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  1. Composition. The College of Education Leadership Council consists of the Dean, Associate Deans, and Department Heads. The President of the Faculty Senate is considered a full participant and voting member of the Leadership Council when matters of shared authority are on the agenda. Others may be invited to attend portions of meetings on an ad hoc basis as appropriate. The Dean serves as Chair of the Council.
  2. Purpose. The Leadership Council functions to (a) advise and assist the Dean on matters where the Dean has primary authority and on matters that concern more than one Department and matters of college-wide concern, (b) develop and implement administrative policies and procedures in areas where the COE Leadership Council has primary authority, such as personnel matters and budget, (c) provide feedback and input on matters where the Faculty Senate has primary authority, and (d) advise and assist the Dean on matters that concern more than one Department and matters of college-wide concern.
  3. Meetings. The Leadership Council ordinarily meets twice a month during the academic year and at least monthly during the summer with exceptions as needed for holidays and other scheduling issues. Any member of the Leadership Council can request a special meeting.
  4. Agenda Setting. The Dean shall set the initial agenda for the COE Leadership Council 24 hours prior to the meeting based, in part, on the outcome of the monthly meeting of the Dean, the Senate President, the Senate President-Elect, and a Department Head. The agenda will be distributed to members of the COE Leadership Council and COE faculty. Any member of the COE Leadership Council can suggest additional items for the agenda or can request that items be postponed or eliminated. Faculty or staff members may contact their department head or Faculty Senator to request to attend a meeting to present agenda items of interest to the College by contacting the Dean.
  5. Minutes. The minutes of all Leadership Council meetings will be distributed to members of the COE Leadership Council and COE faculty. Given that the University of Georgia Statutes vest authority for governance of the College in the Dean and recognizing a commitment to a system of shared governance, there may be times when unresolved disagreement occurs among the Dean, the COE Leadership Council, and/or the Faculty Senate over issues. In the event of such a disagreement in a matter where the Leadership Council has primary authority, the views of each party shall be reflected in the minutes of the COE Leadership Council.
  6. Absences. All members of the COE Leadership Council are expected to inform the Dean of pending absences. Where needed, provision can be made for those absent to have input into decisions, but no substitute or proxy will be sent to attend meetings missed.
  7. Quorum. A majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum.