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The following sections of the University Council Bylaws contain proposed revisions, which will be presented for discussion at the University Council meeting on October 30, 2002 and will be voted on at the December 4, 2002, Council meeting. See Almanac, September 19, 2000, on-line at www.upenn.edu/almanac/v47/n04/council-bylaws.html for the complete current Bylaws of the University Council as of April 26, 2000.

Proposed Revisions to University Council Bylaws

Deletions are in brackets [ ].

Insertions are inside double asterisks ** **.

II. Membership

1. Composition

h. Two elected representatives of the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly (WPPA)**.

2. Election

Members of the Council who are to be chosen by election shall be selected no later than the end of the academic year preceeding the year of their membership in the Council, according to procedures established by their respective governing bodies, namely the Faculty Senate, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, the Undergraduate Nominations and Elections Committee, the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, the Librarians Assembly and the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**.

V. Steering Committee

1. Composition

The Steering Committee shall consist of the president of the University, the provost, the chair, the chair-elect and the past chair of the Faculty Senate, the chair of the Undergraduate Assembly, the chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, the chair of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly and the chair of the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**. Drawn from the Council membership, there shall be in addition four faculty members, one graduate/professional student, and one undergraduate student elected by the respective governing bodies, as well as one additional member of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, and one additional member of the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, each elected by their representative assemblies.

VI. Committees

Fourth paragraph:

…Committee representatives of graduate/professional students, undergraduate students, the Penn Professional Staff Assembly and the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly** who are unable to attend a meeting may select a non-voting alternate to take their place. If possible they should consult with their nominating body regarding the alternate.

1. Standing Committees

a. Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, one [A-1 staff member] **representative of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, [three graduate/ professional,] and three **senior** undergraduate students. The dean of each undergraduate school shall appoint one ex officio, non-voting representative to the Committee. The vice provost for university life or his or her designee, dean of admissions, **director of institutional research and analysis,** [director of the Penn Plan,] and director of student financial aid are non-voting ex officio members."

b. Committee on Bookstores. "…The Committee shall consist of six faculty members, three [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, one [A-3 staff member] **representative of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduates. The vice president for business services or his or her designee shall be a non-voting ex officio member."

c. Committee on Committees. Second paragraph: "The Committee on Committees will receive nominations from the various constituencies for membership on the standing committees with the exception of the Committee on Research and the independent committees with the exception of the Committee on Open Expression [and the Academic Planning and Budget Committee]. It will transmit those nominations together with recommendations for committee chairs to the Steering Committee."

Third paragraph: "The Committee will consist of six faculty members including the chair-elect of the Faculty Senate. They will nominate faculty members for the various committees on behalf of the Faculty Senate. In addition there will be a representative from each of the following: the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, and the undergraduate Nominations and Elections Committee. The chair-elect of the Faculty Senate shall be a voting ex officio member of the committee."

d. Committee on Communications. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, two [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, two [A-3 staff members] **representatives of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduate students. The director of university communications, [vice provost and director of libraries] **vice president for information systems and computing**, vice provost for information systems and computing, and vice president for business services or his or her designee, and associate vice president for campus services shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

e. Committee on Community Relations. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, four [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, two [A-3 staff members] **representatives of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduates. At least three members shall reside in West Philadelphia. The executive vice president or his or her designee, the directors of [recreation,] community relations, [the Annenberg Center, and] the African-American Resource Center, [the manager of WXPN-FM, and the directors of] the Center for Community Partnerships, **and** Civic House [, and Community Housing] shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

f. Committee on Facilities. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, three [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, two [A-3 staff members] **representatives of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduate students. The vice president for facilities services, the chair of the Committee for an Accessible University, and the registrar shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

g. Committee on International Programs. "…The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, one [A-1 staff member] **representative of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, one [A-3 staff member] **representative of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, [three] **two** undergraduates, and [three] **two** graduate/professional students. The director of International Programs shall be a non-voting ex officio member of the Committee."

h. Committee on Libraries. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, one [A-1 staff member] **representative of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, one [A-3 staff member] **representative of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduate students. The director of the Biddle Law Library and the vice provost and director of libraries shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

i. Committee on Personnel Benefits. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members (of whom one shall be a member of the Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty), three [A-1 staff members (of whom one shall be a designated)] representative**s** of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly[)], **and** two representatives of the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**[, and one graduate/professional student]. The [comptroller,] vice president for human resources, **associate provost** and director of benefits shall serve as non-voting ex officio members."

j. Committee on Pluralism."... The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, two representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, three representatives of the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, three graduate/professional students, and three undergraduate students, with due regard for appropriate diversity. The **chaplain,** directors of the Penn Women's Center, the African-American Resource Center, [Academic Support Programs,] the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, **the Office of Affirmative Action,** and the [Office of International Programs] **Greenfield Cultural Center** shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

k. Committee on Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. "…The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, two [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, two [A-3 staff members] **representatives of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduate students. The director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics, the vice provost for university life or his or her designee, [the dean of admissions] and one representative of the president's office shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

l. Committee on Research. No change proposed.

m. Committee on Safety and Security. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, two representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, two representatives of the [A-3 Assembly] **Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, three graduate/professional students, and three undergraduate students. The directors of fraternity and sorority affairs, the Penn Women's Center, special services, transportation and parking or his or her designee, the director of off-campus living, the director of the African-American Resource Center, the vice provost for university life or his or her designee, and the vice president for public safety shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee."

n. Committee on Quality of Student Life. "...The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, two [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, three graduate/professional students, and three undergraduate students. The chair of the Undergraduate Assembly and the chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly shall serve as voting ex officio members. The vice provost for university life or his or her designee, the **faculty** director of college houses and academic services, **director of counseling and psychological services,** and the chaplain shall serve as non-voting ex officio members. The Committee shall monitor the performance of all student services and shall recommend to appropriate administrators ways in which services to students may be improved; a standing Subcommittee on Student Services shall be charged with the monitoring function."

3. Independent Committees

a. Committee on Open Expression. "…The Committee shall consist of seventeen members: eight faculty members, two [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**, one [A-3 staff member] **representative of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**, three undergraduate students, and three graduate/professional students. The faculty and [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly** are appointed to two-year terms, staggered so that in each year either two or three faculty members are appointed, and one [A-1 member] **representative of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly** is appointed."

b. Disability Board. "…The Board shall consist of eight faculty members, of whom at least three shall be members of the clinical faculty of the School of Medicine; two [A-1 staff members] **representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly**; and two [A-3 staff members] **representatives of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly**. The chair of the **Committee on** Personnel Benefits [Committee] is an ex officio member.




  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 10, October 29, 2002

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