Thomas W. Moss
Jr. Campus Faculty Senate Bylaws
The name of this body shall be the Thomas W.
Moss Jr. Campus Faculty Senate of Tidewater Community College.
The Campus Faculty Senate is established by
the faculty of Tidewater Community College, Thomas W. Moss Jr. Campus,
to serve as the voice for the campus faculty; to exercise the
authority of the faculty in campus affairs; and to function
as the campus component of the College Faculty Senate. The Campus
Faculty Senate recognizes that its bylaws will be in accordance
with the Constitution and Bylaws of the College Faculty Senate
of Tidewater Community College.
All Thomas W. Moss Jr. faculty members designated
as Instructional Faculty or Professional Faculty and whose positions
are currently assigned to the Norfolk
campus and are not primarily involved in administration are
eligible to elect and serve as Campus Faculty Senators.
Campus Faculty Senate meetings shall be held shortly before
each scheduled meeting of the Tidewater Community College Faculty
Senate. Meetings shall be called by the Chair of the Campus
Faculty Senate or by a majority vote of the Campus Faculty Senators.
The campus Provost shall be invited to a Campus Faculty Senate
meeting at least once a year.
A majority of Campus Faculty Senators shall constitute a quorum
for any meeting.† If a senator expects to be absent, said senator
will find an alternate for the meeting.†
All senators are expected to attend each meeting of the
Faculty Senate.† When
a senator has been unaccountably absent for a series of meetings,
the Chair of the Norfolk Faculty Senate will query in writing
the absent senator concerning his or her intentions.†
If the senator cannot attend meetings and does not find
an alternate, the Chair will declare the position vacant and
fill the position by election from the campus faculty at large
for the remaining part of the senatorís term.†
Candidates to fill the empty seat will come from the
constituency (full-time or adjunct) that the former senator
Summer meetings may be called as needed by the Campus Faculty
Senate Chair.† At the first meeting of the Faculty Senate during
the academic year, the chair shall inform the Senators of any
action that the Faculty Senate has taken during the preceding
All faculty are invited to attend any Campus Faculty Senate meeting
V.†† Officers and Duties
officers of the Campus Faculty Senate shall be chair, vice chair,
and secretary. The officers shall be elected by the Campus Senators
annually at the first meeting of the Campus Senate following
the election of the Senators.† The duties of the Campus Faculty Senate Chair
shall be to preside at all meetings of the Campus Faculty Senate;
serve on the Executive Committee of the College Faculty Senate;
prepare the agenda; and attend the Provost Staff meetings.
B. The Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the chair in the
chairís absence and supervise elections.
The Secretary shall prepare and distribute copies of the agenda
and minutes of each meeting to members of the Campus Faculty
Senate and send the approved minutes out to all Norfolk faculty.
VI.†† Election of Senators
faculty (as defined in III) are eligible for election to the
Campus Faculty Senate. The membership of the Campus Faculty
Senate shall consist of five full time faculty members and four
adjunct faculty members. At least one of the five full time
faculty members shall be professional faculty.
shall be conducted by the Vice-Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate
unless the Vice-Chair is running for a new term in the election,
in which case, the Chair shall appoint a senator who is not
running for a new term to conduct the elections.
term of office shall be two years, beginning with the first
meeting after the elections. Ideally, half of the Campus Faculty
Senate will be serving the first year of their term while the
other half will be serving the second year of their term.
week prior to the elections, the Vice-Chair (or the Vice-Chairís
designee) shall notify all faculty
(as defined in III) of the upcoming election and solicit volunteers
for the ballot. The Chair shall indicate on the ballot those
faculty members willing to serve on the Campus Faculty Senate.
The campus elections shall adhere to the timetable requested
by the Chair of the College Faculty Senate.
disputes will be resolved under the direction of the Chair.
VII.†† Campus Committee
The Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate may
establish ad hoc committees as needed.
General faculty meetings may be called by the
Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate, by a majority of the members
of the Campus Faculty Senate, or by twenty percent of the current
campus eligible electors (as defined in III).
IX.††† Amendments to
These bylaws may be amended by a majority of
members in a referendum of the entire membership of the Faculty
Senate, providing the proposed amendment and the nature of the
referendum are provided to the members of the Senate at least
two weeks prior to the referendum. The referendum may either
be by voice of by ballot.