Article 1: Name
The name of this organization is the Professional Staff Advisory Council of the University of Delaware.
Article 2: Objectives and Functions
The professional staff of the University of Delaware plays an essential role in the attainment of the University's mission, goals and objectives. The Professional Staff Advisory Council is designed to recognize and enhance this contribution. Broadly representative of the University's professionals, the Council:
Article 3: Membership
Membership on the Council shall consist of duly elected representatives as provided for in the bylaws.
Article 4: Meetings
Council meetings shall normally be held at least six times a year and shall be open to non-representatives.
Article 5: Responsibilities
Minutes of all Council proceedings will be distributed to professional staff. On votes dealing with substantive matters and by majority request, the minutes will record a roll call vote of the individual Council members or their proxies; otherwise anumerical tally of the votes will be recorded. At the request of a majority of the Council members present, any matter may be submitted, either by mail ballot or at a special meeting, to the professional staff of the University for consideration.
Article 6: Organization
The Council shall elect, by majority vote for one-year renewable terms, a President, a Vice-President, a secretary and three (3) members at-large. These individuals will serve as members of a standing Steering Committee of the Council. Council meetings will be co-chaired by the University's Vice President of Employee Relations and the President of the Council.
Article 7: Origin of Matters
Matters for Council attention may originate from any professional staff member through an elected Council representative or any representative of the University Administration.
Article 8: Amendments
Amendments to this constitution must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council. Proposed amendments to the Constitution must be presented one meeting prior to voting on the amendments.
Written: September 1, 1992, revised March 17, 2011