Provide consistency for the implementation of policies and procedures, and administrative continuity to the University's system of governance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Train the Senate Chairperson and other Senate officers for their roles in the University governance.
Set the agendas and schedules for meetings of the Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Committee, Curricular Affairs Committee, and the University College and General Education Committee.
Schedule meetings of the General Faculty-Graduate Faculty.
Coordinate Faculty Senate-requested information related to the governance of the University.
Solicit membership in the Faculty Senate and its committees via communication with the Executive Committee, Deans, Chairs, and the faculty-at-large. Maintain records of committee appointments.
Recommend appointment to Senate Committees and coordinate the operations of the Senate's committees.
Draft Senate legislation and provide continuity for all legislative matters.
Clarify and interpret University academic regulations for members of the Faculty Senate, administrators, faculty and students.
Serve as liaison to the Online Catalog Committee.
Assign and supervise the workload for the Faculty Senate Specialist.
Supervise the content, format, availability, and accessibility of the University Manual.
Serve as the Faculty Senate liaison to the University Ombud and the
Administrator Evaluation Coordinator.
Regularly solicit college apportionment records from the colleges; determine who may be counted as faculty, and the eligibility of persons for election to the Faculty Senate.
Maintain multiple listservs, and oversee the Faculty Senate website.
Manage the Faculty Senate budget.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Undertake special projects as requested by the Faculty Senate and/or the administration.
Perform other duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers; word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
1) Master's or other post-baccalaureate degree.
2) A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in administration.
3) Demonstrated prior experience in committee coordination, university legislative process, parliamentary procedure, policy formation processes and procedures, and higher education functions.
4) Demonstrated supervisory experience.
5) Demonstrated working knowledge in building databases and other information technology tools for use in decision-making.
6) Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
7) Demonstrated experience in working with diverse communities.
1) A minimum of two years of experience in a higher education administration environment.
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
University of Rhode Island - 21 months ago