Motion SF08/09-2 - To ratify all past acts of the University Senate

Preamble: The Oregon Department of Justice opinion (OP-6735) concludes that the delegation of authority from the statutory faculty to the University Senate cannot be clearly established. To ensure that the motions and resolutions that have been passed by the University Senate carry the authority of the statutory faculty, it is prudent for the statutory faculty to ratify all of the past acts of the University Senate.

Whereas, The statutory faculty delegates its authority to the University Senate,

And, whereas, The past acts of the University Senate should carry the full and unambiguous delegated authority of the statutory faculty,

Be it moved that, The Statutory Faculty hereby ratifies all past acts of the University Senate and Assembly.


Legislative History
  1. This was considered at the 6 May 2009 meeting of the Statuatory Faculty. The final words "and Assembly" were an amendment to the original wording. It was passed as amended.

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