12.2 Board of Student Media
The Board of Student Media shall act as advisor to the editorial staffs of the Oredigger, High Grade, Mines Internet Radio and to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in matters pertaining to student media. Specific duties of the board shall include advising the USG regarding the appointment and removal of the editors of the above organizations, reviewing the staffing levels of the above organizations, advising the editors/managers of the above organizations regarding all contractual and budget matters, and providing advice on the Student Publications Policies set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of USG.
The appointed membership of the Board of Student Media shall consist of one at-large member of the USG; one member of the USG Executive Council; four academic faculty members; and one administrative faculty member. Additionally, the editors of the Oredigger, High Grade and Mines Internet Radio shall serve as voting, ex officio members of the board. The advisors of the Oredigger, High Grade, and Mines Internet Radio; the Director of Communications or designee; and the Treasurer of USG shall serve as non-voting, ex officio members of the board.
12.2.3 Method of Operation
The Board of Student Media shall elect one of the voting members listed in paragraph 12.2.2 above to serve as its chairperson. The board shall meet at least once per month during the fall and spring semesters. Upon the provision of reasonable notice to the membership, special meetings may be called at any time by the chairperson, or by the USG Executive Council member serving on the board. At least seven voting members must be present at a meeting to constitute a quorum sufficient to permit the board to conduct its business. A majority vote of members present at a meeting shall be required for any action taken at the meeting to constitute an official act of the board. All disputed procedural issues that arise regarding the conduct of the meetings of the board shall be resolved according to the most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
12.2.4 Method of Appointment
The at-large member of USG and the member of the USG Executive Council shall be nominated by USG and appointed by the President. The academic faculty board members shall be nominated by the Faculty Senate and appointed by the President. The administrative faculty board member shall be nominated by the Administrative Faculty Council and appointed by the President.
12.2.5 Terms of Appointment
The student board members shall serve one-year terms. The academic faculty board members shall serve staggered two-year terms. The administrative faculty board member shall serve for a two-year term. All terms of appointment to the board shall be calculated on an academic year basis, rather than on a calendar year basis.