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Committee on Committees 2016-2017


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B. Committee on Committees
  1. Membership. The Committee on Committees shall consist of eight regular members, to be elected by the Federation membership.
  2. Election and Term of Office.
    a. The elected members of the Committee shall be chosen in the following manner:
      1. Four members shall be elected each year to serve for two years. Members newly elected shall take office on the first day of September following their election.
      2. Election of members of the Committee shall be by electronic ballot in accordance with Bylaw V. The election shall be held before the end of Spring Quarter of each year.
    b. Vacancies occurring on the Committee shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term of the vacated office. Such appointments shall be made by the remaining members of the Committee and shall be made from among the regular members of the Federation.
    c. The elected or appointed members of the Committee shall be representative of the membership of the Federation in that no one academic series shall be in the majority and that at least four academic series shall be represented on the Committee.
    d. Members of the Committee on Committees shall be eligible to serve as officers of the Federation. However, if any member of the Committee on Committees is appointed to an office, that member shall resign from the Committee for the period of the appointment to that office, and a replacement member shall be appointed.
  3. Duties. The Committee on Committees shall:
    a. elect a chair of the Committee on Committees.
    b. before the end of June, appoint the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Federation.
    c. before the end of June, appoint the chairs of all standing committees of the Federation, unless another procedure is specifically provided by the Bylaws. None of these chairs shall be an elected or appointed member of the Committee on Committees nor shall they be ex officio members of the Federation. Whenever possible, the chairs should be in the second year of their two-year committee appointments.
    d. before the end of June, appoint, in consultation with the chairs of the standing committees, the members to all standing committees of the Federation unless another procedure is provided by the Bylaws. The committee shall also appoint Federation members to joint Academic Federation/Academic Senate committees, and Federation representatives on Academic Senate committees, as required by the Bylaws. (Am. 11/16/2009)
    e. before the end of June, appoint the ad hoc members to the Administrative Series Personnel Committee (Assistant or Associate University Librarian and Assistant or Associate Law Librarian) and the Personnel Committee (the Supervisor of Physical Education title series). These ad hoc members are called upon only in the case of personnel actions involving these titles. Otherwise there is no expectation of meetings or other service for these ad hoc members.
    f. send letters of appointment to the officers, committee chairs and members, and representatives on Academic Senate committees over the signature of the chair of the Committee on Committees. A copy of the Federation Bylaws specifying the work of their committee and a list of committee members appointed by the Committee on Committees shall be sent to each standing committee chair. A copy of the Academic Senate Bylaws relating to the work of their committee shall be sent to each Federation representative on an Academic Senate committee.
    g. receive resignations of members of committees of the Federation and Federation representatives on Academic Senate committees, and appoint replacements as necessary.
    h. with respect to elections for membership on Committee on Committees: i) prepare and circulate a call for nominations pursuant to the procedures detailed in Bylaw V.B Notice of Election. ii) serve as an ad hoc Nominations Committee to nominate additional candidates to the Committee on Committees in the event that an insufficient number of Federation titles are represented in the nominations made in response to Notice of Election (see Bylaw V.C). (En. 1/3/2014)
    i. evaluate, on a regular basis, the status of each standing committee including their charge, duties, workload and membership; solicit recommendations from the current chair of each standing committee regarding possible chair and continuing members for the following year. Findings may be presented to the Executive Council along with recommendations.
    j. evaluate, on a regular basis, the duties of the officers of the Federation. Findings may be submitted to the Executive Council, along with recommendations.
    k. propose, when requested by campus administration, names of Federation members to sit on campus advisory committees.
    l. propose, when requested by the Academic Senate leadership, names of Federation committee members to sit on special committees or task forces for the Senate.
    m. propose, when requested by the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, or other appropriate administrator, names of Federation members to sit on hearing committees. A separate list shall be submitted for each hearing committee. The number of names proposed shall be three times the number of Federation members to serve on the committee. The consent of those proposed shall be obtained before the lists are submitted.
  4. Quorum. Five members of the Committee on Committees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.