|University of North Carolina
Committee Chair: Matt McKirahan ran this meeting; Katie Turner is primary; all members share chair.
|Report Prepared by: Dan Barmmer
|Last Meeting Date:
July 18, 2013
|Delegates in Attendance: Matt McKirahan, Matt Banks, Katie Turner, Dan Barmmer, Charles Streeter|
|Next Meeting Date: TBD
The committee discussed pros and cons of initiating a survey among Forum delegates to gather information about attitudes towards potential changes to the bylaws. Qualtrex was a possible tool. Introducing concepts to a full forum to get feedback was another possibility, perhaps used along with a survey.
The committee discussed the difference between grammatical /other minor changes & more “controversial” issues, or ones which would change Forum operations in a significant way. For instance, some examples:
Overlapping terms of Chair and officers
Incoming and outgoing officer elections, timing
Chair/Vice Chair 1 year service requirement
Delegates vs. Officers
It was suggested we might mirror the Faculty handbook in some Forum business, essentially a S.O.P. of standard Forum methods of doing business. This might encapsulate many operating procedures that don’t belong in the bylaws, and could be more easily changed. The committee discussed pros and cons of having so many procedures within bylaws, when some items might fit better elsewhere.
The committee reviewed and suggested edits for a portion of the bylaws. This process (of editing the document) is ongoing and primarily takes place through online media sharing.
Recommendations and Rationale
Continue editing bylaws
Discuss survey idea with Executive Committee
Think about big items, talk to delegates
Some changes are required