Council overhauls governing documents

Professional and scientific staff will have an opportunity to vote for more than their P&S Council representatives in March. An amended version of the council's constitution, approved at the group's Jan. 8 meeting, also will be on the ballot.

"[The revised constitution] will be sent university-wide to all P&S staff by the end of the month so they have 30 days to review it prior to the vote, which will be held at the same time as councilor elections," said president-elect Tera Lawson.

The revised constitution (PDF) includes more general language and guidelines, with details moved to the council's rules and bylaws document.

Other business

Proposed revisions to the rules and bylaws (PDF) were introduced and will be voted on at the Feb. 5 council meeting. Bylaws changes include:

  • Moving all officer elections to the March meeting
  • Renaming the peer advisory committee, to peer advocacy committee
  • Clarifying roles for officers and committees
  • Updating representation guidelines

Councilors postponed a vote on a new president-elect. If the bylaws changes are approved, the president-elect will be voted on in March with all council officers. Five candidates accepted nominations to the president-elect ballot; there will be a last call for nominations prior to the election.