May 6, 2013 

Governance Council
Monday, May 6, 2013
Christine Wagner, Chair
Liang Chu, Anthony DeBlasi, Cynthia Fox, Yenisel Gulatee, Ann Kearney, John
Schmidt, Joette Stefl-Mabry, Christine Wagner
The meeting convened at 2:03 pm.
Chair Wagner announced that Joette Stefl-Mabry was elected vice chair for 2013-2014 at the last Senate
meeting on April 29. Professor Stefl-Mabry will chair GOV in the upcoming year.
The minutes of April 22 were approved with one abstention.
Charter Amendment: Dissolution of CAFFECoR
At the last meeting, GOV approved a motion to dissolve CAFFECoR and to draft an amendment to do so.
Chair Wagner, Senator DeBlasi and Professor Schmidt drafted the amendment which proposes the following
 Revise language in Charter Section VII to refer to a single subcommittee
 Remove Section VII.7.3 from the Charter
The rationale and conclusion come from the executive summary of CAFFECOR’s report. A motion to
approve the amendment was made and seconded. The Charter Amendment was approved by a vote. The
amendment will be forwarded to the SEC in the fall.
Bylaws Amendment Vote
Voting on the amendment is open until May 10. Chair Wagner said a final reminder would be sent this week.
She hoped the new instructions that were emailed would make it easier for people to vote. If a quorum is not
achieved the vote will not count but it could be brought forth for another vote in the fall. Chair Wagner said
she believed it would be up to GOV next year. In the meantime if no quorum is achieved, the Senate will
have to continue to deal with the existing ambiguity between the Charter and the Bylaws. GOV members
discussed potential methods to clarify the Bylaws if the amendment were not approved with GOV issuing an
opinion as it did with the clarification on council terms. However, they agreed it would be best for the change
to come from a faculty vote as opposed to having GOV issue an opinion.
Chair Wagner concluded by thanking everyone for their work this year on the council.
The meeting adjourned at 2:53 pm.
Respectfully submitted by
Gail Cameron, Recorder