The resolution process is the method most often used by the Faculty Senate in carrying out the functions specified in Article 3 of the Constitution of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate’s standing committees formulate resolutions from broad-based discussion, seeking input from Senators, constituents, and other interested parties. Faculty Senate resolutions may fall into three categories: resolutions of position (i.e., Sense of the Senate), resolutions of handbook policy, and resolutions of non-handbook policy.
Are resolutions introduced and approved at the same meeting?
NO. According to the bylaws of the Faculty Senate of Ohio University, no final action on a main motion or resolution introduced at a regular or special meeting may be taken at that same meeting. However, this rule may be suspended by a two-thirds majority of those voting at any regular or special meeting.
Can faculty members who are not senators introduce proposals?
YES. Any ten (10) faculty eligible to vote in Senate elections may present any matter they wish to the Senate at a regular meeting. The matter will be discussed and scheduled for a vote at the next regular Senate meeting or, if the Senate wishes, at a special meeting called for the purpose of considering the petition or other matters.
Where can I find information about the work of the senate?
Information about the work of the faculty senate can be found on the Senate website. Meeting materials including meeting agendas, meeting summaries, meeting minutes, pending resolutions, and final resolutions are available to the public.