Constitution, Powers, and Jurisdiction

The constitution, powers, and jurisdiction of the College Council are defined in The Constitution of the College.

Article I

Section 2. The College Council

a) The College Council shall consist of forty members of the College Faculty, one half elected, one half appointed. In addition, those ex officio members specified in the University Statutes shall be members of the College Council without vote. (Statute 12, Article IX, Sec. 3.)

b) Elections, by the Hare System, shall be held annually to fill vacancies among the elected members as specified in Article IV, Sec. 1 of this Constitution.

c) Following the at-large elections, twenty members of the Council shall be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Dean of the College. The Dean shall ensure that at least three members of the Governing Committees of the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, the Humanities Collegiate Division, the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division, and the Social Sciences Collegiate Division be members of the College Council. In cases where an elected member of the Council is also a member of a Governing Committee, the Dean may designate such a member as a representative of that member’s Governing Committee. The Dean shall also seek to ensure representation from the New Collegiate Division.

d) Members designated as Governing Committee representatives shall have Council terms coterminous with their Governing Committee terms. Terms for all other members shall be for three years.

Section 3. Powers

The College Council shall exercise the legislative powers of the College Faculty in accordance with the Statutes of the University, viz., over all matters pertaining to the admission requirements, curricula, instruction, examinations, grading, and degrees in the College; the College Council shall have general legislative power over the work in the College leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree; and shall determine the requirements in general education for the Bachelor of Science degree.