Amendment to Bylaw 2a
AS-2583-02/Floor - September 13, 2002
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State
University (CSU) adopt the following amendment to its Bylaws, as section 2a:
Bylaw 2 - Officers, Duties and Procedures for Nomination and Election
The Senate annually shall elect a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary; and two
Members-at Large. These officers of the senate shall serve until regularly
succeeded. , but for no more than two years consecutively in the same office.
This limitation does not apply to members of the Executive Committee in
their current positions at the time this is adopted.
RATIONALE: This addition to the bylaws sets two years as the norm
for service in any given position on the Executive Committee. This is not a
two-year term limit on Executive Committee service, but a limit for service in
any one position. As a collegial body the Senate benefits by having these
duties rotated and by providing this experience to a cross section of the body.
It will provide for better communication between the Senate and the Executive
Committee and a better understanding in the Senate of the duties of the
Executive Committee. There is adequate talent in the Senate to rotate these
positions on a regular basis. If any given individual is viewed as making an
especially valuable contribution to the Executive Committee she/he could be
elected to a different position after two years (i.e,. secretary rather than
vice-chair). Additionally this two-year limit would provide for a more
regularized change in leadership and allow the Senate and individual senators
to anticipate this change and plan accordingly.
Bylaws are changed by a simple majority vote of the Senate. A proposed bylaw
change must be introduced at one meeting and voted on at the next
APPROVED - November 7-8, 2002