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52-11: An Act to Revise the Appointment Process for Chancellor’s Standing Committees

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Missouri Students Association
University of Missouri
Bill #52-11
AN ACT TO REVISE THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR CHANCELLOR’S
STANDING COMMITTEES

PURPOSE: To make the Vice President responsible for the appointment and supervision of the students who serve on the Chancellor’s Standing Committees.

WHEREAS, the responsibility of selecting and overseeing student members of the Chancellor’s Standing Committees currently falls under the office of MSA President; AND

WHEREAS, the MSA President has many formal duties as outlined by the MSA Bylaws; AND

WHEREAS, the MSA Vice President has fewer formal duties as outlined by the MSA Bylaws; AND

WHEREAS, the appointments to the Chancellor’s Standing Committees are made in August of each year; AND

WHEREAS, the majority of the MSA Vice President’s formal duties are completed in the Spring Semester; AND

WHEREAS, transferring the responsibility of selecting and overseeing student members of the Chancellor’s Standing Committees from the MSA President to the MSA Vice President would bring about a more balanced workload.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that Chapter 1 and Chapter IX of the Bylaws be amended as follows:

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter I

1.00 CHAPTER ONE DEFINED – All duties, powers, and departments of the executive branch shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.1.10 PRESIDENT – The President shall serve as the head of the executive branch and provide direction for the association.

(A) TERM OF OFFICE – The President shall serve a one year term beginning during the first Senate meeting in January following the general election. The President is required to be present on campus to fulfill their duties whenever classes are in session, including the summer session. Failure to fulfill the duties prescribed above shall result in the termination of pay for the period in which the President was absent.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – The President shall have been a member of the association for more than two semesters in total. The President shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The President may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the President shall be listed below.

(1) It shall be the duty of the President to follow the constitution and bylaws of the association at all times.

(2) It shall be the duty of the President to oversee operation of the executive branch.

(3) It shall be the duty of the President to report on the operation of the executive branch to the Senate at every Senate meeting.

(4) The President shall have the power to appoint and remove the directors of executive departments and to appoint new directors if those positions become vacant. All appointments shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(5) The President shall have the power to appoint a new Vice President in the event that the position becomes vacant. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(6) Any executive power not specifically denied to the President, nor specifically assigned to another individual or group in the constitution, rules of the Senate, or bylaws, shall be reserved to the President.

1.20 VICE PRESIDENT – The Vice President shall serve as the assistant head of the executive branch and shall provide direction for the association.

(A) TERM OF OFFICE – The Vice President shall serve a one year term beginning during the first Senate meeting in January following the general election. The Vice President is required to be present on campus to fulfill their duties whenever classes are in session, including the summer session. Failure to fulfill the duties prescribed above shall result in the termination of pay for the period in which the Vice President was absent.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – The Vice President shall have been a member of the association for more than two semesters in total. The Vice President shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Vice President may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE VICE PRESIDENT – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Vice President shall be listed below.

(1) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to follow the constitution and bylaws of the association at all times.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to assist the President in the fulfillment of his or her duties and responsibilities.

(3) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to create and maintain a budget for the Association.

(4) In the event of a vacancy in the Presidency, the Vice President shall become the President.

1.30 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS – It shall be the responsibility of the President to make the following appointments.

(A) JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS – the President shall appoint student(s) to become Justice(s) in the event of a vacancy in the Student Court. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(B) PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT APPOINTMENT – The President shall appoint a person as an assistant to the President who shall serve in a capacity of Chief of Staff. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Chief of Staff shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Chief of Staff may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) SECRETARY OF AUXILIARIES – The President shall appoint a person as an assistant to the President who shall serve in a capacity of Auxiliary liaison. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Secretary of Auxiliaries shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Secretary of Auxiliaries may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(D) DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS – The President shall appoint one student to each of the executive Departments to serve as Director. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Directors shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of their term. The Directors may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(2) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – The Director of Student Activities must have been a member of the Department of Student Activities for at least one complete semester before becoming eligible to be hired.

1.35 VICE PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS – It shall be the responsibility of the Vice President to make the following appointments.

(A) CHANCELLOR STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – The Vice President shall appoint students to the various Chancellors’ Standing Committees during the month of August.

1.40 EXECUTIVE CABINET – The executive cabinet, under the direction of the President shall maintain proper operation of the executive branch.

(A) MEMBERSHIP – The executive cabinet shall consist of the President, Vice President, Chief of Staff, Secretary of Auxiliaries, and the directors of each executive department.

(B) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The executive cabinet shall set the internal policy, goals, and duties of the executive branch.

1.50 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS – There shall be three executive departments titled: the Department of Student Activities,the Department of Student Services, and the Department of Student Communications.

(A) STRUCTURE – the structure of each department shall be as follows.

(1) DIRECTOR – The Director shall serve as the head of the department. The Director shall supervise and coordinate the department as to achieve the goals set by the executive cabinet.

(2) ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – The Assistant Director shall assist the Director in all matters relevant to the department.

(3) COMMITTEE CHAIR – Each department shall have a Committee Chair for each committee under the department. Committee chairs shall preside at committee meetings and functions. The Committee chair may appoint a Vice Chair to serve as an assistant.

(B) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the departments shall be listed below.

(1) The Director shall have the power to appoint and remove committee chairs as he/she sees fit.

(2) The Director shall have the power to transfer funds within the department.

(3) It is the responsibility of the Director to create, maintain, and manage a budget for the department.1.60 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES – It shall be the duty of the Department of Student Activities to provide and administer programs for the social, recreational, cultural, and education life to the students of the University.

(A) COMMITTEES – The following committees shall be a part of the Department of Student Activities. Committee Chairs within the Department of Student Activities must have been a member of the Department of Student Activities for at least one complete semester before becoming eligible to be hired.

(1) SPEAKERS – The Speakers Committee brings educational, enriching, and interesting speakers to campus in attempt to attract a variety of students. Speakers that the committee brings include actors, journalists, celebrities, cultural icons and more. Each guest lecturer is chosen based on their appeal to students, relevance to contemporary issues and embodiment of the University of Missouri’s ideals of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.

(2) BLACK PROGRAMMING – The Black Programming Committee produces shows and activities that appeal to the cultural and popular interests of the African American student population, and for the cultural enrichment of the student population as a whole.

(3) SPECIAL EVENTS – The Special Events Committee is responsible for programming comedians, novelty events around campus, and student competitions.

(4) COLLEGE MUSIC – The College Music Committee is responsible for bringing concerts to campus and planning other such music related activities.

(5) INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING – The International Programming Committee produces shows and activities that appeal to the international student population, and for the cultural enrichment of the student population as a whole.

(6) FILMS – The Films Committee is in charge of planning an annual film series that features Hollywood movies, independent films, documentaries and foreign films.

(B) SUMMER PROGRAMS – During the summer sessions the Department of Student Activities shall host a variety of events and programs to provide services to student of the University who enroll in summer courses.

(C) AUXILIARIES – The Department of Student Activities shall coordinate with MSA/GPC Auxiliaries to promote events to students of the University.

1.70 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES – It shall be the duty of the Department of Student Services to provide programs and resources to improve the overall wellbeing of the students of the University

(A) COMMITTEES – The following committees shall be a part of the Department of Student Services.

(1) SPECIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – The Special Services Committee shall work on the creation and start-up of new programs or services that improve the experience of students.

(2) CAMPUS SAFETY COMMITTEE – The Campus Safety Committee shall host the annual campus safety walk, and provide any other services deemed necessary for the improvement of campus safety.

(B) AUXILIARIES – The Department of Student Services shall coordinate with MSA/GPC Auxiliaries to promote services to students of the University.

1.80 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS – It shall be the duty of the Department of Student Communications to educate and inform the students of the University of activities and events of the Missouri Students Association. The Department of Student Communications shall also serve as a means of outreach for the Missouri Students Association.

(A) COMMITTEES – The following committees shall be a part of the Department of Student Communications.

(1) PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE –The Publicity and Promotions Committee shall advertise events and issues relevant to the Association.

(2) PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE – The Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for providing campus and community media information about the business and events of the Association.(3) SPECIAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE – The Special Projects Committee shall work with the Publicity and Promotions Committee to inform the student body of MSA business and events and receive input from students about these actions and activities.

1.90 REMOVAL OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – This process shall stand as the removal process for all executive officers.

(A) REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT – The President and Vice President shall be indicted for dishonesty or nonperformance of duty by a resolution in the form of a petition signed by twenty percent of the total Senate membership. Such petition must include the name(s) of the officer(s) charged and shall state specific reasons for the charges, including citations from sections of the Constitution and bylaws alleged to have been violated.

(1) TRIAL – The impeachment trail shall be operated as prescribed in Rule 16.

(B) REMOVAL OF ALL OTHER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – If the President believes that any officer of the executive branch is not performing to his/her duty, or is conducting himself/herself in an unsatisfactory manner in the performance of his duty, the President shall deliver a letter specifying the nature of the offense to the officer and the justification for removal.

(1) TRIAL – The accused officer shall have three academic days to make a formal written reply to the President either accepting the justification for removal or rejecting it. The President may then decide to remove the officer or reverse his/her decision. Appeals to the President’s decision must be made to the Student Court.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter IX

9.00 CHAPTER NINE DEFINED – All officer positions within the association shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

9.10 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – All officers that fall under the Executive Branch of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) PRESIDENT – The President shall serve as the head of the Executive Branch and shall supervise in conjunction with the Vice President all officers within the Executive Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The President is elected by the students of the university.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The President is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The President directs all officers within the Executive Branch in conjunction with the Vice President.

(B) VICE PRESIDENT – The Vice President shall supervise in conjunction with the President all officers within the Executive Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Vice President is elected by the students of the university.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Vice President is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Vice President directs all officers within the Executive Branch in conjunction with the President. The Vice President shall oversee all students serving on the Chancellor’s Standing Committees.

(C) CHIEF OF STAFF – The Chief of Staff shall serve as an assistant to the President and Vice President and his/her duties shall be assigned by the President and Vice President.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Chief of Staff is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate

(Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Chief of Staff is supervised by the President and Vice President.

(D) SECRETARY TO THE AUXILIARIES – The Secretary to the Auxiliaries shall serve as a liaison to between the auxiliaries of the association and the President and Vice President

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Secretary to the Auxiliaries is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Secretary to the Auxiliaries is supervised by the President and Vice President.

(E) DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS – The director of each department shall serve as head of each respective department within the Executive Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The directors are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The directors are supervised by the President and Vice President.

(3) OVERSEES – The directors shall oversee all members of their respective department.

9.20 LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS –All officers that fall under the Legislative Branch of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) SENATE SPEAKER – The Senate Speaker shall serve as the head of the Legislative Branch and shall supervise all officers within the Legislative Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Speaker is elected by the Senate of the association.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Speaker is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Speaker directs all officers within the Legislative Branch.

(B) SENATE CLERK – The Senate Clerk shall serve as an assistant to the Speaker and his/her duties shall be assigned by the Speaker.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Clerk is appointed by the Speaker and approved by the Senate (Chapter II).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Clerk is supervised by the Speaker.

(C) COMMITTEE CHAIRS – The Senate Committee Chairs of each committee shall serve as head of each respective committee within the Legislative Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Committee Chairs are appointed by the Speaker and approved by the Senate (Chapter II).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Committee Chairs are supervised by the Speaker.

(3) OVERSEES – The Committee Chairs shall oversee all members of their respective committees.

9.30 JUDICIAL OFFICERS – All officers that fall under the Judicial Branch of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) CHIEF JUSTICE – The Chief Justice shall serve as the head of the Judicial Branch and shall coordinate all officers within the Judicial Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Chief Justice is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Chief Justice is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Chief Justice coordinates all officers within the Judicial Branch.

(B) ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUSTICE – The Associate Chief Justice shall coordinate all officers within the Judicial Branch in conjunction with the Chief Justice. (1) APPOINTMENT – The Associate Chief Justice is appointed by the Chief Justice.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Associate Chief Justice is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Associate Chief Justice coordinates all officers within the Judicial Branch in conjunction with the Chief Justice.

Respectfully submitted,

Helena Kooi, MSA Vice President

Jacob Sloan, MSA Senate Speaker

Xavier Billingsley, MSA President

Ben Bolin, MSA Senator

Taylor Major, MSA Senator

Matt Kalish, MSA Senate Clerk