Bylaws (LSC)

Revised 16 February 2018

Section 1. Name

The name of this body shall be the Lecturer Steering Committee (LSC) of the American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), Local 6075, Wayne State University Chapter.


Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the interests of higher education and to advance the standards, ideals, and welfare of the Lecturers and Senior Lecturers of Wayne State University.


Section 3. Membership

All Lecturers and Senior Lecturers who are members of the AAUP-AFT at Wayne State University shall be members of the LSC.


Section 4. Board of Officers
  1. Positions
  1. The Committee shall have a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and four (4) Members-at-Large.
  2. The Officers listed in section 4.A.1 shall constitute the Board of Officers of the LSC
  1. Qualifications
Any Lecturer, who is a dues-paying member of AAUP-AFT may serve as an Officer of the LSC.
  1. Election Procedure
  1. Each officer will be elected by the membership of the Lecturer Steering Committee for a two (2) year term.
  2. Elections shall take place no later than the end of April of any year in which an office will be vacated by the completions of an officer’s term or the vacancy of an office occurring for any other reason than the end of a term of office.
  3. Voting for open offices will be done through a private, non-public vote, with a confidential ballot communicated by mail or e-mail.
  4. The Chair, Vice-Chair and two (2) Members-at-Large shall be elected in even numbered years. The Secretary and two (2) Members-at-Large shall be elected in odd numbered years. For the first year, all positions will be elected. 2 at-large will be elected to 1 year term and the secretary to a 1 year terms, with staggered years of election following.
  5. The Board of Officers of the LSC shall solicit nominations for officers according to the procedures established by the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075. The AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, shall present a slate of candidates to the LSC for voting.


Section 5. Duties of Officers
  1. Chair
  1. Preside over all meetings of the LSC and LSC Board of Officers as a voting member
  2. Prepare agendas for all meetings in consultation with the Board of Officers of the LSC
  3. Serve as the spokesperson for the LSC
  4. Perform any other duties as prescribed by the LSC, so long as those duties do not conflict with the bylaws of the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, WSU Chapter
  5. Initiate an orderly transition of the outgoing and incoming Officers of the LSC.
  6. Serve as Ex-Officio member of the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, WSU Chapter Executive Board
  1. Vice-Chair
  1. Serve as an aide to the Chair
  2. Attend LSC Board of Officers meetings
  3. Represent the Chair upon request
  4. Preside at LSC Board of Officers meetings when the Chair is absent or when called upon by the Chair
  5. Perform any other duties as prescribed by the LSC, so long as those duties do not conflict with the bylaws of the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, WSU Chapter
  1. Secretary
  1. Attend LSC Board of Officers meetings
  2. Record minutes of the LSC Board of Officer meetings and LSC membership meetings
  3. Maintain official membership roll of the LSC
  4. Initiate notices to all members of meetings and facilitate all general correspondence between the Board of Officers and LSC
  5. Perform any other duties as prescribed by the LSC, so long as those duties do not conflict with the bylaws of the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, WSU Chapter
  1. Members-at-Large (4)
  1. Attend LSC Board of Officers meetings
  2. Perform any other duties as prescribed by the LSC, so long as those do not conflict with the bylaws of the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, WSU Chapter


Section 6. Terms of Office

Each term of office shall be for two (2) years, and shall begin on June 1st and shall end on May 31st. The initial term of the Chair, Vice-Chair, and two (2) Members-at-large shall begin in March 2018 and shall end on May 31st, 2020. The initial term of the Secretary and two (2) Members-at-Large shall begin in March 2018 and end on May 31st, 2019.


Section 7. Filling Vacancies

Vacancies may be filled by special election, as determined by the Board of Officers, for the remainder of the current term. Once the Board of Officers has determined the need for a special election to fill a vacancy, the Board of Officers shall solicit nominations according to the procedures established by the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075 as soon as possible. The AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, shall present a list of candidates to the Lecturer Steering Committee for voting.


Section 8. Meetings

A. General Membership Meetings of the LSC shall be held a minimum of once per year. If necessary, additional meetings may be called by the Board of Officers.

B. The Board of Officers shall meet at least twice during each Fall term and each Winter term

C. Board of Officers Quorum: A quorum of the Board of Officers is at least four Officers, including either the Chair or Vice Chair


Section 9. Parliamentary Authority

Meetings shall be conducted according to Roberts Rules of Order


Section 10. Revision of the LSC Bylaws

Any revisions to these bylaws shall be proposed by the LSC Board of Officers upon a recorded motion with discussion and vote.  The proposed changes shall be shared with the AAUP-AFT, Local 675 Executive Board for approval before being provided to the LSC membership.   The Board of Officers shall provide LSC members at least two (2) weeks notice of the proposed changes prior to the General Membership Meeting at which the LSC will discuss the proposed changes.  The Board of Officers shall initiate a vote on the proposed changes within two (2) weeks following the General Membership Meeting at which the proposed changes are considered.  Revisions to the Bylaws require approval by a simple majority of the LSC membership using a secure email ballot.