1. When a NOTICE OF MOTION is made, the motion is the property of the makers and no debate of the motion in the senate is proper.
2. The motion becomes the PROPERTY OF THE SENATE when it is moved and seconded and presented to the senate by the president (can be done by putting it on the screen)
2A. At this time the motion is up for debate and the maker of the motion is given the floor to make her or his case first. Then the president of the senate recognizes others to debate the issues.
2A1. When a senator has the floor, he or she may move to amend the MAIN MOTION. If there is a second, the debate is on the AMENDMENT to the main motion. Similarly an amendment to the amendment may be moved, seconded and debated but never a third level of amendments. (It gets too messy and the amendments already moved must be settled. Then a new round of amendments may begin, if necessary)
2A2. FRIENDLY AMENDMENT: The so-called friendly amendment must be unanimously agreed to by the whole senate. This is because once the main motion has been moved, seconded and presented to the senate, it is the property of the senate and can no longer be changed by the mover of the motion. If ANY senator disagrees with the proposed friendly amendment, it must be voted on by the whole body after there has been a chance to discuss its merits. If you have a good idea for an amendment to the main motion, move to amend as in section 2A1 above. It is often quicker and less confusing. Friendly amendments are typically useful only when minor changes are proposed (slight changes in wording that do not substantially change the main motion) and unanimous agreement is likely.
3. When the president of the senate decides either the debate has wound down or time has run out, she or he calls for the vote. It is not necessary (and often confusing) to move the previous question [move to end debate and vote] before voting on amendments or the main motion. Each level of amendment is voted on before voting on the MAIN MOTION as amended (if the amendments pass).
3A. If a senator has the floor (recognized by the president) he or she may move the previous question (to end discussion and vote) if she or he feels the debate has gone on too long. It must be seconded and is not subject to debate.
The following information is taken from Minutes of the June 1992Assembly meeeting. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC COMMITTEE. A. The University of Oregon's Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (IAC) shall:
1. be authorized to make recommendations concerning all aspects of intercollegiate athletic policy;
2. provide advice and consultation to the Athletic Director, the Vice President for Administration, and the President concerning any and all aspects of intercollegiate athletics;
3. be a faculty committee;
4. meet at regularly scheduled intervals;
5. set meeting agendas by the chair consulting with IAC members and the Athletic Director;
6. receive no perquisites or favors which might compromise their objectivity;
7. provide faculty and student oversight and input to intercollegiate athletics;
8. aid understanding of intercollegiate athletics among faculty and students;
9. be accountable directly to the University Senate; and
10. submit an annual report to the President of the University Senate at the end of each academic year which summarizes IAC activities during the year. The University Senate may direct the IAC to address particulatr issues (such as budget issues, law and compliance issues, and student athletes' welfare) in these reports.