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Appendix 3.1 Business Calendar

June, July, August

New Chair, new Executive Board, and new Council members take office on June 1.

Former Chair, now the Past-Chair, prepares annual report of Council actions during the past year and continuing issues. Report distributed to Council in the Fall. (Article 5.B.4)

Executive Board begins planning for the year. The Board should:

  1. Identify continuing and new issues.
  2. Review Faculty Committee annual reports and future goals and objectives of each Committee.
  3. If necessary prepare special charges to Faculty Committee for work to be done.

September

Orientation of new Council members. Review Council procedures.

Council establishes priorities, goals and objectives for the year.

Chair-Elect meets with Chairs of Faculty Committee to establish communication and yearly goals for each Committee. Committees should send agendas, minutes and reports to the Chair-Elect.

Council prepares response to recommended budget assumptions from the IPC.

Council determines topics and dates for Fall and Spring Faculty meetings. (Article 5.E.5)

October

Council receives recommendations from the Faculty Compensation Committee concerning salary increments and acts on these recommendations.

November, December

Council responds to IPC budget recommendations.

January, February

Chair-Elect requests action items and annual reports from Faculty Committee Chairs.

Executive Board schedules Council action on issues from Faculty Committees. Annual Committee reports should be circulated to the Council and, as needed, be calendared for Council action in the spring.

March

April

Council formulates its recommendations for budget priorities and forwards them to the IPC.

May