Administrative Council By-laws
- The Student Body Administrative Council (SBAC) is responsible for helping to shape the future of Clemson University. The Council will evaluate and provide student-oriented feedback to the long-term plans and priorities considered by the Administrative Council. The Council will remove biases in order to place the future enhancement of Clemson University as its paramount objective. The council will also act with prudence and foresight with regards to student life, of which all members must have a comprehensive understanding.
- SBAC Apportionment:
- The SBAC will
be comprised of nine voting members. These members will be chosen in accordance with the parameters outlined
The nine-member body will be comprised of four
permanent members and five appointed members.
At least one appointed member must be a graduate
student. However, the Graduate Student Body President can waive this
requirement for a single term.
The four permanent members will be the Undergraduate
Student Senate President, and the Undergraduate Student Treasurer.
Following the initial appointments, it will be the
responsibility of the outgoing appointed member to nominate his or her
successor when the position is vacated.
Nominations for successors must be submitted after the
passage of the cabinet confirmation bill and before graduation. The successors
for the five appointed positions must be approved by a 2/3 vote of the nine
outgoing SBAC members and a majority vote by both the Undergraduate and
- Guidelines if a position is vacated during the regular
The vacating member will nominate his or her desired
- The remaining eight members must approve the nomination
by a majority vote.
- Positions in Council
Chair. The chair will be responsible for coordinating
meeting times, creating a timeline that corresponds to the schedule of he
Administrative Council, and facilitating efficient business meetings. The chair
is also responsible for delegating work to members of the committee.
Vice-Chair. The Vice-Chair will be responsible for
recording the decisions and rationale on the SBAC. If for any reason the Chair
is unable to attend the meeting, The Vice-Chair will assume responsibilities of
All positions will be selected through a nomination
process as the first order of business during the first meeting. If more than
one member is nominated then a nominee must receive a majority vote to be
The SBAC must hold its first meeting no later than the
first week of September.
meetings will follow the parliamentary procedures outlined in the most recent
edition of Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
Administrative Council will submit strategic plan information for student
input. Upon submission of material, the Administrative Council will establish a
date when the evaluation must be complete and the findings presented.
Information. Any policy that the Administrative Council identifies as
restricted information must be labeled as such when submitted to the SBAC. When
discussing restricted topics, the SBAC is required to enter into executive
the SBAC enters into the evaluation period, the chair will create a timeline of
when certain material must be reviewed and discussed so that all material is
evaluated by the deadline established by the Administrative Council.
The timeline must be approved by a majority vote of the
Meetings must be arranged in congruence with the
the conclusion of the evaluation period, the council must write a detailed
report of its findings and suggestions, as well as a visual presentation to
make to the Administrative Council and both the Undergraduate and Graduate
after the evaluation period
The SBAC must produce two reports.
- Written report. This must be a detailed report that
includes discussion of all projects submitted to the Administrative Council and
the Undergraduate and Graduate Senates.
Visual presentation. This is a brief report to be
presented in front of the full Administrative Council and the Undergraduate and
Graduate Senates. This report should highlight projects and issues that the
SBAC found to be of particular importance.
The written report and presentation are to be given to
the Undergraduate and Graduate Senates prior to the deadline established by the
Administrative Council. No more than three members are to present the report.
- The Chair will appoint three presenters.
- Informal Procedures
the year, outside of the formal strategic planning period, the Administrative
Council is encouraged to present issues to the SBAC for its input. Upon
submission of informal issues, the Administrative Council will inform the SBAC
of the date when evaluation must be completed.
the exception of the development of a timeline, the same procedures for formal
session apply for informal sessions.
times will be at the discretion of the Chair rather than in congruence with the
SBAC must have a report and presentation ready for the Administrative Council
by the date requested by the Administrative Council.
- Ratification and Amendments
These by-laws will take effect upon approval by a
majority vote of the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Senates.
Amendments to these by-laws may be proposed by any
member of the SBAC at a formal meeting.
The SBAC must pass any amendments by a two-thirds (2/3)
In order to take effect, amendments must be approved by
identical resolutions passed by both the Undergraduate and Graduate Student