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SP.06.08

April 24, 2006

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SENATE

University Statutes and Senate Procedures

(Final; Action)

SP.06.08 Revision to the Bylaws, Part D 8. – Committee on Educational Policy

BACKGROUND

Senate Bylaws, Part D 1. (c), reads, in part, “The Senate Executive Committee chair shall be released from other academic duties for one-half time, with this appointment funded from campus resources.”

The Senate Executive Committee (SEC) recently discussed the workload of the Senate Committee on Educational Policy (EPC). It is clear that the EPC Chair position is a very demanding one that would greatly benefit from a release time provision in the Bylaws similar to that noted above for the SEC Chair, or at least a one course released time for the academic year.

After approving this recommendation, the SEC charged its Chair with securing the approval of the campus to fund this appointment. Subsequently, the campus agreed to do so.

RECOMMENDATIONS

The Senate Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures recommends approval of the following revisions to the Senate Bylaws. Text to be deleted is in [square brackets] and text to be added is underscored.

PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE SENATE BYLAWS, Part D

8. Committee on Educational Policy

(c) The chair shall be released from other academic duties for one-half time, with this appointment funded from campus resources.

Senate Committee on

University Statutes and Senate Procedures

Linda Beale, Chair

Thomas Bassett

H. George Friedman

Michael Grossman

William Maher

Vera V. Mainz

Shannon McMullen

Laura Pime

Robert C. Damrau, Ex officio

Larry Mann, Observer

Peg Rawles, Ex officio