Rules Committee Information

Rules Committee

The Rules Committee is the guardian of the faculty rules. The rules are a part of the Ohio Administrative Code, and proposals to change the rules must be vetted by the rules committee, in collaboration with other committees, including faculty council. The specific rule language must be finalized by the committee before any rule change is proposed to the University Senate for approval.


Chair, 2023-2024

Jared Gardner

Committee Members

Member Source Term Expires
Jared Gardner Faculty Council 2024
Sara Watson Faculty Council 2024
Valarie Williams Faculty Council 2025
Maria Coyle Faculty Council 2025
Robert Hughes Faculty Council 2026
Susan Gershman Faculty Council 2026
Julius McIntyre USG 2024
Ben McKinley CGS 2024
Joe Malinger IPC 2024
Kevin Petrilla USAC 2025
Ben Givens Senate Secretary

Rule 3335-5-47.3 Rules Committee

The rules committee shall consist of eleven members.

  1. Six faculty senators appointed by the executive committee of the faculty council
  2. Three students.
    1. One graduate student.
    2. One professional student.
    3. One undergraduate student.
  3. One staff senator, appointed by the university staff advisory committee.
  4. One administrator. The secretary of the university senate.
  1. Be responsible, in cooperation with the secretary of the university senate, for the monitoring of the "Rules of the University Faculty" and of all statutes and bylaws pertaining to the senate.
  2. Ensure that all published rules and bylaws within the senate's purview are up to date, and recommend their republication at such intervals as may be desirable.
  3. Make recommendations for the revision of the procedural rules of the senate.
  4. Before senate action, the committee shall receive all proposed new rules and changes in existing rules. It shall review them and recommend such editorial or other changes it deems necessary to avoid conflict with other rules, to enhance clarity and precision, and to avoid ambiguity.
  5. Initiate rules or changes in existing rules and recommend them to the steering committee for scheduling for senate action.

As an organizing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-47 of the Administrative Code.

(Board approval dates: 5/1/1986, 7/11/1986, 2/5/1988, 2/4/1993, 11/4/1994, 5/3/1996, 2/2/2001, 6/7/2005, 5/14/2010, 6/6/2014, 5/31/2019)