Faculty Council Standing Committees
Faculty members are encouraged to fully participate in the college committee structure as a way of furthering the success of the college and its students, building a community college culture, and participating in service to the college in a recognized form. The following general rules apply to standing committees:
- Committees shall be established by the Faculty Council as needed for the proper fulfillment of the functions of the faculty.
- Each committee shall meet at least twice per semester.
- Notice of regular meetings of standing committees shall be announced in a predetermined medium.
- All committee meetings will be open to all interested persons unless, in the opinion of the committee, a closed meeting is necessary to protect personal rights of privacy.
- Each committee shall keep adequate records of committee business. Matters of general importance to MCTC should be reported promptly to the Council President.
- Committees shall be expected to conduct research, deliberate on policies, and make recommendations to the Council relevant to the issues that they have explored. All procedural or policy changes recommended by a faculty committee that affect instructional program or faculty welfare are subject to approval by the Council and the MCTC President. Procedural or policy changes that do not affect instructional program or faculty welfare shall be referred to the responsible administrative unit.
- All committees shall have a majority of faculty as voting members.
- Faculty representation on committees shall be elected by faculty of their respective division.
- A member of a standing committee who expects to be absent from a meeting may authorize someone else to act in his or her place at the meeting. A “Proxy” form will be filled-out by the committee member and given to the authorized person to bring to the meeting. This will allow the authorized person to vote on matters indicated on the proxy form.
- Each division may elect one “Alternate Member” for each standing committee. Alternate members will be non-voting. They will be required to attend meetings, provide input, and serve as a voting member when a regular member of their division is unable to attend a meeting. They will not be counted in the quorum computations unless they are covering for an absent voting member. Each division will voluntarily decide whether or not they will elect alternates, and will determine which standing committees warrant an alternate.
The standing committees are:
Executive Committee (functions as executive branch)
Advisory Council of Faculty Prepresentative/Legislative Affairs Committee
Faculty Development Committee
Retention and Readmission Committee