Each year the Speaker of the Faculty Senate will convene a minimum of three plenary meetings of the university faculty. In the fall semester, one shall occur when the Speaker invites the President to make a "State of the University" address. Additionally, the Speaker will convene regular plenary meetings to receive reports from the Dean of Undergraduates, the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Registrar, and when necessary, the University Committee for Examinations and Standing Committee, to approve the candidates for graduation.
The speaker, with the approval of the Executive Committee, or the president may call additional regular meetings of the university faculty in plenary session to serve as sounding boards on important, transcendent issues affecting the university. Any votes taken at such regular meetings would be advisory to the Senate. In addition, a petition signed by fifty voting members of the faculty shall require the speaker to convene a special meeting of the university faculty in plenary session to discuss a specific matter.