At the May 13, 2011 meeting of the NBFC, the following modifications to
the NBFC bylaws were adopted, both provisionally and to become permanent,
but according to the bylaws, to make a permanent change to the bylaws,
“a secret ballot on the proposed amendments shall be sent to all Council members. Adoption of amendments shall require a two-thirds vote of the members who cast a ballot.”
[As soon as I figure out how, I will arrange such a ballot. -- Joel]
The changes to be voted on are to replace paragraphs 1 and 8 of article II (Election, Representation, and Composition) of the bylaws as follows:
1. Faculty eligible to participate in Council elections and to serve as voting Council delegates (such faculty are henceforth referred to in this document as "faculty members") shall include all full-time Rutgers University faculty based in New Brunswick. It shall also include faculty members in dual-campus faculties whose principal duties are in New Brunswick . In addition, two representatives of annual and part-time faculty will serve on the council, as specified in #8 below.
8. Annual and part-time faculty shall elect two representatives in a manner consistent with how all other Council representatives are chosen, modified as necessary to suit the special circumstances consequent to their temporary status. The specifics of their electoral practice shall be conveyed to the Faculty Council Chair for review and certification.
This drops the tenure-track requirement and the last two sentences of paragraph 8 concerning the allocation of the two representative lines.