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ERIC Number: ED311956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of Faculty Senate Bylaws at a California Community College.
Clough, Carol E.
In 1985, the faculty of Chabot College in California decided to revise the constitution and develop by-laws for the Faculty Senate on the grounds that the present operating rules were inadequate to help promote the Faculty Senate as an effective group within the governance structure of the college. A study was conducted to review the operating procedures and by-laws of effective faculty senates in the California Bay Area region and revise the existing operating rules of Chabot's faculty senate into by-laws. A literature review was conducted to identify factors that afect an organization's rules, explore the types of structures used by voluntary organizations, and examine existing constitutions, by-laws and other procedures. Other faculty senates were asked to send copies of their documents. An ad hoc committee studied the gathered information and submitted recommendations to the senate. Sections of the draft document were returned to committee for additional work. A year after the appointment of the committee, the operating rules were reviewed and guidelines were added, but the concept of by-laws was not accepted. The report on the process includes a review of the literature, the senate's 1985 and 1988 operating rules, the proposed by-laws, the 1987 constitution, a list of the articles in the constitution that were revised, and 78 references. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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