FACULTY SENATE ELECTIONS
Annual elections to the Faculty Senate and Faculty Council are conducted in the Spring semester. The Faculty Senate, composed of representatives of all academic units of the University, serves as the principal channel of communication between rank and file faculty members and the central administration of the University. Members may discuss and take a position on any subject of University concern, and may recommend policies on these matters to the President. The Senate meets three times per semester throughout the academic year.
The Faculty Council is a smaller body, composed of elected Faculty Senators. It meets to discuss issues of current importance, and to prepare action suggestions for submission to the Faculty Senate.
In Spring 2013, elections will be held for Faculty Senate vacancies in the Colleges of Business, Dentistry, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences (Groups I, II, and III), and Medicine. Elections will be held for Faculty Council vacancies in the Colleges of Business, Dentistry, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Medicine.
For the purposes of Faculty Senate Elections, Graduate College and University College faculty are assigned to CLAS Group II.
Please note that Faculty Senate uses the CLAS groupings in effect prior to the recent realignment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The election follows a three-part process: (1) Nomination of prospective senators; (2) Election to the Senate; and (3) Election of Faculty Councilors from the list of Senators in the colleges holding elections. Election of Faculty Senate officers is a separate process conducted during an active meeting of the Senate at the end of the academic year.
Active involvement in this process helps ensure the vitality of faculty self-governance. We encourage you to participate in nominating and selecting your representatives to the Faculty Senate and Faculty Council.
The timeline for this year's election is as follows:
January 25 - February 2
Faculty Senate nominations sought
March 1 - March 9
March 29 - April 6
Faculty will receive emails prompting them to participate in the 2013 Faculty Senate electronic election process.
The Faculty Senate nomination process begins Friday, January 25, at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Saturday, February 2, at midnight.
Nominators should ensure the person they nominate is willing to serve. Those with the most nominations will appear on the ballots for the Faculty Senate election that begins on March 1.
(2) FACULTY SENATE ELECTIONS:
The Faculty Senate election period begins Friday, March 1, at 8:00 am and ends Saturday, March 9, at midnight.
(3) FACULTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS:
Once the Faculty Senate elections are complete, elections for Faculty Councilors will get underway. Faculty within the colleges with active elections only will be allowed to vote for their Council representatives. The Faculty Council election period begins Friday, March 29, at 8:00 am, and ends on Saturday, April 6, at midnight.
Contact Laura Zaper (email@example.com), 335-0617, with questions.