General Provisions Concerning Standing Committees
The UNC Policy Manual
Chapter 100.1 - The Code
SECTION 302. GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING STANDING COMMITTEES.
302 A. Appointment of Members.
The chair of the Board of Governors shall appoint voting members of the board to standing committees. The term of each voting member of a standing committee shall ordinarily be two years, commencing upon the effective date of the appointment to the committee and extending until the chair appoints a successor. The chair shall make appointments and reassignments in such a manner as to ensure that members gain experience on each of the standing committees and to utilize the expertise and talent of the board members. To achieve balance and efficiencies in the committee system, to support full consideration of the governance and policy matters coming before the board, and to accommodate new appointments to the board, the chair may appoint members to one-year terms, reassign members who have served one year of a two-year term, or appoint members to successive one- or two-year terms. The chair shall appoint members of standing committees to take effect at the first meeting of the committee after July 1. If a vacancy occurs on a standing committee during a term, the chair of the board may appoint a voting member of the board to fill the remainder of the unexpired term, notwithstanding Section 300 B of The Code.
302 B. Officers of Standing Committees.
A chair, vice chair, and secretary of each standing committee shall be designated by the chair of the Board of Governors for a one year term starting at the first meeting after July 1 of the year and continuing until their successors are appointed. No person may serve more than four successive terms as chair of the same standing committee.
302 C. Meetings of Standing Committees.
Each standing committee shall meet at such times as either the chair of the standing committee or the Board of Governors shall designate. Written notice of each meeting of a standing committee shall be mailed to members of the Board of Governors by the Secretary of the University at least five days in advance of the meeting date; but any notice which complies with the North Carolina Open Meetings Law may be given by telephone or other reliable means when, in the judgment of the chair of the committee or the chair of the Board of Governors, a necessity exists. The agenda for a meeting of a standing committee shall be prepared by the President with the approval of the chair of the committee, and, if practicable, a copy shall be mailed to the members of the Board of Governors, or transmitted by other reliable means, at least five days in advance of the meeting date; however, if such advance notice is not practicable in the judgment of the chair, the agenda shall be presented to the members of the committee and other members of the Board of Governors who are attending the meeting at the commencement of the meeting. Such materials as the committee may designate by standing rule, or as the chair of the committee may designate in the absence of a standing rule, shall be sent with the agenda and notice of the meeting.
If notice of an agenda item is not provided to the members of the Board of Governors at least 48 hours before the committee meeting, then any recommended action resulting from that item shall not be placed on the consent agenda of the Board of Governors. In the Committee report the chair shall state that the recommended action was added to the committee agenda.
A majority of the elected committee membership shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business of a standing committee. The chair of the standing committee shall preside at all committee meetings; in the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall preside. The procedures and rules of order governing the conduct of committee business shall be the same as those applicable to meetings of the Board of Governors. Minutes of every meeting of a standing committee shall be kept by the Secretary of the committee.
302 D. Subcommittees.
Each standing committee may establish from its elected membership such subcommittees as it may deem necessary and appropriate for the effective discharge of its assigned responsibilities. The chair of the standing committee shall appoint the chair and the members of each subcommittee and shall report to the board the establishment of any subcommittee.
302 E. Report of Standing Committees.
Each standing committee shall make a written report to the Board of Governors at least annually, reviewing the work of the committee during the preceding year.
302 F. Closed Sessions.
All meetings of committees shall be open to the public unless, consistent with the requirements of state law, a meeting of a committee is closed to the public by a motion duly made and adopted by the committee in an open meeting.