SUMMARY OF PENDING CHANGES TO THE ADMISTRATIVE & PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY CONSTITUTION
View the current A&P Constitution reflecting these proposed changes here:
ARTICLE II - Section 3: Representation (see DRAFT Constitution for specific changes)
Ř Change dates of elections to first week of February (for Assembly Members), first week of March (for Executive Committee) and April 1 (for the date to take office).
REASON(S): The AP Assembly is the only employee group on campus that takes office on October 1. Both the University Senate and Staff Council hold elections and take office in Winter/Spring. The change would allow us to be consistent with the other employee groups (allowing our officers to work in conjunction with the same officers for a full year) as well as move the dates from the end of the fiscal year/beginning of semester when many individuals in the AP employee group face greater commitments and time constraints. (Also affects Article III – Section 4: Elections of the Executive Committee.)
ARTICLE III – Section 2.B. (Chair-Elect)
to have Chair-elect also serve as the Assembly’s Parliamentarian.
REASON(S): A Parliamentarian is needed to maintain consistency in the application of Robert’s Rules of Order. Having the Chair-elect serve in this capacity is suggested for two reasons: (1) it will give that individual time to become familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order prior to becoming the Chair; and (2) once this individual is Past-chair, they can serve in an advisory capacity to the incoming Chair-elect on parliamentary issues.
ARTICLE IV – Section 1: Assembly Meetings
Ř Change to “meetings to be held not less frequently than once per calendar quarter.”
REASON(S): In order to ensure better communication within the A&P employee group, as well as to enhance greater participation within the membership, this change has been requested by the Assembly members.
ARTICLE V – Section 1.E. (Calendar and Schedule Committee)
the membership of this Committee from the secretary and eight members to the
secretary and three members.
REASON(S): Based on comments received from Committee members, nine people are not necessary to carry out the functions of this Committee.