The Charter of the Council of Chairs of Appalachian State University

  1. Objectives and Functions
    1. The Council of Chairs of Appalachian State University shall gather and exchange information and make recommendations on behalf of the chairs of the university.
    2. The Council shall advise, make recommendations to, and report to the Provost and Executive Vice-Chancellor, who shall respond to the Council in a timely fashion. The Council shall advise, make recommendations to, and collaborate with the Faculty Senate and the Deans' Council who shall each respond to the Council in a timely fashion.
    3. The Chair of the Council of Chairs shall be available to advise the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at regular intervals during the academic year.
    4. The Chair of the Council of Chairs shall be available to advise the Chair of the Faculty Senate at regular intervals during the academic year, and shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Faculty Senate.
  2. Organization and Relationships
    1. The Council shall consist of all academic department chairpersons, the Dean of Libraries or Associate University Librarian, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Music, the Director of Appalachian Studies, and, on an ex-officio and non-voting basis, the Chair of the Faculty Senate. Assistant Chairs, attending Council meetings, shall be ex-officio, non-voting members unless representing the department in the absence of the Chair. A department chair may designate a departmental representative to vote in his or her absence.
    2. The Council shall have a Chairperson and a Chair-Elect.  The Chair-Elect will serve a two year term; one year as Chair-Elect and one as Chair.  The Chair-Elect shall be nominated and elected by the Council of Chairs during the Spring semester of each academic year.  On July 1 after the first year of service as Chair-Elect, the Chair Elect will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson of the Council of Chairs for the remaining one year of his or her term.
    3. The Executive Committee of the Council of Chairs shall consist of the Chairperson and Vice-Chair of the Council and representatives from each college and from the Library and School of Music. The representatives shall be chosen in such manner and for such terms as specified by the Council. The Executive Committee shall meet prior to each Council meeting to set and publish the agenda.
  3. Operations
    1. The Council shall operate under the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order.

The forgoing Charter of the Council of Chairs of Appalachian State University was adopted by unanimous vote of the Council in meeting on May 6, 2004 and subsequently approved by Provost Aeschleman.


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