It is important that everyone knows the basic rules. It means there is a democratic rule, flexibility, protection of all rights, and a fair hearing for everyone.
I. Call to Order
The chairperson says, “The meeting will please come to order.
(Members will say ‘present’ or signal they are present when their names are called.)
III. Adoption of the Agenda and Minutes
IV. Reports of Officers
III. Report of Committees
Reports are given first by the standing, then campus-wide, and ad-hoc.)
VI. Special Orders
(Important business previously designated for consideration at the meeting.)
VII. Old Business
(Business left over from the previous meeting.)
VIII. New Business
(Introduction of any new topics to be considered)
IX. Open Forum
(Informing the Senate of other subjects, announcements and upcoming events.)