Santa Clara University

University Governance

Faculty Senate Council

The Council shall consist of the president, the president-elect, the past-president, and representatives of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Leavey School of Business, the School of Engineering, the School of Law,  the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, and the Jesuit School of Theology.

POWERS OF THE COUNCIL. The Council shall discuss and express its opinion on any matter of interest to it. The Council may, at its discretion and through its officers, express itself directly to the University president or to other persons or bodies. The powers of the Council shall also include

1. Considering for the faculty any proposal submitted to it by the University administration and determining whether to approve or disapprove such proposal, or to refer it to the Senate, with or without recommendation, for a vote of the full Senate membership in formal meeting or by mail ballot. Any such proposal failing to win the approval of two thirds of the Council members present must be referred to the Senate.
2. Any act, decision, or recommendation of the Council must be submitted to a vote of the Senate if so requested by one fifth of the full Senate membership.
3 Planning the agenda of plenary meetings of the Senate.
4. Making recommendations to the Senate.
5. Interpreting membership criteria.

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