University Council NIU Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University

Constitution

Preamble

Article 1: The University Council

Article 2: Membership on the University Council

Article 3: Officers of the University Council

Article 4: Standing Committees of the University Council

Article 5: Meetings of the University Council

Article 6: Faculties, Standing Committees, Councils and Boards of the Faculty and Administration

Article 7: Related Councils

Article 8: Selection of a President

Article 9: Human Rights

Article 10: Amendment Procedures


Article 3:
Officers of the University Council

3.1 Presiding Officer of the University Council

The president of the Faculty Senate shall serve as the chair and presiding officer of the University Council. In the absence of the chair, the duties of the presiding officer shall be assigned to the president of the university or the executive vice president and provost.

Proposed amendments to the NIU Constitution approved by University Council on 04/29/20, approved by faculty referendum on 05/10/20, and approved by the Board of Trustees on 06/18/20 

Article 4: 
Standing Committees of the University Council

The standing committees of the University Council shall be as defined in the NIU Bylaws.

Proposed amendment approved by University Council on 04/29/2015; approved by faculty referendum on 05/15/2015; and approved by the Board of Trustees on 12/10/2015.
Proposed amendments to the NIU Constitution approved by University Council on 04/29/20, approved by faculty referendum on 05/10/20, and approved by the Board of Trustees on 06/18/20

Article 5: 
Meetings of the University Council

5.1 Regular meetings of the University Council shall be held monthly during the fall and spring semesters.

5.2 Written notice of the time and purpose of all meetings shall be given to members of the University Council by the chair in advance of the meetings in accordance with the provisions for advance notice set forth in the university bylaws.

Proposed amendments to the NIU Constitution approved by University Council on 04/29/20, approved by faculty referendum on 05/10/20, and approved by the Board of Trustees on 06/18/20

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Kendall Thu
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
815-753-9306
kthu@niu.edu

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant
815-753-1732
pje@niu.edu

Steven Howell
Faculty Personnel Advisor
showell2@niu.edu

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
lsaborio@niu.edu

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