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Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Bylaws

Article I.     Name

  1. The name of the organization shall be Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (hereafter referred to as MRRC in this document).

Article II.     Purpose

“3.4.2 The committee shall be charged with the responsibility of assisting search committees to recruit members of minorities and other protected groups who are least represented in the bargaining unit ranks at the respective university, consistent with the principles of Affirmative Action; to assist the university in retaining such members; and to engage in such other actions as will effectuate the above purposes including the possibility of travel, mentoring, support for obtaining appropriate credentials, etc.  When mentoring is arranged and if the committee so recommends, a mentor may be provided one (1) load credit per semester for this purpose.  During the life of this Agreement, no campus committee may recommend more than one (1) load credit per one-hundred (100) full-time members or fraction thereof during any semester” (CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining agreement).

Article III.     Membership, Chair, & Treasurer

  1. A.MRRC membership will consist of the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action (ex-officio) and four (4) teaching faculty, including at least one from each School :
    1. Ancell School of Business
    2. Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
    3. School of Professional Studies
    4. School of Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Appointment to the MRRC
    1. The University President will appoint members to the MRRC, with the advice and consent of the AAUP Chapter President.
    2. To establish memberships, each committee member shall be appointed to a three-year term.
  3.  Each spring, the Committee shall elect a Chair to serve for a period of two years.

Article IV.     Meetings and Activities

  1. The MRRC will hold one meeting each semester. Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary.
  2. The chair may cancel meetings if there are no agenda items to discuss.
  3. A quorum will consist of a majority of the MRRC membership (3).
  4. Minutes.
    1. The Recorder’s duties will be rotated in alphabetical order.
    2. Minutes will be distributed electronically to committee members.
    3. A vote of Approval of Minutes will be taken at the next scheduled meeting.
    4. The Recorder will revise the minutes and send them to the MRRC Chair for archiving.

Article V. Voting

  1. Each faculty member of the MRRC will have one vote.
  2. Approval of material will be by majority vote of the quorum.
  3. The MRRC chair will be allowed to vote on all issues.

Article VI.     Faculty Eligibility for MRRC Services

  1. The MRRC assists “search committees to recruit minorities and other protected groups who are least represented in the bargaining unit ranks at the respective university, consistent with the principles of Affirmative Action” (CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement 3.4.2).
  2. “Funds may be used for any incidental expenses directly related to recruiting, assisting and retaining minority full-time members until the final tenure decision” (CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement 3.4.4).

Article VII.     Proposal Submission and Approval

  1. Funding is available for recruitment and retention.  For retention, a maximum of $1,200 may be granted to any individual tenure-track fulltime faculty member.
  2. The MRRC will be responsible for review and approval of all proposals.
  3. Consult the MRRC website for policies and procedures.

Article VIII.     Disbursement of Funds

  • Once approved by the MRRC, funds will be disbursed to the applicants through the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action whose director will serve as the financial manager of the MRRC accounts.  The financial manager will submit a complete accounting of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance to members of the MRRC within 30 days of the end of each fiscal year.