CONSTITUTION OF THE FACULTY ASSEMBLY OF NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE
 
 
PREAMBLE
The Administration and the Faculty of North Idaho College have adopted and declared this Constitution to be the standards and rules under which to discharge their responsibilities as herein designated.
Neither approval of the Constitution by the Board of Trustees nor anything contained herein shall be construed in any way to limit or restrict the powers of the Board of Trustees provided by law and/or to limit or restrict any rule and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
 
ARTICLE I - PURPOSE
 
The name of this organization shall be Faculty Assembly of North Idaho College. The Faculty Assembly shall act for and be responsible to the faculty of the College in all matters pertaining to faculty interests and/or college governance.
 
ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP and VOTING ELIGIBILITY
 
The Faculty Assembly shall consist of all personnel under faculty contract or faculty letter of appointment. Voting membership shall consist of all members under full-time faculty contract. Voting participation shall be extended to those members who have served at least four consecutive semesters on at least half-time appointment as reflected by contracts and letters of appointment.
 
ARTICLE III - FUNCTION
 
The Faculty Assembly shall function as a participatory democracy in that no elected representative of the Faculty Assembly shall speak for nor obligate the Assembly without a full discussion of the issue with the Assembly, except in those circumstances as may be provided for in the Assembly By-Laws.
 
ARTICLE IV - SENATE REPRESENTATION
 
The Assembly shall elect Senators to represent the Assembly on the College Senate. The Senators shall be obligated to fulfill the duties and responsibilities as delineated in the Assembly By-Laws.
 
ARTICLE V - AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Section 1
Proposed amendments to the Faculty Assembly Constitution must be submitted in writing to the Faculty Assembly and the Administration five (5) working days in advance of the first reading.
 
Section 2
Requirements for amendment passage include the following:
  1. Reading of proposed amendment must take place at two (2) consecutive, regularly scheduled meeting of the Faculty Assembly.
  2. The amendment must be considered for approval at the meeting of the second reading.
  3. Approval by 60% of the voting membership of the Faculty Assembly shall be required.
  4. The amendment to the Constitution is subject to ratification by the Board of Trustees.