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Council of 1890's Universities Rule of Operation

ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE
ARTICLE II. INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE III. ORGANIZATION
ARTICLE IV. COMMITTEE STRUCTURE OF THE COUNCIL
ARTICLE V. MEETINGS
ARTICLE VI. ELECTIONS
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE

The purpose of the Council of 1890 Universities is to represent collectively the interests of 1890 land-grant institutions including Tuskegee University, University of the District of Columbia and the University of the Virgin Islands. The Council seeks to maintain, insure and increase funding, to present a unified approach for presentation of views regrading these institutions and to serve as a forum to share ideas and resources. The Council works with other 1890 associations in developing a comprehensive agenda for APLU regarding congressional and federal policies and programs impacting 1890 institutions.

The Council focuses on the following major concerns:

Creating new initiatives and strengthening existing federal policies and programs that may broaden opportunities to engage 1890s in the continued advancement of agricultural sciences and related disciplines. Increase the quality and quantity of resources for the enhancement of research, teaching and extension programs. Broaden the range of resources available to the 1890 community at the state and federal level, while strengthening the mission of 1890 colleges/universities.

Drawing on the experience and insights of a broad cross-section of the higher education community, the Council fosters communication within and beyond APLU. The work of the Council helps to link the 1890s to comparable institutions within APLU's membership.

ARTICLE II. INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The Council shall include the presidents/chancellors of 1890 institutions including Tuskegee University as well as the presidents/chancellors of the University of the District of Columbia and the University of the Virgin Islands, as associate members.

ARTICLE III. ORGANIZATION

Section l. Structure
The governing body of the Council shall consist of an executive committee. The executive committee shall be made up of the chair, chair-elect, past chair and any other members appointed by the chair. Terms of the executive committee of the Council shall be three years. The executive committee shall establish standing and ad hoc committees as it deems appropriate.

The Council shall develop its own policies and practices governing the nomination and election of officers, and its administrative relationship with the Board of Directors of APLU.

Section 2. Officers
The officers of the executive committee of the Council shall be:
*Chair
*Chair-elect
*Past chair
These officers shall be ex-officio members of all committees of the Council. The chair in consultation with the Council shall (1) call meetings of the executive committee and the Council; (2) establish an agenda and preside at meetings of the executive committee and the Council; and (3) appoint chairs and members of standing and ad hoc committees as appropriate.

The chair-elect shall be elected every three years by members of the Council and shall succeed to the chair and past-chair. The chair-elect shall be responsible for planning the annual meeting and/or program in conjunction with the program committee of the Council.

Section 3. Council Executive Committee
The Council's Rules of Operation shall be established by its
executive committee and approved by the Council.

The executive committee of the Council shall consist of the following elected officers:
*Chair
*Chair-Elect
*Past chair

The primary responsibility of the executive committee shall be to develop a national agenda reflecting the major interests and goals of the Council.

The executive committee shall be responsible for communicating the policies and programs of the Council to all committees, 1890 associations and other policy making bodies of APLU. The chair of the Council shall serve as the Council's representative on the Board of Directors of APLU for a period of three years consistent with APLU's bylaws and practices.

ARTICLE IV. COMMITTEE STRUCTURE OF THE COUNCIL

Section 1. Appointment
Terms on a standing or ad hoc committee shall not exceed three years. In consultation with the executive committee, the chair of the Council is authorized to established standing and ad hoc committees as necessary to carry out the purposes and mission of the Council.

Chairs and members of standing and ad hoc committees shall be appointed by the chair of the Council, including the nominating and program committees.

Section 2. Council Committee
Nominating Committee
The nominating committee shall recommend nominees for officers of the Council.
Program Committee

The program committee shall plan and implement meeting and program activities of the Council, including the summer meetings and Council meeting/program at the annual meeting of APLU.

The executive committee of the Council shall establish other standing and ad hoc committees as appropriate.

Section 3. Reports
The standing and ad hoc committees shall make reports annually to the Council on program and policy initiatives.

ARTICLE V. MEETINGS

Section 1. Meetings of the Council
The Council shall hold a summer meeting and an annual meeting/program in conjunction with APLU's annual meeting and shall meet on other occasions as deemed appropriate. The purpose of the summer meeting is to share ideas and expertise in conjunction with other 1890 associations and the leadership of public and private enterprises central to advancing the 1890 mission. The purpose of the annual meetings shall be to establish and formalize a national agenda of the Council including activities central to carrying out congressional and federal relations. The annual meeting of the Council shall include members of the executive, standing and ad hoc committees and members of the Council.

Section 2. Rules
Meetings of all bodies within the Council shall be conducted in accordance with the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order.

ARTICLE VI. ELECTIONS

The nominating committee shall recommend candidates to the Council and conduct an election every three years. The election shall be conducted in accordance with policies and procedures as stipulated in the Rules of Operation and consistent with APLU's bylaws.

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS

These Rules of Operation shall be amended by a two-thirds majority of the Council. Members of the Council shall be notified in writing at least thirty (30) days in advance of intent to amend the Rules of Operation. 

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