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March 11, 2002


Pre-filed Resolution
Concerning Senate Executive Committee Actions

Whereas, the U-C Senate at its October 29, 2001, meeting was told by the Urbana-Champaign Senate Executive Committee (SEC) that the Senate could make no amendments to the wording of a proposed Statute change, contrary to Senate By-Laws,

Whereas, the SEC then communicated a proposed change to President Stukel on SEC stationery, thereby making that communication an official one on behalf of the U-C Sen-ate urging a change in the action taken by the Senate,

Whereas, the content of that communication was not reported to the Senate as part of its routine monthly SEC report to the Senate, even though the SEC had ample time to make its position on this matter known to the Senate,

Whereas, the SEC is a body created by the Senate to act on behalf of the Senate,

Be It Therefore Resolved, that it is the sense of the Urbana-Champaign Senate that

1. the Senate Executive Committee is not authorized to prevent the Senate from making amendments to any matter that may come before it for consideration,

2. the Senate Executive Committee refrain from engaging in communications with the University Administration and/or the Board of Trustees that modify actions taken by the Senate,

3. the Senate Executive Committee report to the Senate all communications with the University Administration and/or the Board of Trustees on substantive matters that are or have been before the Senate.

Senator Harry H. Hilton, ENGR 01-2
Senator Peter A. Loeb, LAS 14-3