ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of the Committee shall be the Physics Staff Advisory Committee (PSAC.)
ARTICLE II: MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the PSAC is to address issues of importance to Physics staff; to give timely feedback and make recommendations to the Chair; to facilitate communication within the Department; and to build community among Physics staff and faculty.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
This Committee is composed of six Physics Department staff members from each department. Members are appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Physics Executive Committee (Vice Chairs and Administrative Management Team) to two-year staggered terms. Care will be taken in committee appointments to assure a balance over time of representatives from all parts of the staff.
The Committee meets with the Chair at least once each Semester during autumn and spring semesters to raise, discuss, and make recommendations to the Chair on non-academic concerns and issues. The Committee also facilitates communication on behalf of and among members of the Physics staff and the ASC Staff Advisory Committee.
Vacancies will be filled by appointment of the Chair.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
A Chair and Vice Chair will be selected by the committee to serve a one-year, renewable term in April of each year. An exception is the inaugural year, when the Department Chair has appointed the PSAC Chair.
ARTICLE V: MEETINGS
Section 1. Frequency
The committee will meet on a quarterly basis at minimum, monthly if they prefer, and will arrange to meet with the Chair once per semester.
Section 2. Quorum
A quorum shall consist of the Chair or Vice-Chair and a simple majority of the entire membership.
Section 3. Special Meetings
The Chair shall be authorized to call special meetings. The purpose of the meeting will be stated in the call. Except in the case of an emergency, five (5) business days notice shall be given to all members.
Section 4. Special Events
Members are expected to participate, as fully as possible, in PSAC events.
ARTICLE VI: SPECIAL PROJECTS
Ad hoc subcommittees to address special issues can be formed at the discretion of the PSAC Chair. The Chair of an ad hoc subcommittee shall be a Committee member. At the discretion of the Chair, activities of the subcommittees can be presented to the PSAC Committee for review.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Committee by a two-thirds majority vote. Suggested amendments must be distributed to full committee no later than three working days prior to the next meeting.