THE ASSEMBLY OF SHIMER COLLEGE
ACTS OF THE MEETING OF MAY 2, 2010
I. The Assembly congratulates and welcomes Edward Noonan to the presidency of Shimer College, and offers its support and assistance to the President in the constitutional governance of the College.
II. State of the College Address President Edward Noonan
III. Amendment of the Constitution
That the Speaker of the Assembly be a faculty or staff member who has worked for the college for at least four years.
From: “The Assembly shall elect from among the members of the Agenda Committee (Section V) a Speaker, who will be responsible for publishing the agendas for all Assembly meetings, for convening and chairing the Assembly, and for chairing the Agenda Committee.”
To: “The Assembly shall elect a Speaker early in the fall term from among Faculty and administrative staff who have been employed on a fulltime basis by the College for at least the previous four years, including any formally approved leaves of absence. The Speaker will be responsible for publishing the agendas for all Assembly meetings, for convening and chairing the Assembly, and for chairing the Agenda Committee.
From: “The Committee shall be composed of four persons elected early in the fall term, at least one of whom must be a staff member.”
To: “The Committee shall be composed of the Speaker (Section IV:1) and three members elected early in the fall term.”
The motion was tabled indefinitely.
IV. An ad hoc committee is formed to study the Agenda Committee of the Assembly and to make recommendations to the Assembly by the end of October 2010.
V. The Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Agenda Committee is to consist of five self-nominated members of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker.
VI. The Assembly instructs the Speaker to address and disseminate the acts of this day to all the constituencies of Shimer College, including Trustees and alumni.
This document is a redaction of the acts of the meeting, in compliance with Motion VI. Complete minutes will be publicly available after they are approved by the Assembly.
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