4. Faculty Meetings

The faculty shall meet at least two times per semester. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair or at the request of at least 1/3 of the faculty. In all cases, the Chair shall inform the faculty as to the time, place and agenda for the meeting at least three working days prior to the meeting. In the event of an emergency, the three working day notice may be waived, but only the emergency item may be considered at the meeting. A meeting will be considered official if a quorum is present.

The Departmental Chair, or his designated representative, will preside at all faculty meetings. At the discretion of the Chair, discussion and votes on personnel issues may be made in closed meeting sessions.

Any voting faculty member has the right to have items placed on the agenda.

Any faculty member may request that a vote to be taken on a motion be by written, secret ballot and such request shall be granted.

Minutes shall be kept of all Departmental Meetings and Robert's Rules of Order shall be considered the final arbitrator of any procedural questions not specifically covered in these Bylaws.