Committee Structure and Operations
Graduate and Initial Preparation Appeals Committee
Membership & Terms
Membership selection: Departmental representatives on college statutory and standing committees are elected by the faculty or appointed by the department head of the individual departments. The Dean may appoint ex-officio members.
Meetings: The committee will meet face-to-face at least once per semester and other meetings
will be schedule as a function of the required business. Electronic meetings and votes are
permitted as necessary.
Meeting Protocol: Use Robert's Newly Revised Rules of Order 11Th Edition—
see COEHS's abbreviated rules.
Quorum: A quorum shall be a simple majority of the committee.
Voting: A plurality is sufficient to decide. A record of the vote is included in the Minutes. The chair will vote in cases of a tie. No proxies are permitted. Persons should abstain from voting and discussion on issues in which they have a direct personal interest "not common to other members" (see Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised 11th Edition, p. 407-408, for more detailed explanation). Electronic voting is permitted as long as the total number of ballots cast constitutes a "quorum."
Subcommittees: The committee has the authority to create subcommittees to explore and report on issues or complete specialized tasks. Although the membership of a subcommittee must have at least one committee member other members may be drawn from individuals with other areas of expertise.
Minutes: The committee will keep substantive minutes or recordings of their deliberations. Copies of committee minutes, reports, proposals, recommendations, and all other documents are to be filed.
James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education & Human Services
301 Baytree Road
Valdosta, GA 31698
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Phone: 229.333.5925
- Fax: 229.333.7167