Adopted October 24, 2022
The mission of the Council is to communicate across and coordinate between the various independent AAUP chapters chartered at Purdue University campuses, including the West Lafayette campus, Fort Wayne campus, Northwest campuses, Global campus, and Indianapolis campus (when organized).
The governing bodies of the Intercampus Purdue AAUP Chapter Council shall be the West Lafayette University AAUP Chapter, the Fort Wayne AAUP Chapter, and the Northwest AAUP Chapter. Until Purdue Global forms its AAUP Chapter, the Purdue Global Faculty Senate shall be a governing body. If there is no Purdue Global AAUP chapter, Purdue Global Faculty may send a nonvoting and nonrepresentative visitor to attend meetings of the Intercampus Purdue AAUP Chapter Council.
There shall be an Intercampus Purdue AAUP Chapter Council composed of:
- One representative selected by the West Lafayette University AAUP Chapter
- One representative selected by the Fort Wayne AAUP Chapter
- One representative selected by the Northwest AAUP Chapter
- One representative selected by the Purdue Global AAUP Chapter or other faculty governing body (when constituted)
The Intercampus Faculty Council shall be responsible for communicating matters of potential mutual concern across campuses and coordination of initiatives of the various AAUP chapters within the Purdue System. (This does not preclude the right and responsibility of Chapter officers from contacting one another directly; instead, in addition to direct chapter communication, it serves as one formalized mechanism from Chapter officers to Council members to communicate the concerns and interests of the chapter, and to represent the vote of their Chapters to the Council.)
It will be the responsibility of each member of the Council to monitor matters concerning their Chapter and to identify documents which may be of concern to more than one Chapter or which may have System-wide concern.
When a meeting of the Board of Trustees takes place on a campus of one of the Council members, that Chapter shall send representatives to the meeting on behalf of the AAUP and shall report back to the Council about what transpired at the meeting.
The Council does not have authority from its governing bodies to speak on its own; instead, chapters coordinated by the Council may speak together.
With respect to a matter or document which is of concern to more than one Chapter, the Council may take one or more of the following actions:
- It may suggest that each Chapter consider the matters contained therein and bring them to the attention of Chapter membership at an upcoming Chapter meeting. (This action is advisory only, and requires a consensus or majority of the Ccouncil.
- It may suggest that one or more Chapters delay action for a period of time in order that Chapters concerned have had the opportunity to act on their campus first. This action is advisory only, and requires a consensus or majority of the Ccouncil.
- If one or more Chapters fail to act on a matter or document within a defined time period and the matter is of urgent concern to one or more Chapters which have acted upon it, the Council may recommend action among all Chapters. This action initiates action by the Ccouncil, and requires taking a unanimous vote.
- If actions taken by two or more Chapters are in conflict, the Council may point out the conflicts and suggest that each Chapter consult its membership and reconsider its action at its next membership meeting. If such a suggestion to reconsider does not resolve the conflict, the Council may then refer the matter to the Coordinator for consideration and action. This action initiates action by the Ccouncil, and requires taking a unanimous vote.
Actions are taken by consensus by default; if a chapter requests a vote or the Council initiates any action other than advisory, then actions are taken by vote.
There must be a quorum of ⅔ or ¾ chapters present in order to hold a meeting, or take action, including holding a vote.
Each chapter gets one vote, expressed through the representative on the Council.
Individual chapters set their own processes by which their representative is s/elected, including the terms of their appointment.
The Council will elect a Coordinator. This election occurs annually at the start of the new academic school year (usually August).
Meetings of the Council will be called by the Coordinator, or upon request of one or more members of the Council.
The Council is expected to develop and document other operations processes as necessary in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
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