be transmitted through all intermediary officers, but the right of the
President to call for immediate reports from any members of the institutional
and administrative staff, or the right of any member of the faculty or of any
employee of the University to address the President directly, shall not be
shall be the duty of all persons connected with the institution to cooperate
with the Board in carrying out the purposes and policies of the Board, and it
shall also be the duty of all such persons to cooperate with the President, who
is the representative of the Board. Vice presidents, deans, chairpersons
of departments and divisions may reasonably expect the cooperation of faculty
members and employees who work with them in carrying out the policies approved
by the President and faculty.
the same time, all administrative officers shall be open to criticisms or
suggestions made to them by faculty members and other persons working under
their direction. All persons connected with the University are expected to deal
with each other openly and professionally for advancement of the institution.
Under such conditions a spirit of cooperation may be created at the
institution. Such spirit cannot be created by legislation or
constitution, but can be aided by principles and procedures fairly and
1. Power to Amend
to the Constitution may be recommended to the President by the University
Senate or amendments may be proposed to the University Senate by the President.
Proposed amendments to the Constitution must have been approved at two meetings of the University
Senate by a majority of the members present at those meetings.
Following that approval, the President shall submit the proposed
amended Constitution to the Chancellor, according to Board policy (SBHE 331).
2. Notice Requirements
any meeting of the Board or of the University Senate or Council where an
amendment to the Constitution is to be considered for adoption or
recommendation, at least two weeks notice of such consideration of amendment at
such meeting shall be sent to all members of the Board and the University
Senate and Council respectively.
Approved: UND Senate,
Approved: State Board of Higher Education,
09-19,20-79, revisions and amendments approved 09-17,18-98,
revisions and amendments approved 06-26-03
VII-2 BYLAWS OF THE UNIVERSITY SENATE
1. The University Senate shall consist of the following: Ex-Officio
members, Council members elected by the Council, student members elected by
the students and staff members elected by Staff Senate.
The total number of
elected Council members on the Senate shall be three times the number of ex-officio
members. The Council members of each professional school or college and the
elect two Senate members with the exception of the College of Arts and Sciences,
which shall have
the right to elect eight senators, two each from the areas of Natural and Physical
Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts; the balance of the faculty membership
of the Senate shall
be elected at large by the Council. One of the faculty-at-large positions will
be held by the incoming
Chair of the Senate to assure that the Chair is a voting member of the Senate.
2. The procedure for electing Senate members at large shall be as
3. The procedure for electing faculty members by each school or
college faculty and the term of office thereof shall be as follows:
a. During the third week of April of each year each school or college
and the libraries shall provide for the nomination and election by the Council
members of his/her school, college, or the libraries to the Senate two Council
members who shall have been listed by the Registrar as eligible to serve
on the Senate in accordance with Section 2a, in such a manner as the dean/director
shall prescribe, providing that the voting for the nominated candidates shall
be by secret ballot, with the exception of the College of Arts and Sciences,
which shall have the right to elect eight senators, two each from the areas
of Natural and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts.
b. Only those of the respective faculties who are qualified to
be members of the Council shall be entitled to vote.
c. Such Senate members shall hold office for one year and shall
not serve consecutively for more than three terms. In the event of a vacancy
in such Senate seat, the faculty concerned may at any time hold a special
election, in the same manner as provided in Section 3a, to fill the vacancy.
d. In the event the faculty of a school, college, or the libraries
should desire to waive its right to elect members to the Senate, it shall
so notify the Council prior to the regular April elections held by the Council,
and the Council shall then nominate and elect one or more of its members
to serve for the one year term of the seat involved along with the regular
members at large elected by the Council.
4. Members at large shall hold office for two years, and shall not
serve consecutively for more than two terms. Representatives of schools or
colleges shall hold office for one year and shall not serve consecutively
for more than three. No elected member, however, shall serve consecutively
for more than four years.
5. September 1 of each year shall be the date upon which all terms
due to expire in a particular year shall expire, and upon which new terms
of those elected earlier in the calendar year at regular elections shall
commence. In the event that a Senator, elected at-large, leaves the University
prior to August 15, the person receiving the next highest number of votes
shall serve. College representatives who leave the University prior to August
15 shall be replaced using procedures determined by the college. The pool
of eligible candidates will be those individuals entering at least their
second year on August 16 of the next academic year.
6. Procedure for electing student members of the University
The Student Senate will provide for the election of fourteen student members
to the University Senate and will also provide the duration of their terms
of office. Starting dates will be the same as for other University Senate
At the first meeting of the seating of the new members of the Senate, the
Chair Elect will assume the position of the Chair. A Vice Chair/Chair Elect
shall be elected from the elected members. The Vice Chair/Chair Elect shall
serve a term of one year, and then automatically assume the role of Chair
of University Senate the next year. Nominations shall be made by the Committee
on Committees which must name at least two nominees for each position. The
chair must always ask for nominations from the floor. In the event of any
vacancy in the office of Chair, the Vice Chair/Chair Elect shall become the
Chair. In the event of any vacancy in the office of Vice Chair/Chair Elect,
the Committee on Committees shall at the next regular meeting of the Senate
nominate at least two elected members, the Chair must ask for nominations
from the floor, and the Senate shall elect a new Vice Chair/Chair Elect from
all the nominees. In Fall 2004, there will be an election of a Chair for
2004-2005 and an election of a Vice Chair/Chair elect (as specified by the
1. Items for the agenda shall be in the hands of the Secretary of
the Senate not later than 14 days (exclusive of holidays) before a Senate
Meeting. The agenda shall be distributed one full week before each Senate
meeting to all faculty, student body and staff representatives. Items not
included in the agenda may not be considered at a meeting except with the
special consent of the Senate. Only members of the Senate may submit items
for the agenda.
2. The Senate's official guide for parliamentary procedure shall
be the "Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure" by Alice F. Sturgis.
3. The minutes of all Senate meetings shall be distributed to the
members of the Senate and shall be available to all members of the faculty.
1. Executive Committee
There shall be an Executive Committee of the University Senate. It shall
consist of these members of the Senate: the Chairperson; the Vice Chairperson/Chair
Elect, the immediate past Chairperson, whether or not still a member of the
Senate (if this individual is unable to serve, then the available past Chairperson
who most recently served as chairperson shall serve); three faculty representatives,
one to be elected each year for a two-year term, and one, the member of the
Council of College Faculties serving the third year of a three-year term
(if this individual is unable to serve, then a substitute will be chosen
from the remaining UND Council of College Faculties by the UND Council of
College Faculties delegation); the Vice President for Academic Affairs; one
student, elected annually; and the Registrar. The Registrar shall serve as
Secretary of the Executive Committee. The functions of the Executive Committee
are to: (1) call special meetings of the Senate; (2) change the time of the
regular meeting in emergencies; (3) prepare the agenda; (4) approve the minutes
of the Senate meetings; (5) act on behalf of the Senate when a meeting of
the Senate does not seem justified or when such a meeting is prevented by
lack of a quorum. Subsequent to the action taken by the Executive Committee,
the Committee will report to the next meeting of the Senate to seek approval
for the action that was taken by the Committee; (6) monitor the implementation
of Senate legislation; (7) coordinate action between the Senate and its committees;
(8) edit, publish, and keep current the Faculty Handbook; (9) care for the
Senate bylaws by keeping them current, providing a codified copy to the chairperson
at every meeting of the Senate and publishing codified copies to the Senate
as often as it deems advisable; (10) care for the University Constitution,
attending specifically to publication, distribution, amendment, and interpretation;
(11) care for the Standing Rules, exercising the sort of supervision directed
for the bylaws; (12) codify Council and Senate legislation, publishing the
codified legislation at the direction of the Senate; (13) maintain the University
Senate Committee Manual.
2. Permanent and ad hoc committees
The Executive Committee created by these bylaws is a permanent committee
of the Senate. The Senate may create such other permanent and such ad hoc
committees as it deems necessary and convenient to the conduct of its business.
Other permanent committees may be created only by the Senate, after reasonable
notice, at a regular or special meeting, and shall continue until dissolved
by the Senate at a regular or special meeting following reasonable notice.
Ad hoc committees may be created by the Senate at any meeting or by the Executive
Committee, and shall continue until the delegated responsibility is accomplished
or until dissolved by the creating authority.
Amendments to the Senate bylaws may be submitted in the agenda at any regular
meeting but shall not be acted upon until the next regular meeting.
(Senate Minutes pages 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 56, 251, 254, 279, 596, 641, 773,
856, 935, 958, 961, 962, 1224, 1367, 1531, 1698, 1742, 2535, 2913, 3236,
3237, 4156, 5111, 5174)
Approved 05/09/94; Amended 02-05-98; 11-2-00; 01-11-01; 2-5-04
2.1 STANDING RULES OF THE
1. The University of North Dakota Senate meets regularly on
the first Thursday of each month from September to May. Meetings begin at
4:05 p.m. and adjourn not later than 5:30 p.m.
2. The meeting room is determined by the Executive Committee
of the Senate (normally Gamble Hall, Room 7, where the first five rows are
reserved for Senate members).
3. Visitors may occupy seats not reserved for Senate members;
when all seats in the visitors’ area are occupied, no other visitors
will be admitted. Electronic recording of Senate meetings, either by audio
or video means, is permitted; however, such recording and the positioning
of equipment and personnel shall not interfere with the scheduled business
of the Senate. The presiding officer of the Senate is empowered to relocate
such recording equipment or personnel in order to facilitate the business
of the Senate.
4. Visitors may speak with the consent of the Senate membership.
5. No member shall speak for more than two consecutive minutes,
except by a majority vote of the Senate.
6. Minutes of Senate meetings shall be distributed to Senate
7. Notices and agendas of Senate meetings shall be included
in the University Newsletter and on the University Senate web page. Minutes
of each Senate meeting, including a list of those present and absent will
be posted on the University Senate web page. The Senate will publish attendance
records at the end of each semester, both a summary by categories (ex-officio,
elected council members, student) and individual statistics.
8. Items on the agenda shall be identified with the name of
the person who either reports it to the Registrar or who will present it
to the Senate. Reports of university committees may be presented to the Senate
by committee chairs who are not members of the Senate.
9. Agenda items brought for Senate actions shall be divided into
three separate "calendars."
a.Senate calendar: items reported to the Senate by the Senate
Executive Committee, including action taken by the Executive Committee that
the Senate must ratify or reverse; announcements; review of minutes; and
a question period. The question period shall not exceed 20 minutes.
b. Consent calendar: non-controversial items such as committee
reports that are read by title and voted upon without debate or discussion.
One objection from any member removes the items from the consent calendar.
c. Business calendar: normal action items requiring the attention
of the Senate; debatable.
10. All votes of the Senate are open, public votes.
a. Procedural votes, including votes on motions to receive reports,
may proceed without roll call, by voice or hand according to the direction
of the chair; the chair shall announce the result of the vote, which result
shall be recorded in the minutes and, unless challenged by a senator prior
to the commencement of the next item of business. Upon a challenge, the chair
may proceed to a re-vote, or may call a roll call vote.
b. All non-procedural votes shall be roll call votes, with the
votes of each member present being made public at the meeting and recorded
in the minutes. Voting may be by signed ballot. The secretary’s announcement
of the result shall be the official vote of the Senate on the matter unless
challenged by the senator before the next item of business is begun. Roll
call votes need not be used when the vote is unanimous or when an individual
or a small number of individuals vote in the negative or abstain and are
willing to identify themselves and have their votes recorded. If the number
is such that the issue is in doubt, or the process becomes cumbersome, the
chair may request a roll call vote. Any member may request a roll call vote
on any vote taken in the Senate.
c. At the September Senate meeting the Committee on Committees shall
present a ballot for the offices Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Senate and the
Executive Committee member-at-large. Individual senators may submit nominations
for these offices to the Committee on Committees prior to the Committee’s
preparation of the ballot. The Student Senator nominee to the Senate Executive
Committee shall be included on the ballot. All nominations will be accepted
up to one week prior to the September meeting of the Senate. Nominations will
also be accepted from the floor. The Vice Chair will become the Chair of the
Senate beginning with the September meeting. The other newly elected officers
will assume their responsibilities immediately after the adjournment of the
September University Senate meeting. In Fall 2004, there will be an election
of a Chair for 2004-2005 and an election of a Vice Chair/Chair elect (as specified
in the new Bylaws of the University Senate).
Approved: UND Senate,
; Amended 02-05-04
VII-3 SELECTIONS FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF
ITEMS PERTINENT TO THE GOVERNANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE
OPERATION OF THE
3.1 ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Section 2. All political
power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection,
security and benefit of the people, and they have a right to alter or reform
the same whenever the public good may require.
3.2 ARTICLE VIII
Section 2. The legislative assembly shall
provide for a uniform system of free public schools throughout the state,
beginning with the primary and extending through all grades up to and including
schools of higher education, except that the legislative assembly may authorize
tuition, fees and service charges to assist in the financing of public schools
of higher education.
Section 5. All colleges, universities,
and other educational institutions, for the support of which lands have been
granted to this state, or which are supported by a public tax, shall remain
under the absolute and exclusive control of the state.***
Section 6(1). A board of higher
education, to be officially known as the state board of higher education, is
hereby created for the control and administration of the following state
educational institutions, to-wit:
a. The state university and school of mines, at
, with their substations. ***
b. The said state board of higher education shall have full
authority over the institutions under its control with the right, among its
other powers, to prescribe, limit, or modify the courses offered at the several
institutions. In furtherance of its powers, the state board of higher education
shall have the power to delegate to its employees details of the administration
of the institutions under its control. The said state board of higher education
shall have full authority to organize or re-organize within constitutional and
statutory limitations, the work of each institution under its control, and do
each and every thing necessary and proper for the efficient and economic
administration of said State educational institutions.
c. Said board shall prescribe for all of said institutions
standard systems of accounts and records and shall biennially, and within six
(6) months immediately preceding the regular session
of the legislature, make a report to the Governor, covering in detail the
operations of the educational institutions under its control.
d. It shall be the duty of the heads of the several state
institutions hereinbefore mentioned, to submit the budget requests for the
biennial appropriations for said institutions to said state board of higher
education; and said state board of higher education shall consider said budgets
and shall revise the same as in its judgment shall be for the best interests of
the educational system of the state; and thereafter the state board of higher
education shall prepare and present to the state budget board and to the
legislature a single unified budget covering the needs of all the institutions
under its control. *** The appropriations for all of said institutions shall be
contained in one legislative measure. ***
e. The said state board of higher education shall have the
control of the expenditure of the funds belonging to, and allocated to such
institutions and also those appropriated by the legislature, for the
institutions of higher education in this state; provided; however, that funds
appropriated by the legislature and specifically designated for any one or more
of such institutions, shall not be used for any other institution.
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3.3 ARTICLE XI GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 5. Unless otherwise provided by
law, all meetings of public or governmental bodies, boards, bureaus,
commissions, or agencies of the state or any political subdivision of the
state, or organizations or agencies supported in whole or in part by public
funds, or expending public funds, shall be open to the public.
Section 6. Unless
otherwise provided by law, all records of public or governmental bodies,
boards, bureaus, commissions, or agencies of the state or any political
subdivision of the state, or organizations or agencies supported in whole or in
part by public funds, or expending public funds, shall be public records, open
and accessible for inspection during reasonable office hours.
VII-4 SELECTIONS FROM THE
ITEMS PERTINENT TO THE GOVERNANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE
OPERATION OF THE
There are many policies in the North Dakota Century Code
that may be pertinent to the faculty at the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Century
Code is available online at www.state.nd.us .
VII-5 SELECTIONS FROM THE CODE OF STUDENT LIFE
Code of Student Life contains many
provisions which are of interest to faculty, especially regarding the
protection of student academic and other records, many of which are protected
by federal law, and regarding student misconduct – whether academic or
The Code of Student Life (CSL) is available online through the University
Home Page, and a hardcopy edition may be requested from the office of the Dean
Student records/information. Any time a faculty member is reporting any
facts regarding a student to, or discussing any facts regarding a student with,
anyone other than the student herself or himself, the
faculty member needs to be concerned with the University’s policies
regarding such records and information. Conforming conduct to these policies, set out in full in the CSL, will
protect the faculty member from violating federal or state law as well as from
failure to comply with University policy.
Academic or other misconduct of students. The expectations of the University regarding
student conduct, including academic honesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) are
stated in detailed regulations which are published in the CSL. The role of faculty in reporting and processing apparent violations of
these policies, and the procedure, therefore, is included in these regulations.