|Submission Date||Dec. 1, 2016|
|0.50 / 3.00||
Finance and Administration
The WSA Senate will include 35 Senators who are elected by the student body for a year term and whom shall serve on one standing committee. Senators may serve as a Chair or Member of a Sub-Committee/Working Group, vote on WSA Resolutions, and are eligible to attend Board of Trustee meetings as student representatives. The purpose of the Senate is to represent the student voice to the Board of Trustees and administration, create, debate and vote on Resolutions, ensure the WSA is initiating and following through on meaningful projects and maintain WSA’s institutional stability and memory.
The faculty has four elected representatives who meet with the board of trustees, the institution’s governing body. The chair and vice chair of the faculty serve as representatives to two committees of the board of trustees; another two faculty members are elected specifically as faculty representatives to the board. In addition, the deans are faculty members, as is typically the provost; these faculty members have formal and informal access to the president and the board of trustees.
Standing committees of the faculty, and occasionally ad hoc committees as well, do the basic work of the faculty, establishing and reviewing educational policy, representing faculty in lieu of unionized collective bargaining, recommending to the administration and trustees on personnel matters, and managing affairs of the faculty and its relationship with students in general. Faculty meetings allow faculty to discuss issues of importance, establish policy, and amend the by-laws of the faculty as necessary.
The chair and vice chair of the faculty set the faculty agenda for meetings of the faculty and meet with chairs of faculty committees (the “faculty executive committee”) to set the faculty's agenda. Periodically, those meetings involve the provost and the president also. In addition, the chair and vice chair meet regularly with the provost, and the chair also meets with the president and members of the president’s cabinet, learning the issues of importance to administrative leadership and helping to shape its agenda.
|Yes or No|
|Local government and/or educational organizations||No|
|Private sector organizations||No|
|Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs)||No|
Wesleyan is currently having discussions about a prospective Staff Council.
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