ERIC Number: ED168095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the University Faculty Parliamentarian.
Neher, William W.
The faculty parliamentarian is becoming more important as concern for proper procedure and due process is growing on college campuses. The role of the parliamentarian is entirely advisory. This person should work closely with the presiding officer, be available to members and committees for consulting, and give opinions only when called upon or to correct serious errors in the proceedings. Typical problems facing parliamentarians are: maintaining objectivity while being full members of the assembly they advise, lack of knowledge of the rules of order on the part of members and presiding officers, their overreliance on the parliamentarian, and the directing of nonparliamentary questions to the parliamentarian. Problems can be overcome by providing the parliamentarian with all necessary documents pertaining to the assembly's business, through consultation between the presiding officer and the parliamentarian before a meeting, by providing consultation to committees and members in preparing reports or motions, and by being prepared to play an educative role for members and officers. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)