As amended through April 30, 2007
Part G - General Provisions
A petition by members of the faculty electorate requiring the Senate to present a question to and obtain an expression of opinion from the faculty electorate under Article VI, Section 1 of the Constitution, shall contain the signatures of at least 200 members of the faculty electorate. A petition with fewer signatures may be presented to the Senate, but it shall be within the Senate's discretion whether to present the question to the faculty electorate. In either case the Senate may call a general meeting of the faculty electorate to discuss the question prior to conducting the mail poll. The petition, including the petitioners signatures, will become a public document upon its presentation to the Senate.
All senators, and such other persons as the Senate Executive Committee may designate, shall receive copies of the agenda, minutes, and reports of the Senate.
Each faculty voting unit shall receive a reasonable number of copies of the agenda, minutes, and reports of the Senate.
Any interested person may have access to the agenda, minutes, and reports of the Senate at the Office of the Clerk of the Senate. A reasonable number of copies shall be available for distribution.
Individual faculty or students, a group of faculty and/or students, or an academic department intending to appeal an administrative interpretation of the University Statutes to the Chancellor or to the President and believing the issue to be a concern for a wide segment of the faculty and/or students, may ask the Senate Executive Committee to review the issue and determine whether it represents a broadly shared concern. This request shall be filed with the Chair of the Senate Executive Committee prior to the appeal to the Chancellor or to the President. If the Senate Executive Committee determines the issue is of broad concern, it will so inform the individual or group submitting the request, and offer to submit a statement certifying that decision along with any supporting statements from the Senate Executive Committee. The individual or group originating the appeal of the interpretation of the Statutes may elect to accept the Senate Executive Committee's certification and jointly file the appeal with the Senate Executive Committee or may elect to proceed alone on appeal. In no case is this procedure intended to limit the right of an individual or group to appeal directly to the Chancellor, the President, or the Board of Trustees, nor is it intended to be used in any argument for or against the merits of the appeal beyond the assessment of its potential for broad concern of the constituents of the Senate.