The mission of the Faculty Senate is to provide Daytona State College faculty with leadership, to monitor and champion faculty interests, to promote and guarantee an environment of open exchange of ideas and intellectual resources, and to provide a forum in which faculty have opportunities to discuss their academic profession and the community in which they work. Faculty Senate fulfills its mission by accomplishing the following goals: (A) To represent faculty related to faculty development, welfare, and morale, and (B) Studying, discussing, and recommending institutional objectives, policies, and procedures.
The names of the current Faculty Senate officers can be found by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.daytonastate.edu/faculty_senate/officers.html.
The name of this organization shall be the Daytona State College Faculty Senate.
The mission of the Faculty Senate is to provide Daytona State College Faculty with leadership to: • Monitor and champion faculty interests • Promote an environment of open exchange of ideas and intellectual resources • Provide a forum in which faculty have opportunities to discuss their academic profession and the community in which they work. Faculty Senate fulfills its mission by accomplishing the following goals: • To represent faculty related to faculty development, welfare and morale • To study, discuss, and recommend institutional objectives, policies, and procedures.
Section A – The Senate
The Faculty Senate shall be composed of a President and Vice President elected by popular vote of all full-time faculty members and one (1) senator and one (1) senator alternate elected from within each School (Department) or another designated group as listed below. Schools with over 30 full-time faculty members will elect an additional senator and senator alternate.
Any faculty not included above will be considered a member in the school for which they hold faculty status or have chosen to merge with.
All Daytona State College full-time faculty members on continuing contract are eligible to run for President or Vice President of the Faculty Senate or for a senate seat as a representative of their School or for a senate seat for another designated group as appropriate.
Section C – Terms of Office
The President, Vice President and all senators will serve two (2) year terms. The terms for senators will be staggered so that a portion of the Faculty Senate will be elected each year. Terms will begin August 1. The President, Vice President and all senators may be elected to two (2) consecutive terms but then must wait one (1) full academic year before running for a senate position.
Section D – Duties of Senators
All senators shall:
Section E – Duties of Senator Alternates
All senator alternates shall:
Section F– Faculty At Large
All full-time faculty members are considered non-voting members in the Faculty Senate except for referendum issues which may be brought forward by the Faculty Senate for faculty-wide vote. All faculty members, including adjuncts, may attend any Faculty Senate meeting and submit meeting topics, in writing, to the President of the Faculty Senate for consideration as agenda items.
Section G – Dues.
Voluntary dues of $10 per annum will be collected from each faculty member during the fall term.
Section A – Officers
The elected officers of the Faculty Senate shall be a President and a Vice President, elected by the faculty at large. The President of the Faculty Senate shall nominate the ex-officio officers: Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Historian subject to Senate confirmation.
Section B – Duties of Officers
The President shall:
The Vice-President shall:
The Secretary shall:
The Treasurer shall:
The Parliamentarian shall:
The Historian shall:
Section A – President and Vice President
Section C – Selection of Alternates
The first runner-up in any election for a single senator shall be the designated alternate for that school or group. When a group has two senators to elect, the candidates with the third and fourth highest vote totals will be the designated alternates. The alternate will have the proxy vote for that senator in the event that the elected senator cannot attend the scheduled or called meeting.
Section D – Vacancy
If the office of the President becomes vacant, the Vice President will become President for the remainder of the unexpired term. If the office of the Vice President becomes vacant, the Senate will appoint a replacement for the remainder of the unexpired term. The President will fill other officer vacancies through appointment. If a senate seat becomes vacant, the alternate will become senator until the next election cycle. In the event that there is no alternate, the school or group will hold a special election to designate a replacement senator.
A senator may be subject to removal from office when the senator’s constituency group has no representation for two meetings during an academic year. The constituency group affected will be notified of this lack of representation in Faculty Senate by the Vice-President. The constituency group is responsible for deciding whether the senator will be retained in office or if the senator will be removed and will report its decision to the Senate via the Vice-President. Should the constituency group decide to remove the senator, the removal should be followed immediately by an election to fill the position and maintain representation within Faculty Senate.
An absence is defined as the group represented by a senator having no senator or alternate attending the meeting.
Section A – Standing and Ad Hoc Committees.
All Standing Committees shall be appointed annually in September by the Faculty Senate President. They shall include a Nominating, Elections and Awards Committee, a Bylaws Committee, and a Teaching and Learning Committee. Ad Hoc Committees may be established by the Senate as needed. Each Faculty Senate Committee will have a liaison senator appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Section B – Role of Committees
The role of all Faculty Senate Committees shall be to work on behalf of the Faculty and at the direction of the Faculty Senate. The committee will research issues proposed at Faculty Senate meetings and submit all proposals to the Senate for approval. Committees shall not be authorized to negotiate directly with administration and the administration is advised that any drafts originating at the committee level may not carry a faculty mandate.
Section C – Operating Procedures
A – College Wide Promotion and Continuing Contract Committee
Section A –Award Designations
The following awards will be presented annually to a full-time faculty member
The following award will be presented annually to an adjunct faculty member:
The following award will be presented annually to a college employee who is not a full-time faculty member:
The following award will be presented annually to a full-time faculty member or faculty committee that demonstrates exceptional service and outreach to the local community.
Section B – Selection of Recipients
The Nominating, Elections and Award Committee will seek nominations for award recipients during the Spring term. Award recipients will be selected through a faculty-wide vote that will be completed on or before the last faculty duty day of the Spring term.
Section A – Schedule
A calendar of Faculty Senate Meetings shall be determined no later than the first meeting during the August planning session. The day and time of regular meetings of the Faculty Senate shall be decided by the Senate. Meetings will be scheduled not less than once a month during fall and spring semesters.
Section B – Called Meetings
A special meeting may be called by the Faculty Senate President or by the Vice-President, as long as all faculty members are notified in writing/email at least one week before a called meeting. Upon written request of a majority of the senators, a special meeting may be called, as long as all faculty members are notified in writing at least one week before a called meeting.
Section C – Agenda
Meeting agendas should conform to the following format:
The meeting agenda may be reordered by a majority vote of senators.
Section A – Quorum
Each senator (or the acting alternates) shall have one vote. A quorum shall be a simple majority (more than 50%) of the elected senators (or acting alternates).
Section B – Vote
A simple majority vote of the elected senators (or acting alternates) shall constitute a majority.
Section C – Member's Vote
Each senator (or the acting alternates) shall have one vote.
Section D – Referendum Vote
A referendum vote is a vote open to all full-time faculty members. A faculty-wide referendum vote may be requested by any senator and must be approved by at least two-thirds of the elected senators (or acting alternates). Referendum votes will be determined by a simple majority of those voting.
Section A - Authority
“Robert’s Rules of Order” (current edition) shall govern the Faculty Senate in all instances in which they are applicable, except when they are inconsistent with these bylaws or with the policies and procedures of the College, the Board of Trustees, or the State of Florida. Special rules of order may be adopted by the Faculty Senate. Outside the nine month contract period, adherence to these bylaws, to “Robert’s Rules of Order”, and additionally adopted rules will be handled by cabinet.
Section B – Cabinet
The cabinet will consist of the president, vice-president, and two senators. The two senators must be from different schools and shall be confirmed by the senate prior to the end of the nine month contract period. This body must approve, by vote of three, any summer action which would substantively alter the rules, policies, or procedures of this body or of the College. These decisions will be placed for a vote before the Faculty Senate at the first regular faculty senate meeting in New Business for confirmation or rejection, but hold the weight of passage until that time.
Section A – Amendment
The Bylaws may be amended by a referendum vote of full-time faculty by two-thirds vote of those voting, provided that the amendment has been submitted previously to all full-time faculty members thirty days before the vote. Minor revisions may be approved by a two-thirds vote of the elected senators (or acting alternates).
Section B – Definition of Major and Minor Revisions
Any change to the bylaws that affects the operation or structure of Faculty Senate will be considered a major revision. Any other change will be considered a minor revision.
Section C – Review
The Bylaws may be reviewed annually by the Faculty Senate.
Section D –Effective Date of Revisions
These bylaws shall be effective immediately upon approval and shall supersede all prior bylaws. Future major revisions shall be effective August 1 after approval and shall supersede all prior bylaws. Minor revisions shall be effective immediately upon approval.