SECTION I: NAME and PURPOSE
The name of this organization shall be the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Gender Equity (CCSGE) of the University of Nebraska Omaha. Its purpose shall be to serve as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff, and students at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
SECTION II: EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board of this organization shall consist of the officers of two Co-Chairpersons, Treasurer and Secretary. Their duties shall be as follows:
Co-Chairpersons: Call meetings, prepare agendas, chair meetings, appoint committee members, and communicate regularly with the chancellor.
Treasurer: Coordinate finances and budget.
Secretary: Record and distribute meeting minutes, coordinate all correspondence, record attendance, archive minutes, reports and official correspondence.
At the April or May meeting the membership shall elect either a faculty or staff Chairperson, depending upon which chair position is open, for a two year term, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the second year, pending approval by the chancellor. Each year the Co-Chairpersons should consist of one faculty member and one staff member. In the event the Co-Chairperson cannot be filled by the current membership, the chancellor shall appoint one or both Co-Chairperson positions either from within or from outside the Commission membership. At the same meeting, the Treasurer and Secretary shall also be elected for one-year terms from July 1 to the following June 30.
SECTION III: MEMBERSHIP
The membership shall include individuals representing faculty, staff and students, who reflect diversity in culture, age, gender, academic units, university departments, and support services.
Members shall be appointed by the Chancellor upon recommendation from the Commission, with formal recommendations made during the Fall term. Any person wishing to join the Commission may contact the Chairs throughout the academic year regarding membership. Active Membership status requires service on one of the CCSW subcommittees and the decision on which committee is left up to the member.
All Active Members will have voting rights, by proxy or in-person. If selection takes place at a regularly scheduled meeting, a quorum of five members must be present. If selection takes place through electronic communication, the proposed items shall be distributed electronically, and a quorum of five members must respond. Absent members may vote by providing a written statement indicating their vote to another member of the Commission. However, a vote on significant changes to goals, committees, or CCSW business may not be taken until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Changes must be approved by a majority vote of the membership, provided a quorum of five members is present.
The following persons shall be invited to serve as ex-officio members without voting privileges:
- The director of the Women's Resource Center
- A representative from the Women's Studies Faculty
- The outgoing CCSGE Chair whose term ended in the previous year
- The UNO representatives on the university system-wide committee on gender equity (only if those representatives are not already regular members of the CCSGE)
- A representative from the Chancellor’s Office
- Other ex officio members may be added as the Commission deems necessary for conducting its business
SECTION IV: MEETINGS
Meetings typically shall be held monthly during the academic year; special meetings may be called as the need arises. All meetings shall be open to the public. Members shall participate in regularly scheduled CCSGE meetings, committee meetings, or CCSGE sponsored events each month. Participation in committee meetings or in CCSGE sponsored events is considered to fulfill a member’s duty of monthly participation. Committees may choose to conduct their business through either regularly scheduled meetings or electronic communications.
Business shall be conducted by a majority vote, if required, provided a quorum of five members is present. Business may also be conducted by the Executive Board in the event a regularly scheduled meeting is not held, and such business may be conducted through electronic communications.
SECTION V: GUIDELINES
Changes to these Guidelines may be proposed prior to or at any regular meeting. These guidelines were revised to reflect current practices October 2019.